Q. Why Drool?
A: Pregnant women crave all sorts of things! Along with pickles, ice cream, and those pretzels with the peanut butter inside, moms-to-be want all the information they can get about the products and services they’ll need once the baby arrives. A baby expo is a great way to get a lot of valuable information in a short period of time, and Boston just didn’t have the expo we were hoping for.
So we created our own! Drool brings that special Magic Beans touch to the baby expo concept, with top brands, honest expert advice, great deals, and a little bit of upscale pampering, too.
Q. When and where is Drool?
A: This year’s Spring Drool Baby Expo is on March 23, 2017. Drool will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, in Boston.
Q. When does Early Bird Ticket pricing end?
A: Early Bird Ticket pricing ends on Feb. 8.
Q. Can promo codes be used on Single VIP Tickets?
A: Due to the extremly limited number of VIP Tickets available (125), Single VIP Tickets cannot be discounted with promo codes. Once Early Bird Ticket pricing is over, all other tickets can be discounted. Promo codes can be found on Drool’s Facebook page (beginning Feb. 9).
Q. Do tickets sell out?
A: Yes. There are only 125 VIP Tickets & 400 Premium Tickets available. VIP Tickets have already sold out & Premium Tickets are selling fast so get yours today!
Q: How do I get to the Westin Waterfront Hotel? Is there parking?
A: The Westin Waterfront Hotel is in the Seaport District of Boston, and is attached to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). See driving directions on their website. We’ve negotiated a special rate of $24 for the hotel parking garage; they also offer valet parking for $45. There is also some metered parking in the area.
Q: What kinds of baby items will be represented here?
A: Virtually everything you need to purchase for a baby will be at Drool, including strollers, car seats, baby carriers, furniture, feeding items, safety items, baby apparel, nursery bedding, accessories, cord blood banking, photographers, and so much more.
Q: What brands will be represented at Drool?
A: Keep an eye on our Exhibitors page – we’re adding great brands every day!
Q: Who is organizing this event?
A: Magic Beans, Boston’s premiere source for baby gear, toys, and surprises. We have five Boston-area stores, one in Fairfield, CT, and a fantastic website, and our handpicked selection and expert customer service win more accolades every day from satisfied parents.
Q: Why should I go to Drool and not just visit Magic Beans?
A: You should definitely visit Magic Beans! We have a great Baby Registry and a terrific selection of baby gifts, including WOW Baby Baskets.
But Drool is a once-a-year opportunity to get many of our best products for less, with exclusive discounts that more than justify the price of entry, plus fabulous giveaways and amazing gift bags. Plus, you’ll see exciting new products that haven’t even hit our shelves yet, and you’ll get the rare opportunity to talk one-on-one with the people who create and sell your favorite baby products.
Q: What is the difference between the VIP ticket and the premium ticket?
A: The difference between the VIP ticket and the premium ticket is the value of the gift bag. A VIP ticket includes a Super Deluxe gift bag with over $200 in fabulous products and services, plus a gift card to use at Magic Beans, while the value of the standard gift bag is over $70.
Q: What items will be in the gift bag?
A: We can’t give away all of our secrets. But as the event gets closer, we’ll be dropping some fun hints. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more!
Q: How do I attend Drool?
A: Click here to purchase tickets to Drool Spring 2017.
Q: Will tickets be available at the door?
A: Yes. Standard and Value Tickets will be available at the door for $30 (Standard) & $20 (Value).
Q: How do I win one of these great raffle prizes?
A: With your purchase of a VIP, Premium, or Standard ticket, you’ll get a fun scavenger hunt card in your registration packet. As you complete the activities listed on your scavenger hunt card, you’ll earn raffle tickets. The more activities you complete, the more raffle entries you’ll earn!
When you’re done browsing, come to the Raffle Station, where you can trade your scavenger hunt card for raffle tickets. Each prize has a glass vase in front of it, and you can decide how you want to distribute your entries – for instance, if there’s a stroller you’ve been drooling over, you may want to put all of your tickets in that vase! Or, just spread your tickets around and keep your fingers crossed. There will be Magic Beans team members at the Raffle Station to tell you more about the prizes and offer advice if you need it.
Q: Do I need to be present for the actual raffle drawing to win?
A: No. We know that expectant and new parents really, really need their beauty sleep. Instead, We’ll draw all of the winning numbers after the event is over and notify the winners within three days after the event. Most of our prizes will be shipped directly to the winners, to make the process as quick and easy as possible.
Q: Can I bring my children to Drool?
A: The Drool Baby Expo is an adult-centered event. It’s action-packed, loud, and crowded, so it can be tough to keep track of a small child. Kids don’t find strollers, mocktails, or special discounts nearly as exciting as grownups do, and since there are no child-centered events or activities planned, children may get bored. Due to limited space, we can’t provide a stroller check, and due to the sheer size of the event, we can’t be responsible for misplaced or unattended items.
So all around, while children are allowed at Drool, it’s best to leave them home with a sitter. If you absolutely must bring your baby or toddler, however, we understand, and you will not need to purchase an additional ticket.