Time’s Up! Melody’s Choices Shopping Spree Giveaway


Many of us are still out there scrambling to get our Christmas shopping done, which is why this week’s giveaway is SO exciting. We’ve teamed up with Melody’s Choices (locations in the Northwest Arkansas Mall and the Pinnacle Promenade) to offer one Motherlode reader a $100 Shopping Spree to be used in-store, just in time for Christmas. (Did I mention that they’ll even gift bag your purchases so they’ll be ready to go under the tree?)

choiceslogofallfinal.pngHow to enter: All you need to do to enter the drawing is take a quick spin around the Melody’s Choices website by clicking HERE and pick out an item or two that you might purchase if you win the $100 Shopping Spree. Click on the word “comment” below and tell us what you saw on their website (or in the store) that you’d love to take home. Or send us an e-mail at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com. As always, if you help us spread the word about the website and/or the giveaway, we’ll throw your name in the hat again for every friend you tell. Just be sure to CC us on your e-mail to friends and family.

There are plenty of things to choose from on the Melody’s Choices website – thousands of items, in fact. But here’s a little bonus for those of us in Northwest Arkansas. The Melody’s Choices stores have even more items that you can see in person anytime you swing by a Choices location at either the NWA Mall or the Pinnacle Promenade. Owners Steve and Paula Melody are fellow parents, which helps explain why their toy selection is so good. These people know what kids like – everything from plasma cars to baby dolls, great games and big names like Hello Kitty, Thomas the Train and Groovy Girls.snowvillage1.jpg

If you’re shopping for someone past puberty, there are lots of options for grown-ups, too, including beautiful ornaments, Razorback memorabilia and an awesome array of collectibles – everything from ceramic weiner dogs in funny costumes or a more traditional choice like the famous Snow Villages collections. (I like the Brite Lights Bulb Factory pictured here.) The in-store offerings also include a full line of Vera Bradley products. And Melody’s Choices is also a Pandora Jewelry “gold account” which means you’ll find lots of the best Pandora Jewelry has to offer at either one of the Melody’s Choices locations.

So get busy and browse the Melody’s Choices website. Just be sure to come back here when you’re done and post your comment on some of the cool things you saw, or send that e-mail to mamas@nwaMotherlode.com. Good luck, and happy browsing! We’ll pick a winner at random in a few days.


  1. I love MelodysChoices. My child has a huge collection of Thomas trains from them. We also have several dolls from them. The ball of whack looks interesting.

  2. Definitely love the looks of the Zoom Around Garage and the Activity Box is exactly what we’ve been looking for.

  3. Melody’s Choices is always one of my stops for Christmas shopping! I enjoy their Vera Bradley, jewelery, Razorback bags, and the toys are always fun any educational. We bought a Melissa & Doug easel last year that is a favorite in the house.

  4. I love love love the Christmas Story Village! Ralphie’s house, triple dog dare pole, the pink bunny costume! What a fantastic addition to anyone’s Holiday setting!

  5. I love this store! I would buy some Pedipeds for my little guy, Thomas trains for my bigger little guy, and a Razorback bag for me!

  6. I could spend my entire paycheck in this store! I love love love Vera Bradley, Willow Tree & of couse all the “Hawg” merchandise. $100 would go a long way towards sister-in-law gifts!

  7. I love Willow Creek. And my daughter will love the “My Super Knot-A-Quilt”. She always has fun with my sister’s and I when we make blankets and quilts.

  8. I would definitely have to get my mother in law one of the beautiful angel ornaments they have, if not 2 or 3. Also, they have a great selection of toys I would love to pick up for my son. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

  9. I have a Silvestri platter that I love, but I want the block and circle plates. They are so cute and great quality for a great price!

  10. I would get some groovy girls dolls for my girls, a Thomas set for my son, and maybe a game for the whole family!

  11. I hope I win! Melody’s Choices is such a beautiful store! I collect Dickens Village, so it would be great to get some new pieces here at Christmas time! Pick me! Pick me!

  12. I would shop til I drop and try and buy something for the entire family. An ornament to mark the occasion or the family tree, a webkin for the 5 year old, a doll for the little girl and something Razorback for Dad. OR. . . . maybe I would splurge on Mom and start a Pandora’s braclet. I could have this $100 spent a 100 ways before you call me and tell me I’m a winner. Call soon.

  13. I love Melody’s Choices and would promise to put the money to good use! 🙂 My daughter loves their baby dolls and dollhouse items. My son loves the craft stuff and Papo figures. I love Vera Bradley. Sigh…

  14. We love Melody’s Choices. I would buy the Zoobmover Power Building Set, Double shutter game and Elf on a Shelf.

  15. I love love love the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel and all of the Willow Tree figurines…it would be hard to pick between between those!

  16. I would get my son a pair of Pedipeds for his first steps, a Blockus game for my husband and my mother a Vera Bradley bag.

  17. we want to start a christmas village and i think the christmas story village would be PERFECT for us! =]

  18. Love both Melody’s stores. Always looking for additions to our Playmobil toy collection and they have the best selection. I love Burt’s Bees products and, again, Melody’s has a great selection here too. Dress up clothes, board games, and on and on


  19. What wouldn’t we want from this store? We love almost everything there, especially the German toys : )
    But since we have to choose, the EZY Roller would be a a favorite for the enitre family.We all got to ride it in the mall, weeee.

  20. Oh I don’t even know where to start on what I would buy. It would be so hard to decide. I would love to buy the kids trampoline with the handle for my daughter. She has one at gymnastics and asks for one ALL the time! I would have to throw in an ornament or two. I always admire them, but don’t have the money to spend. Then there is Vera Bradley, and then the hog stuff,and then the……..

  21. I always love to shop at Melody’s Choice for neat toys… their selection of Thomas the Train items is great.. but I also love the Melissa & Doug magnetic doll set.

  22. I would love to win the shopping spree. I would buy The Elf on the Shelf for both my daughters, Sleep Sheep for my 8 month old and Calico Critters for my 4 year old. I love Melodys Choices.

  23. We love Melody’s Choices at my house. 🙂 Having two girls makes that a given – we’ve shopped there since they were little and they’re 16 and 14 now!

    If I won the gift card I’d be getting one of the easels for my son, and use the rest to buy my co-workers some Christmas ornaments. Thanks!!

  24. I never “WIN” anything, but this is definatley worth the try. My girlfriend is having a Martini New Year’s Eve party, so I would have to get the platter featured on your website. I would also pick up MORE ORNAMENTS! Love ’em! This is my destination for all of my girlfriends gifts (no matter what the occasion)

  25. It would be difficult to decide, but I am up to the challenge. Maybe the plasma car, or the ice cream parlor set or some infant teething toys.

  26. I like the folding trampoline – get that energy out! I also like the plasma car and the Thomas trains. What a great store – nice selection. Love the Pedipeds shoes!!!!

  27. I love Melody’s Choices. I would get the baby walker for the little one and plasma car for my 5 yr old.

  28. Shannon,

    Your name is the last one to go in the hat! It’s time to choose a winner at random….

    Good luck, moms! We’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

    -Shannon from Motherlode

  29. I love Melodys Choices and so does my 3 year old. All of the employees are genuinely nice and sincere; they greet everyone that enters and try to help find the perfect purchase. We love to shop there and love the owners as well! Great store, great employees and great products. We are very fond of Wooden Thomas the train and Madame Alexander. Keep up the good work!

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