Monday, February 1, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Aurora's Yoohoo & Friends Plush Animals [CLOSED]

Based on endangered species from around the globe, Yoohoo & Friends created by Aurora World, Inc. have won the hearts of my three children. The only word I can think of to describe their reaction when I presented each with a 5" plush and a plush keychain is "delighted".

I have to admit that I did not expect such a strong reaction from my children, who own enough plush animals to form their own football team. There is something about these little animals. Is it that they are extra soft? Their whimsical colors? Their wide-eyed innocent personalities?



We received a blue Yoohoo 5" plush, a purple Yoohoo 5" plush, and a 5" plush squirrel. The children were so excited to also receive the matching plush keychains. I happened to luck out in that each child chose a different animal. There was no arguing at all! Then what really cinched the deal for my kids was that each 5" plush made a different sound when their bellies were squeezed. My favorite was the purple Yoohoo, which made a boinging sound.

Below you will find just a few examples of the animals offered in the Yoohoo & Friends Collection. They cover all occasions including special plush for birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Easter. Aside from the keychains, the Yoohoo & Friends plush animals range from 5" to 24".



Yoohoo & Friends also offers an interactive website where our children can learn about these endangered animals. Your child must be at least 13yrs of age to register without a parent. This website is free, so there are no activation codes. In addition to learning about these different animals, your child can also raise a virtual Yoohoo & Friends, build its home, and create a sketchbook. There is no interaction with other people online, so this website is safe for young children to use.


Shop for Yoohoo & Friends products online at the Aurora Gift Shop. To learn more about these plush animals, you can find Yoohoo & Friends on Facebook and Yoohoo & Friends on Twitter.


Thank you to Aurora World, Inc. for sending us three 5" animals and three keychains to base this review upon and also for providing one animal and one keychain as prizes for this contest.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one 5" animal with sound and one animal keychain. (The sponsor will choose which animals to send based on availability.)


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. 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:
Browse through the selection of Yoohoo & Friends animals. Then leave a comment telling me which animal you think is the cutest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND YoohooFriends.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.


6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


9) Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

10) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.


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


Random Drawing: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 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!