Monday, July 15, 2013

Win $1000 in Back to School Blast! (Open to WW) Ends: 08.15.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is super excited to bring the readers this Back to School Blast along with some amazing bloggers! The school bells will be ringing again before we know it, so why not start getting prepared now! Below I have provided some cool tips to help you on your way, but this $1000 Visa Gift Card will help even more if you're the big winner. Every year it seems like the school supplies and equipment, needed, gets more expensive so this should help a lot. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter entry form provided below. Please make sure to complete a task BEFORE pressing the Enter buttons. All entries besides the required ones are optional, but the more you do, the more chances you will have. This giveaway ends August 15th at 11:59pm. Open Worldwide to ages 18 years old and UP. **If the winner resides outside of the US, they will receive Paypal cash.

Welcome to the Back to School Blast!

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Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.

1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.

2. Start Saving Early - As your child moves through their grade levels, it can be increasingly expensive to have the money on-hand to buy last minute sporting gear, for field trip expenses, and additional classroom necessities from particular teachers. Creating a budget for yourself early, during the summer, can ease the worry when having to make last minute purchases along with the usual supplies requested.

3. Buy in Bulk - During the school year, your child will need many pencils, pens, notebook paper, and other supplies that they use often. Why not shop at stores like COSCO and Sam's Club to buy those supplies that your child will run out of pretty much weekly or monthly. Save yourself the trip to the store and the last minute surprises.

4. Thrift Shops - I know, many children these days want the name brand clothing and shoes, but from many stars and even fabulous models, we know that consignment shops are IN. They have styles that not everyone will have, the clothes are at affordable prices, you can mix and match colors and fabrics to create really edgy styles for your child. Some clothing and shoes in thrift shops still have the tags on them.

The Prize

One (1) lucky winner will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card!

How To Enter

 To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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