Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Capture the Magic: Gemmy My Pet Firefly {Review & Giveaway}

My Pet Firefly logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Belinda!}

Big Sister E attended a three-week camp at her preschool this summer and, just as I had suspected, she loved every minute of it.

Along with all of the play and activities that they did indoors and out, one of the aspects that she enjoyed telling me about each day was which of her classmates' Special Day it had been and, more importantly, what they had brought in for show-and-tell.

Therefore, when it came time for her to decide what item she wanted to bring in for her day, it was a major decision for her. After pondering each stuffed animal or toy, she just wasn't satisfied with any of them and I could see her starting to fret as it wasn't long before she had to head out the door.

As luck would have it, I had just the thing to show her that I knew she would be absolutely thrilled with: My Pet Firefly by Gemmy.

My Pet Firefly reviewFor the past 25 years, Gemmy Industries Corporation has been the premier industry trendsetter in the fields of holiday home decor, advanced animatronics, and unforgettable novelty items. After the many positive reactions to their Butterfly Collection, which give the appearance of a real butterfly in a jar, My Pet Firefly was was added to the family.

At first glance, this jar appeared to be not much more than a traditional, old-fashioned canning jar with a lid. But one tap unlocks the magic and kids (and adults) of all ages are mesmerized by the comically-styled firefly as it realistically flits and flies around inside.

My Pet Firefly My Pet Firefly My Pet Firefly

It truly took around half a second from the moment that Big Sister E saw the blue glow and flicker before her face lit up into a huge smile. The luminosity created an eye-catching light effect and the flickering and tapping really does look as though we've caught a live lightning bug from out in our yard (something she has a great time doing but then is also a little scared when it actually happens).

Having immediately decided that yes, this was the perfect item to bring in for show-and-tell, when I picked Big Sister E up that day she couldn't stop talking about how much her teachers and friends were amazed at My Pet Firefly. She proceeded to happily place the jar next to her bed (it makes a uniquely interactive nightlight) and both she and Little Sister B have found it just as incredible in the days that have followed.

Whether in the light or tucked away in the dark...

My Pet Firefly...My Pet Firefly has proved to be a big hit for everyone who has seen it. The girls can often be found just sitting in front of the jar tap, tap, tapping on it and then watching wide-eyed as the firefly flits around and makes its soft tinkling sounds as it bumps against the sides.

Available in green, blue and pink, all that these require are three AA batteries (which come included and installed) and a little imagination and you have a gift that is sure to amaze for years to come. Retailing for $14.99, My Pet Firefly is available at Cracker Barrel and Kmart stores nationwide.

For everything from Halloween costumes to outdoor living items to the magic of butterflies and fireflies, Gemmy has a wide selection of products that are sure to delight the lucky recipient (even if that's you). And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to share the enchantment of these unique pets as well, because...

One lucky person will win a My Pet Firefly from Gemmy!

My Pet Firefly giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Gemmy and tell me another of their innovative and unique items that you would like to own.

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 Gemmy on Twitter and/or Like them 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!

Amazingly eye-catching and fun: WIN a My Pet Firefly from Gemmy and capture the magic! http://bit.ly/pVO1Mu @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
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Giveaway will end on September 13th 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 residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Gemmy for providing a My Pet Firefly for review as well as 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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TyNapier said...

I would like to own the light up halloween costume

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i get your email
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I entered the ultimate green giveaway
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i entered the swiss colony snowman truffles
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Emily faliLV said...

I like the LED Solar decorative Jars!!
So cool!
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I like Gemmy on FB
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Anonymous said...

I'd like the Butterfly Collection™ - Yellow Swallowtail.

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Anonymous said...

I entered the Gummy Lump giveaway.

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Lori said...

Hi! I would love to get a light up cape costume from gemmy...Txs for the giveaway!

Ali said...

I like the blue morpho butterfly collection! how neat!
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Jolanthe said...

The butterfly in the jar looks amazing as well. Glad to hear the firefly is at Cracker Barrel. I'll have to check it out! :)

Crystal said...

I like the inflatable movie screen!
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Emily said...

The butterfly in the jar is cool! =)

Philena said...

I would like the sparkle sculpture flamingo or the light-up costumes; really unique products!

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Crafty said...

I would alsos like the Butterfly Collection™ – Pink Morpho

kathy said...

I love these! I can see why your daughters loved them too.

I visited the Gemmy website and really liked their light up costumes - that would be fun to wear. nobleone@att.net

Crafty said...

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Rita M said...

I'd love to own their Solar LED Luminaries.
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Rita M said...

I follow Gemmy on Twitter - @4emsmom
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Rita M said...

I entered the Swiss Colony Snowman Truffles Giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

Gemmy Has to make more products here in America with full function all purpose Magic Lights

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dddiva said...

I also like the Light String – Mult-colored Lanterns
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Risingsouth said...

I would love to have the Butterfly Collection™ – Blue Morpho for my girls.

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I follow Gemmy on FB.

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I am a subscriber by e-mail.

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Renfie said...

I like the Butterfly Collection

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I am a subscribe by Rss.

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Renfie said...

I subscribe by email

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I subscribe by rss, Google Reader

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Lori A. said...

I like the Light-Up costumes!
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I entered the Pampers Cruisers giveaway
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janicebudgellpollard said...

Another item I like is the Butterfly Collection– Blue Morpho
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I follow Gemmy on twitter
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I also entered the coca cola giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

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kygirl said...

I like the blue morpho butterfly
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D.Calvert said...

OMG! I love this company I will have to shop, thanks for introducing me to them! I like the inflateable TV screen for outdoors!

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s said...

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Robin Quick said...

I like the Airblown Archway Haunted House


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maria g said...

I like the Butterfly Collection Pink Morpho. Very pretty.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to have the butterfly collection.

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Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

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chelsei said...

I would like to own the pink butterfly pet in a jar.
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Crafty said...

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Tristan said...

I loke the monarch butterfly in a jar!

Tristan said...

I entered your Guidecraft giveaway too.

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly collection. Thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to own the Butterfly Collection™ – Blue Morpho.

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intensev5 said...

I also like the Animated Airblown® Black Cat -- great for halloween. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

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Michele B said...

I would love the butterfly!

Michele B said...

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Valerie Thorp said...

I love the light strings on Gemmy!
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Valerie Thorp said...

Shadow play luminaries would also be a delightful backyard addition and fun for my kids.
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Valerie Thorp said...

Light up the butterfly would be loved by my sons!
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Valerie Thorp said...

Light up the party suits would be a ton of fun.
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Selinda said...

I love the Animated Airblown® Pirate Ship!

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