Zippies Review and Giveaway



My kids love keychains; they can never have too many of them clipped to their backpacks. Since they started school in September, some of the flimsier ones have broken off and gotten lost, so it was great to receive an invitation to review Zippies, the dangling name tags / keychains that kids can collect and enjoy. We were sent an assortment of Zippies series 1 characters to review. Here's what we thought:


The Basics
Here's the rundown on Zippies:

Zippies, the solution to ending kids’ arguments about what belongs to whom, save parents aggravation and stress. These round, flexible, characters save parents headaches by helping children to identify their things by simply clipping them onto any belonging -- water bottles, lunch boxes, luggage, backpacks, jackets, and even bicycles. Zippies can even help prevent the spread of germs by identifying water bottles and teach children the importance of being responsible for personal belongings.

Each collectible Zippies ID tag features a different character on one side with a place for contact information on the other. This allows parents to rest assured that emergency contact information (last name and parent’s phone number) is with their child at all times.
Available in 10 different characters, Zippies sell for $4.98 each or $39.99 for the entire limited-edition first series. They can be ordered online at www.zippiesfun.com and found at select retailers.


The Bongga
Zippies are cutest things ever! My kids love them primarily as keychains to decorate their backpacks and add to their ever-growing keychain collection; I, on the other hand, being parent who's sick of kids losing their stuff, really appreciate them as name tags. You can write your child's name or your cell phone number with a permanent marker to make sure all his stuff comes home. Also, they are so bright and colorful and unique (with 10 distinct characters in Zippies' Series 1 and with more series to come), you're pretty much guaranteed that no other kid is going to mistake your child's lunchbox -- or backpack or water bottle or dance bag or bike -- for his.



My kids love that each Zippie has a name and a personality; they actually refer to Tazmo and Wally and Ranger by name.


At $5 each, Zippies are comparable in price to keychains -- they make great stocking stuffers, gifts, birthday party favors and prizes!


The Blah
I have my doubts about the sturdiness of the carabiner clip (it doesn't always seem to align properly), but we haven't lost any so far, so maybe I'm being paranoid. Time will tell....


The Bottom Line
They're colorful, collectible, clever and cute.... with Zippies, keeping track of stuff has never been so much fun.



Win a pack of Zippies
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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on April 16, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on April 17 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by Zippies and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

80 Comments, Leave yours here:

Sara on March 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM said...

Oh my gosh, these are so cute! You could even make custom lanyards for big groups by sticking one on a string or lanyard to help keep track of everyone (and have contact info in case someone gets lost).

Teresa on March 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM said...

I like Kayla & I'm sure my granddaughters would too because she is PINK!
I think she would look cute attached to a lunch bag.

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mogrill on March 29, 2011 at 2:50 PM said...

I like Kayla for my daughters lunchbox.Thanks for the chance.
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hiann88 on April 3, 2011 at 5:32 PM said...

My favorite is Faina and this would be for my granddaughter.

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hity88 on April 3, 2011 at 5:37 PM said...

I like Kayla and on my granddaughter's backpack.

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The Nerdy Nurse on April 4, 2011 at 7:32 AM said...

We love the green one :)

Giving away a set of these on TheNerdyNurse.com too!

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moushka on April 7, 2011 at 3:01 PM said...

I like Kayla the best. I would use them on my daugthers swim backpacks.

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Lori on April 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM said...

Like Flops, would attach to daughter`s jacket

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ReggieMann on April 9, 2011 at 8:38 PM said...

My favorite is Flops the Bunny - I would put him on my niece's backpack

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paula michele on April 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM said...

I like Paco. I would attach it to my son's favorite stuffed dog in case he lost it.

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