Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Connecting Grandmothers, Moms, Kids with Each Other - PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

by Janis Brett Elspas
MommyBlogExpert

WIN a CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame with One Year Picture Plan, A Prize Package Valued at More Than $200  -- ENTER CONTEST at Bottom of this Post!  HURRY, Ends May 20, 2010
Mother's Day is this Sunday and run-of-the-mill gift choices are loaded up in all their glory on store shelves right now.  That's really not so surprising considering that after Christmas, Mother's Day is probably the second most popular day of the year for present giving, not to mention long distance "I love you call" making to Moms everywhere.

Maybe last year you adult sons and daughters sent your moms some flowers or your own young kids might have made something by hand for you at school.  This season, dare to be different and possibly more sentimental, too.  Why not give something this Mother's Day that can truly bridge the generations, can be enjoyed thousands of miles away -- no matter the time zone, and also may be used the other 364 days on the calendar?

The answer to that riddle is something my own Mom will be receiving this weekend: a CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame that comes bundled with a year's worth a picture delivery service.  This CEIVA product was selected in 2009 for the Most Memorable Gifts for Hanukkah and for the Best Christmas Presents Showcase.  Pictured here is my 12 year-old daughter who sometimes guest blogs here as Mini MommyBlogExpert proudly showing off the frame she blinged out with the sparkling stick-on crystals that CEIVA sent us along with this frame for review.  Above is a photo showing the product and package of crystals still in its box when they arrived, before she decorated the frame.

Don't worry, this post may be going up days before the holiday but there's just about a zero percent chance Grandma is even going to find out about it before it arrives on her doorstep because she's never read my blog.  It's not that my Mom isn't interested in her daughter's writing -- it is because she has never had nor ever wants to use a computer.

That is exactly the beauty of giving this thoughtful gift: it is EASY to use, there's no need for a PC, and setting it up requires no technical expertise.  Quite simply, this CEIVA Digital Frame is perfect for bridging the wired and unwired generations together -- small kids and adult children alike.  With this electronic dream, I can transmit photos of the grandchildren from my laptop directly to my mother's frame once she has connected it herself to her regular phone line and plugged it all into a standard electrical wall outlet.  That means once it is set up I'll be able to electronically send big 5x7 color photos to her frame's screen while I'm away on vacation with my own family any where in the world we may go and also from my home computer even though we live hundreds of miles apart from each another.  Here's how the CEIVA Pro80 works

With CEIVA's Pro80 purchase options available as 1, 2 or 3 digital frames packaged with an equal number of one year picture delivery plans included, there is even the possibility to send frames to BOTH sets of your kids' grandparents or even to more relatives living some distance from one another.  As of the date this post was published, a Mother's Day sale currently being offered includes one CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame for $147.99, including a one year picture plan -- together regularly priced at more than $200) plus a free gift of a dazzle crystal kit valued at $19.95.  CEIVA Pro80 MultiPacks are on sale as well, with two and three frames currently priced respectively at $269.99 and $359.99.

At a small additional cost, you can personalize these frames in a myriad of ways still further, with more than one thousand skins and a variety of other frame, matte, and finish options such as these.
The CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame as well as other digital frames and accessories are all available directly from the manufacturer's online store.  Select CEIVA products and accessories may also be purchased from retailers such as Best Buy, Solid Signal, Amazon, Helix Camera & Video, and Samy's Camera.

CEIVA Giveaway Contest 
WIN a CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame including one year picture plan service, together valued at more than $200.  Winner must be a legal resident of the U.S. to win and there is a limit of one main entry per person; extra entries are limited to one of each type.

For the Main Entry - There's Just 2 Required Steps
To enter this MommyBlogExpert Book giveaway, simply
1.  Leave a comment below this post, being sure to include your Twitter, Facebook, or email contact info in case you are the winner
AND
2.  Follow @MommyBlogExpert on Twitter

For Extra Entries - Do any or all of the following (Optional)
1.  Follow CEIVA on Twitter
2. Fan MommyBlogExpert on Facebook
3. Tweet the following message exactly up to 3 times per day:
CEIVA Digital Frame GIVEAWAY Valued at $200+ ENTER to WIN 
http://tinyurl.com/2akpawd RT

HURRY, Contest ends at 11:59 pm PDT on May 20, 2010.
 
FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert received the CEIVA Pro80 Digital Frame as well as the dazzle crystal kit from the manufacturer for this review.  For this MommyBlogExpert giveaway contest an additional Pro80 Digital Frame is being provided by CEIVA to be given away to one lucky contest winner.  MommyBlogExpert did not receive any payment or other compensation associated with this post or giveaway contest.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one. 

95 comments:

  1. Okay I'll be first :)
    I’m following you on Twitter as tetheredmommy.

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  2. I’m following Ceiva on Twitter as tetheredmommy.

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  3. I’m a fan/”like” you on Facebook. (Maggie D C)

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  4. I tweeted 5/5:
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  5. Awesome Giveaway! thanks so much for the chance :) i follow you on twitter - @cdmtx65

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  6. i Follow CEIVA on Twitter - @cdmtx65

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  7. i "like" MommyBlogExpert on Facebook :) Claudia Mcgee

    ps your FB link above does not work

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  13. and #3 for today :)

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  17. #3 for today :)

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  18. I follow you on Twitter (@HSBSuzanne).
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  19. I tweeted once for 5/12...

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/13891667090

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  20. I would love to win this..Would be a great display for my pictures
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com
    @makeetis

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  21. I am following CEIVA on twitter with my twitter name @makeetis
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  22. thursday tweet #1
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  25. I am following you on twitter @movinaroundmama and my email is mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  26. TGIF tweet #1
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  29. I am following you on twitter
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  31. following CEIVA on fb
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  32. HI I love that digital pic frame its pretty and would love to have it I tweeted @waterbluffy and follow ty so much

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  33. happy saturday tweet :)#1

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  34. 2nd tweet for 5/15...

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/14053949039
    thanks!

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  35. #2
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  36. This would be amazing to win! I have so many pictures of my son that I could put in it.
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  37. Fan of MommyBlogExpert on facebook
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  38. Tweet:
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  39. http://twitter.com/cdmtx65/status/14065121444
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  41. sunday tweet #1 :)
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  43. and #3
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    have a great one !

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  44. I'm following on Twitter @brn2lisn

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  45. I’m following Ceiva on Twitter as @brn2lisn

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  46. Following on twitter @BrenRiley

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  47. I would so much love to win this prize! I have such a big family, having frames all over every where has become a health hazard! LOL Not only is it very practical, it is, as your daughter very beautiful! Add to all that is the easy to use factor and what could be better to keep family photos visible when the family isn't near by? Love it!
    I follow you on twitter @jbafaith and my Facebook name is Judy Clark Bradley, email is jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

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  48. follow Ceiva on twitter @jbafaith

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  49. tweet tweet #1

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  50. Fanned you on Facebook Judy Clark Bradley

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  51. Pick me! I always buy these type of frames for others and I want one!

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  54. daily tweet#1
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  60. Monday tweet
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  63. and #3 :)

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  66. This is the perfect way to display photos! I'd love to welcome this into my home. :)

    I am a twitter follower.

    Twitter: Unemployed_Mom
    Jessica AT TheUnemployedMom DOT com

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  68. and #3 :)

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  70. I'm following you on twitter as pennypinchingma

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  83. and the last tweet :)
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    now keeping my fingers crossed :D

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  87. @onetwomany on Twitter! and
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  89. Thanks for hosting the giveaway I follow on twitter via Pennypixie

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  90. I follow ceiva on twitter @pennypixie

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