Friday, March 4, 2011

Review and giveaway (closed): Zippies

Congrats to my winners: jenmalonee; ReggieMann; moushka
 
Back at the beginning of February, my son finally had his long awaited first day of preschool. Even though he loves it and we're thrilled for him to be in the class, it's been an adjustment for all of us.  The biggest thing for me to get used to isn't actually that Ethan goes to preschool- it's that he gets to school and then back to home on a school bus. That's right, every morning I take my tiny 3 1/2 year old out to a yellow school bus, strap him in to the harness and send him off.

You better believe that I have my kid labeled from head to toe (and all his accessories as well) with his name.  But I hadn't come up with a good way to include my contact information in my labels, in a way that he won't lose or destroy. So you'd better believe I was beyond thrilled when I found out that I was going to get to review Zippies- a product that is just what I was looking for!
 

That's one of the Zippies- one named Chip.  As you can see, Zippies are a fun, colorful way to easily identify your kids' items. The adjustable elastic cord means you can use the Zippies on lots of things- stuffed animals, water bottles- anything that you can fit the cord around.  In the middle, there's a nice, strong metal clip that you can use to put Zippies on backpacks, coats, luggage, key chains... whatever you want to identify!











The Zippies are all bright and colorful and my kids love them. I told them they could each pick out two from the ones we received for review, and they had a tough time picking, since they liked them all. As for me, I love how easy Zippies make it for me to label my kids' things- and to label my kids themselves! I wrote my kids' names and my phone number on the back of their Zippies and attached the Zippies to their coats. Identity/contact info problem solved!

Ethan's coat with his Zippies

Checking it out

My kids love their Zippies!
 In addition to being practical and fun, Zippies are super durable. The cord is a nice, thick elastic cord, the clip is made of metail, and the Zippies themselves are a thick plastic circle.  This is not something that your child is going to be able to pull off and break.  Right now, Zippies Series One is available for purchase. Series One has 10 different characters in it- visit the website to see all the options and read about the characters!


Thanks to the nice people at Zippies and the Family Review Network, I received all ten characters from Series One.  And I wanted to share the identifying fun with you guys!  So I'm going to send two Zippies each to three lucky readers! Open to US mailing addresses only, please.

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit the Zippies site and let me know which character you like best!

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Zippies on Twitter
3. "Like" Zippies on Facebook
4. "Like" me on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:  @gabreviews is giving away 2 Zippies (@zippiesfun) each to 3 winners! http://bit.ly/fZS9B9 #giveaway
You can tweet this once per day- just leave a separate comment with link each time that you tweet.
6. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each one that you've entered.
7. Put my button up on your blog/website. Code is on the right side of this page. Please let me know where I can find it!

Giveaway will close at 9PM Pacific time on April 4, 2011. I'll choose my winners with random.org and will email them. They'll then have 48 hours to respond! Good luck!

Disclosure: I received Zippies to review for myself, thanks to Zippies and the Family Review Network. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

78 comments:

jenmalonee said...

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Teresa said...

I like Kayla

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Sarah Osborne said...

I like Kayla :)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

my favorite character is the Kayla

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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moushka said...

I like Kayla the best.

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Kaye said...

I would choose Chip for my son. He loves blue and Dad's name is Chip, so it would be perfect.

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