Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Penny Stones Review and Giveaway


Neighbors,

Here is the newest post in the Gift Basket Giveaway!  Penny Stones!  This is a terrific idea, for dinner parties, birthday parties and more importantly family dinners.  I think this is a great way to start interesting conversations with your family, friends and others.  Penny Stones are made with recycled glass in Cleveland Ohio by people with disabilities.  They are clear glass "stone" with words applied to the bottom that you can read through the glass.  Each stone has a unique question or suggestion to start conversations.  You can set a couple on the dinner table at night and have each individual respond.  Some examples are: 1.best gift you received 2. funniest travel story 3. a favorite childhood memory 4. 1 good thing that happened today.  What a great way to spend meal time talking with each other.  Each set contains 21 stones.






According to a recent study playing with Penny Stones improves children's conversation skills.  And:
"A recent Stanford U. alumni study found that the ability to make small talk had a significant impact on an individual’s success, while grade point did not.
“Children who enjoy family dinners 3-5 times a week are less likely to smoke, drink, and take drugs than kids who dine on their own. They also have better grades and fewer emotional problems.”
– Psychology Today©"

Penny Stones also includes game suggestions on their website.  Penny Stones come in different editions.  They have Original Edition, Love and Marriage Edition, Slumber Party Edition, New Parents Edition, and Faith Based Edition.  They are $15 each, plus shipping and handling.  You can order them online at the Penny Stones website, or you can use their locator and find a retailer near you.   Teachers, this would be a great icebreaker the first day of school, or even as suggestions for writing assignments.  Homeschoolers this would work for you too!  Have your children do one a week where they choose one and sit together and discuss their answers.



Gift Basket idea: Pick a pretty bowl (which can be used to hold the stones later), include a favorite coffee or tea.  Add netting and a pretty bow.  This would make a great gift for a friend, teacher, or anyone else you can think of.

The winner of this giveaway will receive their own edition of Penny Stones.  

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Penny Stones website and then in a comment tell me which edition you would be most interested in.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win.  This giveaway will end 11/23 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  (USA only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Give an idea here in a comment about what you think their next edition should be. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry
 
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received an Original Edition of Penny Stones for review purposes. All quotes are from the Penny Stones website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


68 comments:

meeyeehere said...

The original version looks best to me
or the slumber party
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I am also a subscriber too
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meeyeehere said...

I think a truth or dare version should be made too
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rubynreba said...

I would pick the original.
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Email subscriber.
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Follower.
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rubynreba said...

A School Days Edition would be fun.
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Niecey said...

I'd be interested in the original edition.
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I subscribe to your emails
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Niecey said...

Hmmm an idea for another edition - maybe a pregnancy/baby shower one with questions about pregnancy and birth.
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Niecey said...

I tweeted
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I blogged about this giveaway
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I blogged about this giveaway
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janetfaye said...

I like Original Edition.

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Email subscribed.

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janetfaye said...

I think an edition with Animal or Pet questions would be great.

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ape2016 said...

I think the slumber party would be fun for my kids
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ape2016 said...

I follow via GFC

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email subscriber

ape2016 said...

I think a version with questions to ask Grandparents would be great

janetfaye said...

1. I blogged:
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janetfaye said...

2. I blogged:
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thepricklypinecone said...

I would most like to try the original edition.

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thepricklypinecone said...

I would love to see a cooking/ recipe/ food version!

Niecey said...

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janetfaye said...

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sunnymum said...

I like both the original and faith-based editions. I can see the slumber party edition being popular with my daughter when she gets a little older.
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sunnymum said...

I'm a neighbor on GFC. (sunnymum)

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Anne said...

I would want the orginal
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I get your emails
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Anne said...

I think they should have a if you were an animal one. That would be fun!
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sunnymum said...

Tweeted Sunday: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/3824889496608768

Annette said...

I would be interested in the faith-based edition.

Annette said...

I am a subscriber.

Annette said...

I'm a follower.

Annette said...

I think it would be neat to have an Advent/Christmas edition.

Annette said...

Tweeted!
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'd love the original one!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

it would be fun to see a future edition that focuses on books or even just pop culture in general

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janetfaye said...

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Annette said...

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theladya said...

I'd like to have the Original Edition. These would be great for dinner time conversations with the whole family present. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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dyxymom said...

I think the original carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

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I think one about old black and white movies would be neat or one geared towards a couple who has been married for quite sometime carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

Annette said...

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Anja M. said...

I follow you on GFC. (Anja M.)

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Anja M. said...

I am interested in the Original Edition.

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Anja M. said...

I am a email subscriber.

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Anja M. said...

I would love a couple edition. Answers about the relationship :)

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Anja M. said...

I tweeted.

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Anja M. said...

I blogged. #1

http://anjathisandthat.blogspot.com/2010/11/penny-stones-ends-1123.html

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Annette said...

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