Zhu Zhu Pet Giveaway: Win Jilly or Winkie!!

Bridgette and I are still in a state of shock over the traffic and attention our recent post about How to score a Zhu Zhu Pet generated.  Our article was featured in a post by the LA Times which brought thousands of new visitors to The Not-So-Blog!  Best of all, our readers gave tips on how to really accomplish the nearly impossible feat of scoring your very own Num Nums or one of his cuddly buddies.  Zhu Zhu fans came together on our post for one common goal and many have found the coveted hamsters due to the generosity of strangers.  Thanks, faithful readers!

Lo and behold as word of Zhu Zhu mania traveled, Bridgette and I were giddy with Zhu Zhu delight.  Katie Couric even had a feature about Zhu Zhu Pets on the CBS evening news!   I was grateful to Katie for validating the Zhu Zhu craziness as many people thought I was clinically insane for waiting in line at the Wal Mart for hours to get one.  Katie helped prove that I did not need to be carried off by the men in the white coats.   Thanks, Katie!

Luckily, both Bridgette and I have acquired the coveted hamsters and some accessories for our girls for Christmas.  The best part is that we were able to get them without swallowing any acorns or formally changing our names to Mr. Squiggles and Num Nums.   A few days ago, my phone starts chirping like crazy with multiple text messages.   It was Bridgette, asking if I am sitting down, because she has REALLY.  BIG.  NEWS.  I thought for sure it must be Oprah, wanting us to come to her show and talk about the infamous Zhu Zhu.

"You get a Zhu Zhu!  And you get a Zhu Zhu!  Everybody gets a Zhu Zhu!"

"You get a Zhu Zhu! And you get a Zhu Zhu! Everybody gets a Zhu Zhu!"

It wasn’t Oprah.  What could be better than Oprah?  Well, it was Cepia, LLC, who are the brainiacs behind  Zhu Zhu Pets.    They loved our Top Ten list so much they sent us two Zhu Zhu Pets that are NOT YET AVAILABLE IN STORES!!  Move over Pipsqueak, because the Not So Blog is the ONLY place you can get the brand new additions to the Zhu Zhu Pet family, Jilly (the pink one) or Winkie (the black and white one) BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS!  You heard us right, one lucky reader will be able to choose either Jilly or Winkie, the all new Zhu Zhu Pets for 2010!  Can you imagine your child’s face when he or she wakes up on Christmas Day to a Zhu Zhu Pet that no one else can even get their hands on yet?  Oprah might be calling you instead!
We are so excited to offer this giveaway!  Thank you so much, Cepia, LLC for being so generous!  As I pondered over how exactly I wanted to handle this giveaway, I thought it would be fun to have you video yourselves acting like hamsters, or have people ACTUALLY do one of our Top Ten ways to score a Zhu Zhu and provide video evidence, but in the interest of time (and because we are so darn nice), we will just ask the following:

How to enter:

1. Visit the Zhu Zhu Pet homepage and tell me which hamster your child has been asking for! Would you choose Jilly or Winkie if you won this contest?

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5.  Sign up for Zhu Zhu Pets Newsletter.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 11th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. My Daughter had wanted Pipsqueek,or Num Nums. I would choose Jilly.

  2. I’ve signed up for the Zhu Zhu newsletter.

  3. I subscribe by email.

  4. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    we’d love to have Winky!

  5. Bridget Michelle Combs says:


  6. They’ve been asking for Mr. Squiggles. I’d choose Winkie.

  7. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    Fb fan- Bridget Combs

  8. Bridget Michelle Combs says:
  9. Num Nums! I would choose Winkie.

  10. I’m a Facebook fan.

  11. My son has been asking for Mr. Squiggles. We would choose Winkie.

  12. I already follow you on Twitter. ladyt64

  13. I am already a subscriber to your blog.

  14. Mr. Squiggles.
    I’d choose Jilly :)

  15. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    My little one would like Jillie!

  16. Sheila Hickmon says:

    My daughter has been wanting Mr. Squiggles for a while! We would choose Winkie!

  17. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I subscribe via email!

  18. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’m a fan on facebook! Sheila H.

  19. Veronica Garrett says:

    My granddaughter has been asking for Chunk. I would choose the Jilly.

  20. My daughter has been asking for all of the zhu zhu pets and everything to go with it. If I had to choose I would ask for Jilly, she is cute and my daughter would love her.

  21. I posted it on here because I could not find where to put it on the zhu zhu’s website thanks, Nora

  22. my little chloe would LOVE jilly!

  23. My two daughters would just go crazy if they got a zhu zhu pet.Theave wanted one for a very long time and they love to share so just one is alright with them.And they both love pink, so i would pick jilly ( it’s actualy the one they wanted in the first place). My daughters are very gentle with there toys so jilly would not get damaged,most probaly loved on. i know they would love it.


  24. Heyy! I just wanted to say that I’m only 11 yrs old and I LOVE your blogs!! I’ve been trying to score Zhu Zhu pets for my 8-year-old sister and I (she wants the whole set… I just want Pipsqueak and Winkie!), but we’re pretty much out of luck. I really hope I can win this contest for us!! By the way, if I do win, I really don’t care which one I get… I love both!!

  25. I just got Winkie so I would choose Jilly!!! :)

  26. i have notice my daughter looking at them wen we go to the store and i could use 1 for her

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