Merry Christmas! Let Microsoft Office get you through the Holidays and we are giving away two copies Office Home and Business 2010 (SRP $199.99)

Congrats to our winners: Pinny and Wendy!

As a member of the Jewish tribe, my earliest recollection of Christmas was desperately wanting to switch teams.  Yes, I admit, I too wanted to deck my halls with a freshly cut spruce and adorn it with glimmering tinsel and heirloom ornaments that had been passed down from my great-grandmother. I wanted to leave cookies and milk for Santa, put carrots on the doorstep for Santa’s reindeer, drink eggnog until my belly hurt and then wake up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning and tear into every brightly wrapped present under the towering tree.  Of course, I also was quite fond of my own eight nights of presents, fried potato pancakes and chocolate coined goodness, and wasn’t exactly looking to jump ship and join a new religion.

And while I will not be decorating a Christmas tree this year, I do I have my very Christmas miracle.

Oddly enough, my daughter, who is quite the loquacious one, did not speak until she was almost 2 1/2. There was nothing worse than attending those mommy-and-me groups, where all the other moms would brag about their toddlers’ ability to recite Shakespeare and solve long-division math problems. OK, so I’m exaggerating, but sitting among those moms, with my daughter who had not yet mastered the word “mommy,” had me feeling pretty dejected.

Along comes Christmas. In our neighborhood no expense is spared and our friends deck their homes out with every light. As we drove past one of the most bedecked houses, with a life-size Kris Kringle beckoning my daughter from her car seat, she began pointing and muttering, “ah, ah, ah.”

I stopped the car to see what Madison wanted. She was pointing to a Santa waving his mechanical hand. I guess she thought he was waving at her. I carried her over to this sumptuous Christmas feast for the eyes, and she seemed utterly transfixed.

And then she said her very first word, “Anta.” At first, I couldn’t decipher what she was trying to say. And then she said it again, getting more excited and clapping her hands, “Anta, Anta.” At that moment, I felt like knocking on the door of this wonderful family who had given my daughter the gift of words. It was indeed a Christmas miracle!

And while I’m sure those of you in the final countdown to Christmas, for your very own miracle,  likely have LARGE questions that may still be looming for your and your loved ones:  Have you finished your shopping? Planned your party menu? Do we even want to talk about holiday budgets? If you’re feeling the pressure of the holiday hustle and bustle – never fear – the Office elves are here! That’s why they’ve created some helpful tips to wrap up the holidays, stress free!

The truth is Office 2010  is kind of like getting your very own Christmas miracle as it enables you to spend these extra moments with friends and family. After all, aren’t they the ones who make the holidays worth celebrating?!

From planning parties to shopping, Festive Office 2010 templates make everything easier. Get started by conveniently storing your favorite recipes in the OneNote recipe book and keeping tabs on spending with this Excel shopping budget spreadsheet. Then wrap it up by adding a personal touch to any holiday meal with this customizable Word menu.

Want Office as a little gift for yourself? Buy Office 2010 today and get the next version free! 

And guess what readers ? We are giving away two copies Office Home and Business 2010 (SRP $199.99) to TWO lucky readers! For a chance to win one of these TWO copies Office Home and Business 2010 (SRP $199.99) leave a comment here with one way Office Home and Business 2010 (SRP $199.99) will make your life easier! For a second entry you can LIKE Married My sugar daddy on facebook and for a third entry you can follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. GOOD LUCK giveaway ends Friday January 4th!


  1. Pinny Gildin says

    MS Office 2010 is a real game changer in the MS world and I would really love to have a copy so I can organize my daily life a bit better. I used MS Office 2007 at work and it would really help to have something more up to date to work with at home.

  2. Emeti says

    Thanks to hurricane sandy we lost my husband’s laptop. Now he’s always using mine to get his work done.
    We need an extra Ms office so we can both work on our own computer

  3. says

    It’s hard to imagine living w/out Office but that is my lot at the moment. New laptop for me and the old one had office (as did my husband’s and my daughter’s school laptop our our home desktop…). I’m the odd one out as we are all out of licenses now. Google docs just not cutting it! I have spreadsheets and templates a plenty. I have word docs and powerpoints galore. You want labels? I got 20….


  4. Karen Medlin says

    PowerPoint would be nice, I use the library computer when I need to put together a presentation for the Boy Scout Troop, and make it a little easier for the older kids for homework assignments they may not finish in class and will be able to finish at home.

  5. Lydia says

    I think the last Office stuff I had was from 2007, but I lost my discs and after my computer crashed, I couldn’t reinstall! So I’ve been doing without and using web based programs. It would be great to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Laura says

    I would use it to stay organized and on top of managing my brand new blog! I am dipping my toes into the Mom Blog waters and its overwhelming – this excellent organizational tool would make it a little less so.

  7. Regina says

    I could really use a way to have schedules, bills, etc. in one place instead of notebooks. Hope to win one of these.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  8. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says

    Microsoft Home & Office would help me so much with my school work, and keeping a budget for my finances!

  9. Alex Fisher says

    For me, it’d help with my business! Then my husband is a student, so it’d definitely help with writing papers for his classes!!

  10. Shawna says

    This would help us out so hubby could type up his resume to find a better job! (my luck, my microsoft trial expired =[ )

  11. Dani says

    Office Home and Business 2010 will make my life easier by allowing me to create documents, spreadsheets, and databases at home the same way I do at work.

  12. Sara Filler says

    This would be awesome for home and school use, I teach kindergarten and use word a lot for communication from home to school with my students and their families.

  13. Amy D says

    We would use Microsoft Office for school projects, Bible School projects, and organization. Thanks for the review and such an awesome giveaway.

  14. Racheal says

    I’m going back to school in February and currently do not have Microsoft Office on my laptop. I know that Word and Excel would come in handy.

  15. says

    This would make my life easier because I’d put it on my son’s computer and he’d have a reliable word program for his school work. And then he’d be off my computer 😉

    Thank you.

  16. Kathleen M Smith says

    It would be awesome to have way Office Home and Business 2010, I have an old student version that does not suit my current needs. I would love to use it to become more organized and also will need it when I start my own business.

  17. Karen Propes says

    Our computer crashed a few months ago and we haven’t been able to afford a new one.
    My MIL was kind enough to let us use hers, but she does not have Microsoft Office.
    I kept backup copies but without having the same format, I can’t pull them up. I use
    spreadsheets for almost everything and letters in Word. I keep all my Medical Records
    on spreadsheets. My prescriptions, Dr Listings (I have 13 different physicians),
    my procedures/tests and my surgeries (19 to date). I have to keep them up to date so
    I will have for insurance companies and Medicare. I now have to re-enter everything on a notepad.
    I am lost, I also keep all the my formations on blogs I follow, with all the giveaways also, etc… It is so nice just topull up the spreadsheet and search for everything and even SORT!!! Winning would be
    so awesome, I would save me time and effort. It would cut out half the time by having
    everything entered and just update as needed. I have to rest a lot and my time on the
    computer with blogs is limited and I miss my Microsoft Office. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Anne W. says

    Microsoft Office will make my life easier by not having to worry about whether the file formatting will show up correctly if I send an Open Office document to someone who uses Microsoft Office.

  19. Naomie says

    I hope organize our life a little better with excel, and it would help with documents to write for school.
    nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

  20. Daraya says

    To make myself more organized. Plus, I would really enjoy the new templates and just the software, overall. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  21. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Well aside from our (MY) eternal promise to finally get organized – this time I really feel that it’s a matter of life and death.I feel like we have so much stuff and disorganized papers for everything from taxes, to health care (and we need a system just to get organized on those life & death matters) to recipes to work, creative writing, building rehab/remodeling and many other projects galore…

    and last but not least – for my precious Honey/Hubby – who is anything but a Sugar Daddy – but who works his butt of every day – if we had MS Office – we could actually do some of his work from home – which would be a godsend for all of us… Thanks for your generosity and Happy New Year!

  22. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    I LIKE/Fan You (very much) on Facebook – Jesselyn Andersyn

    And while my Honey/Hubby could hardly be considered a “Sugar/Daddy” – he does his best to take good care of us AND he is my Huggy/Honey Bear High School Sweetheart who still makes me feel like the prom queen that I never was – and that has to count for something, right?

  23. Betty says

    This would help me prepare documents that could be shared with my group. And I’d beable to view the training documents that I need to review on my husband’s laptop.

  24. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    I do FOLLOW you on Twitter (@Jesstinger)
    Favorited and/or retweeted several of your recent tweets that struck a particular cord in me – for one reason or another (all of them good ones – no doubt…)

  25. Elizabeth Newsome says

    Office would help me keep track of my daily life – and get things organized in spreadsheets. Also, I love the new Word capabilities, and it’d be great to be able to use it on my new pc!

  26. Megan says

    Organize, store, and search your ideas, information, and notes in one place. I think this feature could really help with the art projects I do

  27. says

    I could really use this program at home, because I’ve been needing Excel. I know how to use it, and it would absolutely like to have it on my home computer for easy access. It would be wonderful to have it for keeping track of business and such. Thanks!!

  28. Sarah Z says

    MS Office 2010 will help me get estimates and invoices sent out more professionally! Also, my 10-year old is starting to do more computer work for school!

  29. SisWins says

    As a teacher, this would be a great help! I use it in school, but to be able to use it at home as well would make my life much easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Carolsue says

    It would make my life easier because I could better track my budget with Excel
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  31. Candace Butler says

    I could use Office 2010 because I am an officer in a small rural Art Guild and do all of their public relations, membership, emails etc etc. I do it as a volunteer they bought me an older lap top but it does not have Office and I do a lot of the work either by hand or the slow way (copy and paste) I would love to be able to put our membership in Access and merge with mailing lists etc. It would make my life much easier. Then I would have more time to actually do art. 🙂

  32. says

    Office 2010 would make my life easier in that I could work on our family budget spreadsheet without having to use my wife’s laptop. We have two laptops, but only one license for Office. With this, I could just do the budget work on my own time and on my own laptop.

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

  33. Danielle T says

    we got a new lap top but dont have office yet. this would be so awesome because every computer needs it but it is expensive!

  34. shannon b says

    I am hoping that winning the MS office would help me become more organized in my daily life. With four kids keeping track of all of their scheduals is becoming more challenging. My memory just isn’t what it used to be. lol Happy Holidays.

    sbaka3 at gmail dot com

  35. Helen May says

    My son took a long time before he could talk but when he did he turned into a jabber jaws! Happy Holidays!

  36. Holly S. says

    Organization!!!! I need some. Checklists and spreadsheets are my friends, but it’s such a pain trying to find exactly what you need online. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. Claire says

    I’d love to finally have the official program! It’d really help me with job searching and writing. Thanks so much

  38. Julie Jones says

    I think that One Note will be a great tool for me to use. I don’t know a lot about it but I plan on watching tutorials on it so I can maximize the experience. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  39. Stephanie Phelps says

    Being able to use it with four kids in school would make my life easier I would no longer have to drive the kids to the library!

  40. Aimee J says

    I tried open office with my new computer. Its not the same. Its just not. Especially when it comes to word processing. I’m a writer by trade and having a copy of MS Office 2010 will lower my stress levels tremendously, I’ll no longer have to deal with all the hiccups that Open Office has. Not that I’m not a huge supporter of freeware, but let’s just face it, sometimes a knock off isn’t as good as the real thing.

  41. Mechele Johnson says

    This would make my life easier because I am working on starting my own fabric and notions business at home and really do not look forward to the hard part of keeping books and such! A program like this would probably practically do it for me!

  42. barbara wright says

    This would make my life easier because my daughter struggles with having MS Office at school, but Open Office at home. I just can’t justify spending all that money to buy MS Office. Too bad there isn’t a class she can take to teach her how to go back and forth between them!

  43. D Schmidt says

    Microsoft Office 2010 would help me in so many ways, Excel is wonderful for creating budgets and the ability to create graphs to see exactly where I am going wrong! Outlook is fantastic for syncing my email accounts and Powerpoint would help my Husband with school presentations.

  44. says

    I just started a new side job where I have to use Office multiple times a day! I currently have a very outdated version and could really use the upgrade to make my new job go smoother and faster!

  45. Sacha Schroeder says

    Office will help me manage my bills/budget and menu planning! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it!

  46. G says

    Liked you and followed you….. I’m a busy mom as well and also love my doggie kids to pieces….I have eight! Lol. Three are rescues. And a teenage stepdaughter. Im keeping my fingers crossed this will be the year for my own baby….I use office now, but my copy is quite old, would love to win this to help organize my life… is such a wonderful program and vie been wanting to upgrade for a while….since I have a home based business this would be great for that among other things….

  47. Saver Sara says

    I have 2010 at work and I love it. It can do so many cool features – my favorite by far is the drag and drop into 2 side by side screens. we have an old version of office and it’s hard to switch back and forth between the two.

  48. Sherri Jackson says

    Microsoft will make my life easier because I am woking a second job and need Excel and Word for it. I could really use this on my laptop.

  49. Marcia Goss says

    I would love a more recent version of MS Office! I use it all the time for school (I’m a teacher), and my granddaughter will be using the computer much more when she gets into middle school next year.

  50. Pamela Halligan says

    Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business will make my life a whole lot easier because I work from home as a virtual administrative assistant and freelance writer, but still use Microsoft Office 2007. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Shareen Mioskowski says

    Oh this would be perfect, I am starting collage at the end of Jan. and my computer is required to have this but I am still trying to save up the money after buying my books and computer. This would make my life so much easier and more stress free!

  52. Colleen Maurina says

    This Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 would really help because my husband is self employed and has a home run business. The Word program would be great for proposals and contracts. The Excel would help to organize and keep track of our finances.

  53. Janet F says

    MS Office 2010 would make my life easier when I have to write work reports at home.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. amy williams says

    I would love this and it would help me be more organized which I could use all the help I can get with that.

  55. Kelsea Eaton says

    This would help me so much with my new years resolution to get more organized! My current computer does not have anything that would help me create a budget or a good meal plan. This would be perfect!

    mundaneminnie at gmail dot com

  56. SHEILA tf says

    My version is pretty old, so this would be so welcome, especially as my resolution this year is ORGANIZING MY computer/home life!

  57. Donna George says

    Office would help me since I am always working on school projects at home and do not have Office, but my school computers do

  58. says

    This Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 would really help us to get organized! thanks for the chance!

  59. says

    I like to make some different things like calender and charts it is more helpful for school child, I like your work, thanks for a great informative site I share with my all friends i hope that you are next post another informative

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