Friday, August 14, 2009

Birthday Countdown - Giveaway 2

For the scoop on why I'm going all of these giveaways, click here.

I'm doing a week of giveaways just for y'all! Each day will be a different item. I'm giving away some of my favorite things. You can enter each giveaway as many times as you want. Yep, that's right. But, you have to leave a meaningful comment. Not just "pick me, pick me!" Compliments will score you brownie points. Telling me about your favorite birthday memory is a good one. What you like to give/get for birthdays are also good. Anything that you want to tell me.

All giveaways are sponsored by yours truly. All of these birthday giveaways will end at midnight on August 19th (my actual birthday) and winners will be emailed and announced here on the 20th. Good luck and make sure you check back daily for the newest giveaway announcement.

Giveaway Day 2

Is there anyone else out there who couldn't get enough of Legos when they were a kid? That was one of my favorite toys, hands down! I'll never forget a traveling Lego exhibit that came to my town when I was in elementary school. I was so envious of all the amazing creations that people built. And so, today's giveaway is a $10 giftcard for the Lego store!

Believe me, if you're a bargain shopper online, you can make that $10 stretch like crazy. Now, go forth and leave your comments!


89 comments:

Diana said...

LEGOs are so mega-fun. I come from old fashioned parents who were of the mindset that Legos were for boys and Barbies are for girls. I would sneak and play with my older brother's Legos until he would catch me and proceed to beat the crap out of me. (Don't worry too much about me I was a great crotch kicker.) All that being said I started my girls off the mega blocks at their first birthday. I think it is a great tool to let the creative juices flow. :)

rskmom said...

I love Legos. Oh, gosh. I have three boys, we have enough legos to start our own store or museum or something!

Beth said...

Lego's are something my 7 year old son is really into right now. He enjoys figuring out the Star Wars and Spongebob sets they sell. It's good for their brains, lol. As a child I too played with them, I just built houses though since the varieties were more limited...still great fun.

Andrea said...

My favorite birthday was almost four years ago. I had carrot cake for my birthday and thought it was what I ate and ending up in the hospital and had my beautiful baby the next morning!!
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Candace said...

I have always wanted legos as a kid but it was considered a "boy toy". Now I have a 13 month old son and would love to start his (my) lego collection!
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Jillian said...

Legos....(*gazing into the sky*)...Ah, the memories.
There wasn't anything I ever wanted more every year for my birthday....and every gift receiving holiday for that matter...other than Legos!! From the simple to the very complex, it was ALL my favorite!! I remember my Dad would put the very large & detailed kits together & secure them with a glue gun. He hated putting them together, just for me (and my siblings) to tear them apart and reconfigure them!
When I moved away from home, my Mom asked what I wanted her to keep for her grandkids. I couldn't say loud enough or fast enough "My Legos!!!"
Now that I am grown, married & have children of my own, I can hardly wait to go back to parents house & open every bin of legos, pour them out onto the floor, kick off my shoes and share my love for these simple and color blocks with my children!!
My children are just now getting to an age where I can have Legos laying around the house (choking hazard). I'm sooo excited that I'm going to be able to show and share with them this great American past time!!
*I could have written this in several comments, so I could rack in my chances of winning, but I got carried away and wrote it all in one post!! Hehe!!

Angela said...

Oh man, I LOVE legos! I still love to play with those. Nothing is more fun to play with...or worse when you step on it in the dark. Like stepping on glass! I also broke countless fingernails trying to separate the thinner, "buildable" layers.

I had some for a long time, years ago. Think I gave them up in one of the moves!

Randi Sue said...

Here at our house we love legos. My two children 7 and 5 can spend hours playing together (and being nice) with legos. Even Daddy and I help.

Jenn said...

Both of my boys love Legos - which comes as no surprise because my hubby still collects them and I've always loved them as well. Great idea for a giveaway!

Brandy said...

A traveling Lego exhibit...now I bet that was cool! I haven't played with them in years but I still have great memories of them.

Jane In The Jungle said...

OK my lego memory. When Will was 2 he had a problem with ear infections but no normal symptoms. The only way we could tell he had one....he started sticking Lego's in his ears to scratch them!!!

Marie said...

Legos are so cool. I remember making houses with them so my dolls could live in them. Now I make towers and ships and all sort of cool stuff for my son. Now his toys have a home to live in too.

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caseyandallen said...

Legos are so classic. What kids, or adult for that matter, doesn't love them? I have 2 young sons that would love them for sure.

sibabe64 said...

Doesn't everyone want a Lego set to step on. I remember my mom cursing when she stepped on a lego with her bare foot. Boy was she mad.

Gina said...

My son is so into Legos right now. We're even having a Lego birthday party for him later this month. That GC would come in handy!

DLANNAN said...

Lego's is one of those toys that even adults have fun playing with. I can't wait until my son is even older so we can get the bigger sets. Right now he loves to build batcaves for his superheroes with the lego sets we have now.

Julie said...

My nephews love Legos.

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Meredith said...

I love our birthday tradition- a special breakfast to start your birthday off right. The birthday person gets to pick the menu.

mommy4life said...

I'm looking to buy my son a good old-fashioned brick set for Christmas!!! this would come in handy! Happy Birthday!

jillie said...

I'm a pre-k teacher and my class can play lego all day long. My son is 21 and has saved all his legos for when he has kids. Lego rule in my book!!

Chelle said...

I loved Lego's when I was growing up!! This would be perfect to start buying Christmas gifts!

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Heather said...

Oh, this is Gabe's dream. And they opened up a Lego store 15 minutes away!

Happy Birthday!

Bebemiqui said...

Ah Legos, I loved them as a child, but so far my son hasn't shown the same crazy love of them that I had.
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Michelle said...

Oh we adore Legos. We spent an hour at the Lego store just building on Friday. If I promise to build you (or have Mister Man build you!) a birthday cake out of Legos, can we win? :)

Michelle said...

And more on Legos.. what's up with the Brick Separator not being sold at most Lego stores? It's the most useful thing EVER. And Mister Man has the chipped tooth to prove it.

Great choice, Angie!

Natalie said...

I love legos! They always entertain the kid's! Thanks for this contest!!
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Anonymous said...

To say my eight year old is a lego guru would be an understatement. The kid lives and breathes legos! He is always on Lego.com to look for the new stuff and you just got to love Legos and their creative juices that flow when you play with them. The only drawback-cleanup! Thank you for this great giveaway~

Smoochiefrog said...

The tadpoles LOVE Legos! Who am I kidding? Mr. Smoochiefrog loves them just as much. He has Star Wars Legos on his desk at work!

jengd said...

My son is 2 and just getting close to the age where Legos will hopefully be a large part of his life. :) I'd love to get something in advance- a tempting toy if you will.

Guinn Girls said...

We all LOVE lego's!!! The girls and I have just started recently playing with Lego's and we are building such great memories. Hurrah for LEGOS!!

Cindy said...

I love legos! They are so fun to play with and there are many things you can make with them! Thanks!
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pam said...

This would be perfect for my son. He just had his birthday and didn't get any lego. Today at WalMart he was whining that he wanted some, and thought it would go well with back to school shopping.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Holy moly, these gift cards are KILLING ME!! I must apologize for the mass amount of entries I am leaving. Feel free to make fun of me. I am tough.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Well, not THAT tough. I mean, I wouldn't like it if you started saying I was fat or can't write very well...

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

How about I just say that with 2 boys, I am surrounded by Legos. They literally watch me as I walk from room to room...

Amber said...

Legos are great for fostering imagination nd creativity!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

If I won, I would give this to my cousin for his late September birthday. He is turning 10 and just ADORES Legos!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

My favorite birthday gift ever was when my aunt gave me a hand-sewn dress for my American Girl doll.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Heather22 said...

Soooo. Complements earn extra brownie points, you say? Well, not to suck up, but you don't look a day over... 20? 12? 2? Something like that. Oh, and those jeans do NOT make you look fat. They're rather slimming.
:) Heather
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cstironkat said...

Legos are the best. I still love to play with them. We have made some great creations with them.

Heather22 said...

It's so funny that you're sponsoring a Lego giftcard because I LOVE legos. Almost as much as I love Star Wars. I have every lego star wars item ever sold. It's probably worth something, but I'd die before I parted with them.
Happy Birthday! Heather
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Heather22 said...

My father owned a construction company and I used to watch the brick layers. So, when I got my first lego set I got into the toothpaste and spread it between each of the legos. What a mess! I thought it was great, but my mother was not so impressed. No more legos for me. =(
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degood said...

My son is still very into Duplo blocks but I keep thinking that once he turns 4 we should get some real legos for him.

clarissa@neiding.com said...

Legos are one of the few toys that my children are all interested in and can play together well except the newborn!!). their ages are 11, 8, 5 and 2. they would be real excited if i won them this!

Aleksandra said...

My daughter loves blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

agordon10 said...

my sons' birthday is next month and he wants....lego indiana jones set!

Sonya said...

My kids have already started their Christmas lists (since we recently got a Lego catalog in the mail), and they are full of Lego!

ShesAnAngel said...

I'd really love to win this..let me explain! Well, I just took my son to The Space Needle (he's been waiting for years) and they had this Space Needle Lego set there and he really really wanted it but it was a little steep..so if I got this it would make it possible for him to get it and his life would be complete lol! Well, he'd at least be happy for awhile ;)

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ShesAnAngel said...

There are always more lego sets to be had, this would make a terrific stocking stuffer or present!

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ShesAnAngel said...

Please, we need this so my son can get exactly what he wants, more legos!!

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mverno said...

i still have a few around somewhere mverno@roadrunner.com

Dolphin Girl said...

My son loves legos and legoland, I would use this for his birthday this fall! Thanks!

Charity said...

My son loves Legos! Can you really call them toys? I like that they bring out the creativity in your child.

Thanks

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Molly K said...

I would love to win this for my son's birthday. His birthday is a week before x-mas and so we always make sure that he has an extra special birthday and that it doesn't get lost in the holidays.

RachelV said...

Who doesn't love legos?!
I'm starting a "mamas store" for my kids to shop at using tickets they are rewarded with for positive behaviors. This would come in handy for my little store and my son would love it!

Jen B said...

Our local mall just opened a Lego store, where you can go in and design your own creation, and buy just the pieces you need. They also have classes during the week and a play area where the kids can just come in and play at their leisure. Very cool.
Thanks!
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Oneangel said...

Littleones never get tired of playing with Legos.

amyd said...

My 5 yr old is really getting into to these,his favorite anything Starwars!

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Anonymous said...

Compliment: (he!he!)

I love the banner at the top of your page. How cute!

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Anonymous said...

My fav b-day memory is last year my sons 1 year b-day. He was soo cute and did the hands in the cake thing. But he hates to get stuff on his hands, so he threw the whole cake on the floor and started crying.

Anonymous said...

My husband would die to get my son some legos b/c he loved them as a kid.

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Marianna said...

My sons are Lego crazy! Happy birthday!

AmberRose95 said...

When I was little, I could play with LEGOs for HOURS! My son was the same way until he turned 8. Now he's started to get some of the kits and become creative again when he's bored.
Thank you for the contest!

Rebecca Graham said...

My grandson likes the Indiana Jones Legos. They keep him busy for a long time.

sweepmom said...

My best birthday present was a trip to Mexico. For my 40th my husband and best friend got together to surprise me with a girls only (my best friend and I), tript to a spa in the Riviera Maya. It was fabulous.

Erica C. said...

I really want one of those fruit bouquets for my next birthday...especially one with the chocolate covered strawberries!

shelley said...

My daughter is soooo into lego's right now!!! They are so expensive this would really come in handy in helping us get her some lego's for xmas. Thanks!

iggysaysno said...

I like to be taken out to eat for my birthday

jennem said...

My nephew has tens of thousands of Legos--they are everywhere! My daughter hasn't yet gotten into them, but I can tell it's coming soon.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

mom2anutball said...

Happy Birthday!! My daughter loves Legos!
I'd love to be taken out to eat for my birthday! I hope you get something good!

brainella said...

You can build a birthday cake with legos. :-)

Linda said...

My daughter loved to play with Legos and now my grandson loves to play with them.
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gayle said...

My grandson will no doubt become an engineer some day. He's been building cars, airplanes and spacecraft with Legos since he was 4. Legos are the greatest training ground for creative thinking there is. Thank you Legos for inspiring another generation of aeronautical, automobile and space engineers!

skatalack said...

I was my daughters birthday a couple of days ago and this would be the topping to it. she love legos, so this would be a great gift to her

tiff snedaker said...

I have a brother younger and older who had mounds of legos. I remember building stores and towns when I was younger and we had hours and hours of fun.

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chazvgo said...

My boys love Lego and Ive been wanting to get the police set. Thanks :)

pitaharmon said...

Legos are the one toy my kids will drop a video game for. They are my boys and girls favorite toy, hands down!
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Nichole said...

My son's 3rd birthday is in 3 weeks and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win. nandjdonabar AT yahoo DOT com

carma said...

this is great. My son still enjoys Legos :D

naynays1 said...

The kids love legos. They make so many unique things with them. Its fun

rosannepm said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Lego gift card. My kids loved them .WE still have tons around here
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K said...

My nephew recently has become obsessed with Legos. He spends hours and hours building things, and never gets tired of it! He even creates his own "inventions" with legos!

Thanks

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CC said...

How fun! My son would love to help spend this one. hee hee!

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CC said...

I'd love to go to Lego land one day. It seems awesome.

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Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!!

My son is in love with Legos, and I'm so impressed with him. He gets the kits, and just by looking at the pictures in the directions, he can put these intricate kits together. When I was a kid, all I could do was make pyramids and occassionally a house!

ktanjatk said...

Oh, my niece loves LEGO!
Thanks for the chance :)

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kathy pease said...

happy birthday :)

legos are classic my kids love them

Gail Zambie said...

Legos are my son's favorite toys and he is so creative with his designs.

Deb K said...

Lego's are so much fun~My grandson loves them so much! When he comes to visit we are going to take him to Lego Land at the Mall of America!!

 

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