background img

Microsoft’s New Store Opening; Enter to Win a Gift Card for Father’s Day!

**CONTEST CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!**

Just in time for Father’s Day, Microsoft is opening a new store at Park Meadows. This is only Microsoft’s third store and you won’t want to miss out on their opening day celebrations that include:

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 10: Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner will host a ribbon cutting ceremony where he’ll present up to $500,000 worth of donations to local charities, based on how members of the local community voted. Be sure to go to the Microsoft Store Facebook Page to ensure the charity of your choice is a winner.

Demi Lovato Concert: The first 1000 people in line for the Microsoft Store on opening day will receive 2 passes to see Disney’s Demi Lovato in concert at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 12 at Park Meadows. The first 100 people in line will get to attend an autograph signing ‘meet and greet’ with Demi following the concert on Saturday.

Giveaways + special promotions: On opening day, they will be giving away giftbags with goodies like Xbox games, T-shirts and more, and customers will have a chance to get a free Xbox 360 arcade or a Zune with the purchase of select PCs.

About the store

The Microsoft Store will offer hundreds of products including PCs running Windows 7, computing accessories, Xbox consoles and accessories, Windows Phones, Zunes and first-and third-party software titles.

Customers can also learn new technology skills in the store’s theater space, and work with employees for personalized PC setup and training. We’ll regularly host community organizations for classes spanning a range of topics including Getting to Know Windows 7, Zune HD: Music and Magic, Safe and Sound: PC Safety and Maintenance, and many others.

Father’s Day

Still looking for a Father’s Day present? The Microsoft Store staff has customizable gift options and some great ideas.
• For a great personalized gift idea, the stores offers the option to create a custom ‘Skinit’ for your gadget. Customers can design their own lids and skins for not only laptops, but also phones, Zune and Xbox. That design can be based on personal pictures, pulled right off a USB stick, Facebook/ Flickr, or chosen from a library of designs and templates.
• You could imagine getting a dad a new Xbox with a pic of the family on it, for endless nights of family fun (plus at the store opening they will be giving away some free games)
• Grads could come find the perfect laptop for note-taking in college and show their school pride by using a picture with a team logo on it for a skin-it wrap.
• Dads who want to let their inner geek come out and play should bring the kids and head to the Microsoft Store. They can play games together on the surface tables, play Xbox on a 94-inch screen surrounded by directional sounds, and check out the latest gadgets.

Mile High Mamas is giving away ten $25 gift cards for The Microsoft Store, perfect for Father’s Day! Please go here to enter. Contest deadline is June 20, 2010.

Photo credit: Mission Viejo Microsoft Store Opening