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Back to School with Hilroy and a Giveaway

Monday, September 05, 2011

Screen shot 2011-09-05 at 9.55.07 AMYes, 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.

My daughter's jaw dropped when she saw her brand new Jolie pencil case and notebook. The girls on the cover are absolutely adorable, each one accompanied by their playful pets. There are three different Jolie characters and you can find them on binders, pocket and prong portfolios, and a casemade notebook, complete with stickers. The lined pages of the notebook are also beautifully adorned. This year, they have added gold foil for extra sparkle.

Jolie by Hilroy
Now, my daughter isn't the only one who gets to start off the new school year with some cool gear. With this handy 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.)

Xpanz Zipper Binder by Five Star

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.

Five Star Zipper File Binders
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.

Hilroy has to continued their commitment to the environment by offering students the highest quality products, created using sustainable materials. Their Eco-Friendly Products for Back-to-School include their retro-inspired Recycled Fashion line. Their portfolios are made with 30 percent post-consumer waste (PCW) and their notebooks are filled with 100 percent recycled paper, made with 30 percent PCW. The casemade binder has a cover made from 100 percent recycled chipboard, and a matching pencil case made of recycled PET materials.

Recycled Fashion Eco-Friendly Binders by Hilroy

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.

Mom's Ultimate Family Fridge Calendar by Hilroy

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 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

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This contest is now closed. The winner has been announced below.

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
How fabulous is that! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck and all the best for an easy transition to Back to School! You may need to click on "Read more" in order to view the form.

Disclosure: I received products from Hilroy to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. Love the purple five star binder. Of course I do.. It's purple lol

  2. Love all types of hilroy binders, it the name you can trust!

  3. The Learn To Letter looks good. It would be good for my younger son.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  4. I'd want the Eco file folders. Love Hilroy!

  5. I'd like to have a set of the Polytote Zipper Carry-All Bags for my students to carry home books.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I like the Zwipes Fashion poly Binder

  7. I like the recycled fashion notebook
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  8. I like the Eco file folders.
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  9. I am loving the recycled fashion notebooks

  10. I would like to have the note tote binder.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  11. I like the zwipes doodler what a neat idea!

    calvert0 at telus dot net

  12. the ORACLE math set would be really great ( stacey dempsey on rafflecotper)
    staceyx at telus dot net

  13. eco file folders

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  14. Josee P
    I like the design and colors of the limited edition binders.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    jokparent at hot mail dot com

  15. I like the recycled fashion notebooks

  16. I like the Studio Pro Watercolour book

    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  17. My girls just love the studio scrap books! They are so much fun for them :)

  18. i would love the swipes fashion zipper binder

  19. I'd love the Customize Weekly and Monthly Planner(small) #609021


  20. I love Hilroy products! My favourite is the Recycled Fashion Notebook.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

  21. I'm a big fan of the Fashion Zipper Binders.

  22. I like this one:
    Notetote binder #04404, purple


  23. I always bought Hilroy products when my kid's where young (they are now 32,27 and 25) now I buy it for our granddaughter. Lily just started JK and is only 3. It is a name you can trust.

  24. I would like to have the notetote
    1" binder in black

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

  25. I would like the note tote binder. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  26. I like the early learning pads, perfect for my preschooler who jealously watched his sister head off to grade one this morning :)

  27. I think the Zwipers Fashioned zipper binder is cute...

  28. I love the Zwipes item! I wish they had those when I was a kid.

  29. The funtime marble construction paper sounds really cool! Great for crafts!

  30. I like the Jolie pencil case
    amym_brown @

  31. Love all of it, thanks for the chance to win

  32. I'd like to check out the recycled fashion notebooks for my daughter's eco-chic style:)
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

  33. I love the Notetote limited edition binder - what great colors!
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

  34. I have always love the Hilroy 5 Star binders!!
    rebthecatsitter at

  35. would love an Xpands 3 ring binder pencil case
    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

  36. I have young kiddos so the zwipes doodler sounds pretty cool. Thank you!
    Laurie Adams

  37. LOVE the recycled casemade binder in owls! so cute!

  38. I love the Jolie items, I also like the Notetote 1 subject notebooks

  39. I like the Indigo Dream Weekly/Monthly Planner the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  40. I Love the Recycled Fashion Pincil Case the Best.

  41. I like the 7 pocket expanding file with reminder tabs


  42. I'm sure it makes me a total dork but I want one of everything! I want to go back to school half for the education and half for the stuff!!! But if I had to pick one, I love the PolyTot zipper carry all bags! Useful x10

  43. I'd love to have the Five Star Zipper Binder with Handle
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  44. Thanks for the chance!

  45. I really like the expanding file folder. As a teacher - it would really keep me organized.

  46. The five star binder with handle is what I want.

  47. I love Hilroy products and especially the five star binders! Excellent products!

  48. I would love to have the FIVE STAR 7 Pocket Expanding File with tabs to help keep me organized

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

  49. I think it's all great!!

  50. I like the expandable files and the zwipe binders
    terkim at gmail dot com

  51. I like like the Zwipes Fashion poly Binder :)

  52. Would love to have anything. Couldn't afford the fancy stuff and unfortunately now my 7 year old is getting picked on because she's the only one that doesn't have any of it.


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