Ducks 'n a Row: Help Your Kids Win The Back-To-School Olympics With FREE Scholastic Books!

19 July 2016

Help Your Kids Win The Back-To-School Olympics With FREE Scholastic Books!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Company, The J.M. Smucker Company and the HERSHEY'S Company. All opinions are mine alone. #StartSchoolLikeAChampion #CollectiveBias

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The summer is just whizzing by and back-to-school time is almost upon us. Wow! How ready will your child be right "out of the gate?" School is like an athletic competition and your child is competing against himself. Will he be his "best self" this year? He can be. Let's get enthused about learning. This years Olympic Games are a great way to do it. Watch every competitor in the Olympic Games. They are in it to win it. They are champions! Our kids can be the same way in school. Now is the time to get ready.

As we focus on the "best-of-the-best" athletes from the four corners of the earth, we witness the fruit of their deepest determination and drive. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro provide a wealth of incentive to all of us to be champions in the various parts our lives.

Reading is foundational to success, I'm sure you'll agree. That is why I am so excited about the Start School Like A Champion FREE books program. Parents, grandparents, teachers, friends - everyone - can further our childrens' learning by earning FREE SCHOLASTIC BOOKS right now.  As we buy great food products at Walmart, we earn free books!


Now, I am a grandma and also a preschool teacher. So this is what I am going to do. First, I am telling everybody about this program. Next, I am going to share the wealth. I am donating food items I bought at Walmart and the free books I earned from buying them to my classroom and my family. Hubby wants the Eggos! LOL  Sorry kids. So I made these festive Olympic Games-inspired gift bags to deliver them. ♥ [Instructions for making them plus free printables below.]

Here is how it works:
  • Go to Walmart.
  • Buy participating products from the sponsors of Team USA: The Coca-Cola Company, The J.M. Smucker Company, The HERSHEY's Company and Kellogg Company. (List can be found on their website.) 
  • Save your receipt. 
  • Take a photo or scan a copy of the receipt.
  • Go to the website to register and then upload your receipt within 30 days of purchase. 
  • You will receive credit to receive ONE FREE SCHOLASTIC BOOK for your family or to donate it for every qualifying item you buy. There are 100 to choose from!
  • Each shopper can earn up to 90 FREE books. NINETY!!! 
  • Offer is effect until Sept 30,  2016 so you can go back again and again. Yipee!

I love the list of products* from Walmart that qualify.  I purchased stuff that we use and have already qualified to get 7 free Scholastic books - and there is plenty of time to go back again and again! *The entire list can be found on their website.

On this shopping trip,I bought Folgers coffee, HERSHEY's KISSES Chocolates*, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures*, Eggo waffles, Coke Zero in mini cans, JIF peanut butter and Cheez-It crackers. 

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*The participating HERSHEY'S Kisses and REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups were on their own free-standing display near the cash registers at the front of my Walmart store.

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Now here is what it will look like online:
  • When you go to the Start School Like A Champion webpage, you will first login or register. 
  • Then you will upload a photo of your receipt.
  • It is VERY easy!

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Want to make some cute gift bags?

Instructions and free printables below...

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How to Make The "Be A Champ! and "Go for the Gold" Gift Bags

Colorful paper gift bags
White cardstock
Printables* (below)
Glue stick

Print the printables onto white cardstock.
Cut the words and Olympic rings out separately.
Gluestick them to the front of each bag.

Free Printables for Decorating Gift Bags
Be A Champion Printable
Go For The Gold Printable

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Help your kids to start school like a champion! Earn a FREE Scholastic book by purchasing participating products from The Coca-Cola® Company, The HERSHEY'S company, Kellogg Company and/or The J.M. Smucker Company products at Walmart between June 29, 2016 and September 30, 2016 (1 item = 1 free book)

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