Thank you to Kmart for sponsoring this post. I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.

How to give back this season with Gift it Forward and Kmart

Kmart has unveiled the annual Fab 15 holiday toy list, and is encouraging shoppers to ‘gift it forward’ to help children in need on the Shop Your Way Charity Gift Registry. Kmart and Shop Your Way have partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to allow members and gift-givers the opportunity to donate Fab 15 toys to children in need at

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In addition, the annual Kmart holiday toy catalog includes this year’s Fab 15 plus a broad selection of on-trend toys for all ages and stages.

Favorite Toys on the #KmartFab15 Hot Toy List

If you are unsure which toys might make a great gift, then check out what my kids picked out. I asked them to peek through the toy catalog and they both picked out some pretty cool things. On top of my 4yr old daughter’s list was the Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center, and the Phoenix Bow Blaster. My 6yr old son has been asking me for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Shellraiser for weeks so it was no surprise when he picked that item. He also really liked the Disney Planes Remote Control Plane.

We actually had a chance to test out a couple of the toys, and my husband and I had waaaay too much fun with this!   😀

Pheonix Bow Blaster

First up was the Phoenix Bow Blaster. I was going around shooting little darts at him, which was fun for me but I think he was getting irritated that he didn’t have anything to shoot back at me. My daughter is really going to love this toy! The drawstring on the bow isn’t too hard to pull back so she should have no problems at all. Plus, she will finally have a toy to defend herself from her brother’s Nerf darts.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Shellraiser

Next we tried out the RC Shellraiser. I was really having fun with this, although I was trying to film and drive at the same time and it wasn’t working out so well — perhaps a future texting and driving lesson in the making?

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The first thing I did was hit one of the buttons on the top not knowing what it did. That sent one of the sewer lid disks flying across the room. They shoot out at a pretty good speed so it startled me a bit. Then I got to driving it around. It is VERY easy to drive (when you are not doing it one handed anyway), and the controls are quite responsive. I can see my son having a ton of fun with this toy!

Here is a little demo of my one handed driving:

More Reasons to choose Kmart for your holiday shopping!

Free Layaway at Kmart In-Store, Online and Mobile

Acknowledging that many family budgets are stretched during the holidays, Kmart is offering free layaway service both online and in-stores from now until Nov. 23. From the comfort of their home, customers can initiate a layaway contract online and choose to ship their purchases home or pick-up their purchases from their selected Kmart. There is no minimum purchase and Shop Your Way members even earn points on layaway purchases. In addition, members can earn at least 10 dollars back in Shop Your Way points on layaway purchases made between Sept. 22 and Nov. 27 when completing a layaway contract.

Hot Holiday Toys, Available Only at Kmart

This holiday season, certain toys are available only at Kmart. For parents and gift-givers looking for that extra special toy, the Sofia the First Transforming Dress and Trunk will deliver smiles on Christmas morning. This trunk features the ultimate royal dress up collection including dress, tiara, gloves, purse, wand and the amulet for a complete Princess Sofia look.


For the legion of loyal Barbie fans and collectors worldwide, the auburn Holiday Barbie 2013 doll is also available only at Kmart. For the silver anniversary doll in the series, Holiday Barbie dons a snow-themed gown, and comes with ornate earrings. There are also other toy exclusives available in-store and online outside of the Fab 15 list.

Win All Fab 15 Toys with Shop Your Way and Kmart!

Beginning this month, Shop Your Way members can enter for a chance to win all of the Kmart Fab 15 toys at In addition, upon entering for the grand prize, one Fab 15 toy will be given away to entrants every day through Nov. 27.

If you are not a Shop Your Way member yet, be sure to sign up with me as your personal shopper here: SYW Rewards. I can help you find great items and sales, or just show you how to enter these amazing contests!

Customers and members can shop for any of the items on the Fab 15 list at local Kmart stores nationwide or online anytime at For the latest information and deals on the Fab 15, “Like” Kmart on Facebook and “Follow” on Twitter.


Enter our Giveaway to win a Pheonix Bow Blaster or RC Shellraiser of your own!

We are giving away one of each toy. That means two lucky winners will each get a prize! To enter simply fill out the entry form below (US 18+)

There are two prizes listed on the entry form but remember… one winner will win the Bow Blaster, and one winner will win the Shellraiser. First name drawn gets their choice.
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So tell us… 

Which toy is your favorite from the KmartFab15 list?