Green Town Toys: Citadel Review, Coupon and Giveaway

Here in New Orleans, we really only have two seasons, Winter and Summer.  As we leave behind our jackets, we have jumped into Summer with which has brought the typical Summer Storms.  I encourage my children to play outside as much as possible, but much of this Season for us is either wet or hot causing us to seek cover (or air conditioning) indoors.  While my kids can’t exercise their bodies on these days, I love to use the opportunity to exercise their creativity!

Green Town Toys allows them to do just that!  About the company:

Green Town Toys is a market leader in innovative and eco-friendly products. Our mission is to design and manufacture children’s products that inspire imagination, creativity, and fun. Our extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to ensure prompt delivery, competitive pricing, and unparalleled customer service. In addition, we take the utmost pride in offering sustainable products that are designed and manufactured right here in the U.S.A.

Both of my girls have always been in to pretend play and craft projects, so when I was offered a Citadel to review, I definitely wanted to give it a try.  The Citadel is made completely of corrugated cardboard and is 100% recyclable.  Removing the parts from the box, my husband found detailed instructions on assembly.  First, the four (extremely detailed) towers are assembled followed by attaching the walls.  The walls are braced with additional pieces that actually lock in place to create the most sturdy cardboard playhouse I have ever seen.  Despite the detail in the Citadel, it was fully assembled in about 15 minutes.  Standing at 54.5” x 54.5”, both girls (or princesses) were able to play comfortably.

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Quickly, the girls’ imaginations began turning and they decided that the Citadel needed a “woman’s touch” as they began to decorate with markers and stickers.  Soon after the decorating was done, several Barbies and stuffed animals became their loyal subjects!  We have had the product assembled for three days now and the girls have continued to play with it in a new way each day.  I am amazed at their little creative minds! This is actually the third cardboard playhouse we have tried here at Experimental Mommy and I can honestly say that this one is the most detailed and sturdy that we have tested to date.

If your child loves to be creative and engage in pretend play, you have to check out the other products offered including “The Jolly Roger”, a corrugated pirate ship!


The Citadel sells for $44.99 at Green Town Toys and they are currently promoting FREE SHIPPING in April.  They have also generously extended an exclusive coupon code to my readers for 15% off your entire purchase using code “NOTSOBLOG“!


Do you have a little knight or princess who would love to play in the Citadel?  Enter below to win one of your very own from Green Town Toys!

How to enter:

1. Visit Green Town Toys and tell me another product (besides the Citadel) that you would love to own!

Additional entries:

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

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @GreenTownToys on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! No more than 10 tweets a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for additional entries.)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Green Town Toys on Facebook.

5.  Place my banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on April 26th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to continental U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Green Town Toys who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.


  1. I like the Jolly Roger but I think my 6 year old would actually love the Junior Executive.

  2. Lora Wikle says:

    The Jolly Roger is really cool! I wonder if I would fit? thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I think my son would like the Jolly Roger, too.

  4. I really like the Tot Pod.

  5. sherri crawford says:

    the moon roof fun house looks fun

  6. I love the Jolly Roger too! All of my kids, girls and boys, would love any of them though!
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  8. I follow Green Town Toys on Twitter. @luckystars54
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  9. I tweeted about thi giveaway. @luckystats54
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  10. I like you on Facebook. Whitney Lavender
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  11. I like Green Town toys on Facebook. Whitney lavender
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  12. I am an email subscriber.
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  13. I love the moon roof funhouse- I see hours spent playing in there!

  14. My daughter would go wild for the Jolly Roger!

  15. My grandson would love this

  16. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the Jolly Roger.
    Thanks for the chance.

  17. Ruth Hill says:

    Both the Jolly Roger and the Moon Roof House would be ideal for my daughter.

  18. Ruth Hill says:

    follow you and green town toys on twitter

  19. Ruth Hill says:

    like green town toys and you on facebook

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    e-mail subscriber

  22. Judy Bradley says:

    I like the Jolly Roger! Be great for my little pirate grandson!

  23. Judy Bradley says:

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  24. Judy Bradley says:

    I am facebook fan of both sites Judy Clark Bradley

  25. Judy Bradley says:

    I subscribe

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  29. wow these are all so awesome! i just love the tot pod, stylish, mod and practical!

    thanks for the chance.


  30. I like the Moon Roof Funhouse.

  31. email subscriber

  32. Judy Bradley says:
  33. My daughter would like the Jolly Roger.

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  37. I like the Jolly Roger

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  39. like you and green town toys on fb – deborah t

  40. follow you and greentown toys on twitter – debijot!/DEBIJOT/status/58577210541481984

  41. Judy Bradley says:
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  44. i like the tot pod
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  46. katklaw777 says:

    Luv to have two of the Club Chairs…very cool.
    The Citadel would have been my first pick tho, thanks.

  47. katklaw777 says:

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  48. katklaw777 says:

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  53. I looked on Green Town Toys, and I thought the Jolly Roger ship looked like fun.

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  54. I also subscribe to your blog.

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  55. Kim Pollock says:

    I like the Tot Pod too.

  56. Judy Bradley says:
  57. Claudia Hubka says:

    My granddaughter would love the tot pod tea set…

  58. I like the club chair toy. Thanks!

  59. The Jolly Roger is adorable

  60. The Jolly Roger

  61. My son would love being a pirate in The Jolly Roger!

  62. I’m an email subscriber.

  63. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Green Town Toys on Facebook-Lisa L.

  64. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to own the moon roof funhouse

  65. The Tot Pod would be great for my daughter’s playroom!

  66. I subscribe by email.

  67. Jennifer J says:

    I really like The Jolly Roger!

  68. I would love to own The Jolly Roger.

  69. Moon Roof Funhouse.

  70. I’m an email subscriber.