Sunday, November 23, 2008

Because It’s Christmas - Group 5 gift unwrapped - Giant Panda from Xeko Pals GIVEAWAY

The next gift we are unwrapping in our Kids & Charity Giveaway is a Giant Panda plush from Xeko Pals. Xeko Pals are actually the plush line of characters from Xeko (pronounced zee-co - get it?;), the award winning eco-adventure game starring the wild animals of Earth’s endangered habitats. Remember my review? It is a very cool game!

Well, the 3 characters that make up the plush line from Xeko are some of the most endangered animals on earth - the Sumatran Flying Squirrel, the Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur, and of course, the Chinese Giant Panda. Xeko Pals is giving one Giant Panda plush pal away to one of YOU as a part of Group 5 and they are also donating one more Giant Panda plush pal to charity to the Household Pantry at the First United Methodist Church in Lowell, IN.

Xeko Pals fit in perfectly as a sponsor for our Because It’s Christmas Kids & Charity Giveaway. The mission of Xeko “is to foster sustainability by creating and marketing world-class products and media that entertain and inspire people to make a difference.” I just love that about them. Xeko Pals are made with soy and certified organic cotton “fur” and soy-based stuffing making them earth friendly in addition to soft and cuddly! They feel almost like velour, they are so soft. Also, 4% of Xeko Pals net sales are donated to Conservation International. Pretty cool, no?The Xeko Pals Giant Panda is designed to raise awareness over the decreasing panda population. When I was in China, I was lucky enough to see some of these beautiful but shy creatures and learned a lot about them. They are quite selective about their Bamboo diet and are much softer as a Xeko Pal than they are in real life. Next time I am in China, I really want to go to the Wolong Panda Reserve in Sichuan!

Each of the Panda Pals stands roughly 7 1/2 inches tall. Its tag contains “mission information” for the “Xeko Agent” about what they are to do with their giant panda. It also contains facts and information about the giant panda, making this a really educational critter as well. The tags also include a secret mission code that they can use to gain access to the online game. On the rear of the Panda, there is even the Xeko symbol embroidered on his cute little tush!

The Xeko Giant Panda is really soft and very cute. I love the expression on his little face. He is sure to charm most any child. The website is graphically delightful and you can really learn a ton just by visiting - child and adult alike. It is designed to look like a rainforest and there appears to be a ton of stuff kids can do on it. I can’t wait to see the game that the code on the panda unlocks! Because of our Chinese daughter, we have developed a real 'thing' for Pandas around here, and I think this one will be no exception. I cannot wait for my girls to read the message and the story behind the giant panda and learn more. It really ought to excite and interest them and the online game will be something I see being played again and again.

As a parent, I am completely enamored our new little friend here. The fact that the panda is made from organic cotton and soy-based materials is wonderful. I love Xeko's tagline - Play Xeko - Be a Force of Nature. I want my girls to BE a force of nature and a force to be reckoned with and the fact that a simple plush animal like this helps to raise the environmental awareness in my kids, can only be described (in the words of Martha) as a Good Thing. The fact that at face value it is a stuffed animal, but behind the scenes it allows kids to experience an interactive adventure that teaches them about the world we live in, makes him a wonderfully versatile little stuffed guy!

So....Play Xeko - Be a Force of Nature!



ENTER TO WIN A PLUSH GIANT PANDA FROM XEKO PALS

Note: by entering this giveaway, you are actually entering to win all the toys in Group 5. The more individual posts you enter, the more of a chance you have to win the Group prizes. The entries will be combined from all posts and a winner selected, so you have a chance to win the Group prizes even if you only enter on one post.

To enter to win the Xeko Pals Giant Panda:

  • Visit the Xeko Store and check out all of the Xeko items.
  • Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you liked the best.


That’s it!

To earn extra entries:

  • Post our Because It’s Christmas button on your site (you can find the code for it on the middle right sidebar) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES
  • Blog about this giveaway and link back here and to Xeko Pals. (the links must be active/clickable) - 5 EXTRA ENTIRES
  • Subscribe to our updates. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY
  • Enter a Because It’s Christmas giveaway over at What's That Smell? and/or 3 P’s in a Pod and come back here and tell us which post/giveaway you entered on. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY PER POST/GIVEAWAY ENTERED

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, ie: if you blog about this, leave 5 separate comments.


Giveaway will run through Nov. 30th at noon central time and is open to the USA.


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116 comments:

caseykelp said...

the Xeko Pals: Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur is just to cute.
thank you for the giveaway

caseykelp said...

i am a subscriber

caseykelp said...

i entered the duck pull toy over at whats that smell

PhotoBugBaby said...

I like the Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur. So cute :)

PhotoBugBaby said...

I am a subscriber :)

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Your button is here http://www.photobugbaby.blogspot.com :)

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#2 for button :)

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I blogged here http://photobugbaby.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas.html :)

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#2 for blogging :)

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PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Fabric Blocks giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Planet Pixies giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Princess and the Pea Game giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Scribble & Sing Art Station giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Precious Girls Club Kit giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Indoor Gardening Kit giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Chatter Chix Ster Kit giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Giant Panda giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the My Backyard Book giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Pretty Pedicure Salon giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Fantasy Blocks giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

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I entered the Dragonrock Castle giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

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I entered the My Backyard Book giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

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I entered the Duck Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Terra Kids Headlamp giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Giant Panda giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

Sweetpeas said...

The Sumatran Flying Squirrel is adorable.

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Stack the Trix Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Drift Cars Street Team giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Nana Star and the Moonman Book and Moonman Lovey giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

Sweetpeas said...

I have the button on my blog

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Let's Go Walking Puppy giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

Sweetpeas said...

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Sweetpeas said...

Entered Haba blocks giveaway @ what's that smell

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Nature Discovery book @ What's that smell

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Dragonrock castle

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duck pull toy

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terra kids headlamp

Sweetpeas said...

Xecko Panda giveaway @ what's tha smell

Sweetpeas said...

haba pull toy

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drift cars

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Nana star

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Let's go walking puppy

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Haba blocks @ 3 P's

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Crayola scribble & sing

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planet pixies

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rosegarden palace

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Nature Discovery book @ 3 P's

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rainbow people mover

windycindy said...

The "Madagascar Starter Kit" would be fun, as would any of the starter kits! Great game ideas! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am subscribed! Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I entered the North Stars Toys Helicopter Giveaway at "What's That Smell? site. Thanks, Cindi
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Mama Zen said...

I like the Mission China Dragon tee!

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I love love LOVE the Hairy Eared Lemur from Madagascar, but I would also love to buy all of the Starter kits! Such a great way to educate children about far-off lands and the importance of working to preserve endangered species!

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I am also a subscriber :D

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I have your button on my sidebar (lol tired of reading that yet?)
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I have your button on my sidebar (lol tired of reading that yet?)
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Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I entered the giant panda giveaway at 3 p's in a pod :)

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I entered the planet pixies giveaway at 3 p's in a pod :)

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I entered the rosegarden palace giveaway at 3 p's in a pod :)

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I entered the nature discovery giveaway at 3 p's in a pod :)

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I entered the dragonrock castle giveaway at what's that smell? :)

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I entered the giant panda giveaway at what's that smell? :)

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I entered the nanastar & moonman giveaway at what's that smell? :)

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I entered the Haba Headlamp giveaway at what's that smell? :)

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I entered the drift cars street team giveaway at what's that smell? :)

judybrittle said...

I just love the xeko-pals-hairyeared-dwarf-lemur. That is so adorable! Thank you!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

PhotoBugBaby said...

I entered the Complete Set of All Star Buddies giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

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I entered the Helicopter Mover giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

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I entered the Paddle Wheel Boat giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Crayola Glow Station giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Shrinky Dinks Holiday Fun giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Jumbo Crayons and Sketch Book giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Rainbow People Mover giveaway at 3P's :)

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I entered the Group 2 My Backyard Book giveaway 3P's :)

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

aside from the panda. i like the flying squirrel.

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

1-i blogged about this giveaway
http://www.lifesacharm.net/blog/?p=276

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4-i blogged about this giveaway
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5-i blogged about this giveaway
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Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

1-posted your christmas button in my sidebar

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2-posted your christmas button in my sidebar

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

3-posted your christmas button in my sidebar

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

4-posted your christmas button in my sidebar

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

5-posted your christmas button in my sidebar

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

im a subscriber thru google reader

Erica said...

I think the Xeko Pals: Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur is cute.

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Erica said...

I am a subscriber.


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Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Fantasy Blocks giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Duck Pull TOy giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Stack the Trix Mix Pull Toy giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Let’s Go Walking Puppy giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Dragonrock Castle giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the NAture Discovery in my Backyard giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Terra Kids Headlamp giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Giant Panda giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Drift Cars Street Team giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Nana Star and the Moonman Storybook and The Moonman Plush Lovey giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Helicopter giveaway in What's That Smell

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i entered the Set of All Star Buddies giveaway in What's That Smell

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Thank you SO much for all of your entries!

The GIVEAWAY has now closed and no further entries will be accepted.

Please watch for the announcement of the winners soon!