Mega Bloks Skylanders Giveaway

April 1, 2014 by  
Filed under children, giveaways, toys

Build your favorite pirate with eight legs and no pegs, then swap bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Wash Buckler. Control the forces of evil by building a magnetic robot hero, then swapping bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Magna Charge.

These super-sized buildable heroes with special micro axises let you pull them apart and swap with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ heroes. Create the perfect combinations to defend Cloudbreak Islands and stop Kaos’ evil plans!

Ideal for ages 5 and up!

Connect with Mega Bloks and Skylanders:

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How would you like to win a Mega Bloks Skylanders prize pack which includes Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Wash Buckler and Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Magna Charge?

To enter:

  • Just  mention in comments before midnight,  April 15th why you want to win this. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow Mega Bloks on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a Mega Bloks Skylanders prize pack! @kailani #giveaway @MegaBloks http://islandlife808.com/?p=38066
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Open to US residents only.

This post was written for Mega Bloks who provided the complimentary prize pack.

 

 

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman in theaters March 7th (Giveaway)

March 3, 2014 by  
Filed under children, entertainment, gift cards, giveaways

My girls have been watching the previews of Mr. Peabody & Sherman on television all week and they can’t wait to see it! I have to admit, even I’m kinda excited about it. Who doesn’t love a talking dog?

About Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell, Emmy Award® Winner -Modern Family), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles -The Amazing Spiderman), use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.  Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era:  figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

  • Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert
  • Directed by Rob Minkoff
  • Produced by Alex Schwartz, Denise Nolan Cascino
  • Executive Produced by Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen, Jason Clark


Photobooth App & Weekly Sweepstakes 

Get Your Peabody On with a free app available for iOS and Android. Grab your glasses and bow tie because this custom photobooth app will make you and your friends look like the most stylish time travelers around.

Once you download the app, enter to win weekly prizes in DreamWorks Animation’s “Get Your Peabody On” Sweepstakes! For more information on how to enter visit here.

I don’t know where you’ll be on March 7th but you can find me and my family in line to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman!

Connect with Mr. Peabody Online

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How would you like to win a Mr. Peabody & Sherman prize pack which includes a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters, iPhone case, Spinners & Yo-Yo.?

To enter:

  • Just  mention in comments before midnight,  March 17th why you want to see this movie. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow Mr. Peabody on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a Mr. Peabody & Sherman prize pack! @kailani #giveaway @dwanimation #MrPeabody  http://islandlife808.com/?p=38005
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Open to US residents only.

This post was written for 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation who provided the complimentary prize pack.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th Anniversary (Giveaway)

February 23, 2014 by  
Filed under books, children, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed.

Many of our favorite bedtime books have come and gone but in our opinion one of the most classic children’s books has got to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I’ve read it to all of my girls when they were young and we still read it together till today.

When Kacie was an infant almost 12 years ago, we received this board book as a gift. Back then as a brand new mom I wasn’t very familiar with Eric Carle. However, after the first reading we were hooked. I loved the non-traditional illustrations and the way the pages were stacked so that you could see all the different foods that were being eaten . . . all in one glance. My girls loved being able to recognize the different food items and always laughed when the caterpillar got through some of their favorite items like the lollipop and slice of pie. But most of all, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has become sort of like a staple in our library and is always chosen over some of the newer books that we’ve acquired over the years.

About the anniversary

2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The anniversary will be officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th).

Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold.

Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2002, Eric and his wife Barbara opened The Eric

Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, MA, a 40,000 square foot space dedicated to inspiring a love of art among children by introducing them to picture book art by renowned artists from around the world.

Courtesy of Penguin Kids

Connect with Penguin Kids, Eric Carle and The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

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To celebrate this milestone, we are giving away a cool prize pack which includes a limited edition anniversary tote and a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book!

To enter:

  • Just  mention in comments before midnight,  March 9th what you love about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
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  • Follow Penguin Kids on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win The Very Hungry Caterpillar prize pack! @kailani @penguinkids #giveaway #veryhungrycaterpillar  http://islandlife808.com/?p=37970
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Open to US residents only.

This post was written for Penguin Books

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VTech InnoTab 3S – The WiFi Learning Tablet (Giveaway)

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under children, electronic, giveaways, toys

With the holidays fast approaching it’s time to start making those lists of who was naughty or nice. For me, after reviewing the VTech InnoTab 3s I know what all the “nice” kids on my list are getting!

Being the tech junkie that I am, I have always had a fondness for educational electronic toys for my girls. And believe me, they pretty much have them all. So when I was asked to review the VTech InnoTab 3s I wasn’t really sure how this kid-friendly tablet could be different from what we already have. I was wrong. The most notable difference is the VTech Kid Connect feature. This allows my girls to use their tablet to text as well as send voice messages, pictures and stickers to my cellular phone/tablet . . . in real time. Being a flight attendant, I’m away for half the month so this feature is invaluable to me. My younger girls do not have cell phones so this is the perfect way for them to stay in touch with me whether on I’m on a different island or as far away as Japan.

Here are some other notable features included with the InnoTab 3s:

  • Kid-safe internet browser with VTech pre-selected and parent-approved websites and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 5″ color touch screen
  • E-Reader and Story Dictionary
  • MP3 Player
  • 4 GB on-board memory
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB with micro SD card (sold separately)
  • 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera / video recorder
  • Wonder Cam with over 55 photo effects
  • 20 total Apps included: Art Studio, Magical Bean Stalk game, H2O Go! Game, calculator, clock, calendar, friends list, notes and more.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack and AC Adaptor (a $34.99 value) and 2 styluses

One of the things that I really appreciate is the option to be able to download and install apps online. This saves me a trip to the store and has come in handy on those days when I needed a little something to keep the kids entertained. Nothing like a brand new book or creative activity to give Mom a little peace and quiet.

I also like the shape and feel of the InnoTab 3s. It’s bulky enough for Kaila’s (4) tiny hands without being heavy. And the kids love that rotating camera! It allows them to sneak up on me and take a few photos for their library. LOL!

Here are some views of our InnoTab 3S so you can see how awesome it is for yourself!

 

 

 

 

So this holiday season, check out one of the hottest gift items on the market . . . the VTech InnoTab 3S! Just $79.99 for the holiday season!

Connect with VTech:

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How would you like to win a VTech InnoTab 3S just in time for the holidays?

To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, November 30th what your favorite feature is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow VTech on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a @VTech InnoTab 3S! @Kailani #giveaway http://islandlife808.com/?p=37842
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for VTech who provided the complimentary item in exchange for my honest review.

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