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Don’t Miss These 5 High Value Giveaways Ending Soon!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 19, 2017 · 1 comment

I've got a number of high value giveaways that are ending soon (some tonight!)... So I figured I'd round them up for you to make it super easy and convenient. Each link will open in a new window so you can come back to this list. There's still time to enter to win!

HUGE GameStop GameDays Prize Package (ARV $880), ends tonight!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 (ARV $230), ends tonight!

$200 Meijer gift card + 1 of 3 Shipt subscriptions (grand prize ARV $299; 1st prize ARV $99), ends tomorrow night!

1 of 20 Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ multi cookers (ARV $149.99 ea.), ends 12/31/17

$100 Visa Gift Card from Hatfield Quality Meats, ends 12/31/17

Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!

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Star Wars is such a universally popular series. Chances are, you have at least one HUGE Star Wars fan on your shopping list this year. Yes? The good news is finding that perfect gift is only as difficult as heading to your nearest GameStop! Right now, GameStop is bursting at the seams with Star Wars gear that's sure to make your favorite Star Wars fan totally freak out.

Keep scrolling to see my top five Star Wars picks, plus some amazing offers at GameStop this week. Oh, and there's also a chance to win an AWESOME giveaway ($230 ARV!!!) too -- so scroll, scroll, SCROLL!

Star Wars Monopoly, $29.99

It's the Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game taken to a galaxy far, far away! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie with this special edition of the Monopoly game.

Players can relive the story of Star Wars: A New Hope as they travel around the board. Collect memorable scenes and iconic ships inspired by the 1977 movie. Strengthen power and influence over opponents by building Fleets and Bases. Force and Smuggler's Cargo cards shape players' destinies in this exciting game. The only player left after everyone else has gone bankrupt wins! On sale for only $21!

Death Star Waffle Maker, $39.99

COME TO THE DARK SIDE; WE HAVE WAFFLES... The Death Star Waffle Maker is perfect for all your evil waffle needs. This Death Star, a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive, produces a 7" diameter round waffle with two sections.

We made Death Star waffles for brinner Sunday evening, and they were a massive hit!!!

Electronic Porg, $39.99

Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, Stormtroopers, X-Wings, Star Destroyers, AT-AT Walkers, droids, Wookiees, Rebel heroes, and more! Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Electronic Porg Plush. Small, flat-muzzled avians that flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker's secluded island, porgs are inquisitive creatures. Imagine the porgs scuttling around their island home and spying on Jedi Master Luke Skywalker with this waving, wadding, flapping, chattering Porg plush!

This soft plush creature waves and flap its arms, moves forward and turns, and includes porg sound effects - tweeting, chirping, and more! Inspired by the memorable porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Porg plush is a perfect addition to any Star Wars collection. May the Force be with you!

Mandalorian Blaster, $89.99 $79.99

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with this Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster and face mask! Inspired by the new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game and available exclusively at GameStop.

This Nerf blaster is SO cool! Check out the video Keri Lyn made demonstrating it. I CANNOT WAIT until my son opens it on Christmas morning -- not just because he's going to freak out, but also because I want to give it a try for myself! I'm not the only parent like this, right?!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8, $229.99 $199.99

This interactive droid stands at a lifelike scale of 16 inches tall (19 inches with antenna)! It moves smoothly and is capable of realistic interactions - just like in the film! Set Hero Droid BB-8 to Follow Me mode and it will roll beside you just as loyally as it would follow Rey or Poe! With voice recognition and remote control capabilities, it is fully interactive and ready to spin into action.

This Star Wars RC droid has authentic lights and sounds, plus film-accurate aesthetics, making it perfect for fans of all ages. Hero Droid BB-8 brings to life the amazing hero from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Now you can re-create your favorite scenes from the movie or embark on new exploits with this RC droid by your side! Take home Hero Droid BB-8 from Spin Master and roll into adventure!

Deals at GameStop This Week

From Dec. 11-16, GameStop is making your Star Wars shopping spree even sweeter with a special sale: Save 20% on ANY collectible (toy, figure, gadget, housewares or apparel), including the ones above, when you buy one of the season’s top gaming titles. For example, you can buy Star Wars Battlefront II (a MUST-HAVE for Star Wars lovers) and save $45 on a life-size Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8! Or save almost $20 on the Mandalorian Nerf Blaster -- a GameStop exclusive!

Here are all of the games included in the offer:

  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Call of Duty WWII
  • Overwatch
  • Destiny 2
  • NBA 2K18
  • Grand Theft Auto V

GameStop is also holding a Stuff n’ Save Collectibles Bag Offer -- get 25% off all the collectibles you can fit in a GameStop bag! It's a great week to check the last few names off your Christmas list at GameStop...

Win a Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8!

I'm so excited to share that one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 from GameStop (ARV $230)!!! This thing is seriously COOL -- even a casual Star Wars fan will totally freak out when they see just how big it is!

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop, your source for everything Star Wars; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


New Pokémon Center at GameStop + Pokémon GIVEAWAY!

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 20, 2017 · 53 comments

Calling all Pokémon fans... If you haven't heard the news, GameStop and ThinkGeek are your holiday destination for everything Pokémon you can imagine! We're talking officially licensed Pokémon plush dolls, figures, home goods, accessories, pins and trading cards -- all direct from the Pokémon Company.

GameStop and ThinkGeek are the very FIRST to carry these products in the U.S., so this is a BIG deal. Previously, you could find them only in Japan and online, but now you can check them out in person at a fully stocked Pokémon Center in your local store! You're sure to find the perfect holiday gift for the Pokémon fans on your list.

I stopped by my local store last week, and the Pokémon Center was already overflowing with gift ideas. My 9-year-old is a seriously HUGE Pokémon fan, so I was able to check a few gifts off my list... It's so nice to feel like I'm ahead of the game for once@

Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas:

  • Pikachu Jumbo Plush: $49.99
    • Large plush topped off with a familiar Trainer hat: this is an amazing Pikachu! Hug it, swap out hats, wrestle with it!
    • Hat is one size – 7 inches in diameter – and fits most teens and adults!
    • Plush stands 13 inches tall without hat and 16 inches with hat
    • Measures 16 inches across the tips of its ears!
  • Incineroar Large Plush: $32.99
    • Big clawed hands, super-detailed and embroidered eyes and snout—this Incineroar plush stands out, the way an evolved form should!
    • Features a posable tail, to help Incineroar look fierce or stand tall. Lots of smooth plush, especially its satiny claws and yellow belt ornament. This is big time plush that is ready to roar!
    • Posable tail to help position your Pokémon plush just so!
    • Stands 14 inches tall!
  • Pokémon Gallery Figure: Pikachu Thunderbolt: $16.99
    • Mew used Psychic! Sculpted and painted to showcase motion and power, Pokémon Gallery Figures capture Pokémon and their moves in amazing battle poses
  • Pikachu Portable Charger – Mighty Mini: 9.99
    • Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger
    • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive (also available on
    • Micro-boost USB charger – extra juice when you need it most using standard batteries
    • Charges devices via USB port on Pikachu’s side
    • Will let you run electronics for up to three extra hours
  • Pikachu Light Up Slippers: $29.99
    • Pikachu’s cheeks light up with every step!
    • Fits up to a US men’s shoe size 10 / women’s size 12
    • A ThinkGeek creation

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Pokémon Trainer Pack from GameStop (ARV $75), which includes:

  • Pikachu Jumbo Plush ($49.99 value)
  • Pikachu Thunderbolt Gallery Figure ($16.99 value)
  • Trading Cards (2 packs!)

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop, your source for everything Pokémon; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


Win the Stanley Steemer Service of Your Choice!

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 28, 2017 · 0 comments

We recently had our carpet and air ducts cleaned by Stanley Steemer in the hopes of reducing allergens in our home. Did you even know that Stanley Steemer offers air duct cleaning? I honestly had no idea!

I chronicled the experience over on Unsophisticook, and I thought some of you might be interested in it. It was actually a fascinating process, and you won't believe what they pulled out of our air ducts!

Check it out here, and while you're there, be sure to enter to win a $400 Stanley Steemer gift card to put toward the service of your choice.


Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a copy of Vampirina at the Beach and for providing a prize pack!

I miss the days of paging through a colorful picture book every evening with my girls. With its gorgeous colorful illustrations and spunky main character, Vampirina at the Beach is exactly the sort of book that would have been in our regular rotation...

When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night.

With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliés on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn't always come out on top. Vampirina At The Beach (Vampirina Ballerina Series) was just recently released and is perfect for enjoying with your 2-6 year old!

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Vampirina Ballerina Dreadfully Fun Prize Pack, which includes:

To enter, share where you'd like to head to for your dread-fully fun family night - the beach, the city?


Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment.  Share where you would head to enjoy your Dreadfully Fun family night!

2. Join the Bits & Bites by Unsophisticook group on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. 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.

One (1) Dreadfully Fun Prize Pack, as described above.

This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Friday, 5/5/17 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older.  Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.  I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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