While most of the shopping won't be easy (I always hope for the best, but expect the worst. It keeps me from being disappointed.). There is one place that I know I can go and indulge in a little stress free back to school shopping. You might be surprised to hear that the one place is Sam's Club. Before walking in, I tell the girls that if they are good then we can get an ICEE before we leave. At only $1.15 at our club, I might even let them each have their own. (Yes, I sometimes bribe my kids. Does that make me a bad mom? Even if it does, I'll probably keep doing it.) For some reason, the girls enjoy Sam's Club shopping (more than other shopping). Maybe it is the occasional free samples located throughout the stores. Maybe it is the hope that someday we'll buy them the ginormous stuffed animals or the huge swing set on display in the middle of the store. Maybe it is just that they get to pick out their own snacks for their school lunches. Whatever the reason, I'll take it.
With both girls in school full time this year (sniff), I will need lots of snacks. They'll be eating daily snacks, plus the snack foods in their lunches, and we can't forget the sports snacks for after school activities. All of those snacks means that bulk is the way to buy. Right now at Sam's Club, you can buy some of your favorite snacks from General Mills and get bonus box tops - 6 Box Tops on a Pack, in fact. I don't know about you, but our school loves Box Tops for Education, so I know they'll appreciate the extra tops. I know that we'll be grabbing some Nature Valley Granola Bars and Chex Mix.
What will you be shopping for at your local Sam's Club for Back-To-School? Tell me and you could win a $25 Sam's Club gift card to help with the endless expenses of BTS. Here's how:
Mandatory Entry: Which General Mills Box Tops item will you purchase during the Sam's Club Back-to-School event? Leave me a comment. Be sure to include your email address if it is not visible in your profile.
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- Giveaway ends 11:59pm ET on August 29, 2011
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