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Win-It Wednesday: Visioneer Strobe 400 Scanner!

by Tara Kuczykowski on February 9, 2011 · 753 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday, with 24-hour giveaways just for you!

The following review is from the Deal Seeking Mom project administrator, Mandi Ehman.

Whether you're a mom scanning old photos into her computer or a business owner trying to digitize your records Visioneer makes a scanner for you. They also have a line of mobile scanners, which are great for business travelers. The Visioneer "Perfect Scans at the Touch of Your Finger" mentality promises that whether you're scanning documents or pictures of your great-grandparents, they have the scanner for you.

I'm about as type-A as they come, and among my favorite gadgets are my labeler and laminator. It didn't take me long after opening up the Visioneer Strobe 400 scanner to add it to my list of favorites!

One of my goals for 2011 is to digitize all of my paper records. I'll probably still keep the originals of things like our mortgage documents and of course birth certificates and social security cards, but I'll be able to free up space in my office by getting them out of my tightly packed file cabinet and onto my computer. Not only will this eliminate the paper clutter around me, but it will make it easier for me to access the documents I need whenever I need them and wherever I am!

The first thing I noticed when I opened the Visioneer Strobe 400 box was how tiny this thing is. It's not much longer than a piece of paper and only about 4" wide and 2" tall!

I'll admit I was a little overwhelmed by the other items in the box -- installation discs, adapters, USB cords and more -- but setting it up took just a few minutes, and all I'll really need on a daily basis is the scanner itself, the USB connector and the USB power cord.

I'd thought about getting a larger scanner with a feeding tray, but I'm loving the size of this mobile/desktop scanner. It scans a piece of paper in about six seconds flat, and I'm actually anxious to get started scanning my papers now that I know how easy it is!

This week, one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Visioneer Strobe 400!

To enter, tell me what you'd scan first with a new Strobe 400. Do you have old photos to digitize? Paper files? Recipes and children's artwork?

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what you'd scan first with a Visioneer Strobe 400.

2. Join the Visioneer and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(1) Visioneer Strobe 400 Scanner

This giveaway ends at 7 p.m. EST on 2/10 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 753 comments }

1 Nancye6 February 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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2 Nancye6 February 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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3 Tisha February 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I would scan family photos.

4 Tisha February 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Email subscriber

5 Robyn February 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I would scan my wedding photos, which I just unearthed!

6 monica February 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I would scan old family pictures :) I love going through old pictures with the family, so this would be great!

7 sonya acker February 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm

The first thing I would scan would be all my receipts!!! I'm really good at saving them, but eventually they get in my way and throw them out, not a good idea. I've ended up needing them for things like small appliances, etc and don't have them. Also, my filing cabinet is already overloaded:(

8 monica February 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I follow you on FB!

9 Richard Dawkins February 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I would scan old family pictures

10 andrea February 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I would scan all my pictures.

11 monica February 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

follow visioneer on FB!

12 andrea February 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I subscribe via email.

13 monica February 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

daily email subscriber too! :)

14 Amy February 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Receipts

15 Alex February 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I would scan all of our old family photos. We have many photos dating back to the late 1800's and it would be a tragedy if something happened to them. Scanning them would also allow us to share the photos with everyone in the family.

16 Betsy February 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I would scan the journal entries and photos that my grandmother has given me. She wants me to write and edit her history.

17 Betsy February 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I am already a subscriber.

18 Misty February 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

All the family photos I have hanging on the walls that I don't have backup copies for!

19 Misty February 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

email subscriber

20 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I would scan in all my bills and past tax records to declutter.

21 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I like Visioneer and Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook.

22 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I subscribe to emails.

23 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I would scan all of my son's preschool projects :).

24 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Email subscriber to DSM.

25 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

FB fan of DSM

26 Tammie February 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I would scan all my photos to store them in one place. Thanks.

27 Aspenskidude February 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Would scan the incredible artwork my almost-16YO son created in 2nd grade. It has been waiting for me to save it appropriately since then....lol

28 christine February 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I would scan the photos from my Moms album from our family past & present.

29 christine February 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Email subscriber

30 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I would scan old photos of me and my hubby as our hard drive crashed years ago and we lost everything saved :(

31 Catherine February 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Some old photos from when I was a child.

32 Catherine February 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Email and RSS subscriber

33 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I am a fan of both on FB.

34 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I subscribe to your daily emails.

35 Linda F February 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

My favorite pizza topping is Bacon

36 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I would scan photos - I really would love to have a scanner. There are so many times I could use one.

37 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Joined the Visioneer on FB - Already joined Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

38 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

already an email subscriber

39 Collette W February 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I would scan photos of my kids!

40 Linda Kish February 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I would scan a ton of photos.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

41 Linda Kish February 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I am an Email subscriber

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

42 seejayess February 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Photos, photos, photos! Then I'd digitize my filing cabinet...

43 Shannon February 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I would scan all of the recipes and project ideas that I am always tearing out of magazines.

44 Shannon February 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

E-mail subscriber

45 Stacey February 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I subscribe via e-mail.

46 Stacey February 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I would start scanning old photos.

47 Davida February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I would scan all of my receipts on a daily basis so I wouldn't have a mess at the end of the year figuring out my taxes.
I definitely need help.

48 Jill M February 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

e-mail subscriber

49 Jill M February 11, 2011 at 12:49 am

I would scan pics!

50 April February 11, 2011 at 1:33 am

The first thing I would scan are the dozen, or so, photos I have left from my childhood.

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