Going Back to School With Kmart & Nick Jr. #BeyondtheBackpack #Kmart

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Last weekend I headed over to my local Kmart in Chicago for a fun Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpack Event. It was a fun, free event that was all about going back to school with help from Kmart and Nick Jr. The event was all about getting kids ready for not just school but helping them build and support a solid foundation for their educational future.

While the event has passed, you can still get ready for back to school season thanks to your local Kmart. It has so much to offer from snacks to pencils to backpacks.

I could have spent an hour shopping Kmart and picking up last minute school needs and more but my daughter began to feel sick. Luckily we got to have fun at the Back to School Event and do some browsing. I wish though I had time to buy some items to stock up since it will probably take about two weeks before we run out of pencils at home and we will run out of snacks within a week.

As a parent and small business owner, I like to use back to school season time as a time to stock up on my household essentials. Since my kids are in school all day, I use this time as spring cleaning. I stock up on cleaning supplies and whatever else I need to get my house back in order. A summer with three kids at home can really take a toll on a house!

Head to Kmart

Whatever you need this year, Kmart will probably have it along with a few other things you didn’t know you need!

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a $50 Kmart gift card

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  1. Samantha Wagner says:

    I need to get some new ink and printer paper. We go through a lot of it since I homeschool my kids.

  2. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I need a nice new pair of jeans right now. This would come in so handy to help get a pair.

  3. Maria Beas says:

    We need to pick up some underwear and socks. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

  4. I need to pick up some dress shoes for my son

  5. Brad Merrell says:

    I need a cordless vacuum

  6. Julie Hawkins says:

    I need to get a few more school supplies.

  7. Can always use extra school supplies. I volunteer in my daughter’s 3rd grade class on Fridays and I try to never show up empty handed 🙂

  8. I NEED hats and gloves for the cold weather on its way

  9. Hesper Fry says:

    I need to pick up some more shirts for my girls.

  10. Lawrence Walker says:

    New jeans would rock…

  11. socks and underwear

  12. need some black ink for my Canon printer !

    Kathryn C

  13. We need to pick up some new underwear.

  14. Sarah Mayer says:

    I need to pick up some pens and pencils.

  15. Kathy Pease says:

    I need to pick up a CALCULATOR

  16. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter needs some new dress shoes!

  17. I need to pick up some fall clothing and some gym shoes.

  18. Teresa A Thompson says:

    We need jackets and shoes.

  19. Tammy Woodall says:

    After the kids started school, we found a lot of items we still need to get for projects that we didn’t know about – so, definitely, need more school supplies.

  20. paula peterson says:

    I need kids shoes, yet again.

  21. shelly peterson says:

    My son needs more under clothes.

  22. Laura Collins says:

    I need to get myself a blouse

  23. Betty Curran says:

    I need more printer ink.

  24. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My son needs some new shoes so I would use it for that.

  25. I need to get my son a new pair of sneakers.

  26. A pair of sneakers is one of the items I still need to get.

  27. I would say a backpack.

  28. I need to get backpacks for kids.

  29. Yona Williams says:

    My nephew needs a few extra pairs of pants.

  30. ANNETTE FISHER says:


  31. Jennifer H. says:

    We need to get a backpack.

  32. I still need to get shoes

  33. Christy Caldwell says:

    Need to pick up some underwear for my boys. Thanks for the chance.

  34. Katie Bellamy says:

    The kiddos need some shoes!

  35. I need to pick up jeans and socks.

  36. Jessica Lodge says:

    I need some cool Halloween decorations and I also need to replace a flameless candle that my son broke while at my Mom’s house.

  37. Tamra Gibson says:

    You may find this funny but I need to pick up a skillet. We had a house fire awhile bk and u hv never replaced r good cookware and I never buy myself anything. I’m tired of everything sticking so I promised myself if I won I will buy a skillet and not spend it on other p

  38. Brenda Elsner says:

    I need to pick up new jeans for my son.

  39. Melissa Storms says:

    I am heading out tomorrow nothing like the last minute. School starts on Thursday and I have only picked up pens and a few notebooks so far. Tomorrow is hair cut, clothing and supplies, exhausting.

  40. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I need to pick up some socks for my hubby.

  41. i have no income, cant work disabled, my grandaughter needs school clothes really bad, with fall and winter coming she needs a winter coat to

  42. paige chandler says:

    I need to pick up kids tees and jeans

  43. I need to pick up new chairs for our upcoming camping trip.

  44. Annmarie W. says:

    I still need to pick up a couple new pairs of gym shorts for my son!

  45. Stella Methvin says:

    I always need to pick up something. I am a list person and if its not there I forget it.

  46. Linda Madden says:

    I still have to get my youngest a pair of shoes.

  47. jennifer bowen says:

    I well got most every thing my kid needs but well she could use some new school uniforms

  48. The most individual purchase was matching the new backpacks to the child!

  49. elizabeth miller says:

    I still have to get uniform socks. Luckily we go back 9/5 for school.

  50. Right now I need some undies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  51. Kayla Klontz says:

    My daughter needs socks and undies!

  52. I haven’t gotten shoes yet

  53. .Christine L says:

    I have to get my son new shoes & socks & undies.

  54. Kathy Davis says:

    My granddaughter needs socks!

  55. I could always use some household supplies like cat food/litter, toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.

  56. I need to pick up Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.

  57. Amanda lea says:

    I always need to pick up snacks for school and dog and cat food!!

  58. Ann Fantom says:

    I need to pick up notebooks and folders

  59. Joyce Gilmore says:

    My organization, wants to donate to a elementary school, bachpacks and school supplies for some of the children in need. Progress Elementary School, from The Daughters of Elk’s. Baton Rouge, La. Thanks for your considersation, be blessed. Dtr. Ruler Joyce L. Gilmore.

  60. Dawn Monzu says:

    Well…my kids are all grown up, but my granddaughter just started Kindergarten! She still needs some extra clothes, so I would help her out with that! God bless and good luck everyone!

  61. tammy smith says:

    More school clothes and some odds and ends.

  62. Stephanie says:

    We always need more crayons and markers! They’re like lost socks, no one knows where they go.

  63. I need to get #2 pencils and glue sticks.

  64. Lisa Kerr says:

    I still need to pick up some more school clothes and supplies:)

  65. I need things for the house

  66. wow

  67. Patricia Brewer says:

    We need to pick up spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, folders–if you can write or draw with it or on it, we most likely need it. We’ve missed back-to-school sales three years in a row. Good luck everyone! Have a fun new school year!

  68. I need to pick up clothes, crayons, an extra backpack a few other things too.

  69. school supplies like binders, journals, pencils

  70. Holly Wass says:

    Kmart has really good prices on back to school items

  71. Some thin markers and notebook paper.

  72. Maryann D. says:

    We need clothing and I also need computer supplies, like ink.

  73. Karley Moore says:

    I still need to pick up some printer paper and art supplies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. I need some slide style shoes

  75. kelly woods says:

    Shorts, my daughter needs shorts. Thank you

  76. Amy Deeter says:

    i need to pick up some school supplies for my daughters

  77. I’ve bought some back to school supplies, but I still need quite a few. I need crayons, note paper, a calculator, among other things.

  78. Tina Harris says:

    I need to pick up another pack of crayons for my little one. We were all prepared but my oldest son’s dog got ahold of his crayons and that was the end of those.

  79. I need to pick up some new school shoes for my kiddos!

  80. Crystal F says:

    The only thing I still need to get is stuff for lunches. Thank you!

  81. nancy munson says:

    I need to pick up notebooks, shoes and backpacks

  82. Julie Bickham says:

    I need to get my kids some new backpacks.

  83. Tara Smith says:

    Backpack socks mechanical pencils

  84. Jennylyn Gross says:

    Bookbags, binders, spiral notebooks, sneakers and clothes

  85. Janice Cooper says:

    I need to pick up some shoes and jeans

  86. LINDA CHURCH says:

    I need a die cutting machine or other things like embellishments and stickers for my scrapbook and my cards that I make.

  87. LINDA CHURCH says:

    I need to pick up some school supplies, and a couple of lunch boxes.

  88. Cynthia C says:

    I need to pick up a gift for my niece’s birthday.

  89. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I need to pick up some undershirts and underwear!

  90. Kristin C says:

    I always need to pick up diapers.

  91. Denise B. says:

    At the moment, I don’t need anything specific.

  92. I have two granddaughters’ birthdays coming up that I have to buy gifts for. TY

  93. Darcy Koch says:

    I need to pick up some Fall decorations. It’s my favorite season.

  94. Jillian Too says:

    Our little guys need new shoes.

  95. I would save the gift card for after I move apartments, then use it to help buy household supplies / furniture.

  96. Janice L. says:

    A new vacuum.

  97. I need to pick up some new lamps for my living room.

  98. Holly Thomas says:

    Back to school shopping is all done!

  99. Janet Woodling says:

    I could really use a toaster oven.

  100. Steve Weber says:

    I need to pick up some new shoes.

  101. I need to pick up socks, notebooks and folders.

  102. Jessica Cox says:

    I could use new socks and a belt

  103. I could use some new socks!

  104. Susan Smith says:

    I could use a pair of boots.

  105. Christina Graham says:

    We need erasable pens.

  106. Dolores Q. says:

    We need to pick up some socks and jeans.

  107. sheila ressel says:

    We need to get socks, underwear and jeans.

  108. shelly peterson says:

    We still need some school supplies and under clothes!

  109. karley moore says:

    I still need to get my son a new lunchbox. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. My kids could use some more jeans!

  111. Christina Sparks says:

    My husband needs a chainsaw.

  112. Margaret Smith says:

    The standard items, backpacks, pads, pencils, etc.

  113. rochelle haynes says:

    She need a computer for college

  114. Lisa Williams says:

    I need a back pack because they take a beating all year and some new shoes for my son.

  115. Janet Lindsey says:

    I need to pick up some Starbucks coffee

  116. Anita Duvall says:

    Always need more notebooks, binders, pencils, and pens once they get back to class and lose half the first week!

  117. I really need to pick up a toaster

  118. Allison Swain says:

    Clothes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I need to get some school clothes for my kids and some socks.

  120. Tabby miller says:

    I need 3 notebooks and dry erase markers for one kid. And lunch boxes for all four. Tyvm

  121. Tabby miller says:

    I need 3 notebooks and dry erase markers for one kid. And lunch boxes for all four.

  122. I think we have everything.

  123. Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    Clothes or shoes for my son.

  124. Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    Clothes for my son.

  125. I still need a backpack, pencils and a pencils box.

  126. I still need a backpack.

  127. I would love to win! We would buy our little girl some new bed sheets, crayons and maybe a coloring book.

  128. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post comment on something you need to pick up?

    i wanna win,but my local kmart went under a few years ago

  129. I just need to get some colored pencils and some extra crayons for my niece, and a few spiral notebooks for myself 🙂

  130. Barbara Montag says:

    I need to get shoes yet for the kids.
    thank you

  131. laura feist says:

    lun ch food

  132. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I need more uniforms for my son

  133. Darlene Carbajal says:


  134. Debbie Penney says:

    poster board

  135. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I need to pick up socks and some bread and milk!

  136. vickie couturier says:

    i still need to buy new socks and jeans for school,,got the school supplies first

  137. debbie wilson says:

    extra pencils glue

  138. debbie wilson says:

    extra pencils glue

  139. I need to pick up some large plastic totes for organizing and putting things away. Clutter is taking over.

  140. I need to pick up a new mop, cleaning supplies and socks.

  141. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I need to pick up pens and paper for the printer.

  142. Gina Ferrell says:

    I need to pick up some dividers, pens and loose leaf paper.

  143. James Robert says:

    I am still needing more legging for my girls and shoes for a few of my kids.

  144. I need colored pencils.

  145. Julie Wood says:

    I still need to get a backpack, school supplies and some clothes for my kids!!

  146. Lisa Brown says:

    I need to pick up a backpack, binders,, paper.

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