CLOSED Movie Rentals for $1? Redbox Is Offering A Giveway To My Readers

You all know about Redbox right? No … okay for those who haven’t been in the year 2011 and heard about Redbox, let me enlighten you.

About Redbox

Redbox is an excellent movie and video game rental resource for busy
families. With more than 26,000 kiosks at convenient locations nationwide, parents can easily rent movies and games for the family while out running.

Basically it’s a red kiosk near most supermarkets nationwide. We have one in my local area near a Shaws and near a Walmart. Easy to rent and only $1 per night.

Rent Online

You can be even more productive about using the Redbox Kiosk when you setup an account online. I simply log into my Redbox account, have a peek at the new movie releases, choose my local pick up Kiosk and see if that movie is available. Usually the movie is, but if not I can go to the next closest or pick another movie. No big deal. Easy, quick and perfect for a work at home mom of three who doesn’t have the time to go into a movie rental place.

When you arrive at the Redbox Kiosk, you click on online pick up, swipe your credit card and voila get your movie.  I love Redbox.

My family has yet to check out the video game rentals but since we own a Wii and the kids love our Wii we will check that out soon enough.



5 Giveaway Codes to THREE people each

Open to:

United States ages 18+

Winners Chosen:

Randomly using

Winners have 48 hours to confirm winning or other person chosen.

Giveaway Ends:

11:59pm EST December 17, 2011

HOW TO ENTER: Complete any or all of the following, one entry each.

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Have fun and Good luck!

Disclosure: I received Redbox codes for free to test out their program and share my opinion.

Stranger Kids first book: Pinata

In Pinata a group of delusional pinatas believe that they are worshiped when chosen to go to the “party.” Not until they see a video tape of their true fate are they smacked into reality. The group of pinatas must band together to escape their certain demise. yet in the end, they realize that sacrificing themselves for the happiness of others is the essence of being a pinata and the best thing in the world.

Pinata art 3

One fabulous fact about the sales of this Pinata kids book is: 10% of each sale goes to the foundation Kids Need to Read which promotes literacy.

My Thoughts — This was a fun read for my kids and me. The colorful pages made it fun to read through and it’s such a silly story that the kids giggled a bit as well. I certainly would recommend this for any parent looking to add to their home bookshelf this holiday season. The recommended age group is 5-10, I would say boys and girls would enjoy this story.

Pinata is Written by Ken Locsmandi & Sebastian A. Jones Art by Tomo

Check out their website to purchase and learn more.

Poptropica Toys For Children

There is a fun new line of toys released by Jazwares that will allow your children to have more imaginative playtime! The Poptropicia line from Jazwares includes figurines of Astro Knight, Shark Boy and Dr. Hare.  My family currently has Astro Knight but I am pretty sure Shark Boy will be our first purchase of these toys after receiving Astro Knight for free to review.

About Poptropica 6-inch Figure Assortments

Kids can follow the Ancient Ruins or act out an intergalactic quest in Arturus when they bring the virtual world of Poptropica® to the playroom with the Poptropica 6-Inch Figure Assortment. Each detailed figure comes with an accessory and a Poptropica coin with bonus code that allows users to continue their adventures online in Poptropica’s virtual world ( The 6-inch figures have more than 10 points of articulation and are available at Toys“R”Us. Assortment includes Astro Knight, Shark Boy and Dr. Hare. (Each figure sold separately.)

Our Family Enjoys Pretend Play

My two sons are into the whole knight and shark boy type of imaginary play and now we get to have fun with these Poptropica figures as a way to encourage pretend play and also teach the boys to be a bit nicer when it comes to pretend play. Since we currently only have Astro Knight the boys must learn to take turns and come up with creative ways to enjoy this toy while they await the arrival of Shark Boy figurine!

Learn more about Jazwares product lines online. Check out the variety of Poptropia toys on or head to your local Toys R Us.

GelThotics, Handvibes and Artstamps Winners

Three giveaways have ended and here are the winners:



Winner is Kendra Gillilan who said ” 2 GFC Follow Kendra22″


Winner is Becky S. who said “1-Happily Blended FB fan” yes she left her full name for confirmation.


Winner is Katharine D who said “What a great way to commemorate kids art, thanks for the chance to win”

Thanks to all who entered!

Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send your information along to the sponsor!

Kre-O Transformers Fun For the Family

My kids love building things and it is one of the few toys that I can rely on to keep the kid from arguing while playing. Kre-O sets have been a hit in the house and this time around we tested out the Kre-O Transformers. We received a set that can be put into a robot or an ambulance making two times the fun for the price of one set!

Our Kre-O Transformer

About Kre-O

  • Value:  KRE-O construction sets are compatible with other leading construction sets available, so users don’t have to invest in a new brick system. Expand the brick collection you already have at home and don’t worry if bricks get mixed together in the toy chest!
  • Action: Build favorite characters from the classic Transformers universe, including Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, in either robot or vehicle mode
  • Fun: Collect and build unique, poseable KREON figures in both robot and human form
  • Deals! Add KRE-O TRANSFORMERS playsets to your construction collection with a coupon for $5 off your KRE-O purchase of $20 or more! {enter search under coupon codes for Kre-O to find coupon}

The current Kre-O collection features 12 popular Transformers characters and
each character can be made into a robot or a vehicle, in true Transformer
fashion.  These sets are so fun and versatile and are  compatible with all
popular construction brick sets.

Win a Kre-O Set

There is one Kre-O set being given away every hour on the Hasbro Kre-O website. Spin to win. This is open 7 days a week for 7 weeks total. Ends December 9th at 11:59pm E.T.

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