Introducing Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt {Giveaway}



Ever since I discovered Greek yogurt a couple of years ago, I've pretty much abandoned any other kind of yogurt -- with one exception.  I still love runny, European style yogurt, but it's really difficult to find yogurt with the right texture in the US.  The only kind I could find with a nice runny texture and great taste is Wallaby yogurt.  I could eat their Vanilla Bean Nonfat or Lowfat Organic Yogurt all day!

So when I attended the FoodBuzz Festival in October last year and discovered that Wallaby had come up with their own Greek yogurt, I knew I had to try it.  My favorite kind of yogurt and my favorite yogurt brand, finally coming together!  I knew I would love it, and I was not disappointed.


Wallaby's new Organic Greek yogurt line have the thick texture of authentic strained Greek yogurt, and taste so creamy, it's hard to believe they're either low fat or nonfat.  They come in Plain Nonfat or Plain Low Fat varieties, so you can use them as a substitute for sour cream or cream in lots of recipes like enchiladas, curries, soups and sauces.  I like to sweeten them with honey or fruit for a sweet taste without having to add white sugar!


For the photo above, I mixed Wallaby Plain Nonfat Organic Greek Yogurt with crushed pineapples, then topped the mixture with more crushed pineapples, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of granola.  It tasted sooo goood.....



For this photo, I topped Wallaby Plain Low Fat Organic Greek Yogurt with blueberries and granola.  Again, amazing.

For on-the-go yumminess, Wallaby also makes individual packs of Organic Greek Nonfat Yogurt with fruit toppings.  These come in a two-part cup: the yogurt and toppings are separate so you can control how much of the fruit you want to add to your yogurt.  There are quite a few varieties of toppings including honey, raspberry, mixed berry and my current favorite, orange.  I've never tried this flavor before and I love the citrusy taste!

Would you like to receive coupons for free or discounted Wallaby Organic Greek yogurt?  Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite yogurt flavor, and I'll pick one winner on March 15 to send the coupons to.  Good luck!

Disclosure: I received coupons for free and discounted samples of Wallaby Greek Yogurt to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Wallaby will be providing the coupons for the giveaway. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.



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Why we love Galileo Learning summer camps



This year we're not doing much traveling over the summer, so it's up to me to plan ahead and make sure my kids stay busy over the summer -- and that means more than just renting the latest movies and buying extra batteries for the handheld videogames.  I'm always on the lookout for engaging, entertaining summer camps, and I look to my fellow parents around school for recommendations for camps that their kids love.  The one name that keeps coming back year after year is the one I always recommend to anyone who asks:  Galileo Learning camps.  Here's why:

It's Fun
Camp Galileo (for pre-K to 5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (for 5th to 8th grade) have the best themes I've ever seen in any day camp!  The curriculum development staff know exactly what interests and inspires kids.  Camp Galileo themes and Galileo Summer Quest (GSQ) majors (or areas of focus that campers choose) change every week, so kids can attend multiple weeks at camp without getting bored. All activities, from arts and crafts to science experiments to games on the field, are designed to fit the week's theme or major, so kids get to explore their chosen subject matter in depth.

It's Educational
Everything a camper does at a Galileo camp is designed to teach kids how to experiment and innovate.  Last year at Camp Galileo, 3Po and Jammy learned about bridges and basic principles of engineering as they worked to build their own wooden suspension bridges. Even more important, they learned how to plan ahead, predict outcomes, experiment with different variables, and adjust their plans based on preliminary results.  They were probably having too much fun to know or care that they were actually learning, but they were learning just the same!

It's Convenient
Galileo Learning 38 camp locations all over the Bay Area, from Tiburon to San Jose, which means you won't have to drive far to find one near you. Every camp session has optional extended care from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. so working parents can fit camps into their own schedules.  They even offer an optional lunch program, featuring hot, healthy meals!
A word about affordability: Camp Galileo and GSQ are not cheap, but you get what pay for.  They have a full-time staff that works year-round to develop the curricula for each theme and activity.  Everyone, from counselors to instructors to interns, are the cream of the crop; many are professional educators and many have been with Galileo for years.  You won't find any pimply teenagers more interested in texting their friends than interacting with the kids -- every single person on staff that I've met has been enthusiastic and involved.  The tuition rates are higher than city-run summer day camps, but on par -- and actually on the lower end of the price range -- with specialty summer day camps.  And if you enroll before Feb. 28 you'll get the Early Bird discount of $20 per session, on top of any refer-a-friend discount or multiple session discount.  Yes, that's two days from now, so hop to it!
It has been seven years since The Pea first attended Camp Galileo as a tiny Nebula (pre-K), and we've gone back almost every year.  Each time my kids have attended camp they have had a wonderful time.  I can't recommend it highly enough!



Disclosure:This is the first in a series of posts about Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest, for which I am receiving a free week of camp for each of my children. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Oz The Great and Powerful opens March 8



Only two weeks till Disney's latest movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, opens in theatres!  That's right, on March 8 viewers will get to see how the two-bit magician Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs (at least that was his name in the books), ended up as the Wizard of Oz.  I was a great fan of the Oz series (I read all 14 books sometime between 4th and 6th grade), so I'm really excited to see the kind of world director Sam Raimi and screenplay writers Mitchell Kapner and David Linsday-Abaire have dreamed up.  I hope it lives up to L Frank Baum's legacy!


About the movie:
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.


What I want to know is, when is the Oz Balloon Ride opening at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort?  :)


Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Movie synopsis (in italics) was provided by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Bonggamom's Friday Finds -- list your giveaways here


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Welcome to Bonggamom's Friday Finds! I'm glad so many of you are finding this to be a useful way to get more traffic to your giveaways. And as a person who loves entering giveaways, I have to admit it's a great, easy way to find out where all the best giveaways are.

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday



Dr. Seuss' birthday is exactly one week away from today, and my kids are excited to celebrate!  Okay, they're actually quite a bit older than they were in the Cat-In-The-Hat-photo above, but they still love Dr. Seuss. They watched The Lorax twice on the plane from Manila to San Francisco, and shhh... don't tell them I'm writing this, but they still ask me to read The Lorax out loud to them at bedtime!

For those of you who love Dr. Seuss (and who doesn't!), here are some fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday:

Have some Green Eggs & Ham!  If that grosses you out, top regular scrambled eggs with broccoli -- or do away with the eggs and ham entirely, and bake a Green Eggs & Ham cake.





One Fish, Two Fish Math (I think Rainbow Goldfish Crackers must have been invented by Dr. Seuss!).




Dr. Seuss Word Scramble



Watch PBS KIDS!  They are debuting new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That ("Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game” and  “Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones"), as well as a new online game commemorating Dr. Seuss' birthday week.



Join my Dr. Seuss giveaway!  You could win a DVD copy of The Cat in the Hat: Safari, So Good.  The giveaway ends March 3, so hurry and enter!


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Nukotoys trading cards giveaway




As a Nukotoys Parents@Play Ambassador, I'm so happy to see their innovative, interactive iPad games get so much great reviews around the blogosphere.  ToysBulletin.com, TIME for Kids,  Parenting.com,   FastCompany and other noted publications have raved about the way Monsterology and Animal Planet Wildlands have successfully combined physical toys with virtual play.  Nukotoys was even awarded a "Best in Play" award by Parenting Magazine at the 2012 Toy Fair.

In case you don't know what all the fuss is about yet, Animal Planet Wildlands and Monsterology are two iPad apps that you can download for free.  In Animal Planet Wildlands, kids navigate through the African savannah, taking on the role of different animals as they learn fun facts, race other animals, solve puzzles, complete quests.  In Monsterology, kids battle each other in a mythical world based on the popular Monsterology books, using mythical monsters in a turn-based strategy game.  Both games come with a "starter set" of characters (animals or monsters) to play with -- but kids can purchase physical trading cards to expand their character set.




That's where the magic happens: kids can "tap in" their physical trading card by touching it to their iPad  screen... and the character represented in the physical card comes to life in the app!  It's really quite amazing, and kids have so much fun with it.  Not only do they get the pleasure of seeing their physical cards come to life as characters in the virtual world, they also get all the fun of collecting, trading and playing with cards.  (You can read more about the technology behind Nukotoys' cards and check out more photos in the rave review that I posted last year).  Or better yet, buy a set of cards for your child and check it out for yourself!  Or better still, enter my giveaway below -- I've got some extra trading cards to give away!


Win a set of Nukotoys trading cards
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win 8 packs of Nukotoys trading cards -- 5 Animal Planet Wildlands packs, and 3 Monsterology packs, with 3 cards per pack.   I'm trying out Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway, so please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.  Giveaway ends midnight PST on March 5; good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Items featured in the giveaway prize were given to me for previous work as a Nukotoys Parent Ambassador. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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Giveaway: Cooking with Hidden Valley Ranch {Giveaway}



When people think of pantry staples, they usually think of bread, pasta, ketchup, flour, sugar, coffee, spices, peanut butter, mayo.    Here's one more item your pantry should never be without:  Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing.  I always have a bottle on hand!  Everyone in our family loves it, and not just as a salad dressing.  We dip everything into it:  french fries, veggies, breadsticks, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, even pizza crusts!  We top chili with it, we spread it on sandwiches instead of mayo, we pour it on baked potatoes.  There's just something about that tangy creaminess that's irresistible!  Why, just this morning I used Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing to add some zing to my kids' lunch wraps:



Roast Beef Ranch Wrap
1 large spinach tortilla
1/4 cup American salad mix (iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, carrots)
2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
3 Tablespoons grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 deli-thin slices roast beef
1 Tablespoon whipped cream cheese

Lay the salad mix in the center of the tortilla.  Spread the dressing on top of the salad, then sprinkle the cheese over the dressing.  Lay the roast beef slices on top of the cheese.

Spread cream cheese around the edges of the tortilla.  Roll up the filling inside the tortilla, burrito-style. The cream cheese will help seal the edges.  Cut in half and serve.


Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing also makes a great flavor base for sauces and other recipes.   You can use it in gourmet recipes like Chef Russell Jackson whipped up for an amazing blogger lunch I attended last year, or you can use it recipes so simple that even my husband can tackle.  Here's a recipe that we tried recently (from the Hidden Valley Ranch website)



Original Ranch Ravioli
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:
½ cup roasted red and yellow peppers, rinsed and drained and cut into thin strips
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
1 package (9 ounces) fresh meat or cheese ravioli

Instructions:
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and drain.
In a large skillet, over a medium heat, combine the pasta, peppers, and dressing and stir until well blended and heated through. Serve garnished with the cheese.


We used mushroom ravioli, with a fresh porcini mushroom filling, and the dish was amazing.  You wouldn't believe how much difference that dressing makes!  It combines with the tangy sweetness of the peppers, and it really works.  I never would have thought of using Hidden Valley Ranch as a pasta sauce -- it's just one more reason why I never like to run out of it!



Win a Hidden Valley Ranch Prize Pack
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win an assortment of Hidden Valley Ranch products!  The price pack includes:


* 3 bottles Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing
* 3 bottles Hidden Valley Light Dressing
* 6 packets of Hidden Valley Dry Seasoning Mix
* A cute blue apron so you can get cooking!




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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on March 14, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on March 13 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.


Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Prize pack was provided by Hidden Valley Ranch. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Sweet Andy's Cookies giveaway




A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my latest food obsession, Sweet Andy's Cookies.  Shopping mall cookies, bakery cookies, even my homemade cookies have ceased to tempt me since I tasted Sweet Andy's moist, chewy bites of heaven.  These cookies are so good, they earned 3Po's highest level of praise:

Mom, I love these cookies so much, I'm willing to use my own allowance to buy some for myself!


Given that he only earns $3 per month, even a single bag of Sweet Andy's Cookies would be a huge investment for him.  Yes, I'm cheap, but I'm not mean.  I wasn't planning to make poor 3Po save his hard-earned money to get more Sweet Andy's Cookies, so I bought some myself.  Right now, Sweet Andy's is offering free shipping on 6 bags of cookies, so I took advantage and ordered some for the family.  6 bags might sound like a lot, but there always seems to be a teacher or teacher's aide celebrating a birthday, and a bag makes a great present!  Also, the cookies freeze really well -- we froze 2 bags, then a week after we took the cookies out of the bag, put them on a plate and warmed them in the microwave.  They were just perfect!



The Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip varieties were big hits, and Alfie adores the Oatmeal Raisin, so I ordered those, but this time I just had to try their Lemon Cookie.  If you like sugar cookies you'll love Sweet Andy's Lemon Cookie -- it has the taste (sweet but not too sweet) and texture (soft and chewy) of their Sugar Cookie, but with a hint of lemon.  I kind of wish that hint of lemon had been stronger, but it's still a great cookie, especially paired with a glass of milk :)


I've still got five varieties left that I haven't tasted:  Pumpkin, Cinnamon Sugar, Peanut Butter Chip, Chocolate with Peanut Butter, and White Chocolate Macadamia but I think I need to give my waistline some time to recover.   I can't wait to order my next box of Sweet Andy's Cookies!


Win a box of Sweet Andy's Cookies
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a box of Sweet Andy's Cookies, featuring 6 bags of cookies with 5 cookies in each bag, in assorted flavors!


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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on March 12, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on March 13 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.



Disclosure: I purchased the cookies reviewed on this post with my own money.  Thanks to Sweet Andy's cookies for providing the giveaway prize.. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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One Step Ahead Cozy Cub Giveaway



These past few weeks have been soooo cold!  Blast those icy winds from the North! I've even had to take out my East Coast Woolen Winter Coat, and even though it makes me look like a homeless person I gratefully put it on every morning to shield me from the winter weather.   I can't even imagine what it must be like for folks in the midwest and east coast.  Actually, I can -- I lived in Boston for 2 years so I sympathize!

It seems like the cold snap has caught everyone off guard, so everyone's rushing to buy winter gear.  The problem is, retailers are already starting to hawk their spring fashions -- fortunately, One Step Ahead is still selling lots of winter clothing, gear and accessories online.  In fact, now is a great time to buy (even if it's just to stock up for next winter -- just buy a larger size, you know your child is going to grow into it anyway!), because practically everything in their Cozy Cub Collection is on sale.  Here are some Cozy Cub must-haves:


Kids 3-in-1 Snow Jacket
I love, love, love 3-in-1 jackets because they're so versatile!  Your child can use the lining on its own as a cozy fleece jacket in the fall, he/she can use the water-repellant outer shell as a rain parka in the spring, or he/she can use both layers zipped together in the snow!


Kids Snow Pants/Snow Bibs with Adjustable Hem
Cold plus wet equals one miserable little person, so these water-repellent snow pants are ideal for snowy play.  One Step Ahead has put in lots of parent-friendly, kid-friendly touches like foot stirrups so the inner layer doesn't ride up, removable straps to convert from snow pants to snow bibs, even an extra 2 inches at the hem so you can let it out and your child can keep wearing them a bit longer!


Kids Cozy Cub Vest:
Keeping the torso warm is essential, and this puffy vest does it in such a stylish way.  I love the way the back is slightly longer than the front so kids' backs are kept covered even when they bend over!




Baby & Kids Stay-Put Reversible Fleece Hat with Earflaps
The designs on these fleece hats are so adorable, I'd put them on my kids even if they didn't help keep their little heads  warm!  The ear flap not only keeps ears warm, it also velcroes securely under the chin, so the hat stays put no matter how many snow angels your little angel makes. Check out the hat that One Step Ahead sent me to review:


Love those bright colors and snuggly-soft fleece!




Cozy Cub Stroller Snuggly Bunting:
This is the ONE item I really, really wish had been available when I my eldest was 6 months old and we were braving the Boston winter cold!  One Step Ahead sent me a sample of this bunting, and it is really well made.  The outer layer is quilted and fits nicely over a stroller, and the inner layer is plush and snuggly so your baby is warm and comfy.  Stroller blankets slip and slide, but this zip-up bunting keeps babies snuggly and warm in their strollers.  Genius, pure genius.





Win a Cozy Cub Winter Prize Pack!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a Cozy Cub Winter Prize Pack from One Step Ahead, featuring the following 2 products:




  • One Cozy Cub Stroller Snuggly Bunting
  • One Stay-Put Reversible Fleece Hat with Earflaps (winner can indicate size and color preference but product will be subject to availability)


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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on March 5, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on March 6 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.



Disclosure:  I received a product sample of the Stroller Bunting and Reversible Fleece Hat to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Giveaway prize is provided by One Step Ahead. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Bonggamom's Friday Finds -- list your giveaways here


Bonggamoms Friday Finds

Welcome to Bonggamom's Friday Finds! I'm glad so many of you are finding this to be a useful way to get more traffic to your giveaways. And as a person who loves entering giveaways, I have to admit it's a great, easy way to find out where all the best giveaways are.

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Disney Princess apps on sale till Feb. 15 {Giveaway}


Disney Princess iOS apps

Happy Valentine's Day!  Instead of giving your little princess a box of chocolates or sugary treats, treat her to a Disney Princess app instead!  You know she'll love it, and she can enjoy it on Valentine's Day and any day.  Best of all, Disney Publishing Worldwide is having a sale on four Disney Princess apps that will set her heart aflutter. Each app is only $1.99 until tomorrow, Feb. 15.  Here's the list of the apps that are on sale:

Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
Readers help their favorite Disney Princesses prepare for magical moments in this dress-up sticker book. Updated version includes interactive camera feature, plus new outfits, shoes, stories, and Princess Tiana.


(Bonggamom's note: this app is so much fun!  You can take your photo and put it on Ariel's, Cinderella's, Belle's, Tiana's, Jasmine's or Snow White's body, then choose from a variety of dresses, crowns, shoes and accessories.  It just like paper dolls, except they don't ever tear or get lost.  You can save your creations or email them to friends and family.)


Cinderella: Storybook Deluxe for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
Disney’s Cinderella has enchanted generations with its spellbinding story, charming music, and endearing characters that live in your heart forever. This app includes a full retelling of the film with fresh illustrations, engaging narration, music and sound effects, as well as whimsical interactivity on every page.

(Bonggamom's note: this app is Disney's deluxe e-book for Cinderella.  Like Brave: Storybook Deluxe and other titles, kids can read through the Cinderella story or have it read to them by a narrator or their parent's recorded voice.  There are also bonus activities like coloring pages, puzzles and sing-along music videos.  The vintage illustrations and songs make me so nostalgic for my own childhood days!)


Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
In this unforgettable story of love and adventure in a magical new format, Belle finds herself in a castle with talking furniture, an enchanted rose and a grumpy beast. Despite an awkward beginning, Belle and the Beast gradually become friends, and Belle learns not to judge a book by its cover.


(Bonggamom's note: this app is Disney's deluxe e-book for Beauty and the Beast.  Like Brave: Storybook Deluxe and other titles, kids can read through Belle's story or have it read to them by a narrator or their parent's recorded voice.  There are also bonus activities like mazes, a scavenger hunt -- my kids love leafing through the story and searching for the hidden roses! )


The Princess and the Frog Read-Along for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
This fully interactive app includes games, movie clips, coloring pages, and music to sing along! You can even record your own voice reading the story. Tiana, a beautiful Louisiana girl who dreams of owning her own restaurant and Naveen, a spoiled, jazz-loving prince who doesn’t know the meaning of hard work, have nothing in common – until they are magically transformed into frogs.


(Bonggamom's note: this app is Disney's deluxe e-book for Beauty and the Beast.  Like Brave: Storybook Deluxe and other titles, kids can read through Belle's story or have it read to them by a narrator or their parent's recorded voice.  There are also cool bonus activities like a fortune-telling mini app and a firefly chase game. )


Princess Royal Party for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
Welcome to the Magical and Enchanting world of Disney’s Royal Party, just in time for Rapunzel’s own celebration! Disney’s Royal Party includes many fun activities and crafts for hours of fun with your favorite Disney Princesses.


(Bonggamom's note:  This app is the ultimate e-magazine for young Disney Princess fans.  It has everything -- read-along stories, printable princess crown templates, a dress-up mini-app, a recipe for cupcakes, coloring pages and other activities.  The star of the app is Rapunzel, but the other Disney Princesses make "guest" appearances).


The apps are totally worth the cost and the space on your iOS device, because each one has unique activities (not just the usual coloring pages) that your little princess will enjoy.  And they're even more worth it at $1.99, so hurry and download the apps, because they go back to their regular price after Feb. 15!


Win a set of Disney Princess apps
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive download codes for ALL FIVE of the Disney Princess apps featured above:

Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book
Cinderella: Storybook Deluxe
Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe
The Princess and the Frog Read-Along
Princess Royal Party

That's a $25 value!

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RT @bonggafinds Win a set of Disney Princess iOS apps: Princess Royal Party, Cinderella and more! Ends Feb. 28 http://ow.ly/hIUK4 

The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on Feb. 28, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on March 1 and post their name after they confirm acceptance.  For additional giveaway rules, click here.



Disclosure: I received review codes for the 4 apps featured above, as well as 4 additional codes to give away.  Product information (in italics) is provided by Disney Publishing Worldwide. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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