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Back to School with Staples — $60 backpack giveaway!

August 20, 2013 by  

staples back to school backpack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest is now over. Thank you for all who entered!! The winner has been notified via email. Have a great school year!! –steph

Thank you to Staples for providing a backpack for me to review  (and for my daughter to keep), and for providing another backpack for a reader give away. Your generosity is appreciated.

It’s back-to-school frenzy season. I have a bit more time with my kids before they head back — our district isn’t beginning until after Labor Day this year. In fact we JUST got the supply list this past week and I was startled when I checked around that the local stores were already picked clean and were gearing up for Halloween!!

wowsers.

I don’t host very many reviews or giveaways on this site, and opt to keep them on the review page, but wanted to make sure that you don’t miss out on this cool offer.

I’ve got a seventh grader this year.

A VERY PICKY SEVENTH GRADER. (said with love, lots and lots and lots of love. I was picky in seventh grade, too.)

Her chosen backpack last year didn’t hold up to being jammed into a locker and kicked around after school during soccer practice. The bottom seam ripped and I ended up securing it with duct tape in April.

super classy.

The backpack that Staples sent over? It’s wonderful. It’s terribly durable (it’s made by SwissGear, the founders of the Swiss Army Knife) and meets the seventh-grader-it needs-to-look-cool-but-not-too-cool-like-I’m-trying-to-look-cool-test.

I like that there’s a padded pocket in it for future laptop use, and I like that since we don’t have a laptop for her, she can stuff an extra binder into that slot. The straps are nicely padded and don’t dig into her shoulders even when it’s weighed down.

back of backpack

There are a few “secret” compartments, which is quite helpful since she just got braces and needs to carry around dental supplies.

I think you’ll really dig this backpack — it looks like it will hold up for a very long time; I’m impressed.

inside backpack

  Staples has got pretty much anything you might possibly need for back-to-school supplies, and

would like to offer a backpack for the student in your home. One lucky winner will receive a brand new backpack of their choosing — up to a $60 value.

You can choose the one I chose, the SwissGear, or any others from this list, up to $60.

To enter this contest, simply leave a comment below with a valid email address in the email line. I’ll randomly choose a winner in a week — so this contest will end on Tuesday, August 27th at 5pm pacific time.

I’d also like to throw in a copy of my Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life book for the lucky winner since it follows the school calendar. This is it! This is the year you’re going to get organized! :-)

good luck to all!

this will be the best school year, ever. I promise!

 

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154 Responses to “Back to School with Staples — $60 backpack giveaway!”

  1. Theresa J on August 26th, 2013 1:20 pm
    151

    A good backpack is realy hard to find so I glad your daughter has a good one

  2. Michele P on August 26th, 2013 10:53 pm
    152

    that looks like a great backpack! My daughter had one of those wheeled backpacks the last few years, but now as she is going to jr. high and is too cool for those she has decided that she needs a new regular backpack… one that she can put into her locker without it falling apart like your daughter’s did before the end of the school year. I still haven’t gotten around to getting her the kind of backpack she likes, so it looks like she will start school in a very uncool way. :( Enjoyed reading your review!

  3. Tanya McFarlane on August 27th, 2013 6:56 am
    153

    Wow…great giveaway

  4. Michelle on August 27th, 2013 1:48 pm
    154

    My son would love this!