Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday
Free Treasure For Boys

If you have (or know) boys of any age, this tip is for you! Sign them up for the LEGO Club and receive a free LEGO catalog every two months!

My boys LOVE LEGO's. They find their way into every room of our house and usually get stuck in the bottom of my foot several times a week.

Last year's Christmas was all about LEGO's, and I signed up somewhere along the way for a catalog. When it came, no lie, my kids fought daily over who would get to read it on the bus, and how long each was allowed to have it, and whether or not the others were taking good care of it during their turns.

Even the neighbor boys were in awe of this treasure. It didn't take me long to realize what I needed to do.

I needed to call LEGO. After I explained that just one was not going to do it for us, I signed ALL THREE of my boys up to receive their very OWN catalog.

They have anxiously anticipated them from that moment onward.

Like I said, they "read" them on the bus. They read them in the car. They read them while we're waiting--just about anywhere. They read them in their bedrooms, and at the kitchen counter. They read them in the bathroom and even under blankets with a flashlight. Yes, boys, I know about that.

So order. It's FREE! The boys in your life will think you rock. And that doesn't happen nearly enough!

We've not tried this one, but LEGO also has a program called BrickMaster. It costs $39.99 and comes with six BrickMaster Edition LEGO magazines (one every two months), Six surprise LEGO toys (mailed out one every two months), two LEGO Shop at Home Coupons, and a free LEGOLAND California Admission ticket. If any of you have tried this, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

Then go check out the rest of Works for Me Wednesday!
EDIT: If you go to sign up on line, be sure to enter YOUR age when it says age range. Entering your child's age will get you locked out of the process. Thanks, Angie, for reminding me of that!


Janelle said...

You also need to sign the boys up for the Lego and Bionicle MAGAZINES! My son thinks they are the greatest things ever produced, and they both are completely free - he has been getting them for a few years now! Have fun!!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Augh -- I tried to do it, and saw that it asked about age ranges. I didn't read and just assumed they were asking the age of my kids. Oops -- must have been asking my age, because now it won't let me ask for a catalog. D'oh!

Raise Them Up said...

Angie, I did the same thing the first time I tried to sign up on line. That's why I ended up calling. I'm sorry. I should have warned people about that.

So guys, if you do it online, remember, you need to enter YOUR age when it asks for age range. They don't want children signing up for things without their parent's permission, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I LOVE that idea. My boys will LUB it too. :) In joy, Troye

Edi said...

We signed up for the magazine a few months ago and my son kept asking whether or not the magazine had come in the mail and if it didn't he thought I ought to call them and remind them or see what was happening - he was so eager to get it. And then - just b/c of the timing of our subscription we got 2 or 3 in a very short time - so he was happy.

Marina Berryman said...

All three of my kids loved LEGOS when they were younger. And LEGO land was the ultimate play place for them! Now that they're older, I'm just waiting for them to have kids so I can start stocking up on LEGOS again!

Totallyscrappy said...

My boys are going to be so excited!

Audra Krell said...

My youngest is 10 and he LOVES legos. I can't believe I haven't signed him up sooner. What a great idea. I can't wait to surprise him - thanks!

Anonymous said...

How long did it take to get the Legoland ticket. We're going at the end of December. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

We love Lego mags at our house! In fact, I have to hide them so they don't discover them until AFTER homework is done. I've also been thinking about the Brickmaster thing. My guys have told me it would be "hard to share," so I'm looking at 2 - which means $80 - not that it doesn't seem worth it. I'm thinking Brickmaster may be birthday presents in 2009.

Shelley @ My Treasure Hunt said...

thanks for the tip! love it! and my boys will too!!