*CLOSED* Grateful Giveaways #2: Jakks Fun Toys of Summer


 

To kick off the summer, I’m excited to once again be part of the Grateful Giveaways group, bringing you 9 awesome giveaways for more summer fun. Watch for a new one every hour on the hour!

Next up is a giveaway for the kids (and even you kids at heart):

Do you remember the summer days of your childhood? It probably included long days spent playing outside, and that probably included the classic Big Wheel Trike for more than a few of us!  It seemed the toys brought the kids together to play – how I miss those days!!!!

Jakks Pacific makes both classic toys that we grew up with – like Big Wheels and Cabbage Patch dolls – and some of the most popular toys of today – including the Disney Fairies collection and Monsuno action figures!

Original Big Wheel
The original Big Wheel Trike comes with a 16″ big wheel and three-position seat to grow with your kids. Perfect for kids ages 3 to 8 years, this classic toy provides hours of outdoor fun!  If you were at all like me, you had the notorious FLAT WHEEL in the front from doing ramps, wheelies and heaven knows what else with that thing.  I’m glad my kids don’t know what I did! Shhhh – don’t tell them either!!!

Sky High Tink
Send Tinkerbell flying high into the sky. Just set her in the flower base, pull the string and watch her soar up to 10 feet high!

Monsuno Action Figures & Launch Zone Combat Battle Arena
Monsuno transforming action figures are ready for a head-to-head battle competition in the high-tech engineered Launch Zone Combat Arena!

One lucky Penny Pinchin’ Mom reader will win set of all three toys from Jakks Pacific, including the Original Big Wheel, Sky High Tink and a set of Monsuno Action Figures Plus Arena!

Entry is simple! You just need to answer the question below by leaving a comment on this site. You can even gain up to 3 bonus entries for doing each additional item listed (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one – up to a total of 4 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be counted.

REQUIRED ENTRY:

Leave a comment. Did you have a Big Wheel Trike as a kid? What’s your favorite summer memory from your childhood?

BONUS ENTRIES:

1. Follow Penny Pinchin’ Mom in a reader or via e-mail updates.

2. Follow Penny Pinchin’ Mom on Facebook or Twitter.

3. Follow Jakks Pacific Toys on Facebook.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday 6/12. Any comments left after this cut-off will not be counted. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest.

This giveaway is part of the Grateful Giveaways: Summer Family Fun Event being hosted by myself and 9 other bloggers. You can increase your chances of winning this prize (as well as all of the others on this site), by visiting each of them and entering the same way as you did here. You have plenty of time to get to all of them, since the contest will be open for five full days.

If you haven’t already done so, you might want to print out this spreadsheet to help guide you through all of the entries on all of the blogs.

As one final reminder, you will want to check out the terms of the giveaway by visiting the Grateful Giveaways: Summer Family Fun Facebook page. Just click on the Terms tab on the left side of the page. (Note that by entering this contest, you agree that you have read the terms and are eligible to enter this contest).

Disclosure: I received the same gift package that the winner will be receiving to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation to write this post, but there may be affiliate links that benefit me financially. Either way, the opinions are all mine!

Comments

  1. renee wood says

    I had a big wheel. My favorite childhood memory was putting on gymnastic talent shows with my friends. Also swimming and riding bikes.

  2. Sandy B says

    ABSOLUTELY, I had a Big Wheel as a kid. I remember tooling up and down our driveway for hours. But, I’d have to say that my favorite summer memory was leaving the house, right after breakfast, and doing anything and everythign with my friends all day until our mothers called us home for dinner. (Too bad we live in a world where you really can’t do that anymore.)

    P.S. I do receive the Penny Pinchin’ Mom e-mail updates and I follow (or “like”) both Peenny Pinchin’ Mom and Jakks Pacific Toys on Facebook. Thanks!!!

  3. EBONY says

    I did have a big wheel and loved it, my best memory was just hanging out with family on vacations.

  4. Ray Schlee says

    I remember having a big wheel as a kid. I loved riding around everywhere.

  5. Jen says

    I was a child of the late 70’s/early 80’s. A big wheel was a must have. My husband actually wore holes in his big wheel’s wheels. My favorite summer memory was playing barbies on the front porch with my sisters.

  6. Christie Henderson says

    I remember my brother had a big wheel and I was always riding it. Summers were awesome with sprinklers.

  7. Becky R says

    My daughter loved her big wheel, rode it so much she finally wore out the tires. A little boy on the way due next month he would love this big wheel.

  8. Misti says

    I had a big wheel as a kid and my favorite memory was riding them down my grandparents big hill with all of my cousins!

  9. lisa sparks says

    I had a Big Wheel. I also rode my bike all over the neighborhood and walked with my brothers down to the neighborhood pool. Good times!

  10. Bonnie says

    My kids all had Big Wheels and loved them. I’d like all of my grandkids to have a big wheel like their parents did. My favorite memory of being a kid in summer was family picnics.

  11. Amy says

    I did have a big wheel as a kid. One of the best memories was my sister and I pushing each other down the hill on it!

  12. Anne M. says

    I didn’t have one but my husband did. They lived in a high-rise apartment and there is a funny story about him wheeling into the elevator before his mom could get there and going on an adventure!

  13. Jennifer Noteboom says

    I did have a big wheel as a kid. One of my best summer memories was riding our bikes to the pool almost every day.

  14. Cfosh says

    I had several big wheels, kept wearing out the tires on them! Flying and slamming on the brakes to do spinouts!

  15. Cfosh says

    I had several of them, kept wearing out the tires on them! Flying then slamming on the brakes! What a great time!!

  16. Danyelle says

    I did not have a big wheel trike as a kid. My favorite summer memory is going RVing across the US every summer as a kid with my mom and grandfather.

  17. David says

    I loved my big wheel :) My favorite memories of summer were from family camping trips

  18. Jennifer says

    I did not have one as a kid, but I did have a bike. My favorite memory is riding up and down the road with the neighbor kids. We lived in the country where the closest neighbor was about 1 mile away, so we put a lot of miles on our bikes!

  19. Lindsay S says

    I had a big wheel when I was a kid, they are soo much fun. I remember that during the summer my Mom would say go play outside and we would run around outside all day. I don’t remember what me and my sisters did, but I remember it always being fun! Wish I could do that with my son now!

  20. Amanda says

    No big wheel as a kid, but we loved just playing outside, running over to the neighbors and having fun!

  21. M. Arnold says

    I did not have a big wheel as a child. My favorite summer memory is playing softball with my older brother.

  22. Rebecca Bishop says

    I didnt have a big wheel, but borrowed the neighbor kids from time to time. We had a blast doing wheelies.

  23. Nikolette B says

    Nope, no big wheel trike for me as a kid. My favorite summer memories were always when we went camping :)

  24. Tabathia B says

    I had a big wheel, huffy pink bike that I loved and a doll that did forwarded facing fips

  25. Sarah P says

    I did have a big wheel when I was kid and thought I so cool when I would ride it around the block

  26. Karla says

    I did have a big wheels! My favorite memory was running around the neighborhood with all of my friends and riding my bike on the trails in the woods.

  27. Sharon M Kreyer says

    Hi,
    No, I have never owned a Big Wheel Trike when I was a kid.

    My most favorite summertime memory from my childhood was when we were allowed to run threw the sprinklers of the fire hydrants and barbecued for lunch.

    Sharon

  28. Kristin says

    Yes, we had one! my favorite summer memory is going to myrtle beach every summer!

  29. Renee Dillon says

    I had a Big Wheel as a kid and loved it! My favorite summer times was just staying outside playing all day!!

  30. Pam B. says

    I had a Big Wheel as a kid but my favorite summer activity was frog catching with my dad.

  31. Janet W. says

    No, I didn’t have a Big Wheel Trike when I was a kid. My favorite summer memory is going to the pool with my older sister and playing tag in the pool!

  32. beth w says

    Yes, we had a couple big wheels! We loved riding our bikes to the corner store when we were younger

  33. Kayla Littrell says

    I did have a big wheel! It had big bird on it and I loved it! My favorite memory as a child was playing outside with my siblings in the sprinkler!!

  34. Kristin says

    I had a big wheel when I was little. My favorite summer memories are playing in the pool and on the farm at grandma’s house and making mudpies with my little brother!

  35. Claudia says

    I did not have a big wheel as a child. My favorite childhood memory was going to the park to have picnics with my family.

  36. Steph Comp says

    I didn’t have a big wheel growing up but just seeing the pic on your site brought a smile to my face. Summer holds so many good memories…my grandma’s pool, riding bikes with friends, making dandelion mush in the backyard…

  37. Kim S. says

    I don’t remember having a big wheel as a kid. My favorite memory was the family getting a big swimming pool, and all we did is swim all summer long!!!

  38. Jessica says

    I had a big wheel as a child. My favorite summer memory was running around the neighborhood with all the kids, chasing fireflies.

  39. Jen says

    I always wanted a Big Wheel but never got one. Luckily my friend had multiple siblings so I could usually use one of theirs.

  40. Ashley says

    i did have a big wheel when i was younger….my favorite memory was our big wheel races at my great grandmas. :)

  41. Margaret says

    I didn’t have a Big Wheel, but my nephew did and my own kids rode it when they were little! My favorite thing to do in the summer as a child was “running through the sprinkler”on a hot day!

  42. Patricia Mohl says

    Did not have big wheel but was envious of everyone that did.Favorite memory is playing hide and seek with the neighbor kids.

  43. Krissondra says

    I did not have a big wheels as a kid. However, my son has had one and I love watching his ride on it! My favorite summer memory is playing with my family longer at night!

  44. Sarah G says

    I did not have a big wheel. I just remeber playing outside until it got dark. Thanks!

  45. Brandy Asleson Cockrell says

    I had a big wheel and it was my favorite toy and memory. I have fond memories of riding all day long. lol!

  46. cheryl payne says

    My bigwheel was my favorite toy ever. I loved catching lightning bugs in the summer as a kid.

  47. Shelley says

    Yes, I loved my big wheel as a child! My favorite time during the summer was playing with my neighbors.

  48. Sarah says

    Of course I had a big wheels. It had a basket on the back for my Cabbage Patch doll. Loved riding around in circles on the patio.

  49. Christina says

    I did have a big wheel as a kid! My favorite summer memory is spending time with my grandparents on their farm!

  50. Gina H. says

    I did have a Big Wheel Trike as a kid. My favorite summer memory from childhood is playing outside at night because it was still warm out.

  51. Jenna says

    I did not have big wheel as a kid, but my boys are at the perfect age for one now! My favorite summertime memory is of catching lightning bugs :)

  52. Kristi C says

    I loved my Big Wheel when I was a kid. My favorite summer memories are of always spending time at the lake.

  53. LoriN says

    I did not have a Big Wheel, but the lady across the street had one for her nephews. So I got to ride it when they came over.

  54. Julie says

    no big wheels – favorite summer activity was staying out late and catching fireflys

  55. says

    I did not have a Big Wheel… had a Radio Flyer tricycle. I grew up on a farm… bonfires and roasting marshmallows are some of my favorite memories.

  56. Karen from CO says

    While I didn’t have my own big wheels, I’m fairly certain I “borrowed” my brothers’. My favorite summer memory involves running through the sprinkler and setting up the slip ‘n slide!

  57. Aubrey M. says

    I didn’t have a Big Wheel as a kid, but I bet my son would be totally into that! I remember long days of open play — figuring out what to do! Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Dara Freeman says

    loved my big wheel and remember having a great time at the beach in the UP Of Michigan

  59. Katrina E says

    I did have a big wheel as a child and my fondest memories involve jumping on our trampoline for hours and hours

  60. Deesselisa says

    my sister had one. i have fond memories of my grandpa’s house in the summers. esp. when we rode the train down.

  61. Laua says

    I didn’t have a big wheel =( My favorite memory is a trip to the amusement park that was spur of the moment!

  62. Catie says

    I used to borrow my brothers’ Big Wheels! I loved playing kickball with the neighborhood kids.

  63. Andrea D. says

    No, but my little sister had one and I did ride it. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  64. Jennifer says

    Never had a big wheel trike : ( but love all the summer vacations my parents took us around 😀

  65. says

    Yes, I had a Big Wheel Trike as a kid. My favorite summer memory from my childhood are the family vacations we took, which seem like were a lifetime ago. :O

  66. Kayla says

    Sure did have a big wheel trike!! Favorite summer memory is spending the ENTIRE summer in the pool!

  67. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    I had a big wheel trike as kid which was then passed down to my brother

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  68. ConE says

    Never had a big wheel, but I will always remember my first bike I received from Santa!

  69. Cecille Nowlin says

    Didn’t have a bike growing up, but my favorite summer memories are staying out late to play with my friends

  70. Sonia says

    I did not have a big wheels as a kid, but my brothers did. I loved spending the summer with my grandparents

  71. Shana E. says

    I had a bike and my little brother had a Big Wheel. Lots of fun summer memories though riding these as kids!

  72. Lizzy Jahncke says

    I did not have a Big Wheel Trike, but I remember riding somebody else’s. My favorite memories were made at family camp in TN.

  73. Tara Liebing says

    Yes I had a Big trike and my favorite memory is swimming in my backyard every summer.

  74. says

    I don’t remember a big wheel trike, but we did have tricycles and bicycles all over the place. I love memories of climbing the big tree in our backyard!

  75. Monica Alexander says

    I did have a big wheel! My favorite memories were spent on the lake w/ my family skiing and tubing.

  76. Stephanie Wade says

    I did not have one, but my cousins did, and I played with them whenever we went there! My favorite summer memory would be all the time we spent at my mom’s friend’s lake house. It wasn’t what you’d normally think of, a regular house at the lake, it was a bare-bones place. Only one room had air conditioning, there was only one small bathroom, and it was a crappy place at best. A lot of times we would sleep in a tent outside. Even as crappy as the house was, it was a blast to be out there!

  77. Paul T / Pauline T says

    No, I did not. My favorite memory was swimming in the lake by my friend’s house – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  78. Paul T / Pauline T says

    I liked you on Facebook (Paul T…. pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me)

  79. says

    No I didnt have a big wheel as a child but I had a skateboard in middle school and high school! I loved it! I played with it everyday after school!

  80. Amber Gibson says

    my husband had one of these as a kid. He says he wore the wheels down so they were flat on one side from slamming on the ‘brake’ and skidding down the hill.

  81. Tricia says

    I had a big wheel as a child. My favorite memory is playing with my many cousins every weekend.

  82. Thao Nguyen says

    I did not have any big wheel as a kid. My favorite memory is going to the beach every summer with my family

  83. Milian O says

    I did not have a Big Wheels Trike as a kid. My favorite memory was running through the sprinklers in the summer.

  84. kelly Calhoun says

    Riding my Big Wheel through the neighbor very fast and pulling up the brake

  85. Gracie Brooks says

    I loved my Big Wheel as a kid. Also, my favorite summer memory is playing in the pool.

  86. Trung Nguyen says

    I didn’t have a Big Wheel Trike as a kid. I loved playing games with my childhood friends.

  87. ACMommy3 says

    Yes, I had one and enjoyed it. Favorite summer memory – playing in the huge pile of dirt my dad would get each season for outside projects…he’d let us play in it first. 😀

  88. Kimberli says

    Both my husband and I had big wheels as kids and we want the same for our boys, they were so much fun!! My favorite summer memory is swimming at our grandparent’s pool – so much fun with all our cousins!!

  89. Linh says

    I did not have a Big Wheel Trike as a kid. My favorite summer memory is standing on the edge of a lake and flying a kite in that awesome cool breeze on a warm summer day.

  90. kimbuckjr says

    MANDATORY ENTRY: I DID have a big wheel when I was a kid. I don’t remember the color(s), but I know that I LOVED it.
    My favorite childhood memory is when I learned to ride a bike. My cousin taught me. That’s a great memory.
    kimbuckjr at yahoo dot com

  91. Melissa C says

    I did not have a big wheel growing up . Favorite memory would be playing in the sprinkler in the backyard .

  92. Cari King says

    I had a few big wheels growing up. I loved playing outside all day long with my brothers and the neighbor kids.

  93. Lisa J says

    never had one, but always wanted one, fave memories was going to my grandparents house for the summer