February 18, 2018



June is national zoo and aquarium month, so it’s perfect timing to offer a picture book and plush toy giveaway honoring one of the most famous residents of the Santa Barbara Zoo.   GEMINA: THE CROOKED-NECK GIRAFFE is about a giraffe who was born healthy at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. She lived at… Read more

Book giveaway: ‘Twas the Late Night of Christmas

Twas the Late Night of Christmas

‘Twas the late night of Christmas when all through the house, Everyone was exhausted, even the mouse.   Instead of sugar plum fairies, parents see a giant mess and overwhelmed kids in this modern retelling of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. What happens after Santa goes back home? What’s Mrs. Claus’s role in… Read more

Giveaway: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Mr. Tiger is so tired of pretense and so sick of using his best manners he decides to “go wild” one day.   Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is a funny new picture book kids 4 to 8 will enjoy, yet adults and older children will appreciate the wit and illustrations just as much.   Written and… Read more

Free “Greenbeard the Pirate Pig” gift set

Greenbeard the pirate pig gift set

By Julie Samrick My 5-year-old oohed and aahed when she saw the stuffed guinea pig that’s included with the new 32-page softcover chapter book called Greenbeard the Pirate Pig.  The story follows a fearless guinea pig that leaves his comfortable garden for adventures on the high seas.  My older children (7, 9 and 11) all… Read more

Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell: Win a Copy Today

Truck Stop by Ann Rockwell

By Julie Samrick Like many other little boys, when my now 9 and 10 year old sons were little they were obsessed with trucks.  They could point out and identify every variety- cement mixers, big rigs, tow trucks, and their favorite— car transporters.   The newly released picture book Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell is perfect… Read more

Jewelry Giveaway CLOSED

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Kid Focused giveaways are usually for the children, but this time it’s jewelry for you Kid Focused mothers, aunties, and grandmas out there!  All you have to do is like Vintage V on Facebook and leave a comment below stating so. Jana Vermette is a mother of two, a 5th grade teacher, and a phenomenal… Read more

Education Giveaway CLOSED


Especially during their first 5 years, I work a lot with my kids on their numbers and letters while they’re still home with me.  I print single sheets off the web when I can and make up plenty of learning opportunities on the fly.     I was impressed, though, when Amy Schwary, a mom… Read more

CLOSED ‘UNREAL’ Candy Giveaway

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A few years ago young Nicky Bronner was upset when his Dad made him toss most of his Halloween candy, calling it “junk.” It was then that 13-year-old Nicky first wondered what it takes to “unjunk junk food.” After lots of hard work his dream has come true as UNREAL candy products are now debuting… Read more

‘Back-to-School’ $50 Target Giveaway CLOSED


Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, even if the calendar says fall doesn’t begin until the end of September. So what was the highlight of your summer?   To get back in the swing of school, “show and tell” to win a $50 Target gift card.   Here’s How:   You must first like… Read more

Back to School Thermos Lunch Kit Giveaway


It’s back to school for many American children and since 1904 the leading manufacturer of insulated food products, Thermos, has been right there to make lunchtime a staple of students’ school days.    Thermos is generously giving away one of their new novelty lunch kits for one lucky boy or girl.  The winner may choose… Read more