Friday, October 09, 2009
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Review & Contest Giveaway - CONTEST ENDED!!!!
A few months ago I had the opportunity to receive a new toy for me (and Jacob) to try out and test. I received it back in August but with so much going on (MIL visiting, back to school, weddings etc) I haven't had time to write about it until now.
I've loved hamsters ever since I was in elementary school and we had a live hamster in Mr. Steven's class. Charlie was a very kid friendly hamster since he was always getting played with. So then I convinced my parents to let me buy a real hamster. And guess what? My real hamster wasn't as friendly as Charlie. I found out that real hamsters have sharp teeth and can bite. Plus I had to clean the cage with all those poopies, feed him, listen to him running on his wheel all night long. Worry about him when we went on vacation etc etc. Then have to deal with him when he died, since live hamsters generally only live a few years.
So I guess what I liked was the *idea* of having a hamster, but what I really wanted was all those fancy Habitrail tubes and fun gadgets for it, but without the hassle. But my parents were too frugal to let me buy all those cool Habitrail tubes and such. (So I saved empty paper towel rolls and tried to make my own version - but it didn't last long since, duh, live hamsters like to chew.
So...when I heard about the opportunity to test out a new toy hamster, I jumped at the opportunity and the company sent me (I mean Jacob) two Zhu Zhu pets (Mr. Squiggles and Chunk) plus a ton of accessories.
They're for age 4 and up (so I fall into the "and up" category). Best part? They don't bite, they don't stink, they are cute, they don't die (you can always replace the 2 AA batteries), you don't need a pet-sitter when you go on vacation. No food to buy. No cage to clean. Jacob is 9 but he likes playing with them (when I'm not.)
The accessories include ramps and slides, balls, garage & cars, etc etc etc. Setting up the accessories needs help from an adult. And of course an adult needs to remove the Zhu Zhu from the packaging due to the tie-wraps in the packaging. The Zhu Zhus explore better on hard floors than carpeting.
Toys R Us has announced Zhu Zhu Pets as one of the Hot Holiday toys for 2009
The Zhu Zhu company is allowing me to run a contest here on my blog to giveaway one Zhu Zhu hamster plus a slide/ramp. There is about 10 different Zhu Zhu hamsters, all with their own personality and name.
To enter, just post a response to this posting and tell me who you would give your Zhu Zhu to, or if you would keep it for yourself. And also post your email address if you are posting anonymously - so that I have an easy way of contacting you via email. If I don't see an easy way to contact the winner, I will draw another number and try again. Enter by midnight (EST) October 17. One entry per person. USA only. The winner will have to provide me with your name & address which I will pass onto the promotions company for Zhu Zhu Pets. The Zhu Zhu will be mailed directly from them.
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE TO RESPOND - you are entitled to come back later before the contest ends and post a SECOND time to increase your chances of winning. This is for the first 10 who respond only. Everyone else just gets one chance to win.
One winner will be chosen randomly on October 18 and notified that day.
p.s. Here is a video that I took of my Zhu Zhus enjoying life here at the castle - so you know they really do what they do in the commercial.
THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST HAS ENDED
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 8:41 AM