WIN a “Blast!” retro/classic videogame console from AtGames #GiftGuide

 AtGames Digital Media Inc., have released their latest classic video games- the Blast! family of products. The Blast! series of HDMI dongle and wireless controller bundles features eight to 20 classic titles per model.

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“This upcoming range of products represents an unprecedented value for families and gamers of all types,” says Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “With a wide selection of innovative, expandable HDMI dongle and wireless controller products with fun-to-play games of every type, there’s truly something here for everyone.”

The Blast! family includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2Activision Flashback Blast!Legends Flashback Blast! and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, all of which come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad. The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1 features 20 Atari 2600 classics like Centipede, Millipede and Yars’ Revenge.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2 features 20 Atari 2600 classics like Adventure, Asteroids and Missile Command.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3. features 20 Atari 2600 paddle-based classics like Breakout, Pong and Warlords.

The Activision Flashback Blast! features 20 of the most iconic Activision home classics, including Pitfall!, H.E.R.O. and River Raid.

The Legends Flashback Blast! features Space Invaders and an additional 11 favorites like Burnin’ Rubber and Jungle Hunt.

The Bandai Namco Flashback Blast! features eight gaming mainstays, including Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug.

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Every Blast! includes high-definition video output, an intuitive menu system, save and resume game functionality and the ability to rewind a game in progress to recover from a play misstep. An optional second wireless gamepad can be purchased for games that support two players.

These “plug & play” products include an HDMI dongle and wireless controller bundles and feature eight to 20 classic videogame titles per model.

The Blast! family includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2Activision Flashback Blast!Legends Flashback Blast! and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, all of which come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad. The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games.

Games featured include Centipede, Millipede, Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids, Missile Command, Pitfall, River Raid, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug.

Blast! family products retail for $19.99-$39.99.

One of you will be able to win a console- please feel free to use the RC form below to enter. Good Luck! Ends Jan 10, 2019.

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Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

Looking for relief from pain? I’ve recently discovered a new company, BioMed. They have a bunch of new products that will help you gain relief from pains that you are experiencing.  There are quite a few products you can choose from.

PAIN RELIEF

Sunny Bay’s versatile heating pad pillow will quickly become your go-to solution for neck and shoulder muscle pain, soreness, and tension caused by intense training or accidental tweaks that can happen during daily activities. Simply pop it in the microwave or freezer for the best hot or cold therapy for your aching body. It has been useful for me, and I’ve often used it when I am working on the computer or on the couch or even driving.

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THERAPEUTIC

Once your neck brace is safely heated in the microwave, place it on your neck for pain relief. Each pack holds in heat for 30 minute intervals, maximizing your relief for fast and efficient recovery. Stow your pad in your day bag or luggage for daily relief during travels near and far.  They are also easy to use, wear, and are fairly comfortable.
Each pack is filled with fresh flax seeds to efficiently hold in heat and ensure a flexible fit around your neck, arm, or knee. Whether you’re standing up or moving around in your office chair, the neck brace stays put. It can touch more skin areas than wraps made of other materials. It’s anti-pill fleece cover retains warmth and is designed to protect your skin from the long-lasting heat stored inside. It is very comforting.

HOT-COLD USE

Forget gel packs or ice cubes melting through towels-. Our heat pillows handle hot and cold treatment with ease. You place it in the microwave for quick heating, or place it in the freezer to chill for fast soothing. It’s perfect for muscle aches and pains from your neck and shoulders.

REUSABLE

No matter how many times you use it, our heat pack is ready for more. From the filling to the cover, we designed every detail to stand up to heavy, repeated use to provide you with consistent muscle pain relief on demand.

OR, DISPOSABLE

You can also get disposable Pain Relief Heat Pads that you place directly on your skin. They heat up upon contact, and they work for around 30 minutes at a go. They work well on your lower back for menstrual cramps, as well.

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One of you can win a gift set from BioMed to try out for yourself. Feel free to use the RC form below to enter to win. Good luck, ends Jan 5, 2019.
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WIN Plus-Plus Mini Maker Tubes – Must Have Kid Toy #GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: The below was provided to me to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” and “Terms of Use” tabs for more information.

 

My girls love to build and create things. I must admit that I had never heard of the Plus-Plus company before, but I can guarantee that we will definitely be getting more of them.

About Plus-Plus
Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibility! Designed and made in Denmark, this deceptively simple shape is the ultimate in open-ended play. Younger kids can build 2-D, while older kids can create 3-D masterpieces. Anything that a child can imagine can be built.

They were founded in 2016b by Bret Faber, Ryan Hamilton, and Plus-Plus A/S (Denmark), Plus-Plus USA is the exclusive distributor of Plus-Plus toys in the American market. Using the unique single-shape piece, they design products unique to the American market.

About Plus-Plus Mini Makers

Whether for young kids, tweens, or ‘kidults’, everyone will love using their imaginations with Plus-Plus Tube Mixes. Just one simple shape will give you endless possibilities and hours of fun. Plus-Plus bricks are precision crafted in Denmark and are BPA-free and phthalate-free european plastic. Their vibrant colors will show off their createive flat mosaic or 3D designs, as well as stimulate their innovative talents.

Plus-Plus tubes feature 70+ bricks in a reusable, travel container.

These ones are suggested for ages 5-12.

My Thoughts:

My entire family- daughters, husband, and myself included- absolutely love the Plus-Plus. They are so much fun and definitely create endless opportunity to create whatever your mind imagines. My daughters received the farm animals, but have had fun creating even different things after they had followed the given directions to create their animals. My youngest, (2 years old) received a container of the Big Plus Plus and she loves to put them together and make different things.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing these or any other Plus-Plus items, head on over to the website and see what you can find to fit the kid (or adult) in your life.

Giveaway:

Feel free to enter using RC form below. Ends Jan 7, 2019. One winner chosen by RC random generator. Must complete entires to win, will be verified. Good luck!

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Must Have Farm Toys from HABA

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We are from rural America and even live on a farm. I must tell you that finding cute and fun farm toys can be very tricky. I must say that these are the perfect addition to our household as the winter months will be keeping us inside more. Check out these great farm toys from HABA.

About HABA:

At HABA, kids rule. You won’t see a lot of them running around the factory, but their needs and wants are foremost in the company’s mission. HABA is owned and operated by the Habermaass family for more than 80 years. The HABA USA division is located in Skaneateles, NY, a quaint town in the Finger Lakes area. HABA prides itself on the fact that children love playing with their toys.

About Peter and Pauline’s Farm Magnetic Game:

Little farmers are sure to love this animal-themed magnetic arranging game!  This great game does feature a variety of background scenes and a plethora of farm inhabitants, animals and plants allowing them to create and recreate life on the farm.

This great game inspires creativity and imagination.

You get 1 box, 4 background scenes, 122 magnetic puzzle pieces.

About Baby Book Farm Friends:

This great book with bring even your smallest child right to the farm. There are colorful, layered wooden pages are threaded on a sturdy cord and are easily grasped and flipped over.

My Thoughts:

I am absolutely in love with each of these toys. My daughters, ages 2, 6, and 8 each are in love with these two new toys. I have purchased an additional one of each of these games for a friends children for Christmas. This is a great addition to any family!

Purchase:

If you would like to purchase these or any of the other amazing toys from HABA, head on over to their website.

 

WIN Must Have Kids Game – Baby Beluga

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I love to spend time playing games, but love it even more when my kids get to play the games along with us. I must say that The Baby Beluga Game was a perfect addition to our family game nights.

About Cooperative Games:

Cooperative Games is a little shop in Nevada City, California. Their mission is to provide products that foster cooperative play. It is also their goal to promote understanding and circulate information about why and how parents, educators, and everyone else can benefit by engaging in playful collaboration.

Every product in their store has been carefully handselected as an item that works to bring out the cooperative spirit. They work with manufacturers who practice environmental sustainability and fair trade practices through the use of recycled and sustainably produced materials. As much as possible, the items in their store are made in the U.S.

 

About The Baby Beluga Game:

The Baby Beluga Game is a brand new cooperative board game for children ages 3-10. It was created by Suzanne Lyons at Cooperative Games in cooperation with Raffi. There are three levels of play for children of all ages, – both readers and non-readers.

The illustrations and details are sure to engage your children.

This great game is made in the USA.

Included – Guidebook with simple game instructions, Ocean Science Pages, directions for more active cooperative games and a free download of Raffi singing “Baby Beluga”.

My Thoughts:

My girls and I really enjoyed playing this game. They are 6 and 8, and we had a great time. I think that it will be a great addition to any family or classroom.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing this game or any of the other great games that are offered from Cooperative Games, head on over to their website. Also our lucky readers will get an extra 10% off now through November 30th as long as you use code Blog10.

Giveaway:

Feel free to enter using RC form below. Ends Nov 26, 2018. One winner chosen by RC random generator. Must complete entires to win, will be verified. Good luck!

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Win Barbie® Doll & Swimmin’ Pup Pool as well as App Game Code!

Barbie is one of the most iconic toy brands in the world, encouraging children to explore their limitless potential and grow through the power of play. And now, the beloved and trusted brand is releasing a new mobile app that allows kids to explore their creativity and create their very own adventure: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, inspired by their favorite Netflix show. We’d love to work with you on a feature highlighting the app’s family-friendly fun that your readers and their kids are sure to love.

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Available now on iOS and coming soon to Android, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures lets players create their very own Barbie Dreamhouse experience. Join Barbie and friends for a bunch of fun activities including baking, dancing or even epic pool parties. Plus, players can design every room in the house, dress up characters in fashion-forward looks and hang out with all of Barbie’s BFFs (and their puppies)!

This would be fun for any Barbie lover, and it’s nothing scary for parents. A safe app is a good app. Of course, always monitor your children’s Internet use to be safe.

You can win a code for your child to use, as well as a Barbie Doll toy set.

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“Join Barbie doll, swimming mommy dog and puppy for complete pet play right out of the box with this fun pool play set! Inspired by the movie Barbie™ & Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase, these three are ready for pool-time fun. Place the mommy dog in the water-filled pool, and push the button on her back to see her swim around and around, all on her own! Puppy wants to try, too! Just attach the puppy to its mommy’s back so the puppy can learn to swim! The fun feature can also be activated with Barbie doll’s hand for a totally wow moment! Watch the pups as they swim again and again to perfect their doggie paddles. And help them practice perfect dives off the diving board. Barbie doll is also ready to make a splash wearing a floral plastic swimsuit with pink cover-up. But dip her into warm water for a fashion change – her suit changes color from purple to pink! The two pets match with island-themed floral details.”

Feel free to enter using RC form below. Ends Oct 31, 2018. One winner chosen by RC random generator. Must complete entires to win, will be verified. Good luck!
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WIN Thomas and Friends: Lift and Load Cargo Set

All wood track is a hit with kids, but will it hold their attention?

My little angels looooooove building and creating imaginary environments.  That’s why I thought Thomas and Friends: Lift and Load Cargo Set would be a hit for my 2.5-year-old nephew. Described as a kid friendly and easy-to-build track, I sat down and let my nephew take charge.  After tearing open the box, he was immediately drawn to the poseable figures and Thomas. He attempted to put the tracks together, however it seemed too much of a challenge for a 2.5 year old.  Enter me … the SUPER AUNT.

With adult supervision the track can be completed and even joined to other classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway engines and track. There’s no wrong way to connect, so there’s no wrong way to build! Thomas & Friends Wood toys are designed to help develop children’s physical, cognitive and emotional skills. By creating their own stories, kids can engage in playful activities that improve motor and thinking skills.

I really wanted my 2.5-year-old nephew to complete the track by himself. The set is rated for children 3 and older.  This is not a one and done toy and I will definitely store and reintroduce next year. Okay, I will let him keep Thomas at least!

Contents of the set:

  • Thomas & Friends Wood toy train set includes Charlie, 2 Troublesome Trucks, 2 cargo pieces, 2 track adaptors, track layout with transfer crane, cargo loading station, ramps, and 4-way crossing with knob to switch the train’s direction
  • Included track adaptors connect to other wood track systems, including classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway (sold separately and subject to availability)
  • Made with sustainably-sourced wood
  • Easy-to-build, kid-friendly track features connectors that let children build by themselves
  • Poseable plastic figure can sit in the sliding crane, and the crane can lift and lower the cargo pieces

Pros:

Wood pieces

Good quality

Consistent with Thomas the Train brand

Cons:

Have a storage container ready after you open the box

Children may need assistance from parent to connect the track

 

Rating: 4.2/5 Stars 

Donna Andrews

Super Aunt of 2 year old

Update: I thought I was going to store the set until he was a little older, but my nephew has asked to play with the set every day since my posting. He is even getting how to connect the track.  Thumbs up!

 

One of you can win a set of your own- feel free to comment in the RC form below. Good luck, ends June 30, 2018.

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Win All-natural, Topical Pain Relief Creams

Looking for relief from pain, but don’t want all those chemicals on your body? Or those weird smells. Who wants to walk around smelling like a hospital.  There are other options available- check these out if you want all natural relief that really works.

Real Time Pain Relief – https://rtpr.com/, a U.S. company with decades of experience in skin care and topical pain relief, has just launched two new products for topical muscle soreness and pain relief for after workouts and other physical activities:


HEMP OIL PLUS ($40): is a rich cream that provides on-spot relief from pain and muscle stiffness. This homeopathic formula of Hemp Oil has a light feel when applied and pleasant smell from Turmeric Extract, Peppermint Oil, Wasabi Extract and 100% pure and organic Hemp extract (but does not have any trace of THC or any psychoactive ingredients).  You can see full product details here:
https://rtpr.com/hemp-oil-plus

 

REAL TIME SPORTS CREAM ($20): made with 25 all-natural ingredients including Wintergreen, Turmeric, Magnesium Oil and the lowest effective dose of menthol (0.5%). This sports cream provide a gentle cooling feeling where applied without any burn or medicinal smell. Use before or after exercise – it’s sweat resistant. Also free of GMOs, Parabens, SLS and Dye. This pain cream is FDA registered as an over-the-counter topical pain relief medicine. Full product details here: https://rtpr.com/sports-cream

Both products are formulated, made and packaged in the heartland of the USA – 100% American made.

If you’d like to enter to win, please feel free to use the RC form below. Good luck! Ends June 14, 2018.

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