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$25 BJ’s Gift Card Giveaway

Posted in Blog News, Contests with tags , , , , on September 26, 2010 by Jill

Photo by mangee.

Kill Jill is on a tight schedule!

Between working part-time, doing homework and having classes, I literally have to pencil friends in for a week in advance. I’m not even joking. I tell ya, it makes it hard to have spontaneous fun with the pals.

Reply to this post with your best idea for time management for college students and you could win a $25 gift card from BJ’s Wholesale Club. (This contest is open to US residents or anyone with a BJ’s membership.) Make sure to leave your name and email address so I know how to contact you in case you win!

This contest will close in 2 weeks, on October 9th, late in the evening. I’ll likely choose a winner that night and email the winner. The winner will have to provide their mailing address so I can personally send you a little note, along with the $25 gift card. Livin’ Digi Sweepstakes

Posted in Articles, College Stuff, Contests, General on September 26, 2009 by Jill

Our friends at iChapters are offering you a chance to win one of four Digi Life packages, worth over $1000! The prize packages include a netbook, jump drive, a smart pen, a shoulder bag and more!

Check out the video above or this website for more details.

Kill Jill’s Awesome Thing Of The Week: Wholesale Furniture Brokers (Giveaway!)

Posted in Awesome Things, Blog News, Contests on August 28, 2009 by Jill

Hey, guys! We’re doing another giveaway, here on Kill Jill Goes To College. This one will run for two weeks.


Prize: a $100 gift card to either or

Requirements: Must have a blog if you plan to enter a second time. This contest is opening to American and Canadian citizens only.

To enter:

  1. Please include your email so I can contact you and the country you live in so I know which website you’ll be choosing an item from.
  2. Post a comment on the contest blog post (this post), telling which item (from their dorm furniture page at you would want to win. That’s for one entry.
  3. Bloggers get a second chance to enter. Link back to this contest blog post from your blog. Add a link to this blog post. Comment a second time to this post with the URL of the post at your blog where I can find the link.

After September 11, I’ll take the names of all who entered and choose a winner with The name that comes up will then get an email from me with the gift certificate code to use on the American or Canadian site.

I’ve looked around GoWFB’s website and they’ve got some super nice furniture for your dorm or for that first apartment. Don’t forget to check out their bedroom furniture or maybe pick out a new mattress.


HP Giveaway Winner Announced!

Posted in Blog News, Contests on August 18, 2009 by Jill

The winner of the HP laptop giveaway has been chosen! I just wanted to thank everyone for their entries. I can’t wait to put together an article from the best tips you sent in.


The winner is: Anna Jeffries.

You can also enter the other HP laptop giveaways at these sites:

HP Giveaway Contest: Closed.

Posted in Blog News, Contests on August 18, 2009 by Jill

Thank you for all your entries to the HP laptop giveaway, here at Kill Jill. The contest is now closed. I have to go through over 100 entries before the end of the day. I’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway here sometime this evening.

Thank you to all who entered.

(You can also check out the rest of the blogs doing the same giveaway here.)

HP Giveaway starts on Friday!

Posted in Blog News, Contests, Links, Web on August 12, 2009 by Jill

oddanimals063So, I know what I’m going to have you guys do in order to win the HP Bundle (the HP dv6 laptop, HP Mini 110 laptop and the Timbuk2 bag). But I just wanna remind you- you have to enter between Friday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 18th. The requirements won’t be extreme but I don’t want to share them until Friday. Just don’t forget to enter!

And I’m sweetening the deal (a little) for the top contest entries. The top 5 contest entries will also get linked here at Kill Jill. And something will be done with the best contest entries- but I can’t say what yet.

Come back this Friday for more details!

(You can find out more info about the giveaway here and read my review of these two fabulous laptops here.)

Review: HP Pavilion dv6t Notebook and Mini

Posted in Articles, College Stuff, Contests, Dorm Life, How-To, Kill Jill, Links, Money Honey, On Campus, Tips, Web on August 10, 2009 by Jill

HPPaviliondv6_FrontOpenBefore the HP giveaway starts on Aug. 14, I thought I’d do a little review of the products that are available to win. (You can learn more about the giveaway here.)

(The image to the left is the HP Pavilion dv6t notebook. Below is the HP Mini.)

Between the two products, I fell in love with the HP Mini more. But I’ll get to that later.

After using a Dell with a 17 inch screen, the HP notebook‘s 16 inch screen just didn’t seem wide enough for what I use my laptop for (watching movies). (Of course, my laptop doesn’t include a BluRay player like this baby.)

Other than that, it’s a great product. The setup was really easy. This notebook comes with Windows Vista (which has gotten a bad rep in the past, yes, but I’ve been using it for a year and I’ve not once had any issues with it).

I tend to multi-task while I tinker away on my computer and this notebook handled that fine, no matter how many applications I was running or how many windows I had open.

I think this laptop would be great for people who download a butt-load of… um… legal content because the hard-drive is a nice, big one: 500 GB (Nice.). Would likely also be swell for those hip, nerdy types who play World of Warcraft and have every Sims game and expansion pack ever made. (I love hip, nerdy types. For the record.)

Now. Onto the gem of the two, the HP Mini.

HPMini110_FrontOpenOhmygoodgorsh, I love this thing. It’s so small (includes a 10 inch screen) but not too small- you can still web browse with ease and so light. Perfect for web browsing at the local café or checking your email on the go. It would likely be awesome if you had a wireless connection but I haven’t gotten the opportunity to try that out- yet. (Once I get to school, I am there.) But it comes with an Ethernet port, so it’s all good.

This computer will be useful for those students pursuing an online degree.

The Mini comes with Windows XP, which is totally cool. Setup was easy, but not as flashy as the Pavilion‘s. But what the Mini lacks in flashiness, it makes up for in convenience.

And with the Syncable software, you can access stuff on your Pavilion from your Mini. So that’s pretty neat, too.

And best of all, it fits nicely in your purse. (Or, if you prefer, your man purse.)

If it were legal, I think I would consider marrying the HP Mini. I kid you not.

You can also check out a review for the same two products at Student Bloggers. You can also find out more info on the Kill Jill HP Giveaway here.