Thursday, November 12, 2009

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I want to thank everyone for reading and/or participating in my weekly "Toys My Children Actually Play With" post. I am honored that you would take the time to read my post and participate.

With Christmas coming up, would you like to win a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com? My favorite part of this giveaway is that it is open to ANYONE, even those outside of the U.S. because the gift card can be printed off from your computer.

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry:
1. Leave a comment below about a toy that you would recommend to other Mommies for Christmas. Please include for what age the toy is appropriate.

Additional entries:
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment so that I know that you do. If you are already a follower (Thank you!) please leave a comment telling me so.

3. You will receive TWO more entries if you write a post on your blog about a toy that your child actually plays with and link it up to one of my Thursday post by November 27th. (If you have already linked to me in the past 6 weeks, I will automatically give you 2 entries for each post that you have entered.)

4. You will receive TWO more entries if you blog about this contest and link back to this post. Leave a comment so that I know that you did.


****Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Please make sure that your blogger email is enabled or leave your email in the comment so that I can contact you.

I will choose a winner with Random Number Generator on November 29th.
¡Buena Suerte! (Good luck!)

60 comments:

  1. For ages 1-2, I would HIGHLY recommend the Caterpillar Spillars. About $6 in price, it has a huge number of uses. A water toy, stacking cups, snap together to make a long caterpillar, cups to put items inside. Each cup is a different color and has a different pattern of "holes" on the bottom.

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  2. I'm a follower! That's how I saw your post so quick!

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  3. Ages 2-? I would recommend Melissa & Doug Jumbo Cardboard Blocks- you need to get at least the set of 40 and even more if your child loves building and knocking down!

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  4. For 1 to 3 year old I say the ball popper by playskol. Every kid between 6 months and 6 years old who comes to our house plays with it

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  5. for 4-6 year olds alex toys flip flops--kind of like dominoes that you set up to do different "tricks"--climb stairs, ring a bell, etc! i'm very excited to play with these, i mean watch my kids play with them! (and i'm also a follower!)

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  6. The aquadoodle wall mat is awesome!!!!!

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  7. linked up to your post, too! :)

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  8. I recommend My first Leap Pad and Leap Pad system with books in Spanish. I think they are phasing out of this product, but it is wonderful. It's perfect for following instructions and learning and understand Spanish.

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  9. My son LOVES his giant foam alphabet puzzle. I wouldn't recommend it until they are done chewing on anything and everything. We got it when he was 19 months old and it has helped him learn the alphabet in SO MANY different ways. He loves playing Find the letter "x".

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  10. One of my daughter's favorite toys is her Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Home. It is for 6 months - 3 years. She is now 1 year old and has had it from probably around 6 months old or so. It teaches up and down (window), on and off (light switch), has 4 different songs teaching the alphabet, numbers, opposites, and so much more. She loves crawling through the doorway and just discovering everything. Even our cat likes going through the doorway and playing with the plastic balls! lol

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  11. I linked to you here:

    http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-25-amazon-gift-card-and-find-out.html

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  12. i recommend a harmonica for any age. they're cheap and durable and they actually have a really nice sound, not just annoying battery-operated noise.

    babies love to hold them and my 1-year-old can already make some music and is so so happy and proud of himself when he does. my 3.5-year-old loves making music on the harmonica and dancing around.

    it's become our standard birthday present for friends and relatives. great for parades through the neighbourhood too!

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  13. The Batcave from Imaginenext, I'd say over 3 (though my 2 year old played with her brothers)

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  14. I blogged about your giveaway! What a great giveaway!

    http://wannajugarwithmigo.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-for-christmas.html

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  15. 2nd entry for my blog entry:

    http://wannajugarwithmigo.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-for-christmas.html

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  16. I recommend The Melissa and Doug chunky alphabet puzzle from about 12 months onward. At 12 months my daughter liked to put the pieces in the spots, but now at 27 months she talks about the letters and the sounds they make.

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com
    http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com

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  17. Great giveaway! I have a post from a few weeks back about this: http://ourniftynotebook.blogspot.com/2009/10/top-five-friday.html

    However, I forgot to add the Tinker Toy set. We bought a pink one last year and my daughter uses it everyday! She makes houses, fairy wands, microphones, and all kinds of things with the pieces.

    She was 4 1/2 when we bought it and is now 5 1/2.

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  18. I just saw the extra entry about a post, so I updated my toy list post to link to yesterday's post here.

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  19. I was thinking about this very thing the other day. The only toy all of my boys have played with DAILY is Fisher Price Geotrax Trains. Seriously, from 18 mths - 7 1/2 years.

    Now we're getting heavily into Lego, though...

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  20. My 3 yr old and my 1 year old both love the Remo drum I bought them. They, and their friends, love to listen to its professional sound and it has stood up to repeated abuse for over a year now. I'd highly recommend it.

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  21. Great blog! I have added it to my google reader and am following in google friend connect.

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  22. I would recommend the Leapster 2 gaming system for children 3-8 yrs old! My son loves his and is counting to 60+! Great educational toy with plenty of games to choose from!

    hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I follow your blog!

    hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I BLOGGED ABOUT THE CONTEST AND LINKED IT BACK TO THIS POST!

    LINK TO MY BLOG:
    http://hether78.blogspot.com/2009/11/25-amazon-gift-card-giveaway-my.html

    MY EMAIL: hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

    ENTRY #1

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  25. I BLOGGED ABOUT THE CONTEST AND LINKED IT BACK TO THIS POST!

    LINK TO MY BLOG:
    http://hether78.blogspot.com/2009/11/25-amazon-gift-card-giveaway-my.html

    MY EMAIL: hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

    ENTRY #2

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  26. Love, love Amazon. I have a DVD I swear by, The Letter Factory by Leap Frog. All Leap Frog toys get this mommies thumbs up. I am already a follower. Also wanted to thank you for stopping by my giveaway!!! Thanks

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  27. http://teachingheartmom.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveway-of-thanks.html
    I blogged about your giveaway -- under my giveaway. I am going to post the link to my yahoo group of over 5,000 teachers today... hopefully it will bring you some traffic.

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  28. I recommend the Leapster! My kids loved the interaction with the books, while reading them!

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  29. If you have a 3 year old girl in the house, different building sets could be a good present. Sometimes we tend to think that girls want dolls and kitchens (and they do), but my daughter has a lot of fun with her Lego and Tinkertoys.

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  30. My girls love their plain ol' wooden blocks. I think every house needs a set. And they're cheap. We got a nice wooden set from Walmart for $9. Any kid, any age can play with them.
    jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm a new follower.
    jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

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  32. I blogged about the contest with a link to you:
    http://caretojoinme-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/11/amazon.html
    jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

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  33. Blogged entry #2
    http://caretojoinme-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/11/amazon.html
    jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

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  34. I recommend puzzle books. Apparently some people have a tough time with keeping the pieces in when you turn pages, but we don't have that problem. We love the Sesame St school days.

    It's good for ages 2.5 - 4.

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  35. Hi Adriana, Great giveaway, never say no to a gift card!!!! LOL

    I follow your blog and will let you know when/if I blog about the contest too....thanks again. :)

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  36. wood blocks (ages 1 yr to 10+)... my 3 year old uses ours daily for towers, race tracks, forts, train tracks, runways, etc.

    great giveaway. have a cart full of items at Amazon. thank you for the opportunity.
    billdebstanton@hotmail.com

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  37. I would recommend the Nintendo Ds. Ages 8 and up. Its a pretty cool handheld DS and comes in handy for Long waits . I encourage people to monitor the time their kids spend on video games but I also think they can be a godsend lol.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I follow your blog.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I really just love board games for kids or twister or something...twister would be good for about and up if they are careful. Oh, or catchphrase which is a teen game most likely...12/13 and up.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  40. Just posted on my blog about a toy :)

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  41. Posted about a toy :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I love building toys, I especially love Legos. You can get a set for almost any age. I loved playing with them when I was little and now my kids love them.

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  43. i just posted on my blog about the giveaway:

    about toys, no toys and non-toy toys

    http://macondomama.blogspot.com/2009/11/about-toys-no-toys-and-non-toy-toys.html

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  44. bop-it ages 5-and over. cost around $15.00. I even love to play with my boys. make you have to think and listen for directions. Gets both sides of the brain working.

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  45. I am following your blog. Heard about you from teaching heart mom.
    Excited to find a new blog to read.
    Thanks
    Kristi Lewis

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  46. I blogged about this contest:
    http://thelewisclansblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-bilingual-boys-give-away.html
    Thanks
    Kristi Lewis
    lewisk@txkisd.net

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  47. I'd recommend the Unit Block set from Plan toys. It's for ages 3+ and provides hours of fun.

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  48. I blogged

    http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/2009/11/amazon-25-gift-card-nov-29.html

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  49. I am now following your blog. Tati posted on her blog. i like the leap frog toys

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  50. I think so many gift cards are redeemed which can be for a multitude of reasons.
    gift card printing

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  51. I am following you on GFC ,,,
    mehmoodwazir at gmail dot com
    Plastic card printing
    plastic Cards

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