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Win-It Wednesday: Kleenex for a Month!

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 4, 2010 · 487 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!


A couple of weeks ago, my oldest daughter and I had the privilege of taking a trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky to meet the ultra-fabulous, award-winning kindergarten teacher, Patrice McCrary, and to participate in a fun day of crafts sponsored by Kleenex.

We had so much fun with these ladies and their kindergarten children:

I can't tell you what a treat this was for my daughter and me. She's the middle child, and one-on-one time can be hard to come by, so we were particularly thrilled to spend some quality time together before she starts kindergarten in a few weeks. From being picked up at the airport in a white limo, to breakfast in bed, to learning about germs in a brilliant, fun, hands-on way, this is certainly an event she's going to remember for years to come.

The theme for the day was learning about germs: what they are, how to prevent the spread of them, and how Kleenex's new Sneeze Shield technology can help. My favorite activity was when Mrs. McCrary brought out the "germ juice," which was really just a non-toxic lotion with glitter in it that shows up under a black light. After applying the "germ juice" to the kids' hands, they were encouraged to touch various objects in the room. Mrs. McCrary then brought out the black light to demonstrate how they'd left traces of their "germs" on all of the items. Brilliant!!!

It was quite apparent why Mrs. McCrary has won numerous awards as a teacher. She's exactly the kind of teacher that you'd wish for your child to have -- warm, patient, caring, and able to keep the kids in line and engaged. I was just amazed watching the interaction!

Patrice offers these Back To School tips:

  • Two weeks prior to the beginning of school, start to ease back into a routine.
  • Let your child be involved in the back-to-school shopping experience.
  • Celebrate the new school year!

Plus you'll want to check out these fabulous resources from Kleenex:

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom will win a month's supply of Kleenex!

To enter, tell me what is the hardest part of getting your kids ready to go back to school.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What's the hardest part of the back-to-school preparation for you?

2. Join the Kleenex community on Facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Join the Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

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Prize:
(1) Month's supply of Kleenex

This giveaway ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 5th and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 487 comments }

1 jamie August 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

The hardest part is sending my kids back. I miss them so much while they are at school. We also struggle with bedtime and our morning routine.
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2 jamie August 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

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3 jamie August 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

reg user in forums
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4 jamie August 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

email subscriber
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5 Kaylan August 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

For me, it's the mental preparation. Getting out of the lazy summer mindset is hard!

6 Kaylan August 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

I am an email subscriber!

7 joan August 5, 2010 at 11:29 am

getting back into the get to bed ontime/get up routine is the hardest for us!

8 Dawn G. August 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

The hardest part of B2S for me is: First - realizing my little one is going into a higher grade. I am so not ready for her to keep getting older :-(. Secondly - The really hard thing is organizing the closet. Getting outfits together so it is easy to pick an outfit each day. I like to be organized and not have to worry about what to wear.

9 Jennifer H August 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I haven't had to deal w/the back to school yet for my son, but my Hubby is a teacher so I would say prepping his class.

10 Jennifer H August 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

reg user on forums

11 Jennifer H August 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

email sub

12 Dawn G. August 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I am a subscriber to your emails. Love it!

13 Claudia August 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Getting my kids back on schedule.

14 Shane Davis August 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Our hardest thing with B2S is getting a new routine down, back to bed from staying up late in the summer and I get sad that my babies aren't home with me all summer anymore...empty house syndrome! (Of course I get more done with them away)!

15 Shane Davis August 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I subscribe via email

16 Shane Davis August 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I am a member of the forums group.

17 Amelia August 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I am a forum member

18 Amelia August 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

i subscribe to your blog via email.

19 Amelia August 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

i joined the kleenex community on facebook.

20 Amelia August 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Getting back on school schedule and getting organized.

21 Summer August 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

definitely getting back into the schedule

22 Summer August 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

forums member

23 Summer August 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

subscriber via google reader

24 Crystal August 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I am an email subscriber

25 Crystal August 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

This will be our first year of going to school. The hardest part is going to be letting her go and realizing she is getting bigger

26 Tammy August 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

As a homeschool mom, the hardest part of Back To School is getting myself back into the routine! :-)

27 Tammy August 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I am a subscriber, too! :-)

28 Parris August 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

The hardest part is planning my son's lunches. He's sooo picky!

29 Parris August 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I'm a registered forum user.

30 Parris August 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I'm an email subscriber, too! Thanks!

31 Kaycee August 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Being a teacher I have a few hardest part. As far as my family goes? It's so hard to leave my daughter after being with her everyday in the summer (she's only two - so no school for her yet). As a teacher? It's hard to find a balance between getting my classroom prepared and supplied and not breaking the bank buying stuff for school when my family needs stuff at home too. They supply so much less at school than they used to! I honestly buy kleenex all throughout the year for my kids at school. When cold season hits they go through it like water!! The school can't afford to supply it anymore and I hate having to send them to the bathroom or have them use paper towel when they need a tissue - so I am always buying it. Which means I would love to win this one! :)

32 Kaycee August 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

You are on my reader!

33 Melissa August 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Getting my girls back on a regular, early bedtime.

34 Melissa August 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I am an email subscriber

35 Allison August 6, 2010 at 2:00 am

Well, my son is only 2, so he's not in school yet. But my husband is in grad school, so the hardest part for us is the tuition. ;)

36 Allison August 6, 2010 at 2:00 am

I am a member of the DSM Forums

37 Allison August 6, 2010 at 2:00 am

I subscribe via email.

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