Giveaway: Nook Color

by Jamie on August 30, 2011

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I don’t necessarily geek out for the latest gadgets – I’m kinda cheap, so it takes a lot of research and debating for me to make a big purchase. Although I’ve been drooling over a new office computer for months, I’m still rocking an uber slow and outdated Gateway – that I threaten to throw out the window at least 4 times a week. It also took me a long while to upgrade to an iPhone, and when eReaders first started hitting the scene, I was one of those to cry, “But I like turning pages!”.

Enter the NOOK Color. I have to admit, I was intrigued. Having wandered past one at a Barnes & Noble, the vivid children’s book playing out before my eyes was pretty exciting. Of course I wanted to know how it would handle cookbooks.

The answer is: phenomenally. It has perfect clarity and beautiful bright pictures on the 7-inch full color touchscreen. And it makes me feel kinda green since I’m saving trees in the process. Plus, when I travel to my Mom’s, Brian’s family, or even on vacation to a place with a kitchen, like we did this summer, I don’t have to lug along my favorite cookbooks and take up valuable real estate in the back of the Edge. They’re all right there – thousands of them available – on my NOOK Color.

I really love how instantaneous the Wi-Fi downloading is and the NOOK Color works with many local library systems. So if there’s simply one recipe I want to try out of a large cookbook, if my local library has it on lend through their e-lending system, I can just “borrow” it for two weeks instead of purchasing the whole book. There’s a lot more that you can doing using Wi-Fi. You can access the enhanced browser to surf the Web and enjoy even more video, interactive and animated content given Adobe Flash Player support.

You might ask if I miss turning pages – but the NOOK Color simulates that! The screen is absolutely beautiful, and even after hours of reading, my eyes were no more fatigued than they would be if I’d been reading a paper book for that long. Plus, because the NOOK Color is back-lit, I no longer have to keep a light on – and Brian up – so this baby was perfect during my obsession with The Hunger Games – reading in bed until 3am was completely acceptable. The NOOK Color also has games (hello, Angry Birds), apps, music, and email so you can access all of your favorite digital accessories at the touch of a button.

The NOOK Color has become a must-have for my kitchen. I really love that I can have thousands of recipes at my fingertips in a truly portable format. I can take it anywhere, but also anywhere in my kitchen. It sits easily within reach for me to cook and bake from on a shelf or the table, and even works in my favorite cookbook holder. I really kinda adore it and I’m pretty certain that you will too. The lovely people at Barnes & Noble have offered to give away a NOOK Color to one lucky MBA reader.

HOW DO YOU WIN?

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Check out the NOOK Book Store on BarnesandNoble.com and leave a comment telling me what your first download would be. Be specific, “a cookbook” will not count as a valid entry.

Want extra entries?

Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 3 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count. Make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count.
Follow @bakingaddiction and @bnbuzz on Twitter and tweet the following statement then come back to this post and tell us you tweeted.

I just entered to win a NOOK Color hosted by @bakingaddiction! Enter here: http://su.pr/Ahcm1H #giveaway
3. Subscribe to My Baking Addiction’s email updates. This is different than the MBA RSS feed! When you click the link, you will see “Get My Baking Addiction Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription

Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Tuesday, September 13th at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 9/17/11 to claim their NOOK Color or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one NOOK Color {$249.00 value}. Product will ship within one week of address confirmation from winner.
-See Official Giveaway Rules

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by Barnes & Noble. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with the NOOK Color. I was given the product(s) free of charge; however, I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review or giveaway.

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avatar Pam's Pantry September 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Signed up for email subscription.

avatar Takasha Wroten September 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I’m a bigh romance fan, so when I went to the Nook store that is what i looked for first and found too many titles to list. The one I would download first is “Stranded with a Cajun Wearewolf”. I actually downloaded the free app Nook for PC and was able to download an excerpt of the book. I downloaded a few excerpts actually. So thanks for turning me on to a new way of shopping for books!

avatar Kristine P. September 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

If I were lucky enough to win a NOOK, I would absolutely LOVE to download Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop. I’m a huge fan of books, sweets and gorgeous photography!

avatar Kristine P. September 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Tweet = done! :)

avatar Manda September 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I would download “The Help”. I’ve heard it’s as good if not better than the movie.

avatar Kristine P. September 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

And successfully subscribed!

avatar Emily September 14, 2011 at 12:21 am

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

avatar Sara Bunning September 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

Oh I think it would have to be the Hunger Games! I keep hearing such great things about it I can’t wait to read it!

avatar Nancy Letson September 14, 2011 at 1:53 am

The Drug Mugger.

avatar Sascha September 14, 2011 at 2:19 am

When I win *wink* my first download will be “Parenting With Love and Logic” by Foster Cline. I have almost 3 year old twin boys and a 12 year old daughter. Although I have the hard back book, I can see that referencing this book “on the go” will be necessary! The Nook would make it very easy! Plus my husband and I could read the info at the same time!

avatar Sascha September 14, 2011 at 2:27 am

I tweeted exactly what I was supposed to :-)

avatar Sascha September 14, 2011 at 2:33 am

I subscribed to the MBA email feedburner thingy

avatar Mausumi Ray September 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I want to download the book Madam Curie – this is a biography of the scientist Marie Curie written by her daughter Eve Curie. I read the translated version of it when I was a kid and it was a wonderful read. Now I want to read the original version.
Thank you so much for this giveaway!

avatar Mausumi Ray September 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I want to download the book Madam Curie – this is a biography of the scientist Marie Curie written by her daughter Eve Curie. I read the translated version of it when I was a kid and it was a wonderful read. Now I want to read the original version.
Thank you so much for this giveaway!

I just subscribed for My Baking Addiction email updates! :-)

avatar Sonia Brown September 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

If I won the Nook Color, I would love to download Paula Deens Douthern cooking bible, the new classic :)

avatar Sonia Brown September 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I have also subscribed to email :)
I love this blog. I have been looking at your blogging 101 post about starting a new blog and it is very helpful! I recently started a food blog and I am very new to it. I have been looking at ways to improve it and it make it better. Your tips are very helpful. Thank you!

avatar emma mcfadden September 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

if i won the nook the first book i would download is james patterson Kill me if you can

avatar Julie Turner September 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

If I won I would download the artisan bread in five minutes. Going to a class at local library to check out the Nook tonight! :)

avatar Julie Turner September 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

I am a subscriber to your email and love your site. I made the snickers cupcakes and they were a huge hit at home and my son’s high school. Thanks for all the wonderful goodies to make!

avatar Rebecca September 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I love reading books on my Kindle but hate paying top dollar for them. I’ve been wanting to read Fall of Giants by Ken Follett but refuse to pay $18.99. So if I win the Nook, hopefully, Toledo Lucas County Library has this book available for download!

avatar Kim September 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I would love to have a nook!

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