The Easter Bunny filled our Easter baskets to the handles with junk. Huge hollow and solid chocolate bunnies, bags of jelly beans, bubble gum, Peeps, chocolate eggs and the list goes on. We had the usual Easter coloring book, Easter socks, a plush toy and a new toothbrush, everything else was sugar. As a child I didn’t complain but I knew I didn’t want the same for my children, so I spoke to the Easter Bunny and told him no junk for our baskets. Instead they get filled with useful items my kids will use such as craft supplies, Play-Doh, small games, hair accessories, jewelry and toys. Sure we have a few chocolate items, but we limit the sugar content in the baskets, always getting sugar-free if possible. This will hopefully save on future dental bills and the kids bouncing off the walls. We have even thought about making themed Easter baskets such as Cars, Princesses and military.
Mattel is thinking the same way this year in their Save the Bunny Campaign. The Save the Bunny campaign is a fun campaign to inspire creativity in children giving sugar-free gifts such as fun toys, kids and parents are going to love it. Check out this hilarious celebrity PSA video on how the chocolate bunny is near “extinction” and how we can all save the bunny.
So there you have it. Buy less chocolate and more toys this Easter. Head on over to www.savechocolatebunnies.com/#home where you can enter the Save the Bunny sweepstakes. Mattel will be giving away a toy a day to children of all ages now through Easter March 31, 2013 and one grand prize of $4,000! You’ll also find money saving coupons for popular toys brands such as Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels and more as well as Easter baskets ideas to fill those Easter baskets this holiday.
That is not all. Mattel has created a giveaway where someone is going to win a grand prize Easter gift basket full of toys, plus 10 second prizes consisting of either a Hot Wheels multi-pack or Barbie Madison. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below.
And thanks to Mattel one of my readers will win a Hot Wheels multi-pack and a Barbie Madison!