Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pocket Disc Giveaway (Closed)

I'm so excited to tell you about the Phd Pocket Disc and to host my first giveaway!

 Here are my Three stars and a Wish about the Pocket Disc -- a remarkable, portable, cloth frisbee (and a perfect stocking stuffer!):


Origin -- The Pocket Disc was accidentally created by a grade 3 student! Savanna was crocheting a circular placemat for a school project.  She didn't add enough stitches as the placemat grew so it caused a lip to form. More than a year and a half later a family friend threw the misfit "placemat" across the room and this lead to the creation of the Pocket Disc!  What an amazing mistake!


Fair Trade -- The two families who founded the Phd Pocket Disc company decided to make a difference globally. Pocket Discs are now made by the Mayans of Guatemala who are known for creating bright textiles. “The money they make crocheting Pocket Discs and other handmade products enables over 200 Guatemalan weavers to support and send their children to school in a country where 75% of the people now live below the poverty line.”


I love that this company is making a difference in the world and in the lives of others. The fact that one small item could have such a profound impact on an impoverished country is incredible.


Lots of Fun! -- You have to check out the Pocket Disc video so you can see firsthand the fun that can be had both inside and outside! The website has a list of games that you can play such as bowling (super fun!), duck huntin' and juggle toss, but of course, the only limit is your imagination.


Desiree (7), Elijah (4) and I have had a blast playing with the Pocket Disc! You can see in the above picture (top right) that Desiree was shocked to find out that it didn't hurt when it hit her in the face. Not only that, but it's so much easier to catch than a frisbee or a ball -- you can even catch it in your arm pit!  We took turns throwing it as high as we could and still catching it (like the game "solitare", but we played it outside so we could throw it even higher and we called it "pizza toss").

Elijah and I also took the Pocket Discs to Awana and had eighteen 3 and 4 year olds playing with them!  The Pocket Discs were a hit and even held up to a few tug-a-wars when more than one kid felt they were entitled to the next throw.



The only wish I have for the Pocket Disc is that I wish these had been around when I was a kid! They are reminiscent of hacky sacks (those crocheted balls for kicking) in looks and portability, but with minimal skill required for fun.




As a parent, I love that the Pocket Disc is 100% cotton as well as lead-free and plastic-free. So many toys now-a-days are fun, but not as safe as I would like.  Pocket Discs are made of safe ingredients and are also safe to play with.  The Sport Disc is my preference because of the colour-fast aspect, but the Classic Disc may be better for younger kids because it is easier to catch.

From a teacher's point of view I can see the benefits in terms of physical education, but also within the classroom. Passing a Pocket Disc from student to student as they answer questions out loud would be a great way to keep learning fun. Who wouldn't want to learn their multiplication facts like that?

With my own children, Desiree and I challenged ourselves to see how many successful throws we could do in a row while Elijah counted for us. Elijah got some counting practice and Desiree and I managed to get a record of 33!


Buy It: Check out the online shop to order Pocket Discs (shipping is just $2.99 for Canada or the US for four or fewer Pocket Discs.).  If you live in the United States you may be able to find a Pocket Disc retailer near you.

Win It: One Sowing Dandelion Seeds reader will win a Pocket Disc of their choice ($9.99-14.99 ARV)

Leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave your e-mail in this format: sowingdandelionseeds(at)yahoo(dot)ca  if it isn't public in your profile. All entries will be verified.

Mandatory entry: 
Visit Pocket Disc and tell me which one you would love to win!

Additional entries:
* follow my blog publicly
* post my button on your blog (leave the link)
* subscribe to Sowing Dandelion Seeds via e-mail
* leave a comment on 1 non-giveaway post (leave the post title below)
* blog about this giveaway (leave the link)
* like Pocket Disc on Facebook and comment on their wall that
     Sowing Dandelion Seeds sent you
* follow @PocketDisc on twitter
* follow @SowDandelions on twitter and tweet this
     (can be done daily -- leave the link each day)

#Win a Cloth "Frisbee" and a lot of Fun from @PocketDisc and @SowDandelions http://tinyurl.com/2dnmvpv (Dec18)

Open to Canada and the United States
Ends December 18

Disclosure: Phd Pocket Disc provided me with a Sport Pocket Disc and a Classic Pocket Disc to review in
     exchange for my honest opinion.     
For Complete Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy Click Here

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~

80 comments:

  1. I would love to win the "Hurricane with Eyes"

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  2. I would love to win the "Fontanta to Wesser"

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  3. New Sunburst! Purple and Pink - Classic Edition

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  4. The hurricane design catches my eye. Thanks for sharing. This really is a great product that supports a great cause.
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  5. I am following your blog via gfc!
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  6. I would pick:
    New Sunburst! Blue and Orange - Classic Edition

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  7. I follow your blog
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  8. I would choose Hurricane-classic edition.

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  9. Love the colors in the New Sunburst! Green and Violet - Classic Edition
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  10. love the Hurricane one.
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  11. I am following you on Twitter (@onlybluemomma)

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  12. I tweeted about the giveaway! @onlybluemomma

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  13. I follow Pocket disk on twitter @onlybluemomma

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  14. I liked Pocket disk on Facebook and mentioned you sent me.

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  15. This is lovely. Purple and pink would be perfect for my daughter.
    I never even heard of cotton frisbees before and what a great support system for these families.
    xoxo

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  16. I like the Happy Hannah Sports Edition disk.. so cute (sorry i forgot the mandatory entry.. kids woke me up at 3 am.. very tired momma!)

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  17. Munchie would choose the pink and purple sunburst - her favorite colors!!

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  18. I now follow you on Twitter (why didn't I do that sooner?!) and I tweeted.

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  19. I like the Savanna -sports edition

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  20. I would love to win the Hurricane - Classic Edition.
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  21. I like the Sunburst - Blue and Orange one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I adore the new sunburst purple and pink sports edition!

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  23. I follow with GFC.

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  24. I love the "hurricane"
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  25. I like Hurrican-Classic Edition!
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  26. Follow via GFC!
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  27. I like the cy-clone sports edition.
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  28. Hello! I like to starburst one.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by suchfuntogive.blogspot.com and entering this in my low entry linky. One note, next time, please leave the date and number of comments. Thanks!

    If I get a chance to do it before it closes I'll also be adding this to my giveaways for good posts.

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  29. I like the
    New Sunburst! Purple and Pink - Sports Edition

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  30. I like the New Sunburst! Purple and Pink - Sports Edition
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  31. Follow you publicly with GFC
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  32. I have your Button
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  33. I'm an email suscriber
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  34. like Pocket Disc on Facebook and commented on their wall
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  35. Follow them on twitter
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  37. I would love to win "New Sunburst! Green and Violet - Classic Edition"

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  38. Your button is on my blog.
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  39. Blogged about this giveaway.
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  40. Following @PocketDisc on Twitter (@mommygiveaways).

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  41. I would like to win the Hurricane with eyes.

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  42. i would like to win the New Design! Starburst - Classic Edition one

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  43. I follow you on GFC

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  44. I follow @PocketDisc on twitter

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  45. Tweeted

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  46. I subscribed by email

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  47. I like the purple & pink sunburst

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  48. follow your blog publicly

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  49. have your button on my blog

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  50. subscribe to your blog via email

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  51. like pocket disc on fb and commented

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  52. follow PocketDisc on twitter

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  53. follow you on twitter & tweeted

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  54. I love the classic hurricane
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  55. I like the New Sunburst! Purple and Pink - Sports Edition
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  57. love the Sunburst, classic edition.
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  58. I would like to win New Sunburst! Blue and Orange - Classic Edition.

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  60. I follow PocketDisc on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  61. I like the swirls classic editino
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  62. I follow GFC
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  63. I like Cy-Clone - Sports Edition
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  64. I subscribed by email.
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  65. I follow on GFC.
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  66. I follow @PocketDisc on twitter(donnak4)
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  67. I follow you and tweeted:
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