Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Leapin' LeapFrogs, It's a Giveaway! - Closed

I can count on one hand the number of times I have ever won anything in a contest, drawing, or otherwise. I'm just not a lucky person. I remember as a little girl being almost gleeful upon finding a Publisher's Clearing House envelope in our mailbox. I'd diligently complete all the tasks, locating each and every sticker and adhering them in the proper location. I'd practically be in tears begging my mother to choose a magazine-just one-because I was certain it would increase our chances of winning. I would even run downstairs to consult my dad regarding what color Jaguar he wanted (always emerald green). I was positive I would win. Sadly, Ed McMahon never showed up on our doorstop with a giant check.

But that's me. You, you are a winner. Or at least you can be. My Sweet Babboo in conjunction with LeapFrog is giving you the chance to be a winner. This is your opportunity to win a LeapFrog Tag Reader bundle. A bundle that includes one Tag Reader and a copy of Ozzie & Mack as well as the Seuss classics The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

Entering is easy- well, easier than finding all the right stickers in the ream of Publisher's Clearing House papers.


How to Enter:

  1. Read Christy's review of the Tag Reader over at About.com and come back here and leave a comment sharing one thing you learned about the Tag Reader from her review. (This is required before all other entries.)

  2. Write a post about the contest on your blog including the contest link then leave me a comment with a link to your post. (1 additional entry)

  3. Follow me on Twitter (@sweetbabboo). Leave me a comment and let me know your Twitter name. (1 additional entry)

  4. Tweet about the contest and include the contest link and @sweetbabboo. (Just not at the beginning or it's just a reply.) Leave me a comment with a link to the tweet. You get one entry per tweet, and you can do this daily until the giveaway is over. (1 entry per tweet per day)

That's it. Contest ends March 25th at Midnight EST. Open to US and Canada residents only. Please be sure to include a valid email address in your comments so I can contact you if you're the winner.

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Oh, and in case you don't win, you can scoop up a $10 off coupon for your own Tag Reader purchase simply by pledging to read with your kiddo over at LeapFrog's 1 Million Hours Reading Pledge. Something you should be doing pledge or not.

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For additional opportunities to win, Christy will be sharing other mom blogs offering the same giveaway over at her Family Computing blog at About.com. Be sure to visit all of them for your best chance at winning.


127 comments:

makeetis said...

I liked that the pen also interacts with pictures in the book and can be used to play simple reading comprehension games. That's so cool. I also wished for Ed McMahon to come to my house to with the balloons and everything.
brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

Kelly Jernigan said...

Read the review about the pen & it sounds like lots of fun - I could see Wyatt really enjoying touching it to both words & pics to hear what they are. We tend to read a lot of the same books, so I could see him really liking using this each night!

Kelly Jernigan said...

Here's the link from my blog: http://babyjernigan.blogspot.com/2009/03/who-doesnt-love-winning.html

YZgirl4 said...

I love that the pen interacts with the pictures as well as reads the words. I didn't know that


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

YZgirl4 said...

I follow on twitter
yzgirl4


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Miche said...

I didn't know the pen could interact with the pictures and play games-I always thought it just read the words! That is super awesome! I hope I win, I was actually just going over my budget to see if I could afford to get this for him for his 3rd birthday-He loves reading so much I though this would be super cool for all the long car trips we make! *fingers crossed for a win* hahaha!

Miche said...

I also follow you on Twitter: @MicheZ

cdziuba said...

I actually am most impressed with how it will build reading confidence in children. Reading looks like so much fun, and the review reinforces what I thought, that the interactive aspect makes children want to read.

cdziuba said...

I follow you on Twitter. cdziuba

cdziuba said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1318482123

Jo said...

I learned the books available for this are books we all would know...their not generic books by title.

Jo said...

I follow you on twitter (jorayne)

Jo said...

http://twitter.com/jorayne/status/1318524035

Twittered it!

Cara said...

Well I agree with Christy that it sucks that only one kid can use the pen, and the battery situation. But I think my 4 year old would still love it and I am sure my 2 year old would enjoy someone helping her use it!

Cara said...

I follow you on twitter! (Candyfever)

Cara said...

I twittered it!
http://unst.blogspot.com/2009/03/leapin-leapfrogs-its-giveaway.html

MJ said...

I think I'd love it but the pen only holding 5 books could be a bad thing

MJ said...

Following on Twitter - Sumrthyme

Suzi said...

I love that it has volume and a headphone jack... it would be great for our trips to my parents! I'll blog about this to send some peeps over and I'll tweet for you too.

Lesha said...

I think this is very cool. Although what I didn't realize it needed internet access. But then, doesn't everything exist on teh intarwebs, so it's not necessarily surprising.

ps. I already follow you on twitter. I will go tweet this contest shortly.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lesha said...

Link to the tweet: http://twitter.com/lostburpclothe/status/1321928342

pamelarm said...

I learned that you can track your child's progess online; cool!

Teresa690 said...

The pen has volume control and a headphone jack. This would be a great feature for car rides and long doctors visits! Thanks!

JeansandTs said...

I learned that each pen is set up for only one user. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

lorides said...

That you can read the whole story or just one word
harborlad@optonline.net

EDRing said...

I have 3 grandaughters & I love that early readers, as well as those with those with more advanced reading skills can use it.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Nad said...

I learned that the Tag System requires Internet access to download audio for new books.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Brandy R said...

I love that it encourages kids to read independently.
blkerwin at cox dot net

Lori said...

I never knew that it saved an individual reader's information in the pen. Also I like that it can be updated online. Thanks for the chance!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Lori said...

I follow you on twitter @zieglerlzms

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah Ludwig Rausch said...

I love the variety of books the Tag Reader has, as well as its educational value. Really want one now! =)

Sarah Ludwig Rausch said...

I've linked to you on my blog since I'm also giving away a Tag. =)

Sarah Ludwig Rausch said...

I'm following you on Twitter. My Twitter name is @MomofTwinsPlus2.

ckschaalma said...

I learned that you can only 5 books at a time on the tag reader.

Ms Jones said...

Great giveaway!!

CBear said...

I have read the review, and I love that it's updated online - GENIUS!

CBear said...

I have blogged about the giveaway here:

http://fuzzysheepknits.blogspot.com/2009/03/leapfrog-tag-giveaway.html

CBear said...

I'm following you on TWITTER! (fuzzysheep)

CBear said...

TWEET!
http://twitter.com/FuzzySheep/status/1331909183

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

I enjoyed the about.com article. The "cons" helped me assess if this would be something I'd wnat to buy for my child. I hope LeapFrog reads the article and takes it's advice about developing a better pen. Thanks for this giveaway and GLTA!

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

I pledge to read 20 minutes eash day to my young boys.

C and C girl said...

The leapfrog has a learning path that allows you to see the progress your child is making.

windycindy said...

Hello! I like that this reading system can read one word, one page or the entire book to a child. Please enter my name in your marvelous giveaway prize drawing.
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Also, I follow you on Twitter!
Cindi
cmh512
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lori said...

Sorry, my first comment was a bit ago, but I just got the other entries done! I blogged about you here:
http://biggyziggy.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-giveaways.html

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Lori said...

Consider yourself tweeted for Monday @zieglerlzms
http://twitter.com/ZieglerLZMS/status/1335213928
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

CBear said...

TWEET for MONDAY!
http://twitter.com/FuzzySheep/status/1336331036

YZgirl4 said...

Tweeted http://tinyurl.com/atufo6


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

cdziuba said...

Monday Tweet, thanks for the email reminder!

http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1337120779

@sweetbabboo said...

Hey everyone,

Thanks for entering my giveaway. Don't forget, you can still earn 2 more entries before it ends on Wednesday by Tweeting about the giveaway.

Also, a few of you have entered but have left me no email address (or don't have one available through your Blogger profile) so I have no way to contact you if you win. Please include your address in your comment or make it available on your Blogger profile so I can be sure to get a hold of you if you win.

Good luck!

-Abby

Dee said...

WOW! The things they come out with now! I love how just by touching a pen to the paper it tells you the word! This would help kids when they got a little stuck!

Thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

AND..now I'm following you on twitter-twoofakind

windycindy said...

Hi, I tweeted your giveaway at this link: http://tinyurl.com/atufo6.
This was about two hours ago.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ckschaalma said...

Blogged about this contest on my blog

http://andrew-natty.blogspot.com/2009/03/leapfrog-tag-reader-giveaway.html

ckschaalma said...

Following you on twitter @pjays20

MJ said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1339237621

Chad said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1339237881

Donna said...

"They can make a guess at a particular word and see if they are right. Or they can memorize the words, which is an early stage of learning to read."
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I am following on twitter.
(donnak4)
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1339264834
donna444444@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I have had my eye on this product for my 4 year old for a while now. While he loves for me to read to him, the independent nature and versatility of this product appear to be just what he needs to take the next step in reading on his own. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

3boyzmom said...

I really like that the pen interacts with the pictures and the text...and can also be used for reading comprehension!! My son is a Math whiz...but he struggles in reading..this might be just what he needs!

3boyzmom said...

I'm following you on twitter!
I'm @3boyzmom

Danetta said...

From the review, one thing I learned is that it requires two AAA batteries rather than being rechargable.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/03/leapfrog-tag-reader-giveaway-5.html

Danetta said...

I am following on Twitter. My Twitter name is talonsmom731
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1343190306
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

I learned that the pen has limited storage. I didn't think of that. I guess it's only 5 inches long!

coriwestphal said...

I follow you on Twitter: coriwestphal

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1343610179

windycindy said...

I tweeted again today!
Many thanks to you.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

http//tinyurl.com/atufo6

Lesha said...

Hi Abby!
Not only did I blog about this contest here: Linkie I also awarded you a the When Life Gives you Lemons award! Hope that counts. Thanks.

ckschaalma said...

tweeted today http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1346272299

windycindy said...

I tweeted your contest: http://cmh512/status/1348256576. Many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

CBear said...

Wednesday's Tweeeeeeeeet!

http://twitter.com/FuzzySheep/status/1348899788

justicecw said...

I learned that you need internet access. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I signed up to follow you on twitter under justicecw. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

MomOnTheEdge said...

I love that it has a headphone jack . . . too cool! I also love that it comes in two colors.

MomOnTheEdge said...

I'm rmgm and I'm following you on twitter!

ckschaalma said...

tweeted today!

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1351406171

techyone said...

I love the headphone jack, perfect for car travel. And the pen works with the pictures too.

Betty N said...

It has so many great features to it. One I liked was that the pen also interacts with pictures in the book and can be used to play simple reading comprehension games.

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1352387779

3carnations said...

I learned that the reader only holds 5 stories at the same time.

3carnations said...

I posted about the contest (with a link to you), as I am also hosting the contest.

http://3carnations.blogspot.com/2009/03/leap-frog-tag-reader-giveaway.html

3carnations said...

Following you in twitter - 3carnations

windycindy said...

I twittered today: http://cmh512/
status/1355104079!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

wigget said...

pro: Encourages independent reading

Sharla said...

One thing I learned that I liked is that the pen has volume control and a headphone jack, which makes it appealing for long car rides. Sweetness!

Sharla said...

Follow you on twitter. (momnerd)

Sharla said...

Tweet tweet tweeted!! http://twitter.com/momnerd/status/1356639562

CBear said...

Thursday's Tweet!

http://twitter.com/FuzzySheep/status/1357675420

ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1358122531

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1358346882

Salem said...

I didn't know that the pen had a volume control on it. Always a good thing.
salemzeek AT gmail.com

CBear said...

Friday's Tweet! Yippy!

http://twitter.com/FuzzySheep/status/1363934938

ckschaalma said...

twittered

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1364019423

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1364405717

ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1368739807

Brea's Mommy said...

I learned that the pen holds about 5 books at a time!

Brea's Mommy said...

I am following you on twitter
breasmommy

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1373282317

ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1373286649

Anonymous said...

One thing I learned is that each new book requires that you run a program called “LeapFrog Connect” to download the audio file to the pen. I like that the review discusses both pros and cons.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I really need one of these for my daughter who is just beginning to read. I like the idea it "encourages independent reading." Perfect for her!

Jennifer said...

I'm following you on Twitter (jcampbell3595).

Jennifer said...

I Tweetered about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/jcampbell3595

Kristie said...

I didn't know that it had different settings where it could read a page of the story, the entire story, or just one word at a time.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Butterfly said...

I learned that it encourages independent thinking.

jenbutterfly12@yahoo.com

Butterfly said...

Sorry, I just posted an incorrect word:


I learned that it encourages independent reading.

jenbutterfly12@yahoo.com

Butterfly said...

I follow you (jenbutterfly).

Butterfly said...

Tweet Tweet.

http://twitter.com/jenbutterfly/status/1378994539

ckschaalma said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1379608796

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1379697646

coriwestphal said...

Me again? Seriously, it's been a whole day!
Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1385130178

ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1385329246

Momma Snail said...

Thanks for visiting The Snail's Trail during the UBP. I love your blog! I didn't know that the TAG had limited memory and that you had to download audio whenever you got a new book. I'd love to win. It has been on our wishlist for a long time.

yellow said...

I learned to read the regular way when I was a kid, but I'd love to see this Leap system in action- the technology intrigues me! Plus, it might work for the two-yr-old who's language skills are rather advanced (scary!) I learned this from the detailed review:

'The pen holds about 5 books at a time. If your child loves the Tag Reader as much as mine, you’re going to be spending some of your time swapping books in and out. I’d like to see the pen come with expandable memory. On the other hand, there are no little cartridges or memory cards to lose.'

Thanks for the entry!

Brenda S. said...

I love that the pen interacts with the pictures as well as reads the words. I didn't know that.
Stampnsark@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love that the pen interacts with pictures, as well as helps your kid with independent reading. However, not that the pen has limited memory for only 5 books at a time. Also, that the cd is not compatable with every computer system.

ashleyh8584@yahoo.com

Alan D said...

I learned that this pen can save an individual's reader information. That is cool. Thank you.

Jennifer said...

I tweetered again today about the contest. (jcampbell3595)

janetfaye said...

I learned: Encourages independent reading.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1391060746

ckschaalma said...

http://twitter.com/pjays20/status/1391895752