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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Avery School & Office Supply Giveaway

We're celebrating Back to School with a fun giveaway from Avery. This giveaway includes great stuff like Hi-Liters, labels, GlueStics, binders, dividers, sheet protectors, Marks-a-Lot permanent markers, and t-shirt transfers. The gift basket has a retail value of over $50!


Avery recently partnered with Box Tops for Education. Now, when you purchase Avery school supplies for the new academic year you also receive Box Tops coupons to clip and return to your child’s school to be redeemed for cash. Each school then uses the cash at their discretion to purchase new supplies, fund programs, or buy much-needed equipment, computers, etc.

I know you’d like to win this great prize package from Avery. As usual, I have several ways for you to earn entries. Of course, the more times you enter, the higher your odds of winning. You are not required to do any or all of these, but you can earn an entry for each one completed. Here are your options:

1) Leave a comment with something other than “enter me”. Tell me about the school supplies you like or give a tip about saving money or having fun with kids.

2) Tweet about this giveaway on twitter. If possible, include @thriftymommy in your tweet. Be sure to leave your twitter name or status url in the comment box. You can earn 3 tweet entries per day.

3) Follow @thriftymommy on twitter.

4) Blog about this giveaway or mention it on some sort of forum. Leave a direct url so that I can easily find the info for your entry.

5) Give this post a thumbs up on Stumble Upon, Digg It, add a link on Facebook, or some other way of promoting the giveaway.

6) Add Little Fun; Little Learning to your blogroll.

You can earn entries for each of these things that you do. Please leave a separate comment for each one. It just makes it easier for tallying entries and choosing a winner. Please leave an email address on your Blogger profile or in the comments so that I can contact the winner.

This contest ends Sunday, October 11, 2009 and is open to those with a US mailing address. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to respond.

Good luck everyone!

Sorry for the weird colored image. I tried to upload it several times. Not sure what happened.

176 comments:

Megret said...

At our house, highlighters are a must, as are page tab stickers and white-out. Of course, pretty note pads and sticky notes are fun, too! Thanks for much for the chance to win this great kit.
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

tutugirl said...

I bought lots of school supplies right before school started thinking the kids would have a huge list. I got lots of great deals on them. Well turns out, they didn't have to bring a thing!!! We just moved to a new state. Well the supplies will come in handy for all of our crafts and also can use them for the Christmas Shoebox program at church.

tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

Leia said...

I am *loving* the little page-protector/dry erase marker workbook I've made for my four-year old. Totally <3 page protectors!

leia18 (at) yahoo {dot} com

Leia said...

I've RT'ed this on twitter as well; @leilay

wendy said...

I like school supplies that don't fall apart!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Tonibelle said...

My daughter loves getting new school supplies - which is surprising because she's a terrible student. :)

Tonibelle said...

Following on Twitter

Tera said...

School can be fun with cool things from Avery!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I think all kids like new school supplies, don't forget to stock up while school sales are going on right now that way kids get new supplies for next semester too, and at a back to school price

fats82439 said...

What a great prize! with several kids, they go through supplies fast! thanks for the chance.

TX_Jen34 said...

I love getting new pens. I don't know why, but I get excited about new pens.

TX_Jen34 said...

follow on twitter.
TX_Jen1634

TX_Jen34 said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/TX_Jen1634/status/4621740181

sweepmom said...

I stock up on back to school supplies the year before when the items are drastically reduced.

Sonya said...

My favorite school supply is post it's. I love them.

lsfish said...

I stock up on things when the stores first bring them out, they are usually on sale them

peg42 said...

Two supplies that I really stock up on, are folders and spiral notebooks. Not only do the kids use lots of these for school, but I also use them for home. They really help me keep organized. Thanks.

ktwdg said...

I'm an office supply junkie. Head to your office supply store about 3 weeks after school starts for great binders at a reasonable price and stock up then for replacements and the following year.

Mary Emma Allen said...

Just posted about your great giveaway at My Organized Biz blog (http://www.myorganizedbiz.com/giveaway-for-office-supplies/). Hope this helps you get lots of entries.

Nanette said...

This package would be great for school supplies, but it would also be great for household use too. I would love to win.

Tami said...

I love all school supplies. I think it comes with the territory (being a teacher in another life BC(before children)) I would love to win this. Of course, my favorites are notebooks because that is how I keep myself organized. blessedw4@gmail.com

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

My list of "must-have" school supplies includs sticky notes and highlighters. Also, a large plain-ish calendar and multi-color markers, too.

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/Facetwit17/status/4628232260

McKim said...

My daughter has just started college. We are paying for her school, but she is trying to make it on her own for all her other expenses by working part-time. Since we're both on tight budgets, this would be a great thing to win!

AmandaK said...

I love going school-shopping. I love the feel of fresh notebook paper and the crisp smell of newly sharpened pencils!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

Oneangel said...

My littleone loves spiral notebooks. She loves to write and make to-do lists...

degood said...

The most popular school supply at our house is the mechanical pencils. I swear my kids are hoarding them in their rooms or desks at school. I bought two packs of 50 when school started in August and I am down to about 12 of them.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

Heather said...

I like the little tote to store everything in - we desperately need one of these in our house!

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

Sunnyvale said...

shop the sales for school supplies. I like the sheet protectors to use at home

scarlette10 said...

I am an adult student and love my highlighters and little post it flags!

sweetsue said...

I love ink pens the most. I hate pencils-absolutely hate them!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I am following you on Twitter (ptowngirl).
smchester at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

We buy the usual school supplies, but the fun ones seem to be highlighters, colored pens and pencils and anything else with bright colors or funky designs.

Brent said...

My wife is a piano teacher and she LOVES office supplies. This would make her really happy and she would use it for her kids.

Shelly said...

My 4 year old is newly glue stick obsessed!

Shelly said...

follow you @phxbne

Shelly said...

tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/4641152995

Sadie said...

I loved getting new school supplies when I was a kid...never really used them though ;) Luckily, my daughter is a great student, so she actually uses the supplies we get!

sadiem1251@gmail.com

Colengal said...

When you work at home, having a supply of good quality school/office supply products are a must. Sharpies, good pens and organizing supplies helps me and my household operate efficiently

denyse said...

Get your schools supplies when they're on sale ( I wish the teachers would give the lists befor ethe sales though).

denyse_g@hotmail.com

Richelle said...

I love having fresh new notebooks, and pens.

Leslie said...

Couldn't live without post-it notes. It seems I use them for different purposes every day.

Angela C said...

I save money by using two coupons on items. For example, when something is buy one get one free, I use two coupons and save a bundle! :)
THANKS!

mycreativecontainers@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

little fun little learning
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courtneystoffel said...

I absolutely love all the cute color pens. I'm like a little kid when it comes to pens! I love the cute, funky ones!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Lim said...

I know somewhere I've seen pens that can be attached to key rings etc. I can find the markers and highlighters with ease, but no pens! It is so much easier for me to have a pen, black marker and yellow highlighter on one rope to free up my hands. Pockets are out of the question because they either fall out or jab me when I sit and my ears do not hold writing implements at all.

ChrisNY2 said...

My new favorite school supply is Zebra Caboodles Pencils. They work so well for standardized test bubbling!

chrisny2 at aol (d ot) com

ChrisNY2 said...

I'm following you on twitter @chrisny2

ChrisNY2 said...

I added this post on stumbleupon.

Jean said...

I don't know what happens to all the school supplies I buy - they kind of disappear into thin air, seems like

Sharon Harmon said...

The school supplies I like are pens, spiraled lined paper and craft supplies!
Happy Fall!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

roseh2o19 said...

post-its and hi-lighters

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com

Today I have my nieces over, and for fun, I bought shoestring licorice and fruitloops. We're making "jewelry" out of the ingredients. Cheap, fun, and the girls are having a blast. Thanks for the giveaway.

cdziuba said...

follow ThriftyMommy on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4659479673

cdziuba said...

blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/little-fun-little-learning-avery.html

cdziuba said...

Posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P dziuba


http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=752204468&ref=nf

CarrieAnn13 said...

We are big fans of pot it notes, page tab stickers, and folders in binders

Anonymous said...

My kids love post-it notes. They use them for everything from bookmarks to notes.

denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

JC said...

I like all school supplies, pencil boxes, folders, highlighters, especially sharpies!

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/4662643630 tweet

JC said...

@tcarolinep twitter follower.

JC said...

http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-little-fun-little-learning.html blogged.

JC said...

http://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep?ref=profile Posted on Facebook.

JC said...

http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/ added to my blog roll.

samsakara said...

I love getting pens because mine always seem to disappear. I got a bunch of great deals on school supplies from walmart. They had so many things marked down just before school started.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

tawnda said...

schools are providing less and less supplies... this would really help a lot

mogrill said...

This would be helpful. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Carolyn G said...

Who couldn;t use more school/office supplies? I am an addict and love having a healthy supply in the house.

Carolyn G said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/4668815157

krstrpp said...

I love new office supplies! My favorite find a couple of years ago was the staple puller in the shape of a thick pen. It really works well without tearing the paper. Thanks for the chance to win the Avery supplies! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

mindy said...

my life would not be complete without my sharpie and stickie pads thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Saoder said...

I like to go school supply shopping a little after school starts. They discount them pretty low. and stock up for the next year

Tonya said...

I absolutely love sticky notes. I would be totally lost without them.

jsc123 said...

We buy school supplies in bulk for the year when they are on sale.
We also buy several cases of various supplies to donate to certain charities that help low income and families that have lost their jobs over the last year.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

Carolyn G said...

blogged http://theartofrandomwillynillyness.blogspot.com/2009/10/enter-to-win.html

llinda29 said...

I use a lot of school supplies

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

If you buy supplies with coupons and wait till they are on sale you will save extra!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Jen said...

I always buy school supplies early at Wal-Mart (like as soon as they are on the shelf). If anything isn't on the school supply list I donate it to the school because they prices are so cheap.

footejennifer at hotmail.com

Claire said...

I love nice pens! Smooth ink, not the regular ballpoint kind. :)

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Melanie said...

I love dry erase markers and Elmers glue sticks

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Melanie said...

twitter @kaiasmommy

Melanie said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kaiasmommy/status/4703358421

Sara L. said...

I buy supplies all through the year, so it's not such a blow to wallet come school time!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

chromiumman said...

i love pencils, when school starts and the sales begin, i stock up

Jackee said...

Our favorite item is a pen that has pen ink on sone side and a highlighter on the other. It has a cord on it, fits nicely around your neck. It comes in handy for the kids!
happeejackee at gmail.com

K Anne said...

My favorite school supply has got to be crayons. Nothing like a brand new box of them.

fooks213@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

My favorite school supplies include everything Crayola. They make good stuff.

susitravl said...

I love school supplies. When I was growing up I spent my allowance and babysitting money on pens, pencils, paper, crayons, etc.

susitravl said...

Follow on Twitter - susitravl

http://twitter.com/susitravl/status/4734916931

idahomom said...

I have a bookkeeping business and I hit all the back to school sales and stock up for the year.

terri142 said...

We stock up on school supplies at target and staples late in the summer when they have great sales.

Happi Shopr said...

we buy school supplies in bulk when they are on sale and then "shop" the closet. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

ky2here said...

I love the new midget sharpies. I also prefer to purchase items made from recycled paper.

ky2here said...

Following on twitter as ky2here.

ky2here said...

Here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/4746934410

heaventrees said...

I like highlighters and felt tip art pens. Like most here, I also buy school supplies when they are on sale and stock them away until needed.

Dispatcher_kristy said...

I use highlighters almost every day at work and at school...school supplies are expensive LOL


dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

erma said...

I like highlighters cause you can use them for anything.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Laura said...

I always loved going school shopping! Picking out what notebooks/folders/binders were going to represent YOU this whole year.

laurawins286@yahoo.com

ellie said...

I have a thing for pens. My philosophy is you can never have too many. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

My tip for saving money is to buy school supplies when they go on clearance.

annalene said...

I love Avery, I remember using their products ever since I was doing projects in middle school- they've never let me down! This selection of goodies look really useful, you can never have too many pens or binders!

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

(email address is visible in blogger profile)

annalene said...

following on twitter (woozlewozzle)

annalene said...

added you to my blogroll

http://thewideworldof.blogspot.com/

annalene said...

stumbled the giveaway (user: a1nn)

Marianna said...

I'm obsessed with school supplies - I love markers, highlighters, pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, binders, stickies, post-its - I have entirely too much!

Marianna said...

I follow on twitter @mannabsn

AEKZ2 said...

I'm a huge fan of sticky notes. We save money on school supplies by waiting for them to go on clearance (Target has great deals).

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - When I was little I ALWAYS liked going back to school, and the school supplies were a symbol: the beautiful way the pencils smelled, and the notebooks that had not one single word in them yet!

Jammie said...

I home school my daughter so I wait until they mark down back too school items. I got 50 notebooks for 5 bucks at walmart.

Jammie said...

http://twitter.com/Jammie79/status/4775525190 i tweeted

Jammie said...

I follow on twitter Jammie79

asha.marie said...

My son that is 3 so wants to go to school but he cant yet, so i try and do lots of learning stuff with him at home.

asha.marie@hotmail.com

asha.marie said...

Follower on twitter.
http://twitter.com/ashabutterfly

asha.marie@hotmail.com

dandmrobbins said...

I'm an office supply junkie. I love post its, highlighters, labels, legal pads, sharpies...

asha.marie said...

retweeted this

http://twitter.com/ashabutterfly

asha.marie@hotmail.com

Daniel M said...

my niece and nephew could still use more school supplies - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Egare1 said...

We go through a lot of office supplies! I like sharpies, hubby *loves* index cards - he does all sorts with them!

bargaingirl said...

At our house we use a lot of highlighters and whiteout. My daughter needs a good quality binder that will hold up to everyday abuse. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I like school/office supplies that are functional but still fun or have a cool design to them.

Jinxy and Me said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/4778467216

kakihara said...

With 3 teens things can get expensive--when buying back to school supplies so I poor over the circulars in the newspaper--I have great luck wit Target, Office Depot, Office Max, and Walgreens. Office Depot has great deals- but you have to be there the minute it starts --they go fast.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Janette said...

I love office supplies, and I stock up both during and after the back to school rush, when nearly everything's on sale.
decadent87@gmail.com

Janette said...

following on twitter @jsoldham
decadent87@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The school supplies I like the best are loose leaf notebooks. You can always use notebooks for a variety of topics.

flashlight13114 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lighthouse27 said...

You can save money by getting meat/s at the grocery store on certain days that they havent sold the meat and are reducing it for quick sale so be on the look out for that. Our walmart does this also so check yours out.

lighthousee27{at}gmail.com

Lighthouse27 said...

tweeted, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/4781375496

Lighthouse27 said...

Following you on Twitter (id- litehouse27)

Carol EL said...

We wait until school starts to get school supplies at reduced prices,then we put them in grandkids Christmas stocking. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

Thrifty jinxy twitter follower. jelly15301 -- jelly15301@gmail.com

mom2anutball said...

Great prizes! I had so much fun shopping for school stuff with my daughter this year! It's her first year of school, and we made a day of it!
Thanks for the giveaway!
hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

mom2anutball said...

I follow you on twitter! mom2anutball

hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

mom2anutball said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/4783966946

hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

Linda Russell said...

I got to buy school supplies again for my 4 yr old grandson, as he started preschool this year. He went with me and was so excited picking out the things he needed to 'share' with his class. Thanks for this great contest! lrussel1@rochester.rr.com

Lighthouse27 said...

Tweet, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/4785116766

Lighthouse27 said...

Tweet- http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/4785345439

amyd said...

MY son is 5,he loves glue sticks&crayons!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Pamela S said...

I LOVE fun binders and folders and composition books. They just seem to make writing in them so much more fun! I also love cool pens! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Garner5 said...

I start shopping for school supplies as soon as they go on clearance when school starts so I have the basics already bought for next year.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg. Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway too. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/4789166097
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

metalmomma said...

we go through a lot of sticky notes. there's one stuck on everything with a reminder.

kathy pease said...

our grocery store when you register your grocery saver card with boxtops automatically earns your school points its awesome :)

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4790911651

kathy pease said...

following on twitter klp1965

susan1215 said...

My kids go through a lot of school supplies. I also collect box tops for their school

plhill2000 said...

I usually try to buy my supplies in July when the selection is better. The basics, I wait for sales. I buy extra and then use then as Christmas gifts when the supplies are running out at school.

kngmckellar said...

We buy school supplies when I see sales and stock up. They during the year we have notebooks or pencils if the kids need them.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

kngmckellar said...

http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/4792813912

tweeted
kngmckellar@hotmail.com

kngmckellar said...

follow on twitter as kngmckellar

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

kngmckellar said...

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blogged
kngmckellar@hotmail.com

packerfantimmy said...

We do most of our school supply shopping in the week after all of our local schools start back up. That way everything is getting clearanced and then we get great deals and we just save it all until the following school year. Saves us money every year.
titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

packerfantimmy said...

I follow on twitter-packerfantimmy
titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

angie said...

I like getting new pens...gel pens, all colors. :)


angela67p(at)gmail(dot)com

naynays1 said...

My kids love getting new school supplies its fun to share what they have gotten with their friends.

dhunt said...

nice!

barbara said...

I love Avery products because they always work!

jennem said...

I like new crayons and markers at the start of the school year. All sharp, all the colors are fresh, and they smell good!

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

barbara said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/4796646645

barbara said...

I follow you on twitter - bsw529

barbara said...

I posted this giveaway on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1291965387&share_id=154869305473&comments=1#s154869305473

Sarah Z said...

Now that my daughter is in middle school she has to have lots of post it notes and bunches of binders!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

wantsandwishes said...

A member of our family who was supposed to start college two years ago but was not able to because she was diagnosed with Leukemia was finally able to start this past month. I would really love to win this for her so that she can have these items for her school work.

Nancy S. said...

Avery makes the best office supplies, especially their labels.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/4797804096
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Leslie said...

I buy school supplies, a few at at time, all year long. This saves time and hassle of rushing to buy everything at once and fighting crowds

Donna said...

I need some nice pens and a good 3 ring binder.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I put your link on my blog roll.
http://donna444444.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

I follow you on twitter. (donnak4)
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I try to save money by combining coupons with sales when grocery shopping.

Angela said...

I like to buy all of my school supplies for the year during Back to School sales to save $.
ag1414@hotmal.com

Heather said...

Buy school supplies on the off-season! I saw backpacks yesterday for $5!