Sunday, July 3, 2011

SENDaBALL Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Trevor is absolutely obsessed with balls. Whenever it's time to pick out a new toy or reward for something, he chooses a ball. We have a toy box filled with over 100 balls of different shapes and sizes.

I first heard about SENDaBALL on ABC's Shark Tank and knew that it would be the perfect thing for Trevor. My kids love getting packages in the mail, and I knew Trevor would be in awe when he saw our mail lady delivering a big ball.



About SENDaBALL: Sendaball, Inc. is a family run business headquartered in Chicago. It is owned by a couple of BALLSY sisters who live across the street from each other in the same northwestside Chicago neighborhood they grew up in. They have been sending balls since the 90s, but one day in 2003 it seemed this CRAZY idea was meant to be a BUSINESS. 
Michele tells it like this: How did it start? I come from the direct mail world, so I knew the mailing rules. I made a practice of sending silly things in the mail over the years. One day I was in Osco, saw a BIN of bouncy balls, grabbed one and thought. "I can mail this.”  I  took a sharpie, addressed it to my BFF Sharon, wrote "Have BALL with your new baby,” went to the post office and mailed it. Sharon loved it so much, my sister and I sent them again and again to other friends. A few years later while standing in line at the post office, a guy behind me asked about the balls and asked if I could send one for him. Initially I instructed him in the steps to do it himself, but by the time we got to the front of the line, he had given me the info and $5. Laughing, I called my sister and told her how funny that just was. She said, "MICH, I THINK WE ARE ONTO SOMETHING.”


When our SENDaBALL arrived in the mail Trevor was so excited. The balls are sent fully-inflated and are sent by the United States Postal Service. The balls are addressed by hand, signed, stamped and mailed. They're not sent in a box, no bubble wrap or string or tape. Just the ball, in the mail so the boys got to watch the mail lady bring it to our door. How cool is that?!


Our review: My boys love their SENDaBALL!! They have been playing with it non stop for the past week. The SENDaBALL is so durable too! They kick it, sit on it, throw it.. And it's still in perfect shape!


**Buy It**
SENDaBALL's make perfect Birthday, Graduation, apology, or just because gifts for anyone! You can purchase them for your loved one's at Sendaball.com.. Use code 2BOYS at checkout for $2 off your order.

**Win It**
SENDaBALL has very generously offered one of my readers a code for one FREE ball.. The winner will have to pay $4 for Shipping and Handling.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me who you would send the SENDaBALL to if you won.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
*Follow SENDaBALL on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Like my new Facebook page and leave your Facebook name in your comment (5 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
*Put my button on your blog and leave the link in your comment (3 entries)
This giveaway will end on Saturday July 23rd at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Sunday July 24th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


Disclosure: I was provided with a SENDaBALL for this review. All opinions are my own.

35 comments:

craftymom said...

If I won the ball, I would send it to my nephew! :)

craftymom said...

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I asked to follow sendaball on FB
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Anonymous said...

my godson

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Aimee said...

I would send it to my nieces for some summer fun.
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Katrina said...

I would send it to my daughter!
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Kristen said...

Cool idea...I'd send it to my friend, D.

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I follow on GFC.

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Nicole said...

This would be great for my niece's birthday!
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if i won the ball i would give it to my son, he would love it

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Jenn Spencer said...

If I won, I would send it to my son!

Thanks!
Jenn
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I Love Making Hair Bows!

Jenn Spencer said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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Jenn Spencer said...

I followed @HeySENDaBALL on twitter.

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I liked Life With Two Boys on FB!
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lisa said...

My son would love to get this in the mail!

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RaettigFamily said...

I would send it to my niece!

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