I have always found September and Back-to-School to be an exciting time of the year. There is an element of anticipation related to heading back to school. The kids are reuniting with friends they haven’t seen all summer, meeting their new teacher, finding out who their classmates will be, making new friends and looking forward to fun school and extracurricular activities.
However, there is also a bit of anxiety for both the parents and the kids.
For mom and dad, it’s an expensive time of the year . This seems to be when everyone wants a registration fee. Hockey, brownies/cubs, football, figure skating, piano,basketball, soccer …it all quickly adds up.
Plus, the kids are wanting to fit in with their classmates, but they also want to express their individual personality and style. That often means shopping for a few new back to school outfits.
How do you do all of this without breaking the bank?
I find Sears carries a variety of top quality brands at reasonable prices – plus, they have all the styles the kids love! And, how awesome is this? Across Canada, as part of their Surprise & Delights program, Sears has surprised shoppers by providing their purchases to them for FREE! Just imagine how exciting winning your #BacktoSchool purchases would be!
Have a look at this quick video and check out the reaction of some of the winners –
Honestly, wouldn’t this make your day? I love these random acts of kindness that seem to be popping up everywhere. How exciting and what a great example of “giving” to others!
A couple of years ago I entered a contest that was featured in a Canadian magazine, the prize was a gorgeous stove. I still remember the excitement I felt when I received a phone call telling me I had won. I was in total disbelief. Just ask all my friends and family, I will recount the story behind my brand new stove to anyone who will listen!
It always warms my heart when I hear of a brand who is giving back. Sears Canada have been a proud supporter for over 40 years of Boys and Girls Club across Canada (BGCC), Canada’s leading provider of quality after school programs that support the healthy physical, educational, social and mental development of Canadian children and youth.
Sears shares Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s philosophy that providing all Canadian children and youth with access to opportunity is essential to helping them achieve their full potential and create a better future.
To help out with this year’s back-to-school season, Sears Canada and Converse will be providing the BGCC with $10,000 worth of BTS Apparel! How awesome is that!
Whatever your child’s style, Sears Canada has the variety, quality and prices that you are sure to love and that your child can #RocktheHalls with!
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Back to School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.