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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
It’s time to hit the books! That’s right, school is in session! Whether your kid is starting preschool or middle school, showing up prepared is always in style.
To kick off the new school year and save you some cash, BIC® is giving three (3) lucky winners a chance to receive his or her own BIC® backpack filled with fifteen BIC® school supplies–each prize has a total value of $50.
To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day on August 25. Be sure to check back on August 26 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. We’ve also posted all the Official Rules. Goody luck!
Congrats to our three winners: Lisa Ahlstedt, Bonnie Leigh and Janelle Klosterman! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize.
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Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Here it is – September. Somehow summer is already over, and it feels like an angry person snatched my beach bag and replaced it with a nearly 2-page back to school list. It all happened so fast, I can barely remember back-to-school shopping despite the extra room in my pockets and my daughter’s ceaseless micromanaging. She insisted on holding the list while we shopped to ensure that her supplies made her stand out. Her folders had to have puppies on them, her glue needed to be Elmer’s and her stapler wouldn’t suffice unless it was bedazzled. Seriously. Let’s not even get into the clothes and hair accessories.
When I gave it a little thought, I had to agree that I wasn’t just sending any kid back to school. And neither are you. We’re sending small super star individuals to school, and they deserve to show their personal flair. So in the spirit of unique and creative kids, we’re giving away the one back-to-school supply/accessory that all kids use to showcase their individuality (unlike a bedazzled stapler). A SuperMe backpack!
SuperMe’s superhero inspired backpacks are made to encourage freedom of thought and expression. This week, two lucky winners will win a SuperMe hoodie backpack, a messenger bag, three patches (to further customize the bags) and one eye mask (because every superhero needs an eye mask).
Leave up to one comment a day between today and Wednesday, September 11th for your chance to win!
Here are the official rules. Goody luck!
Congratulations to our winners Joey Sugar and Alvina Castro!
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Monday, July 29th, 2013
Looking for a quick, easy way to do all of the kids’ back-to-school shopping? Stock up on gear, satisfy their style needs, and stick to your budget at Shop Parents, where currently you can snag these and other school supplies at up to 40 percent off.
• Make students a class act with a carry all like the Ariel Personalizable backpack or the Rolling Backpack Robot.
• Prepare them for their first days with Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School.
• Keep their meals nutritious and delicious with Wildkin’s insulated Olive lunch box, which has a special compartment for a cool drink or ice pack.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Kelty Transit 3.0
When your baby is new, you can’t imagine wearing him anywhere but right in front of you. As he gets older, though, you warm to the idea of letting him ride on your back, so you can have your hands totally free.
I know that in some parts of the country, baby backpacks are really common. If you live where it’s easy to hike or hard to get around fast with a stroller, a backpack makes a lot of sense. I live in Brooklyn, so my backpack didn’t get as much use…and yet, when I did break it out, I loved it.
baby on board!
Here’s a picture of Joe riding along while I shop for plants at the Botanic Garden!
Every year, the folks from Kelty come to the offices to show me their cool baby backpacks. The one pictured up top is their Transit 3.0. Get this: It’s got a sun/rain hood, a pocket for your water bottle at the waist, a changing pad, and cushy straps. It’s also amazingly adjustable to the length of a person’s torso, so if Mom and Dad are different heights, changing the size is no problem. You can put a child as heavy as 40 pounds in the thing. I look at it and fantasize about running all over town with a baby strapped to my back, no stroller to fold and no baby legs smacking the top of my thighs.
This year I didn’t let my Kelty contact leave with the backpack. I asked if we could give it away, since it’s worth $199 and surely should belong to some American Baby reader! So, leave a comment here, between 5pm on March 8th and the end of the day on March 14th, and the lucky winner could be you. You can post once a day. Read the full rules here. Goody luck!
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