Monday, June 13, 2011

Sick of Chocolate Fundraisers? - Agoo Review & Giveaway

I know what you're thinking... how could anyone be sick of chocolate?

There are a lot of kids in my suburb and at least once a fortnight there is a knock on my door about 3:45pm by a weary parent prodding forth their reluctant child to “ask the nice lady if she wants to buy some chocolate”. Ahh the joys of trying to raise the moolah for the next school project. Library books, computers, slushy machines for the teachers lounge; the list is endless.

I'm avoiding chocolate (except in cases of emergency, when cooking chocolate is inhaled for a fix) and am dreading the day Tricky brings home a carton of choccy frogs to sell. Because I will. eat. them. all. I should add that I'll eat them all while telling him chocolate is bad and he shouldn't eat it. Hypocrite much? Ya-huh!

Enter Agoo (bless you) Australia.

They create super funky, stain resistant, UPF 50+, moisture wicking, grow-out-before-they-wear-out clothes and your school/kindy/daycare can sell them as a healthy alternative to a chocolate fundraiser!

I'll give you a minute to re-read that if you like... yep, stain resistant, sun resistant, icky sweat resistant and fall apart resistant. And you can make money off them. That's a lotta ticks in a lotta boxes.

Tricky gave a Twozie Hoodie and some 100% bamboo baby Leg Warmers a test run this weekend:

Hangin' out in ma hood
I love that the hoodie is actually a double layered onesie! Keeping a shirt tucked in is nigh on impossible, but with this design it stays down and keeps the sun off Tricky's back since it's UPF 50+ and keeps the chill away as the weather is getting colder (My mum says she used to have a top like this and it was called a shirteenie - I'm shuddering at the thought). Plus because it has the over shirt layer, he doesn't look like a Harry Highpants - very important for fashion conscious toddlers.

It's a generous size 1 so I imagine it will fit him for a good six months if not longer, especially since it's a four way stretch fabric. Since Tricky has only just gone in to size 1 clothing, a quick roll up of the sleeves was all that was needed for it to be perfect.

Rockin' the Leg Warmer look
I've never used baby Leg Warmers before but have always admired them from afar. I'd always thought they would either be too tight and cut off circulation, leaving lovely indents in Michelin Man baby thighs or be too loose and fall down. But they stayed up and didn't make Tricky's toes turn blue through lack of blood. The downside of this is that now I want to buy all the funky designs because they made nappy changing so much easier.

So let's get to the good stuff:

To celebrate the launch of their chocolate-free fundraisers, Agoo Australia have given me a $50 voucher to give away to one lucky Where's My Glow? reader! To enter, all you have to do is be a follower of the blog and leave a comment below telling me your favourite Agoo product from their online shop. If you choose to tweet about this giveaway you can come back and let me know, linking to your tweet and you'll grab yourself another entry.

Then once you've done that head on over to Tina Gray {dot} Me, Just Us Kids and Seven Cherubs for three more chances to win!


P.S. You can thank me later for resisting the urge to use the cliche "putting the fun back in fundraiser"... it was hard, I hope you appreciate the effort.

Entry is open to Australian and New Zealand residents. Entries close at 10pm AEST on Monday 20th June 2011 at which time a winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Make sure you sign in to the comment platform with a valid email address or leave your address as part of your comment so you can be contacted. Winner has one week to reply to notification, failing that, the prize will be redrawn. The prize is provided by Agoo Australia and is not transferable.

*Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary Twozie Hoodie and Dino Stan Leg Warmers by Agoo Australia.
No payment was offered or accepted for this post. All opinions are my own.

42 comments:

  1. Oh I absolutely love love love Agoo leg warmers. Both my squids wear the bamboo ones. Miss three wears them as arm warmers and leg warmers so she can wear her favourite summer dresses in winter. And they are great on Mister one who is a pain in the backside to change and is still well truly crawling! Would love a voucher!

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  2. Love the leg warmers, but would have to say my favourite are the Puddle/Rain Jackets. Too cute :)

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  3. I've tweeted the giveaway in the hopes it's my time to win a 'Where's My Glow?' giveaway! :)

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  4. Love the hoodie how awesome an inbuilt body suit yewww!! But ny fav is the leg warmers i love putting Lil C in an MCN n leggies soooooo cute and make nappy change time a breeze!!
    xx

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  5. I love leg warmers, but from the shop I would pick the boys Puddle Pants! Even though it sounds like a pair of wants with a built in nappy. My boys love splashing in puddles :)

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  6. Fussy Eater's MumJune 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Tell those little fundraisers that there's no chocolate tile on your HealthyChart so you aren't allowed to have them! Then shamelessly hold chart up to weary Mum and smile! Thanks for the plug!

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  7. I love the trinity pants and the twozie hoodies especially the mallard/coco.  What great products, i love the idea of a hoodie that's also a onesie!  i think my credit card is about to suffer an assault    :-)

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  8. I would love to win the $50 voucher! I haven't heard of Agoo before today and am impressed with how the clothes look and how they are sun safe.I found you via Tina Gray dot me's blog post and I am loving finding all these other mummy blogs out there! come on over & check me out too! http://ramblingmum-mummabear1970.blogspot.com/

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  9. Leanne Shea LangdownJune 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    I AM sick of chocolate fundraisers.  Those evil Freddo's do bad things to my will power ... and his mate Caramello wreaks havoc on my migraines.  They're bastards!
    Thank goodness there's an alternative ...
    What a lovely give away Glowless!! Thanks so much ...
    I'd go for the leg warmers for sure.  It is bloody cold in Canberra-ville right now and leg warmers for the kids would be awesome ...

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  10. How good does all their stuff look! If I was picking only one thing I think it would be the Glory Jacket.

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  11. Oh cool! My fave product from the Agoo online shop are the sky/coco playful pants! How freaking practical would they be! Plus they are cute, which helps.  A lot.

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  12. Tweeted :)

     http://twitter.com/#!/daisyrooandtwo/status/80096968617107456

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  13. Love love love Agoo leg warmers!! Perfect for wearing with a cloth nappy. My favourite from their range would have to be the tiny tractors ones. Gorgeous!

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  14. My favourite has to be the "twozie" dresses: http://www.agoo.com.au/baby-girl/autumn-winter/circ-twozie-dress-pink.html - and the best thing is, if I win the voucher, I'll have just enough to get one on that!

    I'll be back soon with my tweet :D

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  15. Here's my tweet ;)
    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/TeniBear10/status/80128743946985472

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  16. I love the leg warmers. My baby girl has too many wrong-season clothes thanks to handmedowns and these will let me finally dress her in them!

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  17. Tweet-tweet-tweetaroo! http://twitter.com/#!/BlossHeartBlog/status/80138254233518080

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  18. I am following as Di from Max The Unicorn
    My favourite Agoo product is the gorgeous Energy Hoodie - Infinity. Looks so lovely and warm for winter!

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  19. I just tweeted the giveaway here
    http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug/status/80140420415369216

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  20. Seeing these I'm almost sorry that I don't have any babies here.
    Almost.

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  21. Never had a slushy machine in MY staffroom...aka teachers' lounge.
    But since you wrote that...what an awesome notion. Coffeee machine too?
     I digress.
    Chocolate Drives. Yep. Bought them all ...or gave them to some to take them to work. Have not YET trained hub to say NO to the kids who who still knock at the door....so, love the new
    way to fundraise. Kids' clothes. Saw this on Tina'sblog too.
    Just  wanted to say how CUTE is the Tricky Model.... awwwww. handsome!!

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  22. Tricky in a two-sie is just too cute! I forsee some more modelling ahead :)

    I'm all for stain resistant, sun resistant clothing, so the range is very appealing to me.  The tackle pants would be rather apt, consider Master H has a habit of throwing himself, footy style, at me these days...

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  23. Oh he looks adorable!!!
    I would have to go with the lavender Galaxy Hoodie for winter because it's been so darn cold over her! 
    Though I may just have to get some of those leg warmers for her as well, hhmmm!
    Thanks for such a FUNtastic FUNdraiser idea and giveaway! 

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  24. I really like the Puddle/Rain Jacket in  Infinity for either of my boys. Great for all these cold rainy days when we're out walking to burn some kid energy.

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  25. My son has found his legs, but only at nappy change time so pants have become an issue. The leg warmers would be perfect! 

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  26. Im a blog follower and my favourite item is the Energy Hoodie - Infinity and the Indy Jacket too. SO many lovely things to choose from!!!

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  27. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Candy3181/status/80233970398281728

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  28. I'm in love with the leg warmers! They are cute as - and I'm thinking will be awesome for a crawling bubba on the tiles in our place :)

    I tweeted your comp too!

    xx

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  29. ooh they are adorable! My Harry (youngest) would look soo cute in those pants!!

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  30. Their little hoodies are gorgeous, and stain resistant sounds awesome. Daycare here we come!

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  31. I love their legwarmers...  I've been eyeing the Butterfly Dance and the Butterfly Burst for a long time, but we already have so many leg warmers that I couldn't justify buying them. Now if I get them for free, that's a different story.

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  32. Great giveaway!
    Love the Agoo range, I love the Energy Hoodie in Grey for my big boy :)

    Good luck everyone!

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  33. I love the Happy Dress - Orchid/White/Black says my little Miss who just busted me searching the Agoo site :)

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  34. Oh i tweeted too...https://twitter.com/#!/Leimaycherry/status/80419507235065856

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  35. I think the Agoo Mary Jane Twozie is very cute!

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  36. Firstly Tricky just looks adorable. Secondly I would have to get my big boy a walk about tee, looks like the thing for an active lad.

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  37. Wow, they have some gorgeous stuff. I really like the Energy Hoodie though, just so cute!

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  38. And tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/AtomixAndie/status/80884644681228289 :)

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  39. OperationhotmotherJune 17, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    i love the puddle pants my son loves to jump in the puddles he lives in his gumboots but his pants get soaked .

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  40. Energy Tee - Infinity so prettyyyyyy!

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  41. I am a follower and I would love to get the Tushie Huggers, to keep the legs warm this winter, oh and a Mummy Jacket just for good measure!

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  42. Agoo Australia reckons Glowless rocks. Just quietly..... :)

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