Palm Harbor, FL - When 10 News announced they were giving away a 16GB iPad to a lucky Facebook fan, Linda Britland entered right away. By becoming a fan of 10 News on Facebook, the Palm Harbor native was automatically eligible to win the promotional giveaway, which ran for almost three months. The contest started on Oct. 25 and ended Dec. 12 at midnight, when Britland was selected at random from over 9,000 people entered to win.
"I've never won anything in my life," she gushed excitedly as 10 News anchor Reggie Roundtree presented her with the prize Tuesday afternoon. The portable notebook from Apple, which retails starting at $499, will be useful for the Britlands in organizing family photos and videos.
As soon as she gets the gadget home, Linda plans to download a variety of news and entertainment apps, including one very familiar to her. "I'll definitely get 10 News, I have that on my phone, I check it all the time. Also Facebook, Yahoo, and other local Pinellas county and Tampa news sites," Linda explains.
The high-tech gift, which is loaded with Wi-Fi and 3G networking capability, has been topping lists for most popular Christmas presents this year, and Linda will be bringing home her very own just in time for the holidays.