Bag It Forward Twitter Party July 31 #BagItForward


Photo from Trish of Mom on Time Out

One of my favorite things to do is to “Pay it Forward” in life.  My mom taught me that by example- I grew up watching it.  I lived it.  I am working hard to teach it to my own children.  Almost 2 years ago, when reading another blog, I was intrigued by a post called” Bag It Forward” and fell in love with the concept of this project from that moment.   If you aren’t already familiar, “Bag It Forward” is a campaign that Elmer’s launches each year during the summer, to help those in need to have the tools and supplies that they need to learn at school or teach at school.


Photo by Jessica of The Unemployed Mom

This is one of my favorite times of year to give and pay things forward- er, bag things forward, because of the crazy deals you can find on school supplies.  Week after week there are items you can get for FREE or literally just a few pennies from multiple retailers.  There are so many folks out there who don’t have the ability to take advantage of these sales and deals for a multitude of reasons- but that’s ok, because the rest of us can step in and make a huge impact, one bag at a time.  You can do SO MUCH for so, so little.

Back to school shoppers can give even more by downloading the free 1st Day App from Elmer’s to capture their students important 1st Day of School photos, as well as all of their other important photos!  Every photo uploaded will support the Kids In Need Foundation as Elmer’s will donate an item for each photo, up to $200,000.00!

Now, I get to help spread the word about “Bag It Forward” AND help give out some prizes.  I’m hosting a Twitter party for #BagItForward!  I do hope you will come and join us, chat with us about helping students and teachers in need, and maybe even win a prize!!

#BagItForward is a movement and a call to action. People across the country have joined together to help provide quality school supplies for the children and teachers in their local communities. On average, teachers spend $356 of their personal money on quality school supplies every year. By simply picking up an extra bag of school supplies for a child or teacher in your life, you can make a huge impact! Join us and #BagItForward!

WHEN: July 31, 2012 from 1-2pm EST

PRIZES!! (2) $25 Walmart GC (1) $50 Walmart GC (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card

RSVP: To RSVP, simple enter your Twitter link and username into the “linky” below.  Then mark your calendars and come join us on this TweetGrid on the 31st!


I will be compensated for my time to host this Twitter party. Opinions are my own.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to Official Rules. Open only to residents of the United States.

Enter by RSVPing for the Twitter party on the link above, be actively participating in the party and are using the hashtag #BagItForward. To be eligible, entries must be received by 1:55 p.m. EST July 31, 2012 except that mail in entries must be mailed separately and postmarked byJuly 27, 2012 (4 days before party). To enter without purchase, hand write your name, completed address, age and telephone number on a 3”x5” card and mail it to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Prizes will be limited to 2 $25 Walmart Gift Cards, and 1 $50 Walmart Gift Card, and will be given away every 15 minutes during the 1 hour duration of the party on July 31, 2012. The grand prize of $100 Walmart Gift Card to 1 winner will be given away at the close of the party. All winners will be chosen using from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #BagItForward at the time that they are drawn as a winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified via Twitter @ message by @tsue1136 during the party on July 31,  2012 and must respond to @tsue1136 within 5 minutes of being selected to claim their prize. All entries will be eligible for any unclaimed prizes after the close of the Twitter party via random drawing held on August 14, 2012.

To obtain a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.

SPONSORS: Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712

All winners will be chosen using from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party at the time that they are drawn as a winner.  There is a limit of 1 (one) prize per household during the party.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

4 comments… add one
  • Wow..this is such a great idea!! I have seen a couple of other blogger who have posted that they are bagging it forward and it means so much. As a preschool teach of children with special needs in the public school system, I am amazed at how the public is so unaware of how much teachers actually put out of their own for their students. Thanks so much for putting this out there!!
  • @Tweetin2Shoes - Our teachers purchase school supplies, decorations for the classroom, prizes for the kids... I donate Kleenex, Papertowels, and Clorox wipes every year!
  • My step sister in law is a teacher and she recently told me she spends about $1,000-$2,000 out of pocket per year for her classroom. This looks like a wonderful cause to help both students and teachers in need!
  • rSVP @thirtymommy

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