8 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 at Staples (Twitter Party) April 7 #byeXP

I am a Windows Champion and have partnered with Windows and Staples to host this Twitter party. Opinions are my own.

I hope you’ll join Windows and Staples (and me!) on Monday, April 7.  We’re going to be talking about 8 reasons to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 at Staples during this party, because who doesn’t want to have the most current technology? Really, as service for WindowsXP ends on April 8th, if you aren’t using a newer form of Windows, you could be putting your information at risk.  Be smart. Be safe. Besides…I find  8.1 to be so much more FUN to use than XP ever was!

I myself have been using Windows 8.1 for many months and I find it so much easier to use than any other Operating System I’ve come across.  The touch screen devices only help to enhance the experience and make it even more user friendly.

I hope you’ll come join us for some tech talk and fun… and a fabulous giveaway!  Of course Windows and Staples aren’t going to have all this talk about upgrading and cool new operating systems without a fantastic prize for someone lucky!

XP & Staples Twitter Party Promo Image

Date: April 7

Time: 12-1 PM PST/ 3-4 PM ET

Who to follow: @brettbmartin (Host) @Windows  @Staples

Prizes/Giveaways: One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 valued at $999.00 courtesy of Staples

Hashtag: #byeXP


Not sure if you are running XP on your current device? Visit amirunningxp.com and you’ll know instantly when the page loads. During the party, we’ll also be talking all about a fabulous Staples Upgrade Offer, and reasons you want to have current technology for both your home and work devices. At the end of the party, we’ll be giving one very lucky participant a Surface Pro 2 valued at $999 thanks to Staples!!


Staples Upgrade Offer:

“Bring in any working Windows XP computer and receive a free data transfer with the purchase of a Windows 8 PC.”

  • Runs Sun 3/30- Sat 5/3
  • Windows XP computer must be able to boot into the operating system
  • Valid in-store only
  • Not valid on Windows 8 RT or Android tablets


 To be eligible to win the Surface Pro 2, you must RSVP with your Twitter URL (see below for linky) and be an active participant in the party using the hashtag #byeXP.  

Winner to be chosen randomly from those who are both RSVP’d and have participated actively. US residents only.  Staples will be selecting the winner after the end of the party and contacting them directly.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

16 comments… add one
  • Oh man, i'm sorry I missed this!
  • I'm there for this twitter party!
  • Windows 8 took me awhile to get used to, but once I did I fell in love with it! Especially with my touchscreen laptop, I love the features it has!
  • This is totally great news. Windows continues to amaze me and never failed to deliver high end results. Though there are other competing OS out there, I believe Windows is still the king of them. :)
  • I really need to learn more about Windows 8.1. Gonna try and make this twitter party.
  • What a great prize! I'll be sure to come back on Monday!
  • I really like Windows 8. I'll admit that there was more of a learning curve to it, but once I figured it out, I liked it.
  • twitted this today, 05/04
  • I will have to try to attend to get the inside scoop on Windows 8. My sister just and husband both just started using it and aren't crazy about it. I need to get the info on its good points!
  • I love twitter parties! I just marked this one down and will be there
  • I literally bought it yesterday!
  • @snowwright rsvpd!
  • Thanks for giving me a heads up for the Twitter party on Monday. I love Windows and I am looking forward to hear what Staples has to offer!
  • I'll be there Thanks! @gracedressler
  • I've RSVDd and tweeted. See you on Monday!
    • See you then, GOOD LUCK lady!

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