Back To School With Staples


In just a few shorts weeks Kaila will officially be a Kindergartner. Two weeks after that I return for fall term at Portland State University. I’m almost through my BA requirements and am anticipating the end. It was nice to have a summer off with the girls but it really is time to start thinking back to school!

Through my participation with Team Mom and Staples I was given a whole set of back to school supplies.  Among the items were eco-friendly back to school products for kids. The scissors made out of recycled materials, and pencil sharpeners. I of course think the eco-friendly products are not only good for the earth but they are also really affordable.

Of course Staples is known for office supplies at great prices so you can find everything you need for back to school. I think these (see above image) binder, folders and composition notebooks. I go through so many notebooks taking notes in class and I like these designs. They’re funky and kind of cute, great for the kiddos. And there’s all sort of combinations.  (see in store.)

Check out Staples for more back to school deals!


I have one $25 Staples gift card to give away.

Follow These Rules For Entry:

  • Tell me about who’s going back to school in your home.

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Giveaway Ends Aug 31st



  1. shala_darkstone says

    My daughter is 10 and going back to school to 5th grade (top of the heap in her school).

  2. Joanna @ FeedingThePrices says

    Both of my little boys are going “back to school” {kind of} they are going to a pre-school at a church. {19 months and 8 months}

  3. Denise S says

    My third grade daughter and kindergarten son are going back to school.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  4. Tari Lawson says

    My two son’s are going back to school. I am too as I will now be working at a local school :).

  5. Sharon Harmon says

    My precious kidlet went back to school (2nd grade) last week and she’s so excited about wearing her new school clothes and using her new lunch box!

  6. says

    My oldest son is going “back” to school as a first grader. Not that he ever leaves it, since we’re homeschoolers. But he has school!

  7. says

    My oldest went back to campus a couple of weeks ago. The two middle went to elementary school two weeks ago (one started kindergarten) and my youngest will start headstart on Monday.

  8. neljo mullins says

    I am buying for my great niece… she is starting the 3rd grade and cheerleading this year!!! Gp Tigers….lol

    acouponaddict at charter dot net

  9. Nicole Greene says

    No one is going back to school in our home yet—my daughter is only 2 so she has a few more yrs before school :)

  10. Kimberley W says

    Our daughter will be entering her junior year in high school in just two weeks!

    Many thanks!!

  11. Carol F says

    3 kids going back to school. 2 are in college and the youngest is a junior in high school so I buy so many school supplies.

  12. Sarah L says

    No one in my house is going back to school, but I do need a new printer. Thanks for the contest.

  13. Allana says

    My daughter is 8years old, She is heading back to school to be in grade 3!! very exciting :)

    I am following Staples on twitter: Allana890


  14. Debbie says

    My older son is going back to college and younger son is going to highschool.


  15. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have two “tween” daughters in school !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  16. Crystal Moyer says

    my 7 year old boy is going back to school to 2nd grade this year seems like just yesterday he was in pre K

    cbrocious1984 AT gmail dot ocm