Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Smartypants review and Ecomom giveaway!

Have you heard of EcoMom? It's a web site that offers eco-tips, a community site and plenty of shopping. Here's some info from the Eco-friendly Baby Products -- EcoMom site:
Founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products - we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.

It is basically a site that is right up my alley because I like to seek out products that are healthy for my family. They have an interesting blog on the site that is filled with tips and green info that I've enjoyed reading.  So, I was happy when I was offered the opportunity to review a product and participate in an EcoMom giveaway.

The Review

I was sent a bottle of Smartypants Gummy Vitamins -- one of the featured products on the EcoMom web ste -- for review. The multivitamins contain all the usual suspects, plus Omega 3 DHA and EPA. My son already takes gummy vitamins but when I tried the Smartypants kind, I noticed that they have a much different consistency than the ones we're used to. Since my son is pretty particular about things, I wasn't sure how he'd react to changing up his vitamins. He's one of those kids who just likes things as they are, no changes please.

I shouldn't have worried. He loves the Smartypants vitamins -- more than his regular ones, in fact. And that's just fine with me because in addition to all the good stuff that the vitamins contain, what they don't contain is as important. Here's some info:
SmartyPants Gummies only have 5g of Organic cane sugar per serving (that is 80% LESS sugar than in a glass of unsweetened apple juice). SmartyPants are made with only natural colors and flavors and no High Fructose Corn Syrup. They are also gluten- and casein-free. They never use any fake or artificial flavors, sweeteners, or dyes that are bad for your kids!  Their Omega 3 DHA and EPA fish oil comes from eco-friendly sustainable small fish sources. No unsustainable tuna or contaminated fish!
So, overall, I'm pleased with the vitamins and would recommend that anyone looking for a multivitamin for their kids check them out!

The Discounts

Right now, if you are interested in ordering the vitamins (or anything from EcoMom's site) I have a discount code for you! You can get 15% off your first order now through October 31, 2010 by using the code SBBL612.

You can also take advantage of EcoMom's new program -- EcoPass. By purchasing a $99 annual membership, you get a 15% discount and free shipping on every order. Not a bad deal, especially if you are buying lots of baby food, green cleaning supplies or vitamins!

The Giveaway

Lots of info, I know. And now I have the goody part of the post that you've been waiting for: The giveaway! EcoMom has offered one reader a $15 gift certificate for their store, good for residents of US and Canada.

To enter (corrected):

Leave me a comment!

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Follow EcoMom on Twitter at EcoMomCEO (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook  (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time)
  • Sign up for the EcoMom newsletter  (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog(leave a comment)

This giveaway will run through Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Thanks to EcoMom for this great giveaway!

Good luck!

Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received a free bottle of Smartypants vitamins to review. I was not compensated for this post and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.


  1. One of the sports bras for sure! Mine are no longer good!

  2. I'd get the Infinity jacket in orchid :)

  3. With 4 kids, vitamins would be a good prize

  4. I would love to win this

  5. Gummy vitamins - I might even eat those!

  6. I love how ecomom has stuff that's natural for pregnant women! Such great products on the site :)

  7. I'm a follower of both of your blogs!

  8. I'm a follower of your other blog :)

    Amy Lauren

  9. And I'd love to win a gift certificate to buy things like vitamins, especially ones like these that seem healthy and that aren't horse pills!

    Amy Lauren

  10. This is a really awesome site! I have a weird soft spot for all things vitaminy and natural, probably a lingering residue from my days working at the health food store!

  11. Just found your blog through a Google search for Eggland's Best...tons of great info. Love it!

  12. Twitter follower and blog follower now!

  13. Really, I am impressed.Kids suffering from celiac disease should include certain Echinacea Gummy Vitamins in their diets to prevent weak bones and osteoporosis, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.