Friday Featured Giveaway – 1 of 2


Because of the holidays, Resourceful Mommy readers missed the opportunity for a Friday Featured Giveaway…so I’m happy to announce that this week there will be two!  The first feature is brought to us by Chuggington.  As you may know, I’m participating in the Chuggington Conductor program that has given me the opportunity to learn about and try new products before they hit the shelves here in the United States.  It has been wonderful because many readers ask for more information…and eventually I’m able to share with them what’s next for America’s new favorite trains!

There are two very exciting new things in store for Chuggington fans that I’ve been busting my bumpers waiting to tell you.

1. Chuggington Interactive

Coming to the U.S. this spring, the Chuggington Interactive Railway brings your favorite engines to life via SmartTalk technology! Each “smart” engine actually recognizes and reacts with other Chuggington Interactive engines and with key Chuggington Interactive train stops.  Each engine features more than 60 sounds and phrases when used with other Chuggington Interactive products.  While the Interactive Chuggers are not compatible with the track sets currently available in the U.S., they can be used on the soon-to-arrive stateside All Around Chuggington Set.  Featuring spiral elevation and 60 total pieces, the All Around Chuggington Set features  a three foot layout and includes 3 interactive train stops: a loading yard, a tower platform, and a roundhouse with an Interactive Vee figure.  It also includes an Interactive Wilson engine, a hopper car, and 6 pieces of cargo.  Best of all, the Interactive Vee and Wilson included in the set actually recognize and react with other Chuggington Interactive engines and train stops!  This set features over 250 sounds and phrases when used with other Chuggington Interactive products…the more pieces you add, the more interactive your world becomes!

The All Around Chuggington Set will retail this spring for $69.99 and the engines will retail for $14.99 each.

My family received a UK version of the trains complete with adorable British accents to review.  I loved how easy it was to put the All Around set together with clearly marked pieces and instructions. Having just spent the holidays assembling toys, it was nice to have a clear guide.  My son, who should be beyond being impressed having just been visited by Santa actually flipped out over this set.  He was able to listen to each Chuggington engine in the try me mode, exciting on its own, but once we had each Chugger out of the box and turned on, they began to “talk” to each other.  He was floored.  Now I’m excited for the Interactive Chuggers to make their way to the U.S. in time for his birthday this spring so that we can add on to the set.  Watch here for more information about dates and where to purchase!  In the meantime, check them out here:

2. Chuggington titles from Scholastic

I’ve been a fan of Scholastic starting during my days of taking my little paper slips into the school each month with my money to when I ran the Scholastic ordering for my own students to now as a parent when I order for my kids each month.  I’m excited to announce that beginning this month, Scholastic is launching five new Chuggington books nationwide.  Titles include The Chugger Championship, All Around Chuggington (an interactive lift-the-flap book), Welcome to Chuggington, Let’s Ride the Rails!, and Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair. The copies provided for review have already become favorites at bedtime in our home, and I’m thrilled to tell you that one lucky reader will receive a set complete with each of the titles listed above! Each of the books is intended for ages three years and up and range in retail price from $3.99 to $9.99.

To Enter to Win the Scholastic Books

Step 1 – Visit and then comment here with the name of your favorite Chugger!  This step is required.


Complete any or all of the following entries and comment below for an increased chance to win.

1. Follow Chuggington on Twitter

2. Like Chuggington on Facebook

3. Subscribe to Resourceful Mommy via RSS or email

4. Like Resourceful Mommy on Facebook

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Total ARV of prize package is $33.95.  This contest ends Friday, January 14th at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Winner will be chosen via a random number generator and must respond within 48 hours of contact to claim their prize.  Good luck!  Disclosure: product was provided for review and giveaway with no additional compensation.  All opinions shared are mine and my son’s.

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Written by: Amy

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