Monday, March 29, 2010

Moonjar - Review & Giveaway



I'm all about teaching my kids the value of a dollar. Saving money and watching for deals is something that I'd like to pass on to them.

I will sometimes take my kids to the store and buy them a treat on my behalf, no strings attached. But, for the most part, they are expected to work for their money in the form of chores or doing helpful things for others. If there's something they really want, they know they need to save up most or all of the money to get it.



Moonjar is a company that helps kids of all ages learn about money and financial success. Managing money, hard work, strong financial ethics, and thoughtful decision making are the values behind Moonjar. They are committed to creating products that encourage communication and that empower children with basic life skills.


Conversations To Go: The Game That Questions Money has made for great conversation with me and the kids. There are 100 open-ended questions to draw out of the box. A lot of the questions are about money. A couple examples are "Name the most important job in the world. What is it worth?" and "Are there any jobs that ought to be done for free?" There are also other questions about family and feelings such as "What is it about your family that makes it different from others?"

This game has been great for roundtable discussion and the answers the kids have given are interesting. It is a way to get inside their heads as to how they think about money and other subjects. All six of the kids are easily able to join in and give their answers and they like being involved.


I gave The Classic Moonjar to one of my sons. This moneybox helps him see how much money he has and the end result. This three-sectioned moneybox is divided into Save, Share, and Spend. It includes a passbook to track transactions and he's been diligently writing in it when he gets money. The Classic Moneyjar has been helpful to him and he likes sorting his money into the three sections, determining how much is going to go into each.

Win It!

One person will win The Classic Moonjar.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with something a product they carry that you really like.

Extra Entries:

Become a follower of Moonjar's blog.
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Leave a comment with something you learned at the Moonjar & Allowance section.
Add the "Shelby's Sweet 16 Celebration" button to your blog.
Add my button to your blog.
Follow my blog.
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Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).
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Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 4/9/10 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from Moonjar. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

98 comments:

Misty said...

I like the conversations to go.
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Misty said...

follow your sister's blog

Misty said...

They suggest to sit down and set goals with your child.

Misty said...

got your button.

Misty said...

follow your blog.

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subscribe.

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Busy Working Mama said...

How cute! I like their Noom & Raj’s Mini-Book with Standard Moonjar

Busy Working Mama said...

i follow your blog

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Leah said...

What a fantastic idea! My 3 1/2 year old isn't quite ready to understand the concept of money, and I've been trying to think of non food (treats, like ice cream) rewards. I think this would be a great start! I like the conversations to go... very cool!

Leah said...

I follow your blog... however I don't think I noticed your giveaways on the right-side until you posted the winners of the last giveaways. Thanks so much for such fantastic giveaways :)

EmmettFerret said...

I like the The Classic Moonjar
Retro-tin and timeless. I prefer a tin to a cardboard box.

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Leah said...

I have shelby's sweet 16 button on my blog :)
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jakiesmom said...

i like the standard moonjar too
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e-mail subscriber

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gfc follower

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I like:
NEW! Family Kit with Standard Moonjars

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Follow Moon Jar blog

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Follow Traci's blog

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I learned:
Divvy up the allowance into the spend, save and share boxes.

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rubynreba said...

I like the How the Moonjar Was Made Storybook.
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I follow the Moonjars blog
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rubynreba said...

Sit down & set goals together with your children.
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I follow your sisters blog
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Elaine said...

I like the family kit of standard moonjars.

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Shannon said...

I want to get the Conversations To Go box. That's the best for road trips, traffic, waiting at a restaurant, etc.

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Donna said...

I would love to have the Gift Set.....

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Donna said...

I follow your blog.

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Donna said...

I subscribe through e-mail.

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Donna said...

I follow Traci66 blog.

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Donna said...

I learn that it's important for kids to make mistakes and learn from them in order to set reasonable goals

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Leah said...

I just signed up to follow Traci's blog!
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proud of my daughter said...

A gift that truly keeps on giving. Imagine raising kids that can build foundations for others, rather than running up their own credit card debt!

Domestic Diva said...

The Family Kit sounds like a great gift.

Anonymous said...

I like the Travel Conversations to Go.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

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Peggy said...

I also like the For the Youngest Money Smart Kids!
Thanks
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Follow on Twitter
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Heidi said...

I like the conversations to go box. Great idea!

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Darcie K. said...

I really like the Conversations to Go
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I follow Moonjar's blog
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Darcie K. said...

I follow Traci66's blog
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Emily Taylor said...

I follow your blog.

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Emily Taylor said...

Love the My Smart Budget kit.

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Merrie L. said...

I like the Travel Conversations to Go plus 2 Characters. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I'm a follower of Moonjar's blog.
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Merrie L. said...

I follow your sister's new blog. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I learned (from the 'Moonjar & Allowance' section) that: It's important for kids to make mistakes and learn from them in order to set reasonable goals. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow your blog.
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Merrie L. said...

I subscribe via email.
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Merrie L. said...

I follow you on twitter.
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Tami said...

I LIKE THAT THE For the Youngest Money Smart Kids! Mini-book + Classic Moonjar
IS MADE FOR SO YOUNG A CHILD CUZ I BELIEVE IN STARTING EARLY :)

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Conservations To Go

DEBIJOT said...

follow Moonjar blog

DEBIJOT said...

follow your sister's blog

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Felicia said...

I would love to have the Family Kit!

Felicia said...

I am already following your sister's blog

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I am following the MoonJar blog

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I am following you on Twitter
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Tylerpants said...

The How the Moonjar was Made storybook looks like a nice book to read to my son! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm a Moonjar's blog follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm a Traci66's blog follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I learned allowances should be given at regularly spaced times to a child. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

stash mama said...

I like the big ideas for little hands..looks great!!
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i follow moonjars blog
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stash mama said...

I learned that giving an allowence is a very important part of learning how to control money habits
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i already follow your blog
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I already subscribe to you by email
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trixx said...

I would love the My Smart Budget Kit!

trixx said...

I learned to set goals for spending, saving and sharing!

trixx said...

I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

I'm a follower

trixx said...

I follow Moonjar's blog

trixx said...

I follow your sister's blog. =)

Anonymous said...

As a new grandmother I see huge value in the Classic Moonjar though not for a few years. Great concept!

Janet L.

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