Monday, September 5, 2011

Back to School Survival with Eight-o-Clock Coffee! Giveaway Ends 9/14

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to trade in flip-flops and beach bags for lunch boxes and backpacks.  The weather has already started changing here in Ohio and I am definitely in need of a warm up as we get back into the swing of things!

Eight O’Clock Coffee has prepared a few tips to help get you and your kids through the craziness of back-to-school season.

“Back-to-School Survival Tips” from Eight O’Clock Coffee

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.

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One lucky reader is going to win an awesome prize pack that includes a drawstring bag, 2 bags of Eight O’Clock Coffee and a coffee mug!!

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 9/14 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via

*This is not a paid post. All opinions are my own. Review and Giveaway items were provided free of charge from the company and/or representing PR firm*


  1. tamra64@hotmail.comSeptember 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Wondering if the crazy house is just crazy or just super nice helping to give this wake-up all away

  2. Thanks so much!! It will be hard getting up in the morning (tomorrow is the first day of school). Will definitely be setting up the coffee maker tonight.

  3. Put giveaway on blog and twitter @lucyran21!/lucyran21/status/110826685481500672

  4. Thanks!! Wish everyone good luck!
    Sarah R - reitzell7@aolcom


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