Top Back to School Sales – Week of July 27 – August 2, 2014


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Week of July 27 – August 2, 2014



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Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand 6? Protractor, $0.25
Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Plastic 12? Rulers, $0.25
Office Depot Brand & Wescott 5? Scissors, $0.25
Scholastic & OfficeMax Brand Pourable Glue, 4oz, $0.25
Office Depot Brand 3-PK & OfficeMax Brand 5-PK Beveled Erasers, $0.25
Really Useful Boxes, 0.14L, $0.25
Scotch Magic Tape, 1-PK, $1.00
 Office Depot Brand Antibacterial Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap, $1.00
 Scotch Adhesive Putty Tape Style, 2 Oz., $1.00
 Space Saver Pencil Case, $1.00
 BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12-PK, $1.00
 Fashion Folders, $1.00
Prang Watercolor Paint, $2.00
 Prang Watercolor Paint, $2.00
 Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Trading Card Binder Pages, 10-PK, $2.00
 Fashion Notebooks, $2.00
TOPS Docket Gold Writing Pad Grid Pages, 8-1/2? x 11?, 80-Sheets, $3.00
 Crayola 64-CT Crayons, $3.00
 Office Depot Brand & Schoolio Poly Expanding Files, Assorted Colors, $3.00





Amazing Learning System – LeapFrog – LeapReader! Learn to Read, Learn to Write and Learn through Listening!

LeapFrogLogo1Thank you LeapFrog & MomSelect for sponsoring my Mommy Party & this post!

LeapFrog is an amazing company with a variety of amazing toys/games and educational tools. My daughter has and enjoys her LeapPad, so when we had an opportunity to host a MommyParty sponsored by LeapFrog, featuring the amazing LeapReader, Reading and Writing System I was so excited. Here is a little about the LeapReader system from the company website:

LeapReader™ is the premiere learn-to-read-and-write system that helps your child learn to read and write by sounding out words and guiding letter strokes interactively.

LeapReader engages kids in imaginative stories with lively character voices while building vocabulary skills and growing reading comprehension skills.  Interactive handwriting guidance helps children learn to write stroke-by-stroke on mess-free, no ink LeapFrog® Learning Paper. Plus LeapReader helps develop listening comprehension skills on-the-go with a growing library of 100+ audio books and more featuring classic and popular children’s books that encourage a love of reading.  Sampler book included.  All other books, games, audio books and handwriting workbooks are sold separately.

When the kit arrived I was so excited I received, (2) LeapReaders, and some amazing books like Lear to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil Writing Workbook, Talking Words Factory Writing Workbook, and my daughters favorite so far LeapFrog Disney-Pixar Monsters University 3D book, and others.

LeapReader 1.fwAfter a quick charge and my daughter begging to give the LeapReader a try before the party, my husband and I gave in. After sitting with her and showing her how to use it she was quickly in the “I can do it” mindset and wanted to be a “big” girl and figure it all out. It was great to see how excited it was and how much she was able to interact with it on her own.

LeapREader 2.fwThe books are great and help your child decide want to do next, and provide directions. The LeapReader is a great size and can easily fit in little ones hands so they can maneuver the system and really learn from you.  When we had the party I had 4 different kids arrive, one that was 8, one that was 4.5, one that was 3.5 and one that was 1. All of them enjoyed the amazing graphics in the book, the voice that reads it and gives you directions.

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The LeapReader is VERY smart, My daughter would jump all around and would not go page by page, and no matter what order she did the pages in the LeapReader was able to follow along and always knew where she was in the book. This was exciting to my daughter also!

In addition to the freeplay that we let the kids have we also played some fun games, the first was “Ready, Set, Read & Write”, for this we did Story in Motion, this is where you use the “game” eater of the Monsters University book, the child is asked to select nouns and verbs from the image on the page of the book. Next the child will be asked to create their own scare technique by pairing a non with a verb to become a great scarer!  This was so much fun and I was able to give out fun LeapFront, LeapReady Rockstar awards!  The two older kids had a great time. In addition to this we also played other awesome games like “Tad’s Song” using the Talking Words Factory LeapReader Writing Workbook, and activity sheets. As well as Alphabet Dough, using the Get Ready for Kindergarten Book. All the games helped to show the many different uses of the LeapReader and the wide range of books that are available.

LeapReader 4.fwAll of the kids LOVED the system, and the parents were amazed with it too. I know that this will be under many different Christmas Tree’s this year. This is an amazing learning tool, but is fun and enjoyable to the kids as well. All of the Mom’s plus myself loved that its  rechargeable. All you have to do is plug it into your USB drive and let it charge. In addition you can hook up the system to your computer and download apps and more to the LeapReader. Overall I am very impressed with the durability, versatility and amazing educational value that the LeapReader has. Here is another amazing product that LeapFrog did an amazing job developing.

The LeapReader solution includes three essential experiences:

  • Learn to Read – the systems encourages children and sounds out words, reads sentences, and lets kids play games and puzzles.
  • Lear to Write – the LeapReader gives children interactive assistance as they learn to write their letters, numbers on amazing mess-free writing paper. What Mom would not love that.
  • Learn through Listening – This is an amazing feature – The LeapReader contains audio books, learning songs and trivia challenges that build your child’s comprehension skills and vocabulary!

With over 150+ books, maps, flash cards, book sets, learn to write sets and more. Your child will have hundreds of ways to learn and excel with this awesome toy. The awesome LeapReader holds audio for up to 40 books or 175 songs at one time! This is really a system that will help your child learn and will grow with your child. It is available in blue, green and pink and when you purchase your LeapReader you will get an awesome sample book and four apps included with the system which is a $20 Value. Priced at $49.99 this is an awesome system that you are investing it, you will surly get your moneys worth!

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The pictures shown are my own.  No photos with recognizable faces were permitted for use, therefore group interactions at the parties were not shared.

Awesome Deal on Vista Print Customized Totes – Started at $6.50 – Think Halloween & Christmas!

Between back to school and the winter holidays, Halloween can sometimes sneak up on you. But you can get a head start this fall with Vistaprint’s 50% off small totes offer! If you’ve been searching for a fun and reusable bag for trick or treating this year, Vistaprint’s totes, starting at a low price of $6.50, is perfect for you!

Whether you’re hauling Halloween goodies or doing some grocery shopping, these totes provide an affordable and sustainable solution. Vistaprint offers a variety of Halloween designs that include jack-o-lanterns and illustrated Halloween treats that are sure to help your trick-or-treater out! You can also customize all of these spooky designs with your kids’ names.

These bags also make a cute back to school tote for a little one—a bag personalized with your daughter’s initials and a princess crown would be a fun way to ring in the school year. This is a limited time offer, so head on over to Vistaprint to get your personalized totes in time for the festivities!

Click HERE to get started and design yours now!

Enter to win one of THREE Back To School Cookie Bouquets! Good Luck!

Welcome to the Back to School Cookie Bouquet Giveaway


I have paired up with Gourmet Cookie Bouquet to give away three Back to School bouquets (7 cookie version valued at $39.99 each).

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over, enter in the rafflecopter below

Good Luck!

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Awesome deal on Disney Backpacks ($12) and Lunchboxes ($8)!

Disney Sale.fw has the Disney character backpacks on sale for $12.00, lunch boxes for $8.00 and water bottles for $5.00. We love Disney backpacks because they contain a handy strap on the front of the backpack to affix the lunchbox to, so your child can easily keep their lunchbox with their backpack! In addition to this awesome sale, they are also offering FREE Shipping when you add any Halloween item to your cart and use coupon code: TREAT at check out or if you spend $75.00 or more, you can also enter the code SHIPTODAY for free shipping.

TIP: Click on the “Home Decor and More” there is a reusable tote bag (Mickey Mouse Haunted Mansion Reusable Tote – Halloween 2013) that is $4.95!  That’s cheaper than shipping so add it to your order and use coupon code: TREAT at check out. Your child can use this bag for a trick or treat bag, or they are GREAT for gift bags!



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Frito-Lay Chips Flavor Mix Multipack, 20 Count for $4.98 after digital coupon on Amazon! Thats $0.25 a bag!

HURRY Amazon has Frito-Lay Chips Flavor Mix Multipack, 20 Count for $5.98 but there is a $1.00 off coupon making them only $0.25 per bag, this is a GREAT price. These are great for lunches, snacks and we have even given them to trick or treaters :-)!!  Hurry these will not last long!



Awesome Famous Footwear Coupon – 15% OFF PLUS BOGO Sale!

Famous Footwear has released a new coupon, this would be great if you are needing new shoes for your little one for back to school! Click HERE to print a coupon good for 15% off your ENTIRE purchase at Famous Footwear. PLUS they are offering a BOGO Sale!!

Back to School Printable Coupons – Watercolors/Pencils/Tape!

$0.50 off any ONE Prang Watercolor $1.00 off Ticonderoga Pencil w/ Prang Art Supply $5.00 off Scotch Expressions Tape

Awesome Kohl’s Coupons! $10 off $25 and 15% Off!


Still working on back to school clothes shopping for the kids?  If so there is a high-value $10.00 off $25.00 Kid’s Apparel coupon available HERE. You can stack this with the 15% off printable coupon to get an additional 15% off your entire purchase. The best part is that both coupons are valid through August 18, 2013.

Tide Printable Coupons! Print now and get ready for back to school!

$0.40 off ONE Tide To Go Pen or Stain Eraser $0.40 off ONE Tide Detergent$0.40 off ONE Tide plus Bleach Alternative$1.50 off TWO Tide Detergent and/or Tide Boost$1.00 off ONE Tide Boost