Mega Back to School Giveaway

Mega Back to School Giveaway

Can you believe that summer is already coming to an end? The beginning of a new school year is a very exciting time, but it can also be very costly. I would like to help one lucky winner out with that expense, and have teamed up with a few of my favorite blogging friends The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug, Kids Fun Reviewed, A Helicopter Mom, and Sunshine and Sippy Cups to bring you this AWESOME Back to School Giveaway!

Included in this {Mega} Back to School Prize Package: $50 Walmart Gift Card, Backpack (black, purple and green), 2 Packs Notebook Paper (wide and college rule), 1 inch 3 Ring Binder, 3 Mead Pocket Folders, 1 Pack Avery Dividers, 1 Spiral Notebook, Disney’s Frozen Themed Spiral Notebook, Crayola Pencil Case, Pencil Sharpener, Pencil Top Erasers, Elmers Glue Stick, Children’s Scissors, Ruled Index Cards, Post-It Notes Cube, #2 Pencils (24 count), Crayola Crayons (24 count box), Crayola Colored Pencils (12 count box), Mechanical Pencils (10 count package), Paper Mate Ball Point Pens (8 count), Sharpie Yellow Highlighers (4 count), and Purell Hand Sanitizer.

Giveaway ends on August 11, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to U.S. residents, ages 18 and older.

How have you been preparing for the new school year?

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  1. Hannah Avery says:

    I picked up some preschool books for my son!

  2. Oh boy I have been preparing by hassling my 10th grader to do his summer reading. Does that count? :-(

  3. April Hulsey says:

    Get what the teachers request and that will help you not to overspend!

  4. Angela MacIntyre says:

    Mostly for preparing to go back to school I have been buying UNIFORMS! UGH. My oldest in Middle school has to wear uniforms this year. Black pants and White or Grey polo shirt. I finally have enough (I hope) in the right sizes. Also I have bought new shoes for all 4 kids. I have 4 kids in 3 different schools this year. I am going to have fun this year. I’ve been practicing letters and some writing with my son that is starting Kindergarten, and I have made my older 3 work on some Math at least a couple times a week and read everyday for a little bit at least so that they don’t forget all their multiplication tables and stuff. I have a 7th grader, Twins in 5th and a Kindergartener. I haven’t even started with the school supplies yet. I better get on that since school starts NEXT WENDS for MY KIDS!! Summer is OVER! Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!

  5. We’ve moved recently and just got my daughter registered for her new school. She got her shots today. Poor girl!

  6. Deborah H says:

    We started going to bed at our school time and am picking up lunch box food and getting appropriate school clothing together!

  7. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Choosing lunch gear–I can pick out some of the containers, but the girls have their own ideas about lunch bags and drink bottles.

  8. Crissy staton says:

    Havent prepared at all. Ugh…. running out of time!

  9. I’ve been getting my kids back into an early bed time routine

  10. angelica saucedo says:

    I had my now 2nd grader read and work on his math working on his writing. I even got him to do some science. My soon to start headstart I got him started with which he loves. As for school supplies it is so hard to find a writing tablet that he needs here. And school clothes is getting ridiculous with prices shirts are more affordable but pants oh no. But the easiest part of back to school my kids are excited for school.

  11. We are trying to prepare for is school year. We just moved to Tennessee and both kids are starting school. Been trying to set up drs apts and registration which have been hectic. Been buying things here and there for both of them.

  12. been buying all summer….have 4 headed back to school

  13. Stephanie Weaks says:

    I been getting things for are son first year of school.

  14. abby board says:

    we have been shopping @ Wal-Mart for some new uniform shirts. Got 3 &1 pretty uniform skirt. Still needing clothes & supplies winning a giveaway could be awesome. School starts August 13th here in Louisville, Ky. Seems like summer is nearing the end & time to learn learn learn. Hope everyone had a safe & enjoyable summer. School is just around the corner… Thank-you for a chance to win this giveaway & finish shopping “BACK TO SCHOOL” for my 6yrs old 1st grader..

  15. Allison Rigdon says:

    I’ve been picking up stuff all summer…with 4 in school this year it’s the only way it will all be bought before aka hook starts!

  16. Sheila Owen says:

    I have been buying some school supplies and putting clothes on lay-away.

  17. Odelia C says:

    I’ve been buying school clothes and uniforms and looking for school supply sales.

  18. Lesley M says:

    We are going to start homeschooling my son this year so we are stocking up on supplies and talking to him about it so he is ready!!

  19. Shopping sales and buying a little at a time early.

  20. I really could use some free school supplies this year. I usually don’t win anything so this is my chance to win and save some money.

  21. Rosalind Ward says:

    Nothing until tax free Weekend!!!

  22. Cynthia G says:

    Practice writing, reading and flash cards each night until school starts -

  23. we really don’t want to admit our son going to start school already we will probably start shopping this weekend . He is just my little baby.

  24. Melissa Meserve says:

    Bought our son a new backpack. We won’t be able to get his supplies until we get his list from school. We did however stock up on non-perishable food items for his lunch.

  25. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    For my youngest one we have started going to bed earlier so when we have to get up early for school it won’t be such a shock to the system. My kids hate trying on clothes but we have done that to see what still fits and what we need to buy, then …..comes the part they love new clothes.

  26. Reading books!

  27. Kelly Brown says:

    I have been watching the sales papers and buying things when they go on sale!

  28. Crystal Young says:

    Havent prepared at all. Ugh…. running out of time!

  29. I have not gotten anything yet. I have been waiting for some of my husbands customers to pay him and the checks are not coming in.

  30. I love back to school shopping! Especially for school supplies, always have!!

  31. Looking for good sales on clothes & school supplies.

  32. Kassie Jo Lauhoff says:

    Getting the best deals I can find

  33. nice!

  34. Joretta Foster says:

    buying school, getting what I need for lunches

  35. I am a homeschool mom and my summer has been filled with organizing our studies and schedule for this school year as well as purchasing necessary supplies. It’s a non-stop learning journey, but extremely rewarding and enjoyable.

  36. I followed the school’s list and matched up the supplies with the sales ads. I bought composition notebooks for .10 each at Office Depot rather than the .50 ones at Walmart. Every little bit adds up!

  37. Angela Neynaber says:

    I have books already!

  38. emily frederick says:

    I am getting my kids desks together and making them do their reading.

  39. Dorothy Teel says:

    I have picked up items during the summer that do not rely on sizes, like paper, pens, pencils, crayons when things were on sale and alittle cheaper for my granddaughters.

  40. Cindy Lumbra says:

    My 2 youngest have both completed 2 Summer Reading Programs!! :)

  41. I have been searching back to school sales and stocking up.

  42. entering every back to school giveaway hoping to win to help with supplies and clothes

  43. Bought some supplies, cleared off our “art wall” so its ready for new school art, trying to get the calendar together for the Fall semester and working on a routine/chore chart. So much to do!

  44. school clothes!

  45. Lisa Brown says:

    I have been out shopping for clothes, shoes and other things.

  46. Judy Cox says:

    Taking them for their last minute shoes and clothes. School starts here this Thursday.

  47. I have uniforms and all supplies brought. Tonight we go to school for books and schedules. This is for my grandchildren who live with me. The youngest is starting pre-school. I’m a proud grandma.

  48. Tammy Schweitzer says:

    I would say check sale fliers too buy items for school get kids too bed early before school starts

  49. Meridith B says:

    We’ve been keeping the kidlets super busy this summer so that they’re actually looking forward to going back to school! :)

  50. Seyma Shabbir says:

    BY waking up earlier and buying new school clothes.

  51. Deborah Gullett says:

    I have been checking out lunch recipes and back to school sales. Two of my 3 grandchildren go to school in August. It has been a long time since I have had to deal with back-to-school!

  52. I have been gathering old pencils that I find around the house to get ready for back to school! You always need pencils!

  53. Middle child is homeschooled and already started back Monday. Its a slow week to get her back in her groove. My youngest and oldest go back next Monday. So they are working on getting in bed earlier so mornings aren’t so rough (haha!). We have all of youngest school supplies ready. The oldest is starting high school so we will do school shopping once school starts and he knows what he needs for each class. I’m so not ready!

  54. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I have been reading about about some fun lunch box ideas

  55. I always start by adjusting the bedtime and getting back into a routine. Of course there is always some shopping to do.

  56. I’ve done nothing yet…. :/

  57. Marci Wright says:

    I have bought some basic supplies. I have a lot more to buy!

  58. Lori Williams says:

    Getting all the lists and trying to buy everything on them. That’s the biggest thing to do to prepare for school. Then clothes shopping, if we can afford anything after buying the school supplies. It’s very stressful.

  59. Brenda Bowers says:

    Encouraging Neice and Nephew to keep reading !!

  60. crystal sheckles-gibson says:

    My daughter already started back on Aug. 1. I bought most of her supplies and clothes in early July.

  61. Our school provides these great summer books that are fun, educational and grade appropriate to keep their skills in check.

  62. I have new backpacks and shoes for my two, but still need most all the supplies.

  63. julia cosgrove says:

    I have been gathering supplies, reviewing new curriculum and organizing for the new year.

  64. Jenny Q. says:

    I start at the beginning of the summer to shop for back to school clothes and supplies because it helps to buy when you see a good sale.


  66. Terry Cross says:

    We are trying to get back into going to bed earlier to prepare for school. We have done some shopping for supplies and clothes.

  67. My kids have been preparing by doing their summer packets and reading books. I have bought a couple of new outfits so far.

  68. Jeffrey Massey says:

    Thanks for the Sweeps Its Awesome

  69. Jeffrey Massey says:

    I am assisting my Nephew W/ his back to School Supplies,, I have been doing this for
    all my Nieces and Nephews, Now just a Little Nephew Left in the bunch

  70. Danielle B. says:

    I have been trying to set a bedtime and get everything organized and ready for my daughter’s first day of school on the 19th! I cannot wait, she loves school and it gives her some time to be busy and without her mama!

  71. catherine critcher says:

    I have been picking up various supplies (notebooks, crayons, markers, pencils) every time I see a good price or sale.

  72. jillian warner says:


  73. metu18Renee says:

    We are gearing up for school. We’ve grown lazy thru’ summer.

  74. I’m getting ready for back to school by looking for sales at the stores.

  75. kim burnett says:

    buying school supplies on sale.

  76. Lynda Del says:

    Start a bedtime routine at an earlier hour, so they won’t have a hard time getting up in the morning.

  77. Rhea Chladek says:

    My main mode of preparation right now is prayer…(Prayer that I will be able to have enough money to get what is needed for back to school)!

  78. virgomomwriter says:

    I have been offering my support to my friends who still have young children…

  79. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I have been preparing for back to school by buying a little at a time when I find good deals.

  80. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We have already bought dd’s school supplies, have them labeled and packed in her backpack. We had Meet the Teacher tonight so she should be all set for next Monday! Luckily her uniforms still fit her so we haven’t had to go shopping for that yet!

  81. Connie worm says:

    Shopping and spending $ on my two high schoolers

  82. Jennie Lam says:

    Shopping in the next two weeks

  83. katherine tino says:

    Just starting to prepare. Going clothes shopping tomorrow…

  84. I personally haven’t done anything for back to school since my children are grown but several of my friends are raising school age kids. I get very excited for the change in season and pace. Love back to school :)

  85. Lisa Schweizer says:

    So far I have been stocking up on pens,pencils and notebooks. My son is almost done with his summer reading and I am saving up to buy a graphic calculator ;)

  86. haven’t started yet but will look up their school supply info online

  87. Been browsing the flyers for the best deals on school supplies!

  88. chelsea cardwell-walter says:

    Well we have been learning everything shapes colors which colors to mix to make colors abc’s and counting. This is my first time with sending my daughter to school and she is so excited but mom is in a panic! Thank you

  89. Cassie Korando says:

    We’ve been preparing with earlier bedtimes and back to school shopping.

  90. Megan hansen says:

    I’ve been slowly purchasing supplies since june.

  91. Francine Anchondo says:

    By going to bed earlier and buying items when I sale to save money.

  92. Helga/billsn beaks says:

    I would give this to my friend who has a daughter since I don’t have kids.

  93. We’ve bought new clothes and we’re trying to get the kids back on a regular schedule.

  94. jenn giannetto says:

    we prepared by doing some shopping for clothes on clearance racks at the beginning of summer when they are trying to get rid of jeans/long sleeves to make way for shorts

  95. We’ve started clothes shopping and some supply shopping as well. The kids don’t go back until after Labor Day but I have been majorly procrastinating this year.

  96. Kim pitman says:

    School clothes and supplies

  97. Lisa Sherrington says:

    I have a son age 10 with Autism going in 5th grade! Thank you for opportunity to win!

  98. I won’t start school shopping for another week once I have supply lists. Will start clothes and shoes shopping this week.

  99. Holly Thomas says:

    I don’t have kids but this is the time of year I stock up on office supplies.

  100. Awesome Back to school giveaway thanks soo much for the chance to win ! I have three kids going back to school 10th grader 8th and 4th wow lots of shopping ahead and not enough funds to do it :)

  101. Dawn Monroe says:

    We completely lost our sleep routine so I have been enforcing bed time and our morning routine.

  102. I have been talking to my kids about how great school is, getting to see their friends and favorite teachers again, in an attempt to get them excited about a new school year.


    right now just getting clothes as my sisters grew out of everything!

  104. Cindy Conner Bowling says:

    Been buying clothes during the summer sales.

  105. Sarah Vegetabile says:

    Clothes shopping has begun!!!

  106. Have been buying school clothes since school was out. Just this week – we have been going to the stores that have sales for school supplies.
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  107. Lisa Dorsett says:

    I have been still going around in stores and online looking at deals. And tomorrow I will be finalizing everything for school for next week. Have the lunch bags and backpacks. I am also entering back to school sweepstakes and contests as I find them online.

  108. Kitty Iecvan says:

    I’d been shopping the back to school sales!

  109. bying pencils crayons backpack and still going strong. I love back to school shopping with my granddaughter. She is so excited about starting school.

  110. Kim Kenny says:

    I’m taking my grandkids shopping for new shoes this weekend. My youngest starts Pre-K so he is the most excited!

  111. Sarah C. says:

    Purchasing a little each payday grabbing bargains when i find them.

  112. My son is starting preschool this year. So we are trying to teaching him the basics like tying his shoes and zipping up coats, writing his name. It’s exciting and bittersweet at the same time.

  113. Rachel Joslin says:

    I have already bought several items. I have quite a few more to go. I need 4 packs of clorox wipes,1package baby wipes (school doesn’t have water.) 2 bottles Hand sanitizer, 5 plastic folders 3 without prongs. 1 pack of expo markers, I pack of dry erase markers, 3 packages of printer paper. Two packages construction paper. 3+ packs of kleenex tissues.

  114. Alice Doelker says:

    I have 3 children to get ready for school. One will be a senior, one a junior and one starts middle school! I need all the help I can get!

  115. Rachel Joslin says:

    If you do school giveaways for a school our school is new and could greatly use a giveaway.

  116. Tina Robinson says:

    Oh dear! I have not been preparing and it starts in 5 days, maybe I am in denial?? I am not ready for it this year although we did go clothes shopping a few weeks ago but he needed new clothes anyway but I guess we did prepare in that way! :)

  117. We homeschool our children so we have been getting ready all summer. Although we don’t really stop for the summer.

  118. Christina M. says:

    I’ve already gotten paper, pens/pencils and erasers :)

  119. I’ve been doing a little bit at a time so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming. We are almost done. Phew!

  120. We went and got a backpack

  121. We’ve been saving a little money, here and there, to help pay for expensive textbooks.

  122. Have gotten the school supplies and jeans so far

  123. Brenda Saball says:

    Have been catching the back to school sales for the best deals on school supplies

  124. I have been preparing for back to school by having the kids go to bed & wake up early!

  125. I’ve been preparing by stocking up on school supplies.

  126. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’ve been talking with my daughter about school. We’ve been reading and of course sticking with a bedtime routine.

  127. I have already done a lot of my back to school clothes shopping becasue my daughters birthday was last week…. and she wanted a lot of clothes! So… she still needs a few things, BUT I need a lot as far as school supplies. She needs a new backpack, lunch box, school supplies…. etc…. Thanks so much for the fabulous post and giveaway!

  128. Petra JAdan says:

    I have to print out the school supply lists and start with the shopping. HAven’t bought not even a pencil yet. Thanks for this chance!

  129. Mary-Frances C. says:

    Back to school started on Monday! We just purchased a few clothes so far, it’s too hot in AZ to go crazy school shopping. Summer clothes still work!

  130. Jill A. Collins says:

    Right now I’ve been trying to get ahead on groceries that I can use for lunches.

  131. Karen Drake says:

    My kids are grown so I don’t have to do anything to get ready for school, my daughter in law is busy trying to get the grandkids ready though, she has been buying clothes and book bags.

  132. Joy Woodin says:

    We’ve been going through clothes and giving away the worn out ones and the ones that are to small. We’ve been reading everyday and trying to continue our math. We’ve been getting all new underwear and socks and shoes. Money is really tight so we’re reusing as much as we can from last year.

  133. Buying for a 1st grader and a 4th grader. Both boys. Lots of supplies! Could use all the help I can get for them. Clothes are another story. Lots still needed.

  134. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    We’ve Been Preparing For Back To School By Organizing Closets, Making Lists And Doing Some Shopping For Items Needed.

  135. Melanie Moushigian Koulouris says:

    I’m excited to be getting my daughter ready for kindergarten! New Sneakers, clothes and Lunch accessories. This giveaway would be great to win! It has all she needs and more! Thank you!

  136. So far I’ve been preparing by just enjoying summer! I’ll worry about the supplies in a couple weeks :) thanks for the chance

  137. My daughter is starting Kindergarten and we have been working on her reading all summer so every night before bed we practice reading a book and she has gotten so good. I would love to win this for her she deserves it all the hard work she has put in this summer on her time off.

  138. Joretta Foster says:

    love this

  139. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My daughter participated in a reading incentive program at the local library over the summer. Recently, we got some new clothes and shoes. We tried to get her to bed earlier lately but that’s difficult when the sun’s still up.

  140. Emily R. says:

    We prepared by starting to go to bed earlier the days following up to the first day of school.

  141. Darla Shannon says:

    I haven’t prepared.

  142. Cathy Coibion says:

    I buy a little at a time all year!

    • Jessica Asbury says:

      Mostly spending lots of time doing lots of fun activities in the sun with my daughter before we have other commitments! And a little clothes shopping.

  143. jessica schueler says:

    I completely unprepared :/

  144. I have been watching the sales, matching up coupons and getting supplies a little at a time.

  145. Tonya Bohannon says:

    I’ve been buying school supplies and clothing. We’ve starting doing our bedtime routine 30 minutes earlier, too.

  146. We just began out school bedtime again now that we’re in the countdown back to school. Mommy has to get back into routine too :p

  147. Darla Peduzzi says:

    We’ve been watching the sales and getting a little at a time.

  148. I don’t have any children at home so no shopping for me! I’m hoping my grandchildren are prepared!

  149. Lauren Jimenez says:

    We have been Pinteresting cool back to school activities, couponing for back to school supplies and getting back into our routines and chores that I let them relax at all summer

  150. Julianna Harris says:

    I’ve been preparing by going thru all their old clothes and seeing what fits them and what doesn’t. Trying to figure out what all they need for this year.

  151. Betsy Barnes says:

    Since my son is now out of school, this time of year is less hectic. I am planning to fill a couple of backpacks with a variety of school supplies to donate. My son used to help me every year, it was his favorite part of back to school shopping. He loved picking things out for others, it really taught him that giving back is important. :)

  152. Been preparing for back to school by buying textbooks and planning our school year. Our second year to homeschool and loving it!

  153. Mary LaBelle says:

    Looking at sale flyers.

  154. My granddaughter spends her summers with me so I prepare to relax & catch up on reading, naps, & crafting projects when school starts.

  155. Trying to get to bed before midnight =)
    Already spent 4 days in my classroom

  156. Looking for the best deals on back 2 school supplies, clothing & shoes.

  157. Make sure we go to bed earlier and cut back gaming time, get things ready the night before so we are not so panicky trying to find things.

  158. I’ve been doing mass cooking to have ready to eat frozen meals for busy nights with lots of homework

  159. Autumn Jojola says:

    I have been buying things little by little for a couple months so thst its not a huge expenses right before dchool starts.

  160. Sheila M. says:

    We have been shopping sales for back to school clothes and I’ve been matching supplies coupons to sale items.

  161. Last weekend we took our son out shopping for back to school clothes.

  162. Jen Haile says:

    I’ve been getting clothes and supplies.

  163. alena svetelska says:

    I bought my son and my daughter school uniforms and shoes.

  164. Challo Ascencio says:

    Getting new clothes

  165. joni taylor says:

    I have prepared by picking up a few things

  166. Suzanne C says:

    We took advantage of tax free weekend and bought all her school supplies and a few clothes.

  167. I try re-using my prev years supplies and try organizing my stuff!!

  168. peggy fedison says:

    Been picking up stuff a little at a time. next is school clothes grrrr urgh hehehehehe

  169. Jill Myrick says:

    We have been clothes shopping for back to school and getting back into bedtime routine so that everyone is ready and prepared for the first day.


  170. I started by buying things like underclothes, backpac etc right after school got out last time

  171. Heidi Noel says:

    We went clothes shopping and then moved to a different state. My children are registered now and today we got some supplies.

  172. Randy T. says:

    Haven’t really started yet!!!

  173. deana dietrich says:


  174. tina reynolds says:

    We have been going every weekend and getting a few things off the list.

  175. Deb Ford says:

    I’ve been shopping all the sales for supplies and new clothes for my boys.

  176. I’ve been buying school supplies and just making sure all our ducks are in a row.

  177. Susan Smith says:

    I’ve been buying school supplies, shoes and clothing.

  178. We’ve bought some of the school supplies and their first day outfits.

  179. My daughter is starting college next week. We have been dorm shopping for months. Trying to catch the sales.


  181. Melissa Teears says:

    I will admit that I haven’t prepared for back to school yet. We are starting clothes shopping next week.

  182. Angela P. says:

    I’ve been preparing by trying to get my kids back on a better bedtime school schedule again. Also I’ve been picking up things here and there.

  183. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Been School Clothes shopping

  184. Erika Sternberg says:

    Been clothes shopping.

  185. We’ve been keeping our eyes open for sales. We still have three weeks left, but we’ve gotten a couple of pairs of pants on sale for back to school.

  186. Heather Hollands says:

    I have been entering lots of giveaways this summer, trying to get supplies for my classroom. Thanks for the opportunity!

  187. Beverly M says:

    We buy a few things each week, until school starts. These back to school supplies would be great to win. Thanks!

  188. courtney b says:

    we just bought new backpacks, pencils and pens and school clothes. we are set and good to go!

  189. We prepared for school by having an earlier bedtime about 1 week before school started.

  190. I’ve been buying clothes and supplies for my boys.

  191. buying a little bit of supplies at a time when they are super cheap

  192. I start finding the sales during the summer and get the small stuff. I do not buy extras. Thank you

  193. Jeanna Wise says:

    My kids start back September 2nd so I will start getting them to bed earlier and also getting ready to go shopping for all the back to school stuff.

  194. Trisha McKee says:

    We have been preparing … gradually. The must-haves were bought first and now we are in a mad rush to get things done before the first day.

  195. Denise Donaldson says:

    by getting a few things each week,

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