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Evenflo Transitions Combination Seat Giveaway – USA & CANADA!

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Even though it’s our 7th “Blogiversary”, this celebration isn’t about us – it’s about you. We know we’re lucky to have so many awesome readers and followers who all care deeply about keeping kids safe in motor vehicles. We want to reward you for supporting us throughout these past 7 years and the best reward we could think of was another fabulous giveaway promotion for our readers on both sides of the border!

Evenflo Transitions - MercuryFor this week’s giveaway promotion we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Evenflo to offer two new Evenflo Transitions combination seats in the “Mercury” fashion – one for USA and one just for Canada!

Evenflo Transitions Specs:

  • 5-point harness: Forward-facing only for kids 22-65 lbs., at least 1 year old, height 28- 50″ tall (Please note – it is recommended that all kids under 24 months ride in a rear-facing carseat. For this reason we recommend the Evenflo Transitions for kids who are at least 2 years old.)
  • Booster mode with vehicle lap/shoulder belt: 40-120 lbs., at least 4 years old, height 44 – 57″

Evenflo Transitions Features:

  • 4 harness height positions
  • 2 crotch strap/buckle positions
  • Push-on lower LATCH anchor “Quick Connectors”  (LATCH limit is 45 lbs.)
  • Deep head wings for enhanced side-impact protection
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam
  • Steel reinforced frame
  • Height-adjustable head support
  • Recline feature on base (reclined position required for kids under 40 lbs.)
  • Harness strap covers (required for kids under 40 lbs.)
  • Buckle Pockets
  • Dual integrated cup holders
  • FAA approved for use in aircraft (with 5-pt harness)
  • 8 year lifespan before expiration

We have a full review of the Evenflo Transitions here:  http://carseatblog.com/33748/evenflo-transitions-3-in-1-combination-seat-review-safe-sleek-stylish/

Evenflo Transitions Giveaway – USA

To enter you MUST leave a comment on this blog and then click on Rafflecopter to qualify yourself. For extra entries, follow the Rafflecopter instructions and visit our Facebook page, visit the Evenflo Facebook page and tweet about our giveaway! You also get additional entries for each time a friend enters our giveaway using the unique URL you receive from Rafflecopter when you enter. Share it on social media for up to 10 additional entries!

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Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms) – Winner must have a USA shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded; specifically in the graphite fashion. You are not eligible if you have won a carseat or any sponsored giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2014 or 2015 (our own giveaways of goody bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count. We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason. The contest will close on September 13, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

Evenflo Transitions Giveaway – CANADA

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Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms) – Winner must have Canadian shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded; specifically in the graphite fashion. You are not eligible if you have won a carseat or any sponsored giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2014 or 2015 (our own giveaways of goody bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count. We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason. The contest will close on September 13, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

Evenflo Transitions - 4 yo 2 Evenflo Transitions - HBB 9yo

Chicco KidFit Booster Giveaway

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Our Blogiversary Celebration continues! We’re thanking our loyal readers and followers for supporting us throughout the last 7 years and we know the best way to say “thank you” is with more awesome giveaways!

This week we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Chicco USA to give away one KidFit Booster in the winner’s choice of fashion. There are now three stylish Chicco KidFit fashions – Amethyst, Coupe & Paprika!

Chicco KidFit - Amethyst Chicco KidFit - Coupe stock Chicco Kidfit - paprika original

KidFit Specs & Features:

  • Highback Mode: 30-100 lbs.; 38-57” tall; at least 4 years old and can sit relatively still and properly in a seatbelt at all times
  • Backless Mode: 40-110 lbs. plus all the other requirements listed for highback mode
  • 10 height positions
  • Lower LATCH anchor attachments
  • 2-position backrest to match vehicle seat position/contour
  • Headrest fully lined with thick EPS foam
  • Dual cupholders made of flexible rubber material
  • Unique shoulder belt guide design

For all the KidFit details check out our complete review:

Chicco KidFit Booster Review – The Trifecta is Complete!

Chicco KidFit Booster Giveaway:

  • To enter, you MUST leave a comment below and then click on Rafflecopter to qualify yourself
  • For extra entries, be sure follow the Rafflecopter instructions to visit our Facebook page, visit the Chicco USA Facebook page and tweet about the giveaway!
  • You also get additional entries for each time a friend enters our giveaway using the unique URL you receive from Rafflecopter when you enter. Share it on facebook and social media for up to 10 additional entries!

Now for the fine print –  winner must have a USA shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count. We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason. The contest will close on September 6, 2015 and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected.

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Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Harness Booster Preview

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tranzitionsPutting the unpopular and confusing name spelling aside for a moment, the new Tranzitions seat from Graco is a very welcome addition to the current combination seat (aka harness/booster) market. Why? Because the current offerings for combination seats under $100 are slim and all fall short in some major way. Up until now there hasn’t been one easy-to-install, easy-to-use combination seat that functioned well in all modes and has good longevity both as a forward-facing 5-point harness and also as a booster – all for less than $100. Fortunately, I think that’s about to change!

Tranzitions is a forward-facing only combination seat (Graco refers to it as a “Harness Booster”) that can be used with the 5-point harness and also as a belt-positioning booster. In booster mode you have the option to use the seat with the back (highback booster) or without the back (backless booster). I like to think of combination seats as “Stage 3″ seats that are most appropriate for kids over age 2 who have outgrown their convertible seats. Despite being labeled as a 3-in-1 carseat, the Tranzitions cannot be used rear-facing which is confusing for many parents who have come to associate the term “3-in-1″ with a product that can be used rear-facing, forward-facing and as a booster. If you’re looking for a rear-facing/forward-facing/booster seat, see our reviews of the Graco 4Ever All-in-One and Graco Milestone All-in-One.

Graco Tranzitions Spec & Features:

  • Forward-facing with 5-pt harness: 22-65 lbs.
  • Highback Booster: 30 – 100 lbs.
  • Backless Booster: 40 – 100 lbs.
  • No rethread harness with 8 height positions
  • Dual cup holders (outer plastic portion can be dismantled if space is more important than a functioning cupholder)
  • Machine washable cover
  • Open loop shoulder belt guide for highback booster mode
  • Babies R Us exclusive (for now)
  • Available October
  • Lifespan is 7 years from date of manufacture
  • MSRP $99

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Graco Tranzitions Measurements:

  • Top harness slot: 18″
  • Top shoulder belt guide height for highback mode: 19.5″ to belt guide opening
  • Width across armrests: 18″
  • Seating area depth: 13″
  • Crotch strap/buckle positions: 6″, 7.5″
  • Widest area (across cupholders): 19″
  • Width at bottom of base (widest part):  17″

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Graco TranzitionsA note about the energy-absorbing properties of a blow molded shell:
Blow molding is a manufacturing process by which hollow plastic parts are formed. The blow molded headrest on Tranzitions has an interior and exterior wall with a void (air) between them. This design absorbs energy in a controlled manner very similar to having an EPS/EPP foam liner. Graco uses a drop test procedure that measures G forces to validate the effectiveness of this design.

We tested both with an EPS head rest and also the blow molded head rest, both at the back most surface and the side wings. The results on repeated testing shows that this wall of the blow molded seat represents very similar G values as we see on the existing head rests with an EPS liner.

Some final thoughts on the name “Tranzitions”. Considering that Evenflo already has a combination seat on the market called “Transitions”, I can’t say that I’m pleased with the name choice. Carseats are confusing enough already without making things worse for consumers with these much-too-similar names. Imagine if another manufacturer came out with a combination seat and called it Nautiluz! Now, in Graco’s defense, they’ve had this idea for a name for years – but it was never a good idea as far as many were concerned. I know a lot of us cringed at the spelling when we first saw it attached to a completely different Graco seat at the ABC show a few years ago. Personally, I’m just going to refer to this seat as the Graco “Z”. That’s easy, not confusing and won’t hurt my brain to look at. On the bright side, at least they didn’t call it the SnugRide 65. 😉

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Diono Rainier *Giveaway* for USA & Canada – The Blogiversary Celebration Continues!

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Even though it’s our 7th “Blogiversary”, this celebration isn’t about us – it’s about you! We know we’re lucky to have so many awesome readers and followers who all care deeply about keeping kids safe. We want to reward you for supporting us throughout these past 7 years and the best reward we could think of was another incredible giveaway promotion!

This week the celebration continues with two Rainier Convertible giveaways in the “Graphite” fashion – courtesy of our generous sponsor, DionoOne for USA and one for Canada! We hope that makes everyone happy! We love our Canadian friends as much as we love our friends in the States and we apologize that many of our giveaways are USA only. We do try to include Canada whenever possible but we are limited by our sponsors as to the terms of our giveaways. In some cases the seats we are giving away are not available in Canada so it isn’t even an option. But this week it’s all good on both sides of the border so let’s get this giveaway started!

This promotion is now closed. Thank you for participating – the winners will be announced soon!

The Rainier is the top-of-the-line seat in the new convertible+booster lineup from Diono. We have a full review of the Diono Rainier HERE!

Diono Rainier Giveaway – USA

To enter you MUST leave a comment on this blog and then click on Rafflecopter to qualify yourself. For extra entries, follow the Rafflecopter instructions and visit our Facebook page, visit the Diono Facebook page and tweet about our giveaway! You also get additional entries for each time a friend enters our giveaway using the unique URL you receive from Rafflecopter when you enter. Share it on facebook and social media for up to 10 additional entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms) – Winner must have a USA shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded; specifically in the graphite fashion. You are not eligible if you have won a carseat or any sponsored giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2014 or 2015 (our own giveaways of goody bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count. We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason. The contest will close on August 23, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

Diono Rainier Giveaway – Canada

To enter you MUST leave a comment on this blog and then click on Rafflecopter below to qualify yourself. For extra entries, follow the Rafflecopter instructions and visit our Facebook page, visit the Diono Facebook page and tweet about our giveaway! You also get additional entries for each time a friend enters our giveaway using the unique URL you receive from Rafflecopter when you enter. Share it on facebook and social media for up to 10 additional entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms) – Winner must have a Canadian shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded; specifically in the graphite fashion. You are not eligible if you have won a carseat or any sponsored giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2014 or 2015 (our own giveaways of goody bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count. We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason. The contest will close on August 23, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

Diono Rainier Diono Rainier - stock ERF Diono Rainier - stock FF