Wednesday, April 29, 2009

John Deere Toy Giveaway TIME IS UP!

As you have probably seen from many pictures posted on this blog, it's impossible to walk through any room in my house without stepping on a toy with Ertl stamped on the bottom. Moms, you know the Ertl brand, I guarantee it. Pick up most any John Deere, Bob the Builder, or Thomas toy and you will see the Ertl or Learning Curve (all under the same RC2 company) name.

You can imagine my excitement when the generous folks at Ertl offered some of their amazing products to us! Yes, I said us. You and me!

Are you sitting down?

One lucky reader will win this:


That would be a NEW remote control John Deere XUV Gator or as my son calls it, "The most awesome Gator ever!"

The Gator features:
  • Full function radio control
  • Includes 9.6V rechargeable
    battery with charger
  • Two frequencies available
  • Super fast speed
  • All terrain tires
  • Monster vehicle styling
We have had a blast playing with our Gator. (And by "we" I mean my husband and son.) It is flying past me as I type! The Gator has monster tread tires so it rides over rough terrain. We have definitely tested its limits. It has been in the house, on grass, a rocky driveway, piles of hay, down concrete steps...it's unstoppable!
My son has played with this Gator every waking moment since we received it. It isn't like a regular toy that he plays with once, then he's done. This Gator will be a favorite for a long time.

The Gator is available at your local John Deere dealership but if you would like one for free, keep reading!

To enter to win:

*Go to this website and watch the short video of the Gator in action. Come back here and leave me a comment telling my why you want this Gator. This is your first entry; it's a MUST before the bonus chances!

Bonus Entries (all separate comments):

*Follow or subscribe to this blog. (If you already do, that counts too!)
*Blog about this giveaway and link back to me.
*Tweet about this giveaway and leave your Twitter link in your comment.
*Follow me on Twitter.


Fine Print: (insert really fast reader guy here)
*Winners are chosen by Random.Org. If you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
*Winner will be contacted by email; be sure to include your email if it's not enabled
*Contest ends Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
*Open to US addresses only
*Rules for each entry must be followed to be valid

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Missy's Blog said...

Oh my gosh ... my son Griffin would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this toy!!

Entry 1 - I've watched the video.

Entry 2 - I'm already a blog follower

Entry 3 - I've blogged abot it on my blog

Thanks for the chance to win!

Missy
http://missymadeit.blogspot.com

Life Is A SandCastle said...

From the video it looks like it can go everywhere. The best thing is the 9.6V rechargeable battery with charger included. Good for us & the enviroment.

mccullar07@yahoo.com

Life Is A SandCastle said...

I'm a follower. Thanks 4-x chance.
mccullar07@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Aww shoot, I don't tweet or twitter... but what a SWEET giveaway!!!

Sarah said...

I want this GATOR because my son would LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Sarah said...

I already follow!

Sarah said...

I follow you on TWITTER!

Amy said...

I watched the video - I thought it was a really great marketing tool - really funny too!

I would love to gift this Gator to my nephew Nolan who loves all things outdoor/all-terrain!

Amy said...

I already follow you and subscribe to your blog.

shortymcg said...

what a great giveaway. Even though I work at a JD dealership, we don't have these (?) My grandson would go bananas with this! He loves the JD toys..

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

What a great toy! My boys would love to play (and test out all those cool tricks from the video) with one. Pick me pick me!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I follow your blog and on twitter

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

and I tweeted about it check me out at niecer71 on twitter

Martha said...

Wow, all terrain and they are so NOT Kidding!! I can't believe this RC toy goes over Snow and Stairs!!! How cool is that!!
Thanks, JDM, great giveaway.

Martha said...

I am a follower and happy I found you on SITS!

Farming Fabulously said...

What an awsome giveaway! I have some farm boys who would love to play with this toy..

Heather said...

My son and hubby for that matter would love this toys all terrain ability and speed. Awesome!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I follow!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

koopermom said...

Okay.. I need to win this because 1)It is awesome 2)It's a JD toy we don't already have! and 3)It's perfect timing because Brody's birthday is next month!

koopermom said...

I am a follower!

koopermom said...

Following on Twitter!

koopermom said...

Tweet Tweet

http://twitter.com/koopermom

koopermom said...

And a blog...

http://holliesjustalittlesomething.blogspot.com/2009/04/seriously-cool-giveaway.html

Danetta said...

My son would LOVE this! He loves rc toys and John Deere toys.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am following your blog.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/04/remote-control-john-deere-xuv-gator.html
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1649814662
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am following on Twitter. My user name: talonsmom731
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Krystyn said...

I love the all terrain action.

Susan said...

Entry #1 - this thing is so cool my husband (oops, I mean my son) would love it. It would make an awesome addition to our collection of radio controlled stuff. And it's a John Deere - what could be better?

Susan said...

Entry #2 - I'm already a follower.

susan@knighthardwood.com

Deb K said...

This thing is great~My grandson would love to have this!The way that it travels os too Cool!!

Deb K said...

I follow your blog :)

Susan said...

Entry #3 - I just posted about this on my blog -
Adventures of A Minivan Mom
http://breedlove5.blogspot.com

susan@knighthardwood.com

Deb K said...

I twittered here~

http://twitter.com/Deb55106

Deb K said...

I follow you on Twitter too!

http://twitter.com/Deb55106

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, my little boy would absolutely LOVE to have this! He about had a stroke just watching the video! Please pick us!!

Susan said...

Entry #4 - just joined twitter to gain two more entries
I am now a twitter follower

http://twitter.com/minivanmom3

Susan said...

Entry #5 - i twittered about the giveaway

http://twitter.com/minivanmom3

Beth said...

I'm a follower now too!!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Oh. I am so bummed. I wish I could participate.

Wunderwoman said...

I watched the video, awesome! I would LOVE to give this to my grandson, I'm going to see him next month you know.

Wunderwoman said...

Woohoo, I am follower #155!

Emily said...

OK, my son is a totally JD fanatic. I think his head would explode with excitement if I won this! oh, and despite the warning on the video, I would totally try all those tricks at home!

Emily said...

I follow you

Wunderwoman said...

I have blogged about this giveaway and linked back to you...have a wonderful day!

Delberta said...

I can just picture a caravan of Gators, Campa on his JD Gator, Little Miss driving and Farm boy riding on the battery powered Gator,while he operates his RC Gator. What a cute video that would be.

millaa said...

I want this because it would provide for great time for my boys and dad to spend together! I also appreciate that the battery is rechargeable, thereby helping the environment and saving me some cash!

millaa said...

Following you on twitter @comefollowme

Missy's Blog said...

I'm so dang excited that you stopped by my blog and left a comment!

This is Entry 2 - I'm already a blog follower.

Missy's Blog said...

Entry #3 - I've blogged your give-a-way on my blog.

Thank you for taking the time to make sure all of my entries count.

Griffin and I are keeping our fingers crossed that we win.

Missy

moushka said...

My daughters would have a blast playing with it!

Tiffany said...

Besides the fact that it's John Deere and would fit right into my decor my son would think its "incredible" (his new fav word!!). He's just getting into the remote control stuff but he would love it. He loves him some 'cats' -his name for the JD logo LOL. How awesome.

Crazy Daisy said...

OMG! This is the most awesome thing ever! :-)

I have watched the video, and LOVE the "don't try this at home" part. perfect. My nephew would love this gator, and very likely "try that at home" hehe!

Crazy Daisy said...

I have tweeted about your giveaway!

Crazy Daisy said...

I already follow you on twitter (@foreverdaisies)

Crazy Daisy said...

I'm signing up to follow/subscribe as well!

Finding Normal said...

Hilarious ending to that video!
I can see why you lost toenail polish.
Noah will love this!

Finding Normal said...

Following.

Finding Normal said...

Posting about it now.

Z's Mom said...

How freakin' cool!!!

I want this because obvioulsy Z would love it! Its great that its all terrain because he really can't drive remote control control cars.....so it would be running into a lot of things. But both Z and his Pawpaw love John Deere!

Great giveaway!

Z's Mom said...

Entry #2....I already follow you! ;)

Jennifer Juniper said...

#1 entry: I have three boys...seriously. (Well, 4 if you count my husband) That gator was made for my rough kids!

Jennifer Juniper said...

#2 entry: Your contest is mentioned in a post scheduled to publish first thing in the morning on my blog. Whoop!

Jennifer Juniper said...

#3 entry: Following you girl!

Jennifer Juniper said...

#4 entry: I twittered you, girl! http://twitter.com/HopeStudios1

Jennifer Juniper said...

#5 entry: Following your tweets, girl!

Is that it? I'm losing count!

Erica Rooks said...

My daughter watched the video with me and she is SO very excited and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! :)

Erica Rooks said...

I'm a follower. :)

auntrene said...

The kiddos and I just watched the video. We will be watching it again I am sure. They loved it. Could they make a longer version.. I could actually get something done with them watching the video of the gator.. say about 20 minutes longer please.
Ok, I would want to win because the kiddos would absolutely love it. I love that it goes forward, backwards, spins, across gravel Wow! Down the stairs.. The boys thought that was totally awesome.
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. We love Ertl and JOhn Deere.

Abby said...

Oh this looks like a really fun toy that would be really durable!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

auntrene said...

I am a follower of your blog, Thanks!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

OMG, do you have to ask why? Well, let me tell you since you asked...I do daycare in my home and we have 2 big remote control Dodge trucks and that is just not enough. This is a definite need at my house.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a new follower for sure.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I follow you on twitter:

lovemy2doggies

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/1660729870

SueBob said...

It is too cute!

Peace and Plenty said...

I had to pull my kid off the computer from watching the video so I could post! Great giveaway! LOVE it!

denise said...

This is actually a great way to get the kids outside, inside of boxed up at home watching TV.

denise said...

I follow

dctm said...

I would love this for both my son and daughter - they would love it.
My daughter and I watched the video, which made her even want it more!

dctm at bellsouth dot net

Tuesday Girl said...

My twins LOVED remote controled cars and this truck would be perfect for them, they would love it.

tuesdayef (at) aol dot com

Tuesday Girl said...

I follow you on twitter: tuesdaygirl

B, A, H & C said...

i just have to win!
i want this because i am a john deere mom too. my 2 year old is OBESSSED with John Deere. We love it and wear green and gold proudly!
acseifert@yahoo.com

B, A, H & C said...

i am now a follower on your blog, but really have always been...just did not subscribe. love your blog...so does my hubby and son. :)
acseifert@yahoo.com
i want to win this SO bad!

B, A, H & C said...

i blogged about this on my blog:
www.theseifertfamily.blogspot.com

we love john deere. we have the gator, full sized, an john deere excavator, full sized and so much more...would love the remote control now!

B, A, H & C said...

you have been twittered...just trying to win here! :)
acseifert@yahoo.com

:)

B, A, H & C said...

last chance...i am now following you on twitter-
acseifert@yahoo.com

Sylvia said...

I watched the Video. It can go everywhere---what fun.
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Erin said...

I want to win this because as we watched the video, my two year old said, "Tractor, tractor, green tractor, OUTSIDE!"

mel said...

Funny! My son would love to try the fun tricks.

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

Diane said...

I watched the video. It was awesome. My grandson would love this gator. He loves all 'green' toys.....

DG said...

I would like this gator because it would make my little cousin's day!

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

DG said...

I follow on twitter (Dreamer08)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Kristina said...

I watched the video, this looks awesome!! My son would love to get this for his birthday that is coming up.

Kristina said...

A follower!

Missy said...

Love that it's really all-terrain! I can just see my son driving it on the stairs!!

noreen said...

my kids and husband would flip for this. I love that the battery is rechargeable and the charger is included

mstaken05 said...

I will be honest. I want it!! I know that I would have much more fun playing with the John Deere. I want my own toys!

Christina said...

Lol, cute video! When they say all terrain, they ain't kidding! (It works on stairs, that's awesome!) and I love that it's rechargable! I'd actually give this to my dad if I won it! He's turning 51 this year but he still gets excited when we buy him "new toys!" Thanks for the giveaway!

seastar64 at hotmail dot com

mstaken05 said...

Tweeted!
mstaken05
http://twitter.com/mstaken05/status/1669161210

dana said...

What a great video. How many John Deere employees got paid for working so hard to make it? Bet they "hated" that job assignment! :) That little Gator is certainly packed with lots of possibilities for hours of good, clean fun!!

I know I would be the Best Nana ever if I won that prize for my gr. girl (who has several PINK JD items!) and her daddy to play with!!

Have a great weekend!!! Dana

Kim said...

such a cute vid! I want this bc my hubby loves JD!

Kim said...

follower

Kim said...

follow on twitter (kgail11)

Ali and Josh Holt said...

Carter would love this! Its great to get the kids outside, and get some excercise!

ali.holt@yahoo.com

Ali and Josh Holt said...

im a new follower!

ali.holt@yahoo.com

Ali and Josh Holt said...

i follow you on twitter!

ali.holt@yahoo.com

Ali and Josh Holt said...

i tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/ali_holt/status/1673110289

ali.holt@yahoo.com

Carol Kennon said...

Oh my, my son would love to add this to his John Deere collection.

Carol Kennon said...

I am also happy to now be a follower of your blog. Great blog by the way.

Mommy said...

It looks indestructible! The kind of toy we need!

DEBIJOT said...

Watched the video. I want to win this for my grandson because he is such a sweet little boy and would have lots of fun with this.

DEBIJOT said...

follower

Ben said...

www.greencrazy.com has them in stock, and so far, has been the cheapest I have found.

Filly said...

My son will be turning five this summer, and he would absolutely LOVE it. And what I love about it? The rechargeable battery, complete with charger. ;-)

fillynn (At) juno (dot) com

Mrs4444 said...

I'll leave the winning to someone who'd appreciate it more, but I think this is great! Your son is obviously in heaven :)

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Too cute!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for entering!

Do you drive one of those for real?

You entry has been noted.

LINGO FAMILY said...

After watching the video - I am convinced my child could drive this thing all over and it would not brake.

atrain365@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

HOLY CRACKERS!!! This is the best giveaway!

Entry #1- What a cool truck! I want it because I...I mean, my 5 year old son would LOVE it! I can see that it is one durable toy I, I mean HE would truly enjoy!

Entry #2- I already stalk..I mean follow you!

Entry #3- Done (well, it will post in AM!)

Entry #4- Done

Entry #5- Done

Rebecca said...

OK..I lied....it is posted on my blog now!

Carrie77 said...

I watched the video and wow I would love to have this toy for my son because it looks like a perfect toy for an almost 3 year old.
carrie(at)carriespear(dot)com

Carrie77 said...

I'm a new subscriber!
carrie(at)carriespear(dot)com

Nicole said...

I watched the video, how freaking cool is that?!?! My boys would want it to do what it says NOT to do at home :) Thank you for offering this AWESOME giveaway!

www.nutfree-nuthouse.blogspot.com

The Dreamer said...

this would be so fun. that thing even goes over rocks! My son would love it. (even the do not try this at home parts!)

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

~~tonya~~ said...

Entry #1

Watched the video...what a cute little remote control toy..my son would love it!

~~tonya~~ said...

Entry #2

Following your blog! It's awesome.

~~tonya~~ said...

Entry #3

Blogged about it here:

http://www.smalltownlouisianagirl.com/2009/05/facts-are-stupid-things.html

~~tonya~~ said...

Entry #4

Tweeted it

http://twitter.com/SmallTownLaGirl

~~tonya~~ said...

Entry #5

SmallTownLaGirl is now following johndeeremom1 on Twitter!

Pat T said...

My son and I just watched the video 9twice in case we missed anything!) He is in LOVE!!!! So cute - this Gator can't swim :)! Thanks for the chance.
PTrippiedi@aol.com

Wendyburd1 said...

Oh my gosh my brother would love this!! He is a John Deere freak and remote car geek and it would make him SOOO happy!!

Kritta22 said...

Connor would LOVE this and I would think of you every time he plays with it!!

Kritta22 said...

Of course I follow you, awesomeness!!

Mommy and them said...

Not only would the twins love this toy.....but they would have an awesome time fighting over it too!

Mommy and them said...

I forgot to attach my email address so that you could contact us when we won!

Rebecca said...

Since I am a dumb arse and can't follow directions I am fixing my entries.

entry #2- I already stalk..I mean follow you!

Rebecca said...

Entry #3- Done

Rebecca said...

Entry #4- Done

Rebecca said...

Entry #5- Done

Kasey said...

From the video this looks like it would be able to go anywhere. Our backyard basically extends into a game reserve so it's not exactly the conventional backyard. Also, the fact that my husband's granddaughter is a little tom boy at this point she'd be absolutely thrilled with anything that the boys can play with.

Kasey said...

I'm a follower.

Kasey said...

I tweeted on Twitter here:
http://twitter.com/floridaboatgirl/statuses/1687260078

Kasey said...

Following you on Twitter as well
(floridaboatgirl)

The Royal Family said...

Ok seriously I would die if I won this... well not me, but my hubby. HE is a spaz with JD stuff!
I love the all terrain video, i'll show him when he wakes up !

The Royal Family said...

I'm now a follower

The Royal Family said...

http://twitter.com/the_royalfamily
I tweeted it!

The Royal Family said...

I am following you on twitter!

The Royal Family said...

http://bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com/2009/05/john-deere-giveaway.html

I blogged on my frugal freebie blog.
Thanks!
Brandy from THE BUZZ

WhisperingWriter said...

Wow, so cool!

My son would love this. He's really into remote control stuff and his remote control car recently died on us so he's been bummed.

Rachel said...

So cool! I watched the video. My family would have a lot of fun playing with this. I would like it because I could stay in my lounge chair (a necessity while outside) while driving this john deer around. My son could chase it and turn it around for me if it got stuck. We'd have a great time. :)

Brandie said...

oh my ..you should come to our house..we have over 486 1/64th toy tractors and they are my husbands..:) one day I will take a picture of them and post them on my blog :) and my 5 year old has some tractors as well :)

Mercedes said...

Oooh How awesome. That would be perfect for my son Hunter. We don't have normal terrain for normal remote control cars so this would be pretty much the only one he could use besides the fact that we love our John Deers!

Mercedes said...

Now I am a follower

Liz said...

Your post bought back memories when my son was eight. We had stop at a yard sale and bought him his first rc car. After that their was many more. Now at 24 he can take any one apart or built one. Good luck with your give away Found you at SITS

Mimi said...

I would love to have this for my nephew. He loves trucks & is just the right age for this. Plus, of course, John Deere rocks!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

My son would love this for it's speed and because it is all terrain.

Thanks for the giveaway SITSTA!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Following you!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

follow you on twitter also~CJSMOMMY2005

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

TWEETED~http://twitter.com/CJSMOMMY2005/status/1689298565

Emily said...

I blogged about this!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

Why do I want to win this? Oh my goodness, my son would LOVE this........all he ever talks about is trucks...tractors included!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

I'm following...........

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Why do I want (need) this? I have 3 boyz - ages 7 and under. 'Nuff said!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Following you on Twitter!

Celeste said...

I so want this! We just got a brand new John Deere tractor & we have a John Deere riding lawn mower - we LOVE John Deere at our house...so this would be an awesome toy to have!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Dee said...

My son would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I love that it actually runs on things other than a flat hard surface!!

Thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

I'm following you on twitter!

dctm said...

I am now a follower

Christie
dctm at bellsouth dot net

Mom24 said...

My grandson would love this, of course my daughter would too, so they'll have to fight over it.

icefairy said...

I want this because it'll be a great hit in our house. Both hubby and son will love it. Thanks for the great giveaway!
beatspammer at gmail dot com

icefairy said...

New follower.

icefairy said...

Follow on Twitter (luckytoddler)

icefairy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/1690919301

Candy said...

love this!! Watched the video!

caseykelp said...

My nephew would just love this. It can put up with whatever he throws at it (except for the tunnel of water :)lol) Thank you for the giveaway

Renee G said...

I would love to have this gator because my husband wants a full size one badly. My boys would be thrilled to get the rc one before dad gets his.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo.com

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I watched the video!! My son would love this especially since his little brother's b-day is coming up!! vhobrien@comcast.net

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I am a follower!! Thanks for the chances to win!!

lori said...

my mason would love this gator cuz it would make up for the remote control car santa brought but ended up being crapolla!

lori said...

oh yeah, and i am a follower girl!

wildlonewolf said...

Wow - Is this Gator ever cool! I can think of many ways we'd have fun with it around here:) That video was pretty stinkin' funny too:)

Thanks for the chance to win it:)

Jingle said...

Okay, I'll be honest. I want this because my husband would LOVE IT! He would be so excited if I gave this to him! LOL! He loves a good tractor and this would be too much fun!

Jingle said...

I'm following you on Twitter! Justjingle

Joyce said...

There is not one specific reason I want this except to keep my sons and husband out of the house entertained playing with in the yard for hours!

hotpants™ said...

Why do I want this? I have a 3-year-old son. I think that says it all. He would probably run around in circles if I gave him this.

Amy said...

What an awesome prize! My dad sold John Deere tractors for years and STILL works for them at the age of 65. My girls, Yes girls, would love this! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

Amy said...

I follow your blog :)

Amy said...

I twittered: http://twitter.com/AmysEscape

Amy said...

Followin you on Twitter! :D

CMamaFishy said...

I am a follower!!!

CMamaFishy said...

I wrote about your giveaway in my Giveaways Galore post .
http://cmamafishy.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-galore.html

Keitha said...

I watched the video. Looks like lots of fun. We love John Deer and would love to have this! Thanks

email:keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

Keitha said...

I follow

email:keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

Tinna said...

Hi JDM...I found you via my daughter's blog over at "Duct Tape, Starbuck's & Prozac"! I would love to win the "Gator"! What an awesome gift to give my son-in-law so he could spend time outside playing with Zilla! I can see tons of bonding time and lots of memories (especially when Nanna comes to visit and asks to borrow the truck - LOL)...Great contest!

Jennifer said...

My two boys would love this! Great giveaway. Thanks

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

punkinmama said...

I want the most awesome Gator ever because my son would LOVE it (and I might actually get a few minutes of alone time while he plays on his own)!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

i want this because the video makes it look easy, for my son. and it is durable so my husband won't demolish it the first tie he smashes it into a wall.
jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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