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Marvin’s Giveaway Corner #5: Got LATCH?


Today’s giveaway is….PINK!  It’s the 2009 edition of the LATCH Manual by Safe Ride News.  This is the reference you need to answer almost any question about child restraints or vehicles pertaining to the system of lower anchors and tethers.

To enter, simply reply with a comment!  One entry per person.  If you reply more than once, only the first comment will count.  The winner will be selected at random on Tuesday morning!

Marvin politely requests that you do not enter the contest if you already have the 2009 LATCH Manual or will be getting a copy through your organization.

Ask Marvin #13: Marvin Needs Your Vote Again


Dear Marvin,

I used to love the forums at Car-Seat.Org.  No, not the “upstairs” forums where I should be helping answer questions from parents who need advice on keeping their kids safe.  You know, those other forums you get to see once you’ve been a member a while.  The ones where you used to be able to troll to your heart’s content and post stuff just to get a rise out of people.

Now, the evil moderators are taking all the fun out of it.  They’ve banned topics.  They close down any thread the moment there’s a hint of discontent.  They seem to have their fingers on the infraction trigger, ready to fire as soon as anything is reported.  The forums are soooo boring without drama.  How can I make some without being banned?


Gina Blue

And the Winner is….


Marvin’s friend Elly is home from school on a snow day today. So, she agreed to write 116 number squares on paper and put them into a hat for us! Then, she mixed them all up (thoroughly!) and drew them out of a hat at random.  Meanwhile, Marvin’s person quickly scrolled down the blog to find the winners.  We now have three winners who all appear to meet the guidelines listed in the rules for our Britax Marathon Giveaway!  Who are they, you ask? Unfortunately, the video of the drawing that was online earlier was slowing the websites down a bit, so instead there is a photo of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize comment numbers, left-to-right.

Marvin’s Giveaway Corner #4: Moo-ry Christmas!


Marvin, Kecia, Heather and Darren have a special holiday edition contest for you today!  First prize is one Britax Marathon in Cowmooflauge!  Brand new, in box!  There are two consolation prizes today, also!  Marvin will give the second and third prize winners a 3-month Benefactor subscription at Car-Seat.Org.  If you already have a Supporter subscription, yours will be upgraded and extended.  If you already have a Benefactor subscription, yours will be extended.  Sponsors are not eligible for the consolation prizes, sorry!

This giveaway will be slightly different than previous ones.  Here’s the fine print-