Find the best toys at Best Buy contest

by Editor in Chief ‎11-06-2015 09:00 AM - edited ‎11-20-2015 12:59 PM

 

Toys are an essential part of the holidays. Every kid loves toys—every adult too! Some toys are destined to become a favourite, something that will live on in a person’s memory for their whole life. This is especially true with this year’s new toys. There were many, many absolutely amazing toys released this year. I’ve been able to see and “test” them all.  Unfortunately, most people will only get to enjoy one or two, if they are lucky. Enter this contest and you might be really lucky and win a huge bundle of the newest toys.  In fact, this may be the biggest toy contest you’ve ever seen!

 

 

For most of us, some of our happiest memories involve the great toys we knew as children. My favourite was the Ready Ranger Adventure kit.  It had a periscope for spying, a communication tube, and many little compartments and fake dials that stimulated a young boy’s imagination. My brother’s and I all wanted it, after seeing the television commercials, and though my older brother was fortunate to get it, we all played together with it for hours and hours.

 

 

As Editor-in-Chief at Best Buy I see how people react to all of the big tech announcements. Even with all the great new tech that came out this year, people I meet are just as interested in the new toys on my desk as they are about the new smart watches or laptops.

 

 

This year there were new Sphero smart toys, the new Parrot drones, and new Meccano robots. Of course, the most exciting toys were based on movies. Check out the great reviews we posted about the Jurassic Park robot dinosaur, or the many new Star Wars toys.

 

Best Buy has all of these toys, and many more. They have toys for all ages: toys for babies, toys for young children and toys that will make any adult feel like a child!  We are giving away a huge selection of these toys in this contest.  I think this could be the best toy contest I’ve ever seen. 

 

Here are the four prize bundles to be won.  

 

A

M&D (Melissa & Doug) Giraffe

B

M&D Kangaroo

 

M&D Car Transporter

 

M&D Railway

 

M&D Band in a box

 

M&D Suspend

 

Crayola Animation Studio

 

Vtech Action Cam

 

Sphero SPRK

 

Sphero Ollie

 

Wowwee Miposaurus

 

Wowwee MiP Robot

 

Tiggly shape

 

Tiggly Count

 

Tiggly count

 

Tiggly Shape

 

Wonder Workshop Dash

 

Wonder Workshop Dash&Dot

 

Wonder Workshop Accessories

 

Parrot tuktuk Jumping Race Drone

 

Parrot Airborne Cargo Mini Drone with camera

   
       

C

LaTrax SST

D

Traxxas Summit

 

Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter

 

Vtech SmartWatch

 

Jurassic World T-Rex

 

Zoomer Dino

 

Sphero Darkside Ollie

 

Sphero 2.0

 

Crayola Carver

 

Crayola Cling Creator

 

LeapPad Platimum/Math game/Science game

 

REV

 

Meccano G15 KS

 

Meccano G15

 

In total Best Buy will be giving away approximately $5000 worth of toys!  Enter this contest and you might win one of these huge bundles in time for the holidays. 

 

How to enter:

 

This contest is really easy to enter. Simply post a comment below telling us what is the best toy available at Best Buy right now that you would like. You can only do this once, but there is a bonus entry too: leave a comment below and tell us about the best toy you received as a gift when you were younger. That means you can enter a maximum of two times.

 

 

What you can win

 

We will randomly select four entries from all eligible comments entered here on the blog. Each winner will win one of the four prize bundles A, B, C or D.

 

This contest will run from November 6th until November 19th.

 

Remember you can enter only twice, once by naming the best toy at Best Buy right now, and one by discussing the best toy you received as a gift.  You can also share this article with friends and family so that they too have a chance to win on of these amazing prize bundles. Who knows, if your friend wins the contest because you told them to enter, they might invite you over to play!

 

 

Good Luck

 


 


By Martin Renaud, Editor-in-Chief

 

Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on Plug-in Blog as Blog Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen or having fun with his teenagers on the tennis court. He regularly shares fun and interesting articles on his Twitter account.  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Rules for Best Buy’s
“Find the best toys at Best Buy Contest”

(the “Contest”)

November 6 to November 19, 2015

 

 

 

How to Enter

 

1. No purchase necessary.

 

2. Entries may be made between 9:00 am PST on Friday, November 6  and 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday November 19 (the “Contest Period”) in the following method:

 

              a. Leave a comment here on the contest blog announcement telling us what is the best toy available at Best Buy right now that you would like

 

              b. Leave a comment here on the contest blog announcement telling us what was the best toy you received as a gift when you were younger.

 

 

3. Only one entry per person per method of entry, for a total of 2 entries per person. Participants making more entries than these two may be disqualified. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid. 

 

Who Can Enter

 

4. The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence before the end of the Contest Period. Where an entrant is a minor, a parent or guardian who has reached the age of majority in his or her province of residence by the closing date of the Contest, must indicate acceptance of the Contest rules.

 

5. The Contest is not open to employees of Best Buy Canada Ltd. (“Best Buy”), and its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies, their advertising and promotion agencies, or their other representatives or agents, or anyone with whom any of the foregoing is domiciled.

 

 

The Prize

 

 

6. There are (4) prize bundles available to be won. The total retail value of the prizes is approximately $4904.84. The approximate value of each bundle is as shown below.

 

A($969.94)

M&D (Melissa & Doug) Giraffe

B($1117.95)

M&D Kangaroo

 

M&D Car Transporter

 

M&D Railway

 

M&D Band in a box

 

M&D Suspend

 

Crayola Animation Studio

 

Vtech Action Cam

 

Sphero SPRK

 

Sphero Ollie

 

Wowwee Miposaurus

 

Wowwee MiP Robot

 

Tiggly shape

 

Tiggly Count

 

Tiggly count

 

Tiggly Shape

 

Wonder Workshop Dash

 

Wonder Workshop Dash&Dot

 

Wonder Workshop Accessories

 

Parrot tuktuk Jumping Race Drone

 

Parrot Airborne Cargo Mini Drone with camera

   
       

C($1214.98)

LaTrax SST

D($1605.97)

Traxxas Summit

 

Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter

 

Vtech SmartWatch

 

Jurassic World T-Rex

 

Zoomer Dino

 

Sphero Darkside Ollie

 

Sphero 2.0

 

Crayola Carver

 

Crayola Cling Creator

 

LeapPad Platimum/Math game/Science game

 

REV

 

Meccano G15 KS

 

Meccano G15

 

 

7. Prize must be accepted as awarded. The prize may not be sold, transferred and no component thereof is convertible to cash.

 

8. Prize to be administered by Best Buy. All of the above Prize details are subject to change without notice at the Best Buy’s sole discretion.

 

9. All other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. 

 

10. Prize are subject to the following restrictions:

 

     a. Prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash;

 

     b. Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold; and

 

     c. Best Buy reserves the right to substitute any of the prize with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the prize are not reasonably available at their discretion.

 

Contest Draw

 

11. The contest will take place from November 6 at 9:00 a.m. PST until November 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Four winners will be selected by random draw from all eligible comments made here on this blog announcement. Draw will be made on November 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST at Best Buy’s office located at 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3 

 

12. Following the draw, the selected entrant will be contacted using the contact information on their blog profile.

 

13. In order to receive a prize, the selected entrants must:

 

     a. Respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission;

 

     b. correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and

 

     c. sign a declaration stating that he/she:

 

          i. has read, understands and complies with the Contest rules;

 

          ii. releases and discharges Best Buy and its parents, subsidiaries affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents(collectively, the “Released Parties”) and

 

          iii. consents to the announcement of the winner's name and the use by or on behalf of Best Buy of the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements, and/or use of winning room for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.

 

14. Should the prize winners fail to comply with any of the requirements set out in paragraph 13, their applicable prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected by random draw.  

 

15. The chances of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received.

 

Consent to Personal Information Use and Disclosure

 

16. By entering the Contest, participants consent to Best Buy’s collection, use and disclosure of the personal information provided in Contest entries for the administration of the Contest and in aggregated, non-personal form in order to create reports regarding Contest entrant demographics and consumer habits, which reports Best Buy’s may disclose to others.

 

17. Participants who indicate on their entry form that they wish to receive Best Buy’s e-newsletter further consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information (including their email address) by Best Buy for the purpose of providing the e-newsletter.  Signing-up for the e-newsletter will not affect the odds of winning.

 

Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion

 

18. Best Buy and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for, or liable to any Contest entrant or any other person for:

 

     a. any erroneous, lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest entries, regardless of the cause;

 

     b. any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification email;

 

     c. any changes in email addresses or email address assignments after Contest entry forms are submitted;

 

     d. any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause; or

 

     e. any damage or loss, including any loss of use, loss of production, loss of profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the Contest or the submission of entries to the Contest or participation in the Contest or the Contest prize, or the use of the caweb site (including the downloading of any materials from that web site) and regardless of the cause or any negligence by Best Buy or anyone for whom Best Buy is responsible, and notwithstanding that Best Buy may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage being incurred.

 

Other Matters

 

19. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by Best Buy, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Best Buy may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

 

20. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND BEST BUY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

21. Return of any prize notification email as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected.

 

22. Decisions of Contest judges in respect of any aspect of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.

 

23. Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance and agreement to these Contest rules.

 

24. Best Buy reserves the right, at their option, to publish the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements without any further compensation to the winner.

 

25. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited by law. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.  If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

 

26. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.

 

27. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this publicity Contest may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie des alcools, des jeux et des courses for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.  

Comments
by debdeb45
on ‎11-06-2015 12:38 PM
I love the leap frog great educational toy
by farseer
on ‎11-06-2015 12:41 PM

I love the

Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon

 

It reminds me of my childhood

by ivrodriguez
on ‎11-06-2015 12:42 PM

I'm a software engineer but I also like hardware, I think one of the best toys you have right now are the Meccano robots. You can assemble your own robot what is cooler than that?!

 

I'd definitely like one of these. But to be honest I think that you can also have a lot of fun flying your own drone! cannot decide which one would I like the most haha I'm a techi so, guess I love any Tech toy!

 

Thanks for the contest Bestbuy!

by Bat395
on ‎11-06-2015 12:42 PM

The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is what I'd choose as the greatest toy at Best Buy!  I wish I had it.

by farseer
on ‎11-06-2015 12:42 PM

The best toy I got as a child was a snowspeeder from The Emprie Strikes Back

by Legendary Oracle Legendary Oracle
on ‎11-06-2015 12:43 PM

The best toy I recieved when I was young was my NES

by AMasters
on ‎11-06-2015 12:45 PM
Love the vtech action cam. V tech toys are amazing! Education, fun, and not annoying on the parent! So cool.
by Bat395
on ‎11-06-2015 12:45 PM

The best toy I got as a kid was probably RotJ Luke and R2-D2 back in the early 80's.  There were my first Star Wars toys and started me on a lifelong obsession.

by AMasters
on ‎11-06-2015 12:46 PM
My fav toy when I was a kid was my talking wiz kid. I loved it so much I got my daughter one a few years ago when they came back. For some reason didn't seem as good the new version!
by Dben67
on ‎11-06-2015 12:46 PM
I think the LaTrax SST is the best toy and my son is patiently saving his money to buy it!
by StaceyDempsey10
on ‎11-06-2015 12:47 PM

I love the Hasbro Star Wars Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber,  this woudl be fun for all ages lol

by ukgirl
on ‎11-06-2015 12:47 PM

Lots of great toys on Bestbuy.ca but I think my daughter would love the Leapfrog Number Lovin' Oven

 

by ukgirl
on ‎11-06-2015 12:48 PM

Best toy I received as a kid was a game called Build a Better Burger. I wish I still had it!

by StaceyDempsey10
on ‎11-06-2015 12:48 PM

The best toy I recieved when I was a child was a car racing set, it only went in a figure 8 but for then it was pretty cool 

by ChristinaBarany
on ‎11-06-2015 01:01 PM

THe best toy I received was my Babie Ski Mountain set! Crayola Animation Studio would be the best toy I would like

by ghostbusters2
on ‎11-06-2015 01:07 PM

The Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter is, real talk, crazy dope

by ghostbusters2
on ‎11-06-2015 01:07 PM

The best toy I ever got as a kid was G1 Optimus Prime. 

by czarkzm
on ‎11-06-2015 01:07 PM

There are so many amazing toys on the website for kids of all ages...but my favourite would be the Traxxas Summit - hours of of fun with that RC in any weather, and anywhere!

 

by czarkzm
on ‎11-06-2015 01:08 PM

The best toy I received as a kid was my Green Machine.  Rode that thing till the front wheel literally fell apart!  Gotta love the fact that Huffy has brought it back!

by canadaadanac
on ‎11-06-2015 01:14 PM

The parrot mini drone is my entry for best toy.

by canadaadanac
on ‎11-06-2015 01:15 PM

Meccano sets were the best toys I received as a youngster.

by hez15
on ‎11-06-2015 01:15 PM

my son would definitely say the lego millenium  falcon.. or anything lego. My daughter would say your kid craft kitchen... I think its anyone of your power wheels!

by mattdomville
on ‎11-06-2015 01:17 PM
by hez15
on ‎11-06-2015 01:18 PM

The most memorable toy I can remember getting was my first cabage patch doll.. my mom almost got into a fight with a woman at the store the first christmas they came out trying to get one. reminds me of when tickle me elmos came out when my oldest son was young.

by The Bestower Alayne The Bestower
on ‎11-06-2015 01:19 PM

The SPHERO DARKSIDE OLLIE is the best toy at Best Buy for family fun, entertainment, and even to tease our dogs! All in good fun! This toy rocks for all ages!! Smiley Happy

by MommaMac
on ‎11-06-2015 01:21 PM

DJI Phantom 3 drone would be a big hit in our family and in my opinion Best Toy at Best Buy. 

by The Bestower Alayne The Bestower
on ‎11-06-2015 01:22 PM

The best toy I ever received was actually my brother's hot wheels track with the hot wheels cars! We used the entire basement to make our race track! I have 3 brothers so we had a lot of tracks! HeartSmiley Happy

by MommaMac
on ‎11-06-2015 01:24 PM

Toys for kids have come along way since I was a kid. Money was obstacle in our family but I do remember having great fun with my Slinky and loved the song... It's Slinky, It's Slinky for fun the best of the toys. It's Slinky, It's Slinky the favorite of girls and boys.

by pairofdox
on ‎11-06-2015 01:25 PM

The best toy available at Best Buy right now that I would like is the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with Camera.

by pairofdox
on ‎11-06-2015 01:27 PM

The best toy that I've received as a gift when I was younger, is a set of Transformers toys, which makes up the awesome Devastator.

by jam05
on ‎11-06-2015 01:32 PM

I really like the Vtech SmartWatch.  The best toy I received when I was younger was an etch a sketch.  This year my goal is to donate at least 10 toys to the christmas drive at my sons' school.  This would definitely help!  thanks

by K-Dub
on ‎11-06-2015 01:36 PM

WOuld love the Zoomer Dino for my little boy

by K-Dub
on ‎11-06-2015 01:36 PM

Best memory was getting a train set for Christmas. Think I played with that for a week straight

by chalbe
on ‎11-06-2015 01:38 PM

Best toy available  is the Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot

by chalbe
on ‎11-06-2015 01:39 PM

I love Lego when I was a kid (still do!)

by pawanjain
on ‎11-06-2015 01:42 PM

The toy on Best Buy that I would love to have,  would be the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with camera.

by pawanjain
on ‎11-06-2015 01:44 PM

The best toy I received as a kid when I was younger, was a gas-powered, control-line model airplane. Noisy, but a lot of fun.

by AlanHaines
on ‎11-06-2015 01:54 PM

parrot minidrones one of the best toy gifts this year and my battery powered mechano set was one of my best gifts of my childhood

 

by tgauthier
on ‎11-06-2015 01:57 PM

The Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter looks like a great toy my whole family would love.

by KnowNothingMan
on ‎11-06-2015 01:59 PM

The parrot drones are awesome and are great for getting different views on stuff
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/parrot-parrot-bebop-quadcopter-drone-with-camera-controller-bund...

by susanvstirling
on ‎11-06-2015 02:04 PM

When I was 4, I saw a beautiful princess doll in the store window at Eaton's complete with a full wardrobe and her own bed, crown, jewelry and shoes.  I was so in love with it!  My mother explained that you couldn't buy that doll (not that we ever could have afforded it), it was a prize in a draw and only one person could have it.  I was disappointed, but didn't mention it again as I never wanted my mother to feel badly.  You just couldn't imagine my joy when I opened it on Christmas Eve!  My mother had made a trip back downtown to enter and lo and behold, had won!  

by The Bestower 777Kevin The Bestower
on ‎11-06-2015 02:11 PM

My favourite toy at Best Buy is Parrot Airborne Cargo Mini Drone with camera!

by The Bestower 777Kevin The Bestower
on ‎11-06-2015 02:12 PM

The best toy I recieved was a Nintendo 3DS!

by skeetersden
on ‎11-06-2015 02:13 PM

Would be a drone for us a mid range Phantom that we could attach our Go Pro to

by JayNelson
on ‎11-06-2015 02:16 PM

I have watched the teacheer reviews of the Sphero Darkside Ollie and think it would make an interesting and educational toy for all family members.

by crunch1
on ‎11-06-2015 02:17 PM

I like the

 Parrot Airborne Cargo Mini Drone with camera

by JayNelson
on ‎11-06-2015 02:18 PM

My favorite toy as a child was my Barbie camper - my barbie loved the outdoors and went on great adventures.

by skeetersden
on ‎11-06-2015 02:19 PM

Best toy I got as a gift was a taking Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent

by crunch1
on ‎11-06-2015 02:20 PM

The best gift i remember getting when i was  achild was a Goalie Stick and Net.

by DeeChan
on ‎11-06-2015 02:22 PM

Sphero SPRK my favourite Smiley Embarassed

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