Polar Vortex PressReader Giveaway!

It wasn’t that long ago that electronic journalism was a crazy, farfetched idea. But in 2014, weekday commutes and Sunday coffees are now accompanied by iPads more often than newspapers.

As print journalism sadly fades away, electronic publications hosted by major newspapers are becoming increasingly high quality sources of news.

And you don’t get black smudges on your fingers.

The cool thing about an electronic press database like PressReader is that you can have virtually any newspaper or magazine you want at your fingertips, without having to purchase separate online subscriptions.

photos courtesy of PressReader
photos courtesy of PressReader

I’ve tried out PressReader before, and with the absence of an iPad in my life decided that an annual membership wasn’t for me.

So, I’m giving it to you instead!

I’m so pumped to have the opportunity to offer a FREE annual membership to PressReader for one lucky person who reads my blog (it could even be you, Mom…). Check out PressReader, see if it’s something that might be good in your life, and then see below for how to get your hands on a free year of electronic news:

So, it’s cold in Chicago right now. It’s been cold for awhile. It was so fracking cold that we cancelled life for two days. Then it stayed cold and we couldn’t justify canceling life again so we just put on lots of long underwear and went about our days.

The endless series of Polar Vortices seems like as good a reason as any to give something away to my readers. So here’s what you need to do to win:

Write a short (short) story about what you would do with a snow day (or polar vortex day, or in the South 1/4″ of snow day, etc). Do you like to stay in and drink hot chocolate and watch Law and Order all day? Bake scones in a snuggie? Build snow people? Whatever it is, make sure it somehow involves a few moments of catching up on the news with your free year of PressReader.

Submit your story by making a comment below this post, and be sure to do it by February 28!

Also, include your email so I know where to contact you if (when) you win!

One lucky reader will be chosen at random from a hat on March 1, and will receive a whole year of free news and magazines from all over the world. Neat, right?!?

p.s. If you didn’t already click on this link above, you’ll want to do that now (trust me).