In Omaha, school is in full swing. This was the week that most metro area students hit the books and went back to school. Is it just me or is it getting earlier and earlier each year?!
When it comes to buying school supplies for our kids, it can be expensive. And because most of us moms are on a tight budget, we tend to cut corners. Ever bought a pack of pens at the Dollar Tree store? Yeah, ‘nuf said. There are some things that you pay less for, but then you know not to expect them to last very long either. And in order to get the most bang for your buck, sometimes you’ll have to pay a little more for brand names and quality products to ensure your child can use them throughout the entire school year–and maybe even longer!
I recently had the chance to try out some Scotch-Brite and 3M Post-It products. I am a huge fan of their products–I mean, seriously, who hasn’t used the beloved Post-It note before? And yes, off-brand versions are far less superior than the original.
3M has come out with a number of cool new Post-It products for this school year, and my absolute favorite are the Post-It Flag+ pens and highlighters. They’re writing utensils with built-in Post-Its for flagging notebooks, worksheets, or textbooks. Each pen/highlighter comes with 50 flags, and are refillable for continued use throughout the school year.
I also got to try the new Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes as well. Just like other cleaning wipes, they come in a tube that you pull out the wipes and tear for one at a time. These were perfect for wiping down the kitchen counters, bathroom counters, and dining room table. I love the convenience of cleaning wipes because they save me from laundering washclothes, and for me, that gets expensive! (I live in an apartment, and it costs $3.00 a load to wash and dry!!!) Pull, wipe, toss. Doesn’t get any easier than that. Only thing I didn’t care for when it came to the wipes was the scent–the scent that I received was “Breeze.” Wasn’t a fan, but when it comes to a natural, botanical product, I really can’t complain!
So now it’s time to share the wealth! I have a gift basket of five 3M products to give away to one lucky Omaha-Moms.com reader! The basket includes:
Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes
One package of three Flag+ highlighters
One package of two Flag+ pens
Post-It note cube
Post-It durable write-on tabs
The retail value of this basket is approximately $40! What a great give away for back to school! To enter, click here and fill out this entry form. One random entry will be chosen on Friday, September 2nd at noon!
Good luck, and happy back to school season, everyone!