Sony Vaio Laptop and Microsoft Office {giveaway}

sony laptop with tastespotting

The entry period for this giveaway is now closed, but check out this section for open Giveaways!

It’s summer!

You should be outside, sitting in a lounge chair on a shaded patio with your feet up, sipping on a cold cocktail and doing absolutely nothing

But we know you. You’re a workaholic. Or a blogaholic. Or a surfaholic (the web kind, not the wave kind).

So we understand that it’s not all that easy to just “be outside.” Sure your iDroidberry is good enough for a quick 140-character update or posting photos to facestagram, but when you have to send a 4-page email to your boss, or compose that brilliant return-to-blogging blog post (*ahem*), or just cruise through TasteSpotting in all its full-size glory while you’re eating some fish tacos by the pool…

You need a laptop to take it to go.

So thanks to our friends at Microsoft Windows we’re giving away a summery silver Sony Vaio ‘Y’ series laptop, which comes loaded with Microsoft Office Professional 2010, to our favorite (totally randomly chosen) TasteSpotting community member!!

And hey, even if you already have one or don’t need one, surely you know someone who would love a laptop for a birthday, graduation, or Father’s Day.

How to Enter this Laptop Giveaway:

Please make sure you follow the directions!

  1. Pin, or post to facebook, or tweet this giveaway post and please say something along the lines of “Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: #TasteSpottingToGo” (don’t worry, we set up the link for you. links to this post.)
  2. Come back here to this post and comment:
  • with a link to your pin, facebook status, or tweet (so we know you did it) and
  • tell us what you’re going to do with your new laptop if you get it!

That’s it! You have until next Friday June 8 to enter.

(This giveaway is only open to US residents, sorry non-US friends! We’ll work on the next one for you!)

If you have questions, drop us a line at

What You’re Getting on the Laptop:

Office Home
Business 201 with the PC
Windows PC Messaging
Photo Gallery: innovative features built in to take your photos to the next level, including Photo Fuse, Retouch, Facial Recognition, Auto Adjust, and much more.
Windows Live
SkyDrive: store or share media privately and securely

About the Sony Vaio “Y” Laptop:

11.6″ LED display with HD graphics
Ample storage for your favorite multimedia (4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive)
AMD Fusion E-350 APU
Standards lithium-ion battery
AC adapter

Microsoft Office is sponsoring this giveaway and a series of TasteSpotting features: Oysters with Pomegranate Mignonette, Guinness Stew and an Irish menu, Roast Chicken with Mushroom Marsala Pan Sauce, and one more to come so stay tuned.

by Sarah J. Gim on May 30, 2012 · 387 comments


Marc Vermut May 30, 2012 at 12:20 am

What? Gonna hack the interwebz. Wait, no. Gonna spelunk through a series of tubes. Huh? Oh, right, I see a future of bright shiny food porn filling browser windows…

Natasha Sanchez May 30, 2012 at 12:29 am

I’d populate the food-o-sphere with sci fi/comic themed food porn. Oh yeah, and homework, because a girl’s gotta do her homework. ^^;

Brandon May 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

I would use this awesome laptop to blog on my site!!

Emily Syrenne May 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

I SO need a new laptop. My current one is a 2006 Compaq. It’s “vintage,” which is only cool if you are talking about wine or clothing. Help me! =)!/MLEMermaid

Emily Syrenne May 30, 2012 at 1:09 am

OH! Right. Well, with my newly updated and no longer vintage laptop, I shall finally be able to do really awesome things like skype, watch movies, and surf the internet at warp speed–just like all the other cool kids! Isn’t that exciting? I’ve never skyped before in my life.

Nancy Ly May 30, 2012 at 3:30 am


If I had a new laptop? I would enter into grad school this fall with a confidence and drive which is currently faltering right now as I am completing my undergrad. Symbolically, my 2008 black macbook I bought Fresgman year is dying, so I am ready for Tastespotting to provide me with the most valuable school supply! Also I’m a huge fan!!! I tell everyone abt ur amazing “food porn” website. Keep up the goodwork and please consider this poor college student foodie :D

Nancy Ly May 30, 2012 at 3:32 am


Mae-Lin T May 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

I would use it for home, but will also have a huge role in my student teaching internship to connect the classroom to the world via internet, skype, and more!!!!

Karami May 30, 2012 at 8:25 am

Hi! I currently have a Dell laptop that enjoys lighting itself on fire. I’ve had to replace the battery twice and the power cord three times! I’d love to have a new laptop that doesn’t smoke and overheat for no apparent reason. I also LOVE Tastespotting, I’ve discovered so many amazing bloggers and tasty recipes!
Plus, as an expectant first-time mom, I’d love to be able to share pictures and videos of the baby with friends and family!

Kris Mullen @munchin with munchkin May 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

Oh all the extra blogging I would do with a new computer! Not having to wait five minutes for photoshop to load would be incredible!

Lily May 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

My laptop is getting old, I’d love to get a new one, I’d love a Sony VAIO!!

linda jarvis June 2, 2012 at 4:59 am

Im taking mine to the grocery store when I shop.

Varia May 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

I’m about to start grad school so I might use it for lots and lots of papers… but let’s be real, I would probably give it to my dad for his birthday because he’s awesome and deserves it.

Doris Archuleta May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am!/doris.archuleta I’d give it to my teenage daughter!

Cat Chenkus May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

Oooo! A new laptop? I’d replace my old one that is losing it’s ability to pick up wireless signals so that I could browse through Tastespotting so much faster!!! I absolutely love your site, I recommend it to everyone and check it every day : )

Elle May 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

Here is my tweet link:

If I win this, I’m keeping it for myself and giving my fairly new laptop to one of my kids. Which one? I don’t know–I’ll have to do my own giveaway for them, haha.

Kristina burjan May 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

Oh man, could I use one. Then I could stop running across town to the library for computer usage on weekends! (And using work one for personal use during the week).

Kristina burjan May 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

Oh man, could I use one. Then I could stop running across town to the library for computer usage on weekends! (And using work one for personal use during the week).

Barbara May 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

I pinned:

and will continue to pin my tastepotting finds on my pinterest boards with my new laptop.

Jessa Elsing May 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

I would use it at my new store!

Quick Asian Recipes - Ashish Negi May 30, 2012 at 8:49 am

So I’ll have to wait until the next time then. But wow this is cool :). I should ask someone from US if they need a Viao ;)

Amanda May 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

I would use it to collect even more recipes off the interwebz! :)

Angela May 30, 2012 at 8:56 am
My current laptop doesn’t support a lot of programs so it’d be very useful to have this one. I’d use this laptop for work on the food magazine I’m starting at my college in the fall! And work on my photo editing and design skills, and of course my food blog :). In addition to the usual laptop pursuits like watching movies and shows online ^^;

Kayla Caruso May 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

tweeted it!

I would use this to blog about pinterest!

Eva May 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

I tweeted! My laptop is getting old. If I win, I will replace it with this new Sony Vaio!!

Valerie May 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

Just Tweeted!
If I had a lap top, I would carry my obsession for recipe searching/blogging around with me, everywhere…and spread the love. :D

Francie Vigna May 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

My laptop has died and I need to apply for internships

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

Here’s my tweet:

I am in desperate need for a new laptop! Been using a crappy work laptop and it’s on the fritz! I’m about to get my doctorate and would love a new comp to take with me to my new job! And I would love to use this laptop to work on my blogging and photo editing!

natalie May 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

i did it!

and i’m going to foodporn out and load up all the photo editing software my current computer is too old/slow to run :(

Jenni R May 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

I will be surfing the web on my deck :)

J. Pizarro May 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

I think if I won, I’d give it to my Dad so he’ll stop borrowing mine!

J. Pizarro May 30, 2012 at 9:26 am
A Modern Girl May 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Tweeted at:!/kristisan

If I win, I will probably give the computer to my hard-working boyfriend so he can write a masterpiece of a dissertation on multiculturalism. His current laptop is definitely on its last legs, so this would be a lifesaver!

Thanks for organizing this!

Kathryn Eubank May 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

would use the laptop to move my work from office to coffee shop

Katie May 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

If I won this laptop I would be able to finally start my own food blog, and work on my photography and editing skills. I would also be able to go back to school!!!!

Andrea Zeng May 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

posted the link on my facebook time line. I really need a laptop upgrade, so i can actually do some school work! And of course to look at food blogs!

Grishma @ZaikaZabardast May 30, 2012 at 9:41 am


If I win, might replace it with my Lenovo :)

Erin May 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks for the contest! Love tastespotting. Happy to share with folks!

Erin May 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

Oops, missed something. Disregard previous comment.

I’d use this laptop to replace mine that broke last year. I’m not cut out for desktop life.

Ryan Thompson May 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

Could really use a laptop, my last one broke 2 years ago. I haven’t been able to afford to replace it yet. A laptop is a life saver, you can work, play and even sleep on it LOL just kidding. But i would love to have a laptop again, So useful.

shuang May 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

would be blogging away and surfing food sites as per usual :)

Cassy May 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

Move it into the kitchen and make it my new awesome kitchen recipe/TV/music box!

Beth May 30, 2012 at 10:12 am
ErikaWolfe May 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

My PC is dying, and I need to keep blogging my baking and musical soundtracks!

Heather Likes Food May 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

I would be my right hand blogger…or something. :)

Julie May 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

I would use this laptop to manage my food blog – I’ve been using a discarded work laptop for the last few years with just a few MBs left on the hard drive and virtually no memory – I’d also use it in the kitchen to pull up recipes on the fly.

the minty May 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

If I had a new laptop, I’d be doing even more blogging! Posts 24-7! Or nearly, anyway.

Jessica M. May 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

Hmm, I’m sure I’d use it for posting photos and writing and generally wasting time on the internet too. I might eventually dive into blogging once I’m done with my studies!

Here’s my tweet:

Tiffany B May 30, 2012 at 10:34 am


I would use my new laptop to search for delicious new recipes to try!

Kari M. May 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

I just tweeted!

I’d use it for blogging, surfing the web and looking up recipes


Jaclyn May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Pinned here:
I would blog with my new laptop of course!
Love tastespotting! I’m addicted, it’s a gorgeous site! I wish every photo I took were grand enough to be accepted =).

John Ohrt May 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

Here we go! Mine’s for mobile IT work ^_^

Stephanie May 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

Link to my pin:

If I won, I’d use this laptop as my blogging-only laptop. I have another laptop (the one I’m on now) that I tote back and forth to work (a high school) every day. I’d love to have a computer that stays at home and is devoted to blogging (and doesn’t have a ton of teaching stuff on it crowding up the desktop)!

Hania May 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’d love to win this super cute and lovely laptop. It would be great for watching all of the pictures from all of the european countries, which I plan to visit this summer! :) My old laptop is not able to carry it on anymore!

Vicki Fish May 30, 2012 at 10:47 am!/muspirit

I tweeted and put on my facebook!

I don’t have an I Pad, an I Pod or anything quick that I can take with me. I do have a old time sit on desk computer. When I’m in the kitchen, I have to print out recipes from online and it would save on time and paper, to have a laptop. Also, when visiting my daughter in Missouri, I can just bring my laptop so I don’t have to ask to use her computer to do work.

Colleen C May 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

If I am lucky enough to win this laptop, I will be using it at the beach, enjoying the freedom of being away from a desktop!

Serena K May 30, 2012 at 11:00 am
Kirsten O. May 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

If I won this laptop, I would finally be able to replace my outdated and unreliable one I’m using for college right now. And since it probably has a built in web cam, I could probably Skype my family and friends when I’m away at school / travelling when I graduate!

Diana May 30, 2012 at 11:05 am

I would use my new laptop for class use and essay writes haha

Robyn May 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

My dad recently left his job to go back to school, and he could definitely use a new laptop!

Olivia May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

My old laptop is suffering. I’m sure a new one would be up for the task of creating a family cookbook with me.

Amelia May 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

Pinned it!

If Lady Luck is on my side, I’ll replace my, almost antique, laptop.

Maureen May 30, 2012 at 11:21 am!/maureen.ocampo.37

Hi – not sure how to show the link on my facebook post. I’d use this new laptop in my kitchen most likely so I’d have access to recipes and food blogs while I’m cooking since my boys seem to always have confiscated the iPad! Thanks, Maureen

Veronica May 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

Replace my slow old laptop and actually get productive in grad school on this new one!

Beverly P. May 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

Would love a new laptop for medical school!

Ron May 30, 2012 at 11:54 am I already have a MacBook, I’ll give this to my brother who needs a smaller laptop!

Allison May 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I would take it outside to watch movies on these warm summer nights. I bet my new computer wouldn’t get tired and make me stop every ten minutes!

Chelsea May 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

My boyfriend gets it- I’m sick of sharing! :)

Stella May 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

To begin with, I would love it :P
I would use it for everything :)

Ellen May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey! I pinned your contest!

I’m starting my food blog up again and this sure would be helpful!

Emily May 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm


I used to have a Mac PowerBook, which I gave to my little sister when I got my new Dell a year ago. I would give this to her, because she’s in desparate need of a REAL computer.

Janice May 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm


Hmm what would I do with this laptop..Surf Tastespotting and finding new recipes of course! It’s hard to drag my 27″ iMac into the kitchen and I don’t have a printer to print out recipes so.. :P

Paul May 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I would use it to look at more food porn on Tastespotting in a more serene scene:

Mia Speaks May 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

What would I do? Most likely pin pictures from tastespotting to my “yummy” pin and share pictures of my 15 mo old daughters face to her relatives far away!!/mzmia85!/mzmia85

Megu May 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I would use it to make the cookbook I am working on pitching to !

Colleen May 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Would use it to make Tastespotting recipes in my kitchen!!

Faiza May 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I need this labtop so bad;I actually always wanted one…I love cooking and making different recipes,TasteSpotting helped me to discover many food recipes,I would love to have a chance to win this,I would use it to build a food blog and of course find new recipes on Taste Spotting every day!!

Faiza May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I need this labtop so bad;I actually always wanted one…I love cooking and making different recipes,TasteSpotting helped me to discover many food recipes,I would love to have a chance to win this,I would use it to build a food blog and of course find new recipes on Taste Spotting every day!!

Luciano | Malas e Panelas May 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Will use it to edit pictures to be posted on TasteSpotting!

Shumaila May 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Pinned it-

Would give this laptop to my husband, who desperately needs a new one!

Joshua Ramish May 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

i did the facebook

I really need a new laptop. My screen has big black blushes and lines on it and my ac adapter doesn’t work well. I used to use it for travel. If i where to win this one i would use it win i go places or coffee shops.

Carly Patterson May 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I need a new laptop to save myself and my family (and my dog) from the wretched “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee” sound my current laptop makes. Plus, this laptop has helped us return from the red zone grad school put us in, and makes sure we pay our bills on time and heck, we’ve even kept track enough that we’re *ahead* on payments (much thanks to Microsoft Word, Excel and OneNote, btw). I’m afraid that once this thing croaks – which it is currently *not* workable without being plugged in, and has given me not only the blue screen of death, but a grey screen, gold screen, red screen, and green screen (yeah, I have no idea…) – we’ll surely miss a payment of two and *definitely* not be able to afford a new laptop until…tax returns? idk.

So…yeah…I’d use the laptop to keep us on track. :-)

jessica May 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I loved my old Sony Vaio – sad to see it go after many quality years. Would love to replace it with this new one.

thomas May 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Give to me laptop. i need it for school!

Tamar Erlch May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Use is for following TasteSpotting feeds

Stacy May 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I will use it to continue to write my novel.

Jillian May 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm
I would use it to take online classes to become an RN

Lynna May 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I would just use the laptop! i`m in need of a new one! LOL

sisinpacific May 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) May 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I pinned this to my “Wishlist Board”. I seriously need a new laptop and would love to add Lightroom to my programs but I am out of room on my old clunker so I need to win this :)

Emma Mae May 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

If I won this laptop I would use it for:
1. Celebrating that I own a laptop and can now take my work to cafes!
2. Recipe testing without having to print all those pages!
3. Basically anything food-related, but mostly keeping the inspiration alive for my cooking classes and brand new Etsy bakeshop!

Wheee! Thanks! :)

Christina May 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

My Tweet: If I were to win, we would definitely use it as the family computer. My laptop is about to go any day now, and my son needs one for school. Thanks for the chance!!

Selena May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Pinned at:

I haven’t had a laptop in years and have often thought how convenient it’d be to have one again! I could surf Tastespotting in bed, set it up in the kitchen to watch “how to” videos on cooking techniques and read recipes off a full screen instead of constantly scrolling back and forth on my blackberry. Fingers crossed!

Shannon Schulte May 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I tweeted! I would use it for blogging and research! I’m sure we would skype my parents on it too so they could see their grandkids!

Evan Thomas May 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I pinned my entry. I’d love to use it for storing and editing my photos. Things are getting a little overwhelming for my old laptop.

Marissa K May 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm (link to pin)

I would absolutely love this laptop to use for college! My current laptop is quite old and slowly dying off so this would be an absolute great money-saver.

Pallabi May 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

love vaio. Yay! for give away. For to taste, i need it so badly. I love sony and love it when i can do many things via vaio, which i cannot do it easily in apple. It’s simply the best!

William Hamilton May 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

This would make my week considering my laptop was ruined cooking!!!!!/Hamiltow

Aimee M. May 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would replace my old vaio that has lines running down the screen.

Lindsey Johnson (Cafe Johnsonia) May 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Oh…if I had a new laptop, I would be in heaven! The one I have boots me off the internet every few minutes and is slooooower than tar. I’d be blogging away on a new laptop. :)

Giant Sis May 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Tweeted –

I’d replace my ancient desktop and rejoice for a new laptop! No more being tethered to the desk – woohoo!

Doug Darroch May 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My wife really needs a new laptop. She does all of her small business front office work on her current one and it’s really old. This new laptop would really make her happy.

emily May 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would love to win this laptop and give it to my sister, who really needs it!

Jo May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Current laptop aging….replacement would be great.

Jake jr. :) May 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

This contest is AWESOME! “Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: #TasteSpottingToGo” I really need a new laptop. I LOVE Sony VAIO.

Jake jr. :) May 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This contest it is AWESOME! “Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: #TasteSpottingToGo” I really need a new laptop. I LOVE Sony VAIO.

Donna May 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Ooooo …. I could blog with my hands AND with my feet! So much more productive!!!!! Pinned here:

Travis Faulkner May 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I’ll work from home so I can spend more time with my newborn son!!!

Christine May 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I’m going to Skype with my mom once my new baby arrives!

Ally May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Pinned it!

Post on my food blog poolside, of course! ;)

Cass May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I tweeted:

My lap top is so ancient, I got it in 2002 for college! I could actually blog while I am on the road without waiting 10 years for my computer to load :)

Kristina Vanni May 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I just pinned!
If I win this laptop I will take it with me on a trip to my family farm in Finland this summer. It will be light in my luggage and a great way to document the adventure!

Fran May 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

If I won I’d use it to browse TasteSpotting while I’m falling asleep. That should guarantee some sweet dreams!

John May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Just tweeted:

If I win, I’ll pack it with movies and entertainment and give it to my mom who will need fun stuff to help her recover following an upcoming major surgery. She would love it!

MaryBeth May 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

A laptop?! Mine is on it’s last few days (I’ve gone to get it repaired more times than I can count in the past 2 months). This would be INCREDIBLE!

Danielle Pontow May 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would give to my 16 year old son.. he uses my old slow desktop and would really love to have a shiny new laptop

ashlee boner May 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Here is a link to my pin:

With this Lap Top I would provide my chilren with endless amounts of entertainment (my 2 year old daughter always announces that she loves the “peter” everytime someone has a laptop around, her mispronouncation is both hilarious and disturbing). I would also use the lap top as a means to continue my education. I dream of one day growing into a position of leadership within the organization i currently work. I also would blog, browse pinterest endlessly and update my facebook status every 2 hours. When my kids arent playing games on it. =)

Alice May 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I am going to cuddle with my new baby laptop and feed it food from recipes that I got off of TasteSpotting!!

carm May 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Be able to view this site on a bigger screen and fall asleep at night scrolling through the pages.

emily May 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

my laptop is old as balls and is starting to deteriorate slowly at the edges. also i’m a poor college student. so FREE and LAPTOP go together VERY WELL FOR ME! Thanks for the opportunity!

Rochelle May 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I posted!!! I posted on Pinterest and Facebook…here is my facebook link:
Here is my pinterest link:

emily May 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm
emily May 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Denise May 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I will give this beautiful portable computing package to my 19 year old daughter who is studying at UC Davis and needs a new laptop for school.

The URL for my tweet is here –

Francesca May 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I will use it during my internship with Disney this summer! And of course lots of Tastespotting!

Link to my tweet:

Quinn May 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Timbo May 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

and when I win it, I’ll be taking this laptop around the world with me as I travel :D to write my books

Sarah May 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I’ll put this laptop to good use posting blogs and pictures from my couch instead of my desk!!/CrispyBitsBurntEnds

pietra May 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

So cool I hope I win. Oregon is perfect to photograph and post food, friends, and wineries.

Anthony May 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Hope I win! Would use my laptop for school (aka procrastinating on tumblr, twitter, reddit, the works).

Amishi Shah May 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

If I indeed win this laptop, apart from drooling over more food blogs, hopefully I will get an opportunity to pen more things while on the go.

Catharine @BakingChemist May 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I definitely need a new laptop….I’ll use it for everything and then some!

Sneha Shah May 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I’ll use it for the duration of my medical school career!

Maliha Zuberi May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm


I need a new laptop with Microsoft Office for working on the go, and it would be awesome if I won one instead of having to use my vacation savings.

Arnold May 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I’m going to look up more recipes on Tastespotting!

Stefanie Gladden May 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

tweeted –

If I was lucky enough to win a Sony Laptop I would use it everyday for school work & keeping in touch with friends!!

Jamie May 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Pinned! –

I need a new one to replace my 6 year old computer that takes about 10 minutes to reboot!

Marisa May 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm


I’m crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes… I really need a new home laptop!

Melissa May 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I posted on Twitter!

I am desperate for a laptop, as I am going back to school this fall and only have a very old desktop. Fingers crossed!

Becky May 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

The reason for needing this laptop is because I just enrolled into college in the fall. I graduated high school in 2009 so it’s SUPER stressful with such a time gap between school years. This laptop would let me be able to do scholarly things and make it much easier to be a professional student. And of course…it will make it much easier to look at all the recipes i can handle while I’m procrastinating.

Katie {Epicurean Mom} May 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My computers ancient! I would enjoy lots more FAST blogging and photoshopping!

Anisa May 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Lynn Andrews May 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I would use this laptop to reinvent my website design for my comic and also reestablish my food blog. My current netbook screen works sporadically, which makes it hard to work lol.

Jordan May 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I would use it to design and produce my own cookbook!
Also, I would use it to get through med school. My old one is falling apart :(!/JordanTalan

Eugene Liu May 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

When I get my new laptop, I’m going to hug it! And I’m going to carry it with me everywhere!

Dan K. May 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm!/Lake_Mistake

Use the laptop to start my new bakery in Cleveland: Cake Erie!

Chelsey May 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm

If I won a new laptop, I would finally feel comfortable letting my daughter use the old one (my current one)!

Jil Kuntz May 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What wouldn’t I be doing on this little machine? I’m still in the starting stages of my food blog, so I would definitely use this laptop to work on posts, etc! I would also use it when I start grad school this fall! I’m pursuing a Master’s of Social Work and hope to someday work with implementing out-of-school time academic enrichment programs for low-income youth in an urban setting. Busy, busy, busy!

Susan Eubank May 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Am looking for a computer and would love to have this one. I would use it for school…grades, projects, crafts, etc. and of course communication with my students.

Susan Eubank May 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Am looking for a computer and would love to have this one. I would use it for school…grades, projects, crafts, etc. and of course communication with my students.


T Phillips May 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

If I won the Sony Vaio I would be completely ecstatic. The desktop that I have is a relic from days gone by. I would use the Sony Vaio to catch up new favorite recipes on Tastespotting, Do some digital scrap-booking, Do a lot of writing with the word program, chat, surf and really connect with all my friends.

Nikki @ Tikkido May 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I tweeted! It would be so lovely not to be tied to my (lovely, powerful, photo-editing) desktop for all my other computing needs.

Cody Slager May 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I would replace my ancient, mind-of-its-own laptop so I could finish college without having to go to a library or borrow a friends computer every time I have something important to get done.

Sara May 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm

If only I won this giveaway I would be finally set up with my home photo studio as the only thing I miss here is a good laptop! :)

Rina May 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I need a new laptop because mine is going on 3 years old, in other words, ancient.

Amanda May 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I am planning to start a long-term volunteer project which would require me to live at the volunteer site. My current laptop (2007) is decimated (keyboard, power cord, screen…all broken) and I’m not sure whether I would have the room or security to take my desktop with me. I’m hoping to take online courses to finish my BA in English during my volunteer term(s), so a new laptop would be immensely helpful and useful, solving many of my problems. Any money saved would go into helping me pay for orientation for out-of-state long-term volunteer projects, as that is my post-graduation goal.


Elizabeth Rosenkranz May 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm

My 2005 toshiba laptop is like the undead of the world of computers. It would be nice to type on something that wasn’t missing keys or could use normal programs like skype without having a computer seizure. Speaking of skype I could finally video chat with my brother in the peace corps, he is stationed in the Ukraine. We like to cook the same meal at the same time and eat it together so its almost like we are eating family dinner together-on different continents. That way we can share food and recipes even if I wont be able to see him for a long time. My computer can’t handle video chatting anymore, but he is stationed there for another two years. I’ve never won anything before but there is always a chance right?

Charles May 31, 2012 at 12:08 am

“US residents only”… :’(

No love for us Europeans?

Michele May 31, 2012 at 1:07 am

I’m a home schooling mom and another PC for the kids to do their work would be fantastic! No more sharing mine!!/

Monica Young May 31, 2012 at 1:30 am

I tweeted about the contest

If I were lucky enough to win I’d share the love with my kiddos and enjoy this bad boy for all my internet needs. My laptop is soooo old we could use an upgrade!

Liz May 31, 2012 at 3:50 am

I pinned about the contest

In desperate need of a new laptop … mine is on its last legs. My computer geek repair guy says it could go at anytime. Should “die”, I would soooo miss being connected to TasteSpotting … I have recently discovered the world of cooking through this site and amazed at what I have done and am learning. Thanks Guys!!

Kathy Steedman May 31, 2012 at 4:18 am

Would love to win this laptop. I could finally get rid of my ancient desktop and be free to move tastespotting into my kitchen! Leave it to my favorite website to come up with such a great giveaway. Shared on facebook today!

Kathy Steedman May 31, 2012 at 4:28 am
Jessica N. May 31, 2012 at 4:39 am

I would either stage world domination, or start my own food blog. The latter seems more likely though. :)

Great idea for a giveaway, guys!

Daniela Ortu May 31, 2012 at 4:50 am
I would use it to surf the web cosily when on holiday or lounging in the sun on the beach near Rome where I come from…italian iced coffee and inspiration about what to cook next for my big Italian family…what else can I want from life?

Sylvie Berger May 31, 2012 at 4:53 am

I would finally get my kids cookbook a fantastic page layout and send it to editors. Thanks to you!

heather May 31, 2012 at 6:11 am

Is it lame to say I’ll use it for work when I travel? …



Valerie May 31, 2012 at 6:20 am


I would use it to replace the computer I currently have that crashes about 5 times a day and randomly decides, occasionally, not to work at all!

pebbles May 31, 2012 at 6:28 am

whattt! i am so tired of my current laptop roasting my wrists. hope this vaio will make photo editing less of a burning issue!!/caramelcowstar

kathleen May 31, 2012 at 6:56 am

my last Laptop just broke, so if I win I’ll be using it for school work – and applying for jobs as I am a new grad :)

Mandi May 31, 2012 at 7:11 am
misschelsmangia May 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

This laptop would most definitely go to my dad for Father’s Day, he has bought my sister, mom, and I all new Mac computers and he still has a pc that is busted up! He would be sooo surprised!

Athena R May 31, 2012 at 7:48 am


I need to replace my old laptop. So, this one will be for me. :-)

deana sidney May 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

I’d love to give this to a pal who needs one… what a great computer!

Keyin Michelle Lu May 31, 2012 at 8:03 am

Definitely need a new one for grad school!

Renee May 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

My morning routine includes checking tastespotting every morning to find a new recipe to try each week! It would be awesome to do it on a new laptop sitting on the porch.

Annick May 31, 2012 at 8:15 am

I would use it to edit videos and start a vlog. It would also be great to have all of the Microsoft Office software loaded and ready to go for school in September. :)

Emily May 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

I’d use this to work at school. I’m up for an event planning job that these programs and laptop would be super helpful! In addition to searching Tastespotting for the best new recipes :D

Devon May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

This would be MY laptop. Not my husband’s, son’s or daughter’s. All mine. All the time.

arthi May 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

with a new laptop, I would blog and post and lurk, but mostly check taste spotting even more frequently!!!! also, in desperate need of a new laptop.

Lucy L May 31, 2012 at 8:58 am


I would give it to my younger brother. He’s made straight A’s the past two years and it was recently his birthday, and I think he definitely deserves something as awesome as this Sony Laptop.

Amanda May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

I would use it for myself, since my kiddo has taken over my iPad.

Allison May 31, 2012 at 9:24 am


I would use it for college!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough May 31, 2012 at 9:32 am

I tweeted:

And I would use this laptop so the husband and I don’t have to play musical chairs anymore with who gets to use the computer. :)

Sophie S May 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

I tweeted!

If I won it, I would give it to my sister who is in her final year of college. She dropped hers on the last day of finals and it does not work and costs as much as a new one to repair now that the warranty expired– dont you hate that. Anyway, both my parents were laid off and there is no money to get her a new one, so I am considering giving her the one I work on for the year because I have a desktop that I can use at home.

Caitlin C May 31, 2012 at 9:38 am

This is an awesome idea!!
I am going back to grad school in August and need a computer desperately. I took the past three years between undergrad and grad to work for a wonderful non-profit [check them out: :)] and have no real $ to buy a new one for school. My current laptop was purchased in 2005 and is missing both ATL and CTRL keys (long story). Thanks for considering!:)

Shari May 31, 2012 at 10:06 am

I would retire this old computer I’ve been using! It’s time for a new (faster) one for blogging!

Tyler-Rose V May 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

My mom is getting older, and wants to switch from the physically demanding job of teaching special education (she got punched the other day) to her old career of accounting and bookkeeping. But since her computer is over 10 years old, she can’t run the software she needs, and we can’t really afford a new laptop. If I won, I would give this laptop to my mom, so that she can go back to doing what she loves (although I’ll never understand how she could love accounting :P).

Anthony May 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

Will use the laptop for everything! My old one is on it’s last leg!

Eddie Lin May 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

If I won the Sony Vaio Laptop, I’d give it to my daughters so they can become computer geniuses over the summer. I’d also edit videos on it with my Sony Camcorder naturally!

Bee May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

I love Sony Vaio and it’s the only laptop I use. My website looks the BEST on a Sony Vaio as I had done side-by-side comparison on all major laptops. :)
Here is my tweet:

Kayte May 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

I would write the next best selling mystery about the round-the-world search for the magical missing ingredient.

Carolina May 31, 2012 at 10:50 am!/CT46157051

I would use it in my kitchen to display the tastespotting recipes I love to make

Laura May 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

I posted on FB but not sure I know how to show you the link–her goes a try:

If I won this new fab laptop, I would give my older laptop to the lady who sits with my mother for me; she is my treasure.

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Here is my Tweet:

I would use this laptop to keep working on my blog, especially while on the road, because mine is a little too big to be super-portable.

lyida m May 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

posted on my facebook :) love to visit tastespotting everyday :)

Alicia Youngberg May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I would use the laptop while sitting outside in the sun watching my 3 year old son play. I’d also use it to organize my baking thoughts, ideas, photos, and more. I’d like to open a bakery someday and I think I could use the laptop to fuel my motivation and organizational skills and create photo galleries of my cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cakes. And look for inspiration from Tastespotting!

McRobbah May 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Daddy needs a new laptop, so let’s do this!

Ari May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I’d use this to spread the word about healthy eating and take it to college! =)!/Moochew12

Jodi Kozloff May 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

tweeted..need a not have one as of yet

Rachel May 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’d use it to write papers for my grad school program.

Erin @ Lemon Sugar May 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’d use it for blogging and free up our other computer so the rest of the family could use it! :)

Marina May 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I would marvel at its shinyness all day long, and maybe crack it open at night to get my daily TasteSpotting fix.

Albert May 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

would use it to browse TasteSpotting all day and post up more blog entries of food and travel!

Nathan Olson May 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm

If I win I will use it to play lots of games.

Brandt May 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

If I won the laptop, I would finally get around to uploading the pictures of my awesome foodcation to my blog. Also, I’d find every picture of a cat on the internet.

Lisa May 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I’d love to win the laptop so that I have a personal machine and server to dedicate to my Feed You With a Kiss site! I’m still developing the content and deciding what I want the brand to mean and having the personal space and Office would be immensely helpful for getting my project off the ground. I’d turn the laptop into my personal cookbook scrapbook and share my projects with the world.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies May 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’m self-employed and I desperately need to replace my work computer. It was on its last leg and it didn’t help when I spilled tea all over it last week. Oops.

CP May 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Here’s my link:
If I win, I’d use it for a combination of work and play (i.e., browsing food blogs!).

steph May 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm i’d use it to update my baby blog :)

Karen May 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm!/zeekar

Time to replace the 2006 model. I don’t even think I can donate it… will it burn? or mount on my wall as a conversation piece?

JD Northwest May 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

My mom needs an upgrade, so she’d get a nice shiny laptop for the summer.

Curtis May 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Judith Ann from Cape Cod May 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Here’s a link to my pin:

What would I do with a new laptop? Oh, my. So much more than I can do on my antiquated home desktop…I’d be able to BRING IT PLACES!

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

Julie @BananasForBourbon May 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I tweeted the giveaway!

I will be food blogging!!!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I tweeted about it here:

And like Julie said, I would do some major food blogging with it too! :)

Elaine May 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I’d use a new Vaio much in the same way that I use my current one that I’m typing on right now! Lots of blogging, internet trawling, and occasional graphics-making!

Sharon Pullar May 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

This will make a perfect gift to a new graduate.!/profile.php?id=609642500

Denise N May 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My favorite computer is the Vaio and I would love to get one for my son in university. He is a junior and have 3.9gpa. he deserves it.. tweeting @carnivalfanatic… Thanks for the chance

Shari May 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I tweeted this giveaway.
If I win this laptop, I’d love to give it to my husband who is using our 6 year old desktop.

Kelsey May 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I had a viao as my first laptop and have loved them ever since.

Christina Heidi May 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Just tweeted that if I win laptop I would continue search for delicious and gorgeous recipes for my family which includes 2 children with food allergies.

Martha E. May 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

My laptop is old & tired (like its owner). I’d like faster downloads. I’m not sure how to link you to my Facebook but I did post your link & sent you a message. I just made your Strawberry Jalapeno Ice Cream (minus the jalapenos) in my new ice cream maker – it’s in the freezer now! Thanks

Mariell @ HealthyPantz May 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

i’ll use the new laptop to blog like there’s no tomorrow! and also, to facebook stalk. :)

Cecelia Pulido May 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm I’d use my new Sony Vaio Laptop, sitting out in my backyard, spending my summer writing the “GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL” with a twist! It will be the story of my mother’s life, growing up in Los Angeles, from the 1920′s until last year when she passed away. How she combined her Mexican heritage with being a thoroughly modern American woman. And during my breaks, I’ll be using the laptop to peruse looking for delicious new recipes to whip up and eat to keep me thirst and hunger free!

dixya bhattarai May 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Just tweeted the giveaway!!/bhatdixy

I will give it to my mom as her birthday is coming up :)

Josh K May 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’m just about to start Grad school. and my laptop is on its last leg. This laptop would be so helpful. and I’ve been meaning to start a food blog of my own.

amy @ fearless homemaker June 1, 2012 at 3:44 am

i tweeted:

if i won, i’d use it to keep up with my writing + editing for my food blog!

Noelle June 1, 2012 at 4:50 am

I would use it for graduate school – and of course to check tastespotting!

Lily Sheng June 1, 2012 at 6:19 am

Here is the link to my tweet:

If I win this , then I’ll finally have a laptop to bring with me on a trip! The upcoming one is to San Francisco!!!

Rachael June 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

I’d bury my laptop in the backyard and dance on it. Then I’d be able to write my blog posts faster and I’d be happy. :)

Derek June 1, 2012 at 6:59 am

Food Porn doesn’t get much better than TasteSpotting! = YUM!

Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: … #TasteSpottingToGo
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Derek June 1, 2012 at 7:00 am

oh, and the creeping I could do on all you foodies out there with this thing!

Stephanie June 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

I will obviously use this laptop to cook. I will program it to make all my meals and feed me. OR I will find and create recipes through tastespotting, experiment with new food, FB, blog and more on it.

Sam Allen June 1, 2012 at 9:20 am
Sam Allen June 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

Now that I am going back to work..I would take it with me to keep up on amazing food blogs while on breaks!!

Mili June 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

just tweeted the giveaway on the account:

i would use this laptop to replace my old one (on its last legs!) because i’m a bootstrapping entrepreneur who can’t really afford to buy a new one. and i would take it out to the front porch to bask in the sun while i work. (hopefully it has glare protection unlike my current one!) thanks, tastespotting!

Livivua Chandler June 1, 2012 at 10:57 am -tweeted
I would love to use to start an online business. I only have means to my work computer and soon will be getting the boot so this would help me get started being an entrepreneur!

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen June 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

I would love a new laptop for blogging, but this one is pretty new and my son needs one sooooo badly. He is moving out and won’t have access to my computer anymore, so all he has is an old Desktop that is about 7 (or more!) years old!!!

Erica Sebeok June 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

If I win this great laptop, I’ll use it to FB and Pinterest my little heart out. Of course, I’ll also use it (occasionally) for work. I need it mostly to help with my big project to digitize and catalog all my family photos, so my relatives can access them from anywhere.

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen June 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

Oops I tweeted

and posted on my Facebook

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Brendon Roberto June 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

I’ll treat the laptop with the tender care it deserves, feeding it only the most succulent, decadent dishes. Without a doubt, it’ll be fattened up, come November; ready to survive those harsh winter months when food might be scarce!

Emily June 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I would love to win this laptop! I’ve been a huge fan of Sony Vaio for years. I would use it for my businesses! And for looking at amazing food blogs. :)

Emily June 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm!/EmilyWitmer I posted it on twitter!

sam June 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Since I already have a laptop i will use this one to watch porn (not food porn) and read embarassing tabloid/tmz stuff

Fran June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Let’s keep comments clean on this wonderful blog.

Emily June 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I posted this on FB!

Emily June 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I pinned the giveaway to Pinterest!

Marge Perry June 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I need a new laptop to come travelling, tasting and picture-taking with me; to assist in the kitchen and on photo shoots; to hold my thoughts before I am ready to publish and to make publishing on the road (and out of my office, even if it we’re just a few yards away) easier…
My new laptop and I will be an invincible, blogacious team!!/marge_perry

Sandi June 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I’d use it to load all my new food pictures! My current computer is hoping to get some assistance. Thanks!

Kimberly June 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I would totally use it poolside searching tastespotting for my next delicious meal.

Deirdre June 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

If I am fortunate enough to win this beauty, I will use it to blog, blog and blog!

mmdenton June 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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Lisa @ The Cooking Bride June 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I would stop dragging my work laptop home with me every weekend so I can sit on the couch and peruse Tastespotting while drinking glass of wine!

Lisa @ The Cooking Bride June 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Oh, and I pinned it too. Don’t know if that it allowed or makes a bit of difference.

Angela June 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

If I win the laptop, I vow to blog 3 times as much!

Brigitte Ames June 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

What would I do with a brand new laptop?
Well, everything. My current laptop is filled to the brim of recipes from TasteSpotting plus photos of food. It’s so full I no longer have any free space on the hard drive or external hard drive! My old laptop will be my foodtop, a laptop dedicated to only the joys of food, recipes and cooking. While my new laptop will be for forum gaming, surfing the internet, checking email, working, staying in touch with family and friends. *Crosses her fingers* Wish me luck!


Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie June 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I tweeted the link:
I would use the computer for my blog and my budding personal training business!

Jennifer Nobles June 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I tweeted it!!/sperpis

My old laptop crashed on me last year and I have been without ever since. It was devastating and I have never quite gotten used to being without. Now every time I see a recipe on Tastespotting that I want to make, I have to keep my Windows phone close to my side so I can follow along. Having a new laptop would be a dream come true!

Crystal S. June 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I’m going to use my new laptop to lesson plan while browsing for treats to take to class for the good students.

Renee June 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I’d give it as a birthday gift to my wonderful girlfriend for her artistic endeavors–her current netbook is tiny and slow, can’t hold all the projects she needs to keep safe, the “backspace” and “n” keys don’t work (you can imagine how frustrating that gets!), and there’s no microphone so she can’t participate in important skype meetings with her collaborators!

Kendra June 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Because I already have a laptop, I would give this computer to my parents. They’ve been dealing with an ancient Dell desktop computer for years – it’s like using a hot plate in a dorm, when they deserve a Viking range in a lovely kitchen (fitting analogy?) :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Here’s the link to my pin:

Valerie Dawson June 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would love to have this laptop. I have a very old Dell and with two blogs and the book that I’m working on a new one would make me so grateful!!
Thank you…

I posted this on FB:

Kristine Protacio June 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

My boyfriend’s been cooking dinner every night since I started working again. He’s definitely had a lot of really good recipes from browsing Tastespotting. The new laptop will definitely help him hone his skills!

Joan Dai June 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I’d give this laptop to my brother, who has always been my IT support at home and afar, who will be attending college this fall; hopefully, he’ll use it wisely to skype me and look up recipes so he can cook more fancily.

Jessica June 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Just started looking for new laptops! My black Macbook is on it’s way out and I need something for school this fall!

Emily Ho June 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

I’ve pinned the post:

I’m seeing my dad at the end of June (I’m studying abroad) and I want to give this to him as a father’s day gift since his old laptop broke.

Kaela June 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

I’m hoping that a new laptop would help me find a job when I get back from a year and a half of volunteer work in South America this summer…

Kathie June 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

Here’s my pin! Love the food porn that is this website, and I could so use this laptop with my editing business!

Lauren @From Everyday To Gourmet June 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

Here’s my tweet:

And as for what I’d do with a gorgeous new Sony Vaio laptop? Well, I’d love on it, pet it daily and make sure it knew that it was the best little laptop ever. And I’d blog with it. And work from it. And smile happily every time I opened it’s pretty little lid.

michael June 2, 2012 at 11:28 am
i will travel the world and document glorious food

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom June 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I tweeted. There is so much I could do w/ this laptop. Organizing my photos would be top of my list.

Sara Torbett June 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I pinned the Giveaway! Love your blog and thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa June 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Since I’m a social media mo mo, I have yet to Facebook or Pinterest, but I do Tweet :)

I am in desperate need of this laptop – I’ve been working on an old Mac Notebook for years! I can’t even watch vids most of the time. The Microsoft Office is a lovely bonus!

Jessica @ Cajunlicious June 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I would use it to blog on my balcony while enjoying the day and of course post my photos to Tastespotting!


Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe June 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’d use it strictly for my blog. I have a work laptop and a dinosaur of a desktop that keeps getting bogged down with all my pics, etc. A laptop would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted on my personal and blog FB pages, as well as Tweeted:

Courtney June 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I tweeted! This would be great for blogging on the go when I’m visiting family and for uploading pictures when I’m away. Or simply just when hubby is on the Desktop! :)

Wehaf June 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Aw, bummer; I don’t do social media. :( If I did, though, and I won, I’d give this to my mom.

Delishhh June 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Link to the tweet –

Going to throw away (recycle) my old laptop since it is over 5 years old and starting using this new one that will just make me blog faster and more :)

Ruby Jonsrud June 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The possibilities are endless and the laptop will guide my inspiration to new heights of culinary and interwebz wonder!

gillian inksetter June 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I would use it at home to look up recipes, and to blog my food creations!

helen June 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I would use this computer to look for more wonderful recipes online! Also for printing out recipes, because I spilled flour on my current laptop last time I used it while baking….

FIDES NUQUI June 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I would finally start my food blog so I can post on Tastespotting!!/cakegawker

The Primlani Kitchen June 3, 2012 at 2:48 am

I SO Desperately need one. Over abused my current. lol.

Brooke T. June 3, 2012 at 4:27 am

I pinned it!

I’ve never had a laptop before, and I would love to win to be able to have a computer on the go! It would definitely help with my studies, as well as be a nice convenience!

jessica | Best of the Veg June 3, 2012 at 5:25 am

Tweet here:

This is such a great giveaway, I would love to blog on this NEW laptop and play around with the photo section!

Vaishali Ramjee June 3, 2012 at 9:35 am!/vaishali.shali
My sister’s laptop is fried and if I win I would give this laptop to her. She really needs one for college and she is going to graduate in a year with her Bachelors in Molecular Microbiology. I really need a laptop too but she needs it more. I would really really really like to win:)
Also I love love love this website…it has saved me from myself many times:)

Shruti Sharma June 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

I would start my own blog that I have been wanting to start for a while for my clothing line! Please pick me! …. Here’s my link:

Jenn@slim-shoppin June 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

I would take that laptop to the park and hang out under a tree and blog from there!

Great give a way – I want that laptop!

christina June 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

omg i’d love to win thiss!!! It would give my phone a break that’s for sure :p looks perfect for school & photo editing :)

Jared Roberts June 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I would love to win this laptop! My current laptop is rather old and slow so winning this one would help me complete my last semester of college online! Thanks for doing this giveaway! I tweeted about this giveaway! @jrobsweepstakes

Jennifer Irving June 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Denise June 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

If i won i would replace my old prehistoric laptop that it takes forever to load the pages and makes a funny sound like a time bomb waiting to explode ,,spreading the word on facebook . Thanks for this very generous giveaway!

Amy Tong June 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

Tweeted about this giveaway and here’s the link to my tweet:

If I won, I’ll give this lap top to my Father-In-Law as the Father’s Day gift….he really needs one. Thanks for a chance to win this for him. :)

Karen Duchnowski June 4, 2012 at 6:59 am on my facebook AND my twitter –!

Our home computer is several years old and having severe issues. Being an adult college student and two children in school, a computer is pretty much a necessity!
Thanks for the opportunity!

sarah @ two tarts June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

tweeted it! I would use this laptop for internet browsing & food blogging.

Signe GT June 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’d be outside, enjoying summer while studying for my exams. And maaaaaaaaybe, just maybe, taking a few tastespotting breaks :D

Margaret June 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Check my tweet here, Tastespotters!

I’d gift this to my Dad for Father’s Day, who is a regular reader of my food blog and one of my biggest supporters! :)

kimberly keyosha frink June 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Iris June 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Pinned here:

I would sit in my backyard checking out tastespotting’s pins.

kate June 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I’d enjoy my new laptop in that lounge chair with the cocktail…probably do something boring like check my bank accounts over and over to make sure I’m not broke, and maybe also pinterest my face off.

Heather June 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hope I win! Always wanted one of these laptops!

Jessica F June 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I tweeted!

I’d give this to my dad, his computer is sooo slow and old!

Mirirai Sithole June 5, 2012 at 5:02 am

Most definitely more of reading this blog and applying to fabulous jobs! Woo job & new recipe search! :)

mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry June 5, 2012 at 5:04 am
If I won I’d give it to my husband because I have a fairly new one already and he’s running on a dinosaur that’s almost 7 years old, poor guy!

amy mayer June 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

I pinned this –thanks for the giveaway–would LOVE to win!

mmdenton June 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

From me on Facebook:
Sony Vaio Laptop and Microsoft Office {giveaway} Please note:
“Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: #TasteSpottingToGo”

Sony Vaio Laptop and Microsoft Office {giveaway}
It’s summer! You should be outside, sitting in a lounge chair on a shaded patio with your feet up, sipping on a cold cocktail and doing absolutely nothing… But we know you. You’re a workaholic. Or a blogaholic. Or a

Jenn June 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm!/justjenndesigns/status/210261264126050304

If I win I will use this to work 24 hours a day! Wait…

Marina June 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

I would quit my job and just bake cupcakes all day. Oh and then take pictures of said cupcakes to post online!

Patty V. June 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Awesome sauce! Would be great to be selected to win so we can use the laptop to create more fun, uniquely cute characters for people to wear wherever we are! :D

Carmen June 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I would give this to my husband for Father’s Day. He is such a good SAHD / father and has been stuck with a dying laptop for such a long time. This would be an awesome gift for him. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet June 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Christy June 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Here is a link to my tweet:

If I won I would give the laptop to my Mom. Her birthday is coming up in July and my brother and I would like to get her a laptop because her ancient desktop has been non functioning for about 7 months now.

Allie June 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I would take my web surfing addiction to a whole new level. I’m tired of have to “wait” on the old computer. Faster flow of information please!!!

Marie Camacho June 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm


And if I win I’ll be using it to help me in the fight against HIV, since that’s what I do for a living.

Also, not gonna lie, I’ll be perusing Tastespotting for drool inducing photos.

Justin Swain June 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I would use it to peruse tastespotting for hours on end instead of doing my culinary school homework!

Josiphine June 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Josiphine Rose ‏@JosiphineRose

“Laptop giveaway from @TasteSpotting and @Office. Enter here: #TasteSpottingToGo”

A new laptop, My old laptop is 10 years old and I completed my Masters and Bachelors Degrees on it. It is in desperate need of replacement.

If I will I will be able to be louder about racism, sexism, genderism, bullying and how it hurts more than it helps. to lend a voice and help raise the volume for he voiceless.

Justin Swain June 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

oh and heres the link…!/Justinswain

Cara June 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Did it!

If I win I’ll be gifting it to my man since he just got into grad school for this coming fall!

Sarah Hoffman June 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm
ashley June 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I would give the laptop to my niece, who is already a little food lover and just turned 13!

MW June 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

What a great giveaway!!!! I would share all the recipes and pics with fellow foodies! Best of luck to all!

Paula Szymanski June 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Posted the link to my FB page…

What I would do with this laptop is take it with me on every fishing adventure I take to allow me to edit and share all of my scenery and fish pictures with friends and family immediately.

I also would use the laptop daily to search for one of tastespottings fabulous recipes as I do often to help decide what great meal I am making for dinner!!!

Amy @ The Blond Cook June 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

A new laptop would be awesome! Mine is getting old. I would indulge in food porn, but probably at a much faster speed than with my current laptop :-). What a great giveaway!

Amy @ The Blond Cook June 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Carrie @ poet in the pantry June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I’m going to use it to update my blog on the go!

LaTanya June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I would give it to my husband since he is seminary right now and needs it for school

Erin June 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’d totally use it to support my new food/cooking blog,! My current laptop is out of memory…womp womp.

And here is me sharing this super-cool giveaway:!/edelsaa

kim June 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

i’d make it a computer solely for my blog.. nothing else!

Ella- Home Cooking Adventure June 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I definitely need a laptop as I don’t have a personal one to use for my food blog.

Zyn June 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm (this link may or may not be working, but I shared the message from the Tastespotting facebook page!)
I would gift the laptop to my parents because they are wonderful and supportive, and could use a new laptop for working while traveling!

Taysha Riggs June 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I linked on my FB status update

KrisDub June 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I need a new laptop so badly. My current one doesn’t hold a charge and I’m too lazy to buy a new battery. Plus it’s running VISTA. VISTA people!




Keith June 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’m gonna load this baby up with as many recipes as it can hold!

Kayleigh June 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

everything — music, photos, work, play, and most importantly tastespotting!

L Davis June 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Listen. It doesn’t even MATTER what I’m gonna do. I’ve had the same laptop since 2005. Its 127 in electronic years. Its totally time to get a new one.

Seriously. I work as an admin in a restaurant and I could use a work laptop and a home one. This would be handy and appreciated.

Rebecca June 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm


My husband wants an easy to use & very portable laptop for his upcoming deployment!

Sarah June 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm

My tweet:
My FB: (not sure how to link direct to the post)
My poor 6 yr old lappy is dying a very slow and painful death! If I won this new Vaio, well, I could actually start writing my book instead of constantly fixing issues with my sad machine.

Vincent June 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Tori June 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Tweet tweet!

I’m going to business school in the fall and could use a new laptop to help me devise complicated financial models and solve world economic problems. :)

Wangerz June 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Offer as prize for a non-profit org, or gift for Dad’s Day!

Julie @BananasForBourbon June 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I tweeted the giveaway

And I’ll be using it to edit food photos – maybe one day I’ll get one on tastespotting! ;)

Angela June 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’d give the laptop to my mom so she can stop taking mine!

winnie lee June 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm!/winnie808

I will use a new laptop for the normal stuff, but the best bonus of a new laptop is that I will be able to get rid of my POS Dell computer; never again Dell!

Ryann June 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Hi there!

Here it is on my Facebook status:

And I would use a amazing new laptop to write my senior thesis!!

thank you,

Laura June 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

If I won, I’d give this laptop to my mom. Her current laptop is a disaster and is constantly blue-screening. Even so, she’d never get one for herself because, she argues, there are other more important things we should be spending money on. I would love to see her face when she saw this laptop.

Danielle June 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

My pin:
I am going to use it for my new job!!

Aly Rizzo June 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm

My 2005 Sony Vaio is on it’s almost to last leg. She’s performed pretty well over the years, but she’s getting rather tired.

My Vaio is my everything. My entertainment, news, communication and connection. I use it for everything.

Brian Head June 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

And the laptop will go to my needy boyfriend who is desperate for a laptop.

Brian Head June 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Or maybe it’ll go to my father because he deserves a new computer in his life (to replace his very old dell).

Stefanie G June 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

tweeted –

If I was lucky enough to win I’d use the laptop to do my college work, and skype with friends! It would be great!
Thanks for the chance!

M June 8, 2012 at 5:58 am

My poor, overworked little netbook needs a break!

Sue C. June 8, 2012 at 6:20 am

I currently only have a desktop PC so winning this laptop would give me freedom to do cool computer things away from the cluttered corner of the family room, to actually be able to watch TV looking at it instead of over my shoulder while using a PC. A girl can only dream.

Kris Ingram June 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

I will be drunk on more and ever-expansively creative cocktails, and cook up food that no-one has thought to cook before, with my new Sony Vaio’s keyboard carefully protected by a tight wrapping of Saran wrap in case things get messy. Which they invariably do.

Kris Ingram June 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

Oh, yeah, because good food makes life better, you know? The Kale and Chickpea pesto was disturbingly BRIGHT GREEN and very tasty, btw.

Adrienne Nienow June 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

I will use my Sony Vaio laptop to continue my personal mission of connecting farmers with their local community members by finally creating a blog and website advocating real food for all!

Jeremy June 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

Great tool for processing food photography!

Jen Schaefer June 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

Pinned here:
A new laptop would be great in the kitchen when it comes to reading recipes or watching instructional videos, but the best part part would just be using it from my backyard retreat – whether I’m Skyping or designing in Sketchup. :)

Lydia June 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

I would love to have a new laptop so I wouldn’t have to waste paper printing all the amazing recipes that I get from Tastespotting!


Nicole June 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

Here is my entry:
I would use this primarily for updating my blog and traveling. My current laptop is really heavy and I hate lugging it around.

mariko June 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

Oh, yeah. This would definitely be the designated food blog /blogging/pretend to be doing something important but I’m really just looking at food porn computer.

Stephanie June 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

I pinned this giveaway:

If I win the laptop, I’m going to use it to store and browse photos of all the new recipes I’m developing! :)

Lillian Davis June 8, 2012 at 10:34 am
If I win the Vaio! Put together all of my recipes and pass them on to my two sons (great cooks) and my grand children (love great homemade food).

Stephanie June 8, 2012 at 10:35 am!/sweetdrms2nt

If I win the laptop, I’m going to use it to store and browse photos of all the new recipes I’m developing! :)

Melissa Danielle June 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

I would love to be able to get back to coworking and working outside. I dropped my laptop, turning it into a desktop :-/

Michael Ching June 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

I would use the laptop to finally get serious about starting/finishing my blog so that one day when I pass away from hereditary heart disease (which has already caused me to have a heart attack, open heart surgery and numerous operations) it leaves behind something to say I was here, this is who I am or was. In the mean time I could always post about hospital food and how terrible or good it is.

Rachel June 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

I’ll use it to look at tastespotting while my fiance is using the other computer to do fantasy baseball crap!

CHRISTINE June 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I would use this laptop for couponing and keeping in touch with my cousins via skype.

CHRISTINE June 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I would use this laptop for couponing and keeping in touch with my cousins via skype.

Kathy Tyler June 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’d finally have a decent laptop to work from.

Kat Suletzki June 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

My pour old Sony Vaio has seen better days. It is covered with a thin layer of dust from all the flour in the kitchen and has had more than it’s share of wine spilled on it. A new one would be so lovely.

Charlene Ross June 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Here is my link:
Oh, how I want to win! My computer is dying a sad and slow death which makes it very difficult to write. I’d love to finish my novel (and keep up with my blog) on a new laptop!

lauren O'Connor June 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I just shared this:

I would use this for my writing and blogging…everything! : ) My poor Mac is dying. : (

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch June 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm I tweeted! If I win, I could give the kids the old lap top and save the new one all for my self..Bwahahaha!

Marika Mullen June 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm
I could use it for writing novels, and my husband could use it to help him get his degree in pursuit of opening a charter school.

lorraine mabbett June 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Hmm my beautiful all-in-one was burned in a house fire a month ago. I think I would like to have portability of a laptop. thank you

Emily Koonse June 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Tastespotting is delicious and inspiring! With a new laptop I would be one mobile foodie! I’d donate the laptop to my sister who is starting her own small design business.

Lucinda Morabito June 11, 2012 at 5:45 am

I would transfer all of my photos and recipes from the almost-dead computer I have now to the new laptop. And, of course, I would use it everyday for checking email, shopping, finding recipes, etc.

Frieda N June 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Where is the winner listed? Is this a ploy to keep generating traffic to this site. Bad business.

denise July 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm
Jennifer@The Foodery July 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Another laptop means I can work twice as hard to submit delicious photos to Tastespotting!

April July 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm posted on facebook! I would probably give it to my mother, who is struggling with our dying home computer. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Jackie September 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I’m 51 yrs old and back in college. I would use the computer to finish my degree to be the example to my kids.

Donna Richie September 16, 2012 at 9:15 am
Venkateshmurthy September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Just use it! Hope I win. :)

Shanna Melton October 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

If I won this Sony Vaio Laptop & Microsoft Office Giveaway I would do so much work with my paintings, my new love of photography, and poems along with short documentaries about artists. It would be a blessing.

Shanna Melton October 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

If I won this Sony Vaio Laptop & Microsoft Office Giveaway I would do so much work with my paintings, my new love of photography, and poems along with short documentaries about artists. It would be a blessing.

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