Friday, September 16, 2011

Back to School Survival Tips from Eight O’Clock Coffee ( #Giveaway )

Here in the mid-Atlantic, the new school year is just getting started.  I know that, for my family, re-establishing routines is essential but can be a challenge.  I was interested to see a list of Back to School Survival Tips, but especially so when I saw that it came from Eight O'Clock Coffee.  These hectic mornings require plenty of coffee!

I hope you'll find something helpful in these tips:
TIP 1: Become Your Own Brewista – Save time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing your morning coffee at home. You can even set your coffee maker’s timer the night before to wake up to great-smelling Eight O’Clock Coffee.
TIP 2: Preplan Lunch – A few days before school starts, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school.  Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday “Turkey Tuesday” or Wednesday “Wrap Wednesday” – adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
TIP 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes – Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, “Mom, I can’t find my favorite blue shirt!” 
TIP 4: Be Prepared for School Projects – Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads – even coffee beans – and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.
To celebrate the Back to School Season, Eight O'Clock Coffee would like to give one lucky reader a Back-to-School Parent Survival Pack, which includes a drawstring bag, a travel mug, and 2 bags of Eight O’Clock Coffee to help start your mornings off right!


Here's how to enter:  Let's keep it simple, because everyone is busy at this time of year!  Visit the Eight O'Clock Coffee website and Find Your Grind.  Come back here and post the result you got.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry per person/email address.

More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 9/30/11 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email.  Winner must claim prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Prize will be fulfilled by Eight O'Clock Coffee. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure:  I received the pictured prize pack, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I have received no compensation in any form for hosting this giveaway.

27 comments :

  1. Hey...I might try that "assemble weekly wardrobe" for myself on a Sunday night! Neat idea.

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  2. I would like the decaf 100% columbian coffee.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  3. I LOVE eight o clock coffee! So excited about a chance to win. My favorite is the 100% Colombian beans and grind as I go. Sooooooooooooo good!!
    peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

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  4. Mocha sounds great!

    debmlott at gmail dot com

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  5. My grind is the 100% Columbian.
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  6. I would choose the columbian coffee

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  7. Mine would be columbian coffee

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  8. Dark Italian Roast for me.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  9. My grind is french roast. I might like the mocha too.

    April
    april@turntotheone.net

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  10. My roast is French Roast. I might like the Mocha, too.

    April
    april@turntotheone.net

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  11. Hi Melissa, Was happy to see a new post on your blog!!!

    Continued prayers for you and yours.

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  12. I am not the coffee person but my husband is...I think he would like the French Roast or the original.

    School lunches are a pain. My kids eat differently when they are at school then they do at home. Crazy!!

    Hey, hope you are feeling good.

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  13. My grind - Dark Italian Roast.
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  14. Dark Italian Roast
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  15. My grind is french roast! so excited... good luck!
    VETSMOM_RGV@YAHOO.COM

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  16. French roast

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  17. My grind would be the Dark Italian Roast.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. hope you are doing great...
    haven't heard from you lately :)
    HUGS

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  19. i'd like 100% colombian
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  20. I love dark. So the Dark Italian Roast and/or the Mocha. What is Bokar? Hmmm... :-)

    This is a great survival pack for parents. LOL

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  21. I like the Hazelnut flavor!

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  22. Mmm, the Mocha!

    beskimo at gmail dot com

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  23. Mmm, the mocha sounds yummy!

    beskimo at gmail dot com

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  24. I would like the french vanilla blend.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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