Monday, July 20, 2009

Chicco - Talking Vacation Car Giveaway ******Updated with winner



*********Congratulations to lucky commenter number 12, Nad!

Having just come back from a family vacation, I know the stress of wanting to keep children entertained while in transit.

Prior to our first time traveling with the twins several years ago, I asked everyone and read everything I could get my hands on in an effort to make sure that we weren't those parents(you know the harried, sweating, stressed out parents with the unhappy, bawling kids). It was then that I came upon the best recommendation I could have ever imagined. That recommendation: To bring a brand new toy that the kids have never seen - worked like a charm.

Enter the brilliant minds at Chicco and their Talking Vacation Car. Yay for Chicco for being in tune to what we parents and our kiddos want and producing some of the highest quality, fun and educational toys for babies and kids.

The Talking Vacation Car is a convertible car with flashing headlights and working wheels that not only helps your child develop language skills in English and Spanish, it has 3 different modes to help them discover new words, complete stories and solve riddles. It's bright,colorful and full of fun sound effects to keep the kiddos (don't worry parents, there is volume control) entertained. For children 18 months and up the Talking Vacation Car will be yours (and your childrens)best travel buddy.

And you can win one here. Simply leave a comment telling me your best (or worst) vacation story and you'll be entered to win. One winner will be chosen at random from all comments received by 7/28.

For extra entries
1 entry - Tweet the contest
2 entries - Blog the giveaway

Please be sure to leave a comment for each entry method and a valid email address so I can contact you if you've won.

47 comments:

marybelle said...

Worst vacation ever:when I was in high school my boyfriend & HIS PARENTS camped out at our vacation spot. After such close quarters I never wanted to see him again. Truly a nightmare!! Funny now though.

marypres(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather Brandt said...

One of the worst vacation memories I have is of when my father accidentally ended up at the airport in Nashville, TN and he couldn't figure out how to get back on the interstate. We went through the airport at least 3 times and he actually paid the parking attendent for circling through the parking lot 2 times. The parking attendent had mercy on him the 3rd time.

heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot)net

The Dreamer said...

Let's see. Worst vacay: we went to the beach - our first vacation in 5 years and within 1 hour of being there I fell and broke my right foot and sprained my left ankle. End of vacation. :(

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

The Dreamer said...

http://twitter.com/addeviant/status/2757463083

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Meredith said...

Worst vacation ever was as a child and our car got broken into and we had to drive all over the beach trying to find someone to replace it.

Kristie said...

I think the best vacation was probably when we took the camper and went with my grandparents to the east coast. Not only was it beautiful, but it is a great memory of my grandparents who have now passed away.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kim said...

My best memory was digging for diamonds in Arkansas... we thought we'd hit it big!! we didn't. But it was fun!

Kim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/2759752848

Melissa said...

Best vacation ever was a trip to Disneyworld with my whole family, my Mom, in laws, cousins and my husband! It was great to be with everyone!

Melissa said...

Tweet RE http://bit.ly/ObI7i

suburban prep said...

The worst vacation was when I was about 10. It was toward the end of the vacation . let's just say I fell off a jeep and split open my knee and chipped the knee cap. My mother is a nurse and we were quite a ways from any medical facility. She had to pick out the stones and use hydrogen peroxide and a hose to get it sterile. It was bandaged. A day or two later we saw my uncle who is a doctor and he said it was one of the best cleanings of such a wound.
This was many yrs ago but I still remember the sting and the pain.

Nad said...

My worst vacation was actually my honeymoon. I caught the flu from my hubby's nephew and nieces who were my ring bearer and flower girls at our wedding, and spent the first 3 days of my honeymoon puking and in bed. Poor hubby too!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Dayna said...

The worst vacation I have ever been on was when my dad took the whole family an a cruse for Christmas and I was sea sick the whole time! I have never been more miserable!

Dayna said...

Tweeted

Twitter name- Baynaboo

Dayna said...

Blogged about giveaway

Dayna said...

blogged about giveaway #2

judybrittle said...

My best vacation was the time my husband let me go to Las Vegas with my parents while he stayed home with our 3 daughters. It was just so great being with my parents for 3 whole days in an exciting city. We were only there a few minutes and while waiting for our room I put a dollar in a Keno machine and immediately won $250.00. That was fun
Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/2766726032

Leonard Family said...

We just had our WORST vacation EVER! Our 21 month old daughter refused to sleep, or eat. I had to sleep with her which was terrible & I didn't sleep. She was crabby all day long because she was either exhausted or hungry. I think she was cutting a new tooth. The screaming fits were terrible. I was never so glad to be home!

Isabel said...

I got car sick when riding in the back of the truck (hey, it was the 70's...that was allowed back then). My parents didn't want to stop. So my mom gave me a ziploc bag to throw up in. And then she threw it out the window.

E-gads!

GabbyLowe said...

A few years ago I won a free trip to Orlando to go to Sea World. They set us up in a beautiful hotel right across the street and we had a special dinner with Shamoo with just our family where we got to pet him. It was a great experience.

timmiedeluca@comcast.net

GabbyLowe said...

http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/2786539635

Tweeted

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pierce said...

My best is we went up to niagara falls and stayed with our family and had some great meals and rode maid in the mist

daer0n said...

Worst vacation i've had was when my family and i went on a vacation trip to Mazatlan mexico, and we ended up having to go home after two or three days because they had a hurricane warning and the people from the hotel we were staying at sent everyone home because of that!

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/2787670162

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/chicco-talking-vacation-car-summer.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
#1

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/chicco-talking-vacation-car-summer.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
#2

Anonymous said...

My best vacation story was when DH (boyfriend at the time) and I went to South Padre Island. We went to dinner at a nice italian restaurant and then on a dolphin watch cruise. He was acting really strange the whole time. When we got back to our hotel room he got down on one knee and proposed! He said he had been carrying the ring around all day and was waiting for the perfect moment! Obviously I'll never forget that trip!

jamie5315@hotmail.com

Dawn said...

Worst vacation..I went with my sister to the Dominican Republic. I got sun poisoning after being on a snorkel day trip. I couldn't go out and my sister took care of me. My face blew up like a balloon!
dawnie1973@aol.com

cdziuba said...

Best vacation: Our first trip to Disney World in Florida. The entire trip, every single second, was magical. The parades made me cry!

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2800439293


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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com

Blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/07/chicco-talking-vacation-car-giveaway.html

cdziuba said...

Forgot to put my email in my first post, but if you click on my name, it's clearly visible in my profile. cdziuba@aol.com

wigget said...

we were just on vacation with the in-laws. i was so frazzled from stress and lack of sleep i think i yelled at the kids every 10 minutes

Katrina said...

my best would be when I was little and we went panning for gold...I was in heaven....

Abby said...

worst vacation: crammed in a two door honda civic with 5 adults going from Texas to Michigan. that right there should be enough reason as to why it was the worst vacation!!!

thanks for the chance!

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Abby said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/peresab/status/2841391406

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tbonegrl said...

worst vacation trip yet was last year's annual trip to Florida (from OH) to visit the inlaws. Rough ride with our twins. I am nervouse b/c we leave next week for trip #2 with them!!!

janetfaye said...

Best vacation was our family reunion at my sister's house two years ago.

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Ann(ie) said...

Best vacay ever was when I was a kid and my folks surprised us on Christmas day with a trip to Disneyland....we flew out that night. It's such a fun memory that I hope to re-create for my kids one day!!!

Anne said...

best vacation ever for me was last year disneyland with my kids (and hubby) for 3 days! I've grown up in ca, so I already experienced going to disneyland, but the vacations are like 20 times funner! and it was so neat to see both of my children enjoying it for the first time!

Anne said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/2880327455

Xenia said...

Worst vacation was when I was about 12 and my mom, 16-year-old brother, and I drove to Montana (from MN) to visit my aunt. My brother was just learning to drive a stick shift, so we drove really slow and it took forever to get there. When we finally did, my grandmother had arrived also and my aunt and grandmother proceeded to fight and yell at each other the entire time we were there. Plus, it was a tiny town in Montana so there was absolutely nothing to do. Then we had the long drive home. It was horrible.

Thanks for bringing up such good memories!
xpsundell at gmail dot com

Renee said...

Camping--so cold we had to sleep in my husband's work van and take turns waking up to turn the heater on and off so we wouldn't freeze or run out of gas. I try really hard not to think about that horrible weekend I spent shivering and wondering whose idea it had been to go camping in early March.

Andrea B said...
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Andrea B said...

I remember having good times camping with my family when I was in junior high. Those were the best. Now, I'd never go camping. Too many bugs. And I'm scared of bears.
dearandrea
at sbcglobal.net

tina said...

worst vacation a camping trip my husband and i went on are car broke down we were stranded for hours in the heat terrible heat and when we got there it was a tornado warning it stormed so bad are tent leaked bad bad bad we had to sleep in the truck we have not been camping since thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com