VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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We recently received a VTech InnoTab MAX and VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store gift card for review. The tablet comes preloaded, ready to use and is quite impressive right out of the box.

 

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Built to grow with a child for years of learning fun, InnoTab® MAX, VTech®’s newest tablet with Android™ learning content, uniquely combines VTech’s expert-supported library of cartridges and apps with carefully selected educational Android apps – offering the best of both learning worlds and the widest variety of curricula to provide a superior children’s tablet.

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  •  VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet features its fastest processor yet with up to six times the processing power of previous generation and a 7” high-resolution multi-touch screen display
  •  InnoTab MAX features an enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect™, at no additional charge, allowing children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone
  •  InnoTab MAX offers the best of both learning worlds with access to more than 650 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate learning titles as well as carefully cultivated educational Android apps that can be purchased and downloaded through VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store
  •  The tablet comes with 15 onboard apps including Premium VTech® Kid Connect, My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, E-Reader with Story Dictionary and more
  •  InnoTab MAX also comes with one free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps that can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge
  •  Other InnoTab MAX features include a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and kid-safe Wi-Fi so kids can explore appropriate online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech
  •  Parental controls allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time, as well as view a progress log

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Our seven year old granddaughter loves the VTech InnoTab MAX because she can chat with family members, she can shop for games and fun ebooks, and she likes to plug it in next to her bed to use as an alarm clock on school days. Most of all she loves it because it’s hers, a real tablet of her own. We love the VTech InnoTab MAX because it encourages reading, the games are all educational, and her parents have complete control. Most of all VTech is a name we trust and have counted on through the years for fun education toys that last. VTech InnoTab MAX is by far the best VTech product we’ve experienced as of yet. That is why it makes the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

Recommended for ages 3-9 years, with a MSRP: $109.99 you can purchase a VTech InnoTab MAX online or at locations where VTech toys are sold. You also have the chance to win one here on Five Dollar Shake!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, you can contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 3rd.

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Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants #InvisibleBoat Rescue, Review & Giveaway @SpongeBob @MegaBloks

Plankton is at it again and it’s up to SpongeBob and Patrick to stop him with the Invisible Boatmobile Rescue by Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants. Build the Invisible Boatmobile with cool translucent blocks and take off for a high-speed chase! Help, Plankton is launching jellyfish everywhere! It’s up to SpongeBob and Patrick – dressed as Mermaidman and Barnacleboy – to save them with the Invisible Boatmobile’s not-so-invisible net!

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During our granddaughter’s most recent sleepover, our teenager and her friend decided to open the box of Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants Invisible Boatmobile Rescue. Though the kit turned out to be a little harder than expected, the three of them enjoyed hours of fun. Seeing the tiny pieces take shape was quit an accomplishment. There was a lot of construing, and undoing, and pride before the evening was over. Most of all there was a lot of reminiscing of past SpongeBob episodes, and laughing!

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Never lacking in quality this Mega Bloks set is a great find or gift for any SpongeBob fan!

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Ideal for ages 5 and up. (With a lot of help)

Features:

  •  Cool Invisible Boatmobile to build with translucent blocks
  •  Buildable bobCAT vehicle and a Jellyfish catapult
  •  SpongeBob, Patrick and Plankton micro action figures
  •  Four jellyfish
  •  Combine with other Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants playsets to build your own wacky world of fun in Bikini Bottom.

Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants™ Invisible Boatmobile Rescue is just part of the exciting new partnership between Mega Bloks & Spongebob!

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Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants Invisible Boatmobile retails for $19.99. Visit the Mega Bloks website to find it in stores.

You can also enter win one here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 3rd. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No Po Boxes please.

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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Series on The HubNetwork

I love that My Little Pony is just as popular as ever! Watching my girls enjoy such cute characters, that I played with as a child just warms my heart. Our granddaughter plays with the toys, enjoys My Little Pony books, and loves to watch the television series.

The HubNetwork’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” from Hasbro Studios, will be airing its fourth season finale this Saturday, May 10th, with two all-new, back-to-back episodes, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!

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Because her grandma happens to be an Official Hub Club Blogger, our granddaughter Becca was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the two-part “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, along with a super fun surprise from The Hub Network.

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The two part season finale, is a whole lot of fun! I’m not able to give-away any spoilers, but if you and your little ones enjoy the series, you’re going to really enjoy the finale. I’m also very happy to share that The Hub Network has renewed “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” for a Fifth Season! Yay!

After watching the finale, and enjoying a fun My Little Pony themed afternoon, we had the pleasure of a complimentary visit to our local Build-A-Bear store, where Becca was able to chose, stuff and bring to life her very own My Little Pony.

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Build-A-Bear has everything a My Little Pony fan could want. Several of the popular ponies to chose from, and a whole selection of My Little Pony themed clothes and accessories. We had a great time during our visit, and Becca is loving having her own My Little Pony.

Watch for my full blog post on our visit to Build-A-Bear, coming soon.

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Don’t miss The Hub Network’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” Airing this Saturday, May 10th, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received as a thank you for being an Official Hub Club Blogger. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Prize Pack Giveaway #LegendsofOz

Last week I published Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return movie poster and trailer, today I have a fun movie prize pack giveaway to share with my readers.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

Don’t miss this all new animated movie starring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams landing in theaters on May 9, 2014!

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I’m really looking forward to taking our granddaughter to see Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Dorothy, and her story has been a favorite of mine since childhood. There is also a fun soundtrack (available 5/6) and Bandai Toy Line to go along with the film. I just know our granddaughter is going to love this Dorothy Fashion Doll with her best friend Toto.! Wearing her signature outfit from the film, and included with the doll is Toto, Satchel and Signature Boots for only $19.99. Available at Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon.

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win this fun Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Movie Prize Pack!

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The prize pack includes Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Official Soundtrack, Dorothy Fashion Doll & Toto from the new Bandai toy line, and a $25 Visa Gift Card to see the movie!

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. A valid email is required to enter. Must be 18+ and live within the U.S. to win. No PO boxes. Prize is courtesy of Clarius Entertainment One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on May 23th.

Connect with Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return!

Visit the official website
Like Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return on Facebook
Follow @LegendsofOz on Twitter
Subscribe on YouTube
#LegendsofOz

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Photobooth App Sweepstakes & Fun Prize Pack Giveaway #MrPeabody

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a DreamWorks Animation will be in theaters March 7, 2014. You can read about the movie, and watch the official trailer in my previous blog post.

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Ready for some Peabody fun? Of course you are!
Get Your Peabody On with a free app available for iOS and Android. Grab your glasses and bow tie because this custom photobooth app will make you and your friends look like the most stylish time travelers around.

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Once you download the app, enter to win weekly prizes in DreamWorks Animation’s “Get Your Peabody On” Sweepstakes! For more information on how to enter visit the Mr. Peabody & Sherman Facebook page.

You also have the chance to win a fun Mr. Peabody & Sherman Prize Pack here on Five Dollar Shake!

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Prize Pack includes:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • iPhone case, Spinners & Yo-Yo

Prize pack valued at $40
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen on March 18th, 2014 and contacted by email. Must have a valid email address to enter. Must be 18+ and live within the U.S. to win.

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FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

Missed the first Installment of LEGO® STAR WARS®? Never Fear! The Empire Strikes Out is out on DVD March 26th and the Force is Strong with You!

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Get your lightsabers and LEGO bricks ready because your favorite characters are back in the brand new LEGO Star Wars special, LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. Catch up on what’s happening in the galactic LEGO Empire with these tidbits about Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out with a fun catch-up on its predecessor, The Padawan Menace.

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Hot Holiday Gifts For Everyone @ Best Buy

Looks like Best Buy is the place to find the hot gifts this holiday season. Everything you need for her, for him, for teens, and for kids! This makes shopping for my tech loving family quick and easy.

For the teen on your list. For the gaming daughter on mine – this game a must have!

Released November 16th, Call of Duty Black Ops II is the hottest game for this Christmas season. It’s available for all gaming platforms. Call of Duty, Black Ops II for XBox 360 is $59.99 now at BestBuy.com.

For “Her or him” on your list. For the movie lover and traveler on my list (a.k.a. myself), a portable DVD player would be nice.

This Sony 7″ Portable DVD Player is on sale at BestBuy.com for $69.99.

Let’s not forget the little ones on everyone’s list!

I found this adorable Leapfrog My Pal Scout at BestBuy.com for only $19.99.

It doesn’t take much doing to get me to shop at Best Buy, but they are offering more than just low prices this holiday season. Check out some of their details below.

· Print this 10% off coupon that is good for Headphones, Speakers and Health & Fitness Products that is valid 12/2-12/29.

· Buy any 3 tablet accessories and save (up to $75, save $10; up to $100 save $15; up to $150, save $30). No coupon is necessary!

You can count on Best Buy for:

• Value (extended price-match guarantee)

• Convenience (widest selection; free shipping; same-day pickup; extended return and exchange policy)

• Best Buy is offering Free Shipping on all products on BestBuy.com through 12/27.

Disclosure: This reviewer Has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Wendy’s Partners with Toys“R”Us for Holiday Savings

No need to wait for Santa to bring a little cheer this holiday season. Wendy’s® is turning the holidays from hectic to happy with a double deal on its Kids’ Meals® to free up your wallet for those stocking stuffers instead.

For the second year, Wendy’s is partnering with national toy retailer Toys“R”Us to provide holiday-themed toys and two money-saving Kids’ Meal offers to bring a little merriment to hungry parents and their children out and about during holiday shopping.

Customers can now receive:

·         $1.99 Wendy’s Kids’ Meal:  Customers can download a digital couponat www.ToysRUs.com/Wendys for a $1.99 Wendy’s Kids’ Meal, compared to an average cost of $3.48.

·         $10 Gift Card Offer at Toys“R”Us:  Unwrap one of the eight new holiday-themed Kids’ Meal toys to find an offer for a $10 Toys“R”Us gift card with a qualifying purchase of $75 at Toys“R”Us. When customers spend $75 or more at the toy store, they will receive a $10 gift card to use on their next visit.

“With these two Kids’ Meal offers, we want to put a little happy into your holidays to give you and your child something to smile about,” said Bob Holtcamp, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Wendy’s. “This holiday season, stop by your local Wendy’s to enjoy a Mozzarella Chicken Supreme sandwich for yourself and a Kids’ Meal for your child and unwrap a deal to put those savings toward your holiday checklist.”

 

About The Wendy’s Company

The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company.  The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information visit www.wendys.com, or www.aboutwendys.com.