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5 Year Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway ~ Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Convertible!

Maxi Cosi Pria 70 - no tinyfitIt’s our 5th Blogiversary and we’re wrapping up this month-long celebration with a 5th awesome carseat giveaway! We love our dedicated readers and followers and we want to reward you for supporting us throughout these past 5 years!  This week we’ve partnered with our generous Sponsor, Maxi-Cosi, to offer a fabulous Pria 70 convertible. Winner will have their choice of select Pria 70 fashions (pictured below).

This new model is a modification of the original Pria 70 and does not include the TinyFit™ system insert. Since this particular model lacks the additional insert, it isn’t suitable for preemies or small newborns because the lowest harness position measures around 8.5″ and the minimum weight requirement is 9 lbs. This seat is rated from 9-40 lbs rear-facing and from 22-70 lbs forward-facing.

This promotion is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! A winner will be announced soon!

The Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 is an excellent seat for older babies and for extended rear-facing. It offers great rear-facing leg room, ridiculous amounts of padding and Air Protect® Side Impact Technology. 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. A full review of the Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 can be found HERE. We think highly of the Pria 70 and it’s on our list of Recommended Seats.

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To enter, you must leave a comment below on this blog. For extra entries, be sure follow the Rafflecopter instruction and Like our Facebook page and/or tweet about our giveaway to your friends as well! 

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

 

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The contest will close on Sunday night, 8/4, and a winner will be announced 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 30 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.

 

Graco Nautilus Combination Carseat with SafetySurround: Blogiversary Giveaway!

When we received the opportunity to give away Graco’s new Nautilus Car Seat featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection, we jumped at the chance!  After all, “Graco Nautilus” is one of the top search terms that bring readers to CarseatBlog and to our community forum at Car-Seat.org.  So many of our readers love the Nautilus that we’ve reviewed the Nautilus Elite not once, but twice.  The Safety Surround Side Impact Protection platform represents Graco’s most comprehensive safety for car seats. On their packaging they claim “best head protection,” so we anticipate a nice improvement from the standard Nautilus in our upcoming review of the Nautilus with SafetySurround.  And did you know Graco will soon be using improved buckles on many of their carseats, including Nautilus?

Exclusively at Target for now, it currently sells for $179.99 (MSRP $209.99) and comes in the Atlas fashion, which is neutral, solid black and gray. They also have two fashions available online – Lucky and Berri. The Nautilus is a popular combination seat – with all positions facing forward – it starts out in a 5-point harness and then converts to a highback booster and finally to a backless booster. The Nautilus “3-in-1″ Car Seat with Safety Surround accommodates a child forward facing from 20 – 65 pounds and from 27 – 52 inches tall in the harness mode. Then, in highback booster mode it’s designed for a child from 30 – 100 pounds and from 38 – 57 inches tall. Finally, it can be used in backless booster mode from 40 – 100 pounds and from 40 – 57 inches.

This promotion is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. A winner will be announced soon! 

 

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The big news on this seat is the addition of Safety Surround Side Impact Protection. This is a platform that Graco has rolled out in other seats (including TurboBooster with Safety Surround, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround and My Ride 65 with Safety Surround), and it means that the seat meets both Graco’s Side Impact Testing and Europe’s draft Side Impact Standard. It’s a rigorously crash tested platform and gives children superior side impact protection at each stage of development. Because of all of this, Graco claims that the seat offers the “best” head protection at each stage / mode. Nautilus is engineered and crash tested to meet and exceed US Standard FMVSS213. The Nautilus Car Seat with Safety Surround is packed with the same great features the other members of the Nautilus family have. It has a steel-reinforced frame. It easily adjusts to three recline settings and has a one-hand, adjustable headrest that easily adapts to your growing toddler’s needs. There are two storage compartments (large enough for small toys or games and snacks) and an integrated cup holder. The crotch belt cover is used to keep a hot buckle from touching the child, too.

But what you really want to know is how can you join our giveaway? We know we’ve been years behind the latest giveaway technology, and frankly, have avoided doing so until now in order to give our sponsors a better chance to work with us on giveaway terms and selecting a winner. We also prefer to keep the number of entries a little smaller for most of our giveaways, in order to give a better chance to our loyal readers and feed followers! Nonetheless, we’re going to try this newfangled Rafflecopter thing-a-ma-jig and let you earn extra entries as well by using Facebook and Twitter! We will be using it periodically on some future giveaways, also. The main benefit to you?  Almost everyone with a U.S shipping address is eligible, with exceptions including Heather, Kecia, me and employees of Graco and their related companies/affiliates. Since Rafflecopter selects the winner using Random.org (the same website we use for most of our random giveaways), we trust them to do it right!

To enter, you must leave a comment in response to this blog.  Any ‘ol comment works!  Just say, “Entering” will do.  You are also welcome (but it’s not necessary) to tell us how much you love the Nautilus or Graco in your comment if you wish:-)  Or maybe even tell us a good (clean!) joke.  For extra entries, be sure follow the Rafflecopter instruction and Like our Facebook page and/or tweet about our giveaway to your friends as well!  Since we will probably be getting more entries than normal, Graco is generously allowing us to give away 3, that’s right, THREE Graco Nautili (Nautilae?) with Safety Surround; one Nautilus to each of three separate winners. Our first prize winner will have their choice of fashions among Atlas, Berri and Lucky. Our second prize winner will have their choice of the remaining two fabrics. The third prize winner will get whatever fashion was not selected by the first and second prize winners! If there is any discrepancy, CarseatBlog and/or Graco Baby reserve the right to alter the terms of the contest and distribution of the first, second and third prizes at our own discretion.

This giveaway will close on Sunday evening, July 28th, with winner announced within about 48 hours.  For complete terms and to enter the contest, please see the Rafflecopter information below:
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5 Year Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway ~ Snugli All-In-One Convertible!

Snugli All-In-OneEven though it’s our 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 and around motor vehicles. We want to reward you for supporting us throughout these past 5 years and the best reward we could think of was another incredible giveaway promotion!

This week we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Snugli to offer an awesome, Snugli All-In-One Convertible/Booster based on the popular Symphony 65!  This Snugli model offers all of the premium features of the Symphony 65 DLX (“e3″ Side-Impact protection, self-ratcheting SureLATCH connectors, infinite slide harness adjuster), plus it has memory foam for added comfort and Outlast® temperature-regulating fabric to keep kids cool in the heat!

Skin temperature plays a vital role in keeping children comfortable. By incorporating OUTLAST® technology, Snugli has combined safety and comfort to redefine the car seat category. 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 combination of memory foam, designer fashions and the fabric made with Outlast material (which is a technology originally developed for NASA) make this product the equivalent of a designer, temperature-regulating, tempurpedic pillow for your kid to ride around in every day!

This promotion is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. A winner will be announced soon! 

The Snugli All-In-One is a true “3-in-1″ 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 65 DLX here. We think highly of this seat and the Symphony 65 DLX is on our list of Recommended Seats.

 

There are three (3) ways to enter to win this fabulous All-In-One seat!

  • Leave a comment below (only 1 entry per household).
  • LIKE the CarseatBlog Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on our Snugli All-In-One giveaway post there (only 1 entry per household).
  • LIKE the Snugli Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on the CarseatBlog & All-In-One giveaway post there (only 1 entry per household).

Winner must have a U.S. shipping address. Canada is excluded – sorry!

Now for the fine print:

You are not eligible if you have previously won a carseat or any sponsor giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2012 or 2013 (our own giveaways of bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned). Current 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 or update the rules if necessary.
The giveaway promotion will close on Sunday night, 7/21, and a random winner will be chosen on Monday, 7/22. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 30 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.

Winner will have their choice of either Starburst or Geo fashions!

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5 Year Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway ~ The First Years True Fit SI C680 Convertible!

TFY True Fit SI C680 tealThis 5 Year Blogiversary 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 and around motor vehicles. We want to reward you for supporting us throughout these last 5 years and the best reward we could think of was another incredible giveaway promotion!

We’ve partnered with our generous friends at The First Years/TOMY to give away one of their new True Fit SI C680 convertible seats! This is the updated True Fit Premier model with enhanced side-impact protection. It still has the awesome anti-rebound bar feature and the removable upper headrest portion. The True Fit SI C680 is rated from 5-35 lbs. rear-facing and from 23-65 lbs. forward-facing. It’s a tall seat and great option for extended rear-facing with kids who weigh less than 35 lbs. The new True Fit SI is on our list of recommended seats and we will have a review of this new model in the near future.

This promotion is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! A winner will be announced soon!

Are you ready for the rules? Here’s the deal – a winner will be chosen from this blog entry or from any other previous 2013 CarseatBlog.com comment. So, just to be clear – you enter by leaving us thoughtful comments on this and any other non-giveaway blogs posted this year. We’ve had a bunch! Carseat reviews, vehicle reviews, other product reviews, guest posts, news updates, conference updates, funny parenting-related posts – they’re all potential winning tickets! If you are already a frequent CarseatBlog commenter then you’re already in the running to win but feel free to add a few more comments to increase your chances! The comments left should be thoughtful and related to the blog they’re commenting on (for example, don’t leave a comment on the BoostAPak Vs. BubbleBum blog that says “entering for the TF” or “thanks”). The more 2013 non-giveaway blogs you comment on, the more entries you get! Capice?

All eligible comments posted on this blog and previous blogs prior to 11 PM Eastern Time on 7/14 will count as an entry for this giveaway. If you post more than once on any one particular blog only the first comment will count as an entry.

Winner must have a U.S. shipping address. Canada is excluded – sorry!

Now for the fine print:
You are not eligible if you have previously won a carseat or any sponsor giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2012 or 2013 (our own giveaways of bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned). Current 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 or update the rules if necessary.
The giveaway promotion will close on Sunday night, 7/14, and a random winner will be chosen on Monday, 7/15. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 30 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.

Winner will have their choice of available C680 fashions!

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Giveaways Galore!

Today is the last day to enter our Chicco NextFit Convertible giveaway!  Although it’s your last chance to enter, we will have a number of other great giveaways to celebrate our 5th anniversary.  For a few of these giveaways, like the NextFit, we are not promoting them via social media like we normally do.  Plus, we might require a little more to enter than to simply leave any comment or just click a button.  That means much better odds of winning for our readers, with fewer entrants who simply scour the internet for giveaways!  Good luck, and thanks to those who read our blog regularly or visit to read our reviews and to those who have taken the time to leave comments over the years.  Thank You!