Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Give Santa a Hand...Rent Toys!

It could help an overworked Santa and his elves regain a little sanity. The holidays are typically all about hunting down the most popular toys and games for kids – many which sell out fairly quickly, but an alternative exists that could save both time and money. Renting.

Instead of plunking down a huge amount of cash to buy, consider a membership to an online toy or video game Web site. This will give the recipient a chance to get new toys or try different games while you’re still paying the freight.

Two Web sites have toys for young children and video games for the older set.

BabyPlays.com, an online toy rental Web site, features a variety of membership plans that range from three months to a year. Then the parent and child can select as many lead-tested, sanitized toys as they like for their “wish list” which they receive within a few days.

The child can then keep the toys for 30 or 60 days depending on the plan – with no late fees. Ready for new ones? Then pack up the old toys exchange them for new ones with the postage-page shipping labels. Policies about what happens if the toy gets broken is on the company’s Web site.

Gamefly.com rents video games for the most popular systems including Playstation and Wii. Like BabyPlays.com, the gamer add the games they want to try on the their list. The Web site charges a flat monthly fee of $22.95 plus tax, to rent two games at a time, with free shipping, or one game at a time for $15.95 a month. Send back the old game in the postage paid envelope and get a new one.

Helping Families Through the Holidays

BabyPlays.com, announces its program to put toys under the tree this Holiday Season. As families look for ways to save money, BabyPlays has an exciting and economical solution.

Rent toys for Christmas
Rent toys for Christmas
“The cost savings of renting toys vs. purchasing toys has always been one of the six core benefits of being a BabyPlays member,” comments Company Founder, Lori Pope. “However, this attribute takes on even more importance during this holiday season when parents are having to cope a bad economy and shrinking family budgets. We received countless emails and phone calls from parents last Holiday Season thanking BabyPlays for allowing them to put quality toys under their tree for a fraction of their purchase cost, and we are looking forward to the same response this Holiday Season.”

“The cost savings of renting toys vs. purchasing toys has always been one of the six core benefits of being a BabyPlays member.” comments Company Founder, Lori Pope
For as little as $26.99 a month, a BabyPlays member can put five high quality toys under the tree and replace them with new toys every 60 days. This cost is substantially less than what an average American family spends on the purchase of toys - $720 a year for a family with one child and $1,200 a year for a family with two children. On top of the cost savings, BabyPlays’ toy rental plans eliminate the after-Christmas pile up of toys that are not being played with anymore because the toys can simply be shipped back and replaced with new toys.

BabyPlays has been called "The Netflix of Toys" by numerous media sources, and is the world's largest online toy rental company. BabyPlays toys are tested extensively for lead, cadmium, arsenic and other harmful toxins and exceed U.S. Safety Standards.
In addition to saving their members money and providing rental toys that not only meet, but exceed, U.S. safety standards for lead and other harmful toxins, BabyPlays offers its members several other benefits:

  • The opportunity to play with unique and stimulating toys
  • A Green, environmentally friendly, concept – rental toys are “recycled” among members.
  • Less home clutter
  • The convenience of online shopping
Most toys are fully assembled; all come with batteries and all shipping costs are included. BabyPlays.com rents high quality, durable and innovative toys to families with children ages 5 and younger.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

The holidays are here!! Here are some great arts and crafts that are perfect for you and your kiddos as you prepare for Thanksgiving.

Cornucopia Place Cards

Apply Turkey Place Cards

Thankfulness Tree



Thursday, October 15, 2009

BabyPlays Introduces Webinars

We have enjoyed talking with so many different mommies on Twitter, and by popular demand, we have decided to pull our resources together and host monthly webinars. Our topics were picked by moms and will be focused on parenting, early childhood development and other topics that can be helpful for family life. We are so excited to be introducing this series of webinars and hope they will be helpful to you and your family. If you have a particular topic of interest, please let us know so we can work on finding the perfect speakers and pulling together some helpful resources. We look forward to sharing time and life with you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Some Great Resources for your Next Vacation


BabyPlays is exciting to be partnering with Babies Travel Lite. In addition to our monthly plans, we offer travel plans that can be purchased for a 1 time cost. We are delighted to be shipping to any destination within the United States. If you are planning a ski trip this year, the travel plans offer a perfect solution to the downtime between hitting the slopes.
Johnnie Seago, BabyPlays Travel member comments, " My family took a ski trip last year and all of my grandchildren were coming. I rented a box of 8 toys for the kids to have for the times we were in the lodge. It was a life saver to have some new toys for the kids to enjoy when we were so tired from skiing!"

Babies Travel Lite offers many additional items that will be helpful for travel. They are dedicated to making traveling with a baby easier and more enjoyable.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Getting Ready for the Holidays


Even though October is just beginning, the holidays are coming up quickly. Many retailers are already adorning there walls and walkways with red and green decorations and are even running their holiday promotions.
Last year over 200 people joined BabyPlays in December with the purpose of taking their first shipment of toys, wrapping each toy and putting them under the tree. How many Christmas's have your kiddos opened all of their presents and within a few weeks those toys were just in the group of toys in your playroom that never get played with? A box of BabyPlays toys makes the perfect enhancement to whatever special gifts you are planning purchase.

With BabyPlays you can put 5 toys under your Christmas tree for the price of 1, and when your children are bored with those toys, they can be set back an exchanged for new toys. This holiday season, with a struggling economy and tight budgets, BabyPlays is the perfect answer.

Because we know so many people are early planners, we want to be in the fore front of your mind for the upcoming holiday season.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Upgrade/Renewal Program


We are so excited to have so many members in the BabyPlays program and have been thrilled that over half of our members continue to renew their program or upgrade their membership to a higher plan. We decided, that as a thank you we would offer every member who upgrades or renews their program a FREE month of service. No matter what plan commitment is renewed or what plan you upgrade to, we are offering this FREE month to any member who would like to participate in this program.

One of the greatest aspects of this Renewal/Reward program is that our members can either use the free month for themselves OR give that free month of service to anyone. With the holidays around the corner this program is a great way for our members to continue to enjoy their Babyplays toy rental service and share it with others at no cost!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally Blogging!




We have had such an amazing time getting to know people on Twitter and Facebook and have decided that it's time to start blogging. We are thrilled to be connecting with so many people with amazing resources and look forward to sharing them with all of our readers!

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To go with our first official blog post we want to offer our readers FREE TOYS! Visit http://www.babyplays.com and select any of our rental plans and we will give you one month FREE. Your free month will begin after fulfilling the commitment length you agree to upon sign up. SIGN UP TO GET YOUR FREE TOYS! Use Coupon Code: FIRSTBLOG

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