Friday, January 11, 2013

Philanthropic, Educational and Adorable: Monkeez Makes a Difference {Review, Giveaway & Coupon Code}

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There are some toys that are there purely for entertainment, which is completely fine. It is a toy, after all.

Then there are those that fall into the "educational toys" category, which are a great addition to any child's life seeing as they are fun while also encouraging learning at the same time.

But what if there was something more? What if there was a way to provide kids with a toy that they could enjoy playing with while, at the same time, helping to instill a sense of compassion? One that gives knowledge and a feeling of global responsibility? Inspiration and encouragement to take action in their own community and give back all over the world?

Sounds like it wouldn't be a toy that kids would really want to play with... until you see how completely adorable the Genuine Monkeez and Friends collection is and realize that, combined with the online games, real-life Do Good challenges and special donations, Monkeez Makes a Difference can truly teach children the importance of philanthropy to last a lifetime.

Monkeez Makes a Difference

A first-of-its-kind innovative and interactive experience, Monkeez Makes a Difference teaches kids the importance of helping others through kid-friendly methods. In today's day and age, parents everywhere are on the lookout for ways in which to discuss and demonstrate what it means to think of others — and the Monkeez and Friends are the perfect way to start.

The first step is to select a colorful plush pal to bring home to delight the child in your life. While this sounds like an easy task, there are more then 90 designs in multiple sizes to choose from... and each one is more adorable than the next!

Monkeys, owls, bears, lions, dogs, cats, pigs, cows, kangaroos, koalas, alligators, hedgehogs, elephants, hipps, frogs, raccoons... the list truly seems endless.

Ranging in four sizes (Mini, Small, Medium and Large) and made from soft, cuddly fabric, the animals themselves retail anywhere between $7.99 and $114.99 from MonkeezAndFriends.com and independent retailers across the country.

However, once your child's new stuffed pal arrives, that's far from the end of the story.

Each specially marked character comes with a unique online game activation code right on the tag. Kids (and their parents) simply follow the instructions on the tag to visit the website and enter the code to see videos about the charities that partner with Monkeez Makes a Difference: Samaritan's Purse, Alex's Lemonade Stand and Best Friends Animal Society.

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After learning about these three amazing organizations, your child can select which one will receive a donation of 10% of the wholesale cost of their new Monkeez pal.

Along with the knowledge of doing a great deed, this donation also unlocks an interactive and educational online world for children to play games, have fun and, most importantly, learn more about what they can do to help others.

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But Monkeez Makes a Difference doesn't stop with just a wonderful, generous donation!

Along with showing your child the importance of helping others around the world, Monkeez extends the experience to their own life as well, helping children realize that they too can make a difference at home, at school and in their communities each and every day through Do Good Cards.

Monkeez Do Good Cards

Available in 15 difference packs, each Do Good Card set contains challenges that consist of simple, but meaningful tasks such as:
  • We are responsible for taking care of the Earth. Check your house for leaky faucets and turn them off to save water. 
  • Memorize your parents' cell phone and home phone numbers.
  • We all have things that we do not really need. Look for something in your room that you do not need. Ask your parents for their permission to give it to someone who needs it.
  • Manners are so important. They really need to become a habit. Chew with your mouth closed today!
When your child has completed each challenge and talked about the experience (what a great way to really show kids what a difference even the smallest gestures and actions and can do!), they can then take the trading card and redeem it online for Monkeez Island game incentives.

All in all, I love the way that Monkeez Makes a Difference has created such a great way to not only give back, but to empower children to do the same. It is never too early to teach kids about thinking of others and making the world a better place, so by allowing them to decide which charity they would like to support, providing them with games and lessons that reinforce positive messages, and encouraging philanthropy within themselves, it all adds up to a gift that keeps on giving!

And if that kind of wisdom can be passed on to my kids all by providing them with a high quality, well-made, extremely cute stuffed friend to love, then that's just even more reason to smile.

Monkeez review

To find out much more about Monkeez Makes a Difference, the Monkeez and Friends collection, Do Good Cards, and how this unique and interactive program can help instill philanthropic values to last a lifetime, visit MonkeezAndFriends.com.

Plus, why not save some money at the same time? From now until December 30, 2013, simply enter the coupon code LOVE at checkout and save 20% off of your cute Monkeez purchase!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to provide the child in their life with a fun and meaningful gift as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of small Monkeez and Friends stuffed plush!

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A big thank you to Monkeez Makes a Difference for providing two plush and a selection of Do Good Cards for me to review as well as the small plush 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.

180 comments:

Ann Fantom said...

I like the "Cookie" Medium Cow

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Fritz frog

julie said...

Keegan is sooooo cute !!

Tammy Shelton said...

Andrew The Blue Monkey...for my 5 yr old Grandson Andrew... perfect!

M Louise Cunningham said...

That little hedgehog is adorable!

Yona Williams said...

Pearl the Pig

strawberry said...

Chester small purple polkadot monkey. For my grandson

Leah CB said...

My favorite is "Hildy" Medium Hedgehog.

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like Hildy the Hedgehog

trisha said...

"Finnegan" Medium Blue Monkey

Elaine said...

I like Henri and Trisha

Carole Ingram said...

"Fletcher" Medium Blue Monkey :)

Gala said...

"Carlton" Large Cow is adoraaaaable

Janet W. said...

"Jo Jo" Small Green Monkey is my favorite!
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apple blossom said...

hard decision to choose
I think the frog, rabbit, hedgehog and elephant are cute love blue monkey too

Connie Gruning said...

I would love to have "Digby" Medium Dog. So cute!!
Thank you for the chance.

jenny green said...

I like Andrew he is tooo cute

Chelle Thompson said...

"Hailey" Small Americana Monkey

Tamar said...

I like Charlie

Debby Chandler said...

I just love either the Gerrad Large Giraffe or the Henry Large Hippo.

Rhe Christine said...

I love Gerrad the Giraffe!

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Debra Welle said...

I LOVE Reagan the Medium Owl

Carolyn said...

Love Elmer the elephant

Ken Ohl said...

hailey small monkey my niece would love, thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Cserafini said...

I like hildy the hedgehog.

Marissa M said...

"Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey

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Kayla said...

I like Cookie the cow! :)

Shari Klyn said...

I love "Aggie" Large Purple Zig-Zag Monkey.

scottsgal said...

Rascal the racoon is cute
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Heather McDougle said...

i like "ozzie" small octopus

dawn keenan said...

My favorite is the hedgehog!

mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite is Andrew

kim burnett said...

Pearl the Pig

Renee G said...

I like "Baxter" Medium Bear
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Colleen M said...

I like their Tuttle Medium Turtle - so cute!

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Dave said...

Hildy the Hedgehog

Gina F. said...

My favorite is the "Fritz" Small Frog.

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Leslie Galloway said...

I love Cookie the Cow!

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Renee Walters said...

My favorite is "Hildy" the Hedgehog. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
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sweepmom said...

I like Junior.

♥ LLL with Leslie ♥ said...

"Lottie" Medium Lavender Polka-Dot Monkey

Mary Somerville said...

Jasper the monkey is my favorite critter!

Melissa said...

Hildy the hedgehog

Debra said...

Cookie the Cow is cute

carolwegs said...

I like charlie. thanks

Lina said...

i like "babe" small green striped monkey

Julie said...

my daughter would luv DOTTIE:)

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Sarah Walker said...

My favorite plush is "Andrew" Medium Blue Monkey

Sarah Walker said...

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Rita M said...

I like "Gabby" the Small Red Monkey.

kelly thompson said...

cookie medium cow!

Courtney said...

Aw, it's really hard to pick just one. I like Pugsly, Kit, and Henry.

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Sandra Davis said...

i like Gabby the small red monkey

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melissa griffith said...

I like kooky the koala.

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emeraldmaz said...

I like Fritz the small frog.

Growl Tiger said...

I like cookie the cow

Sharon Kaminski said...

like "Aggie" Large Purple Zig-Zag Monkey

Nikki Krutz said...

we like clover, carlton, and cookie the cows :)

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

I like "Addison" Medium Orange Monkey

Chelsea said...

I love the "Aggie" Large Purple Zig-Zag Monkey

Nichol Tone said...

I like pearl

Leslie S. said...

I love "Junior" the small Giraffe. He's simply adorable!

Kimberly said...

I like Chester the Monkey

Danielle Lima said...

I think "Kit" Medium Cat is so cute

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I like the Andrew Monkey

Ariel said...

I like the elephant and hedgehog ones the best!

HollyO said...

Dotty the Large Polka Dot monkey would be my 5YO's fave, b/c she's a girl, she's purple, & she's a monkey!

Jordan Young said...

I like "Kit" Medium Cat.

ReviewsSheROTE said...

"Pugsly" Medium Panda Bear

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I like Chester the small purple polka dot monkey.
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Julie Rupert said...

I like Casey

Anonymous said...

I like Andrew
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Ciara B. said...

"Andrew" Medium Blue Monkey

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LesleyfromWI said...

I like Babe small green

Helen Keeler said...

I like the "Lance" Medium Lion.

Helen Keeler said...

I like the "Lance" Medium Lion.

Cathy said...

I love "Carlton" the large cow.

ann said...

Freddy the medium frog

Joseph Skidmore said...

Hildy the Hedgehog (medium)

Lauren Rochon said...

My favorite is Henri the Hedgehog.

steve stone said...

little hedgehog is the cool one
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SueZH said...

CHESTER

Candice said...

I like Baxter.

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Cookie the medium cow

Audra Weathers said...

I like Khloe the mini teal koala bear.

Terri C. McMillan said...

Bailey monkey

Michelle S said...

I love Fritz, the small frog - but really they are all adorable!

darce said...

I dig "Babe", the Small Green Striped Monkey

Laura said...

Its so hard to pick a favorite! I love them ALL! I think Doogan, the small dog, would be a huge hit with my daughter.

Jennifer said...

Carlton, large cow!

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

"Aggie" Large Purple Zig-Zag Monkey

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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kirsten perez said...

the little pig

kirsten perez said...

the little pig

ape2016 said...

Kiwi the Kangaroo

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like "Cookie" Medium Cow

Kristen said...

I like Harold the cute hippo!

Erika P. said...

I like Kooky the Koala

Jessica Snook said...

"Chester" Small Purple Polka-Dot Monkey

barbara stenby said...

I love them all but my son picked "Hildy" Medium Hedgehog

sa cullum said...

The blue monkey is my favorite

Elle S. said...

I like Ollie the octopus!
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Lisa R said...

Cookie the Medium Cow and Ozzie the Small Octopus

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Alice Carey said...

I like Trisha the owl :)

Brittany said...

I like Chester!

Sue Hull said...

I love Fritz the small frog.My neices would love the monkey's.These are so cute! Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

Jan Lee said...

I like Henry the Large Hippo :)

Phoenix said...

Elmer, Kieko, Lance & several others!

Susan Cook said...

Cookie the cow

Nikki S. said...

I love "Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey.

Christina Carattini said...

I like Percy the Medium Pig

Heidi said...

I like "Addison" Medium Orange Monkey. Thanks.
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Gina H. said...

"Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey

Anonymous said...

I would love to own an adorable monkey that looks just like my boss, and perhaps is just as dumb!drmrs 1/21/2013

Paul T / Pauline T said...

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Terri said...

I love "Roonia" Small Kangaroo Set/2.

Allison Downes said...

I love the "Hildy" Medium Hedgehog

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lloyd Family said...

i love freddy the frog - ADORABLE!

Kelly Massman said...

"Reggie" Medium Rabbit or one of the hedgehogs; these are all darn adorable!

rene m said...

i love pearl the pig

Michelle Dehowy said...

I like "Ozzie" Small Octopus.

CarrieAnn13 said...

love hildy the hedgehog

Stacey V said...

I like Harper the Hippo and Hildy the Hedgehog...too cute!

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Vikki Billings said...

I love "Hobart" Medium Green Zig-Zag Monkey.
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sohamolina said...

"Baxter" Medium Bear

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like Casey the medium blue sock monkey!

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AngelWinner said...

"Digby" Medium Dog!

Kimberly B said...

Ollie the octopus, so unique

Brooke Adametz said...

I love Cookie the Medium Cow!

dottienielsen said...

I love carlton the cow

Louise Brimsley (Cynthia Brinsley said...

I love Raegan the Owl

Jessica said...

I like Peter the Panda
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candykitn said...

The medium cow is adorable!

cathy henatyszen said...

http://b2c.monkeezandfriends.com/products/738-casey-medium-blue-sock-monkey.aspx

Evelyn B said...

I CANT DECIDE :( I think Clover the Cow!

Miriam Seitler said...

Henri is so cute!

MRWriter said...

I think Doogan the Dog is cute!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

"Aggie" Large Purple Zig-Zag Monkey
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Christine Cunliffe said...

I want one!

Rebecca O said...

I like Gibb the small gator!

mtbears819 said...

"Baxter" Medium Bear is my favorite-Dorothy Deakyne

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I would choose Finnegan the small Blue Monkey.

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corey1971 said...

Casey Medium Blue (Corey Olomon)

Jennifer R said...

My favorite is "Jo Jo - the small green monkey".

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like Pugsley the medium panda

Penny said...

I like the Carlton Cow!

Linda said...

Baxter the Medium Bear.
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Leslie said...

"Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey

Ruben Ramos said...

cookie the cow

Gennie Lancaster said...

"Aggie" the monkey.

Kari Flores said...

I like "Hailey" the Small Americana Monkey.

Kat said...

I like the freddy frogs

Holly Kennedy said...

I like ZuZu the zebra.

Alison said...

Peter the Panda is pretty cute!

kathy pease said...

I love the "Chester" Small Purple Polka-Dot Monkey

Michelle L said...

My favorite is Kerby the Koala.

Jennifer Q. said...

My son would absolutely love the fiinnegan medium Blue Monkey!!

Sylvia Ortiz said...

My favorite Monkeez is "Nelson" Small Monkey.

Leslie Fox said...

I like sammy the monkey.

peppersalt said...

I like Andrew, the blue monkey.

kat said...

Love the "Lance" Medium Lion.

Diana Stanhope said...

I like the small Penelope in pink.

Beck James said...

Andrew The Blue Monkey

ossmcalc said...

I like Andrew The Blue Monkey for my grandson.

Karen Propes said...

They are all so adorable, she likes Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey.
Thanks for the chance.
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shanta spradlin said...

"Cookie" Medium Cow

Michelle Dement said...

i would like to have the Lottie" Medium Lavender Polka-Dot Monkey

candy said...

I like Junior the small giraffe wilcarvic
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Sara Naderer said...

I like Fletcher the Monkey

Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite is the "Baxter" Medium Bear
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c allen said...

"Charlie" Medium Purple Polka-Dot Monkey is my fave thanks crystal allen

Charlene said...

My fave is the "Gerrard" Large Giraffe :)

michedt said...

I absolutely love "Freddy" Medium Frog.
Michelle Tucker

jakiesmom said...

casey medium blue sock monkey

Christie said...

I really like the "Cookie" Medium Cow

Elizabeth Miller said...

Digby the dog.

Breanne said...

Carlton

sarah79harding said...

I like Emily the elephant

lilyk said...

I love the "Hildy" Medium Hedgehog plush!