Wednesday, July 17, 2013

$200 Staples Gift Card Giveaway

Some of my awesome blogging buddies and myself have come together to give you a chance to win a $200 Staples Gift Card to help you stock up on some of those back to school must haves.

First, I want to show you some things I am getting with my Staples gift card. I LOVE office/school supplies and I LOVE to be organized. So when I got my hands on the planner from April at A Modern Teacher I knew just what I was going to spend some of my gift card on: things to make this awesome planner even more awesome. 


Instead of having my planner bound like many are doing (which is an awesome idea) I am going to get my printed and place it in one of these awesome Martha Stewart binders. I love the blue one and you can’t beat a cute binder for $5.99. Having it in this binder will allow me to add other things like a pencil pouch and notepads in order to have everything at my finger tips when I go to plan.


I am going to include these Zebra Xmulsion pens in my planner pouch. I love the way they write and who can pass up such cute colors. I already have a purple one, but the blue, green, and pink will look awesome in my planner Smile 


I LOVE post in notes and have a ton at the start of the year and ALWAYS have to buy more throughout. I use them to mark things in books and LOVE to use them for making to do lists. The more color the better, like in the ones linked above. I will include these in my pencil pouch in my binder so I can use them to jot down notes as I am planning for my weeks. 

I also plan on getting a couple other things with my gift card that will not be included in the binder, but that are must haves for me.

The ever famous Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. What classroom doesn’t have these awesome markers? I use them for all sorts of things, but they are my very own special markers. I only let the kids use them for a special event, in my presence for I only have one pack. (Mine took a beating last year so I need a new pack.)
I am loving these Neon Sharpie markers. I love bright colors and I love to use sharpies to add to different classroom projects we may do throughout the year. These ones will be super cute to use on these projects and will look even better than just using a plain black sharpie. 


I am really liking this Desk caddy. It has a place to keep my awesome planner from April as well as plenty of storage for all my everyday classroom necessities

Don’t you just love school supplies and school shopping. It makes me giddy Smile It is the best part of summer in my book!!!

Now has a lot of amazing coupons and deals that you can get on back to school supplies, including those you can get from Staples. You can check out some staples coupons HERE.

Now for what you have all been waiting for. The $200 Staples gift card giveaway. This is a group giveaway, which means that several of us are giving this gift card away on our blogs. We all have the same rafflecopter setup. You only need to enter on one of our blogs to be entered. If you enter on mine and then go to one of the other girl’s blogs and try to enter it will not let you because you already entered. You only need to enter ONE time. ONE winner will be chosen from the Rafflecopter and will be contacted after the giveaway ends on Sunday, July 21st. Good luck to all who enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was lucky enough to get a $50.00 gift card to get the items that I have showed in this post.  


  1. This is wonderful giveaway. I would LOVE to win because I have so many supplies that I need to get-binders, pens, markers, etc.

  2. I would love to get white card stock, smelly markers, and some organizational supplies.

  3. I would buy bins to organize my math Centers - I am having such a hard time keeping track of everything but they are too expensive for how many I need!

  4. I would buy card stock, colorful copy paper, and sharpies in every color:)

  5. Cardstock definitely, fun supplies for stations and copy paper. ;)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

  6. I love the neon sharpies!!! I will have to get some...and I have been admiring the Martha binders. Have you seen Martha Stewart's hanging bulletin boards? I want one of those too!

  7. I would love to use this money for school supplies to help supplement the supplies my kids aren't always able to bring from home...

  8. I would love a flip chart easel!

    Teach on a Limb

  9. OH What a fabulous giveaway! OK- I would by a new pencil sharpener, because I seem to go through them, smelly markers (I love seeing the kids' noses after we use them!), card stock- all colors, printer ink, organizer bins, big clips, fun pens, folders for writer's workshop for the children, Ticonderoga pencils, and 64 color Crayola crayons! YAY! :)
    Thank you for this fun giveaway!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  10. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this gift card. I would purchase crayons, markers and folders for my students. I would buy a new pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, bins, chart paper, and a couple fancy pens.

  11. I would get sharpies, glue and cardstock.

  12. I would love to win! I need cardstock, PRINTER PAPER, and chart paper!!!

  13. I would love to win and get supplies for my classroom that I often have to buy myself. Markers, pens, colored paper, etc.!

  14. If I were lucky enough to win I would purchase an iPad keyboard, a presenter's mouse, and for my students i would get organizational materials, pens and paper.

  15. Would be pretty dreamy to win! I would always love to spend some one else's $ instead of my own!! Thanks for putting it together!!

  16. I would use this gift card to purchase supplies for my students (crayons, markers, etc.) as well as computer ink to print the things I purchase from TPT.

  17. If I won the $200 gift card I would use it to buy fun mechanical pencils and pens to get my students more interested in writing and math. I teach special education and writing is a struggle. I would also buy organizing materials and colored file folders to organize my common core materials.