Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Giveaway: Zhu Zhu Pets hampsters & play set

If you're like Mr. Blonde and I, you asked your parents for some at some point in life. Or multiple points in life.

"Can I have a hamster?!"

I'm sure my Dad would have like to have responded with "Why, yes. Yes you can have a rodent you'll think is fun for two weeks, urinates all over it's cedar chips every other day and runs in a squeeky wheel every night from 3 to 4am that your mother will end up caring for instead of you. Great idea, beautiful smart daughter! In fact, let's get a dozen of them so by this time next year, we have 186 of them!"

You know that part about us at Blondes, Poop & Mascara enjoying things that simplify and enhance family life? This is precisely the point.

If fake hamsters make kids happy then you won't ever have to get your children real ones!

It is true! ZhuZhuPets and Playset come with very fun and loveable little hampsters of all different colors. They chitter and chatter and scurry all over your floor.

We had a blast for hours with our new playset and furry friends. And, the little rascals never bit anyone! We had a Zhu Zhu Pets Hampster Party with some little friends. Thanks to Mom Select and ZhuZhuPets we had a hampster for everyone. We were sent 10 Zhu Zhu Pets along with an exercise room/wheel, surfboard/dome, skateboard/uturn, car/garage and a slide/ramp. It was fun for LA (3+ years of age) to let he and his brother's (15mos of age) hampster run through the playset. But, oh my was it fun to see 10 little hampsters all running through the playset together. They would bump into each other and just keep going. I have to be honest...I didn't think it would work. A bunch of robot hamsters running around in this thing? Come on! But, they did. It really fun. And all of the kids are still playing with the hampsters. One of the little girls is still insisting her mom let her sleep with it each night!

The only thing that could have been easier was assembly of the playset. The parts didn't fit together perfectly. However, with a little time and patience it did ultimately work just fine. And, it's fun for a wide age range. My 15-month-old Boatboy loved his hamster and a 10-year-old friend of ours wants the entire set for herself.

And, because they're fake there's no pellet poop to clean up either!


Buy it: Find ZhuZhuPets in your neck of the wood by clicking here. Visit the ZhuZhuPets blog too.

Win it: ZhuZhuPets is giving one Blondes, Poop & Mascara winner a hampster in white or yellow with extra batteries. Leave a comment telling me which color you would choose and your favorite thing about ZhuZhuPets!

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I will select a winner on September 22nd.

Thanks to Mom Select for the opportunity to review this product and offer my readers a giveaway!

THE WINNER IS RANDOM NUMBER 56. THANKS FOR ENTERING.

200 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have a real hamster and while its cute and fun, it bites and wont let you catch him to play with him. This toy one would be great playtime!

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lorf927 said...

I would choose the yellow hamster. My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu pets is the assortment of items you can get. I like the hamster ball the best. Thanks.

Linda said...

I would choose the yellow one, and I like that they have so many add on's.
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3girlspr said...

I like the white one "Chunk" is so cute. I know my girls would love having this! What a cute toy!

1agordon said...

yellow, the best thing is they won't be pooping in my house.

theflyingacc said...

I would love>>> LOVE to have the yellow Zhu Zhu pet and if I win I will name her "Blondie" in honor of your site. I have no intention of sharing her, with anyone>> they can wait for Christmas!!! I would like to see her playing in the Hamster Ball; and be thrilled to have something I do not have to clean up after!!!
Zhu Zhu Pets knocked it out of the park with this one>> it has to be the toy of the year!
Thank you for the chance to win one

Estelle said...

I would choose the white one. I like Zhu Zhu pets because they are an interactive toy that will keep my kids entertained and let them have lots of fun.

abfantom said...

I would choose the white one for my daughter. I like Zhu Zhu pets because I won't have to clean up after them like a hamster.

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demmi said...

the white one favorite thing no poop in the house con5459(at)gmail(dot) com

peg42 said...

I would love the white one for my son. These are just so adorable. I'd love to win one because my son would love it. Thanks.

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We would pick the yellow one and my favorite thing about them is no mess, thanks.


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makeetis said...

I would choose the yellow hamster. The best thing about this hamster toy is that you don't have to feed it and clean it's cage. other than that it's like a real one. Or at least it looks like it would be like one
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metalmomma said...

i would choose white.
zhu zhu pets are all the fun of a real hamster without all the mess

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

white, and I love that it does not stink or poop

kendra22 said...

no cleanup !! that is the best and not worrying it will escape its cage !!!

ky2here said...

Yellow. NO heartache when they die.

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carmelelsie said...

I would love to have the black and white one

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My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu Pets is they do not poop! I choose yellow.

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The yellow 1. I like this toy because it seems so interactive. My granddaughter has been wanting this
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I would choose white one. I like these because they are not real and look like so much fun.

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blabla3269 said...

I would choose the white one chunk and the go go adventure ball is so cute
my daughter would so love this

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I have to say the color of snow. I love the white one.

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Mommy 2 Bears said...

I would choose yellow. Best thing? No extra poop.

slb3334 said...

I think yellow and the fact you don't have to clean up after them.

Jen said...

These are way too cute! My favorite thing about ZhuZhuPets is that they would be enough to satisfy my daughter. We rent and can’t have any pets, so I would take anything that would make her happy (lol).

Any color would do, but I like the yellow one the best.

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I would chose the yellow one and the best thing about these faux pets is that kids will actually want to play with them. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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I would pick the yellow one. My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu pets is that I don't have to clean up after it! =)

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Mamushi Love said...

I'd choose the yellow one.

I love all the different attachments and items that go with this series. My fave is the Car/Garage set.

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lsfish said...

the dark brown one, and the fact that I dont have to clean the cage

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I would pick the yellow one, and the best thing is--no cage cleaning!

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gahome2mom said...

I heard about these at 247 Moms. lol They are cute. I like the yellow one - Pip Squeak. Thanks. I was just searching the web and there are many new ones being sold on eBay. lol

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I like the black and white hamster and the fact that they need no feeding or cleanup.
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carrieallen84 said...

I like the white one named chunk and I like that they act like a real hampster but they cant harm my kids and no clean up after them like real ones :)

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I like the white one named chunk and I like that they act like a real hampster but they cant harm my kids and no clean up after them like real ones :)

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I would choose the yellow and I like that they have so many different add on's to choose from.
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Jeni said...

i would like the white one and what i love about them no clean up and no tears over a dead one

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I would choose the yellow hamster and I love these because they are not real!! They are cute and furry and no mess to clean up. :)

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denyse said...

I want the white one. I love that they're interactive and that they have lots of accessories.

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I would prefer the white one, and the good thing about ZhuZhu Pets is that there is no mess to clean up! There's no pee or poo to get out of carpets!

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my son would choose the yellow and my daughter want the white so...it wouldnt matter to me and the best thing about them is that there are no messy cages to clean up - yay!!!
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I would choose the cute little white one! How adorable, my daughter would absolutely love this! :)

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Tarah said...

I would pick the white one - my niece wants this for Christmas this year. I'd love to be able to make that happen!

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Jody Murphy said...

I think Pipsqueek is adorable...in fact I have bid on 3 or 4 of the yellow ones on eBay. I remember having a real hamster when I was little and the heartbreak when it died:( Having a very emotional daughter, I won't have to worry about that with the Zhu Zhu pets.

samsakara said...

I love the white hamster and find it neat that there is so many accessories you can get. The ball and garage is so adorable.

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luckyme said...

I would like the white one. The thing I like most about them is how you can play with them just like a real hamster and they are soft and cuddly.

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Fionen said...

I would choose the white Zhu Zhu hamster. My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu pets is that I can give them as gifts to my nieces and nephews, without asking their parents, because they aren't real pets.

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I would choose the yellow hamster. I love that they can climb into the hamstermobile and drive by themselves.
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color - pipsqueak (cream color)
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Elena said...

I would choose the white one, and my favorite thing about them is that there's no clean-up required! Thanks for the contest!

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I would choose the white hamster.

My favorite thing is that the hamster can't run away and get into the walls of the house...I also like that you don't have to feed them anything but batteries.

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cstironkat said...

I would choose the yellow one. My favorite thing is these hamsters don't need to be fed, or cleaned up after. They are cute too.

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I would choose the yellow hamster! My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu pets is no mess clean up.

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We would love to win the White hamster.
My children love that these are so real,sleeping and playing.
I love the fact that there is no mess or clean up involved in owning this hamster.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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coriwestphal said...

Are you kidding!? The best part obviously is the no mess. After going from pets in the house, to NO pets in the house, I can tell you I do NOT miss having them inside! This would be an awesome gift for my daughter who loves anything to do with rodents, don't ask me why! LOL

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Mtlgrl4evr said...

I like the white one. I love that they are like a pet without the mess!

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Raquel said...

I would choose the yellow one. When I was a child, my pet hamster bit the tip of my finger off so the best thing about these is that they don't bite.

Sonya said...

I'd love the yellow, and it's perfect for us because it doesn't make a mess!

Denise said...

I think the yellow one is adorable! The best thing about Zhu Zhu pets is that they will never get sick or die, something that is very upsetting to little ones.

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My Chubby-huggy wants the gray one and I love how you can add on sets, and keep building your collection.
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I like the yellow one. I love that we will not need a "funeral" for this pet! Thanks.

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I would choose the white hamster! The great thing about these is you get all the fun without all the mess!!!! Thanks!

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Jammie said...

I would go with the yellow for my daughter. And I love the fact that they come with so much play areas and resemble real hamsters so much. And did I mention no smelly cage to clean out.

degood said...

I would choose a yellow one. I love that if it dies, you just put a new battery in it or worst case scenerio head to the toy store and get a new one. No more trips to the pet store with a dead hamster in your purse trying to find a stand in for the dead "fluffy" or "Hammy" because you don't have the time or energy for a hamster funeral that evening.

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Yellow - No Mess

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I love the white one. I can't count how many times my niece has told me how much she wants one. I love that you can continually add on pieces so the kids don't get tired of it.

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I love the white one and my favorite thing about Zhu Zhu pets is all the different sets you can put together!

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My girls would love the yellow one. I like that there's no mess and they can't bite. lol Thank you!

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I would choose the yellow hamster!! My favorite thing about Zhu Zhu Pets is that they are interactive! I also love how realistic they are! Thanks for the chance to win!

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I'd choose yellow and I like that they have so many cute accessories!

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Steph said...

I would choose the White one. I think my favorite thing about ZhuZhuPets is that I wouldnt be stuck cleaning a cage for a real hamster once a week.

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I would choose white. And how wonderful not to have to pick up or clean up after it.

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i would choose the white one, it's nice not to have to really take care of it

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My kids would love the yellow hamster! My daughter has a hamster that she adores (it is very sweet) but my son isn't old enough for one -- this would be a nice idea for him until he's a bit older!

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I'd choose Light Brown. I like that they look fun to play with.

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