Monday, December 13, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Bunk Bed Buddy & Bookcases from Tidy Books [CLOSED]

Our boys have had bunk beds for over a year now. When we first set them up, we immediately recognized the problem of our oldest not having a place to put anything on the top bunk, such as a bottle of water or a book. As a temporary fix, I put a plastic bin about the size of a shoe box at the foot of his bed so he would have a place to put such things. I was so happy (after a long time of waiting) to see Tidy Books, the company that offers the Bunk Bed Buddy and other styles of kid's bookcases, launch a new online store for U.S. customers. This handy wall-mounted bookcase shelf is exactly what my son needed.




The Tidy Books Bunk Bed Buddy comes fully assembled and is available in a white or a natural finish. I would have loved a darker wood finish, but I can always paint the natural Bunk Bed Buddy in the future. The unit has 3 pre-drilled holes for hanging. Since this bookcase will be hanging above your child, you should make sure that 2 of the 3 holes are screwed into wall studs.

At nearly 21" wide, when I first saw the Bunk Bed Buddy in person, I thought it looked rather small, but as you can see, my son has only filled half of the space with his things. Currently in his Bunk Bed Buddy, there are 2 books, nose drops, tissues, a small plush animal, and his tooth fairy pillow. Soon I will be adding a flashlight, a reusable water bottle, and an alarm clock to that list. Even with adding those three items, he will still have lots of room to spare. I also intend to look for a small clip-on light to attach it it, as well.

This product is not just for those who sleep in bunk beds. The Bunk Bed Buddy would be ideal for anyone who does not have room for a nightstand, needs to keep things handy, but out of reach of young children, or simply needs extra storage. I would love to hang one over my desk.

The Bunk Bed Buddy is made of lime wood and is finished with water-based lacquer. It retails for $79 for either finish. To learn more about the Bunk Bed Buddy and other book storage products available from Tiny Books, visit TidyBooksKidsBookcases.com . All items have Free Ground Shipping. All new customers can receive 15% off any order when they use Code: USL15 at checkout.


Thank you to Tidy Books for sending us a complimentary product sample to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.



What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Tidy Books product of their choice (ARV up to $199).



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 bookcases and storage offered by Tidy Books. Then leave a comment telling me the name AND finish of the item you would choose to receive if you won this contest. 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, sign up to receive the Tidy Books newsletter (left sidebar on homepage). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.
4)  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.
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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.
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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)




Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, January 3rd, 2011 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!