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Why We #ThinkSTAPLES for Back to School {Giveaway}

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T minus 4 weeks!  Can you believe it? Can you believe that back to school is around the corner? Summer is once again flying by and before you know it, (if you haven’t already), it will be time to make that list of all the things your children need going back to school.

Our family is going on our fifth annual back to school shop! My oldest is entering grade 3 (holy cow) and my youngest is starting Senior Kindergarten. So of course I consider myself and pro on where to find the best back to school gear 😉

Our go to is and always will be Staples Canada.

It truly amazes me year after year seeing all of the products they carry. From our favourites like the Jansport backpack and of course all of the new items including the Me to We products sold exclusively at Staples.

But besides the bags, there is so much more!

Luckily I had the opportunity to check out the #ThinkSTAPLES Back to School Pro Lounge and see all of the amazing products first hand. Here are just a few of our favs:

For the techies
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Get the older kids up to date with some essentials like these: Whoosh! Webcam Cover, Fellowes Travel Mouse Pad, Staples Dual Device Rapid Wall Charger or the USB Super Charger. They’ll need all of these when working on their new Surface laptop!

For the High Schooler

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Your teens are going to need many accessories for their bags and lockers. How about the Avery binder, locker mirror, or Dudley lock just to name a few…

For the little ones

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While the little ones don’t need much, they do need to colour! Crayola has done it again with the Doodle Scents, crayons and of course one of my son’s favs, Mr. Sketch!

For the Inbetweeners
school My son went through more pencils and glue in grade 2 than I could count! So of course, stocking up on those are top of mind! Tons of pens, pencils and pencil crayons to get and of course glue, glue, glue! Did I mention you can make slime with Elmer’s? You heard it here first!

There are so many more to mention, really, I could go on and on about food containers and water bottles and…

I digress.

Instead, I’m going to give one lucky reader the chance to win a HUGE Swag bag full of these goodies and so much more! (ARV over $250!!)

All you have to do is enter here to win it all! (Contest is open to residents of Canada only excl. Quebec)

Best of luck and happy shopping!!

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xo

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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Staples Canada

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139 Comments

  • kathy downey August 10, 2017

    What the kids needs most for back to school right now is footwear,two pairs each inside and out!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Yes! Mine too!!

  • Janet M August 10, 2017

    I think the most essential for her is a new backpack but then we need new markers and pencils etc. to fill it.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Yes you do!!! Good luck!

  • Karen Blank August 10, 2017

    School Fee’s and class extras can be a lot of extra money.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Definitely!!

  • Laura Chorney August 10, 2017

    My kids need everything !!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Hahaha I hear that!!

  • Amie August 10, 2017

    New clothes , a backpack and all the supplies , so everything , lol

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Yup sounds about right 😉

  • jan August 10, 2017

    a new backpack and lunch kit are at the top of the list.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Great choices! And Staples has tons!!!

  • Terri August 10, 2017

    Fabulous giveaway!! My kids need everything for back to school!!!!!!!!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Thanks! Good luck!!

  • joy August 10, 2017

    binders, paper, pens, pencils!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      The essentials!! Good luck!

  • ivy pluchinsky August 10, 2017

    She needs a new backpack, some markers and crayons, and some glue!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      This bag is perfect for you! Lol. Good luck!!

  • KittyPride August 10, 2017

    My kids need new backpacks.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      My son does too. Amazing selection at Staples! Good luck!

  • CL Chin August 10, 2017

    my son will start next year! he will definitely need clothes and a backpack.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Yes he will!!!

  • Marina M. August 10, 2017

    My son needs a lunch box and I can’t decide which one is better for him.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Get a good quality one! It’s crazy how worn out they get

  • josephine evans August 10, 2017

    My son is in need of everything! We will be picking up our supplies next week. 🙂 Backpack and all.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Happy shopping!!

  • Jenness M August 10, 2017

    My kids need new backpacks and scribblers.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Backpacks are always top of the list!

  • tara e August 10, 2017

    my kid needs a backpack

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      Seems to be a trend!!

  • Florence Cochrane August 10, 2017

    My grandchildren need a new backpack filled with supplies.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      There’s tons of supplies here! Good luck!!

  • Jenny Major August 10, 2017

    the most essential is a new backpack but then we need new markers and pencils

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 10, 2017

      So almost everything 😉

  • Sue Maher August 10, 2017

    my grandsons need everything this year they both have grown so much

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Seems they grow overnight!!

  • dolly butler August 10, 2017

    USB would be awesome for my son whos in high school along with other supplies for him and my younger daughter.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Perfect!

  • Julie bolduc August 10, 2017

    My girls need pencils the most i think they give them to there friends lol

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      haha sharing is caring! LOL

  • Pam August 10, 2017

    They both need shoes and a new backpack 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Same here!!

  • Marlene J August 11, 2017

    Pretty much everything – from paper-pens, notebooks, laptop, ruler, markers, knapsack & so on

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Staples has an amazing assortment of Surface laptops. The technology is unreal and so different from when we were kids!

  • Tannis W August 11, 2017

    My kiddo could use a new backpack and lunch box.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Seems to be a very popular need! My son too!

  • Jennifer P. August 11, 2017

    One of my kids needs new shoes for school (and her basic school supplies), and my one that is just starting school for the first time needs a backpack, shoes, winter coat / snow pants, and labels (for things like her lunch items; school supplies will be purchased by her teacher this year, as always with the kindergarten classes at our school).

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      You will find everything you need in one stop at Staples! And Mabel’s Labels forsure has some great labels for that!

  • Silvia D August 11, 2017

    everything but paper, have a good stock of that! Then a backpack to carry it all in!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Haha, they have backpacks galore! Our fav is the Jansport. great quality.

  • Jonnie August 11, 2017

    One son needs a laptop this coming year for a bring your own device program. I’m dreading it because he did a similar program 2 years ago and went through 3 laptops/chromebooks that year! He tends to be clumsy and drops things.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Oh no! Well hopefully that doesn’t happen again. Or get a great carrying case!

  • Sab Edwards August 11, 2017

    Always a back pack it seems or a new lunch kit!! thanks, goodluck everyone

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Thx! Good luck!

  • Sab Edwards August 11, 2017

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    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Was there a problem?

  • Tara Betterley August 11, 2017

    My daughter needs a binder the most this year. Most of her supplies are unique (Art) so, she has them already.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Good luck!

  • Lily August 11, 2017

    The kiddies need lunch stuff- containers and labels !

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Yes!

  • kristen visser August 11, 2017

    My child could really use markers, pencils, a pencil case and labels 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Yes to all!

  • Alison Braidwood August 11, 2017

    Lunchboxes/bags (as glam as possible) and backpacks are always on the “I need!” menu.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Glam it up! Good luck!

  • Brandee H August 11, 2017

    My son needs new indoor shoes. His feet though seem to like to have a growth spurt the week before school starts, so we are going to wait until the last minute! 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Same happens to us!!

  • Sue f August 11, 2017

    My daughter just wants new tops and brand name shoes and cute supplies

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Only 😉 lol

  • Stephanie August 11, 2017

    She needs a backpack along with many other supplies!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Best of luck!!

  • Amy Heffernan August 11, 2017

    My son needs all his school supplies yet. The usual crayons, glue sticks, pencils. Thanks this would be a HUGE help!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Good luck Amy!!

  • Lori L. August 11, 2017

    Three of my 5 daughters need a new backpack. I’d love to invest in a decent quality bag so I don’t have to replace them every year, something like a Jansport would be amazing.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      The Jansports are amazing. I’m getting my youngest one this year after seeing the quality and use from my oldest

  • Sarah Jackson August 11, 2017

    My daughter needs a backpack and some art supplies

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Perfect! Good luck!

  • Suzanne G August 11, 2017

    My grandchildren both need new back packs.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 11, 2017

      Staples is a great place to find them!! Good luck!

  • Leslie Crosbie August 12, 2017

    My kids need everything still, especially my 13yr old daughter who is growing like a weed and needs ALL new clothes because she literally has no clothes that fit!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      My son too. It’s like he shoots up overnight!

  • Rosanne Robinson August 12, 2017

    Our little guy needs a new backpack, water bottle, & lunch bag

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Most popular items! Good luck!

  • Deena August 12, 2017

    My kids need a whole new wardrobe! Top to bottom…shirts, pants, socks, shoes…oh my!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Oh my is right!!

  • Shirley August 12, 2017

    Backpack

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Jan sport is my go to. Good luck!

  • Judy Cowan August 12, 2017

    My niece was saying that she need a new back pack and lunch bag when I asked her what she needed.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Top two items forsure! Good luck!

  • Julie F August 12, 2017

    My grandkids need practically everything!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      This would help! Good luck!

  • Melinda August 12, 2017

    My daughter needs a backpack. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Thank you for participating! Good luck!

  • Carole D August 12, 2017

    My granddaughter needs everything! What she needs the most is a good backpack to hold all these essential back to school supplies. Thank you!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 12, 2017

      Staples has a huge selection. Good luck for the goodies!

  • Elizabeth Vlug August 12, 2017

    My little grandson needs pants the most. I forget how quickly they grow. lol

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      Oh my yes!

  • Kristy R August 13, 2017

    My daughter needs a new backpack and lunch box. She would like some little notebooks and coloured pens.

    I teach in an inner city school in Scarborough. I certainly could use many of the items in this prize pack to offset some of the spending I have to do in order to stock my classroom and make it friendly and inviting for my students. I would love to be able to give some of these items to the students that I teach.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      That’s so sweet of you! Good luck!

  • Marilyn Legault August 13, 2017

    they need a new stronger back pack this year.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      We love the Jansport. Great quality!!

  • Treen Goodwin August 13, 2017

    My Grandson needs glue crayons pencils crayons backpack etc , he needs lots , this would help out so much thanks for the chance 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      This definitely would help! Good luck!

  • Piroska August 13, 2017

    We still need crayons, pencil crayons, backpack and glue.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      Definite essentials!! Good luck!

  • DebH August 13, 2017

    New shoes are a need for my granddaughter!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 13, 2017

      Shoes are a must!!

  • Wanda Tracey August 13, 2017

    My kids need a new backpack and a lock for their lockers the most. 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 14, 2017

      Good luck! There’s a lock in the goodie bag!!

  • ginette4 August 14, 2017

    First year of College she’s going to need a new laptop..hers should have been replaced a few years ago

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 14, 2017

      Laptops from what I see these days are incredible! The technology has come so far. Staples has amazing options like the Surface from Microsoft.

  • Cheryl H August 15, 2017

    My son needs a new backpack for,school

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 15, 2017

      Good luck!

  • HEIDI C. August 16, 2017

    My kids all need new backpacks, lunchbags and water bottles, along with multiple school supplies, of course!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 16, 2017

      That’s a lot! Good luck!!

  • michelle tremblett August 16, 2017

    Both of my kids are needing pens and notebooks right now, no matter how many pens and pencils I buy we always seem to be on the hunt lol

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 16, 2017

      Ditto!! Good luck!!

  • Andrea August 16, 2017

    My kids need a new backpack and lots of school supplies!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 16, 2017

      Sounds very familiar…:) good luck!

  • Jennifer L. August 16, 2017

    My son needs new clothing, a backpack and some pens, pencils and paper.

  • Soozle August 17, 2017

    A new backpack is needed!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 17, 2017

      Same here! Good luck!

  • Amanda August 17, 2017

    My daughter needs new shoes and pencils and a new backpack.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 17, 2017

      Good luck!

  • Carolle H August 17, 2017

    A new backpack 😉

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 17, 2017

      Always! Good luck!

  • Krista M August 17, 2017

    My son needs a good quality insulated lunch bag with containers for litter-less lunches. My daughter needs durable duotangs & wants a leather sling bag instead of a backpack this year. And Staples has it all!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 17, 2017

      Yes they do! Good luck!

  • Heidi P August 18, 2017

    Always lots of art supplies, paper, pens, backpack

  • nicolthepickle August 19, 2017

    She needs pencils, erasers and a sharpener. Thankfully they’re all easy to find.

  • wendy hutton August 19, 2017

    the kids all need new shoes

  • LILLIAN BROWN August 19, 2017

    Gym sneakers are a priority for our 2 grand daughters this year.

  • Lynda Cook August 20, 2017

    My granddaughter needs shoes indoor and outdoor plus a good backpack!!

  • Jeannie Lam August 21, 2017

    My son needs a new pair of sneakers for back to school.

  • Tammy Dalley August 21, 2017

    My kids need new sneakers!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 21, 2017

      Good luck!

  • Lushka Smith August 21, 2017

    A new backpack and shoes.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 23, 2017

      They’ve got great choices!

  • nicky August 21, 2017

    My child needs a new backpack, lunchbox and rain jacket!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov August 23, 2017

      Those are a must!

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