Friday, 8 June 2012

{Giveaway} ~ No toy or lunchbox gets left behind ...with Stuck On you

My kindergarten boys have settled into school and they know the school routine and pack drill backwards.

Though now they have been catching the bus to school and home again 3-4 days a week - it's out the door by 7.50am . Some days things are hectic and stuff is getting lost or left behind at school..... now mum isn't there to pick the bits and pieces in the afternoon.

I noticed a dozen of the kids , just in our class (80 kinders in total ) , have the similar food containers - not to mention seeing a sea of identical,  on the ground, school jumpers and hats. The school's lost property trolley is overflowing ...but not with our stuff I hope.

Over the years I used a few different labeling methods ...even the big black permanent maker didn't work on the school bomber jacket for my oldest son - he still misplaced it . The iron on labels just fell off or were taken off !

The twins needed name labels for daycare and I've tried a few different kinds ... the little rascals loved peeling them off or using them on artwork at home. They also use them on toys, their Leapsters and anything if I leave them in reach
 ...this won't always work !

we really put their names on the other boot too !
Before big school started I bought one pack of with both their initials and our surname on one set of labels - #scrooge #fail !

My big mistake is now I don't know which kid has left their school jacket or lunchbox or whatever behind .They each claim the item at home is theirs. Cue for many tears and tantrums ..I'm talking about me now. 

I've lost count of the Tupperware lunchboxes my eldest son lost . On Monday,when I do Literacy groups in the classroom, I usually find a food storage container with our label , on top of the kinder's cupboard ...imagine the ones that get left behind.

Sam and Joel are the same clothing size , with 1/2 size difference in Clark school shoes too. As they get older I know identifying their own personal items will be more important ...who wants to wear their brother's undies.

'Stuck on you' comes highly recommended - I've seen a few reviews recently.

The timing was perfect when I was invited to try their products and chose a design for each drummer boy.

The boys loved helping me chose, personalising their own design and colours .The website is so easy to navigate and 'KID' user friendly. It would have taken me less time if I didn't let HELP ...just saying !

We chose the Out and About pack because they wanted the personalised drink bottles and we needed spares too.

The products are excellent and I would definitely recommend them to anyone - you can never have enough labels - just ask my boys.

The lovely people at Stuck on you even popped in an extra surprise for the boys. They were thrilled and couldn't wait to take them to school for news.

How she knew their favourite 'quiet' activity is drawing and colouring in-  I don't know. My boys even carry little notebooks and textas to draw with other kids on the bus ...but you know I mean in the notebooks ! The notebooks and pencil cases, pencils and textas included made their eyes pop.

Lucky for me the Artist series activity pack keeps them busy while I'm cooking dinner and then it packs up nicely inside the pencil case ! Seeing them colour-in quietly makes my heart sing !!

Stuck on you's range has expanded incredibly over the years if you haven't checked their website lately- go do it now ...I'll wait.

They don't just have labels - have personalized clothes , wooden name puzzles , sports bags, and home essentials and much more.

I missed seeing the kitchen labels for me !

When you have finished browsing come back and tell me which pack you would like to purchase because I'm giving away your choice to win of any of the value packs to $49.95- someone to suit everyone  ! Two winners !! will be chosen.

The boys spied the wheelie bags and lunch coolers too. As we definitely have enough toys - I'll be sending our family to the website to chose the twins' birthday gifts , they have bookmarked a wishlist.

Tell me your greatest {funny or not} child or item or toy moment or why you should win one of these awesome prize packs ?  ...did you leave someone important behind ! Also tell me what pack you'll like to win.

Terms and Conditions
1. Competition is open now and closes at 11.59pm 24/06/2012.
2. Australian Residents Only.
3. The judges’ decision is final.  If the winners do not respond to the winning email within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.
4. As per Stuck On You’s website, one name only can be chosen for whatever value pack you decide on up to $49.95.
5. Winners will be chosen for their creative and original answers - This is a game of skill.
6. Extra entries for sharing the giveaway . You must still leave a valid answer to the question for extra entries.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I am very thankful we received our choice of two Out & About packs to review , with a surprise inclusion of the awesome Artist Series Activity packs. No financial payment was received and all opinions are my own.