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Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Carseat *Giveaway* – The Blogiversary Celebration Begins!

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7th birthday cakeJuly 2015 marks 7 full years of CarseatBlog.com! Can you believe it?!? In some ways it seems like not so long ago that we began blogging about carseats, child passenger safety and vehicle safety. And in other ways it feels like we’ve been doing this forever… Lol!

Along the way we’ve shared some laughs, made some great friends, written about 1,245 blog posts and oh, yeah – reviewed over 100 carseats and boosters!

Whether you’re new to CarseatBlog.com or have been with us since the start in 2008 – we’d like to share our celebration (and our cake!) with you. You are the reason we’re still here 7 years later, still blogging away, always looking for ways to improve our content and better serve our readers.

The field of Child Passenger Safety is just starting to heat up and take off, and we have a lot of great things planned for the near future. We can’t wait to see all the awesome advances in safety, technology and innovation that the next 7 years is going to bring us. We hope you stick around and enjoy the ride with us!

Blog Team ABC 2014During the next 7 weeks we’re going to be celebrating by giving away some really great carseats so stay tuned! Each week will feature a new giveaway promotion and your odds of winning something are pretty darn good. Consider it a personal “thank you” from Darren, Heather, Kecia, Jennie, Alicia, Andrea and all of our guest bloggers at CarseatBlog!

 

To kickoff our Blogiversary Celebration we’ve partnered with our generous sponsor, Maxi-Cosi, to offer one beautiful, new Pria 85 Convertible. The winner will have their choice of available Pria 85 fashions – Devoted Black, Passionate Pink or Brilliant Navy!

This promotion is now closed. Thank you for participating – a winner will be announced shortly!

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Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 - Devoted Black Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 - Passionate Pink Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 - Brilliant Navy

The Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 is an excellent convertible seat for older babies (who weigh at least 14 lbs.) and for extended rear-facing. It offers good rear-facing leg room, great padding, Air Protect® Side Impact Technology and a cover that you can toss in the washer and dryer! In the forward-facing position, it’s a tall seat with great leg support that will last many kids until they’re old enough and mature enough to safely transition to a belt-positioning booster. Our complete review of the Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 can be found HERE. We think highly of the Pria 85 and it’s on our list of Recommended Seats!

Pria 85 Specs:

  • Rear-facing: 14-40 lbs., 40″ or less, top of child’s head must be below top of the headrest
  • Forward-facing:  22-85 lbs., at least 1 year old, up to 52″ tall

Pria 85 Features:

  • Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 - RF seatbeltNo-rethread harness with 9 height positions
  • Air Protect® technology for enhanced side-impact protection
  • 3-position base
  • Premium push-on LATCH connectors
  • Harness holder clips (hold harness out of the way while loading and unloading)
  • Easy to remove cover is both machine washable & dryer safe
  • Premium fabrics
  • Separate harness strap covers for kids over 65 lbs. (only required if seat is NOT tethered)
  • Integrated cup holder
  • FAA approved for use in aircraft
  • 10 year lifespan before expiration

Giveaway:

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 and/or tweet about our giveaway!

Winner must have a shipping address in the Continental U.S. (Canada, Alaska and Hawaii are excluded – sorry!)

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The contest will close on Sunday night, 7/26, and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. 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.

Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms): Winner must have a continental U.S. shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded. Winner will have their choice of available Pria 85 fashions. You are not eligible if you have previously 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). Our 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 July 26, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter.

Please note: If this is your first comment at CarseatBlog, or if you are using a different computer/device or a new email address, your comment may not appear immediately. It will not be lost; it may just take a few hours for it to be approved. Thank you for your understanding and patience as this is the only way we have to reduce comment spam.

Good luck!

CarseatBlog’s Anniversary Amazon Prime Membership Giveaway

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By now you probably know this Wednesday, July 15th, is Amazon Prime Day! Tons of great deals for Prime members, supposedly more than on Black Friday. We’ll be updating the carseat and stroller deals here at CarseatBlog all night and day, so please stay tuned. But what if you aren’t a member? Well, of course there is a 30-day FREE trial. It’s a no-brainer! Try it out, score some great deals on Amazon Prime day and please use our link to support CarseatBlog when you do! Then you may cancel  before 30-days if you don’t find all the other perks to be worth the money.

But the perks are a great reason to stay a member. You get free 2-day shipping on most items stocked and sold by Amazon.com. Plus there are tons of free streaming TV shows and movies, millions of free streaming songs and select free books each month on Kindle First. Not to mention early access to lightning deals at Amazon and shoes at Myhabit.com, so you can score those all year long before they sell out to the public. Maybe $99 is still too much? No worries at all, we’re giving away one free Amazon Prime Gift Membership just in time* for Amazon Prime Day! And now’s a great time to give the gift of prime to someone else as a special Thank You!

 

Giveaway: (CONTEST CLOSED)

To enter, please 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 and/or tweet about our giveaway!

Winner must be a resident of the USA or Canada for receipt of the Amazon.com or Amazon.ca Prime Gift Membership.  Only one prize will be awarded.

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CarseatBlog editors are 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 July 14th, 2015, on or around 8pm EST, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter.

Please note: If this is your first comment at CarseatBlog, or if you are using a different computer/device or a new email address, your comment may not appear immediately. It will not be lost; it may just take a few hours for it to be approved. Thank you for your understanding and patience as this is the only way we have to reduce comment spam.

*We will attempt to notify the winner via the email address provided on on or before July 15th, 2015.  Email delays and technical difficulties may delay prize delivery. We do not guarantee that the prize will be awarded or delivered in time for Amazon Prime Day, July 15th, 2015, but we will do our best to notify the winner immediately.

Mother’s Day Giveaway! (AKA – say something nice about yourself and enter to win a Chicco KidFit Booster!)

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Chicco KidFit BoosterHere at CarseatBlog we know our demographic and they’re mostly moms, moms-to-be, nannies & child care providers and the occasional Mr. Mom. We’re cool with that because we’re moms (and Mr. Moms) too! We know where you’ve been and where you’re going. And we also know that EVERYONE can use a Chicco KidFit Booster. Even if your own kids are too young, too little or waaaaay too immature to ride in a booster right now – we trust that you can find a good home, or a good use, for a KidFit!

Therefore, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Chicco USA to give away one Chicco KidFit Booster in the “Paprika” (red/black) fashion.

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

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. and all 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!

 

To enter, leave us a comment below and say something nice about yourself! Then click on Rafflecopter to qualify yourself. Yup, that’s it. You don’t need to be someone’s mother and your comment doesn’t have to be mom-related (although it can be if you want it to). Just say something nice about yourself. Hopefully that won’t be too hard or require too much thought. Lol!

Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX & ProComfort Triumph *Giveaway*!

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candy-heartHappy Valentine’s Day!!!

How do we love thee? Let me count the ways…

We know we have the most awesome, most thoughtful, most caring readers and followers and we love you all for that! We also know that our most awesome, most thoughtful, most caring readers and followers love giveaways so we thought this would be the best way to show you how much we love and appreciate you.

For this promotion we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Evenflo to give away not one, but two awesome carseats! A Platinum Symphony DLX in the “Emerson” fashion and a ProComfort Triumph in the “Hutchinson” fashion. The first place winner will get their choice of seats. The second place winner will get the seat not chosen by the first place winner. Since both seats are similar in a lot of ways – we thought that was a reasonable way to handle this double giveaway.

The Platinum Symphony DLX All-in-One offers “e3″ Side-Impact protection, self-ratcheting SureLATCH connectors, infinite slide harness adjuster, buckle pockets and Outlast® temperature-regulating fabric.

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Outlast® technology, originally developed for NASA, utilizes phase change materials that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort.This technology has the ability to:

  • Actively absorb and store excess heat, helping to reduce overheating
  • Allow the child to stay at a balanced temperature and prevent chilling during the cooler months; if the child’s skin temperature drops, the stored heat is released
  • Reduces perspiration so the child stays drier

The Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX is an “All-in-One″ seat rated from 5-40 lbs rear-facing, 22-65 lbs forward-facing, and 40-110 lbs in booster mode. It works well in all modes of usage but it won’t be the last seat your child will ever need because it’s not particularly tall in booster mode.  The infinite slide harness adjuster is a fabulous feature – especially if you want a seat that you can easily adjust to fit multiple kids. Plus, it’s very easy to install with the SuperLATCH connectors which is a real bonus if you move your seats from vehicle-to-vehicle frequently. For more details please check out our full review of the Symphony DLX here.

The Evenflo Triumph ProComfort features an Infinite-Slide harness adjuster, Buckle Pockets and Gel Matrix technology to reduce pressure points and keep kids comfortable even on long rides.

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The Evenflo ProComfort Triumph convertible is rated from 5-40 lbs rear-facing and 22-65 lbs forward-facing. The infinite slide harness adjuster is a fabulous feature – especially if you want a seat that you can easily adjust to fit multiple kids. The Gel Matrix technology in the cover reduces pressure points and helps to keep your child comfortable. The buckle pockets are a handy feature and the cover is very easy to remove – and machine washable too! For more details please check out our full review of the Evenflo ProComfort Triumph.

I’m happy to report that both seats are made in the USA at Evenflo’s facilities in Piqua, Ohio!

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

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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 two prizes will be awarded. You are not eligible if you have previously 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). Our 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 March 4, 2015, and two random winners will be chosen shortly thereafter. The first place winner will have their choice of either product. The second winner will receive the product not chosen by the first place winner. 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!

Please note: If this is your first comment at CarseatBlog, or if you are using a different computer/device or a new email address, your comment may not appear immediately. It will not be lost; it may just take a few hours for it to be approved. Thank you for your understanding and patience as this is the only way we have to reduce comment spam.