Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's a Pillow. It's a Pet. It's a Pillow Pet! {Review & Giveaway} New Easter and Spring Designs

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Can someone tell me what happened to the time between now and last Christmas? I'm not fully convinced that there really was a January 2010, because that's the only explanation for how Easter could be here already.

What does that mean for my kids? Starting April 5, Big Sister E will be begging for another piece of chocolate or candy every 10 minutes and almost all of the remaining items from their Easter baskets will have been forgotten already. My daughters really do get wonderful things in their baskets, due to the fact that my mother-in-law loves to spoil them, but their interest in the small toys or novelties disappears pretty quickly. Big Sister E is only 3, after all, and Little Sister B has the attention span of, well, a 1-year-old.

However, this year any boring, generic toys have long been replaced by the coolest Easter/spring pal around, our Puffy Duck from Pillow Pets.


Launched in 2003, Pillow Pets are made from the softest, high quality chenille and are not only an adorable plush pal, but a comfortable pillow that kids can use anywhere. Leave this cuddly buddy folded and it's a huggable, snuggly stuffed animal but simply un-Velcro the fabric across the bottom and it becomes a place for kids to rest their head in bed, on the couch or even in the car.

With over 25 styles currently available on their website (they are also sold at mall kiosks, Hallmark stores and specialty stores), there is sure to be more than one Pillow Pets friend for your child to love. For a surprise in their Easter basket that will last long past the day the candy is gone, how would your child like to find Cuddly Bunny (at right) waiting for them?

Both Big Sister E and Little Sister B were extremely excited about Puffy Duck showing up at our house and proceeded to immediately come up with multiple ways to play, hug or rest with it.


Along with the extreme softness, I really appreciated that Pillow Pets are machine washable (ours had multiple nose-wiping incidents within the first hour) and, when opened into a pillow, there is a piece of fabric that covers the Velcro to prevent any scratches. Small touches like that show me that, as a company, My Pillow Pets truly is committed to reaching high standards and manufacturing products that parents can be glad to give to their kids.

Which is a good thing, because after seeing how adorable Puffy Duck is, I can understand how a collection of Pillow Pets could get started. After all, how could you leave behind other members of the cute jungle, farm or sea that you've begun?

From one mom's vision of transforming a traditional stuffed animal into a functional item for her children, Pillow Pets are now found and loved all over the world - they even have multiple awards to prove it. To celebrate Easter, spring or a great gift for any occasion, these cuddly pals are a soft and adorable choice. Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will bring home a new snuggly friend, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of adorable Pillow Pet! ARV $19.95!


To enter to win: Visit Pillow Pets and tell me which cute friend is your favorite.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you follow My Pillow Pets on Twitter and/or become a fan on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

It's a Pillow. It's a Pet. It's a Pillow Pet! WIN your choice of adorable and soft pal @thxmailcarrier! http://bit.ly/cWwrfw #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Pillow Pets. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on April 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to My Pillow Pets for providing a Puffy Duck for me to review as well as the Pillow Pet of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I entered the snack taxi giveaway
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sohamolina said...

My fave is Leaping Leopard.

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FB fan pf Pillow Pet.

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I entered the kor one giveaway
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jenzen69 said...

our fave is the elephant
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freddie said...

The Silly Monkey Pillow is my favorite. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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polly said...

love chocolate the moose.
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traci smith said...

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Lisa C. said...

the girls are torn between the giraffe and the duck.. go figure.. lol

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budtaz said...

dont know how something so sweet and cute can also be so useful and comfy

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P.S> I love the duck! My girls each have a pillow pet and absolutely love them!
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sweepmom said...

I like the Tardy Turtle.

Katie said...

Comfy Panda is the best!
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wildcat32 said...

My favorite is the Silly Monkey.
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Heather McDougle said...

I love the silly monkey!


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I follow my pillow pets on twitter


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Shelly said...

I love the comfy Panda Bear!

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cloud10277 said...

My favorite is the tiger.
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Visited pillowpets and I would love the panda!

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Rachel C said...

I like the pink pig, and my kids would too!
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Traci66 said...

I love the Snuggly Puppy

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cstironkat said...

I like the Puffy Duck.

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Jennifer P said...

I love Mr. Bear!
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traci smith said...

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Love the giraffe.
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Amo said...

It is hard to pick just one! I like the bear, the bumble bee, and the whale and the monkey!

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chantal cooper said...

I love the Perky Penguin

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I just love the Comfy Panda! It's hard to pick though.. I'd love a few of these cuties :)

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I like the ladybug pillow pet!

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I like the perky penguin

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The Baby Store Plus said...

I would love to win the Silly Monkey for my 16 month old grandson...he would love this as much as Little B & Big Sister E appear to be loving it in the pics!

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Suzanne said...

It's a toss up between the Dog and the Moose.

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I'd have to Snuggly Puppy is our fave!

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