Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Melissa & Doug Cork Board Review and Giveaway

You know how kids love to design their own little place in the world? A space all their own to be in charge of? Well a cork board is a perfect place to let their imaginations run wild, while still maintaining order. The artwork of the cork board really completed the look of Providence's room and I don't have to worry about her as she places her special items up on it with the rounded push "pins," it takes just a bit more umph to push them in the cork but you don't have to worry about them sticking into skin.

The only complaint that I would have with this board is that the pins which came packaged in the middle of the little flowers were a bit stuck and when pulled out took some paint with it, it almost seemed like the paint wasn't completely dried or something. However when I twisted the pins before removing them they released and came out easily leaving the pretty yellow paint behind.

Buying toys for your children can be kind of scary with so many recalls out there, they seem to be happening on an all too often basis. So it's nice to find a place you don't have to worry about. No Strings Attached Toys worries for you, they don't just take the manufacturer's word for it they actually test all the toys they carry for lead themselves. In fact, if you live near their store in Central New York area they offer to test any questionable toys you may have FOR FREE! You can tell this business cares for their community.

Another thing I like about No Strings Attached Toys is their "Easy Open" rule. I know I have spent so much time trying to get toys out of their packaging, I've actually even cut myself on that thick plastic stuff. To have one place that understands that frustration is heaven sent. I even tested this out myself and let Providence open the packaging from the cork board, sure enough it was "so easy a toddler can do it."

Not only do they provide competitive prices on the products carried but they also ship all orders over $40 absolutely free. Hard to beat that!

No Strings Attached Toys would like to offer one of our readers 1 Melissa & Doug cork board of their choice with 3 to choose from.

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment including your favorite toy No Strings Attached Toys carries. If you do not have a blog leave a valid email address in your comment as well. Bloggers may enter a second time if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Simple as well as No Strings Attached Toys, to have your second entry count include the URL address of the blog you wrote about the giveaway in a SECOND comment. You will not be counted again if you do not leave a SECOND comment with the URL address.

Winner will be chosen at random May 14th

Use coupon code:
Simple for $5 off an order over $30 at No Strings Attached Toys




27 comments:

  1. I'm an Elementary School Counselor and I LOVE Melissa and Doug! All of the puppets are great for role plays and the doll house of course would probably be my favorite.

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  2. I'd love to win this! I'm sure my daughter would love it!

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  3. wow...so many cool toys but the favorite one? i like the fruit crate. i'd love to be entered for this draw -- my 2 year old would love it.

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  4. Oh fun! The sports one would be so cute for my son! The product that I saw in their shop that I'm drooling over is the My First Bead Maze! We went to a doctor's office yesterday and my son was totally enthralled by the large one they had!

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  5. How cute! I love the funky flowers one

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  6. I like the magnetic wooden alphabet!

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  7. I blogged about the contest here:

    http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2008/05/cork-board-of-your-choice.html

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  8. I love this one: http://nostringsattachedtoys.com/geometric-stacker-p-663.html

    My children are so into stacking things. I might actually put in an order!

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  9. Peek-a-Boo ABC Bag and the Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Puzzle - Melissa and Doug

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  10. I really like the Alphabet Nesting Stacking Block.

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  11. My favorite toy is the pound a peg. I also like the magnetic wooden alphabet.

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  12. Hi, First, I love almost everything
    from "Melissa and Doug!" Their
    "Architectural Unit Blocks" are my favorite toy. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Many thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. I love the Cutting Fruit Crate...but not as much as I'm sure my son would love it! :)

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  14. I also blogged about your contest here: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

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  15. My son would love the vehicle stamp set.

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  16. The sushi slicing set! I love the idea of my daughters using play toys, and play food, and learning how to use chop sticks and then... they can come out with us during the holidays when we have our "Yule Sushi" celebration with friends!

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  17. I have two preschoolers, we'd like Playful Pets 12 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Melissa and Doug

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  18. I love the Fairy Fantasy wooden jigsaw puzzle!

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  19. I love all the Melissa and Doug products but my son especially loves the band instruments and the chunky puzzles!

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  20. We have quite a few of the toys carried by No Strings Attached Toys, and my daughter's favourite is probably the Pizza Party by Melissa and Doug. She loves making the pizza, each piece personalised with toppings for each family member, and of course the best part is "cutting" the pieces apart!

    ovendon 'at' gmail.com

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  21. I like funky flower-- cute!

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  22. I love the funky flower corkboard

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  23. I LOVE the funky flowers cork board! My daughters room could use a little more "girlie" things in it since we haven't transitioned the "nuetral" nursery yet! I also love the Magnetic Bug Catcher by Melissa and Doug! They always have great stuff!

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  24. I love the alphabet nesting stacking blocks! Id love to win!

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  25. I really like the girl dress-up mix and match puzzle. We have a book that is similar but it is looking pretty worn out already.

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  26. Can I have 2 favorites? I love the Baby Stella and the Sushi Slicing Set!

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  27. My daughter would love this!

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