www.winonegiveone.com is the official website of the Win One Give One Laptop Sweepstakes by General Mills, which gives you the chance to win yourself and an underprivileged child an XO laptop if you purchase certain General Mills and Betty Crocker products.
The XO laptop, also known as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) laptop or the $100 laptop, is an inexpensive subnotebook laptop specially designed for use by children in developing countries. To reduce power use, the XO laptop comes with no hard disk, and instead has 1 Gb of flash memory, and a low power monochrome LCD designed to be visible in sunlight. To reduce cost, the laptop runs the open-source Fedora Linux operating system. The laptop casing is designed to be rugged and stand up to environmental dust and humidity, as the laptop is designed to be used outdoors.
To enter the Sweepstakes and get a chance to win an XO laptop for yourself and one for an underprivileged child in a developing country, you need to buy specially-marked packages of General Mills Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot, Stickerz, and Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes. These products contain a code on the product packaging, which is the entry number to the Sweepstakes. Then, go to www.winonegiveone.com, and click on the “Win & Give” laptop in the center of the page. You then need to enter your date of birth, State, and email address, in addition to the product package code, to enter the Sweepstakes. Alternatively, you can also write in for a free entry by printing your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and age on a 3”x5” card and mailing it to “Win One, Give One Laptop Sweepstakes,” c/o ePrize, LLC, PO Box 1783, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1783”.
If you win, you will receive an XO laptop for yourself, and an underprivileged child in a Third World country will get another XO laptop free. Even if you don’t have a code, you can join the Drum Circle at the site, and for every 25 people who join, General Mills will give a laptop to an underprivileged child.
So to participate in a worthy effort to help the underprivileged children, go over to www.winonegiveone.com.