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Start School Like A Champion And Prepared For Learning!

Making sure my kids are ready to read for the new school year is super important. Our kids are all of different years, grades, and now schools and all require their own back to school shopping. They are all in different grades of learning, but one that overlaps for all our kids is reading. Our pre-K girl is learning how to read, memorize words, pick out letters, and make sounds. Our middle elementary aged child has all that down, but is now reading and sounding out big words, it’s quite impressive.1Our oldest who we can say got the most attention when learning how to read is top of her class and always getting awarded and commended for her great reading skills. What makes it important that they not just brush up on their own reading skills, but they can now teach each other. We created a sort of reading club, “The Sisters Reading Club.” They can play school and teach each other and their dolls

Our oldest can practice with Brooklin who is 7, and Brooklin can help to read to Mia our 4-year-old. It’s great, they are all being helped, while practicing reading and reading aloud to each other. It’s great because they have so many children’s books and enjoy reading together!2With school coming back to session, it’s important to get those back to school shopping. Sam’s Club is a one stop back to school shop that offers everything needed to kick off a successful year. From their favorites foods, to school supplies, clothing, Sam’s Club has it all. You can even score free books when you purchase any participating product for back to school now at Sam’s Club. 3To top it all off one of our favorite cereals Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops is offering ways to let our girls start school like a champion. Not only can they start their days with their favorite cereals but they also get 2 free books with their cereal purchase, one for them and one to donate to a local school. Choices includes over 80 full-length titles from beginners to teen readers. Even better reading on a nice day outdoors with their favorite snacks.reading books with froot loops

Follow these easy 3 steps to get those 2 free books (whiles supplies last):

  1. Buy any participating Kellogg’s or The J.M. Smucker Company product by 9/30/2016
  2. Upload your receipt at FreeBookOffer.com/Sams within 30 days of purchase.
  3. Redeem for your free Scholastic book and one book will be donated to a local classroom as well!

While free items are great, it’s also important to look out for back to school sales so you do not get overwhelmed at the last minute with back to school shopping. Some ways that we save is by taking advantage of free opportunities like free books, also buying in bulk and saving supplied for the year and even into the next school year. Back to school supplies last a long time and can include savings when purchase in bigger quantity from Sam’s Club.

Also instead of fancy binders and notebooks, but something that is blank and let your children design their own style. Not only do you save, but they get to design something they created and not have a problem keeping tabs on their notebooks.

Brook kid going back to school

We also push our kids to reuse supplies from last year, glue, pencils, erasers. While we do go back to school shopping for new supplies, we will hold them until they use their old ones. Its teaching them to be mindful of materials, teaching they waste reduction methods and get to explain to them why we want to reduce.

Save some money this year and look out for free offers and bulk items that can be used between grades or even into next school year.

What Are Ways You Save On Back To School Shopping?


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Kellogg’s and The J.M. Smucker Company but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SamsClubBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBstV


  1. Janet W. on September 19, 2016 at 6:27 am

    That looks like a fun way to make reading enjoyable for children! We love to eat Kellogg’s products, too!

  2. Janeane Davis on August 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Back to school will be here in just a month in our area. It is good to learn to save as much money as possible.

  3. Jaime on August 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    My daughter is so excited for school- the big 8th grade! Whoo! I have been buying with Ebates, sales and coupons!

  4. Myrah Duque on August 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Reading was my daughter’s favorite subject. She would always ask me to read to her when she was just 3-4 yrs old.

  5. Elizabeth Lampman on August 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Wow 2 free books with their cereal purchase is a great deal. I will have to pick up some Frosted Flakes. We need to get started on our back to school shopping.

  6. Ann Bacciaglia on August 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    We are getting my Daughter ready to move seven hours away for school this year. I have been working on getting everything off of her list all summer. Sam’s Club has been a great source of back to school items.

  7. Liz Mays on August 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I like that a donation is triggered as well. That is a really neat thing they’re doing!

  8. Sarah on August 3, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Awesome! We love books AND cereal what a win!

  9. Olivia Douglass on August 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

    How fun! I cannot believe that we are already planning for back to school. It seems like they just got out for the summer. Scholastic books are some awesome books and I LOVE that backpack!

  10. Heather Pfingsten on August 3, 2016 at 4:20 am

    I love how your littles are working together to teach and learn at the same time. As for Sam’s Club, we shop there all the time and I had no idea this was even a thing. I need to get there this week, pick up a couple of favorites, and get our little one a new read. Love!

  11. janice on August 2, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Cute girls. They look like they are having fun. My daughter loves being in my blog posts as well.

    Thanks for sharing this! I love the idea of letting them design their own stuff!

  12. janis on August 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I remember when my kids were reading those books! We love learning, and my kids are all pretty excited to head back to school soon.

  13. Meagan on August 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    This is my son’s first year of school and I’m kind of terrified!!! I like saving money using apps!

  14. Val on August 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I usually seek out promo codes for online shopping, that seems to be my quickest route to save some cash for back to school season!

  15. Amy Desrosiers on August 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I save on back to school supplies by looking for sales. I like to stack store coupons with heavy discounts to get good deals.

  16. Jeanette on August 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I love the concept of getting one book and donating another. That is great! Reading is so important for kids and adults alike!

  17. MELISSA on August 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I wish my daughter loved to read as much as I did when I was a kid! I read SO many books. I limit her mobile device time and that is usually when she picks up a book , so thankful for that!

  18. Lisa Favre on August 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    My nieces are semi-ready for back-to-school … they’re enjoying their summer far too much! That backpack you featured is beautiful… my nieces would totally love it!

  19. Sarah on August 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    My daughter would love that backpack. Just the right amount of sparkle. I’m not ready for back to school just yet.

  20. Catherine Sargent on August 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    My son has always loved to read. I always tried to use coupons and wait until the tax free weekend to buy most of the supplies.

  21. Sherry on August 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love how your children help each other out with reading. My children are 12 and 17 and they both love to read.