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$100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway | Kidglue Giveaways!

By Tiffany on October 20th, 2010

Did you know that experts recommend children should get their first eye exam at six months old? Surprising, especially considering 85% of American pre-schoolers haven’t received one by age five.

Maintaining healthy eyes is critical for young children, and can have a ripple effect as vision problems are often misdiagnosed as learning disabilities once they hit school-age.

Certain types of infant and toddler toys can actually stimulate visual development, improve hand-eye coordination and demonstrate spatial relationships. Toys with bright colors, stuffed animals, activity gyms, blocks, balls, stacking and nesting toys, buckets, puzzles, musical toys and more are all useful as tots learn to use these amazing tools called ‘eyes’.

As part of its continued commitment to proactive eye care and children’s visual health, VSP Vision Care, the largest provider of eye care benefits in the US, is giving one of our readers a $100 giftcard to Toys R Us to be used toward the purchase of eye-healthy toys.

Here are a few ways to enter:

  • Visit www.SeeMuchMore.com, find one thing new you learned about eye sight, then leave that in the comments below.
  • Follow Kidglue on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway on your own Twitter
  • Link back to this giveaway on your blog
  • Become a fan of Kidglue on Facebook
  • The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win! Just remember to leave a comment for each contest entry you complete. (Ex. “I tweeted this” and then add the link of your tweet.)

    Note: Please use a valid email address. Contest open to US residents only.

    The winners will be chosen randomly. Giveaway ends Wednesday October 27, 2010. The winner will be reached by email, and announced on the blog on that same day.

    Good luck!

    Wisconsin’s Eastbay Footwear Catalog Firm Plans New Headquarters.(Originated from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) eastbaycouponcodesnow.com eastbay coupon codes

    Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News October 24, 1996 | Hajewski, Doris Oct. 24–Eastbay Inc., the Wausau foot wear catalog company, plans to purchase a downtown Wausau shopping center for use as a new headquarters and retail store.

    Eastbay executives an nounced Wednesday in Wausau the purchase of Riverside Plaza, a 90,000-square-foot shopping center located near the compa ny’s current headquarters, at Eastbay’s first annual meeting.

    Eastbay went public with an initial stock offering a year ago. The company sells athletic foot wear and apparel to young peo ple and to schools through its catalogs.

    Founded in 1980, Eastbay published its first catalog in 1984 and currently operates from leased office and warehouse space in downtown Wausau.

    In the past year, Eastbay has announced the launch of two ad ditional catalogs: Rothschild Vil lage, which offers upscale men’s shoes, including Allen-Ed monds, and another offering snowboarding equipment.

    In a first-quarter report also released Wednesday, Eastbay re ported sales of $30.8 million, up 8 percent from $28.5 million for the same quarter a year ago. Income was $2.1 million, up 49 percent from $1.4 million, and earnings per share were 35 cents compared with 26 cents a year ago.

    Eastbay managers said earn ings-per-share figures for the first quarter of fiscal 1997 were hurt by an increase in the num ber of outstanding shares, from 4.54 million in fiscal 1996 to 6.07 million shares in fiscal 1997.

    Harry Colcord, president and chief executive officer, said man agement was not satisfied with the sales growth. He noted that catalog requests have increased 37 percent from last year.

    Dick Johnson, vice president of merchandising, said demand for certain shoes, especially Nike, exceeds Eastbay’s current al locations, resulting in a 40 percent in crease in out-of-stock orders from last year. website eastbay coupon codes

    Johnson said the company has been able to double its alloca tions for its second fiscal quarter and increase the allocations four- fold in the third fiscal quarter compared with last year.

    Jay Van Cleave, an analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co., said the fact that there is strong de mand for the catalog and the products bodes well.

    “The upcoming quarter should be as good or better,” Van Cleave said. “The company is doing well, and they are get ting more than their fair share of Nike’s future business.” Eastbay stock closed at $19.25 Wednesday, up 75 cents.

    —– ON THE INTERNET:

    —– Hajewski, Doris

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      Something I learned…I had NO idea you could see signs of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in your eyes!! Reason enough to keep up with those exams!

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