NOW CLOSED: Ultimate Blog Party & a PJ Sparkles Giveaway

5 Minutes for Mom’s is having an Ultimate Blog Party this week. If you are stopping by from the Blog Party, my name is Briana and I’ve been writing about the Bargains since July 2008 (sine Bargains don’t find themselves!)

For those new here, I live in Indiana with my husband and four children ages 10, 8, 4, and 2. I work full time and work on my blog part time in the evenings! You can read more than you want to know at about me.

I also review products on my review blog called “Buzz…by Bargain Briana.” I offer my solicted and unsolicited opinion on a variety of products. Which is what brings me to this exciting giveaway to thank you for stopping by….

One lucky reader will be win a P.J. Sparkles doll from Zizzle for themselves and one for a friend.

What is P.J. Sparkles? P.J. Sparkles first came out in the 80s while I was busy playing My Little Pony.  Princess PJ lives in Twinkle Town with her Sparkle Friends – Dazzle, Sparks, Flare, and Glowee.

I am loving these dolls because they are cute, portable, and my almost 3 year old daughter is loving her sparkles dolls! Her heart even lights up –  the doll’s heart that is!  She loves playing with dolls (as well as trucks!) and it is so fun to listen to her little conversations with her dolls.

One thing different than the P.J. Sparkles of the past – is P.J. Sparkles is high tech now. She has a website where you play games, paint, read stories, and watch videos!

How to Win?

Easy Entry: Visit P.J. Sparkles and leave me a comment about your favorite thing about P.J. Sparkles or P. J. Sparkles Twinkle Town!

Bonus entries (Up to 4 additional entries):

  • Blog about this giveaway.
  • Grab my button. (It is on my sidebar)
  • Join the P.J. Sparkles Fan Page on Facebook
  • Subscribe to my free newsletter via email or RSS. (You don’t want to miss out on any deals/giveaways!!!)
  • Digg, Technorati, Twitter, Stumble, etc. If you twitter, be sure to include me (@bargainbriana) in the twitter so it see it.

Leave a separate comment for each extra entry. It is very important that you leave a separate comment for each additional extra entry.

Ends around 4/1 at 11:59 EST. (As long as you can still comment you can enter!) Winner, chosen by, will be announced on the Giveaway Winners Page by 04/02/09 and I will contact you shortly. (If winner doesn’t respond to my email within 48 hours, I will pick another winner.)

Want to win more? Enter to win the rest of my current giveaways!


  1. Cori Westphal says

    I just like that they are bringing back a nostalgic toy. I love that old things are becoming new again and I’d love to share this with my daughter.

  2. says

    Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I’m giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty…stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  3. Jennifer C. says

    I grew up in the 80s and vaguely remember PJ Sparkles. My daughters would love to play with her.

  4. Kristina says

    I like the paint a picture feature. That’s fun!

    Kristinas last blog post..Our First Giveaway – Over $200 in coupons!!

  5. Annmarie says

    I must be soooo old, because I had never heard of PJ Sparkles before! I like that she has a pet bear. And I like that all her friends are so diverse & represent various heritages! My niece would love these dolls!

  6. Beth says

    I like the Twinkle Town Candy Shoppe.

    Beths last blog post..PMS and Mattel are going to get me pregnant

  7. says

    I like the tagline “Light up your world with love” – we could all use that. If your almost three year old likes them, my just three year old, probably would too! Thanks for introducing us to Twinkle Town.

    Janet Carpenters last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party

  8. Marie says

    I have never heard of PJ Sparkles before but what a cute doll — I like that she has a website that looks very nice for young girls with the games and painting, etc. I know my daughter would enjoy it!

  9. says

    I want that twirl n light ballet studio for my daughter, she would love that! I had a pj sparkle & so did my oldest. Fun to get my youngest one & she loves the smaller dolls, perfect!

  10. says

    Cute stuff. Glad I stopped by.
    Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. Though I am new to blogging, I am loving all my new friends.
    I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
    I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
    From the comments I have already received, it appears to be something a little different and something anyone could use.
    I have been so touched by the comments that I have decided to give 2 boxes . They will be the $100 deluxe size. I really do want to bless people!!! I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be Saturday!

    Teresas last blog post..The Card Box Giveaway

  11. says

    That was difficult to look at the site with my 3 daughters hovering around me and gasping at each thing!! I think I like the park with the friends! I know that there would be enough for all the girls to play with and that would be hours of fun for them!! :)

    BellaMamas last blog post..Happy Birthday!!

  12. Breezy's Mom says

    Cute stuff…hadn’t heard about the doll before. Since my little one just had her 1st birthday, I like the birthday set. Like your name too…it’s the same as my daugther’s. :o)

  13. Tamara B. says

    I love the Memory Game in the P. J. Sparkles Twinkle Town! My granddaughter is going to love visiting this site. Too cute!

  14. Thrifty Mommy says

    I’ve never seen these dolls before and they are so cute. I really like that she is modest and isn’t baring her midriff!

    Thrifty Mommys last blog post..Free Asthma Storybook for Children

  15. says

    I love PJ Sparkles! My daughter had that doll when she was little. It would be so neat to win this for my little grandaughter. Her birthday is coming up here the end of April. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    Susan Herlans last blog post..Wonderful blog world

  16. Sandy M says

    My granddaughter would love PJ Sparkles. I’ve never even heard of her before now. I like that She has a website where you can read stories and watch videos!

  17. Susan Royer says

    Well I guess I can only enter once I already follow you on Twitter and subscribed to your blog in the past.
    I just became a fan of P.J. Sparkles on Facebook. What a cute doll. My Granddaughters would love it!!
    Thanks Susan

  18. says

    I just joined the Facebook page (rather, I became a PJ Sparkles fan on Facebook)! Thanks so much!

    nyckristie AT gmail DOT com


  19. says

    Oh, my favorite thing about PJ Sparkles is that she SPARKLES! I love me some bling! Thanks so much!

    nyckristie AT gmail DOT com


    Kristies last blog post..I <3 FREEBIES!

  20. Jessica says

    I loved PJ SParkles as a child. I saw the new commercials for them which is very exciting my daughter can play with a doll I played with as a child. I liked the Twinkle Town Park Set the best. It is very cute.

  21. Kimberly Austin says

    They keep the kids company at night because the heart lights up! Which is better than a night light!

  22. amberleigh says

    Wonderful to meet you! I stopped by from the UBP. I was a UBP virgin until a few days ago! he he he not anymore and I am glad, it is so much fun! Love the blog!

    amberleighs last blog post..Maybe joining a band

  23. DanielleCorrelle says

    I checked out the website and it’s so cute. I had never heard of these dolls until recently, but honestly my favorite thing about them is when we happen to see a commercial and my almost 3 year old just get that look of awe on her face and says “Mommy! Loooooook at thaaaaaat!” Makes me just want to run out and buy it for her. But winning it would be even better! :o)

  24. SSoda says

    I love your website! I have been following it ever since my friend told me about it. My daughter loves the pj sparkles toys!!!

  25. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says

    I’m not here for the giveaway — I just stopped by to say hello for the Ultimate Blog Party!

  26. Sue D says

    Very cute website–my granddaughter would love this. I like that I can print out coloring book pages and play games too.

  27. ellen cunningham says

    My niece would have a blast on the PJ Sparkles site. We love the candy shop. Thanks for the chance.

  28. Anny says

    The new pj sparkles doll are small enough to fit into a purse or backpack but big enough they can dress them without adult help.
    They are a refreshing alternative to all the Bratz etc.

    Annys last blog post..Free Movie Wednesday-Redbox

  29. Mindy says

    I just got ballerina PJ for my 5 year-old and of course now her sister wants one for her b-day in 3 weeks. Cute and simple, but with just a little flair.

  30. Monica says

    Just dropping by from the UPB2009. I like your blog and will be coming back again. I’m a coupon blogger too. Take care-Monica

    Monicas last blog post..80 rolls of toilet paper for $15.00, No Coupons Required

  31. michelle says

    I like the Birthday Party set. So sparkly and pop up gifts! My daughter would fall in love with these!


  32. Cheryl R says

    I learned about all the sparkly princesses. I like Princess Glowee , she likes cats, like my daughter.

  33. Jamie Robinson says

    I love the fact she dosent seem “to grown up” for my daughters age 3 and 5!!!!!!

  34. Bluestocking says

    HOpping over from the party. Hope you can visit me. I’ve got 9 books I’m giving away.


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