Friday, July 19, 2013

$125+ Back to School Giveaway

It is that time of year.

I've seen your pictures on Instagram.

I've read your blog posts about your shopping sprees.

Back to school sales are in full swing.

I haven't been in the mood to shop for back-to-school until recently.  I like to pretend that summer will go on forever.  But, the reality is that some of us only have a few weeks {or less!} until the new school year will begin!

So, with that thought floating in my head, I, too, have started to make my lists of what I need for the new school year.

When Office Max contacted me and asked if I would like to receive one of their "Tools for Schools" teacher care packages to review on my blog, I jumped at the chance.  You're a teacher....you know how we feel about school supplies....a whole "teacher care package" of them??  YES, PLEASE! :)

So, I was super excited when I came home from teaching my workshop yesterday to find a BOX sitting in our den.  Yep, just like Christmas morning! :)

Inside, was ALL of the essentials that a teacher needs to get the school year started off right!  Is that a beautiful sight or what??
1) An Electric Pencil Sharpener
2) Scissors
3) 18 pads of colored post-its
4) 12 blue ink gel pens
5) 12 PaperMate purple pens
6) 150 colored paper clips
7) 36 small binder clips
8) 10 bright-colored liquid highlighters
9) 36 #2 pencils
10) $50 OfficeMax Giftcard

That's right!!  OfficeMax also included a $50 giftcard in the package so teachers can shop for the goodies that they need specifically for their classroom!!  WOOHOO!!

That $50 will go a L-O-N-G way in helping me get the other supplies I need!  I'm thinking lots of CARDSTOCK and LAMINATION for all of the games and activities I need to print soon!

Here's the BEST part about this post....OfficeMax has reserved a "Tools for Schools" teacher care package for one of my blog readers!!!!!!!!!!!!  That's right one of you will win this same package {over $125 value}.  

To win, just comment below to tell me one of the following:

1) Have you ever attended the OfficeMax Teacher Appreciation Event?  What did you love about it?
or
2) How would you spend the $50 OfficeMax giftcard? 

I'm crossing my fingers for YOU!  Just comment below and I'll pick a winner using the random generator and post on Tuesday!  GOOD LUCK!!

**UPDATE: This GIVEAWAY has ENDED... CONGRATULATIONS to REBECCA for winning!!  I have sent an email your way and your OfficeMax Tools for Schools package will be shipped soon!**


OfficeMax LOVES Teachers: Check out these other FAB Deals from OfficeMax!

Teacher Appreciation Days at OfficeMax
 
To help teachers stock up and save on much-needed supplies, OfficeMax is hosting its special, three-day Teacher Appreciation Days events where teachers receive 25% off their purchase of hundreds of essential classroom supplies, exclusive coupons and other great values, increased purchase limits just for teachers and a free reusable tote. To participate, teachers can join OfficeMax’s MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers program at no charge either in-store or online at officemaxperks.com. Visit
www.officemax.com/celebrateteachers for details on Teacher Appreciation Days events in your community or others across the country.

 
Save on School Supply Purchases at OfficeMax
·       OfficeMax is providing big deals on education essentials and more throughout the season, offering 25-cent, 50-cent and $1 value deals on a variety of supplies, including markers, notebooks, glue, scissors and more. Visit OfficeMax’s back-to-school web page at www.officemax.com/backtoschool to shop or search by zip code for in-store and online promotions.
·       Teachers also receive special discounts at the OfficeMax Print Center in-stores nationwide and can select from one of two bundles including:
o   Teacher Value Bundle includes 100 B&W copies, 1 poster (18” x 24”), 3 feet of lamination and 50 business/event cards for $19.99 ($60 value)
o   Teacher Premium Bundle includes 50 color copies, 2 posters (18” x 24”), 3 feet of lamination, 50 business/event cards and a teacher planner for $29.99 ($100 value)

OfficeMax’s A Day Made Better Support for Teachers
OfficeMax is hosting its annual A Day Made Better In-Store School Supply Drive where community members can donate much-needed supplies for local teachers. OfficeMax associates will donate the collected supplies to local schools on October 1 during the annual A Day Made Better events
in which OfficeMax associates surprise 1,000 teachers in their classrooms with a total of $1 million worth of OfficeMax-donated school supplies. Learn more about A Day Made Better at www.adaymadebetter.com

Disclaimer: I received the school supplies and gift card mentioned in this post from OfficeMax in order to facilitate my review. The items featured in this giveaway are also provided by OfficeMax and will be sent to the winner directly. Opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I have not been compensated for this post in any other way.

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222 comments:

  1. Wow! I would buy card stock and printer ink!!! Yippee!

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  2. Awesome! 1.) No, I've never attended the event! 2.) I would also buy printer ink for IEPS ( I teach special ed), envelopes for sending home paperwork (I do this A LOT), a good pencil sharpener, and much more!

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  3. I've never actually made it to one of their events. Honestly, until this post, I wasn't really aware they had one! {whoops!} ... I would spend that $50 OfficeMax gift card on cardstock, cardstock, oh and more cardstock! I'm switching from 3rd down to K this year and I have a feeling I'll be making LOTS of hands on activities for these little ones! :o)

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  4. If I won I would buy ink and card stock You can never have too much of either.
    Becky.bacon@cox.net

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  5. Where do I start? Haha! Card stock, colored paper, binder clips, printer ink!

    ashleyhenwood24@gmail.com

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  6. I haven't been able to get to Officemax's event. I definitely need ink!

    Crystal Shepherd
    lucytumnus@gmail.com
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

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  7. I've never lived near an Office Max so I haven't attended one of their events. However, we are currently in the process of moving and I will be minutes from one everyday!!! Woohoo!!! If I win this card I will utilize the print shop for my tpt goodies and also purchase some ink for my computer. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    Wendy
    www.peaceloveandlittlepeople.blogspot.com

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  8. I never realized they had an event..but if i won I would spend it on a new electric pencil sharpener possibly,new colored post it notes....i use these for everything. I also love colored paper clips,ink for my printer is always needed and lamination pouches.


    debbie.teise@gmail.com

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  9. How lucky are you!! I absolutely love Office Max. Last year I did ALL of my summer laminating at Office Max and spent almost $200! I was so excited to get the points and got to purchase a new filing cabinet with the teacher points. I've never been to an actual teacher event though, but I'd love to! I'd buy sharpies, chart markers, and colored paper to print different centers on!
    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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  10. Love Office Max! I'd probably spend it on colored copy paper! White is so boring! hehe

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  11. I would use the gift card to put towards a really good pencil sharpener for my classroom, something I desperately need!

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  12. I would buy fun colored card-stock to print my task cards on it.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  13. I've never attended the Teacher Appreciation event and I would love to stock up on some printer ink!
    Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  14. Yes! I have definitely gone to this event. I was able to get enough composition notebooks for my students. Most were free! If I won, I would buy card stock for all of my workshop activites. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
    kingdomfirst4@gmail.com

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  15. I just hit up Office Max last week for folders and sharpees and much more. If I won the gift card I would buy more ink to print off more centers and more laminating pouches.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  16. I've never attended the teacher appreciation event but it sounds like fun. I would LOVE to purchase some fun writing tools for word work and some plastic tubs for Work on Writing.
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  17. I haven't attended the OfficeMax Teacher Appreciation Event.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  18. I attended many years ago and I honestly don't remember it but I would use the gift card to purchase copy paper. We only get two boxes a year and that's barely enough to cover the required copies (all those assessments) we have to make, much less anything extra!

    Jessica
    shainquiet@msn.com
    http://jessicaywinston.blogspot.com/

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  19. Yes I have attended (a long time ago). It was great! I would spend the gift card on sharpies, colored pens (I have a pen addiction), cardstock, and decorative tape. :)
    repete_21@yahoo.com

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  20. Lucky you! Yes, I have attended a teacher appreciation day at Office Max. Favorite part? The freebies of course. If I won the the gift card, I'd probably buy more ink, card stock, and/or colored paper. Or even copy paper...or laminating pouches. It's endless! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  21. I've never attended this Office Max event before- I just finished my first year of teaching! I would buy clipboards for my kiddos!

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    fredericks@wjcc.k12.va.us

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  22. I honestly would spend the $50 buying pencils and folders!! We always run out of pencils and it is a pain.
    docketta@yahoo.com

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  23. Wow! What a wonderful and fun surprise. :) I have never attended a teacher appreciation event, but they look like fun. Who doesn't like a good deal?!? I am in the market for some book and magazine stands right now, so I would be all about the gift card. :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  24. Oh my, what a gift!!
    I have never attended & didn't know they did something like that. What's it all about? I would use my gift card towards lamination (I laminate everything) & post it's (I use them for many, many lessons).
    Thanks for the giveaway!!! Fingers crossed

    Brittani
    brittani_a@hotmail.com

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  25. Yay! How exciting for you!! I would love to use the gift card to buy colored ink for the printer and avery sticky labels for all the beginning of the year labeling :)

    -Hope
    2newports@gmail.com
    teachingwhope.blogspot.com

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  26. I went to their event for the first time last year! I loves how attentive the OfficeMax staff were. I felt like I could ask a million questions without being judged, since it was an event totally dedicated to teachers!

    If I were to win the gift card, I would put it all back into supplies for my classroom. This will be my first year teaching reading and writing, and I am looking forward to using a workshop approach. This would be amazing in supplying what I need! Binders and dividers for my kids, card stock for copies, supplies for guided reading, the list could go on and on!


    Ashley D
    adeck1102@yahoo.com

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  27. I would probably use the $50 to get more ink.

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  28. Ahh back to school! Our school limits our copies so I'd definitely reserve some of that $50 to make my kiddies worksheets and games (obvi bought off TPT) since I ran out of copies in April!!! The other amount... So hard to choose! Probably ink to print out some posters...you can never have enough Pinteresty designs in the classroom!

    Thanks for your awesome blog and Instagram!
    Jenny
    Jenny.bruckner@gmail.com

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  29. I love their teacher appreciation event. I have gotten all of my composition books , even got them cut by them, colored copy paper, pens, pencils, paper, etc. for a fraction of their cost. I would buy ink and color copy paper.
    marciahoj@gmail.com
    Learning in Bliss

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  30. How fun! I need cardstock and colored copy paper. I never make the teacher days because they are usually on Sabbath.

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  31. Wow! What an awesome box of stuff! I've never attended an OfficeMax event. I would probably use it to buy some miscellaneous items I still need: date stamp, thumb tacks, more card stock, etc. Or maybe a laminator for at home!

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  32. How exciting!! I would either use the gift card to buy ink or colored copy paper or 3-ring binders! I actually haven't been to a teacher appreciation event but was going to this year! Crossing my fingers too!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  33. I would buy printer ink. I go through so much every year! How fun to get free things! congrats!!!
    kjdugan1@cox.net
    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  34. I always attend their Teacher Appreciation Days. I love them. I would buy labels and printer ink.

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  35. Oh my! I love OfficeMax! I have attended a Teacher Appreciation Day in the past. They made me feel so special!

    I would buy paper, pencils, and COPIES! We are so limited (I teach in California), that I am continually purchasing my own supplies. With 31 students, LOTS TO BUY! If I had my way, I would also would buy printer ink. I do love pretty and colorful pages. :)
    Norma
    nkelmfamily@sbcglobal.net

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  36. I didn't realize that OfficeMax had a Teacher Appreciation Event. Where have I been?! I could definitely use more ink and more paper.

    Hooty
    Hooty's Homeroom

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  37. I have never attended one of their events. I will certainly check out their deals!
    I'd love to buy card stock, ink, file folders, and tons of pens and sharpies :)
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  38. I did not know about Office Max's Teacher Appreciation Event. I'm going to be a first year teacher so that gift card would go a long way...I'm thinking sharpies, cardstock, and to print posters!

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  39. I have never attended one of there events, but am now going to look into it! I would by items for word work, spiral notebooks, and lots of glue sticks!! :)

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  40. I would love to buy a new chair for my desk :)
    Bethany
    FabandFunin4th!

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  41. I would buy cardstock, those big post-it notes, and some fun pens. Thanks Amanda!

    swimmingintosecond@att.net

    Swimming into Second

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  42. I would have to stock up on colored ink since we don't have a color printer at school. And some new pens!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  43. I would look into buying a 12x12 paper cutter for my classroom. I would use the leftover money for either colored card stock or laminating sheets. What a wonderful prize!

    Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

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  44. I have not attended one of their events. Honestly did not know there was such an event. If I win, I would use the gift card for binders that the students would use for organization and math centers.

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound
    wpswilson98@gmail.com

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  45. What a great giveaway!
    1. I've never been to the event before.
    2. I would get card stock, colored copy paper and laminated items. :)

    -Katie
    My blog: Building a House of Love

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  46. I've never attended the event, but I'd use the card for supplies for my needy kids, pencils, folders, paper, maybe even a backpack.

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  47. I have been to an Office Max Teacher Appreciation event and I LOVED it!! There were many vendors there offering teachers special discounts on their products AND they were serving Chick Fil A breakfast YUMMMMM!! I would love to be able to buy some ink and binders for my classroom!

    Natalie Brault
    nataliebrault@yahoo.com

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  48. Holy cow that's amazing!! I would definitely buy cardstock because I go through it like crazy!! This is seriously so awesome!!

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  49. This is so cool! I would probably buy a little bit of everything! I love pens and markers, so those would go in the cart first!
    kingre@billingsschools.org

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  50. Oops I forgot my info!
    Jenni
    clark.jenni@gmail.com

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  51. I'm moving down to elementary for the first time this year, and I discovered my new school doesn't have a color printer! I would definitely buy lots of color ink! :-)

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  52. #1 Yes. I've been to an event. I love office supplies. #2 I'd buy colored cardstock, labels, and ink!

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  53. Oh goodness! What an awesome giveaway!! Love Office Max..I'd definitely hit up their cardstock and laminating sheets..I go through it like crazy. ;) Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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  54. I have been to a few, and I love the goodies. I wish that I had an OfficeMax closer to where I live so I could go during the summer. Our local one is closer to my school, which is a half-hour away. I love giving cool pens and pencils to my students, so I would stock up on those. With whatever I had leftover I would buy cardstock or bulk candy :)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  55. I had no idea about the Office Max Teacher Appreciation! Thanks for sharing.

    I would buy pretty colored pens, post it notes, and computer ink!

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  56. Lots of ink for all of my new stations :) Thanks!!

    Amanda
    nini621@aol.com

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  57. I have attended the Teacher Appreciation event every year I have been a teacher! It is great! I love all of the coupons that we get!
    If I won the gift card I would definitely buy ink to print out the many awesome things I find!
    Confessions of a 3rd Grade Teacher

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  58. What an awesome prize!! I have never made it to the teacher appreciation sale. One year I would like to have the funds to appreciate the appreciation sale.I would spend the gift card on expo markers, for the kids to use in stations. I would also buy supplies to help replace some of the things students don't bring.

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  59. I would definitely buy labels, cardstock, 2 pocket folders, spiral bound notebooks and fun markers! :)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  60. Wow! Office Max is fantastic for doing this! I have never attended one of their events only because I didn't know they had any! If I won, I would buy ink because boy is that stuff expensive and I go through it like crazy!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    The Polished Teacher

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  61. Awesome! I would probably stock up on INK! I have been zipping through it this summer!

    Amy
    What Happens in First Grade
    whathappensinfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  62. This is an amazing package! I would use $50 to buy labels and printer ink. I use labels as reminder stickers for my families.

    Marcy
    SearchingForTeacherBalance

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  63. Definitely have attended the Teacher Appreciation! I love everything about it (I love to shop)! I would buy ink because I have sooo many wonderful things waiting to be printed. A teacher can NEVER have enough ink

    Keri
    Enchanted Kinder Garden

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  64. I've been to the Teacher Appreciation events several times. I would use the gift card to buy a pencil sharpener and lamination supplies.

    Thanks!

    huberly @ hotmail.com

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  65. I would buy some fun colorful cardstock and some type of plastic organizers to keep my centers organized.
    charleen

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  66. That's awesome that they have teacher events! I had never heard about them before. There is so much left for me to buy for my first classroom. The top things on my list are a pencil sharpener or two, student mailboxes, and miscellaneous school supplies (glue, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, etc.).

    trm020891@hotmail.com

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  67. I always attend their teacher appreciation days! a free tote bag and 25% off ? Yes please! as for $50? I need ink and file folders!

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  68. I love Office Max! They are awesome for teachers. I'm for sure planning on going to the teacher appreciation day at my local store! I need printer ink, Ticonderoga pencils, and post-its!
    -Melissa
    mahoopingarner@gmail.com

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  69. I'd definitely get cardstock, bright colored paper, and a big set of Flair pens!

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  70. You are a lucky lady! :)

    1. No.
    2. I'd buy lots of art and craft materials!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  71. Stephanie MitchellJuly 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Awesome! I would buy dry erase boards, colored card stock, and ink!

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  72. We currently do not have an Office Max in my town so this would be fabulous!! I could online shop for my kids! I work at a title 1 school so this $50 could go along way. I'd get card stock, glue, markers, special pencils, and maybe new post-it's!!

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  73. Don't get me started!! I have so many things I would love at Office Max! Organizational "stuff", ink, and card stock top my list at the moment. :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  74. This is awesome! I would buy a laminator (I've heard so many good things about them!!), laminating sheets, and make a dent in the printer ink I would need to buy. I have already started taking advantage of the great deals at Office Max this summer, and I know I'll be back some more!

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  75. Oh! I forgot to leave my email in case I win.... leslie.eggebrecht@arbor.edu :)

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  76. No I have not ever been to one...... How sad!! Lol... I would get some storage tubs, ink, some more dry erase dot stickers........ I could go on :)
    Cloneal1973@gmail.com

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  77. So many goodies at OfficeMax! I would buy Flair pens, white copy paper, and binders!
    Crossing my fingers :)
    Maribel

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  78. I feel so jealous...aahh! I would buy pencil boxes and hardstock paper.

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  79. Nice!!! I never knew that Office Max had a Teacher Appreciation Event, but now that I do, I'll be watching for it! If I won the giveaway package, I would spend the $50 on colored paper (to make my parent info flip book), printer ink, markers, file folders, binders...the list goes on and on.

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  80. We do not have a local Office Max so I didn't know they had a Teacher Appreciation Event. I'll have to check the Office Max that is in a nearby town. I would probably spend the $50 on ink and paper. Thanks for the chance.
    cecil0862@yahoo.com or bartramsbuccaneers@yahoo.com

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  81. I have never been to their Teacher Appreciation Event. I just learned that they had them the other day. I am looking forward to checking it out this year. I wish I would have waited to buy all the stuff I did until then. I am sure I will still have things on my list to get, I can always find something it seems

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  82. I too never knew that Office Max has a Teacher Appreciation Event. Wonder if they host one in Phoenix. If I won the give away package I would put the gift card towards a laminator or something similar since I constantly have a pile of cute center games waiting to be laminated so the kiddo's can use them. :)

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  83. I would love to buy a personal laminator! And paper...love colored paper!
    ~Jennifer Keiser
    jkeiser@san.rr.com

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  84. I would definitely stock up on copy paper and printer ink!!! :)) This is awesome!!

    Lacie Brown
    Polkadotsnpencils@yahoo.com

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  85. What a great giveaway! I would buy a new printer!

    Mary Kate
    Windy City Learning

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  86. If I had $50 to spend at Office Max, I would spend it on printer ink and a package of lime green Astrobright (I use that color the most). I can't seem to keep either one around for very long!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking
    amslzr@gmail.com

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  87. Yes, I've been to their event in CA. With the gift card, I'd buy my students binders to keep their readers workshop papers organized. :)

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  88. We don't have OfficeMax here (boy do I WISH we did) but I'd buy cardstock and some new sharpies and some ink!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  89. So bummed I've never made it to an OM event :( I've heard good things though. I think I'd buy some sticky chart paper...I know not super exciting but I was recently trained in Thinking Maps and I think I'll be going through those pads like water!

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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  90. Oh I would definitely be using their laminator. And buying printer ink and folders!

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  91. This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I am a soon-to-be first year teaching in 4th grade. This amazing world of blogging, freebies, and ideas from incredibly bright, resourceful teachers is completely overwhelming and awesome at the same time! I have never been to an event but I would totally stock up on things like pencils, erasers, glue sticks, etc. I hear those type of things have a short class life. Excited! Thanks :-)

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  92. I would purchase ink for class book publishing projects as well as card stock. I may even try to sneak in some post it notes to help the students track their reading comprehension!!! My email is kimboo77@aol.com!!

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  93. Wow! I definitely like the idea of getting some free lamination. It adds up! And laminated posters look so nice! Or, I might buy one of those easel pad of paper things that are so expensive! Or I might buy a printer for my classroom. Or.... :)

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  94. That is so awesome!! I have never attended one of their events and I would buy an ink cartridge for my printer.
    Sara
    First Grade Funtastic
    sara3795@gmail.com

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  95. I just went to ours last weekend. I'd use the gift card to buy more cardstock and ink for all the new products I bought on TPT this summer.

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  96. I did not know they had Teacher Appreciation Event. Thank you ~ I will be looking into finding one near me. I would buy color ink, binders, colored card stock and paper. Maria
    firstgradecarousel@gmail.com

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  97. I have attended their teacher b appreciation day and I loved it. Thank you office max for doing that for teachers. I would buy ink and lamination. of course I would spend more then the 50$ that's for sure!! :-) lol!


    Cindy
    Mrspriceskindergators.blogspot.com

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  98. I've never been to the OfficeMax teacher appreciation day but would love to attend. With the gift card, I would buy a pencil sharpener that will last and last.

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  99. I have not been to their Teacher appreciation day but would love to one day (if I live close enough). I would use the gift card for colored card stock and ink for printer.

    Toni Nicholson
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  100. I love Office Max and always try to attend their teacher appreciation day. With the gift card I would purchase ink, colored pens, or plastic containers. Thank you!

    Tracey
    Yallup@icloud.com

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  101. I would definitely buy new supplies to outfit my new and improved writing center!

    Kari
    Aftershockrut@comcast.net

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  102. How did I not know about their Teacher Appreciation day.?!?! A gift card would would get me lots of awesome things. Cardstock, sharpies, ink...

    Jeannie
    The 2nd Grade Surprise

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  103. I had no idea that Teacher Appreciation Days existed! I'm so excited to attend before my 2nd year starts, now that I know about them!

    With $50, I probably would buy the basics: pencils, looseleaf paper, and binders! I'm still trying to build up my supplies for my students. :)

    Liz
    Beach Teach

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  104. Awesome! With $50, I would stock up on pencils,post-its, a few binders, and colored paper. I love their Astrobrights paper...it's my favorite!!

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  105. I would buy so many things because I'm changing schools and grade levels! This would be extremely helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Hokie Teach

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  106. I would buy a set of composition notebooks for my class and fun pens & pencils for myself! :)

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  107. I would use the $50 to print in color some of the amazing products I have purchased from you and others on TPT.

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  108. I have not been able to attend the event so far. I would buy printer ink cartridge, colored card stock, and lamination supplies.

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  109. Oh my goodness! This would be a dream come true right now as I just moved (my home and to a new school in a different grade level in a different state) and need so much. I've never attended an Office Max appreciation event although I was in there yesterday. I would spend the gift card on printing services (I have a ton of TpT items to print - always supporting other teachers!) and maybe some general supplies for my classroom - like glue, notebook paper, etc.

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  110. Wow! What a great giveaway! Thank you for always having greatosts. I really enjoy reading them. As far as Office Max, I have never been to their teacher appreciation event because there are none in my area. But, I would use the gift card to buy the last of my teacher list which includes flip chart markers, student scissors, and binders for data tracking!

    Thanks so much!

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  111. I have never attended a teacher event yet :( I would and need to!!

    Lauren

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  112. If I won the $50 gift card I would use it to purchase some extra supplies for those kids that don't come in with any :)

    Lauren

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  113. I would buy extra supplies and lots of organizational items!

    Brandi
    successinsecondgrade@gmail.com

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  114. You hit the mother load! I would be giddy with glee if I received that box in the mail. Anyhoo, I would definitely stock up on cardstock, colored paper, and laminating supplies. I have been to the event, but some years it is just too early and I miss out. The best part for me is the teacher bag, a girl could never have too many of those!

    Thanks for sharing and my fingers are crossed!

    Faithful in First

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  115. Thanks for the giveaway! I would definitely use the gift card for ink and cardstock. That would be a big help.

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  116. I would buy an electric pencil sharpener and lots of markers for my students. I attend the Office Max Teacher Appreciation event every year. I love how valued they make teachers feel by giving us the things we use most often.

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  117. I'm right there with you on the card stock and laminating! Plus color-coded folders for each specific subject. Oh, and 1" binders for our data binders. Gah, so much stuff!!

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  118. What a great giveaway! I would get laminating pouches, cardstock, student notebooks, toner, pens, file folders, dry erase markers, and the list goes on:)
    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  119. I always attend the Teacher Appreciation Event in my city. The staff makes you feel really special. My favorite part is the FREE bag full of little goodies. Unfortunately, the store in my city is closing this month. If I won this wonderful giveaway,I would buy a laminator.

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  120. I use it toward a personal laminator or an office chair.

    LOVE your blog,
    Diane :)

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  121. I ALWAYS attend the event...it's a great time to get all those supplies you MUST have for the school year to be a great success! HA! :) If I win, I would use the gift card to buy printer ink; so I can print all of the wonderful activities from TPT!!

    Thanks for creating your blog-I enjoy it!

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  122. I attended last year and got some great deals! I would buy some colored card stock and my fave gel pens.

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  123. I would probably buy a personal laminator (really been wanting one)and colored card stock.
    Thanks for all the fun tips on your blog too!

    dmb70809@aol.com

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  124. I go to the Office Max teacher event every year. They include great coupons in the goodie bags. I would use the gift card for color copies. Having them printed on a color laser printer looks so much better than my ink jet printer.
    Lori
    Lvanhove@comcast.net

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  125. I would put that $50 toward a color printer to have at home! What a great gift box - you're a lucky girl! Thanks for all the great tips and ideas ~ love seeing a new post from you...
    Jen
    jsteinacher@meeker.k12.co.us

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  126. I have attended in the past. I am returning to elementary school (2nd grade) after teaching high school for the past 14 years. Not sure where to start on what I would buy...EVERYTHING! I would purchase laminating supplies and ink first...then decorations for the classroom.

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  127. Yes, I have been to this event in the past. I really appreciate the freebies and the low priced items. If I win, I would purchase ink for my colored printer.
    wnekola@viking.portage.k12.oh.us

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  128. I have attended the office max event, they have great specials! If I were to win I would buy copy paper, printer ink, card stock and laminating supplies! Thanks!!!

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  129. I have never attended the event. But if I had a gift card I would use it to buy ink and card stock!

    Karen

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  130. I would LOVE to buy some more organizational file folders and stackables!! Can never get enough of those.

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
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  131. Wow! Awesome box of goodies! I have done the back to school event and loved the great teacher deals. I mean, who doesn't love a bargain on school supplies! If I were to win, I would buy colored copy paper, colored ink, and cardstock. Our school doesn'tsupply any of those, and I love to print in color and use colored copy paper for the kiddos :)Thanks!

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  132. Wow! I could probably spend twice that much or more at OfficeMax! (Shhhh! Don't tell my hubby!) I would begin in cardstock and end when I ran out of store. I like to check out the classroom teaching tools aisle too. I really need a new bookshelf for my classroom. I live close to you so we could meet up and spend our money together!

    Donna
    darryl40w@att.net

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  133. I could REALLY use the gift card since I have to buy all of my supplies for my students! I haven't been to an Office Max appreciation day because there isn't one in my town, but I would love to go shopping there (an hour away) if I get the gift card. What a lucky day that would be!! THANKS!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  134. So jealous! :) Something about brand new school supplies makes me happy!

    1) Yes, I have attended the Office Max Teacher Appreciation event. I love getting a bag of some freebies and I especially loved the discount so that I can buy my school supplies!
    2) If I am so lucky enough to win the $50 gift card, I would put it TOWARDS new pens, markers, paper, folders, shelves, cute binder clips, school calendar, chart paper, etc... because of course I would spend way more! :)

    Jee-Won Wilby
    jwpalermo@yahoo.com

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  135. I would love to buy ink for my printer and some fun colored cardstock! What fun!
    Rosemary
    rosemarykn@comcast.net

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  136. I'd spend it on ink cartridges, not exciting, but totally necessary!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  137. Love OfficeMax! I haven't been to an event, but I took advantage of teachers getting double the limit on sale items last week and the week before! Love all they do for teachers!

    With the giftcard I would definitely get a good pencil sharpener and colored paper and cardstock! This is my first year teaching elementary school, so there are about a million things I could get with that!

    Madalene
    madalene.ramsey@gmail.com

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  138. With the gift card I would get colored cardstock! I have been havingmy own TPT-palozza this summer to prepare for a new grade level and cardstock is sorely needed :)

    Helen Jo
    hmorse@kings.k12.ca.us

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  139. Yes, I have been to one of their events when I lived in Georgia. I would buy printer ink and binders.

    Foreman Teaches

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  140. I haven't been to an Office Max event before but I will this year! I would buy cardstock and ink for printing. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

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  141. I haven't been to an Office Max event, but want to check it out now! With the gift card, I think I would buy ink and organization tools.

    susan_stegall@yahoo.com

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  142. I would LOVE to use that giftcard for sparkly gel pens and a great paper cutter! Thanks!

    Denise Strawn
    Denise.strawn@yahoo.com

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  143. I would use the giftcard for cardstock, colorful pens, and some colorful binder rings.

    Tonya Shore
    the3shores@msn.com

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  144. Wow! I could use that gift card for card stock and color to ink to make all the great things I've been getting on TPT! :)
    Jivey
    jessica31783@gmail.com
    ideas by jivey

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  146. YES!! I attend their teacher events every year! I love the discounts and freebies! If I won, I'd use it to buy all of my supplies for the upcoming year!!

    Thanks for your awesome website!!

    Jodi
    jbstrack01@gmail.com

    Oops...forgot my email address previously!!

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  148. I would buy:
    1. cardstock
    2. laminating pouches
    3. ink for my computer

    Kristen
    aplusclassroomcreations@yahoo.com
    A+ Classroom Creations

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  149. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd probably get card stock and printer cartridges!

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  150. I've been the Office Max Teacher Appreciate Days. It's great because you get to try out some new products. I loved the colored dry eraser markers I had in my bag a few years back! Plus, it's nice to get coupons for things you plan on buying for your classroom!

    If I had $50 dollars Id' probably want to buy tape for my label maker, felt tip grading pens, and binder rings! I use binder rings more than you'd think!!

    What a great giveaway!
    Amanda
    My Shoe String Life

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  151. I've never been to the Office Max teacher event, but I'll have to go this year!

    If I won the GC, I'd have them print out a bunch of my fun finds from TpT and buy some extra card stock for my classroom. Dry Erase markers would be useful as well.

    Thanks!
    Kelly
    A View Into My Classroom

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  152. I have been to one of their teacher events. I liked trying out products but was really too busy filling up my cart. If I won the gift card, I would buy sheet protectors, labels, and card stock. Thanks!

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  153. I love Office Max! I would be a LOT of dry erase markers. I love having all of the colors!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits
    www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

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  154. This is my first year in my own classroom, so I am hoping to attend the event. And since it is my first year I need everything, so a gift card would be wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  155. Most likely I would buy printer ink but this will be my first year as a permanent teacher in my own classroom so I need EVERYTHING!! I was a long term sub in my school last year and we ran out of the basics (pencil, dry erase markers, etc) by the end of winter so I might stock up on those as well!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kristin :)
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  156. What a great thing Office Max is doing for teachers! I would use the $50 towards an electric stapler. My just recently broke and I need to replace it before school starts in a couple of weeks. I, too, like to pretend summer will last forever!

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  157. I would buy some printer ink for my poor, poor printer that has been on overdrive this summer!! :)

    Breanne

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  158. I made it last year and will definitely go again this year! The staff was friendly and even opened boxes of composition notebooks for me because I wanted a certain color. :)

    I, like many others, would buy printer ink and probably a new mouse for my school computer.

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  159. I would buy some binders to organize my units, printer ink, and laminating supplies!

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  160. I would loooooove to buy pens!! And a planner! I am in the process of becoming a new teacher - going into my last year of my B.Ed - so I feel very at home with others who adore new school supplies! <3

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  161. I would purchase laminating supplies, card stock, and lead pens for my students!

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  162. I am so excited! 1. No, I have never been to an event. I know I would love it because school supplies are my favorite things in the world. 2. If I won the giveaway, I would purchase laminating supplies, card stock, colored pens, and notebooks for all of my students! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  163. I've never been to the event, but I hope to make it this year. I would buy cardstock, fun pens (the felt-tip ones that I LOVE), and maybe some colored ink.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  164. I attend their event every year! Office Max is AWESOME! They are far superior to our other office supply store in town. They definitely know how to treat teachers right! I'm not sure right off hand what I would buy first. I teach in a title school so every bit helps!

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  165. I attended their event this morning! Love how their employees are so helpful! I also got a super cool lesson planner for free! :)

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  166. I have attended this event! My favorite part is the treat bag they give teachers. It feels like Christmas morning! I love getting free things!

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  167. I've never attended it. I always see it and then forget I'm planning to go to it (can you tell I'm forgetful?). I've heard it's wonderful though. I would love to be able to buy more cardstock and color ink to print out all my center materials.

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  168. I attended the Office Max teacher event last year. I was able to stock almost my entire classroom with the items I purchased at the time. I visit Office Max every single week in July, August and September in order to use their ad specials to the full benefit. Not only am I grateful for all of the items I get, but many of my students are too, since I have quite a few students whose families are not in the position to purchase all of their school supplies.

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  169. I have never attended an Office Max Teacher event because I didn't know where the closest store was! Thanks to your blog I have registered with them and got my Max Perks card. I expect to attend the event! If I won, I would spend my $50 on post-it notes, rulers, and desk organizers for my students.

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  170. I have been to the Office Max Teacher Appreciation, and it has been so much fun. I would buy ink, cardstock, neon printer paper/designer printer paper, and colorful pens if I won the $50 gift card. Congratulations on your goodies from Office Max.

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  171. I would buy colored card stock and Mr. Scent markers for my classroom. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  172. I am so unfortunate to not have an Office Max in my area, but I am going to buy online! I would have to use the gift card on dry erase markers, post-it's, and binders.

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  173. That is so cool! That would be a great gift for someone entering the teaching profession, a veteran teacher, etc.

    I feel like I am always buying colored card stock- year round- because my school is somewhat stingy...and now that I bought my own little laminator I will need more laminator pouches soon...and since I work in a very low income district, I always buying crayons, scissors, and glue for my students. I have been to the Office Max Teacher Appreciation event, that's when I stock up on my extra supplies for the kids :)

    Vanessa
    TheEducatedCrown.blogspot.com

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  174. I haven't yet been to an Office Max Teacher Appreciation event! I would purchase laminator pouches and brightly-colored card stock for centers!

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  175. I haven't been to an event in a while. I always seem to forget until it's too late.

    If I was being sensible, I'd buy colored printer ink, printer paper, or card stock. If I wasn't feeling sensible, I'd buy cool colored pens or markers just for me to use when I grade papers or write notes. Hmmm, sensible or not, that's the question. :o)

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  176. I have not gone to one of the events but I do shop primarily at Office Max for supplies.

    I would use the $50 for paper, pens and pencils

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  177. I love the Office Max Teacher Appreciation Event! Great deals and yummy snacks : ) I would use the $50 for printer ink and cardstock! Thanks for the opportunity Amanda!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  178. I have attended the Office Max TAE. I love the coupons and the freebies. I also love socializing with teachers from other districts in the area. I have even picked up an idea or two for my classroom. As for the $50 gift card...I would, of course, use it for teacher supplies, classroom supplies, and lamination!

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  179. I was unaware they had events, but now I know, I'll have to check one out! I would use the gift card on printer ink and laminating. :)

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  180. Printer ink for the computer lab, folders for projects, and pencil cases to give away as prizes!

    lifesdeepcolors@hotmail.com

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  181. Oh my gosh! What a great giveaway! I have never attended one of their teacher events because I had no idea they existed, honestly. I totally would have! I would use the gift card on supplies that are always useful, like cardstock and printer ink. Love it!

    Mandy
    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

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  182. It truly is Christmas in July for you! What an amazing giveaway. I have not attended the Office Max Teacher Appreciation event. I've only heard of the one Staples does. I would use the gift card for laminating pouches and organization goodies!

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  183. I would use it to buy something that would have with organization!

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  184. 184. Diana

    I would buy colored copy paper, Bic Markers for students to have correcting pens, new pencil sharpener!

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  185. I'd have to get some more laminating sheets and some colored cardstock!

    -Nick
    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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  186. I would be so excited to win this!! I have not taught in 13 years, so I am a newbie!! I think I would buy ink and paper with the gift card!! Hope I win!!

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  187. I have never attended the event. I have been told my principal that I have a bad ink habit. So I would use the gift card for ink to help me with my habit. It is not a bad habit as a teacher to have.
    Thanks,
    Laura

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  188. I go to their event every year! I love the tote bag and all the freebies! I would definitely buy ink and laminating pouches if I won!
    Thanks so much for hosting this, Amanda!

    Linda
    AroundtheKampfire

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  189. Wowie, wow, wow! 1.) No, I've never attended the event! 2.) If I had $50 to spend at Office Max, I would buy some laminating sheets, ink, and storage containers. Seems like I just can't have enough of those three items! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sara
    saraschlick@gmail.com

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  190. I would absolutely love this!! This is my first full year of teaching and I could use this for all kinds of things! I would definitely buy card stock, laminating paper, and organizing tools!

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  191. Yes, I have attended several Office Max Teacher Appreciation Days in the past. I really enjoyed meeting other teachers that live in my area, but don't teach at my school or in my district. It is always great to be able to network with other teachers.
    The Traveling Teacher

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  192. I would love to win this. I would spend the $50 on a personal laminator. The process to get something laminated in our school system is very complicated. It would be nice to do some smaller jobs myself.

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  193. I would stock up on supplies like paper, crayons, markers, and ink! This is a terrific prize!

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  194. Nice! I haven't attended the Office Max events yet. With the $50 I would buy a laminator. It would save lots of time. vronnrocio@dslextreme.com

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  195. last year I bought composition notebooks during their appreciation events!
    This year, it would be printer ink and lamination! I use a lot of those two items!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  196. With $50 let me see what I would buy... binders, pencils, card stock, and printer ink

    parveen
    parveen1129@hotmail.com

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  197. Wow...glad I discovered this before it ended...:)What an awesome giveaway! I would use the card for printer ink most likely, but I could also use a pencil sharpener and some new binders.....decisions.....decisions!

    Thanks for hosting....Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  198. I haven't attended one of the Office Max teacher events, sounds great though! I would stock up on card stock, post-it notes, sheet protectors and a few binders. :)

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  199. I would stock up on craft materials and smelly markers! I am a first year teaching starting to set up my room. I would love get some new goodies for my classroom! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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