August is Here! Back to School Giveaway for 2017

Can you believe August is here? Let’s kick off the last month before fall 2017 right with a back to school giveaway! Enter at the bottom of this post to win $50 of school supplies!

The Quick Details:

We are giving away $50 worth of school supplies (exact items pictured) . If your child is a fan of the Minions, they will particularly love the Minions backpack and a few other items from the movie that we found. There are a number of ways to enter (U.S. Residents only) – complete them via the giveaway widget below. Entries will close at 11:59 PM EST on August 15, 2017. We will contact the winner (chosen automagically by the giveaway widget) on August 16th. Terms and conditions apply – see widget below for details.

The Longer Version:

This year has flown by, hasn’t it? It seems like just a few days ago that we were sitting down at the Thanksgiving dinner table for turkey, stuffing and football. We have had a pretty busy spring and summer – We can’t believe it is August 1st already. September will be here in the blink of an eye!

We bought our first Halloween candy of the year on Sunday and we’re excited about this fall. We’re excited about all of the things that we normally do – fall festivals and pumpkin patches and a Halloween party, of course. But this is also the fifth year that we’ve been running Funtober. We expect the website will be more popular this year than it ever has before.

In past years, we’ve had a pretty hard and fast rule that we start Funtober activities on September 1st. But we decided this year that we were willing to make a few exceptions for the people that truly love fall so that we can share our excitement with you. One of those formerly fall (and now summer) activities was Back to School shopping.

We went to Target on Sunday and shopped the back to school section. We were definitely early – since there were no crowds – but we were not the only people buying school supplies. We set a $50 budget for the giveaway and we ended up breaking it – by four cents.

Here are the 25 (I think that count is right) items that we are giving away:

1 Accessory Innovations child’s minion backpack and yellow stocking hat.
1 small “minion life” bag with handles
1 canister of 80 ct. Lysol wipes
1 pack of (2) pink erasers
1 Minion pencil case
1 wooden ruler
1 box of 160 Kleenex
1 pack of 24 Crayola crayons
1 pack of yellow post-it notes
4 composition notebooks
1 box 24 ct #2 pencils
2 packs (100 ct each) ruled index cards
1 box crayola colored pencils (12 ct)
1 blunt tip 5″safety scissors from Fiskar’s
1 pack (of 4) Sharpie highlighters
1 roll/dispenser of scotch tape
1 pack of construction paper (96 sheets, multi-color)
1 pack wide-ruled filler paper (100 sheets)
1 wide ruled single subject “I Didn’t Do It” Minions notebook
1 pack (5) Elmer’s Glue Sticks
1 Pencil Sharpener

We had some pretty fierce debates concerning the appropriate items to include. We hope you enjoy our back-to-school giveaway for 2017. Enter below:

August is Here! Back to School Giveaway

We’ll have another giveway when this one is over – So check back soon!

Good luck everyone!

Congratulations to Kelly Z. from Oregon – the winner of this giveaway. Visit our next giveaway at

192 thoughts on “August is Here! Back to School Giveaway for 2017

  1. Gina Ferrell says:

    I’m looking forward to fall because I love the change of the weather, the color of the leaves Halloween and Thanksgiving and I also love wearing my jeans and sweaters.

  2. Eloise Carlson says:

    I am looking forward to fall this year because I love watching my kids play soccer, I love the cooler weather, and Halloween! Thanks so very much for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  3. Annmarie W. says:

    I’m looking forward to fall because my oldest is starting college! She’s so excited & she’s so ready!

  4. kim hearn says:

    Thanks so much for the chance, its been a hard years!! Hey maybe I will get lucky cause you are picking on my brithday!!

  5. Darla Peduzzi says:

    I love the cool weather, pumpkin patches and picking apples, just to name a few favorite things about Fall!

  6. Marie cole says:

    This would be awesome to win. Daughter is starting kindergarten. This would help a lot! Good luck to everyone, and thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Shawna says:

    I’m looking forward to the cooler temps as it’s been a very hot summer. I’m also looking forward to going to Apple Hill and picking apples this Fall!

  8. lisa BLUMENSTEIN says:

    I can’t believe its time for school again. The summer went too fast. But help with supplies is huge help to our budget.

  9. LorettaLynn says:

    I’m looking forward to going to our favorite lake and spending time together πŸ™‚ the kids have a blast and my husband and I do to.

  10. Lorraine millan says:

    My son and I we both love fall because is chilli outside and I love the tree when it changes colors.

  11. jacqueline ising says:

    i look forward to
    the fall for many reasons !!! The leaves on the color beautifully change , the weather is not so hot & i begin to think of the holidays (xmas/thanksgiving) πŸ™‚

  12. Kassey Lewis says:

    I’m looking forward to the cooler weather (hoodie weather) also the amazing smells/colors that come with fall. And of course the kids going back to school! πŸ˜‚

  13. Tabbatha says:

    This is an awesome giveaway, I am ready for fall, the trees change colors it looks so beautiful outside in the fall, however with that being said, I will also miss the warm weather it seems like everything is going by so fast.

  14. SashaC says:

    I look forward to fall because it’s FOOTBALL season! I also love taking my LO to all the cool fall festivals and apple picking. Plus, I enjoy the tastes of fall, as well. I can’t wait!

  15. Darcy Koch says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the smell of the air. I also love viewing the changing of the leaves.

  16. Neva Johnson says:

    With 13 grand children it seems so overwhelming for the parents (my children) to provide the most basic needs for back-to-school. The grandchildren know that this grandmother (OHMA) enjoys having the opportunity to spend one day with each child to shop for one set of new school clothes. It is possible for me to provide one new set of school clothing as long as I save from the start of the New Year and through the summer break. I encourage the grand children to help me with any household chore or yard work so they have a little extra for new shoes or special school supplies they each have had their heart set on. The new set of clothing lightens the anticipation of returning to school and they carry a sense of pride through the school day. The list of supplies seems to have grown and filling those needs is overwhelming for us all. To receive a gift giveaway as significant as these “back-to-school supplies” would especially be appreciated by either of my grand children, but a particular blessing for my sixteen year old grand daughter who begins her Freshman Year as a High School Student who dreams of a college career in New York.

  17. Michelle Hill says:

    I look forward to Fall every year because of the cooler weather, bonfires, the smell of the fallen leaves, and no pulling weeds.

  18. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I love fall colors, the grandkids can’t wait for fall sports and we all get into the fall holidays

  19. JESSI HOUSEL says:

    My oldest is starting kindergarten this year! She is so excited (me not so much, I’M hiding it but I will miss her terribly!) Thanks for the chance

  20. Rose Reeder says:

    I don’t care for fall as winter comes next but the good thing is no more mowing and yard work.

  21. Melina pereyra says:

    Halloween! My kids loves to dress up and now we have a 1 year old that knows how to walk… So we cant wait to see him to rock his costume 😍😁

  22. James Robert says:

    I am not excited knowing winter is then after but I do love the colors of the leaves in the fall The kids love gathering and jumping in them

  23. Megan Allen says:

    Fall is probably my favorite season!! I’m looking forward to fall because I love the weather, love seeing my kids dress up for Halloween, and Mother Nature is just beautiful!! There is a highway here in Kentucky that we can drive about 30 minutes and see the most beautiful trees & leaves during the fall months! Thank you for this amazing chance to win! The lucky winner is going to be so happy!!

  24. Tamara83 says:

    I Love the changing of the weather, the crispness in the air. Sweaters and scarfs, leaving changing colors, and the holidays will soon be here.

  25. Amanda F says:

    It’s been really cool here in East Tennessee of the mornings. It’s making me long for homemade apple cider and a pumpkin roll!!

  26. Frankie Pinnix says:

    This fall, I’m looking forward to cooler weather, gorgeous colorful leaves, tailgating and football 🏈 games, backyard πŸ”₯ firepit while making s’mores ❣️

  27. Suzanne H says:

    This would be great to win as I would give to neighbor child as he has nothing for school yet as his parents do not have jobs

  28. Pam Flynn says:

    Fall is a fresh start with cooler weather, beautiful leaves, & a time to look forward to family times together.

  29. Janene Gutierrez says:

    I’m looking forward to cooler weather and pumpkin spice flavored goodies πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸŽƒ

  30. Amie Weir says:

    This prize would be so awesome as my husband’s job position has been changed and the income has been reduced by third and back to school is really hitting us hard this year.

  31. Monica Morgan says:

    I think this is so cool. My daughter really loves sponge bob. I wish everyone good luck. Because I know I can really use this for my kids.

  32. Dawn Monzu says:

    I’m looking forward to Fall because it is my FAV season of all. I love wearing sweatshirts and jeans, and I love going for a brisk walk in the early morning. I love watching the leaves change colors. Love everything about Fall!!! God bless everyone!

  33. Maria Carlin says:

    Wow, I’m loving the excitement. I would love to win this awesome giveaway for my son. He’s obsessed with minions.

  34. Wendy Sebastian says:

    I am looking forward to fall for back-to-school, falling leaves, hot tea, HALLOWEEN & great sleeping weather!

  35. Rachael Cowell says:

    I’m really looking forward to getting back on my regular schedule and getting to hang out with my friends every day!

  36. Jenni Sewell says:

    I’m looking forward to fall because it’s my favorite season, my oldest daughter will be starting 3rd grade & is excited about it, my youngest daughter is at the age to enjoy all the fun fall activities, and we will be completing our family with a little boy!

  37. veronica s says:

    my favorite things about fall is back to school and halloween!!

    thanks for the opportunity!
    my kids would love to win this giveaway!!
    got my fingers crossed!! πŸ™‚

  38. Angela Hendricks says:

    I’m looking forward to Fall because of cooler weather, kids go to school, and pumpkin flavored every thing!!!

  39. debra dubois says:

    I love fall we love to play in the leaves and have fun nature walks enjoying all the beautiful colors it is just a perfect time of year to explore the great outdoors.

  40. Samantha says:

    This will be the first year my daughter gets to do all the fall activities by herself, like picking a pumpkin and going for hay rides!

  41. Angela Kern says:

    I love fall. I love the cool crisp weather. Turning off the AC! And I love the months leading up to Christmas!!!!

  42. Nichole Cherico says:

    I hope i did this right, entering the contest that is. This would be amazing if my kids were able to win this..

  43. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I am looking forward fall this year because of the much cooler temperatures and pumpkin everything.

  44. Shakilah says:

    Thank for the opportunity to win. I am looking forward to cool weather, Halloween fun and my birthday. This win would be awesome for my daughter!

  45. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am looking forward to seeing a brand new classroom filled with eager faces. I love being a teacher!

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