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Win a $100 Borders Gift Card!

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 21, 2009 · 1,413 comments

Borders Toys and Games
When you think about Borders, a large selection of books neatly lined up on shelves is probably what comes to mind. I know that was my first thought. But Borders recently expanded over 500 of their stores to include a wonderful selection of high-quality educational toys and games, including one of my favorites, Melissa & Doug toys.

Borders recently gave me a $100 gift card to check out their new lineup, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how far I was able to stretch this money. All together I managed to score six different Melissa & Doug toys, two I Spy books, an illustrated book of military airplanes, and a small collection of Mickey Mouse board books with a figurine for my “Mickeh Mou” lovin’ baby boy. I came in slightly over budget at $117, but that also included another children’s book that I picked up to donate to the Borders Charity Book Drive.

I found the selection to be quite varied, with choices that encompassed the varied interests of all five of my children, and the employees were extremely helpful. Both ladies working at the store were visited were very knowledgeable and offered suggestions on the best items to choose and were able to help us find exactly what we were searching for.

By the way, if you love the adorable lineup of Melissa & Doug toys, you’ll be excited to know that they are buy one get one 50% off through December 28th! I sometimes think I get just as much enjoyment out of them as my kids do. Save even more by signing up for a Borders Rewards card (you’ll get awesome coupons!) and/or utilizing the buy $50 in Borders gift cards get a bonus $10 GC program.

Two lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a $100 gift card from Borders. (You'll need to live within driving distance of a Borders' store in order to pick up your prize.)

To enter, tell me what toys and games you would purchase with a $100 Borders gift card.

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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 toys and games would you purchase?

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:
(2) $100 Borders Gift Card, to be picked up at the winner's local Borders store.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, 11/23. 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!

{ 1413 comments }

1 Jami November 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I just joined the Deal Seeking Forum!

2 Julianne November 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I would buy Curious George books and puzzle games.

3 Julianne November 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I am a member of the forums

4 Julianne November 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I'm signed up with your RSS feed via google reader

5 Chrissy November 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I love all the Melissa and Doug toys also. The play food is so cute...

6 Chrissy November 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I am also an email subscriber!

7 Sarah November 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I would buy some Melissa & Doug toys and books by Sandra Boynton and Dr. Seuss.

8 Sarah November 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

9 Sarah November 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I also just signed up for the forums.

10 Lindsey November 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm

My daughter is totally obsessed with rhyming books and Dr. Seuss right now so that would be high on my list. Also I really want to get my husband the Sookie Stackhouse box set. I think he would really like those. I think I could finish my Christmas shopping with that kind of giftcard!

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

11 jessica November 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

My family and I love books and games, so I would buy as many as I possibly could.

12 Renee Bailie November 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I would get the band in a box as well as the bowling and a puzzle or two. Those look really fun!

13 kerry November 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I subscribe to your feed!

14 kerry November 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I would buy my daughter the full set of Junie B. Jones books... she is pestering me to "get her the next one" every day!

15 Renee Bailie November 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I am also a subscriber to your feed through RSS on google reader - thank you for helping us find great deals!

16 Tracey November 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I would use the gift card to buy holiday books for my toddler - she loves books. I would also pick up a few "first books" for my infant son. I would also use it to buy holiday gifts for my oldest nephew who is 12 and very into American History. I would also probably try to find a book for my Mom. My whole family really loves to read!

Thanks

17 Michelle K November 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I would buy some Melissa and Doug puzzles, some Fancy Nancy books, and cute little Mickey Mouse items for the little one. They also have great jewelry and craft sets at Borders.

18 Michelle K November 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I just signed up for the forums

19 Michelle K November 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I am already a subscriber.

20 joanna November 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I have a 6 year old who cannot get enough reading into her day! And I also have twin 4 year olds who are big fans of Melissa & Doug toys. We could easily find things to purchase to please all three. I am already a subscriber on google reader and now have added http://www.dealseekingmom.com to our family blogroll
http://www.littlefeats.wordpress.com

thanks!!!

21 jessica November 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I'm a forum member.

22 babysnark23 November 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I am forums member.

23 babysnark23 November 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I would by my child American Girl books and craft kits.

24 JLW November 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I am a subscriber!

25 Kim November 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I would buy lots of preschool books and Melissa & Doug board puzzles to give to my son's preschool / Sunday School class. I would let the kids decide which half to keep for class and which half to give to the kids listed on the Angel Tree that need gifts for Christmas. (Maybe they will surprise me and give away more than they keep!)

26 jessica November 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

27 Ginger November 23, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I would buy Chutes and Ladders for sure! Candy Land, Jenga and Clue are a must as well! I am so excited for family game nights! They really are such a blast!
Ginger
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28 Ginger November 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I am a subscriber
Ginger
gszoradi@gmail.com

29 Donna November 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I would buy the Apples to Apples game. I also like Band in a Box.

30 Ginger November 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I also signed up for e-mails!
Ginger
gszoradi@gmail.com

31 Mindy Holt November 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I would get some American Girl Doll books for my daughter and some Lego books for some nephews. I would also get some DVDs and Music to knock a few other items off my list. The best thing about Borders is the offer so many things.. I might even sneak in a Latte for ME at the Cafe

32 Michelle November 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I would buy a bunch of Stephen King and Dean Koontz! They are my favorite!

33 J. Nydegger November 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I would probably stick with books, although I am definitely going to check out the toy section the next time I'm there! I love the classic boardbooks like Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny : )

34 J. Nydegger November 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I am a google subscriber : )

35 Lauren November 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I would by Melissa and Doug toys for both of my children. I would also purchase new books for them.

36 bethany ross November 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I would buy journals for myself and my hubby and kids. I would also buy a planner with the hope that 2010 can be an organized year!

37 Bethany November 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Oh, i'm an rss subscriber!

38 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy November 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

My son doesn't need anything else for Christmas (I've been shopping for awhile). But, I would love to start a library for him with some classics and books my husband and I read when we were young.

39 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy November 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I have you in my reader.

40 Laura November 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I would buy the Apples to Apples expansion for the entire family to play at holiday gatherings, and Melissa & Doug toys for all the kids!

41 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy November 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I joined the DSM forum

42 Laura November 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I'm a subscriber!

43 Laura November 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I'm a member of the forums!

44 Christina November 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I am a member and devoted reader!! :)

I would buy my daughter a few Disney Princess books and movies.

45 Jendi November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

What great timing for presents!
I would love to get my girls some Fancy Nancy Books and craft kits.
My son would like some experiment kits or clay or building things.
I would love to get a musical DVD or CD, but I have lots of nieces and nephews so would probably use it for them instead.

46 Jendi November 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

You are one of the few frugal blogs in my Google Reader and I plan to keep you there even though I'm a sporadic reader.

47 tiffany November 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm

i would buy a ton of the new books they have out and some toys for my little cousins for christmas :)

48 Lauren November 23, 2009 at 5:44 pm

PUZZLES! (sorry... I get a bit excited! We LOVE Melissa and Doug products and especially their puzzles. My daughter is puzzle crazy at the moment, but you can only afford to buy so many!)

49 Lauren November 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I'm subscribed by email.

50 Lauren November 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I'm on the forum (clarinetb)

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