Back To School Sweepstakes
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Over $1000 Back to School Giveaway





Hangin' out in my favorite dress

I'm blessed with a rockin' mother-in-law, Vivien, who loves to find beautiful clothes for our kids. Since I'm the kind of mom who would live in her pi's all day if she could, and since I put far more time finding great stuff to put in my kids instead of on them, I am blessed to have someone in my kids' life with such great taste, style, and generosity.

Over the years Vivien has turned me on to several amazing kids' clothing brands I've fallen in love with which have withstood the tests of playing in dirt, sand, and paint and weathered all the other general wear and tear kids can dole out. One of my all time favorites for both boys and girls is Tea Collection. Their clothes are so soft and their stylish designs have the most beautiful patterns, colors, and personality. So when Tea asked me to do a back to school giveaway with them, Oompa, and Annie's Snacks I was in times ten!

The grand prize for this amazing giveaway is almost literally a busload of goodies for back to school. Tea is offering a $500 gift certificate, Oompa a $250 gift certificate for educational toys or school gear like backpacks and waste-free lunch gear, and Annie's will be sending you one whole year of free snacks. But that's not all! Aside from sending you a signed copy of the new Weelicious Lunches cookbook, I'll spend 30 minutes on the phone with you one-on-one to strategize all your meal planning and/or school lunch needs! There are also five runner up prizes, so there are plenty of chances to win!

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Ala Marilyn Monroe in Tea Collection

Giveaway Details:

Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize package consisting of: One (1) $500 gift certificate for use at; One (1) One-on-One 30 minute meal planning session with Catherine McCord from Weelicious via phone plus a signed copy of Weelicious Lunches. Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $500); One (1) $250 gift certificate for use at All prize values are stated in United States dollars. One (1) case (12 boxes) of each of the following Annie’s Homegrown snacks: 6.5oz Natural Cheddar bunnies, 7oz Bunny Grahams Friends, Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Organic Berry Patch Bunny Fruit Snacks 5)9oz Cheddar Snack Mix 6)7oz Regular Pretzels.

Five (5) Second Prizes: Second Prize Winner will receive a prize package consisting of: One (1) $25 gift certificate for use at; One (1) signed copy of Weelicious Lunches. Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $29.99; One (1) $25 gift certificate for use at

How to Enter: go to (the "Sweepstakes Site"), and follow the instructions provided at the Sweepstakes Site to enter the Sweepstakes.

Who Can Enter: The "Back to School" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and the District of Columbia, who as of August 12, 2013: are at least 18 years of age; have internet access; and have an email account.

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  1. Marie S.

    August 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Gone to site do not see entry for this one. The clothes are all cute to look at. This is a great deal. Thank you!

  2. maryellen

    August 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    This is amazing! :)

  3. Amy

    August 22, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I love looking at the clothing from Tea. I am going to use a lot of the lunch ideas from your site for my daughter this year. Thank you,

  4. debbied4l

    August 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Love Tea and I am loving your site now, I was so in need of back to school lunch recipes!! Thank you!

  5. Julie

    August 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Great prizes!

  6. Pat Bennett

    August 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Thank you for including me.

  7. Christina Curtin

    August 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Looks Awesome!

  8. blima

    August 18, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Thank you

  9. Aisha

    August 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Great products!

  10. Maria Camacho

    August 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Wonderful giveaway!

  11. Gail Johnston

    August 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    oohhh I want! :-)

  12. Nicole Friedrich

    August 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!! Thank you!

  13. Deb

    August 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm


  14. lish875

    August 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Would absolutely love to win!!

  15. Cathy

    August 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Yippee for fun contests!!!!

  16. nona

    August 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    would be a true blessing to win

  17. Denice Metz

    August 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    It would be awesome to win

  18. Randi Dersham

    August 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Wonderfully great! My three kids would be so blessed!

  19. Sheri

    August 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    It would be awesome to win!

  20. Sylvia

    August 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Fingers crossed! I just want the 30 minute phone call! 😉

  21. Elainna

    August 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I love those cute clothes!

  22. aprilgaietto

    August 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Your daughter is really cute! She looks like a little model in the picture on the left:)

  23. Rachael

    August 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Wow! This is the most amazing giveaway! I want to win!!!

  24. Sara

    August 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tea Collection! Fingers crossed!

  25. adrimolina

    August 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I want to win this so bad!! :)

  26. Alicia

    August 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Wow! What an awesome giveaway!

  27. Kerri S

    August 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    no whammies no whammies, twins here!

  28. soo

    August 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm


  29. Galadriel Drewry

    August 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    fingers crossed!!!!!

  30. Laura

    August 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Ladies, you have to go to to enter (as it says in the “How to enter” section above). :)

  31. Natalie

    August 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hi Catherine –

    The “Enter Sweepstakes” link above doesn’t seem to be working.

  32. Laura Whitacre

    August 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    It won’t let me enter. I hit enter sweepstakes and nothing happens. Help!

  33. Anne

    August 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

    A wonderful giveaway. Many than ks.

  34. Krista

    August 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Thanks so much!

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  35. Angela

    August 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I’m so happy using your first cookbook – can’t wait to see the second!

  36. Devon

    August 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

    This is so great! I can’t seem to enter, though. Not sure what I’m doing wrong!

  37. Marian

    August 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Very cool sweepstakes!

  38. Dee

    August 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

    great teaming of products! love it!!!

  39. Angela

    August 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I love all of your tips and information. Thanks so much.

  40. Melanie

    August 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Hey! Great giveaway! What brand of shoes is she wearing (a la Monroe)? We’re on the hunt for cozy back-to-school shoes!

  41. janelle weems

    August 15, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I also pinned this just in case it was required ; )

  42. janelle

    August 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

    wow!! this is amazing!! i entered! cant wait for your next cook book!!!! =)