I Love Best Buy!

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I WON A HUGE GIFT from BEST BUY! Like HUGE!!! Best Buy has a new wedding registry within their stores and during Blogher this summer they had a booth featuring the new wedding registry. Each day they had celebrities stop by their booth for photo opps. If you tweeted you could possibly win one of the prizes featured in their booth and one person would win everything in the booth. The whole enchilada! And I love enchiladas!

That moment when Kenny Lattimore proposes to you. Priceless!

That moment when Kenny Lattimore proposes to you. Priceless!

I was completely obsessed with how cute these chairs and sofa were in their booth. Love!

I was completely obsessed with how cute these chairs and sofa were in their booth. Love!

My hubby and I had been dying to try the Nespresso. I personally think it’s because of his love for Penelope Cruz. So when I tweeted I always mentioned Nespresso because that’s what I was hoping to win. Shortly after the conference I got an email asking me for some information and that I might be a potential winner from Best Buy. Yippee! A Nespresso! Boy was I surprised when I received a follow up email that I won the whole enchilada. Like the enchilada platter! My hubby and I were at dinner when I found out and we both freaked out. I was sooooo excited.

So what did I win you ask?

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Are you drooling? I know, right? CRAZY! The TV arrived just in time for football season (mind you I know nothing about football) as well as the MLB playoffs, so my hubby was thrilled (as well as my neighbors). I arranged for the Geek Squad to come install it. That was part of my winnings for them to install but I had them bring a mount for our wall and we moved another TV to another location. I paid for those services out of pocket but I have to tell you, the cost was FAR less than that of quotes I received from electricians. We wanted to have a TV mounted in our bedroom (well I did, someone hates a TV in the bedroom) but the cable had to be run from the attic. Best Buy did it all at a super low cost. Plus the 2 gentleman that came were so nice, respectful and helpful. They made great recommendations on where to put things and we are absolutely thrilled.

We have used a few of the items already but not all of them. Stay tuned as I will be writing individual posts on these items.

 

*Disclaimer – I was not required to write this post. I did win these items at a conference. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Keep Your Nest Comfortable Year Round with the Nest #ad

6913825an_0For a while my hubby and I had talked about getting the Nest for our home so that we could change our thermostat while we are away. Everyone hates coming home to a hot house or a cold house for that matter. Especially after a long travel day.

So when Best Buy reached out to me to review the Nest I was thrilled. Not only did they send me a Nest but they sent me a Netgear Nighthawk DST Router as well so I never have a dead spot in my home.

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Let me talk about the Nest first. It’s pretty. I mean really pretty and super sleek. As I mentioned above I love that I can change my thermostat from anywhere. It also learns your habits and adjusts accordingly. It’s super smart! This helps save energy and money. It recognizes when you are home and away. When I walk past the Nest it lights up for a moment and lets it know I am home. How cool is that? It is super easy to set up too. There is an app for you to download which allows you to control the temperature. The app allows you to see all your energy usage which is really cool.

The Netgear Nighthawk DST Router is also a nice new treat as well. We have a few dead spots in our home and right outside of our home. So now I am able to work on my front porch or back porch without losing a signal or Wi-Fi which is so annoying.

I love that our home is becoming super tech savvy. I guess it makes sense since we are but it really is pretty cool that we have so many devices in our home that we are able to control via an app on our phone. (Stay tuned because I have a few articles coming up about other awesome devices for our home.)

 

*Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

MOTHER’S DAY MUST-HAVES FROM DELL – FOR ALL KINDS OF MOMS

When Mother’s Day calls for creative gifting, Dell offers a wide array of laptops, tablets, all-in-one desktop devices and accessories to make mom’s life sweeter.  Whether she needs an easier way to organize her recipes, a tool for redecorating her home, or a mobile device as versatile as her busy schedule, Dell has the perfect gift that will become an essential part of mom’s life every day long after the holiday, remaining a constant symbol of the love and appreciation she receives from her nearest and dearest.

 

FOR THE CREATIVE, CULINARY-INCLINED MOTHER

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Dell XPS 18

Give a gift that celebrates mom’s creativity. With the XPS 18, the world’s thinnest and lightest portable all-in-one desktop, a top chef mom can easily channel her daily inspirations into delicious creations. The XPS 18 can be effortlessly transported around the house, whether mom wants to view recipes in the kitchen or jot down tips from her favorite cooking channel in the living room. Not only is this powerhouse portable, its 18.4” full HD touch screen (nearly three times the screen size of an iPad) allows her to quickly navigate and organize her recipes. And once the goods are ready to be presented and enjoyed, she can take selfies and pictures to share with family and friends using the front and rear cameras. After snack time, she can use the device’s built-in feet to transform it into a gaming table, playing digital air hockey with her kids on the touchscreen display. With Windows 8.1 and the latest Intel® Core™ processors, she’ll get all the power of an all-in-one desktop and the portability of a touchscreen device. The XPS 18 has more than 6 hours of battery life and weighs 5 pounds.

Starting price: $799.99

 

FOR THE SAVVY PROFESSIONAL MOTHER

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A CES Innovation Awards 2015 Nominee, and winner of a slew of ‘best of show’ awards, the new XPS 13 isn’t just the smallest 13” laptop on the planet. The notebook also has the world’s first virtually borderless infinity display, along with an optional touchscreen. The size of the computer – fitting a 13-inch display into an 11-inch laptop – makes it great for moms with home offices, while its light weight makes it easy to fit in a briefcase or purse when commuting to and from business meetings. Leading the industry in battery life, the XPS 13 boasts up to 15 hours of run time to keep her going all day long without charging. If the kids get a hold of it, no worries! The Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBTâ„¢ QHD+ display is incredibly scratch-resistant, so no more scuffs caused by handling, cleaning or wiping.

Starting price: $799.99

 

FOR THE ON-THE-GO MOTHER

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This 2-in-1 laptop’s unique convertible form factor makes it the perfect gift for the mom always on-the-go. It combines the powerful performance of a premium laptop with the versatility of a 13.3” tablet to accommodate Mom’s busy and ever-changing schedule. She’ll easily be able to manage her schedule of basketball games and little league, or retouch family photos thanks to a built-in stylus and vibrant Full HD touchscreen display that makes details pop on screen. The Inspiron 13 offers up to a 500GB hybrid hard drive (14 times more storage than a 32GB tablet), providing enough room for all her favorite music, apps and more. She can switch between a laptop for work, and a tablet with a built in stand to edit photos or stream her favorite shows with her family by her side.

Starting price: $549.99

 

While enjoying entertainment features on the Inspiron 13, mom can also stream up to 10 hours of dramatically clear audio with the Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker. The portable, lightweight wireless speaker features a long-lasting rechargeable battery and has a wireless range of 10 meters so she doesn’t have to stay put while listening to music. The speaker’s sleek modern design fits seamlessly in a variety of settings, from the office to the beach. And at less than 7 inches long and weighing less than 1 pound, it easily fits in a backpack or tote bag.

Starting price: $59.99

FOR THE STYLISH DECORATOR MOTHER

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series

The Dell Venue 8 7000 series is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6mm, and the perfect tool for every mother with an eye for style and interior design.  Redecorate the family room with the first tablet to offer the Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot Depth Camera, a depth-mapping device that enables her to capture and measure dimensions in photos without ever picking up a ruler. A 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honoree, the Venue 8 7000 also comes with the Dell Gallery to help her organize and share her own home designs, and most importantly, enjoy them with her family this Mother’s Day.

Starting price: $349.00

Mom can put a fine point on decorating schematics with the Dell Active Stylus, designed to work with the Venue 8 7000 Series and select Dell tablets. The stylus provides better interaction, more precision and improved productivity: whether she is taking notes or sketching pictures, the stylus will give her a more natural and precise way to interact with her tablet.

Starting price: $34.99

 

What are you getting mom for Mother’s Day?

 

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Canon is a great family gift from Best Buy – #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

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Tis the season for holiday photos. All the get togethers, Christmas morning, photos are the best way to preserve those memories.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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My favorite features of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i:
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.
*offer valid 12/7-12/20

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting  a Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

 

*Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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The Top Tech Gifts This Holiday From Best Buy – #HintingSeason

Family_Gifts_5_041115With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

XBOX

Xbox One is the place for games.

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

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JBL:

JBL Charge 2– Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2– Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones–  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

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Santa… this is for you. Are you listening?

Garmin and TomTom

Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

  •        TomTom Go 50s
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free