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Clean American Rivers While Playing Animal Crossing with Kelley Blue Book

This post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

If your kids (or you) like playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I have a fun new island activity you’ll want to know about! To celebrate the new 2021 Best Buy Awards, Kelley Blue Book® is sponsoring an Animal Crossing: New Horizons island.

And one of the best parts is that you can turn in trash and fish on the island and Kelley Blue Book will make a donation to American Rivers.

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Go fishing to make a donation to American Rivers with Kelley Blue Book®. © Kim Tate

Mia is a huge Animal Crossing fan and she loved checking out this special island! She helped me check out the game and share with you the best things to do when you play on the Kelley Blue Book Animal Crossing island.

What to Do on HQ Island?

Turn in Trash and Fish for a Donation

Kelley Blue Book has created a special donation site on their island, HQ, where you can turn in trash and fish. Each item you turn in will count towards a donation Kelley Blue Book will make to the American Rivers organization (up to $10,000).

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Go fishing and turn fish or trash in for a donation to American Rivers. © Stuffed Suitcase

You can fish in the river or ocean on the HQ island to make donations. You can also fish on your own island and bring trash and fish over from your island to turn in for a donation.

Meet Kelley

When you arrive at HQ you’ll meet Kelley. She can act as a guide to show you around the island. You also might score some gifts for your inventory from her. Mia is super excited about the race car bed Kelley gave her!

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Meet Kelley at HQ and get gifts! © Stuffed Suitcase

Check out the Best Buy Award Trophy

As I mentioned above, created this island to celebrate their new 2021 Best Buy Awards. Each year Kelley Blue Book evaluates a lot of vehicles to determine which ones are the best buy for their category.

When you visit HQ you’ll get to see the 2021 Best Buy Award trophy. Plus the whole island has a fun car racing theme which is fun to explore! best buy awards on animal crossing
Find out the Best Buy Award trophy. © Stuffed Suitcase

Shop for Merch

You can also find a store at HQ and you can get some cute merch for your island character. Mia visited and decked her player out with a cute dress and bucket hat.

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Shop for merch on the island. © Stuffed Suitcase

When Can You Play HQ?

You can play on the island from December 8-17, 2020 from 3 PM ET to 12 AM ET. You will need to email for a Dodo code to play during this special launch time. I have a dream code below that will allow you to play on the island outside of those hours, but you won’t be able to make donations and can’t take any items back to your island.

Get a Dodo Code

To request a Dodo Code, email [email protected]. Joining the island with the Dodo Code during December 8-17 between 3 PM ET to 12 AM ET will give you full access to fish, shop, and shake trees for items you can donate (fish or trash) or other items you can take back to your island.

Play Using a Dream Code

If you’d like 24/7 access to the island without a Dodo Code during December 8-17, you can use the Dream Code DA-2488-5249-3892. This will allow you to play on the island. Remember that you won’t be able to make donations or take items back to your own island when playing with a Dream Code.

Mia had a lot of fun exploring HQ and she’s really excited to take back some of her gifts and finds to her own island. She also loved that she was able to play a game to make a donation that will help clean American Rivers.

Have fun playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons while helping the environment! And parents can check out all Best Buy winners! © Kim Tate

This is a fun way for you to let your kids play and do a little good for the world! And make sure you check out the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards to see what vehicles ranked best this year!

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