Zhu Zhu Pet Giveaway: Win Jilly or Winkie!!

Bridgette and I are still in a state of shock over the traffic and attention our recent post about How to score a Zhu Zhu Pet generated.  Our article was featured in a post by the LA Times which brought thousands of new visitors to The Not-So-Blog!  Best of all, our readers gave tips on how to really accomplish the nearly impossible feat of scoring your very own Num Nums or one of his cuddly buddies.  Zhu Zhu fans came together on our post for one common goal and many have found the coveted hamsters due to the generosity of strangers.  Thanks, faithful readers!

Lo and behold as word of Zhu Zhu mania traveled, Bridgette and I were giddy with Zhu Zhu delight.  Katie Couric even had a feature about Zhu Zhu Pets on the CBS evening news!   I was grateful to Katie for validating the Zhu Zhu craziness as many people thought I was clinically insane for waiting in line at the Wal Mart for hours to get one.  Katie helped prove that I did not need to be carried off by the men in the white coats.   Thanks, Katie!

Luckily, both Bridgette and I have acquired the coveted hamsters and some accessories for our girls for Christmas.  The best part is that we were able to get them without swallowing any acorns or formally changing our names to Mr. Squiggles and Num Nums.   A few days ago, my phone starts chirping like crazy with multiple text messages.   It was Bridgette, asking if I am sitting down, because she has REALLY.  BIG.  NEWS.  I thought for sure it must be Oprah, wanting us to come to her show and talk about the infamous Zhu Zhu.

"You get a Zhu Zhu!  And you get a Zhu Zhu!  Everybody gets a Zhu Zhu!"
"You get a Zhu Zhu! And you get a Zhu Zhu! Everybody gets a Zhu Zhu!"
It wasn’t Oprah.  What could be better than Oprah?  Well, it was Cepia, LLC, who are the brainiacs behind  Zhu Zhu Pets.    They loved our Top Ten list so much they sent us two Zhu Zhu Pets that are NOT YET AVAILABLE IN STORES!!  Move over Pipsqueak, because the Not So Blog is the ONLY place you can get the brand new additions to the Zhu Zhu Pet family, Jilly (the pink one) or Winkie (the black and white one) BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS!  You heard us right, one lucky reader will be able to choose either Jilly or Winkie, the all new Zhu Zhu Pets for 2010!  Can you imagine your child’s face when he or she wakes up on Christmas Day to a Zhu Zhu Pet that no one else can even get their hands on yet?  Oprah might be calling you instead!
We are so excited to offer this giveaway!  Thank you so much, Cepia, LLC for being so generous!  As I pondered over how exactly I wanted to handle this giveaway, I thought it would be fun to have you video yourselves acting like hamsters, or have people ACTUALLY do one of our Top Ten ways to score a Zhu Zhu and provide video evidence, but in the interest of time (and because we are so darn nice), we will just ask the following:

How to enter:

1. Visit the Zhu Zhu Pet homepage and tell me which hamster your child has been asking for! Would you choose Jilly or Winkie if you won this contest?

Additional entries

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

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5.  Sign up for Zhu Zhu Pets Newsletter.

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

678 thoughts on “Zhu Zhu Pet Giveaway: Win Jilly or Winkie!!”

  1. My daughter would just love to have Chunk this holiday season! But I am sure she would also love to have Winkie under the tree as well!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  3. I or should I say my daughter (LOL) wants Num Nums 🙂 I think she would like Jilly!! I still have yet to find just one!!! i’m hoping that I can find one after the new year.

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  5. My granddaughter has been begging for Pipsqueak but mostly she just wants one and anyone would make her happy! Thank you! Winkie would be great!

  6. My daughter loves Chunk and Numnums! And I love Chunk, because that has been hubbys nickname (given by himself, lol), so they have that in commom : )

    I think I would pick Winky if I won, keeping my fingers crossed!

  7. I’m looking for Pipsqueak (as we speak) for my older child, who wants to get Jilly for her sister. So I’d probably pick Jilly. 🙂 Isn’t this whole thing crazy?

  8. My son wants one of these so badly and I can’t find them anywhere. I would love the Winkie if I won.
    Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

  9. The truth is charlotte has never seen these but i would love to get her one. The pipsqueek is cute! Knowing her, she would say all of them! If we won, we would take jilly


  10. My daughter would be delighted with ANY zhu zhu pet. I have looked EVERYWHERE for them! Goo luck to everyone, someone will be excited this holiday!

  11. Its incredible how a simple Toy has so high demand
    people are literally fighting to get this thing before
    they are sold out.

    The main problem is that many third party sellers
    are reselling them for up to $50 dollars.

    Here is a tip that im going to use to get one of those
    for $12 dollars before the holidays.

    I will monitor Amazon.com with FrontLineGrabber.com
    so it notifies me with a sound alarm the second the
    zhu zhu pets become available in Amazon.com in-stock at
    retail price.

  12. Those things make me laugh every time I go to the page. My kiddo has been asking for Numnums. I would choose Jilly if I won!

  13. My daughter would probably like Chunk the best from the website. She actually never specified which was her favorite – just that she wants one lol! I would choose Jilly, but I think she would Love either one! lanemarinab@aol.com

  14. My niece has been asking for Num Num’s because she loves the pattern on her back 😀 If we won she would like Jilly because she is pink she loves anything pink!

  15. My daughter has not asked for any specific Zhu Zhu, but I think she would like Pipsqueak. If I won, I would be happy with either Jilly or Winkie…no preference. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  16. ahhhhhhhhh You are not crazy! What is crazy is amazon.com selling one shu shu pet for 50.00!! ack! I love winkie for my son. I think I would crap a cow if I actually won this thing though! haha luckily my son is 3 and doesn’t quite get it but MAN I want one to play with and I know he would love it! We also love numnums! Good luck everyone! At least this time no one has to wait in line in the cold!

  17. My daughter has been asking about Pipsqueak! I told her maybe after Christmas, they’re too much right now if you can even find them! She would love Winky though! Thanks!

    hensnest at windstream dot net

  18. My grandson has been asking for Mr. Squiggles. He doesn’t understand that Grandma is having knee replacement surgery before Christmas and can’t go looking for one. If we won, we would love to have Winkie.

    thank you,


  19. I have been instructed by my 4 year old daughter to inform you that she would like Chunk for Christmas. 🙂 If I won this contest I would chose Jilly because my daughter’s favorite color is pink.

  20. They want them all but they are partial to Mr. Squiggles and I would ove to win Jilly.

  21. My grandson wants one so bad,Mr. Squiggles would be okay,an Winkie would be my choice, but really I would take any of them,he doesnt have any an wants one,an I cant find them


  22. My daughter has been asking for Patches…..these are so darn cute! We would like Winkie please and thank-you. Great, wonderful, cool giveaway, thanks!

  23. Daughter would love any one of them. Would love to win Jilly cause my 4 yr daughter’s name is Jillian and we always call her Jilly, plus favorite color is pink of course. your very generous to offer this opportunity.

  24. My daughters has been asking for Num Nums but I know that she would love Jilly just as much.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


  25. Hi! My daughter has asked for Pipsqueak. I would choose the Jilly hamster because my daughter’s name is Jillian, and we call her Jilly.

  26. My daughter is asking for Chunk and would LOVE to have either of the new ones but pink is her favorite color!!!

  27. wow! awesome giveaway! My girls want Chunk. But if we won the giveaway i think they would want the pink one. lol

  28. I would definitely choose “Jilly”. My sister is “Jill” and my kids call her “Aunt Jilly”. They would be SO HAPPY if we win this!! 🙂

  29. Hi Experimental Mommy,

    I LOVE your blog! I am out of my mind excited for this contest!!! My daughter is 7 years old and her name is Jill and she is absolutely obsessed with Zhu Zhus! Unfortunately, we have not been able to find ANY hamsters or accessories other than blankets. She is so heartbroken and has written no less than 20 emails to Santa pleading that she will be the best mommy ever to her new baby if only she could get a Zhu Zhu pet for Christmas! I almost fell off my chair when I saw that the new hamster you are giving away is not only pink (her favorite color but named JILLY!!! She would be absolutely over-the-moon excited if she won this toy! please enter us in the contest and I will be holding my breath from now until the 11th!!

    Suzanne Turner

  30. My daughter wanted Chunk for her birthday few weeks ago. Sadly, it was nowhere to be found. It was too over price on ebay. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mommietj at yahoo dot com

  31. I think NumNums is cute but for this giveaway I would choose Jillie for my one and only daughter – she’s got 4 yucky (her words, not mine!) brothers.

  32. Haha…what a random toy of the year! My kids are crazy for these things. My girl has wanted Jilly…so she’d love if I chose that one. Thanks 🙂