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“And down they went to see, roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble, till they came to the green grass; and there they stopped short.” –Poky Little Puppy
In my childhood world (and maybe even a bit of my adult world), no better words had ever been written. I loved books with a passion and it makes me sad to think that kids either don’t have access to books or they haven’t found ones they like yet. That’s why I’m delighted to partner with #CollectiveBias to share with you about the 1 Box=2 Books campaign with Kellogg’s. You buy one box of specially-marked items at Sam’s Club and you can redeem the enclosed code for one Scholastic book for you and Kellogg’s donates one Scholastic book to a local school. Want to read more about this from other bloggers? Check out the hashtag #Back2SchoolStockUp
Love for reading
Those silly words I quoted above came from my all-time favorite childhood book Poky Little Puppy. Now, that book is a favorite of my nieces and nephew, especially the little man. I’ve been told having that book read to him is one of his daily rituals. I remember how both my parents would read to me and through that, I developed a love for reading. Reading is how I found a healthy escape, it’s how I learned new facts, and it’s even how I came to open my first profitable business. Yes, I based my baby-sitting business on the Baby-Sitters Club series.
Over the years, my tastes changed to be more in tuned with mysteries such as the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys novels. I never got too much into fantasy or sci-fi (still don’t care). I think part of why I was such an avid reader as a kid is because I had access to great books and I was able to figure out what I liked best (and what I didn’t like).
I want to invite you to participate in this program. It’s really very easy. You don’t even have to be a Sam’s Club member (although I encourage it. We’ve saved lots of money over the years).
Here’s why you don’t have to be a Sam’s Club member to participate:
“Bring this invitation to shop printed out to the Member Services Desk at your local Sam’s Club for a pass to shop for the day. A 10% service fee applies on all non-member purchases when shopping with this One-Day Pass (not applicable in CA, SC or Elmsford, NY). The 10% service fee does not apply if the non-member decides to join the Club at the time of purchase.”
In fact, the perfect time to go is Aug. 22/23 because Kellogg’s will be hosting demos at Sam’s Club at these select stores.
We bought Rice Krispie treats, Cheezits, and Fruit Snacks but you have more than a dozen options to choose from. Don’t want to eat that many delicious treats on your own (why not)? You can also donate some of the packaged items (like the Fruit Snacks) to your local Snak Pak program where they donate packs of food for kids who don’t have access to food when they aren’t at school.
Redeeming your Scholastic books from Kellogg’s
Once you purchase your items and find the code stamped on the inside, the process to redeem the code for books is fairly simple. First, you go to the site www.freebookoffer.com/sams (if you bought the stuff at Sam’s). You will have the option to join and get free offers from Kellogg’s or just register enough to get your books.
I could try to explain it in words, but it’s a lot better if I just show you! Check out these photos and the captions.
I’ve been told it takes about eight weeks for the books to arrive so it’s a great idea for Christmas gifts (don’t delay, though!).
I’m curious, what books would you choose? Leave your ideas in the comments.