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school year is upon us and I am sure that we are all familiar with the
traditional things we do to get ready. For my family, we begin planning weekly meals, discussing expectations, and keeping the love of reading in our household. As a
school librarian, I want to ensure that my children are prepared as much as I
can get them prepared for the new school year. Reading is the foundation and
must be mastered in order to understand all of the subjects all students must
complete during any given school year. Am I right?
routine is key, and we have to do that with proper planning. I know that if you
are like me, Kellogg’s is a part of that planning from breakfast to snacks. Of
course, a trip to Walmart is included because, for us and our budget it makes
sense and I know that we can find our favorite Kellogg’s brand items at a great price.
As a school librarian, I have been known to secretly hide a few Rice Krispies Treats and Nutri-Grain Bars in my desk drawer at work, because it is a quick snack to hold me over until lunchtime or dinner (depending when I choose to enjoy them), but Shhhh… don’t tell my students! During the school year, most mornings, our children fuel up with Eggo Waffles, or Frosted Flakes and its great because they are able to prepare breakfast without my help so that I can get ready for work.
Kellogg’s and Walmart, did you know that Kellogg’s is offering free Scholastic books thorough their Kellogg’s Family Rewards Program? How
cool is that? Why not purchase those usual Kellogg’s items knowing that you
will get a free book out of the deal. See, Kellogg’s, Walmart and books go hand in hand, in this case. Side Note: Scholastic is not part of this offer, but is only connected to the actual books to be given away.
- Create a Kellogg’s
Family Rewards account (which is quick and painless). You must create the account if you want to redeem your codes.
- Head to your
neighborhood Walmart and purchase the specially marked Kellogg’s items. However, if you are an online shopper like me, you can buy directly from Walmart.com. Just look for the Buy Now button on the Walmart / Kellogg’s Back to School page for a list of eligible items.
- Enter your
codes into your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account and redeem the codes (found
inside the boxes) for a free book. If you make your purchases online, you must do so between 7/21 and 9/11 and you will need to upload your receipt one of three ways: via text, scanning into your computer, or via the Kellogg’s Family Reward app.
Please keep in mind that one Kellogg’s product equals one book with the opportunity to redeem up to 30 books. You can expect your books to arrive about 6-8 weeks after you redeem your codes and all codes must be entered by 3/31/16. Also, If you choose to donate a book to your local school, the book will be sent directly to that school in an envelope that expresses who donated the book. That is what I call “building a library”.
video to take you through the process, take a look:
earlier, I purchased several Kellogg’s items and the plan is to keep about 2 of the books
and donate the rest to my new middle school students in a drawing. School
doesn’t start for a couple weeks, so there will be time to get the details
situated. I am also going to share this information with my staff, because I know that books are the number one item most teachers want for their classrooms and this is a fun way to do it. I love that we will have age-appropriate books that can be donated to our schools, because let’s face it, not all school systems have the funds to purchase additional resources, so this is a great way to build those classroom libraries. Before I forget, there are 80 titles (ebooks included) to choose from which means that everyone from beginner readers to teens will be able find something that interests them.
I know that you are ready to get started collecting your own books, so be sure to visit Kellogg’s Family Rewards and Walmart for more information.
I just shared, what Kellogg’s products do you plan to purchase and what books
are you excited to add to your collection? Please be sure to use the #Back2SchoolReady hashtag in your responses or when you share this post. It would be greatly appreciated.
Until Next Time!