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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 Amy August 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I grew up in the 80's. So my favorite toys were the Care bears. They are so cool. I managed to save the little figure ones with the nylon hair. They don't make the like that anymore. Any who my 3yr old daughter loves to play with them.
And for my son, my mother in-law saved all of my husbands toys when he was a youngster in the 60's. Like snoopy and the jalopy with clown. Wooden car body and clown's head and hat were my sons favorites.

2 Andrea August 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

My favorite toy was Lite Brite. I played with it for hours. No, I don't have it anymore and they new one just isn't the same.

3 Andrea August 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber

4 Wendy August 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

oh those are adorable! my favorite toy as a child was probably my American girl doll.

5 Andrea August 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I joined the Forum. Can't wait to check it out!

6 Wendy August 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

blogroll - http://www.wendyinflorida.blogspot.com

having trouble posting it'?

7 Wendy August 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

forum member - wendy18

8 Amy August 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

My son started all day kindergarten today, And my daughter was missing him really bad. =(
My dog dropped his ball down the steps and my daughter ran down the stairs calling for her brother, she thought that was him. We'll see how tomorrow goes.

9 Rhonda Crocker August 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm

My favorite childhood toy was my care bear, and yes I still have it after all these years.

I too have a young son that asks about every 30 minutes if it is time to go pick his brother up at school, he misses him so much these days.

10 Rhonda Crocker August 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I am an email subscriber

11 Valerie August 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I had a brown bear with denim overalls and a red flannel shirt. I loved him to pieces, literally. He didn't survive the trip in the washer one day.

12 sharla August 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I loved the light bright!

13 Valerie August 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I am an email subscriber

14 Valerie August 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I am a forum member

15 Heather August 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I loved dolls as a kid, especially my bald cabbage patch (child of the 80s!). My daughter wants nothing to do will dolls but plays with stuffed animals constantly.

16 Diane Weller August 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

My favorite toy had to be barbie dolls. My mom would make me clothes, and she would use the leftover material and make clothes for my barbie. Then we could wear identical outfits. It was the best!

17 Kari August 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

too cute!

18 Kari August 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I'm a follower! (And since I didn't mention it in the previous post, my favorite toy was a doll named Carrie that had a little cat in her pocket.)

19 rachel August 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm

How cute!! My favorite toy was my pink teddy bear-my mom still has it!!

20 melissa August 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm

My favorite toy was the snoopy snowcone machine. I loved it. Snoopy and Woodstock were awesome!

21 melissa August 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm

My favorite toy was the snoopy snowcone machine. I loved it. Snoopy and Woodstock were awesome!

22 Jenn August 20, 2009 at 10:15 pm

My favorite childhood toy was glue. No really it was. I loved craft projects and gluing things together was my favorite pastime. I used to watch Carol Duvall and then go to my room and try to recreate her projects with what I could scavenge around the house. I was strange :)

23 Kristen August 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm

My favorite toy as a child was a soft blue doll with nylon face and a lace trim hat. I kept it but lost track of it when I moved into my own house. Years later when I was pregnant with my first child, my mother wrapped it and gave it to me at my shower. There was not a dry eye in the place when they saw my reaction and my daughter 3 plays with it everyday.

24 Heather August 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I was an '80's kid so definately Cabbage Patch Kids, and I do still have mine from when I was a kid. My daughter also has 2 so at least it was something to carry on the tradition of...still think they are cute!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Heather in Indiana

25 Ashley August 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm

My favorite toy were three little resin animals my mom got from Hallmark. I played "family" with them. I had a panda bear, a beagle, and a cat. I still have them tucked away in my jewelry box.

26 Wende August 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Holly Hobby!!!

27 AAs Mommy August 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm

My favorite toy growing up was a stuffed penguin. My son now plays with it! He is so old and tattered, but loved!

28 Mendy August 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm

i subscribe

29 Mendy August 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm

my favorite toy was my play kitchen--i loved all the play food that went with it!

30 Amanda T August 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Strawberry Shortcake--they all smelled so yummy!

31 Jillian August 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

32 Jillian August 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm

My favorite toy was a green glow worm...I'm not even sure if they make them any more!

33 Heather August 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm

This is so cute! It reminds me of the Discovery Toys cape with the interchangeable icons.

34 Heather August 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I am an email subscriber, too.

35 Kristina August 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Loved the Care Bears! My daughter has one, but it does not look the same, their heads seem a lot bigger than the ones I had.

36 Bridget August 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I subscribe!

37 Bridget August 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

My favorite toy growing up was a pink and gray stuffed mouse called Mousekin. My dad bought him for me after someone stole my stuffed cat out of my hospital room when I was in kindergarten. I still have him!

38 S. Davis August 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Stuffed animals - collected one from each trip I took. My kids love them, too, but being upper-elementary boys they are more into Legos, KNex & building things now. Thank you!

39 Sara August 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

My favorite toy as a kid was a toy kitchen that my dad made and a sleeve of plastic food. I loved it SO much!

40 Sara August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Also a subscriber!

41 Wendy August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I loved my light bright! Oh, and the easy back oven came in a close second.

42 Sara August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm

And a forum member!

43 Nikki C August 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm

What a perfect toy for my daughter - she will miss her big brother when he goes to school!

44 Nikki C August 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Favorite toys growing up as a child were my giant stuffed animals.

45 Laura August 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I loved my Lite Brite! And the other post was correct...they don't make them like that anymore :)

46 Laura August 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I am a forum member.

47 Shelly August 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm

My favorite childhood toy? It's a toss-up between Legos and My Little Pony. I could spend hours playing with either one and both were great for creative play. The best was when I had "crossover play" where I built a Lego stable for the Little Ponies. Ah, good times....

48 Lissa August 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

I was all about My Little Ponies and Barbies when I was younger. :)

49 karlee August 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Would be great for son, older brother starts preschool and he's gonna miss his best friend.

50 Lissa August 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I'm a registered forum user...thanks!

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