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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!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

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 Rachel W August 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

already subscribed!

2 Rachel W August 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I think the hardest thing is just getting back into the "school mode".

3 Chris B. August 4, 2010 at 9:29 pm

getting the kids to go to bed earlier is always the toughtest part!

4 Janelle August 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Getting the kids back into their nightly routine....shower & bed by 8pm!!

5 Chris B. August 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I'm a member of the forum!

6 Chris B. August 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I'm a subscriber to your blog. Love it!!

7 Diane G August 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Getting all the school supplies together is hard.

8 Diane G August 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I receive your emails.

9 Tara August 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Well, my little girl is only 19 months, so it's not school time for us yet. However, my husband is a teacher, so I HATE it when our summer fun comes to an end and he has to go back to school. :( This is our last week before he has to be back.

10 Tara August 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

11 Kindra August 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

RSS subscriber

12 Kindra August 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

getting up early!

13 Anita August 4, 2010 at 10:22 pm

The hardest part is adjusting the 3-year-old to life without his big sisters during the day. Also, clothes shopping for tweens. They are sooooo picky.

14 Anita August 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I joined Kleenex on facebook.

15 Angela August 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

The hardest part for me is the realization that my kids are another year older. I can't beleive my son will be a second grader this year.

16 Anita August 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

forum member

17 Shelley August 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

i'm an email subscriber

18 Jan August 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I always think one the hardest parts of returning to school times in getting kids back in the habit of having to get up early.

19 Jan August 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I am an email subscriber

20 annie August 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Forum member

21 annie August 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

email subscriber :)

22 Leanne August 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

The hardest part this year is preparing my little boy to start kindergarten. It's going to be rough, because I won't have any kids at home anymore. Sad and exciting at the same time.

23 annie August 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm

fb kleenex liker!

24 Leanne August 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I joined the Kleenex Facebook page.

25 Leanne August 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I am member of the forums.

26 Leanne August 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I subscribe to your emails (love them!)

27 annie August 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Waking up and getting the kids out the door for the first few days when my mind is still in bed, on my pillow....Just because I'm thinking about this.... I think I need coffee :)

28 shauna August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I work in a school so the hardest thing is getting myself and the kids back into the morning routine and out the door on time.

29 Shauna August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

email subscriber

30 Shauna August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Kleenex Facebook Subscriber

31 jamie k August 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Making sure you have all the supplies that the teachers want and need

32 jamie k August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm

i am a fan of kleenex on facebook

33 jamie k August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

i subscribe to your email

34 Sara Nowell August 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Hardest thing is getting them to put their shoes on!

35 Sara Nowell August 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I am a subscriber!

36 Vivian August 4, 2010 at 11:10 pm

hardest part would be getting my kid to sleep early

37 Kristy August 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

The hardest part is getting up early!

38 Tricia P. August 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed and I love it!

39 Kristy August 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I subscribe via email!

40 Najla August 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm

The hardest part is waking up early.

41 Najla August 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Im a DSM forum subscriber

42 Najla August 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Im an email subscriber

43 Sarah Wall August 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Wow, what a prize! We go through a lot of Kleenex and with school starting I'm sure they'll come in even more handy!! I'm a teacher so back to school for me is leaving my own kids and getting up early again! Yuck!

44 Sarah Wall August 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I am a member of the forums!

45 Sarah Wall August 4, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

46 Sarah Wall August 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I have joined the Kleenex page on facebook!

47 JEN C August 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm

The hardest part is getting up earlier :)

48 JEN C August 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I'm a fan of Kleenex on Facebook.

49 JEN C August 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I'm a member of your forum.

50 JEN C August 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I'm a subscriber.

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