Thursday, December 18, 2014

American Girl BeForever Samantha Doll - I'm Giving One Away!

I am delighted to say the American Girl - BeForever Samantha Doll & Paperback Book has arrived! Let me say, Samantha is not only a lovely doll, but the character in the story is a lovely "person"; one we can happily have the girls in our lives read about and want to show the same character in their own lives!

American Girl - BeForever Samantha Doll & Paperback Book
Manufacturer - American Girl
Ages - 8+

Favorite Features - 
  • Lovely doll with a soft, huggable body!
  • Wonderful details - pink dress with red sash, black, shiny shoes, tights and panties
  • Book which comes with Samantha tells a great story about life in the early 1900's
  • Heirloom quality doll - any girl who receives her will love her and one day be able to pass her on to a little girl of her own one day!
  • Story gives grandmas/moms/parents much to talk about with their granddaughter/daughter as Samantha made some truly wonderful choices. I love how the character, Samantha, is one who is kind, caring and willing to sacrifice for someone else. This character in this story is one any grandparent/parent can feel confident in having their granddaughter/daughter learn from.
American Girl says; "Samantha Parkington is kind, generous, and always ready to make a new friend. She has sparkling brown eyes which open and close and long, glossy brown curls. She comes in an authentic 1904 outfit: A petal-pink dress with a layer of sheer dotted mesh on top, a lace hem and collar, short puff sleeves, a burgundy velvet sash, white tights, white bloomers, black Mary Jane shoes and a burgundy ribbon for her hair. The 18" Samantha doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. Includes the paperback book Manners and Mischief, the first novel-length volume of Samantha's classic series."

Samantha is absolutely beautiful and once again American Girl does not disappoint; they have shown great attention to detail, design and quality of this lovely doll! I know my daughter would have loved her when she was a child! I personally like dolls which have soft, huggable bodies - how can a girl snuggle a hard doll? Samantha is definitely a doll a girl will be able to snuggle! She is a well-made doll with so many "extras"; her eyes open and close, the expression on her face is lovely, her long, brown hair is just right and her dress is one any girl would love to wear herself! Everything about her is, "just right"!

Not only is the American Girl - BeForever Samantha Doll one any little girl will be thrilled to receive, but the story in the book which comes with Samantha is excellent! I love how the story gives a glimpse into life for children in the early 1900's where poor children worked 12 hour days, six days a week in factories and how the story has Samantha showing true love and generosity to her new friend who has to work. The story wraps up with Samantha's family celebrating Christmas . . . which makes this doll and book an even better "fit" for little girls this Christmas! Samantha is truly a doll who will be loved!

I am so happy for the opportunity to give this American Girl - BeForever Samantha Doll & Paperback Book away (USA only)! If you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in the drawing for Samantha - which will be on December 23, 2014 - AND will be sure to check back with grandma's cookie jar on the 23rd to see if you won so you can let me know by 5pm EST on December 23, 2014, please comment below to let me know who you will give Samantha to if you win! (I will not be able to get Samantha to you before Christmas, but will get it in the mail right after Christmas - unless you live near enough to me so we are able to work out getting the doll to you. I want to let the winner know they won, so if I do not hear back from whoever wins Samantha by 5pm EST on December 23, 2014, I will draw a new winner. I know this leaves you a short "window" to get in touch with me, but it is the best way I can try to help whoever does win be able to let the girl they are going to give Samantha to, know they won.)

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the American Girl - BeForever Samantha Doll & Paperback Book and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

110 comments:

  1. I would give it to my daughter. She loves the new Samantha doll!

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  3. The doll will be for my daughter - but I'd save it for her birthday :)

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  6. I would give this to my eight year old daughter who loves these (expensive!) dolls but I can't afford. I shared this on pinterest:
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  7. I follow on Facebook and by email. I also shared this post. Trying to win for the daughter of a dear friend. Thank you again.

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  8. I would probably keep it at Grandma's house (that's me) so all three of my granddaughters could enjoy it when they visit. I follow on facebook and email.

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  15. I would give Samantha to my daughter :)

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  20. I would give Samantha to my daughter and will definitely check back on the 23rd just in case. Thank you for the chance!!

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  24. I have a grandbaby girl due in February! This would be for het if I win!

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  30. I'd give Samantha to my daughter, she would love her!

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  39. I would give the doll to my daughter.

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  42. I would give this to my daughter. She would be so excited if she won!

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  43. My niece would really love this as a gift for christmas

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  47. I would give it to my little sister who loves all things American Girl!! Samantha is a favorite of hers. Would love to be able to tell her she was getting this for Christmas:) Thanks for the giveaway! esterried@yahoo(dot)com

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  48. How lovely! I would give it to me daughter, Phaedra.

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  49. I would want this for my daughter! she just loves dolls...

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  50. I will give this precious Samantha doll to my sons' precious friend, Audrey.

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  51. I would give this to my niece. She is crazy about American Girl but does not have a doll yet.

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  63. I would love to win this for my daughter's 12th birthday this month, she would love sweet Samantha! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you and your family! Paula Caudill (tenderninnie@aol.com)

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  73. I would give the doll to my oldest daughter. She's never gotten a new doll before.

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  76. I would give it to my daughter. She has wanted an American Girl doll for so...long and this one is her favorite. Thanks so much for the chance

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