Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shop for Back to School Supplies at Rite Aid + Giveaway - 2 Winners Each Win A School Supplies Gift Pack!

If you're still making your last-minute school supplies shopping, why not head out to Rite Aid today? 

The back to school season can be one of the busiest times a year for parents who want to ensure their children are well prepared for the upcoming school year. Rite Aid stores nationwide offer a one-stop-shop for students heading back to school, no matter what their needs. 


Students of all ages still need the essentials to get to the head of the class including:
–        Paper, binders, composition books, notebooks, pens and pencils. In addition to the popular brand names, Rite Aid sells many of the school and office supplies under the company’s private brand line Home, which combines consistent quality with affordable prices.
–        Backpacks and lunch boxes featuring popular characters such as Hello Kitty, Spider Man, Angry Birds and assorted Disney characters including princesses and Cars.
–        New this year, single-strap – often called sling or trapezoid – backpacks and insulated, shoulder-slung lunch totes available in a rainbow of plain colors and sharp patterns.
–        Crayons, glue, tape, index cards and more from top brands including Playskool and Rite Aid’s Home.
–        New to Rite Aid, Elmer's makes gluing fun with vibrantly colored sticks and extra strength X-Treme sticks.
–        Scotch also has new products at Rite Aid including titanium-fused scissors, Magic greener tape made from 75% recycled or plant materials and donut tape in colorful, round containers.
–        Craft materials including returning favorites from ArtSkills such as holographic letter/number stickers and LED light strings that make it easy to design posters that grab an audience's attention.


The NRF predicts nearly 60 percent of back-to-school shoppers will invest in electronics this year – nearly 10 percent more than last year. In anticipation of this trend, Rite Aid has upped its offerings to include affordable electronics that many customers may not expect to find at a traditional drugstore such as:
–        Texas Instruments’ TI-84 graphing calculator, which is required for many classes in high school and beyond.
–        Color touchscreen tablets and Android-powered NetBooks that make note-taking less tedious.
–        Assorted electronic and computer accessories such as a Bluetooth-enabled iPad keyboard, webcams, universal chargers, and a wide range of flash drives including Sponge Bob and other novelty models.
–        Ink cartridges to ensure term papers are turned in on time – and don’t forget the paper!
–        For fun when studying is done, 32" LCD TVs and DVD players plus new movie titles such as The Hunger Games and classics including Footloose.


Going off to college for the first time can be scary. To make the transition from home to dorm a little easier for students and parents alike, Rite Aid has stocked up on dorm room must-haves including:
–        Gracious Living portable drawers, bins and shelves for easy storage.
–        Bedroom basics including sheets and throw rugs plus personal flair such as colorful folding tub chairs or Dream Lites night lights that project a starry sky onto the ceiling.
–        Deals on in-store photo processing on regular prints plus wall-hanging photo sleeves that display up to 16 pictures
–        Kitchen accessories and appliances including coffee makers.
–        Comfort foods such as frozen pizzas and meals, Ramen Noodles, Chef Boyardee, pudding, and hot chocolate for when winter rolls in and healthy snacks including raisins, apple sauce, fruit cups and granola bars—just like mom would want.

Rite Aid's gift- and prepaid card selection makes it easy to send care packages, help keep students supplied from afar or reward good grades. The NRF says gift card sales are expected to continue to rise to $71 per shopper, an 18 percent bump from last year and more than 50 percent jump since 2010. Rite Aid offers gift cards from more than 150 different retailers plus general purpose reloadable cards from Green Dot, which can be purchased without a fee at any Rite Aid location and used like a credit card.


Rite Aid has partnered with Hip Mama's Place to offer this fun back-to-school supplies giveaway for two of you, lucky Hip Mama's Place readers - to help you ease in to the start of the new school year!

Two of you will each win the following school supplies pack from Rite Aid with 11 must have back-to-school items!

- a 5 Star 7-Pocket Expanding File
- 2 Mead Angry Birds notebooks
- 2 packs of 2 Paper Mate Inkjoy Pens
- a Pack of 1 Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick
- 1 Playskool 24 pack of crayons
- 1 Quick Letter Pads for Bulletin Boards
- 1 Poster Lights
- 8" Scotch scissors
- 1 roll of Scotch tape

To enter the contest, simply follow these 3 simple steps:

3.  Leave a comment on this post and tell me briefly how you make back to school easy for you and your kids. In your comment, please leave your Facebook and Twitter user names to verify your participation and your email address to contact you if you win. 

This contest is open to U.S. addresses only and ends on September 9th, 2012 at 12MN, EST. Two (2) winners will be picked at random at the end of the contest and will be announced as a comment on this post.

Hip Mama's Place Disclosure:  "My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Rite Aid provided the giveaway prizes to facilitate my review post and giveaway contest".

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  About the Author: Jocelyn CaƱasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.


kellyr78 said...

I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver), follow you on twitter(Kellydpa)
and I make back to school easier by preparing as much as possible the day before, like packing lunches, supplies and setting out outfits.

★Anna★ said...

I like to make back to school easy by writing a list of EVERYTHING we need to buy!!!
I like you on FB-Anna Katherine
Follow you on Twitter-@AnnaL77

vzavala8 said...

i like you on facebook as valerie zavala

follow you on twitter as january_love88

I make back to school easy by making sure everything is done the previous day. for example, school clothes is ironed and layed out for my kids. lunch is prepared, homework is done. its so much easier

my email is:
vzavala8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Madeline Brubaker said...

I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker) and I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone). I make back to school easier by shopping for school items early. We also visit the school before it starts so my child knows where to find her homeroom and locker.
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

Tracy Vidmar said...

My son is only in prek so our back to school is very low key for now. We focus on having fun, crafting, and getting outside! I'd love to win this contest! I am following you on Twitter (towheadmom) and Facebook (Tracy Vidmar).

Mammamayor said...

We have fun the last two weeks of summer, and talk about school!

Debbie said...

Twitter: @debbiemcmullen
Facebook: Debbie McMullen

I make it easier for my son by drumming up excitement over his favorite subjects like history!
We also have a back to school party complete with cake :)

MB Isaac said...

We are in year round so we kind of just ease from one year into the other.

I follow on facebook and twitter

mary beth isaac

clenna said...

I "Like" Hip Mama's Place on Facebook

clenna emery

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I designate a space for lunch box, backpack and any other supplies. Those items are always put there.

clenna at aol dot com

Katiemc said...

My children like school. Some organization in the morning really helps.
Kathleen McGill

daivabaum said...

I like you on Facebook as Daiva Baum
poniabaum at gmail dot com

daivabaum said...

I follow you on twitter. @poniabaum
poniabaum at gmail dot com

daivabaum said...

I start putting my kids down to bed early a couple weeks before schools starts to get them back on schedule
poniabaum at gmail dot com

Peggy Damon said...

"Like" Hip Mama's Place on Facebook (peggy d)

Follow Hip Mama's Place on Twitter

I shop throughout the year using coupons ect so it isn't so stressful in August.


Danielle said...

We get ready for the new school year by 'practicing' morning routines the week before!
Liked on FB as (Danielle Priser)
Followed on Twitter as danikatsouros


Sarah Lynne said...

I like you on Facebook

Sarah Mansfield Coulsey

sarahcoulsey03 @ gmail dot com

Sarah Lynne said...

I follow you on twitter


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Sarah Lynne said...

To make shopping easier, I hit all the stores sales as quickly as possible and stock up for the year.

sarahcoulsey03 @ gmail dot com

Staci A said...

We make school time easier by staying in a routine over the summer and shopping ahead of time.
FB: Staci A

mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

Deb K said...

I like you on Facebook-Deb S

I Follow with Twitter~@deb55106

We make school time easier by laying out clothes the night before.

deb55106 at gmail dot com

bettycd said...

FB like - betty dennis
and follow on twitter
bettycd By AUG I have stockpiled many back to school items that were free after drugstore rebates. This gives the kids choices while not going indebt. Clothes are decided the night before
tjandbcd at optonline dot net

missy schutz said...

I start reminding them a week before.Start dinner,baths and picking out clothes earlier.Also tuck little notes in their backpacks:)
I like you on Fb-Missy Schutz
Follow on twitter-Missy Schutz

Austin Baroudi said...

Liked Hip Mama's Place on Facebook as Austin Baroudi and Following Hip Mama's Place on Twitter @Austieb7

Country Cookin' Mama said...

I like you on FB. Kim Hilder
Follow you on twitter @cntrycookinmama

I try to have everything ready for the kids the night before school starts, that way it's easy to get them on the bus in the morning.
cozycreations07 at aol dot com

T Bailey said...

twitter id @10750coupons, fb ten coupons, 10750coupons at gmail dot com.
it's great that the public schools have uniforms here, so there's no deciding (arguing about) what to wear. we lay out backpacks and uniforms the night before, including pe uniforms, lunch is done as much as possible the night before,breakfast is decided & laid out as much as possible (cereal bowls & the cereal box, or the poptarts, or whatever). my phone also has two alarms set - the 5 minute warning, and the "out the door now" alarm that helps get everyone out the door without nagging - they know that if we don't get out the door at the alarm, we are late to both schools (elem & middle)...

Tawnya said...

Back to school is never easy, but having everything ready the night before helps! It also helps that my son likes to go to school. Thanks for the giveaway!
FB-Tawnya S
kopperkirlz at yahoo dot com

margaret walker said...

I make back to school easier by having them go to bed earlier the week before to get ready for waking up earlier than they do in the summer. I also have them get their school clothes and books and backpack together the night before. I get their lunches ready the night before also. It makes the morning less hectic and easier for me to get out on time for work.

Liked you on twitter : angelbabies0507
facebook : margaret walker

jamie tucker said...

I follow you on facebook (jamie tucker)
I follow you on twitter @tuckersaver

I help my children by making sure we buy everything in advanced with extra's and have clothes and lunches ready for the next day


Jennifer M. said...

I don't have Facebook or Twitter accounts, but I love your site! My daughter is starting Pre-K this year, so these school supplies would be great for her. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!
jen.manriquez (at)

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Mary said...

I like you on Facebook, Mary Avlos-Dailey

Follow you on Twitter

I like organizing everything the night before, so all they have to do is get up and get ready. No searching for homework. etc.

Kristin said...

I try to get everything school purchased and ready well before school starts so there's no stress running around at the last moment.

wowknk at gmail dot com

P.S. Twitter @kristinnw, Facebook (Kristin K)

noreen said...

Prepping everything the night before

nightowl said...

I Like" Hip Mama's Place on Facebook.
Kimberly B.
I Follow Hip Mama's Place on Twitter.
winit6 at hotmail dot com
I make it easier by getting supplies ahead of time and making sure they have everything organized and ready before their first day.

Brooke Adametz said...

I make mornings easier by setting out clothes the night before and having breakfast menus planned for the week! Fb: Brooke McConnell Adametz twitter:@adametzb email:

tls271 said...

I "Like" Hip Mama's Place on Facebook thanks,

tls271 said...

I Follow Hip Mama's Place on Twitter @simms3710

tls271 said...

I make sure that my sons get at least 8 hours of sleep each night! thanks,

fb = tls simms
twitter = @simms3710
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Cinderella10383 said...

I make back to school easier by putting clothes out the night before, making lunches the night before and making sure they have breakfast before going to school.

Jamie Brigham *FB Name*
@cinderella10383 *Twitter Name*
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

ginabad said...

I get my kids jazzed up and do some schoolwork leading up. Of course, they love their school so it's easy! I'm following you under Gina Badalaty on FB, and I'm @ginabad on Twitter!

Nikki Muroski said...

I make it easier by getting him on a skeeping schedule the week before and I have all supplies labeled and ready to go weeks in case I forget something! :)

Facebook - Nikki Muroski
Twitter - @nanddwithnikki

nmuroski @

a0ad953c-c5a0-11e1-8f14-000bcdcb2996 said...

I help my wife in anything she needs to make back to school easy for her and the kids. We start buy getting the routine of sleeping early and waking up early two weeks before school starts.

fb: Erik Garcia
twitter: @ebiker85

Shelly Leatham said...

FB: Shelly Emmons Leatham
Twitter: @sleatham1

I make school easier by making sure I have everything they need before they go to school!


Angela Qcrazy said...

I make school a little easier by REPAYING for lunches so you don't need to worry about lunch money everyday. twitter angelaqcrazy2

Tara Overby said...

I make shopping easy by using a list the school provides and going to just one store for everything!

Tara Overby - facebook
Mrs. Overby - twitter
taravanh at yahoo dot com

Clair said...

I like you on fb (clair freebie)

Clair said...

I follow you on twitter (clairsfreebies)

Clair said...

We make everything easy by not waiting until the last minute to do things. Even getting ready in the mornings, everything is picked out or packed the night before so there aren't problems!
lshumack at gmail dot com

sara jackson said...

I like you on FB Sara Jackson
I follow on twitter @mrssarajackson

I make it easy by shopping for things ahead of time when i find a sale to avoid the back to school rush!

sweetnnauty at yahoo dot com

Vance Creve said...

liked on Fb-evans sevieux
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Vance Creve said...

follow on twitter -talliana1
alliana88m At yahoo DOT com

Vance Creve said...

I start easing into the regular school schedule about two weeks before school begins. It helps my kids to start getting up at 6:30 instead of sleeping in the mornings.
alliana88m At yahoo DOT com
fb - evans sevieux

Christine Jensen said...

I wait to buy most of thier supplies until I get a list from the teachers, that way I don't buy things my kids don't need!

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

facebook-Christine Hellewell Jensen

Jodi said...

Following on Twitter as @crazeypoet
I like you on FB as Jodi Brown

I try to get everything ready well ahead of the first day so there's no last minute rushing around to make things stressful!

Jocelyn Brown said...

*This contest is closed*

Congrats to Danielle and Country Cookin' Mama for winning this fun back to school giveaway from Rite Aid!

Danielle said...
We get ready for the new school year by 'practicing' morning routines the week before!
Liked on FB as (Danielle Priser)
Followed on Twitter as danikatsouros


Country Cookin' Mama said...

I like you on FB. Kim Hilder
Follow you on twitter @cntrycookinmama
I try to have everything ready for the kids the night before school starts, that way it's easy to get them on the bus in the morning.
cozycreations07 at aol dot com

Thank you all for your participation! More fab giveaways coming up so stay tuned in! :)