A Thanksgiving Portable HP Photo Printer Giveaway

by DaniGirl on October 12, 2009 · 80 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Here’s a Happy Thanksgiving gift for my Canadian bloggy peeps: a chance to win an HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer!

Remember this?

HP Photosmart around the house (3 of 3)

That was from my blog post back in the spring, when my lovely friends at Hill and Knowlton sent me a free HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One printer. And then they gave me one to give away, too. I think I might have mentioned how much I love them.

And now — for even better printing-from-the-bathroom or just about anywhere else you might go convenience — you can win an HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer. How awesome is that? Here’s the deets on the printer:

A646 printer and bag

The HP Photosmart A646 Compact Printer Series makes it simple to view, edit, create and personalize photos—all without a PC—with easy-to-navigate menus right on the printer’s HP TouchSmart control panel with large 3.45-inch touchscreen. Ideal for on-the-go photographers and busy parents, this portable and compact device easily prints from Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones, allowing users to print out and share their photos wherever they are.

With more than 300 creative elements to choose from, including borders, clipart, album pages and photo captions, the HP Photosmart A640 Compact Printer Series makes personalizing and printing home photos easy and fun. In addition, 30 editing and enhancing options from the HP Design Gallery, including pet-eye fix, slimming feature, blemish removal and sepia tones, make photos look their best.

This ENERGY STAR-qualified printer helps reduce packaging waste by shipping in an innovative, reusable tote made from recycled plastics.

I haven’t had a chance to see or try this printer, but I am totally in love with the quality from my Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One so I can only imagine that this one is equally excellent.

The contest is open from now through noon on Friday October 16, 2009. There are three ways you can earn a ballot to enter this contest:

  1. Leave a comment below and tell me one thing for which you are thankful. (It is, after all, a Thanksgiving giveaway!)
  2. Write about the contest on your blog, linking to this post, and come back and leave me a comment with the URL to let me know about it.
  3. Tweet the contest on twitter using hashtag #HPContest and linking to this blog post, and leave me a comment with a link to your status update. You can use tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb (Edited to add: you can create a direct link to your Twitter update by clicking on the time of the update and saving that link.)

The fine print: this contest is open to Canadian residents only. One winner will be chosen by using the random number generator at random.org, selected from all eligible entries. The winner will be announced the afternoon or evening of October 16, 2009. You must be willing to share your mailing address with me, and I will share it with Hill and Knowlton Canada, who will ship the prize directly to the winner.

Thanks to HP and Hill and Knowlton for another fun giveaway. Good luck to all!

{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal October 12, 2009 at 11:38 am

I am thankful you keep having such awesome giveaways!! 🙂 But truly, i am thankful for such a beautiful day to spend with my family. As a working mother these holidays are a blessing! Happy Turkey day to you and yours!

2 Barbara October 12, 2009 at 11:45 am

I just wrote about being grateful for small, cuddly girls who wear polar fleece footies and are snuggly when they sleep. I think I’m going to stick with that, though I could also be grateful that the buys that I baked didn’t burn (I forget about the timer, sometimes ;+) Now to get the turkey in and safely cooked …

Happy turkey day to you and yours.

3 BeachMama October 12, 2009 at 11:52 am

I am Thankful for my wonderful Family, both near and far. I am Thankful that we all were able to get together yesterday and today for Turkey. I am Thankful for the many blessings that I have received this year.

Thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway Dani, looks like a cool printer for quick prints.

4 Ian October 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

I have to say I’m thankful for simply having a family and turkey dinner to go to. My 4th yr thesis project this year is based on Humanitarian Assistance, it has really opened my eyes to the poverty and horrible living situations that a lot of people around the world are going through.

I could really use a printer too! I’ve never owned one (a colour one at least)

Happy turkey day!

5 Amy @ Muddy Boots October 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I’m thankful for so much. It’s hard to pick just one thing without it sounding weak. So I’m thankful for they life we live here in Canada where we can each make a list taller than we are of all we have to be thankful for – at least we should all be able to. We are so blessed.

6 Amy @ Muddy Boots October 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I tweeted, Dani, but for the life of me I don’t know how to link to a specific tweet… HELP!

7 Kelli aka @kellidaisy October 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

What a great giveaway! I am thankful to have healthy, happy children and a wonderful husband and family. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

8 Don October 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I am thankful for having been able to celebrate another Thanksgiving with friends and family. Yesterday’s festivities also included a birthday, so with a full house, my better half and I served our guests a hot pot feast with from-scratch stock, several more traditional Thanksgiving sides (including brussel sprouts) and a mile-high sponge-cake, frosted with stabilized whipped cream.

Busy as we all are, being able to make the time to share a meal with those close to us was a wonderful way to spend an evening.

9 Scattered Mom October 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I wrote about it on my blog here…http://tinyurl.com/ykyx6gs

What a great giveaway!

10 Sherry October 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I’m thankful for a pleasant, quiet Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws Sunday night and that I also got to see my parents on Saturday so I don’t have to feel guilty about only seeing one set over the holidays.

11 Scattered Mom October 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I am thankful that when we went to Vancouver to have Hub’s heart looked at (because there were some scary heart like issues a few weeks ago), he was given the all clear.

And on a side note, I’m totally thankful for pumpkin pie. 🙂

12 Kerry October 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Hey Dani – I’m thankful for a bunch of things, including: having a great family; an outstanding group of friends who might as well be my family because that’s how much love I get from them; a lot of children in my life that can refresh my perspective and joy whenever I hang out with them; and last night’s awesome turkey dinner with my mum, dad, brother and Uncle Michael.
And, I’m always thankful you have this blog :o)

13 Chantal October 12, 2009 at 12:53 pm
14 Erica October 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/elsewise/status/4814083332

I’m thankful for a quiet Monday after all of the Thanksgiving weekend fuss. It’s always great to see family, but now I’m craving some quiet time by the fire with a library book.

15 Norma-ann October 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I am thankful for my wonderful family: my three little girls and my wonderful hubby. 🙂

16 Sue-Ellen October 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I am thankful for my family and how we know we will always be there for each other .
Here is my tweet:
From: @Sueellen61
Sent: Oct 12, 2009 2:49p

Something for Canadians only for a change! Win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest

sent via UberTwitter
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sueellen61/status/4814699374

17 allison-lee October 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

This looks amazing!

One thing I am thankful for is my wonderful family.

18 Jen October 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I am thankful for my wife.

19 thordora October 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I’m grateful for finally being mostly stable and healthy and able to love and appreciate my life. It’s been too long and too far a road to happy.

And i would be INCREDIBLY grateful for a printer that prints! Ours forgets Magenta which makes for interesting colors. It was brand new and never really worked. 🙂


20 Batman October 12, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I’m thankful for a great thanksgiving evening last night with friends and family. Now that that’s over, I’m thankful to be headed to Ottawa tomorrow so I can get away from them all.

21 Christy October 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I have so much to be thankful for, and I’m hoping that this year I remember that throughout the whole year and not only when we are supposed to remember it.

My three boys: hubby, and two little ones. My family and friends – I don’t think I would be sane without them. The list goes on, but those are forefront in my mind right now.

22 Judy October 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I am so very thankful that my son is healthy and 13 months old, that I am married to someone who loves and respects me, that my best friend made Thanksgiving dinner this year in her new house with her new husband and I am thankful for the rational, reasonable life advice my mom gave me this week. Don’t tackle everything at once, but only the most immeadiate and those that you can solve.

23 Ann D October 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I just came over here to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog — and to thank you for the gift of your friendship over the past five years (since I started blogging and had the good fortune to meet you!)

I logged on from the cottage so I could keep to my new, self-imposed blogging schedule (M + Th, come snow or coffee shortages or whatever). We had our family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday (up here). It was great. I am so lucky (and thankful) to have the kids I have. If they’d been “easy” kids, I wouldn’t have benefited from nearly the same opportunities for personal/professional development. 🙂

24 Brie October 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I am thankful for two cute kids and one cute husband. I am thankul they love me as much as they do.

25 Jen October 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I am thankful for my family. My wonderful husband, my loving son, my fabulous parents & in-laws, my sisters & brothers, and nieces, too! I am also thankful for the ‘family’ that is not technically family. My best friend and her family, my great friends in the MOMS Club, my friends at work and even my neighbors! My life would be pretty empty without them!!!

26 coffeewithjulie October 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Woohooo!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!

I am thankful to my husband for doing such an awesome job at cooking a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner and giving my mom a much needed break from it this year.

27 Carly October 12, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Yay, a giveaway!!!

I’m very thankful for my family, who keep me sane, constantly laughing and challenge me to grow. And I’m thankful for giveaways!

Gobble gobble!

28 coffeewithjulie October 12, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Just included two links to your blog on my blog! (That counts for an extra ballot, right?) 🙂

29 Shan October 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I am thankful for my girls and my husband and a day of no obligations. The girls have played board games together amazingly well and there’s an Office marathon on TV. Pretty much a perfect day.

I also tweeted this….


30 Shauna October 12, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I am thankful for the constant reminders in my life to look around and notice the beauty of the everyday. I am thankful for the opportunity and the time to soak those beautiful things up, and the chance to share them with people that matter most to me. Happy Thanksgiving!

31 Cath October 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I’m thankful for my wee kidlets, passed out from an exhausting weekend of food, family, and standing in line at the butterfly exhibit at Carleton; for my mum for being here with us; for the autumn colours, and crisp sunny afternoon; and for being able to do work I really care about (even if I’m doing it at 8 pm and surfing blogs on the side!!)

32 Mary Lynn October 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I’m thankful my husband finally seems to be getting over his nasty bout of H1N1 flu. It was wonderful to celebrate a happy & healthy Thanksgiving.

33 Mary Lynn October 12, 2009 at 9:46 pm
34 Vanessa October 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

I’m thankful for my wonderful family. Who else would put up with me?

35 Chili October 13, 2009 at 8:04 am

I am so thankful for my husband. He has been so supportive over this past year of work-is-hell. He is a tremendous father. He makes me laugh every day. And he is still sexy!

36 Brenda (@ottawamom) October 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

Great giveaway. I am thankful for my husband, who has been my rock through this trying year and for my two beautiful and healthy kids.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving 🙂

37 sky October 13, 2009 at 8:31 am

I would love the printer! I am most thankful for my kids. It was my son’s first thanksgiving and I couldn’t imagine being where I am 3 years ago.

BTW I tweeted the contest but I have no idea how to link you to my update. Try this? http://twitter.com/the_sha

38 Meg October 13, 2009 at 8:36 am

I am thankful for the endless possibilities and choices I have available to me as a woman in the year 2009!

39 Brenda (@ottawamom) October 13, 2009 at 8:59 am

I tweeted this great contest too, but am having trouble figuring out how to post the link line?! Here is my tweet:

Great giveway for Canadians from @DaniGirl. Win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest36 minutes ago from web

40 Justina October 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

I am thankful for my wonderful husband of 7 years. Our Anniversary was on Thanksgiving, so every year I get to be thankful!

41 Rae October 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

I am thankful that I have a wonderful partner, and 3 children that sometimes make me crazy. I am also thankful for fresh tea 😀

42 smothermother October 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

I”m thankful for those who have been supporting the over 400 employees on strike at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum and are not crossing the picket line to visit the Museums.

I am also thankful for very supportive family and friends. It’s been a rough three weeks.

Can’t figure out the whole hashtag thing on Twitter. I guess I just don’t use it enough!! :-p

43 Kathleen October 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I am grateful for many many things this year.
But one that comes to mind is good bloggers, such as you, Dani!
They inform, enrich and enliven my everyday.

44 newfiehun October 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I’m thankful to be able to read this!! (in addition to all the marvelous other things in my life like family, friends and health)

45 Lorraine October 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I am thankful for my children’s good health and for my entire family without whose love and guidance I would be so much less of a person ♥

46 Maria @BOREDmommy October 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I’m thankful for my children who are healthy, happy and funny as hell. Their funny keeps me sane.

Great Contest!

47 Maria @BOREDmommy October 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm
48 Lorraine October 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I believe that should be the link to my Twitter post.
I’m @Larked

49 Christine LaRocque October 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I’m thankful for my children’s giggles. They are trulymusic to my ears, reminding me how full of life, happiness and innocence they are. Their giggles bring me peace.

50 Mom2HandR (Laura M) October 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I am so thankful to still have my parents – at 45, most of my friends have lost at least one. We have forged a wonderful relationship as I grew up, and they are the best grandparents to my daughters that I could hope to have. Thanks Mom and Dad!

51 kelly terkuc October 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I am thankful for my family and friends and mostly for the “TIME” that I was able to share with them over the weekend. Having lost my daughter 5 years ago, I have learned to value this often overlooked concept. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

52 Mom2HandR (Laura M) October 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Hooray! I learned something new at Twitter! Here’s my Tweet:

53 Carly October 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm
54 Anna October 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I’m thankful for my adopted Canadian family that takes care of us every Thanksgiving….without them I would never eat a proper turkey dinner!

55 JoJo October 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I am thankful for so many things. However, today I am most thankful for the stillness inside that allowed me to gain a completely different perspective about myself.

56 Lorraine October 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

#Canadians Enter to win an HP Portable Photo printer from @DaniGirl http://bit.ly/117eY3 #HPContest

57 Christine LaRocque October 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Cdns! Enter to win an HP Portable Photo printer from @DaniGirl http://bit.ly/117eY3 #HP contest

58 ActivityColoringPage October 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm

RT @LiteMochaMom: Cdns! Enter to win an HP Portable Photo printer from @DaniGirl http://bit.ly/117eY3 #HP contest

59 Gwen L. October 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm

RT @bitofmomsense: Cdn peeps, have you entered to win an HP Portable Photo printer from @DaniGirl yet? sooo cool http://bit.ly/117eY3

60 Heather Burke October 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

RT @bitofmomsense: Cdn peeps, have u entered to win an HP Portable Photo printer fr @DaniGirl yet? so cool http://bit.ly/117eY3

61 Laura October 14, 2009 at 12:27 am

Check out a great contest via @DaniGirl Win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest

62 Holly October 14, 2009 at 8:23 am

I am thankful for so many things this year – two beautiful and healthy boys, a loving husband, an amazing roof over our heads, a best friend who is willing to unpack and organize my underwear because I have my hands full of baby, a great family in town . . . the list goes on. Thanks Dani for the space to reflect on what is important; I don’t do it often enough.

63 Cussot October 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

Every morning I give thanks for the water that flows sweetly and abundantly from my bathroom tap.

64 Barb October 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

I am thankful for the singing along to the radio that comes from the backseat.
I am thankful for the smile that I get when the words to the song aren’t right…
Most of all I am thankful that I have someone in the backseat to sing along!!!!!

65 M October 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

Well, I’m tremendously thankful that my brother has, er had, two kidneys, one of which I’ve borrowed. He’s quite the nice guy, and my family kicks butt.

66 mom of the busy toddler October 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I am thankful for my amazing toddler, good friends and unexpected happy occurrences. Thank you!

67 Patrice Collin October 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I am thankful for a beautiful family with two wonderful kids….and also the geek in me is thankful for the fact that we now have technology that allows us to share and capture so many of the great moments spent with them…..last time I looked my son was 2.5 years old and had 2000 pictures to his name……;-) Yeah we need help!!!!

Great Blog, keep it up!


68 Barbara October 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

It took me awhile to figure out how to get the URL of a tweet but I tweeted right away: http://twitter.com/OttMomGo/status/4812546222 and then, when I was proud of my ingenuity, I notice that you added instructions. Sigh.

69 Karen October 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Well right now I am thankful that I remembered to post a comment for a chance to win the fun printer! And I am always thankful for my kids!

70 Rebecca S October 15, 2009 at 7:12 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Only one day left to enter to win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest

71 Brenda H October 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Only one day left to enter to win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest

72 Sue October 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm
73 Dee October 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm

hey Dani! After spending some time in the US this weekend, i was reminded of how lucky we are to have maternity and parental benfits. I am so grateful for the time I am spending with my children, unemcumbered by work… and ever gratful for the paycheck that keeps coming anyway!

74 Ann October 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

I am thankful for my family, friends, health and happiness 🙂

75 Vicky October 16, 2009 at 10:40 am

I thankful for my mother. She is a saint, and I don’t know what I’d do without her.

Thanks for this opportunity! If I will, I’ll be able to print lots of pictures of her grandchildren! 🙂

76 Gliding through motherhood October 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

I am thankful for my amazing family. 3 incredible and healthy kids, an amazing husband and parents and in-laws who have been over and above the call of duty supportive as we get used to twins. I am very lucky.

77 DaniGirl October 16, 2009 at 11:07 am

Good luck to everyone, the contest is now closed. I’ll draw and post a winner right after lunch!

78 Brenda H October 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Last chance to enter! Win an HP Photosmart A640 Compact Photo Printer http://tinyurl.com/ykb87eb #HPContest Ends at noon EDT!

79 all in one printer October 4, 2010 at 6:23 am

I was very pleased to find this blog.I want to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

80 Tommy April 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

I wish i have it one, very good printer indeed.

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