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13 Oct, 2017

A lucky giveaway from our favourite neighbourhood toy store

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

It’s Friday the 13th! Are you the superstitious type? I’m not EXACTLY superstitious but I would not like to break a mirror today. I’m also extra mindful of black cats and will avoid walking under ladders at the moment. ;)

I figure this is the best day to let you know about Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s* upcoming WICKED WEEKEND SALE:

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's wicked weekend sale is coming!

It’s a biggie: 20% off in stock, regular priced items, in-store and online. You are probably thinking that this sale is perfectly timed to get a jump on Christmas shopping, and you are right about that, but MY main goal next weekend will be to stock up on fun little items to send in care packages for the eldest at Queen’s for the rest of the school year. (But please don’t tell her that!!) I love how Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s has something for everyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are! Fun-lovin’ types will always find something new here.

I have other news to share too. If you follow Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s on Facebook you may have already heard that they’ve relaunched their website. It’s better than ever. They’re adding new products to it every day and now offer FREE IN-STORE pick up. (As much as I love shopping there in person, I can’t deny the convenience factor here.)

This leads me to the giveaway. I have one $100 gift card for one lucky person to spend at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s in time for their big wicked weekend sale. Interested? Please read the following carefully:

  • This giveaway is for one $100 gift card and will be given to one individual. It can be used during the sale or anytime afterward.
  • In order for your entry to qualify, take a browse through Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s website and leave a comment below with a link to at least one item you’d like buy with your winnings. Also, are you buying it for yourself or for someone else? :) (Me, I am eyeballing this cool retro pin, for starters!)
  • One entry per email address, please.
  • A BONUS second entry goes to folks who leave a comment on this Facebook post as well. Just make sure you come back and let me know in a second, separate, comment that you did so.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason, you can email it to andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • I will draw the winning name using Random.org at noon EST on October 20, 2017. I’ll contact the winner via email at that time and post the name here as well. If I don’t hear back within 24 hours of emailing I will pick another name.
  • The winner will need to pick up the gift card at a Tiggy’s location of their choice in a timely manner. In the Glebe, Rideau Centre, or Westboro store.

Good luck!

*Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is a longtime patron of the Fishbowl and my go-to place to shop for fun stuff. If you haven’t been yet, you definitely need to check it out. :)


93 Responses to "A lucky giveaway from our favourite neighbourhood toy store"

1 | Mary Jaekl

October 13th, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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Well free pick up will certainly come in handy on those days when we don’t have time to browse but need a birthday gift stat!

We are all about the Lego here – four kids means I appreciate things that aren’t too gendered.

I’ve got my eye on https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/building-construction/products/klutz-lego-chain-reactions

2 | Jennifer

October 13th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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My son would LOVE this! ?
Klutz How to draw Lego Ninjago.

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/klutz-how-to-draw-lego-ninjago

3 | Sarah

October 13th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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My daughter’s (6 and 3) love the My Generation dolls and accessories! I would use the gift card for some Christmas shopping for them :) https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/our-generation

4 | Shannon Barlow

October 13th, 2017 at 1:56 pm

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I would buy the game Settlers of Catan for my kids! Thanks for the chance!

6 | Jennifer

October 13th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

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Also left a comment on the Facebook post. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

7 | joy

October 13th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

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I said “hey” over on your Facebook post too :D

8 | Sarah

October 13th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

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Commented on FB too ;)

9 | Shannon Barlow

October 13th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

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Shoot! Forgot to leave the link, don’t think I can edit my post.

Settlers!
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/preteen/products/settlers-of-catan

10 | Brenda A

October 13th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

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Contributed to the FB post. Thanks!

11 | Brenda A

October 13th, 2017 at 2:12 pm

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Winning the gift card would definitely help with some early Christmas shopping for my kids and nieces and nephews. Fortunately they all LOVE Lego! Our fav is Lego City.

12 | Suzanne McCormack

October 13th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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I’ve been looking for a new family board game, and/or maybe some small stocking stuffers…

13 | Suzanne McCormack

October 13th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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Also made a FAB comment

14 | Lynn Dube

October 13th, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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So many items – so much awesome! We love tiggy winkles. For my husband, the samurai umbrella:
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/kikkerland/products/kikkerland-samurai-umbrella
and definitely pusheenosaurus for my daughter: https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/gund-pusheenosaurus-13

15 | Brian Maher

October 13th, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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I love this rebel pin for me https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/magnets-pins-more/products/pin-david-bowie-rebel like Bowie is King!

And definitely go with this https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/settlers-of-catan so I can pay with the whole family.

16 | Carolyn

October 13th, 2017 at 3:17 pm

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I like the teen gifts – I’d get my kids a Magic 8 Ball – we’re all about going retro and bringing back the things we thought were cool for our kids to now enjoy!

17 | katherine

October 13th, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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I would stock up on Brio for my son, he would love this bridge https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/brio-lifting-bridge

19 | Marc Allain

October 13th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

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I would definitely get this: https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/more-pop-culture/products/vandor-20oz-stein-south-park.

But who knows, I may have to get something for my infant son too. lol

20 | lynn

October 13th, 2017 at 5:31 pm

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LEGO CITY MOBILE COMMAND CENTER

21 | lynn

October 13th, 2017 at 5:32 pm

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i entered on facebook lynn clayton thanks

22 | Danielle

October 13th, 2017 at 5:40 pm

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Probably this unicorn, because every little girl at school is obsessed with unicorns and stuffed guys that hang on your backpack: https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/ty-beanie-boo-keychain-pixy-unicorn

23 | Danielle

October 13th, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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Also commented on the FB post :)

24 | Tanya Nash

October 13th, 2017 at 6:05 pm

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I’d use that gift card for LEGO! While i would be giving it all to my daughter, the mommy time I would get as she played with it would be a nice present for me!

25 | Tanya Nash

October 13th, 2017 at 6:07 pm

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Posted on Facebook as well! (Ta Nya Dee)

27 | Janelle

October 13th, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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I commented on the FB post too :)

29 | Sonya

October 13th, 2017 at 7:23 pm

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Commented on Facebook.

31 | lisa bolduc

October 13th, 2017 at 9:27 pm

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https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/lego-city-high-speed-chase-60138

my son has had his eye on the Lego city high speed chase kit for a while

32 | lisa bolduc

October 13th, 2017 at 9:27 pm

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commented on fb

33 | Melissa Bunn

October 13th, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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I would certainly pick up this:
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/lego-classic-bricks-484-pcs

I tell myself it is for my kid, but certainly mostly for me.

34 | Jennifer

October 14th, 2017 at 8:04 am

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My toddler is all about duplo and play d’oh these days. I would pick up some duplo sets like this one: https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/lego-duplo-cars-3-maters-shed

35 | JoAnn

October 14th, 2017 at 8:42 am

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I love the idea of family game night – this would be a great addition ! https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/melissa-and-doug-suspend-family-game
JoAnn

36 | JoAnn

October 14th, 2017 at 8:44 am

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Commented on Facebook post

37 | Elizabeth

October 14th, 2017 at 10:58 am

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Fun socks have been a big hit with the big kids in our house! I know someone who’d love the Sock It To Me Constellations socks:
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/sock-it-to-me-mens-socks-constellations

38 | Trish Smith

October 14th, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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I like this book. Maybe for a teenager in my family :-) https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/the-secret-art-of-being-a-grown-up

41 | Wendy Hickman

October 17th, 2017 at 11:50 am

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I would buy soooo many things for my Grandaughters But the bee game stood out as my daughter and son in law started bee keeping and my 3yr old Grandaughter loves it
Everything is BEES ??

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/iplay-honey-bee-tree

42 | Kelly Cavalier

October 17th, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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I would be so happy to win this right before Christmas! I have a few LEGO sets on my son’s wish list that would easily gobble up the gift card. He is especially loving the new modular house sets in the Creator line and I know he would love this robot explorer https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/creator/products/lego-creator-robo-explorer-31062

43 | Kelly Cavalier

October 17th, 2017 at 12:40 pm

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Left a comment on Facebook for a second entry! Thanks!

44 | Kendra Hoskin

October 17th, 2017 at 12:50 pm

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I love that they have toys by age (1st birthday, 2nd birthday, 3rd birthday etc.). I have my eye on this Band in a Box for my nephew’s 3rd birthday: https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/3rd-birthday/products/melissa-doug-band-in-a-box.

45 | Valerie

October 17th, 2017 at 3:33 pm

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Another awesome giveaway, thanks, Andrea!

Me, I’m liking these:
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/homestyle/products/kikkerland-string-lights-copper

I can think of a few places they’d look great.

46 | Valerie

October 17th, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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Commented on FB, too, thank you!

48 | Anne-Marie Burgon

October 17th, 2017 at 10:57 pm

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With $100 to spend, I would probably buy an ‘Our Generation’ doll for my 6 year old daughter!

49 | Anne-Marie Burgon

October 17th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

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I commented on Facebook too!

51 | Caycee

October 17th, 2017 at 11:41 pm

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I made a comment on the FaceBook post. Thanks again for having this contest!

52 | Barbara Dundas

October 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am

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Thanks for sending me down the rabbit hole of board games. We always get one for Christmas. I think I’d choose Fluxx and it would be for the whole family, though Things in a Box also looked interesting https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/family-games/products/fluxx

53 | Shannon

October 18th, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. The new website looks great! I would use the gift card to jump start my holiday shopping – starting with this cool Snoopy snow cone machine for my nephew! https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/4th-birthday/products/snoopy-sno-cone-machine

54 | Shannon

October 18th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

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I commented on the Facebook post too! Thanks again! :)

55 | Rachel O’Byrne

October 18th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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I would use the $100 to start my Christmas shopping for my kids.

56 | Rachel O’Byrne

October 18th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

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I commented on the Facebook post too

57 | Renée M Binette

October 18th, 2017 at 9:53 pm

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I would get this doll for my daughter’s birthday coming up in a few weeks.

58 | Renée M Binette

October 18th, 2017 at 10:04 pm

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I also commented on the Facebook. Thank you for this amazing contest.

59 | Christine

October 18th, 2017 at 10:54 pm

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My little girl loves Our Generation and she’s been eyeing this cute bistro set for a tea party with her dolls Isa and April, so it’s on my list for sure.

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/our-generation-table-and-chairs-set-clear

60 | Christine

October 18th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

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Posted on the Facebook link as well! Thanks!

61 | Jennifer

October 18th, 2017 at 11:35 pm

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My family lives Mrs Tiggy Winkles! My kids would love this LEGO set. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/lego-junior-ninjago-shark-attack

62 | Jennifer

October 18th, 2017 at 11:40 pm

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Left a comment on the Facebook page too! Thanks!

63 | Kelayna

October 19th, 2017 at 1:50 am

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My family is big on board games, and there’s lots of board games I’d love to bring home for the upcoming holiday season!
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/hasbro/products/clue

65 | Natalie Way

October 19th, 2017 at 7:36 am

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Commented on the fb post too. Thanks for the chance at a great prize!

66 | Cleo Thompson

October 19th, 2017 at 9:19 am

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If I won the GC, I would get some Christmas shopping done. I would buy the Star Wars Lego advent calendar for my son and the game Ticket to Ride for my daughter. But who are we kidding? That would be for the whole family! Thanks.

67 | Jessica

October 19th, 2017 at 11:31 am

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I would get this calico critters house for my almost 3 year old who has recently discovered them. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/calico-critters-cozy-cottage

68 | Jodi Samis

October 19th, 2017 at 2:23 pm

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This looks like a lot of fun for my 8 month old to grow into! https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/ages-0-1/products/kidoozie-stack-n-sort-buckets

69 | Isabelle

October 19th, 2017 at 2:24 pm

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I think I would go for boardgames. I bought Tokaido last year https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/tokaido and would love to get the Crossroads expansion (not found on the website but seen many times in store!)

70 | Jodi Samis

October 19th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

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Also commented on the facebook post! Thank you!

71 | Vanessa

October 19th, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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I love this store and they’re a great place to get puzzles. As a travel lover, I’d go for this puzzle showing colorful doors around the world. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/challenging-puzzles/products/ravensburger-1000-pc-doors-of-the-world

72 | Vanessa

October 19th, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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PS – I commented on Facebook too.

75 | Andria sherstone

October 19th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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The wee doctor kit for sure for my pack of aspiring medics. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/b-toys/products/b-doctor-set-wee-md

76 | Julie Dyer

October 19th, 2017 at 5:56 pm

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My son and daughter both love LEGO and last year we skipped our usual chocolate advent calendars so I’d love to buy them this one to open together (which will probably result in daily arguments over whose turn it is to open the flap but oh well. If they’re not arguing over the advent calendar it’ll be something else). https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/city/products/lego-city-advent-calendar-2017

77 | Julie Dyer

October 19th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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PS: Just commented on your FB post. :) Crossing everything!

78 | Heather Sibley

October 19th, 2017 at 7:41 pm

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I would get the game things in a box. We love having games night so this would be a great addition.

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/card-games/products/things-in-a-box

79 | Heather Sibley

October 19th, 2017 at 7:42 pm

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I commented on Facebook as well

80 | Zuzu Awada-Ghadban

October 19th, 2017 at 7:59 pm

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If I won I would probably treat myself to this classic pin art. I remember playing with it when I was little and as an adult I find it really soothing to play with when I have anxiety.

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/craft-kits/products/classic-pin-art

81 | Zuzu Awada-Ghadban

October 19th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

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Also commented on Facebook thank you!

82 | Jacquelyn

October 19th, 2017 at 8:26 pm

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We get a new puzzle from Tiggy’s every Christmas, and I’d really love to have a puzzle mat like this –

https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/challenging-puzzles/products/roll-your-puzzle-mat-300-1500-pc

Thank you for the giveaway!

84 | Scott

October 19th, 2017 at 8:28 pm

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Facebook commented also!

85 | Leeanne C

October 19th, 2017 at 11:25 pm

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This would be one of the items on my list and it would be for my niece
https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/trendy-tween-gifts/products/alex-totally-henna

86 | Leeanne C

October 19th, 2017 at 11:25 pm

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Facebook commented

87 | Kimberley Graham

October 20th, 2017 at 3:18 am

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First thing I would buy with the GC would be https://mrs.tiggywinkles.ca/collections/4th-birthday/products/snoopy-sno-cone-machine. I have been looking for one of these for my sister.

88 | Donna Hynes

October 20th, 2017 at 9:13 am

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Love the Melissa and Doug hangman game !! Getting it even if I don’t win !!

89 | Sonia

October 20th, 2017 at 9:42 am

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If I won I would purchase a family board game-Things In a Box looks like a fun game:)

90 | Sonia

October 20th, 2017 at 9:46 am

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I commented on Facebook as well:)

91 | Angela Emerson

October 20th, 2017 at 11:34 am

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I’m eyeing the B.Hellophone & B.Fun Keys … those are necessary items sooner than later for our 20mth old who’s obsessed with hitting all the alarms on our keys & phones!

92 | andrea tomkins

October 20th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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Comments are closed to new entries. Stay tuned for the winner!

93 | andrea tomkins

October 20th, 2017 at 1:23 pm

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We have a winner! It’s commenter #3, Sarah, who wrote:

My daughter’s (6 and 3) love the My Generation dolls and accessories! I would use the gift card for some Christmas shopping for them :)

Congratulations Sarah! Check your email. Thank you, everyone, for your entries. Don’t forget to check out the big sale at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s this weekend!

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