Monday, April 13, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: JBanZ Sunglasses For Kids [CLOSED]

I don't think anyone loves sunglasses more than my 5yr old son Jake. Maybe it was my fault for buying him his first pair before he was one year old?

When Baby BanZ offered to send us a pair of their new JBanZ kids sunglasses to try out, I knew my son would be thrilled. I kept it a secret so he would be surprised. The day they arrived, he insisted on not taking them off even though we were inside the house on a dark rainy day. When I said that Jake loves sunglasses, I was not exaggerating. Luckily, our New England weather allowed us a few sunny days to test out our JBanZ outdoors too.



What impressed me about JBanZ:

1) I like that the sunglasses came with a clip-on neoprene carrying case and a removable neoprene neck strap, which seems very comfortable to use.

2) It is very important to me that the lenses give 100% UV protection.

3) I like the amount of coverage these JBanZ offer for my son's eyes and the surrounding areas.

4) The fact that JBanZ are designed to fit children ages 4-10 makes them a great investment. Since my son is 5, these should last us another 5 years or so as long as he is careful with them.

5) I really like that these glasses are sporty, but versatile. I much prefer the look of JBanZ to other glasses with wild colors. I know these will go with all my son's clothes and that he will like them for a long time even if his taste does change when he gets older.

6) The lenses in the JBanZ reduce glare and are shatter resistant . . . both important features for an active 5yr old.

7) I was 9yrs old when I started to wear prescription eyeglasses, so there is a chance my son will too. The JBanZ frames are able to take prescription lenses should we ever need to switch them out.

Overall, both my son and I are extremely pleased with his new JBanZ. I wish he would heed my advice about using the neck strap when he is running around outside though.

If you'd like to purchase Baby BanZ, KidZ BanZ, or JBanZ for your children, Baby BanZ has offered my readers a 10% discount on all purchases between now and May 13th, 2009. Just use Code: 3G2S .

Thank you to Baby BanZ, Inc and Chic Execs for this opportunity.


What you can win:
Our lucky winner will receive one pair of Baby BanZ, Kidz BanZ, or JBanZ of their choice.

Baby BanZ, Inc. has generously made a product donation to The Center for Courageous Kids though the charitable organization Bloggers Give.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Visit BabyBanZ.com and take a look around at the Baby BanZ, Kid BanZ, and JBanZ selection. Then leave a comment telling me which pair you would choose if you won this contest. You must do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) Take a minute to look over the Sun Protection Ideas offered by Baby BanZ. Then leave a separate comment telling me which idea is one you'd like to try OR is one you already practice.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)



Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!

119 comments:

  1. I love the flamingo pink baby banz
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  4. Junior BanZ - Safari pink. wombatspurple@yahoo.com

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  5. Subscribed through email. wombatspurple@yahoo.com

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  6. I'd pick the Kidz Banz - Ages 2-5 in Flamingo Pink. How cute :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. I would choose the Junior BanZ for Girls in Flamingo Pink. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  8. One of the Sun Protectin Ideas I like is to keep extra sunscreen in places where you know your child will need it! (For example, in your car, a gym bag, with ski equipment, etc)

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  9. I would pick the black JBanz for Roo!

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  10. My 4 year old would love to have the sunglasses so he can look as "cool" as his big sisters. thanks for the opportunity!
    Stacey
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  11. i would choose the Kidz Banz in urban grey camo

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  12. i like the tip: Consider putting canopies over the windows or some other type of appropriate "shading screen."

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  13. I think the Lilac Stripe JBanz would look cute on my God-daughter.

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  14. I Like the KidzBanz 2-5 in flamingo Pink OR the jBanz in Lilac Stripe! Thanks

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  15. While my Daughter's in the Kiddie Pool out back I place her under one of the 2 trees!! Thanks

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  16. and I follow you! Thanks

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  17. I like the Junior BanZ for Boys in blue. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Here's one I'm pretty good at... Always set a good example by wearing a hat, "cover-up" clothing, sunglasses, and using sunscreen when outdoors.

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  19. I'd get the Junior BanZ for Girls in Flamingo Pink.

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  20. My son would look cute in the Pacific Blue Baby Banz!

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  21. I plan on getting some "sun-safe" clothing for my son!

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  22. I would choose Kidz Banz - Ages 2-5 in Urban Grey Camo. These would be perfect for my son.

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  23. We apply sunscreen before & during outdoor activities!

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  24. I would choose Pink Diva Camo or possibly Purple Parise! I am going to buy Flamingo Pink today, my 7 month old is going to look great in these, her 20 month old brother does.
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  25. Junior BanZ - Ages 4-10 - Patternz/camo

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  26. The Urban Grey Camo are so cute in the KidzBanz size I would choose them for my son.

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  27. I subscribe by email.

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  28. You got me on this one.
    Plant trees. I had a seedling out my back door and tended it thru the winter and watched it get its springtime buds and then the next day the idiot maintenance man weed whacked it down.
    I hate apts!!
    We always wear sunscreen & hats.

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  30. I like the Kidz Banz - Ages 2-5 in Rockin Red.

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  31. I would choose the Junior Banz in midnight black. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. i would get the baby banz 0-2 glasses for my infant son!

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  33. I'd choose the Junior BanZ - Ages 4-10 - Girls in Flamingo Pink.
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  34. I like the jBanz in Lilac Stripe for my daughter. THank you!
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  36. I like the Baby Banz in Purple Paradise.

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  37. the Junior BanZ - Ages 4-10 - Boys in black for my son

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  38. My daughter would love the Lilac Stripe JBanz.

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  39. i like the Junior BanZ for Boys in blue.

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  40. Girl's Junior BanZ in pink

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  41. i do have a lot of shade available in the yard as suggested. :)

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  43. LOVE the flamingo Pink Kid Banz! Thanks for the chance.
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  44. I would love the flamingo pink jbanz.

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  45. I'd choose the Rockin' Red Kidz Banz.
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  46. I would choose the boy's Junior Banz in Midnight Black. Very cute!
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  47. I checked out their tips for sun protection and love the idea of using a shading screen. Our playroom gets so much sun, so this is something I'll have to look into.
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  48. Faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.
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  49. I follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MommaStaciA
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  50. I subscribe.
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  51. And I have the Dr Hippo Book Giveaway button, thanks!
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  52. My fav is the Nordic Camo. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. We have a sun-shade in our son's room. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I follow you on twitter. @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. http://twitter.com/bluenude3/status/1533182529 I tweeted! @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com Not sure why my posts are justifying themselves like that, but oh well.

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  56. I would get the Little Hunter ones for my son.

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  57. My pick: Kidz Banz in Paradise Purple

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  58. The Jbanz in flamingo pink is what I'd like!

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  59. The Pacific Blue Baby Banz would be awesome for my nephew!

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  60. I do try to avoid having my daughter outside between 10am-4pm when the sun's rays are strongest. It's hard though!

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  61. I'd pick the Baby Banz in Pacific Blue.

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  62. I would pick the original baby banz in flamingo pink.

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  63. I would pick the JBanz in midnight black for my son.

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  64. Added you to my technorati faves: http://technorati.com/faves/mannabsn

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  65. Follow you on twitter: (mannabsn)

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  66. Here's the tip we're going to follow. We just moved into a new house that doesn't have very many trees in the yard but we're planting some and have a large umbrella on the back patio.

    Do You...
    Have a lot of shadeless areas around your yard? Play area? Pool? Basketball or tennis court?
    Solution...
    Plant trees, use large summer umbrellas, awnings, or sun tents around your yard.

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  67. Let's go with the black JBanz.

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  68. I subscribe via email!

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  69. Oh, and as for sun protection in our family? We wear a lot of sunscreen during the day and stick to shade as much as is possible. Luckily our yard has a ton of shade and we have other umbrellas and the like so it's fairly easy for us!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  70. I would choose the BabyBanz in Pacific Blue. Thanks! theprophecygirl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. I like the JBanz style in midnight black. Thank you

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  72. I am a subscriber. Thanks

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  73. I love the flamingo pink baby banz

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  74. When the boys are not in school, they like to play outside from 10am-4pm. I have to remember that these are the dangerous hours and we need to ensure they get plenty of sunscreen. Thanks

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  75. Our sun protection solution is a sun tent (it looks like a cloth gazebo) over our baby pool.

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  79. main button's up
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  80. Dr. Hippo button's up
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  81. tweet: http://twitter.com/heathergf/status/1561906261
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  82. blogged with links
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  83. I would choose the JBanz in Midnight black

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  84. I like the BabyBanZ in flamingo pink.

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  85. I forget to take along sunscreen. This is one I'd like to try.
    Solution...
    Keep extra sunscreen in places where you know your child will need it! (For example, in your car, a gym bag, with ski equipment, etc)

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  86. I subscribe to your blog's feed.

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  88. I follow you on Twitter.
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  89. I'd get the baby banz in rockin' red

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  90. I'll look into getting my daughter sun-safe clothing. Also, I'll try to set a good example by always wearing sunscreen

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  91. My daughter would love the Junior BanZ in the Safari Pink!

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  92. We "Talk to your child about practicing "sun safety" all the time! We moved to FL last year from OH and it was necessary for my children to understand how much stronger the sun is here. My daughter is on swim team & my son spends a lot of time in the sun as well...they both have learned that sunscreen is NOT optional and must be reapplied!

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  93. You're a technorati fave! (amweeks)

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  94. I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

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  95. I'd pick Baby Banz in Rockin' Red.

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  96. I'd choose Kidz Banz in Sunset Orange. Thanks!
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  97. We like to use the vinyl cling sun shades to protect our son during long car rides.

    We'd go for the key lime green baby banz.

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  98. I'd like to try "sun-safe" clothing for my kids

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  99. I really like the Nordic Camo Baby Banz. Thanks for the chance.
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  100. For the SUn safety tips, I already use sunscreen on my son when we are outdoors, but I also read to put it on his scalp since he is 6 months old and has thin hair.
    THANKS
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  101. I added you to my Technorati Favorites my username is MacMomof3.
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  102. I follow you on twitter (MacMomof3)
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  103. I subscribe to your blog via email.
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  104. I have your regular blog button on my blog.
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  105. I have your Dr. Hippo Book Giveaway Event posted on my blog at http://macmomof3.blogspot.com
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  107. I think I would get two pairs. the key lime and the paradise purple. they are both so cute!

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  108. I love the Junior BanZ - Ages 4-10 - Boys in black :)

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  109. I love the Girls Junior BanZ!

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  110. I would like to try the plant trees, use large summer umbrellas, awnings, or sun tents around your yard idea.

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  111. I subscribed by email.

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