School Supplies Shipped To You {And A Giveaway}

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Though it’s only the beginning of July, my mind has started thinking about back to school season. With that comes preparing for a new year with new clothes for the boys and fresh school supplies. I love shopping for the outfits but the school supply shopping is not nearly as fun. I was excited to find out about The Write Stuff, a company that creates school supply kits.

Whoever thought of this idea deserves some gold stars! I love the convenience of these kits because they are designed {by the teachers} specifically for each school and grade level. I liked that the kits included top brands like Crayola, Elmer’s and Mead because they are the same products I would buy for my boys if I was shopping in the store. I also think it’s great that they come in a box with a handle so they are easy to transport the first day of school.

The Write Stuff offers a couple different programs for schools so if you are on the PTA or PTO listen up! If your child’s school has parents willing to volunteer the school can gather the orders and ship them to the school for distribution. Another option for schools is that they can have parents order online and then have orders shipped home or to school. {Our preschool isn’t on the participating school list but so excited to see our grade school on the list!}

If your school doesn’t participate you can still take part in this great program! Some schools’ kits are preloaded on the website for home delivery but if they aren’t parents can shop “a la cart” and build their own kit. The supplies are then shipped to your home. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of shopping those last days of summer you could actually be enjoying them and making some memories with your kids?

Want a chance to win your own sample kit full of school supplies? Thought so!

GIVEAWAY

One person will win a sample school supply kit from The Write Stuff

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Giveaway ends July 13, 2012 at 11:59pm Central Time. US only.

(Disclosure: I received a sample supply kit from The Write Stuff but all thoughts are my own.)

Comments

  1. lauren knott says:

    Get organized and have a planner!

  2. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I check all the sales ads and get everything at the best possible prices! I’ve already bought markers and crayons from the Toys R Us BOGO free sale this week! :)

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  4. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My best tip is to start early and shop when things are on sale! I try to shop for school supplies after school is already in session for a while and stock up for the next year.

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  6. debbie says:

    Before you go shopping,wait to get the teacher’s list. That way you don’t get unnessecary
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  7. Kelly D says:

    My tip is to take the kids out individually to get back to school shopping done. They like the one on one time and it helps you focus on one child at a time.

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  9. Peggy says:

    my best tip for back to school is start now…..I already got a great deal of sneakers for my son

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Leanne M says:

    I always start early. I have been buying back to school clothes for a few weeks now and will hopefully have most of it done by the end of july.

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  13. Marie says:

    I watch for sales and shop for supplies and clothes throughout the summer, so it doesn’t all hit at once! marielay@gmail.com

  14. Nancy says:

    Back to school tip: Assess what you have before you buy new. Buy a high quality, washable backpack that you can use for several years and / or pass down to a brother or sister. For example, our family still uses our daughter’s Lands’ End backpack from middle school – and she’s completed her master’s degree.

  15. Over the summer I become lax with my son’s bedtime routine. I have to make sure that I start to ease him back into it late July, early August.

  16. Lori Thomas says:

    Shop sales & stock up so if notebooks or folders need to be replaced you`ll have more on hand

  17. I buy most things for the following year after the current years stuff goes on clearance (doesn’t work well on clothes I know) but for supplies you could never have enough crayons, folders, paper or spirals.

  18. debbie jackson says:

    my best tip is to shop early with the kids and let them choose debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  19. marthalynnr says:

    My best tip is to shop year-round for school supplies and stock up when they’re cheap. Keep it all organized and it’s easy to do back-to-school shopping from your own stock! marthalynn16 at gmail

  20. marthalynnr says:

    I stumbled this as marthalynn2.
    marthalynn16 at gmail

  21. Soha Molina says:

    my tip is to wait ad collect coupons for back to school supplies.

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  23. Sharon says:

    My tip is to stock up on free back to school items at Walgreens over the summer.

  24. jodi lasher says:

    My best back to school shopping tip is to make sure you have a list of what they exactly need so that you are not buying unused products or over buying. Always look for sales and bargains.. Thanks

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  26. Jennifer Marie says:

    My best back to school tip it to try and buy the supplies early and find some sales!

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  28. Amanda Starr says:

    My tip and what we do is at least a week before school starts we work on our routine; getting up when we would for school, eating at the same times (most of the time you can find out when lunch time will be), bedtime and go over things learned the previous year.

  29. samantha w says:

    this is my sons first year so I’m oping to learn some good tips

  30. Christy says:

    I always liked having a spiral bound notebook that had separators with pockets to use for all of my classes.

  31. Alicia Keen says:

    Start early!

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  33. Jackie says:

    My best tip is to start buying school supplies now. Many of the office supplies stores have sales throughout the summer. Also, let the kids pick out their supplies. They’ll be more excited about using them if they choose them.
    Thanks!

  34. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I alway’s buy early so I don’t have to wait in the long lines with all the people late buying :)

  35. Maryann says:

    Shop all the sales, stock up and use as many coupons as you can

  36. Daisy says:

    My best back to school tip it to wait for the sales and stock up

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  38. Amy S says:

    My best tip is to look for supplies over the summer and stock up.

  39. EMMA L HORTON says:

    ABOUT TWO WEEKS BEFORE SCHOOL ..START MAKING THE KIDS GO TO BED AND GET UP WITH THEIR SCHOOL SCHEDULE

  40. Make lists and buy ahead of time as you find on sale.
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

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  42. Candice Hull says:

    I actually shop a year ahead. I grab the school list for my kids’ next grade level and once school has started and the stores are putting everything 75-90% off, I stock up and store it away.
    Thanks!

  43. My tip is to shop the sales for school supplies. Some of the stores have 10 cent sales!

  44. Jana says:

    My tip is to look for the sales and use coupons.

  45. Crystal F says:

    Wait until you get your teacher want list and then comparison shop for the best price. thank you!

  46. STEPHANIE GREGORY says:

    My best tip is I buy a little bit all year round. Thanks for the chance!

  47. My best tip is to save money on school clothes and shop your local thrift stores.

  48. My best tip is to look around for sales on school supplies, and buy ahead of time if that’s when the items are on sale. Walgreens often has coupons for great prices on supplies

  49. Shaunda Eppes says:

    Stock up on needed items early before they’re almost gone.

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  51. dario says:

    we like to buy a couple things a week even if they are small so we don’t get slammed trying to buy everything at once

  52. shay says:

    Have your back to school lists handt so that you can eatch the sales adds to get the best deals for school.

  53. My best tip is to watch upcoming sales and buy the stuff as it goes on sale a little at a time

  54. tess says:

    make sure you stock up on school supplies for the whole year when the sales are good- and they are about to start
    tcogbill at live dot com

  55. My best tip is to start going to bed early and waking up by alarm starting a week before school starts. Make sure all supplies are together and clothes ready ahead of time. Thanks!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  56. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/222449481780707328
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  57. Janet W. says:

    My best tip is to start early and stock up.

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  59. laura a says:

    I buy supplies early and stock up. Sometimes I have too much, but I’d rather have too much then end up paying full price!

  60. Michelle W says:

    My best tip is to buy in bulk, that way there is never an issue of not having something

  61. Christine M says:

    Get the school list early, and watch the sales. If you need to, you can buy a little at a time if you start early, instead of having to come up with the money for everything the weekend before school starts.

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  63. mommypowers says:

    Start having your child go to bed early about 2 weeks before school starts, so they can get used to going to bed early & waking up early. No more late nights up & sleeping in!!

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  65. tamarsw says:

    collect the goods via sales all year round and stick them in a closet!

  66. shop early and get the good deals.

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  67. Kelly Grant says:

    Hit up the sales early!

  68. Erinn S says:

    Start early! Get a bit at a time!

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  70. Caryn S says:

    Shop the sales year-round so you’re not obligated to ever pay full price

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  71. My best tips.. make sure and shop throughout the year. Lots of school clothes can be purchased at more than 50% off during off seasons. And make sure to pick up school supplies slowly as they are on sale. You’ll have plenty when school starts because of all the competition in prices!

  72. Diane Baum says:

    Check the weekly circular for what stores have the best prices and I start buying school supplies in the summer, whenever they go on sale.

  73. macmomof3 says:

    buy extra supplies while they are on sale because mid year you’ll have to replenish items like paper and pencils.

  74. Brittani says:

    Write all the sales down as you receive them.

  75. Pat says:

    Shop the sales and shop early.

  76. Fiona N says:

    I don’t have the best back-to-school prep tip. I just reuse the school supply as much as I can, also collect all coupons and wait for the good sales!

  77. Fiona N says:

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  78. Ginger b. says:

    Keep a copy of your school supply list in your purse that way you won’t miss any good sales as you are out running errands.

  79. Erica C. says:

    My best tip is to buy supplies far in advance and when there are good sales.

  80. Debbie Wingo says:

    When buying, buy twice as much as you need. Then when they go back to school in January, You will have fresh supplies with out going to the store. This way you are able to get the best possible prices. Don’t forget to buy up poster board! It never fails your child will need a piece at 8pm for the next day!!!

  81. Sonya says:

    I watch the sales all summer and stock up on things crazy cheap! That way when the teacher needs more crayons or pencils midway through the year I already have them.

  82. Ellie W says:

    I try to shop off season when school supplies are on clearance, for the next year.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  83. SAHM in KY says:

    Shopping early is my best tip as well as buying all year when you see it on sale!
    callee2005(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. Mommy G says:

    Always buy enough school supplies in July for the entire year. You don’t want to be stuck getting folders or something in December when they are triple the price!

  86. Jill L says:

    I buy ahead of time. A lot of time I buy the year before after things for on clearance. Also make sure I know when the back to school sales start so I can hit them for anything else I might need.

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  88. Cristen C. says:

    Get the kids excited for back-to-school time by going school supply shopping. Getting a new backpack helps, too.

  89. Suzie Williams says:

    Stock up during sales to have enough for the whole year.

  90. Sarah Parisi says:

    Have a good planner/organizer & be prepared!

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  92. Chelesa Sims says:

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  93. Anna says:

    My best tip is to start early purchasing everything you need. Have a running list at home and write down everything you need and check off as you get it.

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  95. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Do not wait until the last minute like everyone else, beat the crowds and do it early.

  96. Sheila A says:

    my best tip is, if able, get the supply list at the end of the previous year, that way throughout the summer when you find a great deal you can purchase what you need!

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  98. Jamie K says:

    My best tip is to get your kids back into a routine a couple of weeks before school starts. This will help the adjustment be much easier

  99. Glenna F says:

    My tip is to start to prepare early, start gathering supplies a month or two prior and start getting the kids back into the habbit of waking up early at least a week prior.

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  102. 1955nurse says:

    Start early & buy the things you KNOW they’ll need, & try to break-up the purchases over time so that it won’t be a killer right when school starts. (Because there’s ALWAYS stuff you find out you have to buy right @ the end!) And use lay-away (for clothes & stuff) whenever possible!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

  103. 1955nurse says:

    I shared this (HollyCunningham) on Google+ ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

  104. amanda whitley says:

    i buy year round when i find things cheap .

  105. Liza says:

    i wiat for teachers letters to get what they need

  106. I grab backpacks on clearance at the end of school supply season and save them for the next year!

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  109. Diana Hatch says:

    Look for sales on school supplies all hear long

  110. mary j says:

    I buy school supplies on clearance for the next year.Target marks down really well after the back to school rush.

  111. kamilah says:

    I start a couple weeks before sending them to bed earlier and waking them up earlier.

  112. Heather R says:

    I always try to stock up on basic items when they get clearanced the previous year.

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  114. Sue Hull says:

    My best tip is go to Walmart in August and get everything you need for really cheap.Even cheaper than the Dollar Store. I used to take my daughter and get lots of glue,notebooks,pencils,etc. Then we would buy a lof extras and get a back pack for a girl or boy and fill it up and take it to the homeless shelter for women and children to give to them.

  115. Sue Hull says:

    I shared this giveaway Google+
    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Sue Hull

  116. amyd29 says:

    i shop most of the year so it is less crazy when it starts!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  117. Lisa L says:

    My tip is to set their alarm clocks 5 mins earlier each day to help them wake up easier by the time school starts!

  118. tylerpants says:

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  119. laura588 says:

    My best tip is to first look around your children’s rooms and even their backpacks. I always do this before shopping as there are supplies isn these places that they had left from the previous year. It really helps the budget as I only have to buy what they may not already have.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  120. laura588 says:

    I always check their backpsacks from the last year as well as their rooms to see if there are any supplies they can use this year. I thien buy what is left of their lists.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  121. laura588 says:

    I shared on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  122. melt003 says:

    My tip is to use what you have at home and go through your kids supply box that they bring home at the end of the school year. If its still in good and working condition, no need to buy another and then make a list of what you need to buy. I also keep an eye out for the ads and check them out online too. And buy early. Don’t wait til the week before school, because selection will be scarce!

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  124. Twingl Mommy says:

    My best tip is to wait until you get your child’s list from the teacher. You can call the school during the summer and get it early. That way you buy exactly what you need and no money is wasted. There are sales all the time.

  125. Kathy S says:

    Shop early before all the good deals are over.

  126. Leslie S. says:

    As a home schooling parent of 4,I can say my best tip is to over buy supplies now.get them while on sale as the normal prices will kill the pocketbook.Thanks
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  127. Rachel Pride says:

    Start stocking up on school supplies while they are on sale, don’t wait until the last minute!

  128. susansmoaks says:

    start preparing early to make it easier

  129. buy lirrle by little all year long while it is cheaper and set it aside.

  130. Donna George says:

    My best summer tip is, if you are a teacher, many of the office places (Staples, Office Depot, etc) will ignore limits and let you stock up!

  131. Donna George says:

    Shared on facebook – Donna George

  132. Kirsten says:

    This is my first year needed to worry about supplies… I carry the list on my phone, and when I see good deals, I pick them up. Hope it’s a good tactic.

  133. Gianna says:

    Stock up during sales for the whole year.

  134. Jennifer Reed says:

    I buy supplies as soon as I see them on sale, usually late July to avoid the crowds later on.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  135. Tabitha Pyle says:

    best tip is do do you back to school shopping early and pick up extra supplies.

  136. Jessica Davis says:

    Stock up on after school clearance for the next year!

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  138. Patrice says:

    Start shopping well before school starts!

  139. jeannine s says:

    Mine is to stock up during the year when you find clearance and really good deals. You will not have to be running around before school starts looking for items.

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  141. Jules says:

    Get the school supplies early

  142. Corey Olomon says:

    If possible go without the kids, it will go much quicker and be easier to stay in budget.

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  144. SANDY says:

    uy when its on sale, buy enough for school science, new semester and next summer and then to donate- big difference between 10cent pad of paper now and 2.00 in Nov- store in clear bin

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