#GetHomeFaster with the New TomTom GO 500/600 Review and Giveaway

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One of my favorite things about summer vacation is road trips.  We spend a lot of time out on the open road. Nebraska has some amazing highways and sights to see when it comes to day trips. We family on the eastern end of the United States, we prefer driving as it gives us time to bond. Let’s not forget out bi-weekly trek for groceries! Even though I love traveling in the car and spending time with my husband and kiddos road tripping, I despise traffic! Traffic is absolutely no way to spend bonding, it’s stressful on everyone. Thanks to TomTom, I’m gaining that time back with the real-time traffic data that informs me of excessive traffic or road blocks and suggestions of alternate routes. Plus, the new MyDrive technology allows me to utilize my time by planning my route on my phone and sending it to the TomTom Go 500/600.

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I briefly mentioned grocery shopping – we get groceries in a town located 100 miles away. Mostly because we prefer the selection and quality offered at that particular grocery store. If you are familiar with Nebraska, then you’ve probably heard the summer season simply called Road Construction. It’s maddening! At the same time, I completely understand the need to upkeep the roadways.

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That said, TomTom’s database covers 99.9% of the roads with real-time, live traffic maps. The navigation experience is a dream with the interactive screen. With the tap of the screen it’s easy to create a new route or destination. Have I mentioned the real-time incidents? Road closure, no problem! Road construction, I’ll bypass that.

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With MyDrive I can search for my destination when it’s convenient for me, send it directly to my TomTom GO device and once I get in my car I’m ready to hit the road as the route is waiting for me, forget stopping to reroute or search for directions! The TomTom Traffic is free for all owners of the new TomTom GO and the MyDrive app is available on both iOS and Android devices.

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TomTom’s database covers 99.9% of the roads, that’s more than any other navigation service out there!  That means you’ll have accurate road maps and traffic updates.

The TomTom GO 500 is a 5” model that retails for $199.99 and the TomTom GO 600 model is 6″ and retails for $249.99.  It comes with an adhesive disk, compact car charger and a click & go mount.

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I’d love to know what you would do with the extra time you would save on the road if you could navigate around traffic to get to your destinations faster – read a book, watch a movie, just hang out with the family?
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THE GIVEAWAY:

One (1) winner will receive a TomTom GO 500 GPS.  ARV:  $199.99  Ends June 17th

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends June 17, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

**By entering this giveaway, you confirm that you have read and agree to my giveaway rules. Sponsor reserves the right to limit one prize per person/household (of this item/prize pack). Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize {though it is usually much sooner}. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Odds of winning: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

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Sky is the mother of two children, ages 16 and 9, and she resides in Nebraska. In addition to being a contributor at Eighty MPH Mom, she has plenty of blogging experience, as the owner and author of Seeryus Mama for over seven years.

205 Comments

  1. How awesome is the new TomTom! I had one several years ago until my car got broken into in Atlanta. Since then I have relied on my phone but it is not always the easiest. I would make more time for the pool when I save so much time with this new TomTom! This would be alot considering I rely on navigation so much!

  2. This is so awesome! Our navi is so outdated – would love this! I would rather spend more time with my kiddos or just relaxing instead of sitting in traffic.

  3. Nicole Dziedzic on

    With all the time i save i can make more stops, like to shop at my favorite stores and treat myself to something nice.

  4. Elizabeth Sunderland on

    i would spend more time preparing a home cooked meal for my family. I just hope that this Tom Tom tells you which side of the road your destination is on.

  5. Sharon Rooney on

    I would use the extra time to enjoy the company of my family and friends. With the TomTom I wouldn’t have to worry about getting somewhere late because I got lost.

  6. I could really use one of these. I get lost going around the block. If I win I’d read more books, not while driving, with the time it saves me!

  7. Marti Tabora on

    I would use all that extra time to get some housework done and maybe spend a little time outside playing with my dog. Thank you.

  8. I sure wouldn’t be wasting time on Google Maps and printing directions for trips and sightseeing. I can change my itinerary on the fly without worrying about not being in the right starting spot. Yes, I am a dinosaur and I could use a GPS! Thanks so much!

  9. roblyn honeysucker on

    I’d be able to get home sooner and spend time cooking with my daughter and walking my 2 puppies.

  10. Leigh Anne Borders on

    We would use this for exploring our city and finding new places. Or even out of town places.

  11. I’d use that time to go sightseeing and discover new places. Thanks.
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  12. Robert Tschinkel on

    with the time I save with the TOMTom I will be able to spend more time with my family and friends

  13. Ashley Jester on

    I would spend more time site seeing! My fiancé and I love going to national parks and we have way more to explore!

  14. Samantha Daleo on

    With the extra time, I would be able to get more done for my family and therefore stress a lot less.

  15. Jodi Kershuk on

    With my extra free time, I would be able to show up early and calm. I spend too much time driving in circles and being late.

  16. Allyson Ballard Bossie on

    I’d like to say visit a spa, but more likely I will just do more mom work with all that tim e:D

  17. With four kids under 7 and one more due any day, I’m always rushing and always behind. With the time I would save, maybe I could stop rushing and actually be on time 🙂

  18. Jennifer Heintz on

    With all the time the Tomtom would save me, I would make a dinner rather than eating fast food.

  19. Honestly, with the time I’d save I think I’d get a little extra sleep – that’s what I need most right now.

  20. Keziah Gibbons on

    With the extra time, I would be able to have a family night out without rushing to get home. I would be home faster and have enough time to get ready. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  21. Take more pictures of the stuff I see because I arrived on time and didn’t waste it looking and getting lost because I can’t read a map.

  22. Natalie Brown on

    I would use the extra time and convenient navigation to take some week-end and one-day trips around Florida. So much fun!!

  23. Angela Saver on

    I would spend the extra time I save spending time with my family going to dinner or going for a long walk at the park!

  24. The real time traffic would allow me to sleep in a few extra minutes each day, as i would not have to watch the news in the morning prior to heading to work! That is extra time well spent!

  25. kim keithline on

    With all my extra time i would sit on my back deck in my rocking chair and have a cocktail and relax

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