Time to Buy With Time to Play!


Disclosure: I wasn’t paid for this post. I was working on a giveaway for y’all and had to tell you about this in the process. So you get all the benefits of my work. You’re welcome!

November is a busy month for me. This November, we add tonsillectomy to the list of Thanksgiving, birthdays, taking Christmas pictures and getting the leg up on Santa. So when I heard that Time to Play had an app, I added them to the list of things I was thankful for this month.

Last year, the frog princess and I sat down for over an hour looking through their reviews. It’s how I was able to figure out what she wanted Santa to bring her. We got to check out their video reviews, she got to see toys without me taking her to the store to see the gazillion toys there and I got to make my shopping list. They then came out with the cool price comparison tool so you could see where to get said goods. Which was so needed by yours truly.

This year, they have done me a solid. They’ve given me an app to do all of this. Here’s some of the cool features that will make your life a little easier:

Simply scan the product’s UPC code or type into the search bar to access the TimetoPlayMag.com database to view:

  1. Complete product profile – what it is, why it’s fun, who it’s for, and what to be aware of
  2. Video review – independent editorial review of the product complete with a demonstration of how it works and pros and cons
  3. Editor’s Ranking – based on the product category each item is rated 1-5 stars on several important factors including fun, repeat play, assembly and instructions, learning curve, quality, and more


  1. View real-time, online price and availability of a product at major retailers: Wal-Mart, Toys“R”Us, Target, Amazon, Kmart
  2. Click through to purchase immediately

App 2


  1. Explore the TimetoPlayMag.com database with thousands of reviews, including toys, baby products, video games, sporting goods, kids electronics, children’s books, movies and apps, and more
  2. Search the database using filters for gender, age, and price range


  1. Add children’s birthdates to the user profile to receive personalized alerts when birthdays are near (I will be getting SO much use out of this)


  1. Bookmark favorite products
  2. Share products via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message


  1. One click entry into the TimetoPlayMag.com Daily Giveaway sweepstakes (don’t use this one y’all, I’m trying to win some stuff)

And speaking of giveaways, I have TWO things to giveaway today: Monster High 13 Wishes Doll Twyla and Playskool Pop ‘n Pick Up Elefun.

Seriously folks, if you haven’t tried this app, please take a spin. Head on over to download it now. You won’t be disappointed.

Tell me: how do you organize your gift buying during the holidays?
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Time to PlayDisclosure: Time to Play Mag is providing the toys for the giveaway. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.


Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Organizada Planner  and My Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine's top Blogger to Know and Latina Magazine's top 10 Mommy bloggers. Mothering a 6-year old little girl and figuring out why the clean laundry won't automatigically insert itself where it belongs round out her current passions. Sili is deeply committed to changing the world and coaching you right along toward your purpose. She is viciously awesome. Sili raises armies and builds empires. She also bakes cookies and thangs.


  1. Heather Hayes Panjon Says: November 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I Usually Make A List With Store/Prices To Stay Organized During The Holidays.

  2. Shannon Baas Says: November 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Keep a list of what I have and what I still need.

  3. I make a list and follow all the sales!

  4. This is perfect timing!
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  5. So I make lists and shop early. Two kids per week starting Halloween!
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  6. ryan minton Says: November 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    i just make a list and cross them off as i purchase them


  7. Deanna Hanson Says: November 15, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I make a list

  8. Carey Miller Says: November 15, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Wait – I’m supposed to ORGANIZE my gift buying? I seriously don’t and end up with all kinds of weird gifts and some people get 1 while others get 10. LOL.

  9. Dana Esker Says: November 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I make a list and follow all the holiday sales

  10. I do not really have any organized buying.

  11. Billie Wilson Says: November 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I make a list with everyone and what I need or would like to get for them. I look around online for deals and choose the stores with the best deals.

  12. I make a list of who I have to buy for and check it off when I find something for them. I keep a list all year of gifts I think they may like so it’s easy to find a great gift for them
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  13. Monique Rizzo Says: November 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I keep a little notebook with me.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. I create an excel spreadsheet to keep track and little bags of of coupons to put towards gifts.

  15. DAWN SCHMIDT Says: November 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I keep an excel list for everyone I need to purchase for.

  16. Hayley Yearian Says: November 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I make wishlists online for the kids. Then I make myself a list on the computer of everything I need to buy with a budget price listed as well.

  17. Make a list && check it twice !!!! LOL

  18. I use OneNote on my phone to keep track of lists and what I’ve already bought!

  19. Stephanie Larison Says: November 22, 2013 at 3:26 am

    I make a lift and buy everything at once. Quick and easy!

  20. Tiffany Hearn Says: November 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I keep a list on my computer of what I want to buy and what I have bought.

  21. make lists of what to get for who and search for sales

  22. Rebecca Peters Says: November 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I have a Christmas gift app I use

  23. I have my grandkids make a list so that I don’t end up buying something that they dislike. I then go online and search for the best prices.

  24. I am SO not organized! I buy things throughout the year and stick them in my “gift closet” come closer to christmas I open the closet and It is like Christmas for me I forget 90% of what is in there!!

  25. I make a list of what I am going to buy, then stick with it, crossing off items as they are purchased.
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  26. I organize with lists of what to get people and the stores to get the best prices.

  27. Crystal Renee Says: November 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I make up a budget and have lists down while keeping in contact with others to make sure we don’t buy the same things.

  28. tina reynolds Says: November 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I make a list on my computer and print it out

  29. Daphne Burks Says: November 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I start prepping ahead of time just to stay on the safe side. I make a list around the month of September and set goals and put back money to save for the gifts I need for the holidays. It saves me so much time and eliminates the stress. I am not a last minuet shopper either and I try to avoid the holiday rush.

  30. i make lists!

  31. I buy throughout the year.

  32. Debra Hall Says: November 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    thats easy i do the youngest first

  33. Tanya White Says: November 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I have 5 children so I have them make me a list of 5 things they really want and try my best to find the best prices on the items on the list.

  34. Old Fashioned “to-do” list.
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  35. Lindsay McCain Says: November 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I use my bookmarks online and make different folders to stay organized.

  36. Laurie Emerson Says: November 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I make a list as close as I can to the holidays when it com4es to my children so that I know for sure what they want. Then I make lists for friends and family .

  37. I’ve never got a plan…unfortunately. Haha. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  38. I shop online and early.

  39. I keep a notebook with everyone’s list, a list of what gifts I bought each person plus any extra gifts for surprise poeple
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  40. Organize? Huh? Does going to the stores after 2pm on Black Friday and getting whatever is left, counts? I think it does…..I organize avoiding the mad rush…LOL! Cool app, I’ll try it out.

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