Oct 012013

Frugality Is Free Disclaimer review and giveaway

Cora the smart cub Vtech


This year Christmas is very special at our house, because this is Bellamy Blue’s first Christmas, and it is our family’s first Christmas with a girl in the house. We have been looking for some very special gifts for our little Bellamy Blue, and of course her three big brothers think everything has to be pink for her. When we discovered Cora The Smart Cub, we knew that we had found the perfect present for our baby girl.


Cora the Smart Cub


Cora the Smart Cub from Vtech is a fun talking teddy bear that can be personalized with special Vtech software. It comes with a USB computer cable, which enables you to personalize Cora to fit your child’s personality. You can personalize Cora with your child’s favorite stories, songs, family member’s names, friends names and more, and Cora really did take on a whole new life, once we used the Vtech Learning Lodge to personalize Cora.


VtechCora the smart cub



Right out of the box, Cora comes with 40 phrases, four sing-along songs, two stories and 30 melodies, but by personalizing Cora through the Vtech Learning Lodge on the Vtech website, you can download 130 melodies, 20 stories and lots of fun activities. I’m  not much of a technology fan, but I was able to download the songs, phrases and stories I liked in a matter of a few minutes, and it was easy breezy to do so.


Cora the smart cub


The first time Bellamy Blue heard Cora the Smart Cub say her name, she had a priceless expression. Then her older brothers walked by her in the playpen, and soon I heard screams of amazement. Cora puzzled them all with delight, and she is loved by everyone in our family.

The older kids especially loved how during September, Cora the Smart Cub would say “Let’s Celebrate Belllamy Blue, Halloween is coming next month.” Today, October 1st, Cora says “Halloween is coming in a few weeks.” They love it!


Cora the smart cub

Bellamy Blue quickly figured out how to squeeze Cora’s hands and feet to make her talk and sing, and she is now one of the favorites in the playpen.




Bellamy Blue got to get a little preview of Cora The Smart Cub, and while she was a bit hesitant at first, she soon started talking to Cora The Smart Cub. Did you hear her squeal of joy?

What We Love About Cora The Smart Cub

  • Cora is soft and cuddly
  • She is pretty and pink
  • She has an internal clock, which helps her remind you of upcoming holidays and special occasions.
  • She comes with 40 phrases, four sing-along songs, two stories and 30 melodies
  • We can personalize her with more than 130 melodies, 20 stories and lots of fun activities
  • Personalizing Cora The Smart Cub is easy and simple to do through the Vtech Learning Lodge
  • Cora is recommended for children ages 6 – 36 months.


The only problem with Cora the Smart Cub is that we love her so much that she ended up being a fun 6-month-gift instead of a Christmas gift.

Buy Cora The Smart Cub

You can buy Cora The Smart Cub directly at the Vtech website, or you can buy VTech Cora The Smart Cub
at Amazon for only $19.99.

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Win Cora The Smart Cub from Vtech

One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a Cora The Smart Cub from Vtech as a part of the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Cora The Smart Cub from Vtech  is a
part of the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide at Frugality Is Free, because Vtech has created a fabulous toy that makes little one squeal with delight, every time Cora says their name. Cora is one of those toys that we all wished that we had had as children, and she is one plush animal that your children will not forget. Cora the Smart Cub makes for a perfect holiday gift, because she teaches, talks, sings and entertains you child. This is one plush animal that will not be put up on a shelf, it will likely become your child’s best friend at home.


This giveaway will end Monday November 4th at midnight EST.


Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary Cora the Smart Cub sample for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with Cora the Smart Cub from Vtech.

  93 Responses to “Holiday Gift Guide: Vtech Cora The Smart Cub Review & Giveaway”

  1. I would like the Lullaby Bear Crib Projector – Pink 🙂

  2. I think my daughter would love the Kidizoom Camera. She really likes to look at pictures on my phone and I think this would help bring out her creativity.

  3. I also have a baby girl in the house for the first time this Christmas, and I would love to give her the Crazy Legs Learning Bugs for Christmas!

  4. I like both the kidizoom camera and the Shop & Cook Playset. Vtech products work for both boys and girls!

  5. I would love to gift to my daughter the InnoTab 3S!

  6. I would love to the innotab 3s. It looks like something both of my kids would enjoy. I love vtech products

  7. I like the Kidizoom Camera for my granddaughter. I think she would enjoy having her own camera. Thank you for the chance to win Cora The Smart Cub.

  8. my choice would be the InnoTab 3. Vtech is a very inventive firm and they have lots of great learning articles out there for children.

  9. I think my son would love one of the Switch and Go Dinos or the InnoTab 3S

  10. I would like to give a Kidizoom camera.

  11. I have an 8 year old son with autism, and I would love to be able to get him the Innotab3 for Christmas this year (ipads are just too expensive and breakable!)

  12. I would love to get a ton of the Vtech switch n go dinos for my 2 year old son. I think he and his dad would have a lot of fun with those!

  13. I would love to get the crazy legs learning bugs…they are so cute!

  14. I would love to get the Infant Plush Set Pink for my granddaughter! I think it would be perfect for her

  15. I really like the Innotab or the mobigo. My preschooler follows his kindergartner sister so closely his learning skills are almost right up there with hers. These items will really boost their skills they need to be successful in school. And I am sure they will last long enough for their toddler sister to be able to have fun with them when she is of age.

  16. The innotab 3s

  17. I’d like to give the Touch & Teach Word Book because it teaches letters and more than 100 words in four different activities.

  18. I would like a Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset for my nephew. He would enjoy it.

  19. Both my 7 year old and 4 year old would love the Kidzoom Connect camera. I think it would be a great gift for them!

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  21. This is adorable. My kiddos would also like the kidzoom camera.

  22. I would love to be able to give my kids the Kidizoom camera!

  23. I would like to give the Kidzoom camera to my grand daughter Alexa. She thought she had received a camera as a gift a few months back, only to find out that the gift-giver had accidently placed their own camera in the bag. Alexa was less than happy with her actual gift – a coloring book – after pulling out the camera!

  24. i would love to give the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook to my niece. when i a babysitting her she sees me on my computer and always wants to help me with whatever i am doing. she would love it.

  25. I would love to get the kids the Kidizoom camera so that they can take picture like their mommy does.

  26. i would love to get a kidizoom camera for my son it’s so cool!

  27. kidizoom camera

  28. Innotab 3

  29. The Vtech Kidizoom Camera in Pink would be a great Christmas gift for my 6 year old niece

  30. my boys would love the switch and go dinos!

  31. We would like to get our son the Innotab 3

  32. I think my son would really like the Grow & Discover Tree House

  33. I would give the Strum & Jam KidiBand is a 3-in-1 band that includes a guitar, piano and drums. We are a family that is music talented.

  34. i would love to give my son the innotab 3s

  35. I like the little apps tablet in pink for my 3 year old daughter. She loves that kind of stuff, and then my 1 year old can use it after her.

  36. I’d like to give the Touch & Teach Word Book because it teaches letters and more than 100 words in four different activities.

  37. I like the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset. It’s a cute way to get kids interested in the sadly dying hobby of train sets.

  38. i like the touch and teach word book

  39. I would like to give the 3 in 1 learning zebra to my son, thanks for the giveaway.

  40. i want to get my kids the innotab 3 for x-mas
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  41. Kidzoom camera would also be nice.

  42. I think my daughter would like The 2-in-1 Shop & Cook Playset™. The educational playset includes 20 play pieces and recognizes the utensils and cookware teaching vocabulary and pretend play.

  43. My niece would love the InnoTab 3. It’s a great way for her to learn and have fun. Plus it comes loaded with lots of activities to keep her engaged.

  44. I would like the Strum & Jam KidiBand – Pink

  45. One of my close friends just had a baby boy, Riley in August and I think he would like Move & Zoom! Think it’ll keep him occupied for a while, I mean what little boy wouldn’t like a car that races and dances while you run after it.

  46. I would like to be able to give our niece the Innotab 3 for Christmas this year.

  47. I would like to purchase the Inno Tab 2S Travel Gift Set for our Grandson for Christmas = http://www.vtechkids.com/product/detail/12701/InnoTab_2S_Travel_Gift_Set. It would be great to take on long car rides.
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the exceptional blogging!

  48. I want the inno tab 3 or any of them.. my daughter steals my kindle all the time I think she would love her own tablet.

  49. I think the switch and go dinos would be a hit with my oldest

  50. I like the Roll and Sing Caterpillar.

  51. I would love to win this product to give to my niece.

  52. I like the kidizoom camera.
    Thanks for the chance.

  53. I would like to give this one to my baby niece.

  54. I think the Slide & Talk Smart Phone – Pink would be cute as a Christmas gift, I can see my daughter liking something like it.

  55. I would like to give a Kidizoom Camera to each of my grandkids. Seeing the world through their eyes would be very interesting!

  56. I would love to give the 2-in-1 Shop & Cook Playset in pink to my nieces as a gift. They both absolutely love to play house together and would think this was fantastic!!

  57. The Slide and Talk phone would be great for my nephew because he’s just recently discovered that people do other things when they’re away.

  58. I would love to get the kidizoom camera for my daughter for Christmas

  59. I would love to own the Crazy Legs Learning Bugs Pink for my lil girls the features of Learning Mode and Music Mode, the little ones will be entertained with the light-up shapes and spinning baby bug as they discover counting, nature and more. Attach the pull string for roll around fun, or store it in the battery compartment to sit and play. Pop and pull your way to learning fun with this cute ladybug shape sorting toy!


  60. I would like to buy the rhyme and discover book, my nephew would love this for christmas!

  61. I would buy the kidzoom camera. it would help me keep my son away from real camera and be a great Christmas gift

  62. I like the 2-in-1 Shop & Cook Playset. I have three kids under three and I think they would all be able to enjoy it!

  63. there are alot of toys but like the Rhyme & Discover Book

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  65. I would love to give the InnoTab 3s to my nephew for Christmas! He would absolutely love it!

  66. I’d love to be able to give my 5 year old the Kidizoom Camera for Christmas. He is always getting my camera to take pictures and thinks we should take pictures of the cat, the baby and everything else around the house. He would be so happy with the Kidizoom Camera because he would have his own and it also has some games on it and he could also do short videos. I just know he would love it. Thank you

  67. I like the kidizoom camera!

  68. Mobi Go and the Lil Smart Laptop. My son would just love these, I had no clue Vtech had all that stuff on their site, Thanks for showing me.

  69. i like the Infant Discovery Gift Set

  70. I love the Innotab 3 . My son would go nuts for that!

  71. I like the new innotab toy.

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  73. Would love to give a smile to our littlest guy and give him the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset. He loves anything that will make sounds and lightup, I like that it teaches his colors and time concepts.

  74. I’d love to win this for my daughters first Christmas!

  75. I think my little girl would really enjoy playing with the Grow & Discover Tree House! <3

  76. I also like the go go smart wheels train station play set. My son mad daughter would we enjoy it together for sure. The construction set is also a great one too.

  77. My youngest son would absolutely love to get the go go smart wheels train station play center he is addicted to anything and everything trains! We can’t get enough of them!

  78. the innotab 3s sure looks nice, wish we had these fun gizmos when we were little

  79. My nephew wants a tablet, and I think the Vtech Innotab 3s would be perfect for him! It has kid friendly wifi and lots of educations apps to help him learn!

  80. I would like to have the InnoTab 3S The Wi-Fi Learning Tablet Pink to give to my darling granddaughter

  81. My boys would love to have a KidZoom Camera. I would love to see the pictures they would take.

  82. i’ve been wanting an innotab 3 for my daughter so bad. either for xmas or her bday she would love it !:) that and anything doc mcstuffins!

  83. I would love the Inno Tab3S for my son. He would love the way it will connect to a parent’s smart phone! I also love the Lil Smart Top for my nephew. He would love having his own “laptop”.

  84. i would love to give my daughter the InnoTab 3S The Wi-Fi Learning Tablet for christmas. She would love it and it would help her learn!

  85. kidizoom camera

  86. The Kidizoom camera would be great. My niece would enjoy it.

  87. our son would love to get the Switch & Go Dinos – Jagger the T-Rex. he has been asking for it for over a month now. i hope that santa brings him one thi syear

  88. I would like The Go Go Smart Wheels Train Station Play Set!! My grandchildren love to play with Trains!

  89. I would love to be able to get the InnoTab 2S Travel Gift Set in Pink to give my friend’s little girl for Christmas.

  90. I would love to give my grandson the Switch N Go Dino’s for Christmas! He would love them.

  91. I’d love to give the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook to my nephew.

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