Unplugged Toystore $50 Giveaway and Discount – Bright October!

By , October 25, 2008 8:07 am

I was very excited to receive an email the other day from Courtney at Bright October asking if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway.

Well, yes!!  Bright October is one of my favorite Unplugged Toystores so I knew that whatever Courtney wanted to give away to a reader would be wonderful.

At mom-run Bright October, there are no mass market, licensed character toys.  All the toys they offer are excellent quality, safe, open-ended, and simply beautiful.

In addition to popular, high-quality brands such as Haba, Selecta, and Kathe Kruse, you’ll also discover some that are less well-known (here in the U.S. anyway): Blabla (Peru), Sevi (Italy), and Vilac (France) for example.  I personally love the totally cute organic stuffed animals!

Courtney is very generously offering a $50 Bright October gift certificate to a randomly selected Unplug Your Kids reader, as well as a 10% discount for ALL Unplug Your Kids readers.

To enter, all you have to do is:

1)  Visit Bright October to pick what you might want to buy with your gift certificate (this is hypothetical, if you win you can still change your mind and pick something else).

2)  Leave a comment here on this post saying what you picked.  To enter, leave your comment here at Unplug Your Kids (not at Bright October).

3)  That’s it!

I’ll leave comments open until next Saturday, November 1st at 8PM Pacific Time.  After all comments are in, I’ll pick a random winner and announce it here on Sunday morning, November 2nd.  (I wish I could enter too, but I guess that wouldn’t be very fair!)

Even if you don’t win, you can still take advantage of the 10% off coupon.  Just enter unplug at checkout to get your discount.  The code will be valid until the end of the year, December 31st, 2008 so you can do a little Christmas shopping with it.

Thank you Courtney and good luck to all!

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102 Responses to “Unplugged Toystore $50 Giveaway and Discount – Bright October!”

  1. Shannon says:

    Haba- Magnetic stairs looks like something my son would enjoy.

  2. Julie says:

    Wow! How to choose??
    I’d start with the Haba Animal Upon Animal game along with the Construction Mixer and Excavator, but I’m not sure I could stop there! :-)

  3. ohh… what fun! I never need an excuse to browse Bright October… hmmm… I would probably spend it on the Amamalz that we don’t have yet. They have a lot of cute new ones.

  4. Dawn says:

    We would defiantly start with the Haba Farmer Family and their pretend food. My boys are really into pretending to cook!

  5. I know a couple new kids who could use the Haba Color Tower Stacking Games.

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  6. Margie says:

    WOW! so many great things to choose from – I think I would get the Haba – domino race.
    Thank you!

  7. Celeste says:

    My two toddlers would love the Vilak animal tower set!

  8. Bobbie says:

    anything in the wooden section.. I love it all!! Advent calendar or Anamalz… i could go on.. will they send to australia???

    Bobbies last blog post..Thin Challenge – Unplug Your Kids

  9. Stacy says:

    I would love to get my son the Ball Track Roll’N Roll.

  10. What a fantastic giveaway! My boys would LOVE the dominoes. They are thrilled with the set they have now, but would adore the little animal faces! Cute, cute!

  11. Oh, Rebecca (2.5) is having trouble with her teeth so I’d get one of the toothbrushing timers by Sevi, and with the other half I’d have to pick one of the arranging games by Haba. Actually, I think it would be fun to make something like the Haba arranging games…

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  12. wendy says:

    wow, what an awesome opportunity to try new stuff out. thanks for offering this to your readers! thanks to bright october too! the block sets look like fun, maybe the Haba Medieval Castle Building Blocks? too much cool stuff to choose from :)

  13. daphne says:

    KUDOS to your quiet house….HOW I’d LOVE that!!!

    I think the BIRDIE BANK is just precious!!

    Thanks for the entry-

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  15. The peg game or peg pen. So cute!

    Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moments last blog post..Little Stamp Giveaway

  16. Dayna says:

    I am in the market for some wooden food and the pieces here look really unique! Thanks for the link to a cool toy store.

  17. The Haba Advent calendar! Maybe a flat out bear, too! How super cute are they??

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  18. Rebecca says:

    What beautiful toys!! I would get my kids one of the “historical” block sets — it would be hard to choose between the colisseum, the Mayan temple or the pyramid.

  19. Jen says:

    I love haba! I would get my son the Haba – Coliseum Building Block Set! great stuff, one of my favorite sites as well!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Oh wow what a wonderful website. My boys love cars so I would definitely have to get some of those. Especially since the big brothers (5 and 8) don’t share their cars with the little brother (17 months).

  21. Julie says:

    I think we’d go with the Lukas doll and a couple of the Anamalz

  22. The Mommy says:

    Let’s see. I’d get a Haba Shape Stacker for my 2 year old, the Sevi Mini Pull along Sheep for my 9 month old, Then I’d get either the Animal upon Animal game or the Animal’s tower…both of those are great…I might just get them both. I know I went a little over the gift certificate amount, but it would be worth it. What wonderful toys!

    I’ve been trying to slowly switch to all natural toys around the house. It’s so hard sometimes with a crazy doting grandma that gets everything she thinks is cute at the dollar store! Ugh!!! This gift certificate would definately help me with the transition though. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway (oh, and thank Bright October for me too, would ya?)

    The Mommys last blog post..Blog Giveaway – Karma Box Designs

  23. Michelle says:

    I think the Haba Domino Race looks pretty neat. My three year old would probably get a real kick out of it…actually, so would my one year old. They may need some assistance at first, but it would be fun.
    http://www.brightoctober.com/product.php?input=hb1088

  24. warillever says:

    I want a few of the Haba arranging games.

    Definitely the “animal upon animal.” I would love “florina” or “paletti” as well.

    Of course I mean that the *kids* would love it ;)

    warillevers last blog post..Muffin Tin Monday Thinly Unplugged

  25. Kristin says:

    I would love to get the Haba – Building Blocks Eeny, Meeny, Zoo! for my daughter for Christmas. What great toys on this site!!

  26. Jenny says:

    CJ is into jewelry right now, so I’d get her a selection of the cute Haba bracelets and necklaces. What a great website!

    Jennys last blog post..A Week at Home

  27. Allison says:

    Nice store, I wish they carried wooden dollhouse furniture, so I’d have to pick the wooden play food. Too cute!

  28. Sara says:

    The sevi sets would be perfect for my almost 3 YO!

  29. Kate says:

    What a great offer! ANd there are so many toys to choose from. I might go with this puppet game: http://www.brightoctober.com/product.php?input=hb1252. Or some toy food.

  30. Jill Foley says:

    Ooh…how do I choose? I think I would choose the domino race set!

    Jill Foleys last blog post..Snowballs and Hot Chocolate

  31. Jennifer says:

    Wow! What glorious toys. I would have to pick the 1001 Nights Arranging Puzzle because it is simply beautiful. With the remaining $14 I would choose the Haba baby’s first blocks because they would be so much fun to stack with their glorious colours.

  32. Kerstin says:

    I would probably choose the Haba ski jump. What a great website. -Kerstin

  33. Alicia says:

    Ooh, I love the HABA fantasy land jigsaw blocks. Blocks are one of those ageless things and these ones are so whimsical.

    Alicias last blog post..Thin: Cooking & Eating Fun

  34. Rhia says:

    Oh, the hair clips are cute and the jewelry box and some little dolls for my girls.

  35. Melisa says:

    I love the Haba – 1001 Nights Arranging Game.
    ryanomer(at)iwon(dot)com

  36. I would love to get the Noah’s ark for my boys!

    Thanks for the give a way!

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  37. Tori says:

    I love the haba hairclips, the haba toys…Basically I love all of the haba stuff! I need to shop there for my sixth-month-old’s first Christmas!
    torijames7 at gmail dot com

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  38. christy says:

    Oh my I love all the stuffed animals, they are adorable and look so cuddley! I love this sight, but the flat out bears are simply adorable and I would love to get one for my 4 month old daughter.

  39. Dana says:

    My 4 year old daughter is really into puzzles. I think the Haba

    Arranging Game Paletti would occupy her for hours of fun! Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! I’d never heard of this toy store before and enjoyed browsing their site.

  40. Jennie F. says:

    Wow, what a great site! Thanks so much for sharing that link. She seems to have just the sort of toys we enjoy.

    Hmm, it’s tough to choose just one thing, but I know my 3 year old and 18 month old would both love the Sevi Play Puzzle Farm. So cute!

  41. Suzanne says:

    The quadrilla twist and Rail Set. Looks like it would be fun for hours!!

  42. Laurie says:

    Haba – Pyramid Building Block Set

    Wow, I have to say I’m glad I stumbled across your blog and then that toy website. Amazing. I’m so with you on the whole Unplugged bit. There’s a great story on that done around Feb on NPR that I recently found. I’m going to have to get some of those toys for Amelia when the budget permits.

    Lauries last blog post..Improvised Play

  43. Terra Jones says:

    This is awesome. We’re trying to do away w/ our plastic/loud toys – grandma doesn’t seem to want to join in this endeavor!

    I love Haba – Tim’s Building Machines Picture Book. My son LOVES books and machines – what better gift!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  44. My son would love the Haba shape sorting toy.

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  45. Margaret says:

    I saw several construction vehicles that my grandson would love.

  46. Heather says:

    I would probably get the Haba – Cathedral Stacking Tower!

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  47. Janet F says:

    I like SOFT SHEEP MUSIC BOX fro my grand baby.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  48. Christie says:

    We would love to try Rapelli, the caterpillar game. But the dolls are too too cute and Cali would love one of those!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  49. Jen says:

    i love the little flat bear

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  50. Rachel says:

    Oh – give me anything Haba! I would probably go with a block set, like the baroque one. However, I also loved the barnyard friends set!!

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