Free Backpacks and School Supplies for 2020!

10997200_1551314338450648_5653174165881717305_nThis article contains location specific giveaways- for nationwide info, scroll to the bottom of the article.

For the past few years the great folks over at SMOAC have been doing an incredible service to the Eastern San Diego County school kids by offering free backpacks and school supplies.

And this year is no different! This year, they are hosting a drive-thru style event at two locations:

  • Rio Seco School 9545 Cuyamaca Street or Pride Academy 9303 Prospect Ave (Both in Santee)
  • August 16, 2020
  • 10AM until supplies run out
  • Kids must be present in the car
  • 1 backpack per child
  • This will be a contactless delivery event- Please Print the form here and complete it per the directions.

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And for those of you not in the immediate area, there are all sorts of other free school supply and backpack giveaways going on.

Boost Mobile is giving away backpacks and school supplies. More info is here. In San Diego County, there is 1 Boost Mobile in Oceanside that is participating.

Operation Homefront is having giveaways for military families on bases all over the US. Here is a list for 2020.

Rentacalc does free giveaways for backpacks, graphing calculators and protractors! You can learn more and enter to win here.

3/6/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxesThis weekend we’re doing prep for Big Kid’s 9th Birthday Party. I’m looking forward to some tasty Ice Cream Cake next Saturday!

I’m stoked to get this weekend kicked off with a grip of freebies and cool deals.

 

 

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Put the FUN in Fundraising with Uptown Jungle!

86723436_2767364806686857_2639936442016464896_o.jpgWhen you’ve got kids, fundraising is part of life. Wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough are just a few of the things that kids have to peddle these days.

If you are looking for a new fundraiser, check out Uptown Jungle!

Uptown Jungle provides a fast and easy way for groups, schools, churches, teams, and nonprofit organizations to raise some serious cash, just for playing around and having fun.

You keep 35% of your group’s admissions! Having done a lot of fundraising in my time, that is a great return.

There are two ways to fundraise:

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Uptown Jungle is a great place for kids of all ages to play! With a special tots area for littler kiddos, you can rest assured that your littles will be safe and have fun. Bigger kids can bounce, run, climb and explore safely. And parents who don’t want to play can chill in the parents lounge. Oh yeah, there is free WiFi.

2/21/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxesI am looking forward to this weekend! I’ve got some time to myself and I am going to go to the gym and drink coffee, although not at the same time.

This week’s selection of freebies is pretty cool! Fun events for kids too! Let’s dive right in:

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2/14/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxesFriday Means it’s time for freebies, deals, and cool free events. The bonus is that this week, Freebie Friday is also Valentine’s Day!

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2/7/2020 Freebie Friday!

bright boxesWe made it through another week! Time for some freebies, fun, and deals!

I’ve gotten some emails from readers who are interested in Freebies available outside the US, and please note that I am always keeping my eye open for them. If you are a freebie fan like I am, I recommend checking out Mysavings, as they frequently have freebies and samples available for countries all over the world.

 

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San Diego Family Fun Fest 2/9/2020!

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Are you looking for a free, fun outing for your family this weekend? Check out the San Diego Family FunFest brought to you by San Diego Family Magazine.

 

Sunday, (Feb 9), 10 am-1 pm at the Salvation Army Kroc Center (in the Corner Zone), 6845 University Ave., San Diego 92115.

Have a blast with more than 30 Family Fun Activities & Resource Booths!

  • 2 Bounce Houses
  • 40” Inflatable Obstacle
  • Zipline
  • Swings
  • Double Shot Basketball
  • Angry Birds Slingshot
  • Imagination Playground Blocks (life-sized foam tinker toys)
  • Giant Connect 4 & more!

Dance along with the DJ, win cool raffle prizes, explore family resources and take playtime to a whole new level!

You can find out more on their Facebook Event page. Barring weather concerns, we’ll be there! I’m excited about the Imagination Playground Blocks.

1/24/2020 Freebie Friday

bright boxesIt’s that time of the week- Friday! Let’s get started with some awesome freebies, deals, and events!

If you missed it earlier in the week, here is my updated list of birthday freebies for 2020! I’ll be posting updates as they start to come in- My birthday is in 2 weeks.

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12/10/2020 Freebie Friday!

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So It’s Saturday… I started this yesterday, but then I got busy, sooo… WOOO! That means Freebies, free events, and deals! If you are wondering what to do with all of these samples, we collect them to make blessing bags.

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1/3/20 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxes.JPGIt’s the First Friday Freebies and Deals of 2020! WOO HOO!

Let’s start off the year with some cool freebies and deals!

 

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