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Why I travel with a NOOK by Samsung

Why I travel with a NOOK by Samsung

This contest is over. The winner was Eva B. and she has been contacted, thank you for all who entered.

Take my NOOK everywhere! Great for traveling, unwinding, waiting and keeping the kids entertained

I’ve been on the road more than I have been home the last two months, and one thing I am finally getting thing hang of is learning how to pack everything I need for my trips in only carry-ons. Gone are the days when I needed great big suitcases to get me where I was going.

I’m even learning how to travel without a laptop or a big camera, but for today I want to share this travel essential with you! I received a NOOK by Samsung to try out and share with you here. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It came in the mail the night before I had to fly home to deal with a family emergency.

I needed to pack light and I don’t really have any idea how long I will be gone. I had never used a NOOK before, but I knew I could load it up with things to help keep me occupied and ways to take a mental break when nights got long at the hospital.

It has done all that and then some!

In the night before my flight, I rented and downloaded two light-hearted comedies to watch on my flights.

Since i downloaded them before I left, I can watch them anytime at my leisure for 30 days, but once I start the film I only have 24 hours to finish. For $4, I was able to watch new releases whenever and however I wanted to on the plane. Super Awesome!

Next, I downloaded several books I have been wanting to read because I knew I would be spending a lot of time in waiting rooms and just generally sitting around waiting on people during my trip. I finished one book my first two days here and will finish my second book tonight.

Instead of bringing tons of hardcopy books with me, I have my own digital library at my disposal.

View of the NOOK by Samsung library

And when my eyes tire from reading too long, I also have a few digital magazines on there to get my creative juices flowing again (Digital magazines are my favorite!!) and even a few fun games I can play when I just need something to take my mind off of everything. Did I mention the battery life on this thing runs circles around all my other devices? Seriously, I didn’t even charge it for the first 3 days and I was using it almost constantly!

Apps and games look great on the NOOK by Samsung

The tablet does so much more though, I have sent some important work files to myself via Dropbox, reserved a rental a car while I sipped a hot chai from Starbucks, and even live-streamed a conference I was scheduled to speak at this weekend but couldn’t since I had to drop everything and go. It was almost as good as being there.

Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

This little guy has been a true lifesaver for me this week and I am thrilled to have an extra one to give to a very lucky reader. If you would like to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK for you or someone you love this holiday season (what a great Christmas gift!)


One lucky reader will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, a $179.99 value. To enter follow the steps below.


Visit Barnes & Noble here, then leave a comment letting me know what you would download first?



Get a second entry if you share this contest with a friend, either by sending them the link to this post, via tweet, with a FB post, or even a pin on Pinterest. Just leave an extra comment letting me know what you did.

Good luck!

*This giveaway ends at 11/16 midnight.Open to US residents only, sorry.

Congrats Eva B.!!!
You are the winner of the NOOK by Samsung, enjoy.