This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to our lucky winners!
Back to school season is in full swing, with kids all across the country learning new routines, meeting new friends, and finding their evenings full of homework.
We have some terrific prize packages put together with students in mind and their long-suffering moms! You’re welcome to enter 1, 2, or all 3 giveaways.
Giveaway #1: For the student, a desk, backpack, and more
Every educational expert recommends that students have their own study space at home. A lot of families, though, don’t have the space or the money to provide a separate desk for kids. Overstock has donated something really special for some lucky kid, a Mobile Ergonomic Computer Desk!
This desk can be tucked into any corner of the house and with its heavy duty steel legs and space saving design, it will look great anywhere it ends up! Kids will love working at this comfortable desk, designed and sized just for them.
While you’re checking out all the details of this desk, take a look at what else Overstock might have for back-to-school kids in the Overstock PBS Kid Zone, especially the School Essentials shop. This area was created in partnership with PBS and a portion of all those sales goes toward helping support PBS Kids.
Flying Circle is a small, family owned business, based in Texas. They are donating a camo print backpack, roomy enough to hold all school necessities with its spacious interior and inner and outer pockets. It’s sturdy enough to last all school year and comes in 3 different camo prints.
I have their Presidio bag, and it’s pretty awesome — a great size for teens and women.Watch for my review later this month.
Flying Circle is offering an exclusive 20% discount to Survival Mom readers on all their products. Use coupon code SURVIVALMOM20 through September 30.
The Little Sun Solar Lamp from one of my favorite sponsors, Earth Easy, is just the thing for a youngster to hang on a bedpost or keep in a bedside table. Once charged, it’s a great way to light up a dark night. Send it with your child to slumber parties or overnights at grandma’s house. The LED lamp can be worn around the neck or hung from a tree branch, tent pole, or anywhere else you need light.
Finally, how about something educational? Too many schools no longer teach the fundamentals of our U.S. Constitution. Author and Survival Mom contributor, Liz Long, is donating a copy of The Constitution: It’s the OS for the US. Liz uses comparisons familiar to kids to explain the Constitution and how our government is supposed to operate.
Second prize set — “My lunch is too cute to eat!”
Just as cute as that Little Sun Solar Lamp, heck, maybe even cuter, is this Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies Bag from Pish Posh Baby. The lunch bags come in an assortment of designs from a darling cat to a ladybug, butterfly, and this darling hedgehog!
These lunch bags are roomy with insulated, wipe-clean interiors, so that messes can be easily cleaned up. An inside mesh pocket can hold a note from home, cash, an ice pack, or utensils. These are adorable!
Tuck inside that darling lunchbox this fun set, from the great people at ReUseIt.com, who generously put together products to make mealtime fun for kids and easy to clean up, for busy moms. Their products are practical, durable and designed with the goal of making our planet a nicer place to live by reducing the amount of trash we all produce.
Their Reusable Juice Box is just right for the mom who, long ago, recognized the dangers of sugary, high-calorie, low-nutrition commercial fruit juice. My kids went through a fruit juice stage in their early years, and it was our dentist who warned me against using fruit juice on a regular basis. With the Reusable Juice Box, you can select healthy options that don’t contain high fructose corn syrup (nearly always GMO) and other undesirable ingredients. The juice box fits into any lunchbox and is made of Tritan, a nearly indestructible, chemical-free product.
Two more handy products round out the trio from ReUseIt: Fred and Friends Kids Chopsticks and a 4-piece RUSSBE Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags. Both products will help you put together a lunch all the other kids at school will envy! Those Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags come in a variety of colors and designs and are leak-resistant with gusseted bottoms. They’d be a handy addition to your camping and hiking gear bag.
On mornings when the cupboards are nearly bare, this extra special lunch set will more than make up for that PB&J!
A THIRD giveaway just for mom!
Head out the door to the gym, job, or farmer’s market looking not only smart, but stylish with a Boost Solar Backpack from BirkSun. For the longest time I was skeptical of these backpacks, but now that I always carry a small solar battery charger with me, I can appreciate the convenience of having a charger already built in to the backpack you carry every day.
The Boost backpack is conveniently sized to hold just about everything you need and its solar charger can charge a smartphone or other small electronic devices. Roughly, 5 hours of sunlight can charge the battery pack, which in turn is enough energy to fully charge a smartphone.
I’ve owned a BirkSun backpack myself and can attest to the quality of the brand.
Mom, I hate to bring this up, but when the kids are in the backseat, do you always know what they’re doing? Are they kicking the seat in front of them? Does the back of that seat have little footprints and plenty of smudges? Well, this Kickmat from Prince Lionheart will protect the back of that seat, so when get ready to sell that minivan or SUV, you won’t have to hurriedly get the front seats cleaned or buy an expensive seat cover!
(Can you tell I’ve been there, done that?)
Along with the Kickmat, we’re including a Back Seat Organizer, also from Prince Lionheart. This handy organizer holds small water bottles and has multiple niches for books, toys, crayons, and just about any other necessity you can think of. This organizer will not only keep those items handy for little hands, but will help parents and grandparents maintain a bit of order in their vehicles!
How well I remember the days when packing to run a few errands was only slightly less complicated than packing for a week at the beach!
Speaking of packing, moms, how many times are you out running errands, hitting the gym or going out for a walk and you wish you had thought to pack something to eat? I do that ALL the time and then have to resist the urge to go through a drive-through that I know will serve up the type of food I’d rather not eat.
Well, you have got to check out this very, very cool Hero Bento Box from ReUseIt.com. Its compartments will keep all your snack and meal items separate from each other. It has 3 compartments and then 2 additional Dipper Food Containers, just right for some hummus or, dare I say, marshmallow/cream cheese dip?
Whatever you choose to pack in your Hero Bento Box, the food will be kept fresh in a BPA free environment that is both microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe.
All 3 giveaways run for 5 days beginning Friday, September 12, and end at 4 p.m. on September 17. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email. They must respond within 48 hours or the prize package will be forfeited and another winner selected. Good luck!
You can thank me later!
Now, here are the entry forms! There are 3 of them this time, so don’t overlook any!
Back-to-School student giveaway
“My Lunch is Too Cute to Eat!” giveaway
Just for mom giveaway
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