Saturday, April 26, 2008

All Things Webkinz

How many Webkinz are too many? Does your family think you need an intervention? Five of my six grandchildren love Webkins. Shhhh... actually all six of them still like Webkinz so don't tell anybody that when no one is watching our resident very cool teenager still enjoys the games. Of course she would NEVER let her friends know she still checks out Quizzys but don't worry Tory, your secret is safe with me and I won't tell anyone...I promise. I think American Girl Doll is probably the all time champion of sucking money out of grandmothers retirement accounts but Webkinz is rapidly gaining ground. Webkinz are addictive and it is virtually impossible to buy just one...OH and the Webkinz people are pretty dern smart too. They have a great website for kids with all kinds of games and activities but the catch is your registration is good for one year and when that year is up the only way to renew is TO PURCHASE ANOTHER WEBKINZ. Dang! Their marketing people are goooood! American Girl Doll is probably the main reason we grandmas have been reduced to eating Little Frisky casserole (not that I mind all that much) but Webkinz has to be a very close second.

3 comments:

ga.farmgirl said...

I guess I am behind times. I don't know about Webkins.
My 5 year old grandaughter loves Hannah Montana and the 2 year old loves cows. Real cows.
But I do know how they can wrap Grandmas around their little fingers though.

Jan said...

Gafarmgirl, Your grandaughter is a little young yet for Webkinz but she will discover them. You can find Webkinz at Hallmark, Cracker Barrel or about any gift type store. They have a tag on their ear with a code that you enter on the Webkinz site. This code allows you to enter and play the games. Just wait, this time next year you will be up to your elbows in Webkinz!

Cherrye - My Bella Vita said...

I was confused, too, but NOW I remember one of my cousins talking about these boogers!

Ha...