We are excited to tell you about a fun back to school shopping challenge we have planned this week. Ford Motor Company has challenged us to see how many back to school items we can find for $99 using this week’s current store sales & coupons. We will then be donating all of the school supplies to students in need at several local schools in Tacoma.
Sia will be heading to the stores on Friday to take advantage of all the school supply deals available this week & see how many back to school items she can buy for $99. We will then come back & share with all of you, the deals that Sia found & how she maximized her savings by using simple shopping strategies & putting her couponing skills to the test! We will be showing you ways to save on a variety of different kinds of back to school deals. We hope this will give you some inspiration on how you can utilize coupons & the store sales when looking for the items on your children’s school supply lists.
The fun part of this challenge is that Sia will be doing all of her back to school shopping in style! The Ford Motor Company is giving us the opportunity to try out the new 2013 Ford Escape for a day while driving around town finding the best deals on school supplies. It sounds like the Ford Escape is definitely a very family-friendly vehicle so we are looking forward to reviewing the car & letting you know what we think of it!
Here are a few of the features of the 2013 Ford Escape that we’re excited to check out:
- Hands-Free Liftgate - this means that you don’t have to put down your kids or your shopping bags to stow items in the trunk area – it will open for you
- Large cargo space in the trunk area (great for families)
- Active Park Assist – technology that basically parallel parks the vehicle for you (it takes me forever to figure out how to parellel park so I think this would come in handy for me!)
- Up to 33 mpg on the highway - with rising gas prices once again, it’s important to look for vehicles that get better gas mileage when traveling or just driving around town with your family & the Ford Escape definitely gets great gas mileage
Giveaway – 10 Readers win a $33 Visa Cash Card
As part of this Back to School Challenge, Ford Motor Company also is generously providing a $33 Visa cash card to 10 Thrifty NW Mom readers. This is a chance for you to save some money on gas as you travel around town getting ready for school or use the cash card towards school supplies to help lower your budget.
This giveaway will end on Tuesday August 21st at 9pm pst.
The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog. I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway::
1st Entry (required entry): What are your favorite or dream features for a vehicle?
Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)
Disclosure: Ford Motor Company sponsored this Back to School Challenge by providing $99 for us to use shopping for the back to school deals, which will be donated to local students in need. Ford Motor Company is also providing 10 $33 Visa Cash Cards to 10 Thrifty NW Mom winners randomly chosen. No compensation was given to us. All opinions are 100% ours. See our disclosure policy for more details.