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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 Gina August 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

These would come in so handy since we all have allergies & school is starting!

2 Kristie August 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

First back to school experience (tomorrow) My Sons is starting Kindergarten.
So far getting him to fall asleep, he is a very excited little boy! He has been downstairs 6 times in the past two hours!

3 Laura August 5, 2010 at 12:10 am

Supplies are cheap to come by... new clothes are my biggest concern for back to school.

4 Laura August 5, 2010 at 12:10 am

I'm a member of the forums!

5 Laura August 5, 2010 at 12:11 am

I'm a subscriber!

6 Laura August 5, 2010 at 12:11 am

I "liked" Kleenex on Facebook.

7 Marianne August 5, 2010 at 12:30 am

Hardest part is getting all the school files and paperwork all set for the influx of more paperwork. I love summer

8 Marianne August 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

email subscriber

9 Marianne August 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

I follow on the forums too

10 Melissa A. August 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

clothes shopping is the hardest, especially with a teenager.

11 Melissa A. August 5, 2010 at 12:55 am

email subscriber

12 Melissa A. August 5, 2010 at 12:55 am

DSM forum member

13 Gwen August 5, 2010 at 2:10 am

I like Kleenex on FB.

14 Jennifer August 5, 2010 at 2:42 am

I am a teacher, so getting ready to start leaving my kiddos at home is the hardest part for me!

15 Jennifer August 5, 2010 at 2:43 am

I am a registered user of the forums

16 Jennifer August 5, 2010 at 2:43 am

I am a subscriber.

17 icefairy August 5, 2010 at 3:46 am

The hardest part is to get him into the mood of studying.

18 icefairy August 5, 2010 at 3:47 am

Joined Kleenex on Facebook (Bing)

19 icefairy August 5, 2010 at 3:47 am

I'm a member of your forum.

20 icefairy August 5, 2010 at 3:48 am

I'm a subscriber.

21 Tracy August 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

Getting everybody to wake up early again!!!!!!

22 Tracy August 5, 2010 at 6:16 am

Getting my daughter up for school

23 Diana B August 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

I don't like filling out all the forms and getting the shots paperwork done.

24 Diana B August 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

I'm an email subscriber.

25 Anna B. August 5, 2010 at 6:38 am

The hardest part of getting ready for back to school is getting the bus route set up correctly! I don't think the right hand knows what the left hand is doing down at the transportation office!

26 Anna B. August 5, 2010 at 6:39 am

I am an RSS feed subscriber :)

27 Megan A August 5, 2010 at 7:41 am

The hardest part about back to school is that this is the first year I have to do anything for it!! I'm not sure what I'm getting into!

28 Megan A August 5, 2010 at 7:41 am

Liking Kleenex on Facebook

29 Megan A August 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

I am now a forum member.

30 Megan A August 5, 2010 at 7:46 am

I am an email subscriber.

31 Gloria Brown August 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

Getting back into the waking up early, well earlier anyway.

32 Tammy August 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

The hardest part is getting the kids back into the routine.

33 Tammy August 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

I am an email subscriber.

34 julie August 5, 2010 at 8:50 am

biggest struggle - letting go! my first child, his first school experience - it will definitely be different!

35 julie August 5, 2010 at 8:50 am

subscribe via google reader

36 Erin August 5, 2010 at 9:27 am

I'm an email subscriber

37 Susie R. August 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

The hardest part is getting back into the routine.

38 Susie R. August 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

I subscribe via email.

39 Katie August 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

I subscribe via rss

40 Katie August 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

I'm a member of the forums

41 Katie August 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

I joined kleenex on facebook

42 Katie August 5, 2010 at 9:51 am

The hardest part of back to school is keeping a routine

43 Tracy August 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

The hardest part of back to school is getting into the routine and getting moving in the AM!

44 Tracy August 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

DSM email subscriber!

45 Tracy August 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

DSM forum member!

46 Amy August 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

forum member

47 Amy August 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

happy email subscriber

48 Amy August 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

hardest part is getting everything ready in the morning!

49 Grace August 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

Facebook fan of Kleenex!

50 Alesia August 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

The hardest part for us is getting back into the routine, although it's nice once we do.

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