Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lands' End backpack giveaway! Now with books, bling and Boca Burgers, too!

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Oh yeah, it's back to school time. In my thrifty mind, a new school year is not necessarily an excuse for all new gear. Unfortunately, few products seem durable enough to last more than the nine months of school and, if we're lucky, a few weeks of camp.


Last year around this time I wrote about Lands' End backpacks. I love 'em. Smartypants is headed off to a new school this year with the same old backpack he had last year-- a druable Lands' End Ergo. A few years ago I bought a cheapo Target backpack that broke the first day of school. Then I bought another cheapo one that also fell apart and finally found a winner $40 and a tank of gas later. Lesson learned: spend more on a quality item.


Or spend nothing and win a quality backpack for free. Right here. Right now.

I'm partnering with Lands' End again for another fabulous backpack giveaway. This year's hot item is the new Lands’ End Multitask Backpack, ideal for ages 8-13, along with fabulous filler material.


First the pack: in addition to the typical LE durable construction and padded straps, the Multitask has a stash panel for a jacket, sports gear or bike helmet. Bike helmet? Really? I was skeptical myself until I fit one in there to test it out. Yep. Even a bulky bike helmet fits.
It also has a separate bottom chamber to stow a set of shoes, which will be so handy on snowy winter days when he wears boots to school and needs bring indoor shoes. The Multitask also features side pockets to hold water bottles, a "D-ring" to clip to carry extras like this snazzy LeapFrog water bottle* or a lunch box. And the photo highlights the pack's reflective safety features.

The Multitask retails for $39.50 but is currently on sale for $34.50. In case you don't win it here.
But wait, there's more!

Your kiddo could use a little bling for his new bag, so the winner will also be able to choose five adorable PakNaks go with the Lands' End pack. PakNaks is a mom owned company that produces fun 3D, rubbery, interchangeable self-adhesive, weatherproof designs charms (similar to removable patches). They are great for back packs, lunch packs and any other item you want to dress up. PakNaks is offering a coupon code for 10% off if you just want to order: BTS10

And more!


Candlewick Press is going to fill that backpack with a Megan McDonald library, consisting of Judy Moody, Judy Moody Goes to College *new*, Stink, and the Sisters Club. We love, love, love Judy Moody and her brother Stink. This is a great collection for 1-4th graders.

And finally, a quick after school snack or meal for the whole family courtesy of Boca. I've got three coupons (possibly four if I can exercise a bit of self-control) each good for any Boca Meatless product up to $3.99.

Such a deal!

To enter, leave a comment below and make sure I have a way to contact you. For extra entries, write about this contest on your blog (one extra entry) and/or subscribe to my feeds (another extra).

The fine print: Winner's name will be picked out of a hat or some other old-fashioned and possibly half-assed manner. I will be fair. Also, please let me know if you do not want all of the prizes. I think they are great, but if you don't love them all, I'll choose runners-up for the lovely leftovers. Due to shipping regs. This contest if open to USA residents only. Entries accepted through midnight CST on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Sponsors will be shipping all prizes other than the Boca coupons.


Check back for a link other great back-to-school giveaways around the web; I'm working on a post for Momformation. Added 8/15 here's the link.


*I'm shameless, I know. But seriously, their water bottles were one of the hottest swaggy giveaways at BlogHer08. The red and blue thing is the bike helmet.

153 comments:

Jessica said...

Not only will I be writing about this on my blog but I'll be busy all night trying to hack in here and delete everyone's comments.

Ya, know, so's I can win it all...

Oh, and, you're in my google reader

Mrs. Mogul said...

Sounds great! You can never have enough bags!

mrsmogul (at) gmail (dot) com

Tech Savvy Mama said...

What a great back to school giveaway! Thanks! I also love the LeapFrog water bottle from BlogHer.

And yes, you are in my reader!

Sticking to the floor said...

Happy Summer. Love the stuff, love your blog!

Kimberly said...

We need a new backpack here! I've been trying to figure out which of the many Lands' End ones would work for my daughter - there are so many options.

Bonggamom said...

I heart Land's End! I hope I win...

bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

I've also blogged about it here:
http://bonggafinds.blogspot.com/2008/08/back-to-school-giveaway.html

carmen said...

Pick me, Pick me! With six kids to buy backpacks for, we could use a free one!

Carmen, Mom to the Screaming Masses, whose google signin is messed up

Beth said...

Wow, great giveaway! I'd love a chance to win this...thank you!

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

Best backpack I've seen yet! Oh, and I've added you to my Google reader.

Julie said...

OOoooh - I would love to win this great prize package. I came over via the babycenter piece.

bookworm said...

This would be a great prize, anything from Lands' End is the best! Thanks for putting together a real winner.

bookworm said...

This would be a great prize, anything from Lands' End is the best! Thanks for putting together a real winner.

Shelly said...

What a fun package you created - thanks!

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

Feener said...

count me in !! how is one able to partner with lands' end ??? great giveaway !!

robin_titan said...
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ChefDruck said...

Kim,
Thanks for the comment on my tomatoes!

I'd love to win this back to school bundle!

ChefDruck said...

I subscribed to your feed.

ChefDruck said...

I'm going to blog this contest in my giveaway post on Monday for a Handy Manny DVD.

kristina said...

oooh, love the backpack.

Karen said...

I love me some Land's End. Just bought my 6-year-old-son the Ergo. Now his older sister needs a backpack, too! I'm subscribing to your feed. I'd do it based on your blog name alone!!

windycindy said...

Wow! This is one fantastic back to school prize package giveaway drawing! I especially like the Boca Burgers because I am a vegetarian. I have two children that I would split the prizes between! The burgers would me all mine!!!!! Please enter my name in your virtual hat. I appreciate it!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Patricia said...

I would love this for my grandson. He really needs a quality backpack and Lands End has always been a quality seller.

Betty N said...

I have 8 grandkids so I'm sure I can find a place for all of the goodies you are giving away!! Thanks for providing the chance to win such awesome prizes!

andeeram said...

Great prize! My daughter really needs one. The cheapy one I bought at Target is already falling apart because she has so many books to carry this year.

Kimberleigh said...

Just found your blog today! I'm jazzed! I will add it to my faves on my blog! bkkftk (dot) blogspot and bkkftk (dot) comcast (dot) net

layla said...

You must be joking. You're giving away ALL of these goodies? I can use them all. My son is starting kindergarten on Monday. Maybe winning this will lift my depression:) Thanks for a great giveaway!
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

layla said...

I subscribed. Thanks
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

Maja said...

I love the prize. It's just great. Sure need one.

angelina115@hotmail.com

Ginny said...

Oh wow, what an amazing giveaway! My daughter loves Judy Moody :)

I subscribed via bloglines & I blogged the contest for all 3 entries ~ http://momcontests.blogspot.com/2008/08/lands-end-backpack-filled-with-goodies.html

samsakara said...

I would love this for my daughter! Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

B said...

Great giveaway...I'm tempted to say that if I win give it to the person with the 6 kids - but, alas, I'm not that selfless and we can really use it!

The Fearless Freak said...

That looks like an AWESOME prize! :)

mom2cne (at) gmail (dot) com

Pam said...

I love Judy Moody books. I would love to add them to my classroom library. The backpack would be claimed by my 10 year old son and my twins can share the PakNak.

thscar (at) aol (dot) com

Elizabeth said...

My boys are so hard on their backpacks. The bottom corners always have holes in them by Christmas! My older son took a look at the photo you posted and said "that might actually be kind of cool", which is high praise coming from an 11 1/2 year old :)

I subscribed for an extra entry!
elizabeth at table4five dot net

Kim Moldofsky said...

This comment is on behalf on my friend Karen, who had trouble leaving one.

Kim Moldofsky said...

This comment is on behalf on my friend Karen, who had trouble leaving one.

ellen cunningham said...

I'd like to be entered please. ecfreitas579 at hotmail.com

sweetsue said...

Wow-what a fabulous prize package! I would want everything because I am greedy that way!

Erin said...

What a great giveaway!!

Tamara said...

Just love Land's End apparrel and those back packs last forever. Wanted to start feeding my family healthier so I started preparing Boca Burgers for my family instead of regular hamburgers and they are a big hit. Thank-you to the wonderful sponsors.

trista said...

This is a wonderful giveaway for a vegetarian mom with a cute elementary school daughter.

tristamj (at) hotmail (dot) com

judybrittle said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in for this. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway, Land's end stuff is so great,have never bought a backpack from them though,would love to see it last longer than the target cheapies. Thanks for having the contest, love your blog.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Would love a chance to win this. We do have a cheapy backpack. So far it's held up but last year my neighbor bought a WalMart special and the zipper broke within one MONTH!

camper223 said...

My poor daughter has to haul shoes, cloths and tons of books to school, I have yet to find a reasonable priced backpack that holds up to her rugged school days of school, sports, band. Thank you for all your time, effort and energy you provide putting these awesome contests together for us to win some fantastic and useful prizes.


camper223@live.com

boobles2 said...

Great Contest this would be great for my granddaughter. She would be so happy

Treasurer Teri said...

My friend Karen (Gordon) Rosenberg let me to your blog. Very cool. I like eclectic women doing it for themselves. I am crazy enough to be running for public office.

The giveaway sounds great. We are lucky to only go through 2 backpacks per kid each year.

If I win, keep the bocas, sounds like you like them more than me.

Smiles,

Teri
thweingarden@yahoo.com

Tina said...

This is a great prize - thank you! tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Peter Schott said...

Cool and I agree completely about the bag quality. I had one bag from Lands End last me 4-5 years of pretty heavy, constant use. The only reason I don't still use it is because my wife found an opportune time to dispose of it. :(

That is a pretty cool bag and something my daughter could use for school.

Thank you for the opportunity to win.

AmandaSue said...

Great giveaway, I've heard land's end backpacks are really good quality and my daughter loves to read and I'm a huge fan of boca products! Thanks for entering me! :)

CE said...

We love useful products!

ce613 at hotmail

Wehaf said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks.

urchiken at gmail dot com

miss bliss said...

Fun giveaway...who doesn't need more bags, right?!! My daughter would love all this stuff, although I think my husband would try to start taking the bag to work...ha!

PS said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!

jag said...

Thanks for the giveaway. We love Lands' End products in our house.

gkstratos said...

Really a terrific giveaway!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

I'm subscribed. Thanks!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Liz said...

I can totally relate to this. Last year, I bought my son a backpack at Target for $24.99. I thought I saved myself $25, but alas, within 2 weeks the strap broke, and had to purchase a new backpack...not on sale, and it bost me $50.

Gloria said...

HEYY!!!

I AM a student in definite NEED of a Back Pack!! I'm a senior in HS and it's bad enough having to pay so much during your senior year, so anything FREE HELPS!

Tuesday Girl said...

Perfect! We would LOVE these prizes.

tuesdayef (at)aol

CGS said...

We have one of the Land's Ends backpack for my son and it rocks! I would love one for my neice!

meghann01@yahoo.com

luv2rocknc said...

HEY!!!

I AM a student in NEED of a back pack! Senior expenses are crazy enough as it is, anything free during that year is a God send to me!! Any HELP is GREATLY appreciated!

Melissa said...

Oh, I would love to win this to help out my sister a little. Money is tight for her so winning a back pack for one of her kids would certainly help... the rest is just a bonus! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Becca said...

What a fantastic giveaway! My daughter and I would love to win.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Tammy W said...

Wow! Great contest! I have six children. They just started school this morning. Each of them had to use backpacks from last year. I'm sure they'd all be excited if we won this!

http://munchinheads.blogspot.com/

andrea v said...

My son has been after me to get him a backpack. this would be grea to win . Thanks
vickers at comcast dot net

Alice H said...

What a great giveaway - I love the book choice especially! Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

Sandy said...

Far out! I love the way the backpack holds so much stuff!
Thanks to all the sponsors for the giveaway!

EJW said...

I had one LE backpack through 4 years of HS and my freshman year of college. Those things last forever!

Dawn said...

Hi! I found you through Chefdruck! I will add you to my google reader and post about your giveaway on my blog!

I have wanted my daughter to have one of these backpacks every year, but somehow haven't dished out the money for one. I'd LOVE to win one for her. And, the books would be right up her alley! She JUST started 5th grade last Wed.!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

laura said...

We could use a new backpack in our family. Also, we love Boca products!

rapleylaura@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Hi! I didn't know how to link back until just a few minutes ago. But, I wanted you to know I did blog about it on my blog! I'm still learning! :)

And, my email is dawnoftheday (at) cox (dot) net

misty said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

Millie said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for the chance to win a great backpack just in time for school!
cadewill[at]yahoo.com

Millie said...

And I am already a subscriber! :)

kamewh said...

What a great giveaway!! I would love to be entered!

Cassie said...

How amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway!! That will come in really handy!

Thanks!

Cassie said...

I subscribed!

Brooke said...

What a way to ring in a school year! Please randomly pick me!

jjsweep said...

What a great giveaway! This would be so useful at my house, thank you so much for posting it.

Tracye said...

This is an awesome opportunity!

I'd love to win these prizes!

Nanna said...

What a wonderful array of gifts! I hope my name is picked!
Thank you!!!

Stacy said...

What a great prize. Love the book.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lauren P said...

What a great giveaway! And perfect timing, too.

galxichic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Meg said...

Were you really a dolphin trainer?!! What an awesome collection of goodies. I can't get enough of Boca goodness. Thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

Seeryus Mama said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Seeryus Mama said...

I've added ya to my google reader!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I so need a new backpack.
bortmulva@yahoo.com

jessleigh said...

I would love to win these prizes! And I LOVE Boca!

the4moyers said...

I love Lands End stuff! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering all these great items!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

divrchk said...

This would be so great to win.

dani said...

What a great giveawy I never heard of paknaks and they seem so cute.

divrchk said...

I'm subscribed!

kevnjacks said...

What a timely giveaway - it will so come in handy! :)

chris said...

love the bag!!
awesome giveaway

Mary512 said...

Great giveaway, thanks so much! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/08/lands-end-backpack-giveaway-at-hormone.html

Thanks again!

Bree said...

What a terrific giveaway! I'd love to win!

Kate said...

What fun! Here's my entry

: - )
Kate

Becky said...

This is a great give away. I think I need to add your blog to my blog roll. haackr@gmail.com

Katie said...

This backpack looks so great, as do all the things in it! (I love PakNaks especially) Thanks!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

This is a terrific giveaway that I would LOVE to win!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I am subscribed to your feed!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I also blogged about this great giveaway! http://mommyhoodisthankless.blogspot.com/2008/08/huge-backpack-giveaway.html

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I love this backpack! And Lands End has such great quality. Thanks for the great contest!

Heather P. said...

This is an awesome giveaway!

Nadia said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers. Thanks for the chance to win!
nadiapeng[at]yahoo[dot]com

micaela6955 said...

What a great giveaway, and just in time for school too! Wonderful prize package, food, bling for the backpack and books...along with a backpack-wow!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955 said...

I just subscribed to your feed too!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

One Zany Mom said...

Love this bag! And all the stuff that goes in it!

lace said...

Wonderful products. The niece is starting school this year and has been dreaming about her own backpack.

Anonymous said...

Love this bag! My grandson would make great use of it.
lily_cherie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bananarama Anna said...

this is a DANGEROUS GIVEAWAY! I may have to fight a kiddo for the goods... wait do I have to give it to a child??

Abby said...

Please pick me I really need a backpack for my son!

www.stealsdeals.blogspot.com

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Elouina said...

Sounds great! Thanx for having this drawing!

Anonymous said...

this looks awesome. my daughter has just started the first grade and she (and i) love reading the moody judy books! the back pack looks very durable and hopefully will last her a couple of years!!

deelong said...

Lands end has some great stuff...quality. Every time I hear or see an add for a BP, I can hear one of my kids: "Mom, can you fix this, Mom my BP zipper broke again, MOM,MOM,Mom!! :P

Max & Ben's Momma said...

I would love to win this giveaway!

hoff said...

Great quality products. Thanks!

bboyle said...

This is a great giveaway. I am almost as excited about the Boca coupons as the rest of the items.

Debbie said...

I am happy to enter this giveaway but even happier to have found your blog! I'll be back.

jceko77 said...

Great giveaway! I could definitely use all of this:)
jceko77@yahoo.com

Allie said...

What an awesome contest!

mywardrobetoday at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Excellent backpack - I agree that the Target cheapies (which my kindergartener loves for their characters) fall apart in no time! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

jhaack@usfamily.net

Mississippi Songbird said...

My kids go thru the backpacs like crazy! Thanks for hosting this...

kaylee8 said...

What a great prize pack! I love Land's End products and I love the charms to go with! The book is an awesome one as well!
jkconley(at)sofnet(dot)com

dolls123 said...

WOW !!!

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Colleen said...

Wow, I'm surprised how much can fit in that bag! I'd love to win! Hope you have a great week!
cbeargie (at)yahoo (dot)com

royaldixie said...

What a wonderful contest, I would love to win!!

THANKS!
newmommyin08@yahoo.com

tazdevil267 said...

cool contest- love the backpack- and I have a judy moody fan in the house!!

Marz said...

The Land's End backpack sounds perfect. I love all the storage areas - bike helmet indeed! Wow! And my little ones love to ready...although it sounds like they are something I would enjoy too! lol

marzcricket@yahoo.com

CanCan said...

THIS is the motherload of mother contests! I"M EVEN A VEGETARIAN! I LOVE FREE BOCA!

Also: I have two children. I LOVE LANDS END! Those pieces of backpack flair look adorable; my son would have a field day.
One can never have enough AWESOME BOOKS!

Oh man. I need to take some deep breaths and calm down from the contest excitement.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

michelle said...

This is such a great prize package! Our family could make use of everything in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

bison61 said...

we have a 10 year old heading back to school in a couple weeks-this would be perfect for him

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

elaina said...

I subscribed to your feed!

danandmarsh said...

What a generous giveaway. My grandson would make alot of good of this backpack

semtaylor said...

All of this sounds great. I love Boca products. And Lands End backpacks are great. So sturdy and full of pockets. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

dcala said...

Great stuff. I would love to win.

LisaW said...

Sounds great! We'd have fun with this at our house!

Gina Maria said...

Awesome and thoughtful giveaway. I would love to give this to my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity.

bunny406@ymail.com

Jennifer August said...

I have a little pirate girl who LOVES backpacks who would love one filled with special surprises.
This girl carries a backpack with her all the time for some reason and I am sick of seing the DIEGO! backpack she got free with an order of 4 scholastic books. Literally, that is about all it could hold! 4 tiny books!

pick me! pick me! i am folding the corners and adding glitter to this one so when you reach in the hat or whatever you feel this one. ;)
Jennifer

jenniferaugust@yahoo.com

forgetfulone said...

Fabulous giveaway opportunity! I would love to win. My email is available on my blog.

LeeAnn P. said...

You are too funny! Half-assed perfectly describes how my house cleaning is going during these dog days of summer! Pick me so I won't hear any complaints about the lame-o-falling-apart-bag from last year I was planning on making the little dude use again this year!

murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Julie said...

Nice contest, We can always use a high-quality backpack around here, Thanks!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

blueviolet said...

Every bit of this is delightful! Thanks for the giveaway.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Betsy said...

Keep up the great work! It's hard to believe and so sad that summer is coming to and end! Have a great school year!

Teresa said...

Love this giveaway, and yes I am greedy, so if I win, I want it all,lol! Thanks so much!

Heather said...

We're on the market for a new backpack (sweetness is using the pack from last school year). This one will be fabulous - - not to mention the awesomeness of the items contained within! Thanks!

Christian Kay said...

Great giveaway! I really like the bling for the backpacks. Too cute!

ckbruce@ymail.com

Swtlilchick said...

Lands End makes the best backpacks.
I have bought clothes from them,
and they lasted forever.As far as
Boca Burgers,they have the best
taste for veggie burgers.I don't
own any Judy Moody books.but have
gotten them at the library.They
are excellent.May I say you have good taste.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

A C said...

I'm looking for a suitable birthday present for my niece and this would make a pretty sensible and useful gift.

Here's my e-mail: ilikewinningstuff@yahoo.com

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