and Back-to-School Contest!

Lunchbox Builder

Back-to-School time has always been a big yearly milestone around my house. When I was kid I couldn’t wait to go get my school supplies. Coloured pencils, cute erasers, crayons. Crisp new notebooks and colourful binders. A new lunchbox. My favourite lunchbox ever was my Wonder Woman lunchbox with matching thermos.

Over the years even when I wasn’t in school myself and I didn’t have school aged kids I still saw September as a new start to my year. Summer was over and it was time to set new goals for the year.

I was so excited when I learned that Motts, Smuckers, and Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish have launched the Lunchbox Builder, a fun tool, where users can design their own lunchbox, add it to the gallery of lunchboxes, and view and rate other people’s lunchboxes. You can even print out and make your “lunchbox” to decorate your room!
Users who design a lunchbox are entered to win a lunch-inspired prize pack worth $150!

Walmart, Smucker’s, Motts and Pepridgefarm Gold Fish, have given me the opportunity to give away the same $150 lunch-inspired prize pack to one lucky Frugal Family Life Blog reader!

Back-to-School Giveaway!The prize pack includes an iPod Shuffle, an insulated lunchbox, an assorted pack of Sharpie pens, Crayola colored Pencils, a Smuckers Uncrustables sandwich container, a Logitech Optical Mouse, a Smuckers belt pack, combination lock, a Motts Reusable Shopping Bag, a squeezable Smuckers strawberry, scented pencils, a Walmart Gift Card, and a pedometer.

How to Enter:

You must be a Frugal Family Life/Frugalous Newsletter subscriber (enter your Name and Email below) and you must comment on this post telling me what you or your kids look forward to most about Back-to-School shopping.

Extra Entry (worth 1 entry): Tweet about this giveaway and leave an additional comment linking to your tweet (how to link directly to a tweet).

Extra Entry (worth 1 entry): Write a blog post on your own blog about this giveaway and leave an additional comment linking to your post.

Extra Entry (worth 1 entry): Link to this giveaway on Facebook and leave an additional comment linking to your Facebook post.

Contest ends August 28, 2009 at 11:59pm est.

Contest is open to residents of Canada and the USA.

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  1. annetted says

    I subscribe! Today is the first day of school for my sons and I'll have to say that they were not really looking forward to starting back to school. Having said that, I think that they do like to shop for school supplies. There is something about a fresh box of crayons or a new back pack that makes you feel a little better about going back to school.

  2. tarasteele7 says

    My son is just in preschool but he loved picking out his crayons and markers because he loves to color!!!

  3. traymona says

    The clothes shopping and choosing what to wear the first day of school is most fun for my little clothes-horse, Liz.

  4. anneyounger says

    I am a subscriber and my favorite thing about back to school shopping is stocking up on art supplies at a low cost!

  5. mommanonna27 says

    What I look forward to when school shopping is that is the time of year that my daughter decides to express herself differently from the previous year. Interesting sometimes to see what style she will go with at the beginning of each new school year!

  6. cwaltz says

    My older kids look forward to clothes shopping and the chance to sock away some extra money. My younger two are excited about the supplies like colored pencils and folders.

  7. says

    We home school,and my kids are excited about doing the worksheets we print out(I know strange right?)Contest only email is tmw1223 at gmail dot com.I just subscribed using my personal email,blsdmmm1 at aol dot com

  8. gogreennow says

    Back-to-school shopping time is a busy, chaotic time for parents and kids alike, but it's fun to see the excitement that comes with looking for new outfits and various gadgets and school supplies.