Counting Down the Days to Christmas with the Great Big Toys”R”Us Book + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
November 7, 2015


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The holidays are almost here and with them comes the nostalgia of some of my favorite childhood memories. I remember how excited I was as a child when the Great Big Toys”R”Us Book came to our home in the mail. It was the ultimate toy guide and I would literally spend hours looking through it – circling the items I wanted to add to my Christmas Wish List!

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Our kids were super excited when we received The Great Big Toys”R”Us Book of Awesome for each one of them. It was even more real for them when we surprised them with a trip to Toys“R”Us itself! We headed to Toys“R”Us and let them each go on a shopping spree (with a budget of course)!

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The first thing we noticed when we walked into Toys“R”Us was the display of the Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome! I love how easy Toys“R”Us makes it for you to find this great catalog. Plus, there is a super awesome coupon in it where you get a $10 Toys“R”Us Gift Card with your $75 purchase (*note: there are items that are excluded – see coupon for details). The gift card you receive with your purchase will be good from 12/1/15 through 12/20/15.

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New this year, Toys“R”Us has introduced an augmented reality experience through which kids are able to bring their favorite toys from The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome to life within The Geoffrey Shuffle app game (available in the App Store® or Google Play®). In the palm of a hand, kids can examine their favorite toys by zooming-in to see intricate details, spinning or walking around pages of the interactive edition of The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome for different angles or capturing photos of their favorite toys within the game.

To play, using an interactive edition of The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome (which I will send to you and can be found at your local “Toys“R”Us Store), players should look for a golden Geoffrey coin, located at the bottom corners of the book’s pages. Once located, hold a smart phone or tablet over the respective page and the game will begin loading. The game encourages players to find Geoffrey as he and two other kid-favorite licensed characters, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Barbie, Darth Vader and more,  hide in shuffled gift boxes.

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Upon completing the game, players can enter Geoffrey’s Awesome Christmas Sweepstakes for a chance to win awesome prizes, including a $2,000 Toys“R”Us Gift Card and a Beaches® Resorts Luxury Included® Vacation.

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome, I would definitely encourage you to head over to your local Toys“R”Us and pick up your very own copy! Not only are there great gift ideas, but there are also some sweet coupons and deals you’ll totally want to take advantage of for the upcoming holiday season! Deals within the catalog are in effect from Sunday, November 1 through Saturday, November 21.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $25 Toys“R”Us Gift Card!!!

What is on your child‘s wish list?  What do you love about The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

49 Responses to “Counting Down the Days to Christmas with the Great Big Toys”R”Us Book + Giveaway”

  1. Jessica Beard says:

    My son wants a new bike.

  2. Rhonda says:

    A barbie dream house is on my daughter’s wish list

  3. shelly says:

    My daughter has a big wish list; she wants Lucy the dog, a singing Elsa, and lots more. We told her Santa brings a few things from your wish list so that each child can have the toys they want the most.

  4. Charlene S. says:

    My son has Legos on his wishlist. He can spend hours building things & enjoys making up his own creations 🙂

  5. James Robert says:

    My youngest daughter wants a bike this year

  6. Maria Malaveci says:

    A 3DS as the one he had broke

  7. Carol W says:

    My child has a list of Disney Infinity Figures that he would like for xmas this year. thanks

  8. Jackie says:

    My daughters would sit with the book when it arrived and circle items they wanted for Christmas. They’d look through it again and again.

  9. Mami2jcn says:

    My daughter wants a Furreal Unicorn.

  10. Kimberly J. says:

    My daughter wants art/craft supplies.

  11. Janet W. says:

    The Paw Patrol – Paw Patroller is on my grandson’s wish list this year!

  12. Elena says:

    My son wants a LEGO set

  13. vickie couturier says:

    some of the grandsons have xbox 360 games and the new Jurassic park movie and power ranger dvds

  14. D Schmidt says:

    My childs wish list is a kitten, coloring set and train.

  15. Laura J says:

    Oh on our list this year is their Peppa Pig House, Car, and Camper Van!

  16. Jennifer Rote says:

    My son has a gaming chair on his wish list.

  17. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons would love the Skylanders Trap Force game on Xbox!

  18. Trisha Burgess says:

    My daughter has shopkins are her list!

  19. shelly peterson says:

    My son wants an XBOX One and games.

  20. Thomas Murphy says:

    My son wants star wars toys.

  21. Tabathia B says:

    She has the journey girls dolls on her wish list.

  22. Natalie says:

    My daughter would love some coloring books for Christmas.

  23. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    my niece wants a lalaloopsy doll

  24. sandra says:

    my sons like to go through and circle what they want. it’s funny to see their preferences, and how many circles there are!

  25. ken ohl says:

    barbie dream house my little niece would love

  26. Ellie Wright says:

    My granddaughter just turned 1. I want to get her the Vtech Sit-to-stand Alphabet Train.

  27. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My kids always wait for the Toys R Us Christmas book to come out so they can look through it and write to Santa what they would like for Christmas.

  28. Amelia Drew says:

    My daughter wants some shopkins this year.

  29. Sharon Schoepe says:

    The top of my son’s list is Disney Infinity 3.0

  30. Ty says:

    My daughter wants a new tractor truck and my son wants anything Paw Patrol.

  31. Jillian Too says:

    Our little guy would love the Paw Patrol – Paw Patroller.

  32. Michelle C says:

    My kids are mainly asking for video games this year, and they are both big fans of Legos!

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  34. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I remember getting the Toys R Us Holiday book each year and looking through to circle the things that I wanted for Christmas.

  35. Cynthia R says:

    She wants every my little pony out there and pawpatrol.

  36. nannypanpan says:

    my son has lego dimensions on his list and my daughter has a baby high chair on hers

  37. Dawn Monroe says:

    My grand kids lists include an easy bake oven, Chase from Paw Patrol and Play Doh. There is a lot more on it and they keep changing their minds.

  38. Elisabeth says:

    I remember looking through the Toys R Us magazine when I was younger and daydreaming about all of the toys Santa was (hopefully) going to bring me!

  39. Ashley C says:

    Skylander’s are on my son’s wishlist!


  40. Cindy T. says:

    My niece wants Barbies & Frozen stuff for Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  41. kelly g says:

    My boy wants everything and anything dinosaurs for christmas

  42. Kristi C says:

    My son is wanting a PS4 and some Nerf guns.

  43. Kelly D says:

    My daughter told me that she would like a Cabbage Patch Kid doll.

  44. Marci says:

    My daughter wants a drum!

  45. Angie says:

    My grandson wants the FIsher Price Smart Stages chair

  46. Rebecca Orr says:

    My daughter wants dresses (she is such a girly girl in that way!) and my son wants a DS.

  47. Courtnie Miller says:

    My nephew wants a 3DS XL.

  48. My son wants a game camera and my daughter is hoping for a new chicken. Weird kids I know!

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  49. Amanda Whitley says:

    i remember as a child waiting for the toys r us book to come in the mail and then we would write our lists.

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