Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pump It Up Goodie Bags {Review & Giveaway - 3 winners!}

{This giveaway is now closed - Congratulations to sohamolina, katklaw777 and Penny W!}

Big Sister E's fourth birthday is two months away and I'm already trying to come up with ideas. We had a great monkey birthday party when she was two and a creative rock star party last year... so this year has to live up to the standard that I've set, right?

One thing that I have always made sure to spend a little extra time on are the goodie bags. They are the lasting impression of the party for all of the attendees - a little something for the kids to take home and feel as though even though they didn't get to open a pile of presents, they were still a part of the fun.

So what makes a goodie bag... good? I think all parents can attest to a time or two that they have had to dump a pile of candy or junk because it was unhealthy or just not interesting or appropriate for their child. Thankfully, one of the most entertaining birthday party locations, Pump It Up, has now made it possible to complete your child's celebration with a fun, active Goodie Bag that all kids will love.

If you have never heard of Pump It Up, you've got to check it out! They are the largest inflatable playground franchise in the nation, with over 175 locations across the country. Their indoor arenas are filled with huge bounce houses, massive inflatable slides, obstacle courses and more that keep kids jumping and active until they are ready to drop. Nap time, anyone?

As well as their Pop-In Playtimes (drop-in open gym times certain times during the week), Pump It Up is widely known for being a great place to hold a birthday party. Run completely by their friendly, trained staff, all you have to do is select and book the party option that fits you best, show up with your kids and sit back and let Pump It Up do all the work.

My nephew had his last birthday at the Pump It Up near us and it was such an easy process for my brother and sister-in-law. There was no cooking, cleaning, trying to come up with entertainment, etc, they simply relaxed and let the party coordinators do all the work. After plenty of time jumping, bouncing and sliding, we were able to spend time in a private party room for cake and presents and, as a whole, everyone had a great time.

All that was missing back then were the goodie bags. But, after a year of research and development, Pump It Up has now launched their new line of Goodie Bags that, just like their inflatable playgrounds, encourage kids to get up and get active. Getting children up and moving is something that Pump It Up cares quite a bit about, particularly now that they are members of the Coalition for Healthy Kids, a national campaign addressing childhood obesity in America.

Big Sister E and Little Sister B were both more than ready to spend some time outdoors checking out just how much fun these new Goodie Bags could really provide.
The answer? A lot!

Packed will all sorts of fun items, both of my girls loved playing with the sidewalk chalk, thunder sticks, roto launcher and disc shooter that came inside our bag. They went back and forth between coloring on the cement to clapping the thunder sticks to watching the roto launcher send its spinners into the air and shooting multi-colored discs around the yard. The most difficult part of this entertaining Goodie Bag was convincing the kids when it was time to go inside for dinner!

For a great way to get kids up and moving, visiting Pump It Up or having a party there is a win-win situation. With the addition of their Goodie Bags to the options you can include for your celebration, you now not only have one less thing to worry about, but you know that your child's friends will go home with quality toys that will extend their fun and active play for a long time to come.

Thanks to the generosity of Pump It Up, three lucky people will get to surprise their kids with a bag of active play, because...

Three lucky people will win Pump It Up Goodie Bags of their own!

To enter to win: Visit Pump It Up and tell me which of their many locations is nearest you as well as if you (or your children) have ever been to a Pump It Up before.

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 (per method) if you follow Pump It Up on Twitter, become an email subscriber of the Jump N Blog and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: Pump It Up offers so much active fun! I just entered to win one of their new Goodie Bags (3 winners!) at Thanks, Mail Carrier: http://bit.ly/cq86cZ
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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!

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Giveaway will end on September 2nd 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 Pump It Up for providing a Goodie Bag for review as well as for three lucky giveaway winners. 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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Lauren said...

The closest location to me is in Evansville, IN and I had never heard of these before!!! It sounds so fun:)

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momof2girls said...

Our closest location is in Vegas. My kids love this place.

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Unknown said...

The closest to me is Evansville, IN and we have never been.
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Alissabeth said...

The closest to me is in Montgomery, AL. We've been a few times and are thinking of a weeknight birthday party (to save money!) for our son.

I'd love to check these out as I might be interested in using them!

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The nearest location is Chalfont, PA and I have never been there before. I had never even heard of it before this review!

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~Jan said...

We have never been to one, as the closest is in chicago, 55 miles away.
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Cassie M said...

The Pump It Up in Franklin, MA is closest to us! We've never been to a Pump It Up, but they look fun!
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Nebraska Hockey Mom said...

960 S. 72nd St. Omaha
No...I've never been there, but have passes that I won.
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Angela G said...

Closest location is in Austin TX. Been there! As a matter of fact on 8.7.10. DD and even many parents had a blast!!

Michelle Bartley said...

Closest Pump It Up to me is in Stow,Ohio! I've never been,butI'm gonna check it out for my Grandaughter Olivia's Birthday Party(:

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Nicole C. said...

Brentwood, Tn is the closest to me, and no, I have never been to one!

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Megan Earley said...

Indianapolis is the closest location to me. We've never been, but it looks fun!
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mogrill said...

There is one 20 minutes away in Tacoma,WA. Thanks for the chance.
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There is one 20 minutes away in Tacoma,WA. Thanks for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

We've been to the Shawnee Mission location a bunch of times.

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BargainFun said...

THe closest one to me is indianapolis IN

jennifer57 said...

The closest is well over an hour away from me...West Chester, PA.

I never heard of this company before.

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littlelatina said...

this looks pretty fun

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The closest one to me is in Brandon, FL. We have never been there before, but may have to give it a try!

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the nearest one to me is Burnsville Minnesota.
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"Iowa Mom" said...

Our closest location is:
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Phone: (608) 442-6386
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Jana said...

Our closest location is Kirkland WA and that is 5 hours away. Nope never been or hard of them.

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"MRS" menucha said...

the closet one to me is Fitchburg, WI, I've never been there.

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We have never been or heard of it until now and the closest one is
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Tiffany said...

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The closes to me is in Hartville, Ohio.


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I have never been-I have never heard of it. But there is one about an hour from us in Tacoma, WA. We live in Yelm.

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closest one to us is new bern, nc & we havent been but might hafta make a trip over there!

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