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Back-to-School Giveaway: Smooshies Plush Toys

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 20, 2009 · 392 comments

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Tune in all week for hot Back-To-School Giveaways. We’ve got some great prizes for the kids, with a couple of special prizes to pamper mom!!! Look for a new 48-hour giveaway each morning and each afternoon, and be sure to check out all of the current giveaways for other great prizes!

Today's giveaway is especially for all the younger siblings who stand at the window longingly watching their big brothers and sisters head off to school!

Aren't these fuzzy little guys just about the cutest thing ever? Smooshies are basically a fuzzy pillow with velcro arms, legs, features, hair, etc. that allow your child to express their creativity. You can find extra parts to increase the combinations at Michael's and Joann Fabric's.

I don't know which of my kids was more enthralled with the Smooshie. My youngest just loves to snuggle and cuddle with it. But he's also enjoying ripping off random body parts and waving them around with delight. Note: Smooshies are intended for kids ages 3 and older, but I let me little guy give it a whirl while closely supervised.

The older kids got a little creative and got a kick out of seeing what "kooky creation" they could come up with by putting body parts in unusual places. I didn't anticipate my oldest showing much interest, but even he surprised me and decided to get in on the fun.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a complete Smooshies kit, ready to be snuggled and played with!

To enter, leave a comment and tell me about your favorite toy as a young child! Was it something soft and cuddly and sentimental or something that sparked hours of imaginative play?

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What was your favorite toy as a young child? Do you still have it? Do your kids have something similar?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(1) Smooshies kit

This giveaway ends at noon EST on Saturday, 8/22. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 392 comments }

1 Reena K August 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I loved playing with the toy utencils - pots, pans, plates etc

2 Kristi August 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I loved Strawberry Shortcake growing up and still have all of them.

3 Monica J. August 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

My favorite toy as a child was probably my stuffed bear 'honey bear' and my blanky! =)

4 Monica J. August 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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5 Monica J. August 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm

forum member!

6 Becky August 20, 2009 at 6:14 pm

My favorite toy was the barbie house that my parents and grandpa made for me for Christmas when I was 7. I can still remember coming out into the living room and seeing it there. I don't have it anymore, but I wish I did so I could pass it along to my girls.

7 Kelly August 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm

My favorite toy was my strawberrry shortcake doll. When you squeezed her stomach she smelled like strawberries!

8 deanna August 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I don't remember a favorite toy but I loved playing school! My kid is just 2 and I don't remember back that far :)

9 deanna August 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Your badge is on my sidebar.

10 deanna August 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I subscribe via email

11 deanna August 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Already a registered user on the forums!

12 Michele August 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Forum user.

13 Michele August 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I had a stuffed elephant that plays music. Still have it in a box in the closet, actually.

14 Michele August 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm

email subscriber.

15 kristen August 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I loved my Skip-It and my pogo ball! ;)

16 mary August 20, 2009 at 6:55 pm

my favorite toy was a stuffed panda. my parents bought for me when i was a little girl. i was facinated with pandas. Yes i still have it . My oldest daughter gave her new born sister a stuffed handheld duck when she came home from the hospital. yes she still has it minus the stuffing.

17 Andrea August 20, 2009 at 6:58 pm

My favorite toy was my doll named Lolly...I don't remember much about her, just that I used to carry her everywhere!

18 Jess August 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I loved my glow worm, but I don't have it anymore, but my daughter has one!

19 Deanna Dill August 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

My favorite toy was my easy bake oven. And my daughters have had one themselves. it was fun getting to use theirs w/ them!
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20 Deanna Dill August 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

i subscribe
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21 Deanna Dill August 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

i am already registered on the forums!
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22 Christina Burrell August 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

My favorite toys as a kid were my cabbage patch kid dolls. I still have them :-).

23 Christina Burrell August 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I am a subscriber and have been for about 6 months via email.

24 Linda Kish August 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I had a doll called a Rosemary doll. It was about 36 inches tall and you could dance with it. I left it in New Jersey when we moved away. My son had a My Buddy doll that would have been somewhat similar(but for a boy of course).

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25 Linda Kish August 20, 2009 at 7:31 pm

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26 Jennifer August 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I love this

27 V Adair August 20, 2009 at 7:47 pm

This is too precious...........my granddaughter would love it.

28 Melanie August 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I loved Barbies and both my girls love Barbies too!

29 Melanie August 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I am a subscriber

30 Liz (Walgreens employee) August 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I had a stuffed rabbit, my daughter has it now.

31 Liz (Walgreens employee) August 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

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32 Fran August 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

None of my three kids has ever really become attached to one doll or blanket. We even tried to get my twins attached to these cute teddy bears we put in their crib every night, but they never did. Unusual,huh?

33 Jaime August 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

My favorite toy was my big all metal Tonka Truck. 18 years later my toddler plays with it and loves it!

34 Jaime August 20, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I'm a forum reader!

35 Heather August 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

My favorite toy as a child was my teddy bear. I slept with it every night for a very long time!

36 Heather August 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I am an email subscriber!

37 Heather August 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I follow the forums!

38 Bethany August 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm

My favorite toy was a Rainbow Brite doll...and no, my daughter hates dolls, so she doesn't have a similar toy. She did like the horse, Starlight, when she was younger! :D

39 Bethany August 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I have you on my blogroll!

40 paula August 20, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I loved the old school little people

41 Taylor August 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I absolutely loved my barbies, baby dolls, and sit and spin!! I still have some of my barbies/dolls to this day. I no longer have my sit and spin though! Thanks for yet another great giveaway!!! :)

42 Stephanie August 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I had a doll that my grandma made. It's body was crocheted right into a blanket that folded around it. It's pretty fragile, so it's in storage at my parents' house. I'm pretty sure my kids would tear it apart.

43 Stephanie August 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I'm an RSS subscriber.

44 Nikole August 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I always loved Strawberry Shortcake.

45 Nikole August 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I am a subscriber!

46 Nikole August 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Forum member!

47 Diana August 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm

These are SO cute! I would love to use one for a diaper cake I'm making for my cousin's baby shower!

48 Anne Van Hoose August 20, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I had a knockoff cabbage patch doll I named "Patch." Creative, huh? I was 1 1/2 at the time. I still have her.
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49 Anne Van Hoose August 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm

you are on my blogroll

50 Gina August 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

My Mrs. Beasley doll, & yes I still have her!

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