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7 Winners in 7 Days

During AOL Jobs Week - January 24 - 30, 2011

Winner #1: Gretchen Neubauer from Indianapolis, Indiana

Computer: Mac Book Air

Gretchen wrote:

My job is to help people with disabilities find a job. The company I work for is not-for-profit and cannot afford a lap-top, and I do not earn enough to buy one myself. I find that when I am meeting with clients, they need resumes and need help filling out applications on-line. A laptop would be useful for looking up employer information, for completing job applications and for helping clients build their resumes during our visit. I really need one.

Winner #2: Judi Jones from Seattle, Washington

Computer: HP Envy 14

Judi wrote:

How will a new laptop help in my job search and career? Let me explain the ways.

Skill Development - In the past couple of years employers have come to believe that if you haven't worked in a while, your skills are outdated. Although I have used MS Office 2007 and 2010, I have an old computer with MS Office 2003. I have been using Office for 20 years but... (Read the rest of Judi's Entry).

Winner #3: Maribeth Cirigliano-Andolina from Woodside, California

Computer: MacBook Air

Maribeth wrote:

I am a kindergarten teacher, and would love, love, love to have a laptop of my own to use at home, with the option to bring it back and forth to our classroom. My kinder-kids would love to be able to skype kids from other countries; plus, record their kindergarten songs, plays, presentations, poetry readings, visitors, activity centers, play times; gee, actually, ALL their adventures to save throughout the year... (Read the rest of Maribeth's Entry).

Winner #4: Bridgett Hager from St. Louis Missouri

Computer: HP Envy 14

Bridgett wrote:

I am sending this in for my husband. He is a retired police officer in search of a job. With the economy like it is, we cannot survive on his retirement. He has worked very hard all his life to support his family, but he has never taken the time to learn how to enjoy the benefits of a computer. While searching for jobs in today's world he has realized he needs to take some computer classes if he wants to be proficient in the job market.... (Read the rest of Bridgett's Entry).

Winner #5: Matt Shannon from Salt Lake City, Utah

Computer: HP Envy 14

Matt wrote:

I have never owned a computer. I work two part time shifts for a company that contracts with UPS to run operations at the SLC international airport. I must drive many miles to earn $9.50 an hr. Between shifts I regularly only get 2-3 hours of sleep. During daylight hours I look for a full time regular hours job to add to the current job. I am trying very hard to get out of debt and go to school. .... (Read the rest of Matt's Entry).

Winner #6: Marketta Harris from East Cleveland, Ohio

Computer: HP Envy 14

Marketta wrote:

It would mean the world to me, and provide a great source of relief and help, to win a brand new laptop! I've struggled so much these last two years, having been laid off a job that employed me more for more than 14 years and I was expecting at the time. Right now, I am a single mom who attends classes at a nice outreach program that's trying to help me network and find employment. .... (Read the rest of Marketta's Entry).

Winner #7: Gisela Cummings from Kempner, Texas

vimage_3828354 Computer: HP Envy 14

Gisela wrote:

I've been pounding the pavement looking for jobs and spending countless hours filling out job applications with no luck so far. I'm in my late 40's having to start over again and needing a job badly to survive, and I found that most jobs are to be found online. .... (Read the rest of Gisela's Entry).

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I run my own shopping business from home. But about 3 months ago, my laptop broke down and isnt working. I have to use the library computer and sometimes its slow. Its such a hassel and isnt very good. Im a single mother with 3 kids and im taking care of my mother. Shes ill. This business is all i have to keep money coming in. If my business decays, then everything will be terrible. This laptop could help me out alot. More than anyone could know. It would be a gift, and it would be such a wonderful thing!

July 12 2011 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mercedes Batista

All the job searching info is very accurate, now what i need is a good computer to search for a job.

May 13 2011 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would love to have a new laptop! I design web sites for small businesses and my old laptop I purchased 9 years ago just can't keep up with the technological changes of today. What used to be a fun way to make some extra cash has become a dreaded chore with my old computer. I am planning a wedding and looking to purchase a home this year and I just don't have enough money to purchase a new laptop for myself. After my fiance was laid off two years ago, he has been only able to find work for half the rate that he was making before. A new computer would certainaly help us both!

April 04 2011 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am almost 70 years old and still have to work at least 32 hours a week to make ends meet. If I had a computer I could message my kids and grand kids on the computer and not run up a phone bill

March 26 2011 at 7:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I want to enter for my grandson. He is starting high school in July and the laptop we previously gave him is breaking down and as retirees - we don't have the funds to buy another. He is a bright student and a courteous grandson and deserves to have a laptop to help with his schoolwork. Please pray that we can win this for him.

March 26 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
david moroka

Can someone outside the USA enter this Laptop contest. I am based in Botswana,Africa.

February 21 2011 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ty for offering such a sweet deal. For me it would be a big blessing to have. My old e-mac monitor going out. And it's really hard doing copy and pasting on a iPod touch. Plus my Hubby got laid off of is union job 8 months ago. So to find another job he needs a computer. Not mentioned the kids fit their school projects. My self I need it for surveys. Because when I signed up to do product survey. My home computer the e- mac was working fine. But that's not the case right now. That is why a Laptop would help in this family We have 4 kids in school, One in AB classes. Until we can find jobs. All we are down do is this ipod touch. And sometime when the monitor try to show a pic we use that. So you can see why we have a need for it. Good Luck to everyone who is in need of this to help them in their job searches. And I hope that 2011 bring jobs for all. I have entered so many contest 2 win one, A ipad a computer Laptop, With no luck. God willing I will win. Ty Marjorie

February 05 2011 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lisa krukowski


hi, your show is the best you are so funny, thats what makes people keep going. i would like to win a laptop, so i can look for a home and a new job that pays good and has good benefits.i was looking for a job in north carolina.i live in pa.i lived here all my life and can't get anywhere it just seems that everything goes wrong.we wanted to buy a house last year but i was laid off from my job and we lost our jeep because we coudn't afford it. now we live in a house that we rent and we had to clean it, fix it up and the water pipe still need to be fixed which we don't have the money to and the landlords have all kinds of money and just don't care.all i want is to win the computer to look for a job so i can buy my own home and car, and not worry about getting kick out of a you ellen


February 02 2011 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amy Rager

Wow, to win a new laptop would be fantastic! A laptop would help me improve my outdated computer skills in order to find a job. I was laid off in 2010 and continuosly looking for a job. This could be very helpful to my resume. I would also be able to use it for school. I am returning to college after being a drop out for 10 years. Once I do have a job, I could then do some homework during lunch break so that I have time to help with my son's homework when I am home the few evenings a week that I am not at school.
I would teach my 2nd grade child to use it for educational purposes, beginning typing, math tutorials, etc. Thanks for the opportunity!!

January 31 2011 at 7:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathy Luman

I would love to have a laptop. I need mobility.

January 27 2011 at 8:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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