Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Googly Bands Craze

Googly Bands, ZanyBandz, Silly Bandz, Rubba Bandz, Logo Bandz, Crazy Bands . . .

To be honest, I have no idea which of these brands came first.  I tried for as long as I could to ignore the silicone bracelet trend.  My kids are pretty "sheltered" when it comes to most marketing ploys.  We don't get cable TV, so they only watch PBS, which has very limited commercials.   When Zhu Zhu pets were all the rage, they had no idea what they were.  I have never felt compelled to stand in long lines, wake up ridiculously early, or pay exorbitant prices for the latest and greatest fad.  Fortunately (or not), these bracelets are everywhere.  You can find them at the grocery store, the pharmacy, online, and on just about every child you see.  As a result, my oldest daughter has now decided that she just loves these bracelets.  She adores the designs and appreciates the color coordinating she can do with her outfits every day.  I love that they are fairly reasonably priced and an easy reward to give the girls when they have earned one.

For those of you that are also part of the Googly Bands craze, I thought you might like to know that they are having a retirement party on Facebook tomorrow at 2pm.
From Googly Bands: 
As you may know, Googly Bands is officially retiring all Series 2 bands. We would like to invite you and all of your readers to join us in the Official Retirement Party this Thursday, July 15, at 2p.m. PST. Rules will be posted at 2pm at We will give out tons of prizes live at our hour-long party. We hope to see you and your readers there!
I'll be there hoping to win some great prizes for my kiddos and would love to see some of my readers there too!

*Disclaimer:  I wrote this post for a chance to win some Googly Bands for my kiddos. 


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