Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Offi "Tiki Stool" from Oompa ($25 GC) [CLOSED]

"Room to Play" Product #11

Space is a huge issue in our house, so we need to save room where we can. For example, we opted for a bed without a headboard for my daughter. Every little bit counts. That is why I was so attracted to the Offi Tiki Stool when I came across it while browsing the Oompa website for children's furniture. This stool has an ample seat, but no back or arms to take up space.



The simple design of the Tiki Stool makes it a good fit for almost any style of decor, whether it is a child's room, a college dorm room, or a family room. This stool measures 15.5" high and can accommodate a child as young as 3 years old, like my daughter, all the way up to an adult. It is proportioned correctly, so we have not had any issues with the stool tipping. It is made of molded polypropylene, so it will hold up well to everyday use.

Two of my favorite things about this stool is its versatility and its portability. Our Tiki Stool has been used for everything from a nightstand to a table for pretend play. Our 3 year old daughter is also able to move the stool around the room on her own depending on whether she wants to sit in front of the television or next to the train table or somewhere else. It is also a great seat for an adult to use for story time.


I have to point out that there was an error made when shipping this stool to me. The store sent me the floor sample, which as you can see, is scratched and marred. I was a little disappointed that nobody did anything to rectify the matter other than to extend an apology. For someone like me who does not like to buy second-hand items for her children, this was a huge issue for me. I tried to clean and disinfect the stool as best I could, but the marks would not come off.


Aside from the customer service issue, I was very pleased with this stool from Oompa.com . I do believe it will be used by my daughter for many years to come. The Offi Tiki Stool is offered in a wide array of colors. The stock at Oompa seems to vary all the time, so check back if you do not see the color you are looking for.


To view their full selection of toys, children's furniture, infant/toddler gear, and more, visit Oompa.com . For a limited time, you can receive Free Ground Shipping on U.S. orders over $65.


Thank you to Oompa for sending us a sample stool free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a gift card for our contest prize.




What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a $25 gift card to use at any Oompa store or on Oompa.com .


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 the selection of children's furniture and toys offered by Oompa . Then leave a comment telling me what you would use your gift card towards if you won this contest (excluding the item reviewed in this article). 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.

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


3b) If you helped me promote this event by blogging about it prior to June 6th, 2010 according to the directions in my Room To Play Event post, then please give yourself an additional 5 entries. Remember to leave a separate comment for each extra entry.


4) For one extra entry each, if you are a friend of mine Facebook and/or have "Liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page. Then leave a separate comment telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For one extra entry each, follow Oompa on Twitter and/or "like" Oompa Toys on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or 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)
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11a)

Add my "Room To Play" Giveaway Event button to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.



11b) If you helped me promote this event by displaying my event tag prior to June 6th, 2010 according to the directions in my Room To Play Event post, then please give yourself an additional 2 entries. Remember to leave a separate comment for each extra entry.


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


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, August 9th, 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!