Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Aurora's "Milly The Pinkest Kitten" Plush Toys [CLOSED]

If you are a fan of Aurora's Yoohoo & Friends plush toys, then you are going to love Milly, one of the softest pinkest kitties around. My children have a pretty extensive collection of stuffed animals, but my daughter has a special affinity towards plush cats and kittens. She loves to cuddle, carry, and sit with them on her lap . . . things our real full grown cats will not allow her to do.

The current collection of Milly plush kitties include ten different styles. We received the 8" Wanna Be Frilly Milly Ballerina and the 8" Pink Kitty With Strawberry Carrier. I was so happy to have received two kittens because our youngest son enjoys playing with plush animals as well.

The "Wanna Be Frilly Milly Ballerina" wears an iridescent crown that is embroidered with a ballet slipper. She also wears a pink tutu, which is removable. The "Pink Kitty With Strawberry Character" comes with a smaller Milly. The carrier is scented like a strawberry dessert, which carries over to Milly after she's sat inside for awhile. The carrier, which has lamé double handles, would make an adorable purse even though it is open on top.

Both Milly kitties are super-soft and look even plusher with their tone on tone tiger stripes. They each have anchored eyes and their pink whiskers are embroidered. Both noses are hard plastic, although the Milly accompanied by the strawberry carrier has a fabric-covered nose.

Our twins spent quite a bit of time comparing the two kitties. I think their favorite things about these plush toys were the tails, the removable tutu, and the fact that one of them is scented. After awhile, our son lost interest, but our daughter still loves carrying both kitties around the house with her, even when she is busy with other activities.

There are many versions of Milly that would be perfect gifts for a birthday, a first ballet recital, or just to put a smile on someone's face. To view the full line of Milly plush toys, visit, where you can order these and other Aurora products. Look for the Aurora brand at gift shops nationwide. You can also find Aurora World on Facebook.

Thank you to Aurora World Inc. for sending us sample toys free of charge to base this review upon and for providing additional toys for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a surprise Milly prize pack (similar to what I received to review).

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 plush toys offered by Aurora. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one toy you fell in love with (aside from the two 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.


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.

For 10 extra entries, sign up for the Aurora Gift Club. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so. (If you sign up with a different email than you are using to enter this contest, please include it in your entries. I will be verifying these entries.)


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry
, "Like" Aurora World Inc on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.


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


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.


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

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, September 20th, 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!