Frugal Family Fun: Lunchbox Reviews Website Reviews + Oompa Toys Giveaway!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lunchbox Reviews Website Reviews + Oompa Toys Giveaway!

With technology today, it is becoming easier to help keep kids entertained while we run around to appointments, meetings and lunch dates.  There are so many great and fun Iphone apps for kids of all ages! If you don't mind your little one playing with your phone, the possibilities are endless!! And the best place to find the greatest kid friendly apps is at LunchBox Reviews!  They list and review all sorts of Iphone apps, so you can choose the best before you buy! No need to waste money on a game to see what it is! You can read up on it first and decide if it right for your child!!


ABOUT LUNCHBOX REVIEWS


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LunchBox Reviews is the brainchild of Milanie Cleere. The site launched quietly on Friday, August 20th 2010. She is a wife, a mom and a business owner. She prefers natural, non-battery operated toys, but realized there are many educational apps for young children. Letting her kids play with an iPod Touch would not make her "that" mom or a bad parent.
She started looking for quality applications and was overwhelmed with the number available. She tried a few that were fantastic and others that were complete duds. Sure, at 99 cents an app, you're not going to break the bank, but the cost of the truly awful apps started to add up.
 She wanted a filter, a source for finding quality educational iPhone and iPad apps for young children. And where there's a need.... So Milanie created Lunchbox Reviews as the de facto resource for finding quality children's mobile apps. She describes herself as a Gen-X, tech-savvy mom who appreciates design and an intuitive UI. Milanie is someone without a lot of time and care what her children play with. She is picky.

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The reviews you see on this site come from several places.  Milanie write reviews when time permits (owning a company and being a mom with two young kids can make that difficult!) and Lunchbox grabs reviews from reputable sources around the internet she can trust.

calling all parents

This site is a labor of love. Milanie will do her best to sift through the seemingly endless panoply of apps and review iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android games that are appropriate for young children. Hopefully, in time, other parents will contribute to this site as well. You know what apps are a good value and fun for your kids. Share your experiences!

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Want to write reviews? Click here to register for a Contributor account.
Feel free to poke around and send an email with your thoughts.
Contact Milanie here:
milanie [at] lunchboxreviews . com

My mother in law has an Iphone, and she finds some fun apps for the kids! One of their favorites is Suzy Dress Up! This is a game where they can change virtually everything from eye to skin to hair color and so much more! Then you can snap a pic of your creation and change it again! This has been a great thing to have during long waits at doctor's offices or other lengthy waits! They even want to play it at her house! I am sending her to  LunchBox Reviews to learn about other great games for the kids! I love that LunchBox Reviews reviews all types of games, from ones that are educational to ones that are just for fun! This is a great and informative site!!


To kick off the launch of this great site, Lunchbox Reviews is offering a $25 gift card to Oompa Toys!!  here is how to win!:


MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1: Check out LunchBox Reviews and read some of their reviews. Tell me which app you would like to try. (Even if you don't have a compatible device!)
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!



For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email Frugal Family Fun


Extra Entries:
Like Frugal Family Fun on Facebook leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is!

Follow @lunchboxreviews on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment


Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment


Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @lunchboxreviews @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.


Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each


Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries


Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments


Like Lunchbox Reviews on Facebook!  and leave me your Facebook name!


Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!


Contest begins now and ends November 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize. 
Open to U.S. only!! Good luck!


Oompa Toys provided my blog with a giftcard giveaway on my blog in exchange for this review.  I was not under any obligation to write a positive review.

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