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GIVEAWAY: IPad Mini

As promised, this month’s Device Giveaway is an iPad Mini. Last year we did this once a month and I’m bringing it back for the last half of 2014. You should be able to enter once a day so keep this page bookmarked!

 

iPad Mini

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317 Comments

  1. Barbara Elness
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:14:34

    My Kindle app of course. :D

  2. Connie
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:22:29

    My first App was the kindle App.

  3. Shannon
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:27:47

    Probably kindle app

  4. Kimberly Coady
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:33:23

    The Kindle and Nook apps, of course!

  5. Mary Preston
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:10:21

    Have to be the Kindle app.

  6. alcee clayborne
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:16:01

    I would download kindle as my first app

  7. Jen K
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:26:05

    Seeing as I have a kindle, I’d skip that app for “first”. I’d say it’d probably be my SImpsons Tapped Out game. lol

  8. Jacob
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:32:54

    Dropbox – I use Dropbox ALL the time!

  9. Soraya
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:33:22

    First the Onedrive app since my entire Calibre library lives there, then Kobo, Kindle, Audible and Goodreads. I can´t live without these apps.

  10. Stephanie
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:37:05

    The Kindle app.

  11. Maria Macha
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:43:02

    definitely my kindle reader!

  12. Susan S.
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 19:52:43

    The Kindle app.

  13. Barbara A
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:06:20

    Kindle 1st, definitely. Followed by Netflix and SolCalendar

  14. elaing8
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:15:34

    The kindle app

  15. Sharleen
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:26:15

    I would download the Kobo app. Thank you for running this prize.

  16. Lynnette
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:27:23

    Probably Kindle, then Feedly and Facebook.

  17. Liz S
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:29:52

    Kindle reading app, then Goodreads

  18. Elise S.
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:31:33

    The nook app is usually my first install.

  19. Julie
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:32:33

    Gmail. It’d be something Google-related, for sure.

  20. Jessica T
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:34:39

    Probably Gmail (so I can get the DA daily posts updates as soon as it’s available :p), Overdrive (for audiobooks and ebooks that aren’t offered by my library as Kindle books that can then be transferred to my Kindle device), and YouTube. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Brianna (The Book Vixen)
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:37:09

    The first app I’d download is the Kindle app. Gotta be able to read my books!

  22. Katrina T.
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:37:43

    The first app I’d install is ibooks.

  23. Angie G
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:43:13

    Kindle, Nook, Dropbox… :-)

  24. Patti (@lovesfabromance)
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:52:49

    I’d probably install twitter, then kindle :)

  25. Analiz
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:14:51

    Nook & kindle app

  26. Liz (Bugetta)
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:30:14

    Kindle and then Dropbox. Gotta have access to my calibre library! :)

  27. ML
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:33:29

    Bluefire Reader.

  28. Erin K.
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:55:40

    Twitter! Then kindle, nook and overdrive.

  29. bn100
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:57:13

    kindle

  30. karel
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:48:59

    I have a ton of photo apps on my phone so I would probably install one of those first.

  31. sabrina
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:51:46

    Definitely Kindle app!

  32. rosabelle
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:54:36

    What else but Kindle? :)

  33. Laurel
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:02:57

    Kindle app

  34. kim
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:20:36

    netflix

  35. Diana Leneker
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:30:36

    Digg….so I can read my blogs…

  36. e michelle
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:46:45

    i would probably download favado its my new favorite app

  37. Melissa
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:57:35

    Words With Friends… I’m addicted

  38. Ruth
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:03:37

    Overdrive so I can read my library e-books

  39. Ren
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:04:37

    Kobo apps (since I can’t use Kindle and Nook, due to regional restriction)

  40. Eva
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:05:58

    Kindle

  41. Penelope
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:08:32

    I am in for this!

  42. Bernice
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:22:29

    Spotify!!!

  43. Erin Burns
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:34:19

    Thanks for the giveaway, first apps would be ShuBooks, then kindle and nook.

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    Jul 23, 2014 @ 01:48:06

    Apple Updates Most Affordable 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display, Improved Cameras & Enhanced Performance—Now Available Starting at $300
    and the surprise is Apple to give early subscribers one free
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  45. Brandy Jones
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 02:08:22

    For the first app I would install the Kindle app and the next would be Overdrive.

  46. Mikou
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 02:17:44

    I would have to install all my reading apps: ebook Search, Marvin, dropbox and Calibre OPS, et cetera.

  47. sherry
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 03:21:57

    Most probably facebook :)

  48. Liz H.
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 04:13:10

    NYTimes ap, then Words with Friends. No kindle for me.

  49. Naomi
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 05:32:37

    Kindle, Feedly and Bloglovin’, I think.

  50. Tamsin
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 06:56:09

    Definitely the Kindle app, followed by 2048. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Tiffany
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 07:39:29

    I’d install fb bc I’m an addict.

  52. shuzluva
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:26:46

    Kindle reader. I need my books!

  53. Sabrina
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:36:03

    That’s easy! Kindle!

  54. Juliana
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:38:59

    Kindle ereader.

  55. Meg S
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:41:34

    Overdrive! I love my Kindle for reading, but Overdrive is great for audiobooks in the car.

  56. pooks
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:04:44

    Kindle, of course. I miss the pretty colored bookcovers on my Kindle Touch!

  57. Casplet
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:19:32

    First app would be Numbers. I keep my reading spreadsheet on it as well as a list of the books in my library, so I don’t accidentally buy the same book twice.

  58. AnnB
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:32:41

    I’d have to install Kindle because its the only app I know how to use!

  59. Lozza
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:45:10

    Like so many others, Kindle first. Followed by Kobo.

  60. DawnMarie
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:51:22

    Oh, definitely Kindle!

  61. Sarah
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:18:23

    I’d immediately install goodreads and any other reading application possible.

  62. JaneL
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:59:23

    Definitely the Kindle app would be one of the first apps to loaded.

  63. blodeuedd
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:19:47

    I have no idea what you could put there, twitter?

  64. Miranda
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:35:04

    The first app I’d install is Alien Blue, wouldn’t want to be without Reddit!

  65. Margay
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:07:07

    Evernote

  66. Emily
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 14:05:15

    NPR. Love me some news as I wash the dishes.

  67. Jenna
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 14:44:09

    Probably Facebook, but kindle, nook, and overdrive would come soon.

  68. Victoria
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 15:07:11

    Kindle. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  69. Sents Saver
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 15:54:35

    twitter, my favorite app!

  70. JL
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 15:54:51

    Kindle app!

  71. anna pry
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 17:36:50

    i would be giving this to my daughters so maybe the Reading Rainbow app would be first

  72. Lee-Ann
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 17:37:55

    Probably Marvin

  73. flchen1
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 17:53:41

    Some author apps I’ve wanted to download!

  74. Valerie
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 18:52:21

    Kindle app

  75. Doreen
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 19:19:10

    I would download the Kindle app!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com

  76. Laura C
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 21:22:05

    I would want to download the Kindle app, but my son would probably push for pbskids.org (he’s four)

  77. Karen
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 21:37:55

    Where’s my IPad (you know, just in case)

    But then all me reading apps!

  78. LaurieF
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 23:04:04

    Probably reading apps.

  79. Missy_G
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 23:13:24

    Netflix & Candy Crush

  80. Tiffany
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 23:25:44

    Candy crush. I’m addicted!

  81. Bella F
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 05:56:19

    Holy moly I want this lol
    The first app I’d install would be Overdrive, so I could get ebooks and digital audiobooks from the library! :D

  82. Timitra
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 10:21:58

    Kindle

  83. Becky
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 14:24:31

    Kindle, then Nook :)

  84. Maritza
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 20:34:13

    First app. Nook or kindle. Or audible. Love audio books.

  85. Kemi Bakrin
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 21:05:50

    I would definitely get the kindle app

  86. Dani
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 21:20:59

    Kindle….or Frozen. Undecided.

  87. Jaclyn Reynolds
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 21:24:14

    I would get the pinterest app first!

  88. Aly P
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 22:28:04

    Something that reads all ebooks, especially epubs

  89. Kris Bock
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 23:00:29

    Kindle for me, too.

  90. Molly
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 06:28:58

    Twitter, Kindle, and Pandora. :-)

  91. Zainab
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 07:12:50

    The first app would probably be instagram. Then facebook, twitter, evernote, pinterest, runkeeper, tumblr, etc would all come together next. HAHA.

  92. Toni Moore
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 13:19:46

    Hi there! I’d download Minecraft for my little guys… thanks for the chance to be a cool Mom! ;D

  93. Nancy
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:06:03

    Kindle, Pandora, and Yelp.

  94. Lee Mckoen
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 22:40:46

    Kindle for sure!

  95. Jenna O
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 15:03:50

    Tinder!

  96. Carolsue
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 04:29:51

    I would install Text Free

  97. Mio
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 09:16:07

    Definitely kindle app.

  98. Amy P.
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 20:43:21

    the Kindle app ! next would be Candy Crush – I’m addicted!!

  99. Jay
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 00:49:08

    The first app would be the kindle app.

  100. Matt
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 00:52:39

    First app. Kindle or Nook.

  101. Lily
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 00:54:22

    Candy Crush

  102. susan
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 09:24:05

    Merlin Bird ID, from Cornell University. Really great bird app for North America.

  103. Cheryl Free
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 04:23:49

    I’d install Evernote first.

  104. Pat3
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 05:35:17

    Like most people, it would be the Kindle app or audible.

  105. JP
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 09:31:15

    Mine would be… Facebook :)

  106. Marinella Casadei
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:21:33

    Maybe Facebook or Marvin!

  107. Sabrina
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 13:50:45

    My Sibley bird app, because I’m a huge nerd like that.

  108. Sylvie Fox
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 02:38:22

    Mmmm, FitBit.

  109. Jewel Dedmon
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 07:23:28

    Paprika – it’s a recipe database that’s really great. Hubby & I cook a lot, and this is a great tool for recipe tracking. You can import directly from websites and email recipes to friends from right inside the app. That is probably the 1st app I’d load, since the iPad comes pre-loaded with all the basics. Plus, my very old 1st generation iPad is very nearly dead… so a new mini would be great!

  110. Rebecca N
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 09:24:27

    Probably an app for reading? I’m not sure

  111. JenniferAnne
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 16:34:09

    I would install Zinio. Also the McDonalds app for discounts.

  112. Nadia Lee
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 01:20:24

    Kindle app :)

  113. Maren
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 02:23:10

    Maybe a drawing app…

  114. Charlotte
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 12:34:43

    Definitely the kindle app. Can’t live without it and would be holed up for a month reading books with retina display. :)

  115. Violet Bick
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 15:44:49

    What’s an app? Just kidding. Kinda. I barely know what an app is — that’s why I need an iPad. To actually join the 21st century. But of course I would get the Kindle app. (Is that what it’s called? The Kindle app?)

  116. Annette
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 15:46:24

    The Facebook app is the first one I’d install.

  117. Gena
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 09:33:22

    The AT&T App so I can record on my DVR and watch shows on my iPad

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