Kids love to collect things. For some, it's action figures, others like trading cards, and I'm sure you've seen those rubber bands in strange shapes all over the place lately.
HandVibes remind me of those rubber bands, except, to me, make more sense than those do (it's hard to tell what the shapes are supposed to be sometimes, and because they ARE shapes, they don't really fit kids' wrists all that well).
HandVibes are rubber novelty rings that any kid can wear. They come in different colors and include savings like “Rad,” “BFF,” “Epic,” “Dude,” “Boo-Yah,” and lots more. There's actually 25 unique sayings, 9 vibrant colors, and when you add in the hard-to-find 10 emoticon☺ designs (!), a total of 235 unique rings in all (huh. Never thought I'd actually use all that "permuations" stuff from Algebra. Go figure).
Personally, I like (heh) the two-thumbs-up Handvibe, perfect for Facebook fans (naturally, HandVibes have their own Facebook page, too), and the "Dude" and "Bro" ones, because my teenagerss use those words all the time.
So I showed the HandVibes to the Rhino, who is technically a bit older than the target age range (I'm thinking more tweens and early teens), and still he thought they were pretty cool.
Adding to the collectability of HandVibes is the packaging. HandVibes are sold in packs with two visible rings, plus a third ‘Mystery Ring’ contained in a hidden compartment. That 'Mystery Ring' might just be one of the ten rare blue swirl or black emoticon designs, featuring smiley faces, winks, smirks and more, which are randomly inserted into just one out of every six ring packs. So every purchase has an added element of surprise as kids discover if their Mystery Ring is one of the rare emoticon designs.
Viv's take: I think HandVibes are fun and colorful, and let kids show a little 'attitude' without being disruptive or disrespectful. They're age-appropriate for tweens and young teens, but also appeal to older kids. Plus HandVibes aren't expensive, so even frugal, budget-conscious Moms can indulge (or reward) their kids and not break the bank...
HandVibes are graciously offering one lucky Cool Moms Rule! reader TWO packages, for a total of 6 HandVibes (and two chances to get rare collectable rings!).
Here's how you can enter the giveaway (required):
Visit the HandVibes website to see all the possible combinations, then leave a comment below this post with which Handvibes ring (color and saying or emoticon) is your favorite!
Additional entries! (Optional and awesome):
- Tweet about this giveaway (you follow me, right?), using #Handvibes.
- Follow us on Blogger, or subscribe to our feed (one extra entry each).
- Add this giveaway to any contest listing.
- Like HandVibes on Facebook. They'd really love you to help them get the word out about their product--THREE extra entries!
- Add our button to your site (check the middle sidebar for the code). This is also worth THREE extra entries!
- Add a blog post about this giveaway and you'll get another THREE entries!
- Donate ANY AMOUNT to our team in the fight against breast cancer before National Denim Day, October 7th! FIVE extra entries!
That's it! Contest runs until Friday, October 14th. Open to readers with U.S. shipping addresses only, please.
I received two packs of HandVibes to facilitate this review. In addition, HandVibes are providing two 3-packs for this reader giveaway.