My position on toys is...
WHEN A TOY DOES LESS, A CHILD CAN DO MORE
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Handful of Reasons To Love Oompa Toys

Wow! Almost every post I do has Oompa featured. But here's why I love them so much: First, they are very concerned with their toys' safety. If you go to this link you will find answers to questions such as: Where are your toys made? Safety Testing, Manufacturer Statements, and an Oompa Minute Video. Which brings me to my second reason for loving Oompa. Milanie, the CEO, has started doing short video clips featuring Oompa products. You can view these on the Oompa Blog, (third reason for loving) or buy clicking "video" on select product information pages. The fourth reason is Milanie herself. She is a mother and knows what kids love. She seems like the mom next door, really down to earth and you feel like you can relate to her just from watching the videos. Fifth, Oompa has an awesome rewards program that gives you loyalty points for every dollar you spend. With 45 points you get $1 dollar toward a future purchase. Did I mention they have double points weeks where every dollar you spend gives you 2.5 points. Hurry now because this week is double points week, but it ends on November 18th! But they do it about once a month. Oompa also offers free shipping over $65, sixth reason, but if it's under shipping is only $4.95, not bad! Seventh, I love all the European Brands like Haba, Erzi, Holtziger, Plan, Djeco, Sevi, Vilac, Brio, and more! I could go on, but I'll stop there.

7 comments:

Ms. Mamma said...

Hi Nicole!
I've bought a few things from Oompa, but I'm a digger and a web crawler. I find the thing I want and then I scour the web for the best price. It can differ quite a bit. Have you seen Moolka and Maukilo? They have very nice things as well.

I really like Vilac toys, but only the French made ones. Some of their things are starting to be made in China...mostly the carts, tool bench etc.

Does Marshall have a LikeABike? They are incredible and very well made. Also a recipient of the SpielGut(good toy award).

Christine said...

I've been getting a head start on Christmas this year and this week I got my 2nd moolka order and first oompa order. They don't disapoint! The free shipping is fabulous and I feel like I could browse their sites for hours. The toys are so fun and beautiful! I'm getting my kids a grocery set from Haba with all sorts of toy produce and grocery items. You can get each piece for like $1.80 and they are made out of wood and painted beautifully. The selection is fabulous. They make fruits and vegetables that some of us probably have never heard of!

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Anonymous said...

I agree Moolka and Oompa have great items from european brands. I ordered for my son for Christmas some Plan Toys playsets on Moolka.com and also some Vilac wooden cars on Petitbaby.com as well as some Kaloo Plush Toys. Super fast delivery and friendly customer service for both sites. Petitbaby has a 15% off coupon (code baby15) until end of january I think.

Anonymous said...

I like didis.com.

drudman said...

I love www.didis.com

Milanie Cleere said...

Nicole - Wow, thanks for your post! We were all so flattered when your post circulated around our office. Your blog is a great resource and I look forward to spending more time on it! Milanie Cleere