Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School Shopping Guide for August 22, 2014

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Lands' End (School Uniforms)
French Toast (Shop Online)
Cookies (Shop Online)
Children's Place
Children's Wear Outlet

Crazy 8's
Schoolbelles August Sale (Shop online)
  • 20% off all shoes
  • 25% off Backpacks and Lunchbags
  • Buy More and Save More. Buy 3 pants & save $3-7, Buy 4 shirts and save $3-5, or Buy 5 socks & 6th is Free!

Various Shoe Stores
This information is shared for informational purposes only. Please verify details of any offer mentioned here directly with the retailers.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza (Ends 9/2)

Welcome to the
Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!
One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students.
Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit: I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99)
The Details on the Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway:
  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
  • Open to residents in the continental US, 18 years or older.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Winner will have 24 Hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen via
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment.
If you agree to the above terms, then enter using the Giveaway Form below. Good Luck!!

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This blog did not receive compensation and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post may contain affiliate links. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of Failing Perfect ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Failing Perfect is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, andor any other social media. Please contact with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
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School Uniforms in the News - Early August 2014

Below are articles that feature school uniforms from all over the world! They are complied from my twitter stream. Follow me at @NavyPlaid to get updates on these types of headlines as they are published.

Back to School Headlines:

Assistance Efforts:

US School Boards Discuss School Uniforms:

International News:

Industry News:

  • Edu dept directs govt schools to procure winter uniform before Oct 15 - via Hindustan Times

(photo used with permission from Microsoft Press)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

School Supply Stock Up Giveaway - Staples $25 Gift Card (Ends 8/31)

School Supply Stock Up Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Staples

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Swanky POV and Failing Perfect

Back to School is upon us all and that means buying school supplies in bulk like crayons, markers, notebooks, glue and more! Staples can help you #MakeMoreHappen with your budget and want to help kick start the shopping by giving you $25! Krista over at Savory Savings received an assortment of the fun school supplies offered at Staples and shared her thoughts in this Staples review!

How would you like to win a $25 gift card from Staples? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. If you have won a Staples giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from August 17 through August 31, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!


Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back to School Advice from WyzAnt

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Thanks for Supporting Uniform Mom is a website that lists thousands of tutors and private instructors in all academic subjects, musical instruments, foreign languages, computers, etc. Students come to WyzAnt to find local tutors by searching the listings, reviewing tutor profiles and communicating directly with the tutor. Sign up for a free account today!

School Spirit Giveaway (Ends 8/27)

Hosted by:


A Lucky Ladybug,
Mama C's Secrets to Savings,
Monica's Rants, Raves, and Reviews

Co-Hosted by:

Holy Ghost Writer, Susie Q-pons and Giveaways and Bullock's Buzz

Welcome to an event celebrating all things school related from supplies and gear to sports pride and activities/events and more. This includes getting ready for the first day for pre-schoolers through dorm room and college prep!


College/High School Prize Package ($300 Value):

School Lockers - Kids Locker
Dormco - $25 Gift Certificate
Personal Planner - Planner of Choice
Three by Three - Stainless Sort It Out
WAFF - Combo Set in Large
Udderly Smooth - Cream Package

Middle School Prize Package Enter HERE ($270 Value):

Elementary/PreK Prize Package Enter HERE ($270 Value):

Kidecals - Mega Set
Surprise Ride - Monthly Box
Teach My - Learning Kit
Rock n' Learn - DVD of choice
FunBites - Funbites of choice
The Homework Caddy - Homework Caddy of choice
The Learning Journey International - Mathematics Bot
Startwrite - Windows Version 6.0
ColorTime - "Recycle" Tote Bag w/ 3 Fabric Markers

This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on August 27th, 2014.


$100 Gift Certificate to Cookies Kids Giveaway

Cookies Kids Giveaway

Welcome to Cookies Kids Giveaway

Sponsor: Uplifting Families

Cookies Kids carries quality children’s clothing for less. You can find brand such as Nautica, Carters, French Toast, Guess, NBA, US Polo and many other great brands. They have been in business since 1975 in New York and then expanded their market online. You can find everything from school uniforms, clothing, shoes, and toys all in one convenient location for less. They focus on providing quality children clothing and excellent service to its customers. If you place an order and if you have a problem, simply contact a customer service representative or log into their website to request a return authorization. They have a referral program and you can earn $10 for each friend that you refer to Cookie Kids.

Christy from Uplifting Families had the opportunity to review a boy's outfits from Coookies Kids. The clothing that we received was high quality and my boys loved their new outfits. You can read the full review here.

How would you like to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Cookies Kids? One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Cookies Kids. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. This giveaway is open from August 11th through August 28 at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.

Disclosure: Uplifting Families received samples or credit facilitate the review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own. One entry per household. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway. All participating bloggers aren’t responsible for prize fulfillment and weren’t compensated to participate. This giveaway isn’t affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+, or any other social media platform.