Friday, January 24, 2014

Immerse Yourself in Technology at the Intel Experience Stores {Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 & Intel Coupon Codes Giveaway!}

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While I absolutely love the convenience of online shopping, there's a part of me that always misses the hands-on aspect.

It's one thing if I know exactly what I'm purchasing (e.g. vacuum cleaner bags or loom bands) but it's another if it's something like a new laptop or tablet. Reading the details can only go so far in comparison to actually picking it up and playing around with it, right?

Fortunately, there are brands that are taking things even further than just being offered in big box stores. Case in point, for the first time in its history, Intel Corporation has opened community-based, pop-up Intel Experience Stores in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City!

Intel Experience Store

Giving visitors the unique opportunity to interact with some of the latest Intel-based devices, the Intel Experience Stores even offer Intel technology experts to help with purchase decisions and provide technology advice.

Beyond that, visitors can enjoy a range of free daily activities including local speakers and performers, tutorials, a recycling program that is benefiting local schools in each of the cities, and other fun activities including free coffee every morning and game and movie nights during the week.

Although I'd probably visit for the free coffee alone, I love the idea that a relaxed, community atmosphere is incorporated into a location that anyone and everyone can learn about some of the newest tech items on the market today (including tablets, 2 in 1 devices and portable all-in-one PCs).

Intel loaner program

If you haven't tried out one of Intel's revolutionary new 2 in 1 devices, you've got to see the versatility and convenience of being able to combine the functionality of a laptop with the size and portability of a tablet! Not to mention visiting your local Intel Experience Store to test out touchscreen laptops and awesome tablets, of course.


Whether you're looking to "try before you buy," get answers from experts, see a demonstration or simply interact with technology in a way that wasn't possible before, I recommend visiting these innovative pop-up locations if you're in LA, Chicago or NYC!

Find out more about the Intel Experience Stores on the Intel website (they're closing very soon, so plan a visit asap!) and, for those of us who don't have a store near us, be sure to head over to BestBuy.com/IntelExperience to see some of the latest Intel-based devices online as well.

Plus, thanks to the generosity of Intel's Experience Stores, 11 people are going to be able to fulfill their holiday tech wish lists in case they are still looking to upgrade their technology in 2014, because...

One person will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (16gb, MSRP: $399.99) and 10 people will win $50 Intel coupon codes to be used on BestBuy.com/IntelExperience (exp 1/31/2014)!

Samsung-Galaxy-Tab


A big thank you to Intel's Experience Stores for providing the information and prizes for the 11 lucky giveaway winners. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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tawndam said...

I like the feeling tthat what I'm getting is a perfect fit for me or whoever else I shop for

rockergoddess2002 said...

It's such an enjoyable experience..they make everything so easy :)

Jen said...

i like the selection

ashley robertson said...

I would love this i really need it

ashley robertson said...

I would love this i really need it

Sara Joy said...

I like that it's hands on and you can try things and see if they are right for you.

Natalie said...

I love the relaxed environment where you can touch and experience the products and I love that there are technology experts to help answer any questions.

KV H said...

I like that experts can answer your questions & provide tutorials.

stew said...

I like that Intel technology experts are available to answer questions and help with the decision-making process.

Courtney B said...

well i'll tell you one thing its a lot less crowded then the horrible apple stores!!!

Lisa Brown said...

I like the hands-on and help you will receive. it's so hard to know and understand technology for many, like me, and it's always helpful to have knowledgeable people to educate you.

Lisa Brown said...

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Tony said...

I am not tech savvy and having experts to help is wonderful.

Mysharona said...

I like trying things out before buying

Mysharona said...

I like trying things out before buying

Jean Brinkley said...

I like that you can test drive so many different products and that there are experts on hand to answer questions.

Rebecca Fry said...

I like the feeling that what I'm getting is a perfect fit for me!!

peg42 said...

I really like that you can try out the products before buying them.
Thanks so much.
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Maria Malaveci said...

Trying things out before you buy them!

Amy Honious said...

I love the 'pop up' store idea-it helps to keep things fresh :) thanks for the great giveaway!

lemonlaurie said...

it looks like a fun place for the whole family to shop at.

Heavensangel2387 said...

I love that you can try out the products before purchasing. I love that these stores are inviting, offering free coffee, and have great staff to answer any questions you have.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I really like that they have experts to answer questions and that I can try an item before I buy it!

Angela Cash said...

I like that the Intel Experience Stores offer demonstrations and on-site experts to help you find the products that perfectly fit your needs.

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

I like that Intel Experience Stores even offer Intel technology experts to help with purchase decisions and provide technology advice.

ginette4 said...

I like that you can try out their products and then deciding if you want to make the purchase

Cassandra Eastman said...

Well, of course I love free coffee as well. But I love that you can get hands on with Intel products to see which one is perfect for you!

Natalie U. said...

Like that it's taking a cue from Apple and stepping up the customer service and interaction for the consumer and the product
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Yona Williams said...

I like being able to 'try before you buy' - I like to really shop around before I make a decision.

wigget said...

love the try before you buy aspect of the stores

AndreaH said...

I really love the hands-on aspect of it all. If I plan to invest a large chunk of money into something then I have to be able to try it out first or at least be able to see it in person. So, this would definitely be the biggest plus for me about the Intel Experience Stores.

AndreaH said...

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sd4david said...

I like the highly trained staff to answer questions and steer me towards the best products for my needs and budget.

Tara Overby said...

I love being able to try something before you buy it! Also, very helpful to have experts on hand to show you things and answer questions!

heather baker said...

Being able to try something and make sure it really works for you is awesome!

lisamercy said...

i like the free coffee and the recycling program to benefit local schools.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I love how I can get some help and guidance from the staff

Angela . Yeremenko said...

I like that you can get other's opinion and advice rather than have to read through a bunch of reviews.

Candice said...

I love the recycling program. I was looking for one!

Melissa Storms said...

I like that you can try before purchasing, there is nothing like buying electronics and finding out there are things you really don't like about them.
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BrunoDogg2 said...

I like that there are experts to answer all of your questions!

ohhhfire said...

i like being able to try before i buy

Gina Ochsen said...

Tech and coffee... of course they go great together.

What is really nice is that you get to see a variety of products and know that you are getting the quality components that Intel has a reputation for.

I'm going to have to look up where they are located at in Chicago... just in case I'm in the area.

Tammy Woodall said...

I like that there are demonstrations. When it comes to Technology, seeing how its done and how it works, definitely helps

Michelle Brown said...

I never heard of it before but it sounds interesting

sohamolina said...

I like that it is community-based.

Daraya Johnson said...

I love how you can try it at the store, rather than buying the product, trying it at home, and then deciding whether you should return the product or not.

taxchyk said...

Personally I do better when I can try something out myself rather than trying to read an instruction booklet.

Carrie Phelps said...

I love that I can interact with an item in the store BEFORE making my decision to purchase. Unfortunately I've made purchases that I've been unhappy with once I got home.

Sara Wagner said...

I love how Tech Xperts help you with demonstrations while you can have a cup of coffee, and listen to performances.

s said...

The try before you buy.

Deb Christie said...

The features like the tech experts seem helpful in making decisions. I like the ease of use and available information.

Trish V said...

It seems like such a fun and hands on place to shop.

Danielle Porter said...

I like that you can test out everything before you buy it! I think it would be a fun shopping trip!

buzzd said...

you get to try it out

Stevie said...

I like being able to try things out before you buy them

kyl neusch said...

like that experts can answer your questions

Sherry said...

One thing that I really like is that experts can answer your questions & provide tutorials.

Rusthawk said...

I like that you can get a hands on experience and help from knowledgeable staff.

Elicia P said...

I like that you can it out. Hey and coffee and treats isn't so bad as well.

Krista Grandstaff said...

I really like that I can actually use a product in store, and have an expert on hand, ready to answer any questions that may come up. So many electronic choices to pick from, it's hard at times to choose wisely - having someone advise me on what would best suit my needs would be a HUGE plus!

CJ Godfrey said...

I like the fact that I get a demonstration. It makes me feel more comfortable.

jasmine burdett said...

i like that you can get hands on with Intel products to see which one is perfect for you!

tattwo said...

The one thing that I would like the most would be the free coffee, wow! Just kidding, I think the "try before you buy" concept is one of the best things since sliced bread. With electronic products we never know what it feels like to use them until we buy the product. Thanks

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like that they have experts available to answer questions because having that help there always makes things easier.
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Lana Bilyy said...

the selection is awesome

russrpm said...

I like that all your options are right in front of you with experts who actually can answer all my question.

Debi said...

Like that you can "try before you buy".

Natalie Yeoman said...

I like the Hands on experience because you can try and play with the products before buying them

Angela P said...

I love that they have the latest and greatest selections in technology.. and people who can help answer questions for people like me who aren't very tech savvy.

chromiumman said...

i like that you can try out different products and that they have experts to answer questions

Phelank said...

I like that the intel store has a community feeling and free coffee. I love free coffee!

tanya holland said...

I like the variety they have available, lot's to choose from

Ismail Qamar said...

good user integration

scooter7018 said...

ability to try out stuff

Lee Wei Liao said...

Can try the latest product and have someone to show you around

Kenny Fensom said...

like the selection

Sandra Davis said...

i like that they have a recycling program

Peter Chao said...

Love to win the new gadget!

Colleen Boudreau (collifornia) said...

I like that they have experts to help you out.

Christina Marie said...

I like that you can try before you buy at the experience stores. Thanks for the giveaway!

Chrissy said...

I like that they will answer my questions.

paula willbanks said...

I like that you get to ask questions and interact with the devices in person prior to purchasing.

Latochia Bell said...

I like that they are helpful and that the products continue to get better and better.

Latochia Bell said...

I like that they are helpful and that the products continue to get better and better.

ferriz said...

i love that you can try before you buy. and it isnt apple.


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guettel78 said...

I love that the Intel Experience stores give customers the chance to try out products before purchasing and offer the assistance of experts in finding just the right fit -- and the extra savings and bonuses don't hurt either!

Geoff K
gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

Laura An said...

I like that you can try things out before you buy them.

Melissa Neece said...

Offering demonstrations and hands-on is great!

Carla MA said...

I like that experts are available to help and that I don't have go out to a store in this cold weather.

Growl Tiger said...

I love that it is hands on and there is a good amount of variety of product. I like that the people there are knowledgeable.

C and C girl said...

I like that nothing is chained down, that way you can actually pick up the products and test them out

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love that they give people a chance to try out different devices before buying them.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

crankyyanky1 said...

I just was at the store yesterday looking at laptops for my son and the intel experience was wonderful they asked me what we needed, how we were going to use it and then gave us recommendations and you can then try it out to see if you like it it is a great experience we have a good idea of what we are going to get!

Diane said...

Everyone keeps telling me that I have to upgrade my technology

Robin said...

Great idea and great giveaway.I would love to win. My kids have tablets, but not me.

@bamrecreations said...

I like the test drive feature - really makes it easy!

Heather said...

I like the test drive feature! I am not really tech savvy, and I probably checked out 10 ereaders before I decided on the right one for me!

Maria Ivey said...

I like the recycling program, free coffee every morning and game and movie nights during the week. Sounds like a lot of fun.

kdavis said...

I like the fact that you can try b4 you buy....makes everything so much easier.

Ronda Patrick said...

Free coffee and snacks while learning, so cool!

Debra said...

you get to check it out first

Sharon Kaminski said...

I like the idea of being able to purchase on line.

Rusty Ivey said...

GTab3 is a great device!

Rusty Ivey said...

Best Buy has always been a fave for me so the Intel experience should make it better!

Harmony Burmeister said...

Like that you cant try before you buy

Tracey Berry said...

I really like that you can speak with an expert.

Kendra said...

I like the 'try and buy' option. Too often it takes me forever to buy new electronics because I spend a lot of time researching online about the quirks of each device so i'm informed ahead of time since you usually can't return electronics.

spock7005 said...

I like that they have experts - bot just off the street sales people - to advise you and answer your questions. And if they don't know the answer, they find it for you! Wish every store did that! scian54(at)aol(dot)com

nanuwins said...

that experts can answer your questions

Debra Guillen said...

I love being able to try before buying and having experts to answer any questions.

Kim Hardy said...

I like the you can play withthe item before deciding if you want to buy or not

amanda mclemore said...

I like that experts can answer your questions & provide tutorials.

gannyofshy said...

I love the fact you can get X-pert advice, have fun, have coffee and just have fun while learning about Intel, very cool

Jennifer Q. said...

I love how they make shopping a fun experience between the demonstrations and having the Tech Xperts actually help you. I have been in other stores from competitor brands that are crowded and just plain unpleasant to deal with!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love the advice and the personalized experience

reddon30 said...

I like that you can try it out before buying it.

April said...

I would love to visit a store like this. I think it's a great idea that more stores should try.

Deb said...

I can't stand it if I can't try out a new product before I buy it, when it comes to electronics!!! I can't tell you how many times I have been at a big box store and I wanted to see just what Mac can do and they did not have it up and running or connected to the internet for me to try. I would appreciate the intel experience

Stephen Alexander said...

I like the hands-on opportunity you can get before buying!

Andrew said...

I love how you can test the products to get the experience of what they are like

kellyr78 said...

I like that I can learn from tech "Xperts" about features of the different products.
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Jennifer said...

Being able to try out products and have experts available to assist is wonderful

paula d k said...

you can test different computers, tablets and ask questions thats awesome i love being able to do that

Res said...

would be interesting to compare it with apple

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I like that they have experts to answer questions because I always have a ton before making a big purchase.

Lambofgoth said...

They have a very nice diverse selection of Intel products.

Thomas Murphy said...

I like how you can try things before you buy them.

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Jason Vaughn said...

I like that you can try out so many products.

Amanda Kinder said...

I really like that it's hands-on and you can try before you buy!

BethElderton said...

I would love the Intel Store for the same reason we love to browse Best Buy--I love reading reviews and ads, but there is no substitute for getting my hands on something and seeing it in action.
Mary Beth Elderton

Jerry Cartwright said...

I sure would love to win this

scottsgal said...

how cool they have a loaner program to try products out

Robin T said...

I love their selection of laptops

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Minta's Creations said...

I love how you can items out before you buy them. I also like how they have tutorials if you need them.

Elizabeth said...

I like that there are daily activities! I have not heard of a place that does that before. I would want to go on tutorial day

KPort207 said...

I like that I can go in with questions and get them answered plus I can try out the items before purchasing

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Sarah said...

I love that you can try before you buy!

barb said...

i love the hands on experience so you get exactly what you want. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Nichole Sylka said...

I like the variety and the hands on try it

auntietina said...

I need to be able to touch things to be sure they are comfortable and user friendly.

auntietina said...

I need to be able to touch things to be sure they are comfortable and user friendly.

auntietina said...

I need to be able to touch things to be sure they are comfortable and user friendly.

Cálaeb Temple said...

i like the expert advice.

Beanybopp said...

I like you can try out whatever you want while having experts there to help out if you need it. There aren't many places that will have a huge selection of products with experts to help you pick out which one is right for you and explain why.

Terri Egelund said...

I like that there are technical experts available.

Bridge said...

I like to touch feel and try before buying.

Kay Breezy said...

I love how helpful and easy it is

mahnrafjtb said...

I love all the free daily activities available. I need all the extra help I can get.

slehan said...

I like the hands on experience with help when you need it.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

ghassan alsaleh said...

I like that experts can answer your questions

Linda Kish said...

You can get answers from people who know what they are talking about.

blew415 said...

Its less crowded and they are more helpful than that 'other' store

b291437a-7693-11e3-8098-000bcdcb2996 said...

I like the Reuse Program.

price21100 said...

I love the "Try Before You Buy" aspect! I can make sure I like it before taking it home.

Stephanie said...

Free coffee is enough to get me in the door, but I really love the "borrow before you buy" program - always nice to make sure something really works before you spend hundreds of dollars.
Stephanie
steph 0828 at hotmail dot com

mickeyfan said...

Try before you buy is a great idea. I hate having buyer's remorse when I spend a chunk on tech products because I had no way of knowing that I might hate certain aspects later.

steplyk said...

try before you buy allows me to see what I really need.

Melissa Shirley said...

I like that you can try the producrs

Tamar said...

I like the immersive technology experience.

Jana Aleen said...

Needing a new tablet, since my kindle is broken :(.. I have a samsung galaxy phone, so I am familiar with the system. Hope I am lucky enough to win this, that would be amazing :)

Tram Le said...

I like that you get to try out all of these technological devices in such a fun experience, because I like to get hand-on with the products before deciding if I will buy the product or not.

jeanie said...

I love that they have the electronics right there for you try to see if it's what you are looking for. Their customer service has always been wonderlful, as well!

openmind101 said...

I love that the experts are on hand to answer any questions you have.

Wendy said...

It's very nice to be able to try out the technology before purchasing. Especially for those of us who have no idea what we want!

Aubrey said...

I love the idea of being able to check out gadgets while enjoying free coffee.

Sonya said...

I love the Tech Xperts!

jose benavides said...

I like how they help you when needed

CatOLuck said...

I like the movie nights.

Machina said...

I just like trying things before I buy them...who doesn't?!? :)

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love the "try before you buy" feature.

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like that you can try before you buy

hhkaufman78 said...

I like that your can try things out before you buy!

Bettina said...

The try before you buy feature is great!

mdog said...

I always need help in anything technical, so the tutorials are perfect

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I like that there are technology experts available that can answer all of the questions that I have before I make a purchase. That way I know I am making the right purchase for me.

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CricetJean Gentry said...

there is such a great selection and they make it easy to decide, if i have problems, they have experts all the time to help me!

Dawn Monroe said...

I like that you can try before you buy and the experts are there to show you all the things you may not realize it can do.

C.K. Miracle said...

I like that they have technology professionals to answer questions in simple terms so anyone can understand and you can try the products out first.

walk9 said...

I love that you can try before you buy.

mysweetiepiepie said...

I like that you can try out the products because I never know how something's going to work for me without actually trying it out.

Melissa said...

I think that being able to try out the product before you buy it is really handy..when I was shopping for a tablet for my teenage son just with the specs online it's really hard! To be able to actually test them, try apps, see how they process is a real benefit.

Teri "Iowa Mom" said...

I like the knowledgeable staff. More often that not when I go to shop for gadget the employees know less about the units that I do. I want to be helped by people who know the product they are selling and can help me experience it before I take it home.

Karen F said...

I like that the knowledgeable employees help you to decide what is best suited for you.

jmcharries said...

I like the idea of being able to try things out before you decide to actually commit to a purchase.

jmcharries@cox.net

skipthelaundry said...

I like the idea of going and trying out many different ideas before buying.
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AnnaZed said...
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AnnaZed said...

I love the relaxed environment and being able to touch those touch screens!
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Scott M. said...

I like the personal help and service they give.

Lovemy Ace said...

I like that they help you with technology

Wanda McHenry said...

I like that you can try the newest Intel devices and that experts are readily available to help you in deciding the best product for you.

sdadolf said...

I like being able to talk about my needs with someone knowledgeable.

mummadear said...

I love that they have experts available to answer any spec questions one might have!

Erica C. said...

I like that you can try products before you purchase them.

Jason Eyermann said...

Fingers crossed

adinatm said...

looks like a really fun place!
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Janette Polivka said...

I like that it's hands on so you get a better idea of what you will be working with. So if you have any questions you can ask right then.

petchk79 said...

I enjoy that you can try things out before you buy them and that you can ask an expert and they will help you pick out the perfect product!

Tammy S said...

I am a visual person. So I love that you can use the items before you buy one. That means a lot to me.

Heather De Luna said...

I like that it is not only an interactive environment but there are experts to answer any questions about the product. The entertainment is just a bonus.

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