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 paperprintss
on ‎11-10-2015 08:49 PM
Sphero Darkside Ollie would be a great gift for my Grandson. My favourite gift as a child was Merlin
by mitokar
on ‎11-10-2015 08:53 PM

I love all of the Meccano Robots out this year. My best Christmas gift ever was a Barbie Stroller,,,

by Jerner
on ‎11-10-2015 09:00 PM

I think the best toy at Best Buy right now is the Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark.  Keeps the kiddies outside and still has them use their imagination.  

 

The best toy I ever got as a kid was my etch-a-sketch.  I used to carry that thing around with me everywhere showing everyone the "magic" I could do with it.  Kept me busy for hours on end.

 

by davidlee
on ‎11-10-2015 09:26 PM

Elsa doll

by davidlee
on ‎11-10-2015 09:26 PM

iPad mini

by LeiGryshik
on ‎11-10-2015 09:26 PM

The best toy right now that I'd like (to give my son) is the Vtech SmartWatch

by LeiGryshik
on ‎11-10-2015 09:29 PM

The best toy I remember receiving when I was young was a Transformer!

by Honeybunny57
on ‎11-10-2015 09:37 PM
Best gift was a Nintendo!
by Honeybunny57
on ‎11-10-2015 09:37 PM
Want a crayola animationnstudio for my daughter!
by ldemers
on ‎11-10-2015 09:42 PM

I'm loving the Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid!

by The Bestower 59 The Bestower
on ‎11-10-2015 09:46 PM
My favorite toy was a walking doll. It was almost as big as I was as a kid. Loved that doll. Love the Star wars toys the have at best buy now. Nice
by The Bestower 59 The Bestower
on ‎11-10-2015 09:52 PM
Loved my favorite to a walking doll.
by seapotato
on ‎11-10-2015 09:58 PM

The Jurassic World T-Rex looks great!

by seapotato
on ‎11-10-2015 09:59 PM

The best toy I received as a kid was a stuffed cat toy!

by Jconlin
on ‎11-10-2015 10:35 PM

The 

 
Star Wars 16" Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy would be a Huge hit. Thanks for the chance Fingers and Toes crossed
by Jconlin
on ‎11-10-2015 10:37 PM

The Best Toy Gift I received as a Kid was the Nintendo.  A Huge step up from Atari! LOL

by Travelbuds
on ‎11-10-2015 11:19 PM

I think the Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot looks like a fantastic toy.  I know my son would love this so much.  He has already built some small robots at school.

by Travelbuds
on ‎11-10-2015 11:20 PM

When I was young the best toy I received was the Fisher Price little people house boat.  I loved it. 

by choisol
on ‎11-10-2015 11:31 PM

Like to own any one of this bundle!

by bsabbath83 Luminary
on ‎11-10-2015 11:47 PM

The best toy at Best Buy right now that I would like would be the Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid. Can't wait for the next Star Wars movie but this gadget helps!

by bsabbath83 Luminary
on ‎11-10-2015 11:52 PM

And the best gift I received when I was younger was a slot car track.

by HappyBun
on ‎11-11-2015 01:27 AM

The Best Toy at Best Buy for my daughter is your "Kidkraft Grand Espresso Corner Kitchen". We had an older version that was my older daughters (have 4 girls)  and she would play for a long time with it, but unfortunately we had a flood and just have not been able to replace many items that were lost. In my opinion, it is important for kids to be able to interact with items that are not run by a computer. Too many parents just plunk their children in front of their phone to keep them quiet. Computers is obviously the way of our future and it is important for them to learn how to use electronics properly, but it is also important for kids to know how to play with items that are not electronic. For me when I was younger the toy that I loved the most was probably my Barbie Ski VillageSmiley Happy

by vorthex
on ‎11-11-2015 01:50 AM

I'd like the Traxxas Summit! Awesome TOY!!!

The best toy I received as a kid was Hot Wheels, the Jeep!

by edmond1
on ‎11-11-2015 01:58 AM

WOW, luv to have Go Pro toy at Best Buy. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Smiley Happy 

by edmond1
on ‎11-11-2015 01:58 AM

Re: toy I had as a kid was yoyo. 

by Alohamom
on ‎11-11-2015 03:02 AM

If someone had told me waaay back in 1977 that the AirHogs X-Wing Fighter would be available one day I probably would not have believed them! This is the stuff of my childhood dreams and I think it would be the best present any fan of the franchise could find under the tree. Excellent lists Best Buy, you made shopping easy for me this year, thank you!

by Lavendare2003
on ‎11-11-2015 04:23 AM

The Best Toy available at Best Buy for my son would be the Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter

by Lavendare2003
on ‎11-11-2015 04:24 AM

The best toy i ever remember receiving as a child was my Lite Brite....I think I wore it out, I used it so much Smiley Happy

by Jacup123
on ‎11-11-2015 04:28 AM

The Leapfrog games would be my number one choice from BestBuy.

by Jacup123
on ‎11-11-2015 04:29 AM

A doll that blew strawberry-scented kisses was my favorite toy as a young child.

by The Bestower Kimhealy The Bestower
on ‎11-11-2015 04:48 AM
Best toy at BEST BUY is the "Zoomer Jurassic World Indominus Rex Interactive Robot Dinosaur". My son would be over the moon!! Smiley Happy
by The Bestower Kimhealy The Bestower
on ‎11-11-2015 04:49 AM
The best toy I received in my childhood would be a "cabbage patch kid"! Smiley Happy
by Daryl_A
on ‎11-11-2015 05:16 AM

Best toy is a PS4. It reminds me of the best toy I got as a kid: the NES.

by jewels77
on ‎11-11-2015 05:18 AM

In my opinion, the best toy on BestBuy online right now is the Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot!  This toy is exactly what I've been looking for for my two sons!  They have been wanting to build a robot for the last year ever since they started watching old episodes of Robot Wars! So excited!

 

by Sleepwalker
on ‎11-11-2015 05:24 AM

The best gift I have received when  I was younger  was my cabbage  patch  doll I named  Preston  Ray.

 

by jewels77
on ‎11-11-2015 05:29 AM

I'd have to say the best toy I received as a child would've been my  Lite Bright!  Runner up would be my Rubix cube! (although I never could solve it...I'd cheat and pop out the pieces!)

by The Bestower Manal The Bestower
on ‎11-11-2015 05:31 AM
The best toy is Crayola Animation Studio that I would like for my daughter.
by JessicaChillcott The Captain
on ‎11-11-2015 05:41 AM

the best toy i ever received as a kid was my BARBIE collection. For the best toy on your website is the all the lego. my kids and I love Lego. Also the Star Wars robot is kind of awesome too. Would love one of those for Christmas.

by brimarcom
on ‎11-11-2015 06:15 AM
For me, the best toy available at Best Buy is the Sphero BB-8 App-Enable​d Droid. Great fun for Grand dad and grand child.
by Barbiecorpse
on ‎11-11-2015 06:29 AM

I think the best toy at best buy is the Leappad platinum! My kids have been bugging me for it everytime we go! Unfortunatly we just recently moved and expecting a new baby so things are tight! Thanks for the contest!!

by Barbiecorpse
on ‎11-11-2015 06:32 AM

The best toy I ever received as a kid was a teddy bear that I still have to this day. I received lots of toys but this one was special to me!

by guaposapo
on ‎11-11-2015 06:38 AM

 

 I think the Best Buy toy would be the Tiggly Shapes n Counts. Depending on your childs age, i would say its a great way for them to learn and develop. Also a fun way to get some Math in there w/out them having to know they are learning at the same time.

by guaposapo
on ‎11-11-2015 06:43 AM

The Best toy i received as a child was the Spinning top toy. I had one with lights and designs so it would keep one entertained for a long period of time and i was also great in a group setting with friends.

by Syve
on ‎11-11-2015 06:50 AM

The best toy at Best Buy right now is the Zoomer Dino!! My boys love it! 

by Syve
on ‎11-11-2015 06:51 AM

The best toy I recieved as a gift when I was a child was my Skip - It.  I was so excited when I opened it! 

by Robertjbelow
on ‎11-11-2015 07:20 AM

The best toy on bestbuy.ca is the Traxxas stampede VXL truck!

by Robertjbelow
on ‎11-11-2015 07:22 AM

My favorite toy gifted to me as a kid was my army men set.

by jennyg
on ‎11-11-2015 07:22 AM
I have 5 children ages 10 months to 13 years so toys are everywhere and talked about all the time! I would have to say the best toy out now would be the Meccano robot!
by AdCheng
on ‎11-11-2015 07:23 AM

BB8 looks superfun!

by jennyg
on ‎11-11-2015 07:25 AM
All time favorite I ever received was my sony sport Walkman!
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