Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Giveaway: Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch Sand Toys!




I have been buying Melissa and Doug toys for my kids since they were babies.  One of my oldest daughter's First Steps Thearpast recommended them to me and that was the start of a long term relationship with Melissa and Doug Brand Toys.  What I love about all the items I have purchased over the years is that they are of excellent quality and hold up to the abuse of everyday play.  I also love that they promote creative play in combination with learning.  From puzzles to make your own beaded necklace sets, Melissa and Doug offer a wide variety of toys that any child would love to have.  And now Melissa and Doug has a new line of sand toys!

The Sunny Patch Line of Sand Toys are SUPER cute and more than just your traditional sand bucket and shovel. 

Imagine the fun that you can have with your kiddos mixing, baking and creating gourmet treats with the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set and Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set!  I can already tell that these are going to be my girl's favorite (mine too)! 






For the more traditional sand toys, Melissa and Doug have, yet again, put a new and creative twist on an old favorite.  What child doesn't want a sand bucket, shovel and sand molds when they head out to the beach?  And this is not just your typical sand bucket...

Clicker Crab Pail And Shovel is made of sturdy plastic and is just so adorable with that always smiling face!  Don't forget the Seasides Sidekicks Sand Molding Set complete with a Turtle, Crab, Starfish and Seahorse sand mold good for hours of play at the beach or your backyard sandbox.
Melissa and Doug have a Treasured Toy and Birthday Club that you can sign up for to receive emails with discounts during your birth month as well as your child's birth month.  The Club also has other opportunities for discounts as well as giveaways and new and exciting info. Head over here for more details and to sign up.

On Melissa and Doug's Facebook Page, currently they are having a great promotion going on!  "Let's Play to 100,000 Fans Sweepstakes" allows fans to have the opportunity to win Melissa and Doug Prizes every time their fan count grows by 1,000 fans.  When the goal of 100,000 fans is reached, EVERY fan will receive a special gift. 

Melissa and Doug is so graciously giving away to One Lucky Frugal Friend Reader a complete set of the above pictured Sand Toys from the Sunny Patch Sand Toy Line! 

 Here's what you need to do to enter:

Head over to Melissa and Doug's Website and then come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item.  Remember to leave your name and email address with your comment so I can contact you in case you are the winner.

OPTIONAL ENTRIES (You do NOT have to do any of these or your can do them all to gain extra chances at this super prize!) Each item will count as an extra entry:

1.  "Like" Melissa And Doug on Facebook and leave a comment saying that The Frugal Friends sent you.

2.  Become a Follower of The Frugal Friends Blog by clicking the button that says "Follow"on the side of the page.

3.  Refer your friends to either Follow The Frugal Friends Blog or become Fans on The Frugal Friends Facebook Page.  For each referral that lists your name, you will gain an additional entry.

4.  Share this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.  You can do this by clicking the "Facebook" icon at the bottom of this post.

Please leave a comment on the blog for EACH of the above you have completed for entries.  Remember to leave your name and email so that I can contact you. The giveaway starts now and the winner will be announced on Sunday, June 26 around 8PM CST  .  The winner will be chosen at random determined by random.org.  Good Luck!!

Disclosure:  Melissa and Doung will be providing the prizes for this giveaway.  In exchange for hosting the giveaway, Melissa and Doug are providing me with the same set of Sunny Patch Sand Toys that they are giving away to one Frugal Friend reader. The opinions in this review are 100% mine. 

31 comments:

  1. Thanks! We love Melissa & Doug puzzles! We have a ton of the chunky ones that are perfect for toddlers.

    Andi Troutman
    andi_mattingly@hotmail.com

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  2. And I let Melissa & Doug's Facebook page know that The Frugal Friends sent me over there!

    Thanks
    Andi Troutman
    andi_mattingly@hotmail.com

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  3. Goodmorning!

    I shared this link on my wall

    Courtenay Howell
    courtenay43@hotmail.com

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  4. I am now following this blog (sorry thought I was already).

    Courtenay Howell
    courtenay43@hotmail.com

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  5. I liked MelissaandDoug on facebook.

    Courtenay Howell
    courtenay43@hotmail.com

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  6. My favorite toy is the latches board. My sister had told me we would like it so I checked it out after your blog reminded me to!
    http://www.melissaanddoug.com/latches-board-learning-game

    Thanks
    Courtenay Howell
    courtenay43@hotmail.com

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  7. I love the puzzles, used them years back when I had toddlers. I do love the bubble fun items they have on the site!!
    Beth Hawkins
    chawkins2007@windstream.net

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  8. I also LOVE the puzzles!

    Robin Hogue
    rhogue@scrtc.com

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  9. I like Melissa and Doug on Facebook.



    Robin Hogue
    rhogue@scrtc.com

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  10. I am an email subscriber and like you on Facebook.



    Robin Hogue
    rhogue@scrtc.com

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  11. Hey April! I absolutely LOVE anything by Melissa & Doug. Some of my favorites are: a box of play money I bought to teach my students about counting money (it has held up for almost 7 years-and still looks BRAND new); the boys have several puzzles that they LOVE; and I had the frog kickball I bought for third grade to use during recess. It lasted a whole year but at the very end it bit the dust (apparently we kicked it too hard and too many times)!
    I have liked Melissa & Doug's page on Facebook, and left a comment under a post you had left. I couldn't figure out how to make my own post.
    I already follow you (both the blog and on Facebook).
    I have also referred my friends to you and put this contest as one of my statuses.
    Thanks!
    Nadina J. Alexander
    nadina.alexander@edmonson.kyschools.us

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  12. Stephanie GrahamJune 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    We love Melissa & Doug products! Our favorites are the puzzles & the art easel!! I didn't know they had sand toys, the cup cake & ice cream molds are so cute! My daughter would love them! Thanks for sharing the link.

    ziptang2@insightbb.com

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  13. Stephanie GrahamJune 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    I have also liked Melissa & Doug on FB & shared link on my fb page & referred friends to Frugal friends :)

    ziptang2@insightbb.com

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  14. We love M&D toys...with two boys I need something durable! I think the foldable farm is great, but my 7 year old liked the city race track. I am following your blog and loving it!

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  15. I have several of the chunky puzzles for my boys and they love them! After checking out their website, I like the classic wooden "Pound A Peg" since my boys like to hammer/tinker around like their daddy! ;) I have shared this on my FB wall and have liked M & D FB page as well. I already follow your blog and like you on FB and you do a great job!!! :) Hopefully I will win these sand toys since we are taking another trip to the beach in the fall! :) I know Conner and Jackson would love them!!!

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  16. Oooppsss...I forgot to leave my name/email address above!!! :) Sorry!

    Melinda Priddy
    priddyboy2@aol.com

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  17. I "Like" Melissa and Doug Facebook page and wrote a comment on their wall saying Frugal Friends sent me there. Thank you!

    Heather Patterson
    heatherd.patterson@ky.gov

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  18. I am now a follower of the Frugal Friends Blog.
    Thank you!

    Heather Patterson
    heatherd.patterson@yahoo.com

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  19. I shared this giveaway on my Facebook Wall. Thank you!

    Heather Patterson
    heatherd.patterson@yahoo.com

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  20. I like the Melissa and Doug Play Food sets, especially the cutting food set. My sister had this at her consignment event in Bowling Green, Duck Duck Goose, at the kid table. Kids came in and they loved playing with it. She also sales Melissa and Doug stuff at the event and they are a big hit.

    Heather Patterson
    heatherd.patterson@ky.gov

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  21. My son loves the giant coloring books!

    Amy Hadden
    ahadden04@gmail.com

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  22. We love the giant coloring books and the sand toys look awesome---we are getting ready for a beach trip and my girls would LOVE playing with those!!

    Shannon Burba
    shannonburba@windstream.net

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  23. I love the Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Set because ice cream is what summer is about...that may be why my diet is not going so well these days!

    LeAnn
    leanncrosby@yahoo.com

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  24. Still love the Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Set, and just added myself as a follower of your blog. I love getting good deals, and always appreciate your advice and encouragement.

    Thanks,
    LeAnn
    leanncrosby@yahoo.com

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  25. love the trunki!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  26. I also like the Finney Fish Ball

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  27. I like Melissa and Doug on Facebook (Danielle Knapp)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  28. I follow via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  29. I like Melissa and Doug on Facebook and told them that Frugal Friends sent me.

    Heather Berkley
    heberkley@hotmail.com

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  30. I am now a follower of the Frugal Friends Blog.

    Heather Berkley
    heberkley@hotmail.com

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  31. I like the puzzles, the sand set, and also the magnetic dress up toys. Melissa and Doug toys are great toys.

    Heather Berkley
    heberkley@hotmail.com

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