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Tickets in a basketOne of my favorite books when I was just learning to read was Joan Walsh Anglund’s beautifully illustrated Christmas is a Time of Giving. I also loved O. Henry’s short story The Gift of the Magi. I’m sure that the sentiments expressed in those pages set me up for a lifetime of loving to give presents. This holiday season, I’m honored to have a little help from Verizon Wireless as I put on my Santa suit.

My time as a member of the Verizon Boomer Voices program is drawing to a close. To celebrate a collegial and successful partnership, and to thank you for following my adventures in technology, I’m giving you a special holiday present: the chance to win one of three phenomenal mobile devices, courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and will be provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and will be provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Without further ado, here is the first item offered through my raffle: The Verizon Wireless Ellipsis™ 7, a portable full-feature tablet available exclusively by Verizon and its fast 4G LTE network.

vzellipse_tableThe Ellipsis features a 7-inch HD display, ample battery life, and a 1.2GHz quad core processor that lets you easily switch from e-books to games to email. Here are some qualities that make the Ellipsis a perfect gift:

• It allows you to seamlessly balance your personal and professional life. Read emails, download documents and files, manage calendars, and sync your contacts easily so you can stay productive on your next adventure.

• It enables you to share photos, videos, contacts.

• It helps you stay connected with the enriched features of Verizon Messages.

• It provides an array of preloaded apps that bring you custom radio and the latest games and movies on demand, including the Amazon Kindle app and Redbox Instant by Verizon. (Redbox Instant allows you to stream your favorite movies or find the closest Redbox kiosk, where you can pick up new releases on DVD.)

Behind “Door Number Two” we have the MiniJambox by Jawbone. (And if you caught that reference be sure to say so in your comment on the blog! See rules below for details.)

The MiniJambox by Jawbone brings beautiful, wireless sound to any experience via Bluetooth or a 3.5 millimeter stereo cable. Completely portable, it’s small enough to fit into a pocket or a clutch purse. In fact, it rather looks like a clutch purse, doesn’t it?

mini_jamboxThe MiniJambox comes with up to 10 hours of built-in rechargeable battery life. You can customize and personalize it with the Jawbone app. A built-in speakerphone even lets you take calls on the go.

Finally, here for your raffling pleasure is the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation. With a quick-charging 4,000 mAh external battery, this handy device was designed to provide rapid charging. The Powerstation can switch between 500 mA, 1 amp, or 2.1 amps, giving you high-output power for just about any USB-charged device. Its compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry, and it works with a range of devices—smartphones, tablets, and portable gaming systems.

vz_power_stationOkay now. Are you ready to play? Here are the details on how to enter this amazing raffle:

Leave a relevant comment on this post, tweet about this giveaway (if you follow me on Twitter, retweeting this post will count as an entry!), or leave a comment on the Midlife Second Wife’s Facebook page.

If you tweet or retweet, be sure my Twitter handle is included: @midlife2wife. That way I’ll be sure to see your activity.

The more comments and tweets the better, so by all means feel free to leave more than one. The deadline to enter is 12 o’clock noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

I will have Colin, my intern, select product winners from the different platforms on the afternoon of December 18. You have just one week to fill my inbox with comments, tweets, and Facebook notes! One prize per person and three prizes to be given away, along with a few extra swag-bag goodies for each winner. For shipping purposes, I must have a U.S. address to send the items.

I’ll announce the winners here on the blog.

Thanks again for reading, for following, and for entering the raffle. May you be one of the lucky winners!