Win $25 Staples GC Back to School Hop {8/20} WW

Diane Hidey —  August 5, 2012 — 244 Comments

Even though I am on vacation (Yay!) and do not want to think that summer is over….I still wanted to take part in this fun Back to School Giveaway hosted by Sarah’s Blog of Fun!! She runs great hops- so check her out and see if you can join in her next hop!!

I thought about the perfect gift to give and finally decided to send my winner a STAPLES Gift Card for $25. I know I can’t resist a great Back to School sale and Staples has some incredible sales – including penny sales. Be sure to  check their circulars each week for the best deals!

Please use the easy Rafflecopter form below. This contest is open WW (and if you are out of the US, I will send you a $25 Amazon Gift Code). The contest is open til midnight August 20th EST. A winner will be chosen via and will have 24 hours to respond via email.

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244 responses to Win $25 Staples GC Back to School Hop {8/20} WW

  1. pencil crayons!

  2. As a child, and even as an adult, new notepads were always my favorite.

  3. i loved getting new binders

  4. clothes

  5. The brand new notebooks.

  6. new notebooks.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. new sneakers

  8. my favorite purchase was clothes! i love love LOVED going clothes shopping for back to school!

  9. My favorite was the Trapper Keeper. I also enjoyed getting markers to decorate my plain book covers.

  10. Always the back pack and lunch box!!

  11. Loved getting a new back pack

  12. New backpack.

  13. Paul T/Pauline T August 6, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    new shoes and clothes – – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  14. Amanda Alvarado August 6, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    My new shoes!

  15. I always loved the pencil cases and binders.

  16. I loved to get pens, not just plain black and blue, but the funky color ones like purple and hot pink.
    Thanks for this giveaway! =)

  17. new felt tip pens

  18. I loved choosing a new Trapper Keeper

  19. I loved crayons.

  20. New crayons and new folders. Loved to write my name on a brand new folder!

  21. Mary Beth Elderton August 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    The new notebook–now they call it a binder.

  22. This makes me old, but my favorite was my Trapper Keeper and new folders.

  23. I loved shopping for clothing!

  24. I loved getting a new book bag!!!!!!!!

  25. Backpack

  26. I always loved buying a giant new box of crayons

  27. I liked getting a brand new binder for my papers, folders, and notebooks. I also enjoy (still) new pens and mechanical pencils…

  28. My favorite was the clothes!

  29. debbie jackson August 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    back pack

  30. Rachel Robertson August 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I loved shopping for school clothes! It always meant a girls day with lunch, with me, my mom and my sister 🙂

  31. Mary Happymommy August 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    I loved my trapper keeper.

  32. A new Binder was always my favorite.

  33. Andrea Williams August 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Fancy notebooks and pencils.

  34. school supplies and clothes 🙂

  35. gibberish (Julie G.) August 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I always looked forward to the new clothes.

  36. Danielle Papsis August 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    I liked shopping for clothes.

  37. favorite was buying a cool new back pack

  38. Picking out a new book bag & notebooks

  39. stacey dempsey August 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    I loved getting new binders and paper, dont know why it just felt so official

  40. I always loved looking for the perfect book bag. I never carried a backpack, it was always a book bag.

  41. Margaret Smith August 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Getting a new backpack I loved.

  42. Stephanie Hungerford August 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    I loved my Neon Orange, Blue and Purple coat that when It was really cold like below zero cold sounded like a paper bag. Even though my parents bought me a new coat 2 years later I still loved this coat And kept wearing it until my mom threw it away.

  43. New shoes

  44. Richard Morris August 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    new shoes!

  45. a new book bag

  46. My Trapper Keeper

  47. picking out a cool lunchbox
    msboatgal at

  48. It was always the backpacks! I loved putting things in it days before.

  49. Jennifer Barata Allen August 7, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    new blue pens

  50. I loved pencil crayons the best.

  51. A new backpack!

  52. lunch boxes

  53. I guess my favorite thing was getting MY VERY OWN calculator.

    eva marie urban
    emu839 at gmail dot com

  54. I loved picking out new pens and trying them all out

  55. my favorite was notebooks

  56. deserts for my lunch

  57. I remember in 6th grade getting a super cool pair of plaid pants. They were the in pant of the year :).

  58. new clothes and shoes

  59. I loved picking out a new lunchbox each year.

  60. the new clothes!

  61. I use to love getting clothing for back-to-school.

  62. Crayons!

  63. I loved getting a Trapper Keeper.

  64. Rebecca Peters August 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I always liked getting the backpack

  65. Notebooks.

  66. Saddle shoes and Penny Loafers.


  68. I always loved getting a new backpack!

  69. I liked picking out a new lunch box

  70. I loved getting a new backpack

  71. new crayons

  72. I’ve always loved getting new shoes.

  73. I liked my bookbag. I remember filling it before school.

  74. I always loved getting one of the big 64 pack of Crayola Crayons.

  75. Colored markers were my favorite back to school purchase!

  76. A new backpack.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  77. Crayons, the bigger box the better!

  78. I used to love picking out pens. They came in so many different colors and I would usually get one of each! Thanks.

  79. My favourite Back to School purchase was a set of coloured pencils.

  80. A new binder (I never got the TrapperKeeper brand).

  81. I loved getting new clothes.

  82. ninjago lunch bozes for my boys

  83. New crayons had to be my favorite item.

  84. Pens and pencils.

  85. David Hollingsworth August 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Mechanical pencils, because they were great for test-taking, and you didn’t have to sharpen. I still have some, by the way.

  86. Picking out the perfect folders- you had to get just the right colors are prints!

  87. new shoes

  88. New clothes..always wanted a new look for the year!

  89. A brand new box of crayons

  90. New clothes! I loved shopping for school clothes! Oh, and folders. Loved Lisa Frank 🙂

  91. Loved getting a new backpack

  92. I liked picking out my lunch box

  93. New notebooks.

  94. New notebooks! I couldn’t wait to fill up the pages 🙂

  95. I loved getting all the Lisa Frank folders and pencils and pens

  96. Protractor, baby

  97. Linda Lansford August 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    fave is clothes

  98. My favorite was pencils.

  99. trapper keeper

  100. A new backpack!

  101. pens and notebooks

  102. my lunchbox

  103. I loved getting new clothes.

  104. a new lunch box

  105. colleen boudreau August 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM


  106. I loved getting new pens and pencils

  107. I always liked picking out a new lunchbox.

  108. Cheryl Abdelnour August 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Oh my, can I remember that far back? I would probably say a new lunchbox!

  109. I would say a new notebook – Thanks!

  110. BreeAnna McManus August 11, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    the supplies. I still love office supplies

  111. Michelle Macaluso August 11, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    I loved picking out new pens and pencils.

  112. JEANS!!!

  113. New clothes and shoes

  114. I loved buying cute erasers

  115. I loved getting my first-day-of-school outfit.

  116. I loved picking out a new backpack

  117. New art supplies, especially markers. Thanks!

  118. I liked when my mom would take me to the store to buy a few new outfits!

  119. My favorite thing to get for back to school was always a new backpack!

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

  120. I loved getting new shoes and still

  121. Jacob LaFountaine August 14, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Now I think about it maybe wooden pencils. So entertaining when you were in school and had nothing better to do

  122. book bag or backpack

  123. Text books 🙂

  124. My favorite was getting a new backpack

  125. I loved getting new backpack, clothes, and shoes!!

  126. I loved to get new notebooks.

  127. I always looked forward to the new backpack.

  128. I always loved getting a new backpack when I was younger we were poor and my mom would make me a backpack which wasn’t fun so when I was finally able to buy one boy was I excited so I really enjoy getting them for my kids

  129. Clifford Perkins August 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    My favorite back to school items were a new school bag and new sneakers!

  130. My favorite back to school purchase was always packs of paper. Just that clean white lined paper held so much potential. 🙂

  131. new folders!

  132. I loved choosing my folders and notebooks

  133. colored pens!

  134. I loved, and still love, fresh new notebooks.

  135. New shoes was my favorite back to school purchase.

  136. I loved getting a new backpack every year! It was my favorite!

  137. clothes!

  138. My trapper keeper!

  139. Clothes

  140. Elizabeth Johnson August 17, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    I loved the new clothes

  141. new clothes

  142. picking a lunch box.

  143. A new dress for the first day of school.

  144. i couldn’t wait to pick out a new lunchbox

  145. New clothes and shoes.

  146. Loved picking out a new metal lunchbox.

  147. I loved getting a new lunchbox.

  148. new shoes

  149. I loved getting a new backpack.

  150. the bic blue and black pens i received

  151. I used to love my new lunchbox.

  152. I liked new notebooks

  153. I always liked getting the new schoolbag and sneakers.

  154. Helen Stockwell August 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM


  155. 3 ring binders

  156. backpacks!

  157. As a kid we didnt get new clothes very often so I was always excited for that!

  158. My favorite was the big box of 64 Crayola Crayons.

  159. New Clothes

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  160. I liked going clothes shopping.

  161. I’ve always liked new pens… still do! Can’t stand pencils.

  162. All my new clothes.

  163. BAck in the 60’s there was filler paper with flowers on the side. I loved that.

  164. Alicia Zirjacks August 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Shoes and a backpack!

  165. I liked getting the new shoes.

  166. Folders! Thanks!!

  167. I liked buying new book bags

  168. I always enjoyed a big box of crayons

  169. I loved getting a new lunch box every year.

  170. I loved picking out a new lunch box each year 🙂

  171. New notebooks!

  172. I loved getting new pens.

  173. my favorite was always the bookbag

  174. My backpack!

  175. I loved getting a new backpack

  176. New pencils! Do kids still use pencils, lol? =)

  177. My favorite was getting a new backpack

  178. I loved folders!

  179. A new pair of shoes…that only happened once a year. 🙂 Thank you.

  180. We didn’t have uniforms, so I used to LOVE getting new clothes!

    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  181. A new pencil box and pencils

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  182. My favorite was a new book bag.

  183. It was all about the backpack and the lunch box for me

  184. A pretty green binder with a dog on it.

  185. Loved getting a new lunchbox.

  186. a new backpack.
    and clothes of course

  187. I don’t remember as a young kid, but I remember in Middle School I loved getting new clothes/shoes.

  188. Folders. I used to love the graphic folders with cute animals such as cats.

  189. trapper keeper!!! i loved them!

  190. kelly nicholson August 20, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    As a kid, what was your favorite Back to School purchase?

    pen and paper

  191. New shoes

  192. Kathleen Fitzsimmons August 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    I always loved clothes shopping

  193. A school colors jacket

  194. I loved picking out my lunchbox and backpack

  195. New clothes

  196. I loved buying back to school clothes.

  197. I loved getting a denim covered binder notebook each year.

  198. I loved getting school supplies. thank you!

  199. mine was shoes and crayons

  200. purchasing a book bag was my favorite

  201. My favorite back to school purchase as a kid were folders I loved picking them out.

  202. Liberty Boblett August 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    I LOVED getting to pick out a Trapper Keeper and folders…I still have my favorite T.K. w/a puppy on the front…Haha, I couldn’t bear to get rid of it!

  203. Was always folders and new notebooks 🙂

  204. Clothes & the big box of crayons with the sharpener. I would spend days sorting both by color.

  205. new shoes and clothes

  206. christine jessamine August 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    i loved getting new shoes!

  207. a new back pack was cool

  208. My favorite bacv to school purchase was new shoes!

  209. i love picking out new shoes

  210. I always loved getting a new backpack each year!

  211. i loved picking out notebooks

  212. Stephanie Hungerford August 20, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I always loved my new back pack and lunch box. Because My mom would only get us a new one every other year unless we completely ruined

  213. I always loved my new shoes and back pack

  214. A backpack

  215. I always loved to get new shoes for back to school

  216. lunchboxes!

    brich22 at

  217. When I was a kid, my favorite things to buy were backpacks and lunch boxes…I always picked my favorite characters.

  218. jessica schueler August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Shoes was my favorite

  219. mine was a new lunch box

  220. new clothes!!

  221. new lunchbox was fun

  222. I loved my Betty Boop sweatshirt in the 80’s

  223. I loved picking out all my folders with different designs on them.

  224. My new school clothes.

  225. Thanks for the giveaway… picking out new pens.

  226. new school clothes

  227. Clothes

  228. New clothes!

  229. A new Trapper Keeper…I was a kid in the 80s, so that was THE thing!

  230. My favorite back to school item was getting a new lunchbox.

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