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.

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