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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Giveaway ~ Back to School Package

I am thrilled to announce my first giveaway today! I got a package from My Blog Spark and Box Tops For Education (BTFE). The winner will receive a coupon for Free Toaster Strudel and another for Free Pizza Rolls. This should be a great quick on the run breakfast and after school snack. In addition you will receive an Avery 1" binder, 6 packages of Avery glue sticks and 3 packages of highlighters to stock your back to school supply or office. You will also get a bonus 10 BTFE certificate to donate to the school of your choice.

The BTFE program provides funds for thousands of schools each year. When children and their families cut box tops off of participating products and send them into the school the school turns them in for free money or products.

Here are your entry options...

  1. Leave a comment about your favorite back to school memory.
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  5. Blog this giveaway and leave a link

Ends 8/27 Open to US only

152 comments:

Angela said...

I can remember being very nervous to go to 4th grade since we'd just moved to a new town. We went to a 'meet the teacher' thing the week before school started and I met a couple of girls who I was close to until high school. And my teacher was amazing, so amazing in fact that I ended up housesitting for her years later and know that I can turn to her no matter what now.

ky2here said...

I always liked the opportunity to start anew.

1agordon said...

i loved seeing who would be in my class

sweepmom said...

I remember when my oldest son started Kindergarten. I thought I was a mess but it turns out my husband was worse. He had me get into the car and we drove over to the school to make sure our son got off the bus okay.

Amber said...

My favorite back to school memory was when I started junior high! I remember my exact outfit - orange peasant top and flowy white skirt - and my new haircut! I was so psyched to start at a new school with all new classmates and teachers.
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txgiggles45 said...

My favorite back-to-school memory was when I changed schools halfway through my 4th grade year, and I was so shy and afraid being the 'new kid'. Well, 2 girls welcomed me and stayed close to me in the beginning, and to this day I am still friends with these 2 girls who are now great lady friends!! Thank you for the contest!
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Erica C. said...

I just love how my girls get excited to pick out their outfits for the first day!

CC said...

I remember each of the 1st days back to college. I looooooved college unlike any other part of my education career. I was sooo excited to be away from home and finally see my friends again!

clynsg said...

My favorite back to school memory is of walking along a neighbor's sidewalk and picking fresh peas off her garden fence--they were delicious, and she knew we were doing it and didn't care. Made the walk to school extra nice on some pretty hot fall days!

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degood said...

I loved going shopping with my mom and sister for school supplies. I loved picking out new folders and notebooks. I still love school supply shopping with my kids!

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wigget said...

i always loved going back to school to see some friends. i don't have any particular memory though because i don't remember much from my childhood.

mscoffee77 said...

My favorite back to school memory is meeting my Kindergarden teacher right before school started. She gave me a Cookie Monster cut out that said my name to wear around my neck & took my picture:)

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5webs said...

My favorite back-to-school memory is when the fist day of school finally ended. I HATED school, which is odd, since I received mostly straight A's until I graduated. I found kids, as a whole, to be generally unkind. There were a few exceptions of course.
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Nichole said...

I always loved buying new school supplies and packing up my backpack the night before. So exciting and thanks for the chance to win.
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Julie said...

My aunt taking me shopping for new school clothes.I was her only niece at the time plus with having 2 boys-she was ready to buy some girly
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JC said...

I've always remembered my first BTS day with my new pink backpack and new outfits and of course my cartoon lunchbox that Dad bought me from Japan.

Sashafras said...

My favorite memory of back to school is watching my daughter get on the school bus for the first time. She was sooo happy and excited to be a "big girl" going on the bus alone.
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marthajane said...

Not any year in particular, but I was always so glad to get to see my friends that I had not seen over the summer. The feeling of "hope" in the air was always something that made me look forward to school starting. Every year, I vowed that THIS was going to be my best year yet!

js22 said...

Although I hated the 1st day of school photos, in later years it was great to have them to see how much we changed each year!

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independentmami said...

My favorite memory from back to school was when my son started school at my old elementary school. I had a flash from the past sitting in the little chairs as he is sitting there scared to death.
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Kristi said...

I never liked going back to school because I was such a shy child. I did like riding the bus and even today I like driving by them.

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite back to school memory was seeing friends again and discussing our summers :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Melissa said...

I never liked going back to school, but it was fun to get new school supplies!

msrodeobrat said...

my favorite was new school supplies.. when i got new notebooks and pencils i just wanted to write.. and i wrote many poems and stories that first week or 2 of school

one4earth said...

Every year my mom would buy me a brand new outfit for the first day of school. This was always so exciting, as new clothes were a luxury.
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nynekats said...

I loved getting all the new school supplies. I especially loved the scented pencils that were popular when I was a kid.
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Kristie said...

I always enjoyed not having homework on the first day-it gave me time to organize my folders for my classes! :-)

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janetfaye said...

My favorite back to school memory is when I used to walk my younger sister to school.

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RR said...

I was so excited to learn to read, I told everyone that's what I'd be doing for months before school started.

rebecca said...

My favourite back to school memory was coming back to school in the states after living abroad for 7 years. I still loved it even though I was all outta whack!

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Zoe Right said...

Packing my backpack and new lunchbox-always fun

Danielle said...

I do not have a specific back to school memory, but I always looked forward to seeing all my friends again and going school shopping.

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Going school clothes shopping! Thanks for the chance.
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denise said...

My favorite memory was my first day of school ever. I brought a flower from my mother's garden for my teacher.

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Melissa said...

I remember in the 6th grade I was in a teachers classroom that I really didn't like. I got called down to see the princpal and she told me that I would be moving to my favorite teachers class becasue two other kids couldn't get along so I would switch with them!! I was so excited!!

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Susan said...

Every year after the first day of school my mom would have some sort of great treat ready for us when we got home. We would sit around and eat and talk about our first day back.

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JMom said...

My favorite back to school memory is the smell of new eraser. Until now, I look forward to buying my kid's school supplies so I can get a whiff of new eraser :)

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hondaray6 said...

The smells are my favorite memories! School glue, crayons and new book smells! I always remember looking in the front of used books to see who had used them previously.( We were thrilled when we got a book used by a high school jock!) LOL Silly girls!
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Andrea said...

My father used to get us to the school bus stop with no hesitation because he would chase us and tell us he would kiss us in front of all the kids. We were always in such a hurry to get on that bus. All the kids loved him
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Christian Frugal Mama said...

I always loved going back to school. A week later...not so much. :)

erricaalisa said...

i can remember just being so excited about buying new clothes and getting my supplies together right before the first day of school.

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mindy said...

i was a girly girl and my favorite memory is getting all my new tights to match my new outfits

mzmanzano said...

My memory was always setting out the new clothes for the next day. Trying to chose exactly what I was going to wear was always what i looked forward to.

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dctm said...

My favorite back to school memory was starting jr. high school...having my own locker and numerous teachers and having classes with lots of different kids

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bison61 said...

going to a new school in a new town and finding my neighbor in the same class room

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courtneystoffel said...

I always loved that I got to see my friends again after the long summer.

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Qwill said...

I remember getting a new pair of Dittos pants to start Junior High in. I felt so cool.

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Stephanie said...

My favorite memory was just the smell of the school when I walked in, when I take my kids to school it still has the same smell.

Heather said...

I remember missing the bus my first day of school and having to walk to my mothers work alone!

Dolphin Girl said...

I love our family tradition of going out for ice cream on the first day.

Tasty Health Food said...

My favorite memory is of the first day of middle school when I met the classmates I'd be with for the next seven years! It feels strange looking back now.

Bonita12 said...

I always remember the 6 stacks of new clothes and shoes my parents had waiting for my siblings and I to start school.

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Martha said...

i always loved going back to school to see my friends and meet my teacher.mavans@scottsboro.org

Amanda said...

My favorite back to school memory was always going back to school shopping with my mom, picking out the fun folders for each class and the neat pens!

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2kidsblogger said...

fave BTS memory was always getting new school supplies

Steph said...

My mom always had a special snack waiting for us when we got home from our first day of school. We'd talk about our day and eat our yummy treats!

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Stephanie Bruce said...

I loved school. I was smart and it was better than camp for me. I grew up in foster care so I was sent to a camp for rich kids. Being a foster kid made me the odd man out. In school I was smart and people that needed help came to me.

Lisa said...

I remember picking out my first day of school ensemble for kindergarten. Mom wanted me to wear a fancy dress, but I convinced her to let me wear an orange jumper instead. I was afraid the other kids wouldn't be wearing "fancy" clothes.
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kk said...

I enjoyed shopping for my school books.

Molly C. said...

My favorite ones are the last two days. It's nice to see my children so excited over the littlest school things.

Nickolay said...

I always loved the smell of the very first day. All of the new school supplies, the smell of the school, everything.

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heaventrees said...

I loved getting new clothes for school. Shopping was fun, but school itself was kind of yuck by high school, not the learning but rather the people.

Michele P. said...

my favorite memory was starting school and waving goodbye to my mom, I was so grown up and brave-ready to face the world and meet lots of new friends. I also helped to comfort my new little friends who spent the day endlessly sobbing by patting their backs and telling them it would be ok. And for the boy that ate that yucky white paste, well I brought him some water to wash it down with ;)

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Sonya said...

I always loved school! I loved looking forward to the first day!

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Carol EL said...

My memory is of my mother standing there when I got off the bus for the first time, I hadn't been abandoned. jelly15301@gmail.com

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My favorite back to school memory is when I started 6th grade (first time to go to Middle School). I had just gotten a cast on my right leg. So, not only was I learning to change classes (7 different classes each day), but I was also learning how to use crutches. :)

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Young in TX said...

Fave back to school memory is the Big Box of 64 crayons and the excitement of new crayons WITH the sharpener in the back! Wahoo.

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micki said...

My favorite back to school memory involves going to the Woolworths and picking out new school supplies. I would literally spend hours debating which ones to get!
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Getting new clothes and going to the mall.
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Meet the Browns said...

My favorite back to school memory was always having a new outfit to wear on my first day :)

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Summer said...

I always liked seeing who would be in my class each year

denyse said...

I always loved seeing all of my friends that I missed seeing over the summer.

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Ami said...

We lived in the country when I was young so my favorite part about going back to school was getting to see all my friends.

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The best part about going back to school for me, was the shopping for clothes just beforehand! I hated school, lol.

mom2anutball said...

I remember going back to school to a new school in my 9th grade year. I thought I was doomed because we moved and I would know absoulty nobody. The first day of school I found out that my very best friend moved into that district and was in 4 classes with me! (She was being sneaky, keeping it a suprise!) I was psyched!!
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Shane said...

Getting to see the friends I hadn't seen all summer again.

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Getting to see everyone!

Heather22 said...

My best back to school memory is the year my sister entered her Freshmand year at high school as I entered my Senior year. It was the first time since grade school that we'd gone to the same school. I adore my little sister and it was great being able to see her at school and to show her the ropes. Thanks!

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Kelly F said...

I always loved taking the first day of school picture that we took every year. It was always so exciting!

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dddiva said...

My fave thing about back to school was seeing friends again- same for my kids.

Carolsue said...

My favorite school memory was the year I had my boyfriend's mother as my teacher in highschool. that was real interesting!
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ladyvon said...

I can remember the cold Minnesota mornings and having a bowl of hot Cream of Wheat before school. Then the long cold walk to school and getting there, and it taking a long time to warm up.

susan1215 said...

I remember 4th grade and hoping my best friend would be in my class and was so excited when she was.

Amanda S. said...

My favorite memory was when all of my kids got on the bus together for the first time.

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My favorite back to school memory happened every year of school through high school. On the first day after I came home, my mom had homemade cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.

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Girly Remix said...

My first day of high school, someone stepped on the bottom of my pants and they fell down in the main hallway! I was horrified at the time but now I think it's hillarious! :)

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amyd said...

I always loved shopping for school&how excited I was for the first day outfit

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Mine was my daughters first day ever of school. But that didnt work out so I home school her now. Its really hard to send your child to a public school when the teacher is telling them NOT to tell their parents things.

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i remember loving going back to school, new clothes, new friends

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Angie said...

I remember going to bed with that excited/nervous feeling the night before!

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I remember my first day of high school. I was so scared but by lunch time I had already made several new friends.
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Nancy S. said...

I remember getting all new clothes and sweating because it was so hot.
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My favorite memory is my daughter's first day at school. garrettsambo@aol.com

theolotto said...

I loved meeting new friends.

lilyk said...

My favorite back to school memory is being able to see my friends again.

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Helen said...

I remember this kid being really sad that I wasn't in his class on the first day of school.

Homemaker said...

My favorite back to school memory is getting new clothes for the school year and picking out my outfit the night before for the first day of school..It was always hard for me to fall asleep because I would be so excited to wear my new clothes :o)

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Gianna said...

Recess games were always fun.

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