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MATCHBOX® WRECKY THE WRECKING BUDDY™ – Walmart #Chosenbykids


This is a sponsored post written by me, on behalf of Sverve wand Walmart. I was reimbursed for the price of purchasing Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™

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Walmart Christmas Toyland Holiday EventOn Saturday, Nov 8, we loaded up Dora, our “Explorer” and went to my middle son’s basketball game, then headed south to the Salem, NH Walmart to attend the Holiday Toyland Event. It was crowded and full of families excited to see the toys that were available to be tested out and played with. While my children LOVE having their pictures taken and being featured here, I don’t want to share pictures of children that don’t belong to me here, and this section was packed!
Walmart Layaway

 

Among the toys being demonstrated were Dancing Olaf, Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™, Lego Jr Batman, and My Little Pony Starter Kits.

Wrecky the Wrecking BuddyMatchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ is a really cool and fun interactive toy. He has lights, sounds, and moving parts just like a “real” dump truck! The kids all loved watching him drive around the aisle at the Toyland Holiday Event all by himself! Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ can act as a dump truck, carry cargo, clear the area, break barriers, and do a celebration dance. He is the perfect combination of construction truck and hard-working companion, and he has some pretty funny phrases that the kids couldn’t get enough of! Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ comes with a few blocks in his packaging, and he could easily transport Legos, Lincoln Logs, action figures, or any other small toys that your child would like to place in his spacious cargo area.

MATCHBOX® WRECKY THE WRECKING BUDDY™We purchased a Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™, for just under $50, and brought him home with us! This is a toy perfect for kids 3 and over. Mine are slightly older than this (but they still had fun with him!) so be on the lookout for a giveaway featuring the adorable Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ soon!

 


Holiday HoHoHo #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/5} #RWMevent

HolidayHoHoHo Hop

Welcome to the Holiday HOHOHO Hop!

Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you better hurry, the hop ends on December 5! Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for the Grand Prize, an Erin Condren Life Planner! Use it as a nutrition/exercise log, newborn sleep & peep record, work meetings & appointments, academic & social planner, keepsake journal or as a scrapbook…the possibilities are endless!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Target GC

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty’s

Practical Frugality 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty’s

Great gift idea for: Kids and Star Wars fans of all ages

Age Range: all

Cost: $29.95 for Collector Set, $6.95 for individuals

Details: Star Wars™ fans won’t want to miss out on this collector set complete with Luke Skywalker™, C-3PO™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™ and Jawa™ in an exclusive collectible box. Hallmark’s itty bittys® plush are so fun to collect that you’ll want to own each and every one of these perfectly-sized companions. Learn more about itty bittys.

Star Wars Itty Bitty's


Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Winning for Thanksgiving #Giveaway Hop {Ends 11/28} #TurkeyHop

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Welcome to the Winning For Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamaNYC. Each participating blog on this hop will be offering a prize valued at $25 or more. This hop will run from November 18 – 28, 2014.

The prize at this stop is a SING AND DANCE OLAF! He is sold out in most stores, and going for well over $50 at online re-sellers. If you know someone looking for one, be sure to refer them here for a chance to win the one I have :) It will be very important for the winner to respond quickly upon notification email so I can get him mailed out. Be sure the mailing address is correct as he is not replaceable if lost or stolen in the mail.

Dance and Sing Olaf


Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Fluffmas #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/1} #FluffMas

FluffMas

Welcome to the FluffMas Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! Each blogger in this hop has a fabulously festive and fluffy prize for you, so be sure to hop around to them all and don’t miss the fantastic Grand Prize featuring Buttons Diapers, Balm Baby, and SprayPal! You can enter to win the FluffMas Grand Prize here.

The prizes at this stop are coming from Amazon. These are affiliate links, purchases made after clicking these links help support this blog and are appreciated. I offered these same prizes in the August Cloth Diaper Hop and they were a hit! I had several people message me that they really liked these items. The PeePee Teepees made me giggle (I have three boys, all grown out of diapers, but SO needed back in the day), and mom’s who use them (cloth and disposable) let me know that they really do come in handy! They’d make a great Baby Shower Gift Item for an expectant mom! So, at this stop, the prizes are Kushies “On the Go” 2 Pack Wet Bag, Green (Patterns and Colors May Vary) (ARV 13.99)
and The Peepee Teepee for the Sprinkling WeeWee: 5 Blue Camo in Cellophane Bag (ARV $12.95).

FluffMas GP



Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the FluffMas participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


5th Annual Gratitude #Giveaway {Ends 11/30}

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Welcome to the 5th Annual Gratitude Giveaway, hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer. All participating blogs in this hop want the Thank our Readers, and make this a very easy giveaway with just ONE easy entry method at each stop, each prize is valued at $10 or more, and all participants are family friendly sites! This hop will run from Nov 15-30. Some participants, such as I, have chosen to post early, so you’ll be seeing this on the 14th. Feel free to hop on down the list, but some participants may not have their post live until the 15th. The prize at this stop is a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

Don’t miss any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin so you don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaway events! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

LEGAL STUFF: The Gratitude Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers

Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers
**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.

Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers. During the first month, a Traveler’s Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:

  • An activity book introducing new characters Max, Mia, and their dog Toby.
  • A wall-sized world map
  • Stickers and a wall decal
  • A luggage tag

After the first month, a monthly World Theme Kit arrives, which contains:

  • An activity booklet
  • Souvenirs
  • Flashlight Adventures
  • Stickers and wall decals

Early Explorers makes a unique holiday gift for children ages 3 to 5. Learn more about Early Explorers from Little Passports.


Design your own adidas ZX FLUX Shoes #miZXFLUX

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Design your own adidas ZX FLUX Shoes

adidas has launched an innovative new app for Android and iPhone smartphone devices, called the#miZXFLUX app. The app allows you to easily apply your personal photographic image to one of adidas Originals most covetable silhouettes, the ZX FLUX. With the app, you can take a photograph, edit and rotate the photo, and apply it to your very own custom ZX FLUX shoes. You can make a statement that’s all your own.

Here’s some more info about the #miZXFLUX app:

  • Custom ZX Flux shoes created from the app are $110.
  • Delivery takes 3 – 4 weeks after submitting your order.
  • The app is only available for smartphone devices.
  • Certain photos (copyright, inappropriate/offensive material, very large/small file size) can’t be used.

Get the #miZXFLUX app today and create your custom shoes.


Best time to be a kid #BestTimetoBeaKid

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My kids love the holidays and all the traditions that comes with that. From choosing their favorite dessert for Thanksgiving (everyone gets one favorite item made), to decorating the tree, going to see Santa, to donating to those less fortunate, they look forward to each activity as it approaches. We have so many favorite Christmas movies and books, that we have to prioritize and watch/read 1-2 per day to fit them all in between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day :)

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition that brings out the kid in you?

Today and online only, get free shipping and an extra 20% off your entire purchase with code BESTTIME at Gymboree!

If you share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using #BestTimetoBeaKid #Contest of how you make the holidays the best time to be a kid, your photos could be featured in Gymboree’s end-of-year video and you will also be entered for a chance to win a$2,500 shopping spree at Gymboree! To see official contest rules and checkout all the fun visit this link.

Share how you make the holidays the #BestTimeToBeAKid for a chance to win a $2,500 Gymboree shopping spree!


Thankful For #Giveaways Hop {Ends 11/26}

Thankful for Giveaways Hop

Welcome to the Thankful For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops – so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Toys R Us Gift Card!

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!