Sunday, March 7, 2010

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2nd Blogoversary Celebration: Kolobags Laptop Tote Giveaway [CLOSED]

laptop tote contestMarch 7th, 2010 marks 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires' 2nd Blogoversary!

To celebrate, I have partnered with Kolobags to offer my blog readers something especially useful to bloggers . . . a laptop tote! One lucky reader will walk away with one by entering the contest below.

Whether you have a monster of a laptop like mine or a little netbook, you need to protect your computer. Buying a laptop bag is almost like buying a car. There are so many choices out there for styles and colors, not to mention the features offered by each bag inside and out. Also much like a car, we want the bag to protect the precious cargo it transports.

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If you are fashion-conscious, then you will be happy to know that you have options beyond laptop messenger bags, backpacks, and briefcases. If you want to use your own beloved bag and it is roomy enough to house your notebook computer, then you could opt for a laptop sleeve to help buffer your notebook against impact. These sleeves fit laptops with 10" to 17" screens and come in a variety of patterns to fit your personal taste.

The other option is to trade in your handbag for a fashionable, but functional laptop tote. Laptop totes are laptop bags in disguise. You cannot tell they are meant to house a notebook computer until you look inside. I personally would choose one that is roomy enough to throw a clutch bag into or has lots of pockets for your mobile phone and other essentials.

The selection of products offered by Kolobags is not limited to laptop bags, but also includes luggage, camera and iPod cases, diaper bags, and more. Through the end of March 2010, you can save 10% off your Kolobags order when you checkout with Code: garnets10. If your order totals over $50, then it ships for free within the continental U.S.

To keep up with the latest products and promotions from Kolobags, you can follow Kolobags on Twitter and fan Kolobags on Facebook. Kolobags does one monthly drawing each for their Twitter followers and their Facebook fans. The two monthly prizes are $20 gift certificates to shop with on Kolobags! So what are you waiting for?

Later this month, look for my review of this Mobile Edge 17" Laptop Tote. I had come to realize that my widescreen laptop's dimensions were on the large side, but I was very impressed that Kolobags still had several options for me to choose from in just the laptop tote category alone.

Thank you to Kolobags for providing a laptop tote for this contest free of charge.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a 15.4" North/South Laptop Tote by Abbi New York, which retails for $99.95 . (Winner may choose one of the three prints shown below, but the prize is subject to availability.)

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the vast assortment of laptop bags and sleeves offered by Kolobags. Then leave a comment telling me which laptop product suits your needs for both function and fashion. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry EACH, follow Kolobags on Twitter and/or fan Kolobags on Facebook. Remember to leave a separate comment for each (with the link to your Tweet or your Facebook profile) if you complete both.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9) Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

10) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

11) Add my Blogoversary Celebration tag to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!