Best Buy to the Rescue!
Last Christmas, I received a #LittleHelp from Best Buy in finding just the right gift for the kids. When it comes to the latest video games, I could use all the help I can get. Thankfully, @BBYCanada came to the rescue and sent over a copy of the Mario Party 8 Wii game. And it was a hit! It's easy enough for my little ones to play but offers plenty of challenges and loads of fun. Not only does Best Buy offer a list of Favourite Things that make wonderful gifts, but they also take great pride in being able to help Canadians with their tech troubles. Now they have taken it one step further with the launch of Twelpforce in Canada.
Twelpforce is Best Buy’s army of technology pros who are available on Twitter to answer any type of consumer tech question. Go ahead. Ask them anything you want. With their speedy service, you can get answers to your tech woes, whether big or small, from changing your mobile phone settings to hooking up your entire home entertainment system. All you need to do is send your question as a tweet to @Twelpforce and within minutes you will get a reply from some of the most experienced tech experts in the Twitterverse. And it doesn't cost you a penny. A brilliant idea, in my opinion!
As the resident IT manager in our home, I often call upon my tech skills at work, too. I don't always know all the answers to every question but I do my best to find them out somehow, but with our slow computers, it often takes a long time to log on and perform an Internet search. Our school has Wi-Fi and, when using the SmartBoard, we rely on Wi-Fi to log onto a school laptop which is hooked up to the LCD projector. A few weeks ago, the internet was down thus preventing me from logging on at all. I discovered that only after wasting about 30 minutes hunting down the SmartBoard, laptop and projector and hooking them all together. At times like these, I wish I could bring in my own laptop which doesn't rely on a network connection in order to log on. The problem is that it's a MacBook. I'm pretty sure you can't hook up an Apple computer to an LCD projector using the standard cable. So I pulled out my iPhone and tweeted @Twelpforce and literally within two minutes, I had my answer:
@Twelpforce: @TeacherMomOfTwo In many cases, you would need Mini DisplayPort (Mac) to VGA adapter - bit.ly/IQffmk via @agent3012
Best Buy has also set up a Best Buy feed where you can read the latest @Twelpforce tweets and conversations. Honestly, it's so easy to get answers to your tech questions. As IT Manager, moms can save time setting up the Xbox or finding a solution to computer-related issue thanks to Twelpforce as their trusty sidekick. And because Best Buy loves to lend a Twelping hand, they are inviting you to tweet your tech questions to @Twelpforce and just for doing so, you will be eligible to receive one of TWO $50 gift cards from Best Buy.
This giveaway is now closed.
For a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards from Best Buy Canada, send a question to @Twelpforce and leave a comment on this post with the link to your answered question. Please leave an email address so that I may contact you should you win.
- Follow @Twelpforce on Twitter
- Like the Toronto Teacher Mom's Facebook fan page
- Become a follower of Toronto Teacher Mom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can tweet once daily. Feel free to use the following tweet:
Got tech woes and need a #littleTwelp? Tweet @Twelpforce and you could win! @TeacherMomOfTwo (CAN) http://bit.ly/IHQUgd
Contest ends June 6 at 10pm EST and is open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 48 hours.
Good luck and may the (Twelp)force be with you!
And the winners are...
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.