Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Best Blanket EVER! (At least I think so!) ~Day #19 Review & Giveaway!

"Yay, it's here!"

"What the HECK is that?!" My husband asks, (as I pull out my new favorite blanket in the whole wide world).

"It's a Slanket!"

"A wha?"

"A Slanket."

"Ok, babe- whatever you say," was the response I got from him.

"Give it a week, I promise you'll be in love." All I got this time was him rolling his eyes as he walked into the kitchen for a cup of cocoa.

I, on the other hand, unfolded the ruby red slanket that I got, and snuggled on the couch and finished watching my favorite prime time sitcom. Immediately, I was hooked!

Despite Brian's initial "weirdness" with the Slanket, (and after he saw how snuggly Alex and I looked reading together, and how Abbie and I were comfortably watching Dora on Saturday morning), it wasn't long before he was sitting wearing my Slanket watching the weather channel and some male politic show in the recliner!

Made out of the softest, and warmest fleece, the Slanket is perfect for you and your children to do just about anything! Alex likes to use his while he reads in his room, because his arms are free to turn pages, scratch his head or whatever an almost 6 year old can come up with!

Not only is this product "absolutely splendid" (as per one of my dear girlfriends), the company is too. Right now, they are donating a percentage of their proceeds to help the fight against world poverty!

Want it?
Head over to Slanket and check out their products for adults and children. If you order something, be sure to mention that you saw the Slanket review at 4BabyAndMom!

Win it!
Our friends at Slanket are celebrating our Fabulous February Fiesta with us by giving away a pair of Slankets, Mommy & Me style! Enter now for your chance to win an adult sized Slanket and one for your little munchkin!

Here's how!

  • Head over to Slanket and get to know the company. Come back here and tell me an interesting fact about Slanket, and why you should win a pair of Slankets!
  • Blog about this contest on your website and link back to 4BabyAndMom!
  • Add our button to your sidebar!
  • Email this post to at least three other friends and CC us at 4BabyAndMom [at] gmail [dot] com!
  • Tweet, Digg, bookmark on Technorati or Stumble this giveaway, please include the link! (As much as you want, more than 1x per day is a-ok!Just make another comment and link back!)
  • Follow this blog and/or subscribe for our feeds!
  • You get an extra entry in ALL of our giveaways if you follow the directions in this post!!


Special thanks to our friends at SLANKET for sponsoring our 19th day of our Fabulous February Fiesta!


Fine Print: Please include your email or contact information in your comments. YOU MUST post separate comments for each one of the tasks above that you complete. This drawing ends Sunday 2/22/09 at 11:59pm EST. Any comments posted after that time will be deleted. If you post one reply saying you did all methods of entry, you will only receive 1 valid entry. One lucky winner will be selected using Random.org. Winner will be announced on or before Tuesday, 2/24. Any questions, please click on the Contact Us button on our sidebar. Thank you for participating!

84 comments:

trisha too February 19, 2009  

oh my gosh, these are so much fun!

first, we should definitely win them, because we WANT to look like Obi-Wan-Kenobi, plus we LOVE to snuggle up in covers and read or watch a movie. And it's cold here. Help us, please . . .

fact about the company--i like it that they contribute to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Doesn't really have anything to do with their product, but it does say something about the company.

sandtneal at mfire dot com

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also e-mailed three friends.

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also, my e-mail address is available at my blog profile.

Beth February 19, 2009  

I would LOVE to snuggle with my son in one of these! It's so nice to see a company willing to give a percentage of your purchase to good causes! I like that!
I should win one b/c I live in a travel trailer and the cold just seeps in everywhere. My husband and I travel full time around the country and we have the opposite of body temps. He's hot, I'm cold. The air is on and I'm freezing. This would work out great if I won!
Thanks
Beth
bethanyev@gmail.com

Beth February 19, 2009  

I have your button
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Beth February 19, 2009  

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I blogged about it...check it out! http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com/2009/02/slanket.html

The Jacobsen Family! February 19, 2009  

I love that he created it while in college, after ripping apart a sleeping bag to stay warm. Also that his mom made him the first one!
I want to win this because I am always cold (especially when blogging on the computer!), and my oldest son is always lugging his blanket around. This would be better since he could 'wear' it around the house!
garyandalesha@cox.net

The Jacobsen Family! February 19, 2009  

I have your button
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The Jacobsen Family! February 19, 2009  

I'm a follower!
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Jennifer,  February 19, 2009  

It's great that Gary could turn his college "invention" into a wonderful business.

Although the winters aren't very long in my part of the world, I'm almost always colder than everyone else so a blanket with sleeves would be great even in mid-summer.

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Jennifer,  February 19, 2009  

I subscribe to your feed.

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Jennifer,  February 19, 2009  

I left you a comment at mommie911

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Jennifer February 19, 2009  

I think the Slankets sound great! I love that it's a blanket, but you can still function in it, like while typing at the computer, or cooking, or holding one of my kids! I would love to have one of these sets for My kids and I to snuggle up and read books or watch a movie, or whatever! Thanks for the chance!

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Jennifer February 19, 2009  

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Laura February 19, 2009  

I really love that Slanket has so many colors to choose from. I love the pink lavendar one!! I would love to win this! I think the fact that it is one size fits all people is great!

Laura February 19, 2009  

I subscribe to your feed!!

Laura February 19, 2009  

I commented on your article on Mommie911 :)

Mommyhood is Thankless February 20, 2009  

He invented this in college after ripping up a sleeping bag!

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Mommyhood is Thankless February 20, 2009  

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I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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I am a follower!

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shopannies February 20, 2009  

I love the large sleeves I hate tightness that constricts movement

shopannies February 20, 2009  

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Jen February 20, 2009  

I love that they want to use the money they earn selling these to travel the world! I would love to join them! Thanks for the chance!!!!
-10oneworld on Etsy

Jen February 20, 2009  

I added your button to my sidebar here:
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Jen February 20, 2009  

I'm also now a follower!

BTW~ I am always freezing and this will be put to very good use (by me, my 3 kids, and my husband)!!!

judybrittle February 20, 2009  

I love the fact that the Slanket keeps you toasty warm while your hands are free to do whatever you want. I would just love one for my husband who's pretty seriously ill right now and he has to rest on the couch a lot and I'd hate for him to catch a chill. With this he could be warm yet be able to read for awhile. Thank you so much!

judybrittle February 20, 2009  

I'm a follower.

Angela Bailey,  February 20, 2009  

Everyone behind the The Slanket is on the same level when it comes to life. I'd love to win these because my son and I are both readers and these would be perfect. Thanks. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Angela Bailey,  February 20, 2009  

I posted on Twitter. http://twitter.com/theladya/status/1231826006. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Keitha February 20, 2009  

I learned that the slanket is made with 100% polyester microfibers! I need to win this cause I stay cold and need the slanket to keep me warm

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Keitha February 20, 2009  

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• February 20, 2009  

Slanket donates a %age of all sales to The Natural Resources Defense Council.

I'd use one to snuggle up and keep warm when we go to the drive in. How perfect would that be? My husband would probably snuggle up and chase me around like some weird blanket monster, I can see it now...

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Anonymous,  February 21, 2009  

It's nice that they donate part of their earnings and they have a great variety of colors to choose from. The chocolate and alaskan blue are my favorites


smithchick7_ AT hotmail DOT com
Jamie S.

Elsie,  February 21, 2009  

Slanket will donate a percentage of all sales to the NRCD....

How very conscious of the plight of others,
I seek out making purchases from companies that have this philosophy,
Compassion along with a product.

Thanks, and gracias for the giveaway...from my little world.

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Wehaf February 21, 2009  

The company donates a portion of its profits to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I'd love to win because our living room is *cold*, and the midwest shows no sings of warming up.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Celeste February 21, 2009  

Everyone behind the The Slanket is on the same level when it comes to life. Besides creating a product to make people comfortable and warm, our life goals are not to accumulate mansions, SUV's, expensive watches and closets just for shoes. What we want in life is to travel the world and experience all its cultures while representing humanity positively. Whether surfing in Costa Rica, snowboarding in Austria, or studying language in South America and China, we love to spread our sleeves and let them flap in the wind, giving back in the process. BUT... there is nothing like coming home, wrapping up in THE SLANKET on your own couch and feeling the warmth of your friends and family.


I would love to win because, in our family, we love to cuddle up and watch great movies - this would be great for that!

contact me at:
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Celeste February 21, 2009  

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Got your button (and, I'm having a giveaway right now):
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Gloria February 21, 2009  

Slanket contributes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation...that's wonderful!!
I would love to win this to use at sporting events. :)

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Chloe February 21, 2009  

The Slanket co. contributes a percentage of their earning to various charity orgs. I think that is really admirable. :)
I would use this all the time - while sitting on teh couch either reading or watching TV - I wouldn't have to have the heat up as much, saving $. :)

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Chloe February 21, 2009  

I'm a follower

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techyone February 21, 2009  

He invented this in college using a sleeping bag.

We should win because we love snuggling in a blankie to watch tv or read stories.

3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

I learned that they will donate a percentage of all sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I like that very much!
I think I should win the Slankets because with 3 kids, times are tough and my heating costs have been outrageous. This would help by allowing us to turn the heater off much more often!!

3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

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Maggie February 21, 2009  

They're made out of 100% polyester microfibers, so they're really soft.

These would be great for us because it's cold in our house and winter here is nowhere close to over. Thanks for the giveaway!

Maggie February 21, 2009  

I subscribed to your feed using live bookmarks.

Richard Maus February 21, 2009  

There was an error when I posted my comment so I hope it works this time & doesn't show up twice.

Something interesting about the company is that the founder & employees are not in it to get rich, but rather to travel the world & help people in other countries.

We would love to win the slankets because we've had to turn our heat way down this year due to heating costs (during what has turned out to be the coldest, snowiest winter). Our family room gets really cold & it would be great to have these so I could snuggle up on the couch with my daughter.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Beth
reapingjoyATyahooDOTcom

samsakara February 21, 2009  

I love that it's machine washable and made of 100% polyester microfibers. Would be nice and warm for the cold winter weather upstate NY gets. Would be great having one for me and my kid.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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Colleen February 21, 2009  

too funny...their story that is...all back to the college days!

I would love this cause my son loves to cuddle with his blanket and so do dad and I...so these two would be great!

Colleen February 21, 2009  

They would also be great for my daughter in her wheelchair. I follow.

Lisanne,  February 22, 2009  

I love that the company donates a percentage of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We would love this to cuddle with on these cold winter days. Thanks!
lisanne411(at)yahoo(dot)com

As They Grow Up February 22, 2009  

The Slanket donates a portions of its sells to the H2O Foundation.

I am always cold so it would be great and my son always has to have a blanket with him to go to sleep

Brooke February 22, 2009  

I love that the concept came out of a desire to stay warm and cozy while using the remote control.

Brooke February 22, 2009  

I got your feed.

Danielle February 22, 2009  

I like that they donate to charity especially breast cancer research. This would be perfect since we keep the heat down to try to save on those heating bills. And this winter seems both long and cold. We always use blankets or afghans but this would be perfect keeping us covered but keeping hands free for working at the laptop or those craft projects.

drellis500(at)gmail.com

windycindy February 22, 2009  

Hello! My sons have been asking for one of these Slankets' since before Christmas. I like how they were created by the college student who ripped the holes in his/her sleeping bag and then asked his/her mother to sew one! Desperate times call for desperate measures!!!!!
I like the idea of sitting with my sons and husband in our Slankets all warm and toasty. We could read, enjoy hot chocolate, etc. We also are trying to help the environment by keeping the thermostat turned down which makes our home a bit chilly. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy February 22, 2009  

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Again, thanks! Cindi
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auntrene February 22, 2009  

I learned that the slanket is 65x90. This is terrific, most blankets are too short, no matter how you try to get comfy either your arms or your feet are cold. Glad Slanket is so long.
We could use these at our house as we are keeping the thermostat turned back. We have to save energy, and money.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway

Beth February 22, 2009  

His mother made the first one for him. I'd like to have them because we have a big old house which is cold - just what we need! They look so cuddly.

Dani' February 22, 2009  

I like that they donate to charity, more businesses should.
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prairie mom of 2 girls February 22, 2009  

I like how they donate to cancer as well as the history behind the blanket. How it was created in college after trying to keep warm.
I think I should win because I have hypothyroidism and I am always cold and my husband doesn't let me turn up the heat because he is sweating!

prairie mom of 2 girls February 22, 2009  

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Jennifer,  February 22, 2009  

I blogged about this contest at txmcdevitts.com.

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Beth February 23, 2009  

The Slanket creator is from Maine and I would love to win one so I don't freeze while on the couch surfing the web!

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways February 23, 2009  

It started with being cold but still wanting to channel surf. I'm one of those people that is always cold but I need my hands to work on craft projects so blankets pulled up don't work :(

Lauren @4BabyAndMom February 23, 2009  

This Contest is closed! Thanks to all who participated! Winner will be announced Tuesday!

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways February 24, 2009  

I blogged about this on my special edition of Fantastic Friday blog giveaways at http://sarahspeakssavvysahmreviews.blogspot.com/2009/02/special-edition-of-fantastic-friday.html

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