Buy Once. Play Forever.

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 9, 2010


Just before Christmas, we were introduced to Maukilo – a fabulous online ecommerce, featuring toys that can be enjoyed, loved, and possibly even passed down to your children’s children one day. I ended up featuring the Automoblox in my gift guide for the Holidays, because we loved them so much!

Maukilo has a wonderful variety of toys for the old and young. I would recommend shopping Maukilo for outdoor and pretend play, and even for keepsake items and decor for the nursery.

I have been given a $25 Maukilo gift certificate for one of you to win, so you can see for yourself just how easy it is to find something you and your kiddos will love!

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

  • Visit Maukilo and come back and leave me a comment, before 9pm on February 23rd, telling me about something you learned about the company, an item you loved and would buy, or a brand you were surprised to see was sold at Maukilo.

Want a few bonus entries? Leave me a separate comment for each of the following:

  • Tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this giveaway and the hashtag #D2Dgvwy.

Shop and Save at Borders {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 24, 2009

Why wait until Black Friday? It’s time to start shopping those Holiday sales now!

Borders makes finding the perfect toy or game easier for those of you who are looking for high-quality educational gifts. In fact, this week when you shop at Borders, in their new Toys and Games section, you’ll receive $10 off a purchase of $20 or more! Shelves are stocked with items from leading brands like Creativity for Kids, Thinkfun, Scientific Explorer, ALEX and Blue Orange Games.

toys and games

Last week I had a chance to spend some time in Borders, browsing their new Toys and Games department. Yes, I went alone! And, boy did I have fun. I picked up some great items for the kids and an Entertainment Book (thanks, Borders!) and saved a ton.

my selection

There really are some great deals…. I received the Bionicle pictured here for FREE, because I purchased $25 worth of items from the game section. I received a $5 gift card for purchasing the Entertainment Book. The Melissa & Doug toys were buy one, get one at 50% off. AND the games were buy two, get one free! These deals were available last week, but I’m sure there are some great ones this week, as well!

Guess what? I have TWO $100 Border’s gift cards to give some very lucky readers who are ready to shop!

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

  • Visit Borders Toys & Games and leave me a comment,  before Monday, November 30th at 9pm (pst), telling me about the toy or game you most remember playing with and why it would be good choice for kids today.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you like before next Tuesday night, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

Two winners will be selected at random, each to receive a $100 Borders gift card, and emailed.

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