Back to School with Hilroy and a GiveawayMonday, September 05, 2011
Yes, it's that time of year again! Tomorrow is Back to School. Can you believe it? Where did August go? September just seemed to creep up on me this year. Our family had a very eventful summer and I enjoyed every day of it. And it's not that I'm dreading going back to work. It's just that I had so much I was planning to do before the summer ends. One of those things was sharing all the really neat Back to School supplies for 2011 by Hilroy.
There are few things I get excited about when going shopping and school supplies is right near the top of that list. Unlike clothing, you don't have to worry about trying them on for size. The hardest part is picking the style you like the best. With Hilroy, there's sure to be something to suit every personality. Check out some of the Shape-It Up fashion options.
Five Star Xpanz Zipper Binder, I'll be walking around from class to class with this bright blue binder that I will use for securing test papers and results. The front pocket will be perfect for extra pens and pencils (because you always need extras) and it will fit a calculator quite nicely. The expanding file on the inside is great for storing handouts that aren't hole punched and to help me keep organized. I love that it is a bright blue so I can find it easily on those many occasions I leave my things behind in the classrooms. (One of the joys of teaching à la carte.)
Recently, during one of the Teacher Appreciation Days at Staples, I noticed the Hilroy zippered binders were on sale for $2 off. They're still pricey but they are so durable, I'm sure they will last the whole year and still look as good as new.
|UPDATE: Just saw these on sale for $15.98. (9/8)|
If your child loves to personalize their supplies, they will love the Customizable Fashion Line. We received a customizable binder last year from Hilroy and I thought it was so neat, I had to share the newest styles. Butterflies and guitars. Very cool.
The new Five Star 7-Pocket Expanding File has seven pockets which is suitable for a typical student’s class load. It comes with pull-up tabs to help mark and remind student what they need to be do. It's also great for teachers like me that teach multiple classes and grades, and since I'm always on the go. The clearview cover of the file and binder allows for easy customization, which I love.
Finally, to help keep the family organized, check out Mom's Utlimate Family Fridge Calendar. It comes with five magnets that are strong enough to keep the calendar in place. Our fridge is not magnetic but the back door to the house, which is in the kitchen, is magnetic. We're always opening and closing it, and it hasn't moved at all. It's big enough to record all the important dates for the upcoming school year.
Don't forget about the “Win with Five Star” Contest!
As a way to reward loyal consumers this back-to-school season, Hilroy and Five Star will relaunch a
successful consumer reward contest. “Win with Five Star” gives consumers the chance to win a piece of $20,000 each day with an online instant win contest. By visiting www.hilroyfivestar.ca between June 6 and Sept. 11, 2011, and entering the UPC code from any purchased Five Star item, entrants have the chance to win one of 101 Citizen Visa Gift Cards in either $100 or $250 denominations. For complete rules, regulations and additional information, visit www.hilroyfivestar.ca.
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One very lucky Toronto Teacher Mom reader will win a super huge Hilroy prize pack full of all the cool school supplies I was sent for review. This includes:
- Recycled Fashion Binder
- Recycled Fashion Pencil Case
- Mom's Ultimate Family Fridge Calendar
- Customizable Window Binder
- Five Star 7-Pocket Expanding File
- Five Star Xpanz Zipper Binder
- Shape It Up Notebook
- Jolie Notebook
- Jolie Pencil Case
Disclosure: I received products from Hilroy to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.