CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For uBid, 'tis the season of giving (back). The go-to online marketplace for everything electronics has kicked off the "Buy a Toy, Give a Toy" initiative, benefitting Toys for Tots. Now through December 31, for every toy purchased on uBid, the company will donate a toy to Toys for Tots1, helping make the season brighter for Chicagoland children in need. Holiday shoppers can visit uBid.com to bid on a toy for a child on their list.
"It's tragic that so many children are living in poverty, so uBid would like to help Toys for Tots make sure there's a gift for them to unwrap this season," said Scott Koerner, president and CEO of uBid. "It's our chance and responsibility to give back where we see the need. We hope our efforts will bring a bit of happiness and holiday spirit to deserving children and their families."
uBid offers an array of rotating toys, including popular brands like Mattel, Fischer Price and Lego. With prices ranging from $1 to $150, shoppers can find toys that meet kids' tastes and adults' budget. The "Buy a Toy, Give a Toy" initiative runs in auction format, with most bids starting at $1 and/or available with the "buy-it-now" option, allowing customers to purchase the toy outright for a particular amount. Additionally, uBid's sister site, RedTag.com, a fixed-price deal marketplace, will host a weeklong, toy-focused event, featuring highly sought-after toys marked at competitive prices, all "buy-it-now" which will go toward the initiative.
The average American is expected to spend more than $700 on holiday gifts this year2. "Buy a Toy, Give a Toy" provides shoppers with the opportunity to find the perfect toy for a loved one while benefiting a child in need, all without leaving the comfort of their home or dealing with the dreaded holiday shopping crowds. Visit uBid.com (or RedTag.com) now through the end of the year and click on the Toys for Tots "Buy a Toy, Give a Toy" link to buy a toy and bring a smile to the face of a child you care about this holiday season while benefitting Toys for Tots.
1 Up to 3,000 toys
2 Time Magazine
uBid.com launched in 1997 and has since remained the go-to online marketplace offering new, overstock, closeout and recertified products within the technology industry, as well as 25 additional categories, including Collectibles, Fine Art, Jewelry, Home and Garden, Travel and more. About six million members use uBid to find discounted items from brand name manufacturers and other certified professional sellers. Specializing in offering substantial deals on some of the coolest technology and electronics in the market, uBid's lasting partnerships with some of the top product manufacturers during the last 15 years ensures that all items are of the highest quality. Recently re-launched with new ownership, uBid remains one of the lowest priced auction sites offering auction listings, fixed-price options, and Deals from its sister site, RedTag.com. For more information about uBid, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uBid.Redtag, on Twitter at @uBidDeals, and at www.uBid.com
About Toys for Tots
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program relies on the generous donations of the American public and corporate partners to deliver gifts to children at Christmas, along with a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.