BlogMania Sponsor Spotlight: HAYNEEDLE (**Extra BONUS Entries**)

Introducing our next BlogMania sponsor spotlight and your chance to take a sneak peek at one more of the prizes in our spectacular prize package offered during October’s event!

Currently valued at just over $1,800!

**** HAYNEEDLE**** 

It’s no secret that I love shopping online from the comfort of my own home, especially during these months leading up to the busy holiday season.  Don’t get me wrong – I love the lights, the music, the holiday cheer and the crisp air just as much as the next person.  What I don’t love is the pushing, shoving, crowded parking lots, sold out products, tired feet, crying children and such that do accompany the merriment of the season.

I avoid all of this (what I call) suffering by shopping at stores I know will carry the product I want at just the right price.  One such “shop” is Hayneedle, a collection of over 200 specialty stores for home, work and play.  Amazon may be a great choice for online purchases, but you don’t get the friendly, knowledgeable and personalized Customer Service with Amazon like you do with Hayneedle.  When it comes to something as important, time consuming and time crunching as holiday gifts, I prefer having all the assistance I can get.  And when I can’t decide, there’s always the option of a digital gift certificate.

Plus, you get FREE SHIPPING, a PayPal option for payment (for when you’re too lazy to get up and get your wallet) and competitive prices.  Need I say more?

Right now Hayneedle has exclusive offers on all things baby in their Hayneedle Baby Days.  For BlogMania, I thought a toddler bed would best compliment our gift package.  I shocked to find such a big selection and great prices on their toddler beds and crib bedding.

Straight from one of their top selling toddler beds, one lucky BlogMania entrant will receive the Orbelle Slumberlad Convertible Toddler Bed in Espresso and the Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 80 Crib Mattress.

When we received the toddler bed and mattress, the bed needed to be assembled, so my (poor) husband was sent to build it.  It did take a lot longer than expected, but the end result was actually very stylish and pleasing to my eye.  A very smooth, dark and polished wood finish.  It is a beautiful addition to our new kids’ room!

(Ignore the fact that we still don't have curtains!)

I kept it in the living room for a week because my kids were sick, and I thought it would be a fun and easy treat to have them lay down together to watch a movie.  Instead, they ended up jumping, climbing and rough housing on it from all angles.  So did our two big dogs.  It’s still standing and in one piece, so I deem it to be a sturdy and well-made bed.  Especially for the price!

The coolest feature of this bed is that it easily transforms into a child’s oversized lounger for reading, studying and lounging around, or even a small decorative piece when you no longer need it as toddler bed.  The website describes it as a lounger for adolescents, but I have a difficult time imagining someone of that size on such a small piece of furniture.  The lounger mattress is sold separately, but if you’re crafty you could always make your own pillow top for the lounger.

The Kolcraft’s soft but supportive mattress with durable Perma-Dri cover was built for safety and comfort (and apparently “toddler sports and shenanigans”).  Features:

  • Non-allergenic
  • Stain resistant (wipes clean with a damp cloth)
  • Waterproof (that was definitely proven this week as my children repeatedly spilled water on the mattress)
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-static
  • Phthalate and flammability compliant
  • Does not contain toxic fire retardants
  • Has 80 everlasting interwoven heavy-gauge steel coils (though I haven’t actually tested this feature out, it is supposed to sense baby’s movement and respond with more support)
  • Non-sagging weight distribution bars
  • Very lightweight
  • Snug fit inside the toddler bed (which is good for babies but bad for changing sheets!)

I have a much better, high-end Kolcraft mattress for our other toddler bed, so it’s hard to compare, as this is a budget mattress.  But it does its job and is waterproof, which I guess are the most important of features in a child’s mattress!

I was certainly very impressed with this new toddler bed and am confident it will outlast my kids’ rowdiness.  And with the savings you’re able to keep in your pocket after purchasing this set, why not decorate your entire nursery with some of their nursery wall art or kids bedding?  They do have it all, and for a low price!

Buy It!  The Orbelle convertible toddler bed retails for $139.99 but is currently on sale at Hayneedle for $102.98.  The Kolcraft mattress lists for $109.99 but is $79.98 right now on Hayneedle.  Again, shipping is FREE.

OR **WIN** the set during BlogMania!

From today until the event in October, A Nation of Moms is offering **extra bonus entries** into the event by doing any of the extra optional follows at the end of each of these BlogMania Sponsor Spotlights.  Just simply follow these steps:

  1. Become a fan, subscribe, or follow the sponsor and/or do any of the extra bonus options below. (One extra entry for each)
  2. Comment on here telling me which ones you did with the following sample wording: “BlogMania FaceBook fan of Hayneedle extra entry”
  3. Then make sure you enter the mandatory entry of our BlogMania event on October 6th.  We will transfer all of your extra bonus entries into the main event after the event is over.


Without further delay, here are the EXTRA ENTRY opportunities that will be available at the end of each BlogMania sponsor post:

  • Become a fan Hayneedle on Facebook.
  • Follow Hayneedle on Twitter.
  • Tweet the following (You can also do this DAILY for one bonus entry per day): #WIN $1000+ in prizes during @BlogManiaEvents @ANationofMoms in October #giveaway #blogmania11
  • Search our directory of featured posts at A Nation of Moms and write a blog post, linking to one of them. (Make sure to include your url in the comment.)
  • Blog about and link to one of our current giveaways.

Stay tuned for more sponsors and upcoming prize reveals this month and next.