School Supplies Shipped To You {And A Giveaway}

Though it’s only the beginning of July, my mind has started thinking about back to school season. With that comes preparing for a new year with new clothes for the boys and fresh school supplies. I love shopping for the outfits but the school supply shopping is not nearly as fun. I was excited to find out about The Write Stuff, a company that creates school supply kits.

Whoever thought of this idea deserves some gold stars! I love the convenience of these kits because they are designed {by the teachers} specifically for each school and grade level. I liked that the kits included top brands like Crayola, Elmer’s and Mead because they are the same products I would buy for my boys if I was shopping in the store. I also think it’s great that they come in a box with a handle so they are easy to transport the first day of school.

The Write Stuff offers a couple different programs for schools so if you are on the PTA or PTO listen up! If your child’s school has parents willing to volunteer the school can gather the orders and ship them to the school for distribution. Another option for schools is that they can have parents order online and then have orders shipped home or to school. {Our preschool isn’t on the participating school list but so excited to see our grade school on the list!}

If your school doesn’t participate you can still take part in this great program! Some schools’ kits are preloaded on the website for home delivery but if they aren’t parents can shop “a la cart” and build their own kit. The supplies are then shipped to your home. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of shopping those last days of summer you could actually be enjoying them and making some memories with your kids?

Want a chance to win your own sample kit full of school supplies? Thought so!


One person will win a sample school supply kit from The Write Stuff


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Giveaway ends July 13, 2012 at 11:59pm Central Time. US only.

(Disclosure: I received a sample supply kit from The Write Stuff but all thoughts are my own.)


  1. lauren knott says

    Get organized and have a planner!

  2. Bridget Heiple Reich says

    I check all the sales ads and get everything at the best possible prices! I’ve already bought markers and crayons from the Toys R Us BOGO free sale this week! :)

  3. Bridget Heiple Reich says
  4. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    My best tip is to start early and shop when things are on sale! I try to shop for school supplies after school is already in session for a while and stock up for the next year.

  5. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
  6. Before you go shopping,wait to get the teacher’s list. That way you don’t get unnessecary
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  7. My tip is to take the kids out individually to get back to school shopping done. They like the one on one time and it helps you focus on one child at a time.

  8. my best tip for back to school is start now…..I already got a great deal of sneakers for my son


  9. Leanne M says

    I always start early. I have been buying back to school clothes for a few weeks now and will hopefully have most of it done by the end of july.

  10. Leanne M says
  11. I watch for sales and shop for supplies and clothes throughout the summer, so it doesn’t all hit at once! [email protected]

  12. Back to school tip: Assess what you have before you buy new. Buy a high quality, washable backpack that you can use for several years and / or pass down to a brother or sister. For example, our family still uses our daughter’s Lands’ End backpack from middle school – and she’s completed her master’s degree.

  13. Over the summer I become lax with my son’s bedtime routine. I have to make sure that I start to ease him back into it late July, early August.

  14. Shop sales & stock up so if notebooks or folders need to be replaced you`ll have more on hand

  15. I buy most things for the following year after the current years stuff goes on clearance (doesn’t work well on clothes I know) but for supplies you could never have enough crayons, folders, paper or spirals.

  16. debbie jackson says

    my best tip is to shop early with the kids and let them choose debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  17. marthalynnr says

    My best tip is to shop year-round for school supplies and stock up when they’re cheap. Keep it all organized and it’s easy to do back-to-school shopping from your own stock! marthalynn16 at gmail

  18. marthalynnr says

    I stumbled this as marthalynn2.
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  19. Soha Molina says

    my tip is to wait ad collect coupons for back to school supplies.

  20. Soha Molina says
  21. My tip is to stock up on free back to school items at Walgreens over the summer.

  22. jodi lasher says

    My best back to school shopping tip is to make sure you have a list of what they exactly need so that you are not buying unused products or over buying. Always look for sales and bargains.. Thanks

  23. jodi lasher says
  24. Jennifer Marie says

    My best back to school tip it to try and buy the supplies early and find some sales!

  25. Jennifer Marie says
  26. Amanda Starr says

    My tip and what we do is at least a week before school starts we work on our routine; getting up when we would for school, eating at the same times (most of the time you can find out when lunch time will be), bedtime and go over things learned the previous year.

  27. samantha w says

    this is my sons first year so I’m oping to learn some good tips

  28. I always liked having a spiral bound notebook that had separators with pockets to use for all of my classes.

  29. Start early!

  30. My best tip is to start buying school supplies now. Many of the office supplies stores have sales throughout the summer. Also, let the kids pick out their supplies. They’ll be more excited about using them if they choose them.

  31. Chrissy Nestor says

    I alway’s buy early so I don’t have to wait in the long lines with all the people late buying :)

  32. Shop all the sales, stock up and use as many coupons as you can

  33. My best back to school tip it to wait for the sales and stock up

  34. My best tip is to look for supplies over the summer and stock up.

  35. EMMA L HORTON says


  36. Make lists and buy ahead of time as you find on sale.
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  37. priscillavbenavides says
  38. Candice Hull says

    I actually shop a year ahead. I grab the school list for my kids’ next grade level and once school has started and the stores are putting everything 75-90% off, I stock up and store it away.

  39. My tip is to shop the sales for school supplies. Some of the stores have 10 cent sales!

  40. My tip is to look for the sales and use coupons.

  41. Crystal F says

    Wait until you get your teacher want list and then comparison shop for the best price. thank you!


    My best tip is I buy a little bit all year round. Thanks for the chance!

  43. My best tip is to save money on school clothes and shop your local thrift stores.

  44. My best tip is to look around for sales on school supplies, and buy ahead of time if that’s when the items are on sale. Walgreens often has coupons for great prices on supplies

  45. Shaunda Eppes says

    Stock up on needed items early before they’re almost gone.

  46. Shaunda Eppes says
  47. we like to buy a couple things a week even if they are small so we don’t get slammed trying to buy everything at once

  48. Have your back to school lists handt so that you can eatch the sales adds to get the best deals for school.

  49. My best tip is to watch upcoming sales and buy the stuff as it goes on sale a little at a time

  50. make sure you stock up on school supplies for the whole year when the sales are good- and they are about to start
    tcogbill at live dot com

  51. My best tip is to start going to bed early and waking up by alarm starting a week before school starts. Make sure all supplies are together and clothes ready ahead of time. Thanks!

  52. I tweeted here:

  53. My best tip is to start early and stock up.

  54. I buy supplies early and stock up. Sometimes I have too much, but I’d rather have too much then end up paying full price!

  55. Michelle W says

    My best tip is to buy in bulk, that way there is never an issue of not having something

  56. Christine M says

    Get the school list early, and watch the sales. If you need to, you can buy a little at a time if you start early, instead of having to come up with the money for everything the weekend before school starts.

  57. Christine M says
  58. Start having your child go to bed early about 2 weeks before school starts, so they can get used to going to bed early & waking up early. No more late nights up & sleeping in!!

  59. collect the goods via sales all year round and stick them in a closet!

  60. shop early and get the good deals.


  61. Hit up the sales early!

  62. Start early! Get a bit at a time!

  63. Shop the sales year-round so you’re not obligated to ever pay full price

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  64. My best tips.. make sure and shop throughout the year. Lots of school clothes can be purchased at more than 50% off during off seasons. And make sure to pick up school supplies slowly as they are on sale. You’ll have plenty when school starts because of all the competition in prices!

  65. Diane Baum says

    Check the weekly circular for what stores have the best prices and I start buying school supplies in the summer, whenever they go on sale.

  66. macmomof3 says

    buy extra supplies while they are on sale because mid year you’ll have to replenish items like paper and pencils.

  67. Brittani says

    Write all the sales down as you receive them.

  68. Shop the sales and shop early.

  69. I don’t have the best back-to-school prep tip. I just reuse the school supply as much as I can, also collect all coupons and wait for the good sales!

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  71. Ginger b. says

    Keep a copy of your school supply list in your purse that way you won’t miss any good sales as you are out running errands.

  72. My best tip is to buy supplies far in advance and when there are good sales.

  73. When buying, buy twice as much as you need. Then when they go back to school in January, You will have fresh supplies with out going to the store. This way you are able to get the best possible prices. Don’t forget to buy up poster board! It never fails your child will need a piece at 8pm for the next day!!!

  74. I watch the sales all summer and stock up on things crazy cheap! That way when the teacher needs more crayons or pencils midway through the year I already have them.

  75. I try to shop off season when school supplies are on clearance, for the next year.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  76. Shopping early is my best tip as well as buying all year when you see it on sale!

  77. Always buy enough school supplies in July for the entire year. You don’t want to be stuck getting folders or something in December when they are triple the price!

  78. I buy ahead of time. A lot of time I buy the year before after things for on clearance. Also make sure I know when the back to school sales start so I can hit them for anything else I might need.

  79. Cristen C. says

    Get the kids excited for back-to-school time by going school supply shopping. Getting a new backpack helps, too.

  80. Suzie Williams says

    Stock up during sales to have enough for the whole year.

  81. Have a good planner/organizer & be prepared!

  82. shared on facebook-

  83. My best tip is to start early purchasing everything you need. Have a running list at home and write down everything you need and check off as you get it.

  84. Melanie Montgomery says

    Do not wait until the last minute like everyone else, beat the crowds and do it early.

  85. Sheila A says

    my best tip is, if able, get the supply list at the end of the previous year, that way throughout the summer when you find a great deal you can purchase what you need!

  86. Sheila A says
  87. My best tip is to get your kids back into a routine a couple of weeks before school starts. This will help the adjustment be much easier

  88. Glenna F says

    My tip is to start to prepare early, start gathering supplies a month or two prior and start getting the kids back into the habbit of waking up early at least a week prior.

  89. Glenna F says
  90. 1955nurse says

    Start early & buy the things you KNOW they’ll need, & try to break-up the purchases over time so that it won’t be a killer right when school starts. (Because there’s ALWAYS stuff you find out you have to buy right @ the end!) And use lay-away (for clothes & stuff) whenever possible!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

  91. 1955nurse says

    I shared this (HollyCunningham) on Google+ ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

  92. amanda whitley says

    i buy year round when i find things cheap .

  93. i wiat for teachers letters to get what they need

  94. I grab backpacks on clearance at the end of school supply season and save them for the next year!

  95. Diana Hatch says

    Look for sales on school supplies all hear long

  96. I buy school supplies on clearance for the next year.Target marks down really well after the back to school rush.

  97. I start a couple weeks before sending them to bed earlier and waking them up earlier.

  98. Heather R says

    I always try to stock up on basic items when they get clearanced the previous year.

  99. Heather R says
  100. Sue Hull says

    My best tip is go to Walmart in August and get everything you need for really cheap.Even cheaper than the Dollar Store. I used to take my daughter and get lots of glue,notebooks,pencils,etc. Then we would buy a lof extras and get a back pack for a girl or boy and fill it up and take it to the homeless shelter for women and children to give to them.

  101. Sue Hull says

    I shared this giveaway Google+
    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Sue Hull

  102. i shop most of the year so it is less crazy when it starts!

  103. My tip is to set their alarm clocks 5 mins earlier each day to help them wake up easier by the time school starts!

  104. tylerpants says

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  105. My best tip is to first look around your children’s rooms and even their backpacks. I always do this before shopping as there are supplies isn these places that they had left from the previous year. It really helps the budget as I only have to buy what they may not already have.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  106. laura588 says

    I always check their backpsacks from the last year as well as their rooms to see if there are any supplies they can use this year. I thien buy what is left of their lists.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  107. laura588 says

    I shared on Facebook.
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  108. My tip is to use what you have at home and go through your kids supply box that they bring home at the end of the school year. If its still in good and working condition, no need to buy another and then make a list of what you need to buy. I also keep an eye out for the ads and check them out online too. And buy early. Don’t wait til the week before school, because selection will be scarce!

  109. My best tip is to wait until you get your child’s list from the teacher. You can call the school during the summer and get it early. That way you buy exactly what you need and no money is wasted. There are sales all the time.

  110. Shop early before all the good deals are over.

  111. Leslie S. says

    As a home schooling parent of 4,I can say my best tip is to over buy supplies now.get them while on sale as the normal prices will kill the pocketbook.Thanks

  112. Rachel Pride says

    Start stocking up on school supplies while they are on sale, don’t wait until the last minute!

  113. start preparing early to make it easier

  114. buy lirrle by little all year long while it is cheaper and set it aside.

  115. Donna George says

    My best summer tip is, if you are a teacher, many of the office places (Staples, Office Depot, etc) will ignore limits and let you stock up!

  116. Donna George says

    Shared on facebook – Donna George

  117. This is my first year needed to worry about supplies… I carry the list on my phone, and when I see good deals, I pick them up. Hope it’s a good tactic.

  118. Stock up during sales for the whole year.

  119. Jennifer Reed says

    I buy supplies as soon as I see them on sale, usually late July to avoid the crowds later on.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  120. Tabitha Pyle says

    best tip is do do you back to school shopping early and pick up extra supplies.

  121. Jessica Davis says

    Stock up on after school clearance for the next year!

  122. Jessica Davis says
  123. Start shopping well before school starts!

  124. Mine is to stock up during the year when you find clearance and really good deals. You will not have to be running around before school starts looking for items.

  125. Get the school supplies early

  126. Corey Olomon says

    If possible go without the kids, it will go much quicker and be easier to stay in budget.

  127. Corey Olomon says
  128. uy when its on sale, buy enough for school science, new semester and next summer and then to donate- big difference between 10cent pad of paper now and 2.00 in Nov- store in clear bin

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