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Back To School Shopping with ® Dick’s Sporting Goods

August 26, 2016
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‘Take the stress OUT of back to school shopping this year!  All it takes is one stop to buy school supplies for the classroom and one stop to ® Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Find everything you need from clothes to shoes to back packs to lunch boxes and everything in between!’   #DSGBack2School #ad 

DISCLAIMER: this post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and ®DICK’s Sporting Goods. All opinions expressed are my own.

My heart hurts tremendously to see school starting again 🙁  I may go out on a limb here and say its been one of my favorite summer’s EVER.  Not because we did anything truly amazing and exciting, but because I felt more ‘present’ than ever.  Making the decision to take it easy, have very few plans, not work, and most importantly… unplug/NOT be glued to social media was the best decision I have made for myself and my family in a very very long time!  Most years I’m excited (and ready) for the kids to get back into school all day, but not this year.  Sigh.  Goodbye Summer…

Nothing symbolizes the end of the season more than BACK TO SCHOOL shopping and as much as I wanted to NOT get it done at all, I figured two days before this one was starting would have to do!  So after a stop to Target for the classroom & homework supplies we headed on over to  ® Dick’s Sporting Goods to knock out everything else on our list!

Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

Up first… backpacks!  We were absolutely shocked to see the variety  ® Dick’s had!!!  Four entire bays filled with all types of backpacks.  With all of the colors, sizes, and styles available any child can easily find something they like!  Also, as it turns out… they were ALL on SALE!!!  SCORE 🙂

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Hawaiian print for a Hawaii lover who also happens to be named after our favorite beach on Maui!  This Roxy backpack is so so so cute (and extra roomy)!

Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

Lunchbox & Water bottles next on our agenda!   ®  Dick’s actually had more variety than this, but as you can see there is a size and style for everyone.  Since we never give our daughter juice or soda for lunch, a water bottle is an absolute must!

Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

If you ever ask me what our FAVORITE water bottles are, 100% of the time I will say its HydroFlask.  Not only are the bottle sturdy, extremely well made, and high quality… these bottles stay cold ALL day long even if they are sitting directly in the sun!  We opted for the 32 ounce in Makena’s favorite color.  This is a great size for thirsty kiddos and it will also double as her club volleyball practices/games!  Our family (now) has EVERY single size HydroFlask makes!!!

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Shoes.  Gotta have at least one pair of sneakers for school right?  In our case, we needed two!  One for PE and another for volleyball 🙂  SO many to choose from!  Luckily they had her size in the pairs she wanted!

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Last but not least… clothes!  Lucky for us, our daughter wears a uniform to school everyday which cuts down on ‘regular’ back to school clothes shopping but now that she’s a big 6th grader… PE clothes are mandatory.  I knew we would have no problems finding sportswear at  ® Dick’s!!!  One pair of cropped pants, one pair of shorts, one tank top, and one shirt.  PE clothes checked off our list!

Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

Huge variety, every brand name in sportswear, and styles to fit anyones taste.  Not only that, there are SO many back to school sales going on right now!  Our favorites just happen to be 25% off this week also!!!  That won’t stop me from looking at the clearance rack though… ALWAYS good things to be found here!
Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

Back To School Shopping with Dick's Sporting Goods

And that was that!  A nice chunk of our back to school shopping completed!!!  But a trip to  ® Dick’s in my family is never complete without something volleyball related.  Club season is on approach which means a new ball is in order!

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And that’s that!  No stress, no running around to 10 different stores.  Get in, get out.  My kind of shopping 🙂  ® Dick’s never lets our family down!!!

How about you?  Kids in school yet or are they starting in the next couple of weeks???  How about YOU tell ME what ya might desperately need help with buying from ® Dick’s Sporting Goods!?  The company has so graciously offered up a gift certificate for YOU to get some back to school shopping done this year!

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Rules are simple:

  • Leave me a comment on this post letting me know what your kids need the most from ® Dick’s

  • Entries must be made by September 5, 2016 (11:59pm)

  • Winner will be chose at random and contacted by September 10, 2016

 

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  • Heather
    August 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    OMGoodness! With 2 boys 13 and 12 our biggest need right now is sneakers. Those tween and teen feet are just growing like weeds! ? Between the active lifestyle of a kiddo and the major growth spurts, we are going through shoes every 2-3 months! ?

  • Jill Eidsmoe
    August 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Two nieces could use anything for school. Including backpacks

  • Diane Enarson
    August 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Sooo happy to hear what a great summer you had with your family!! Esp knowing how much you’ve been through (still going through) Can’t believe with 100 degrees weather that kids are all back to school! Definitely with 3 kids being in sports, I know I go through SNEAKERS!! And I definitely need to stock up on more water bottles and I’m loving my Hydro Flasks so I guuueesss I can splurge a bit and get some for the kids too! Lol and of course work out shorts and tanks are a must and tennis gear!!

  • Amber Miller
    August 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I have 3 boys.. 17, 15 &14. All on football and all like to wear “comfy” athletic clothes. The football gear alone is over $400 for all 3. Shoes? Well with size 14, 15, & 11’s respectively.. I spend a ton on shoes! Haha! We shop at Dick’s often, as they are the only sporting goods store left in SoCal. Usually if I can’t find something in store, they have it online and pretty quick shipping. My 14 yr olds $60 Nike bag was just stolen from the locker room, sooo back to the store I go to get him another one! Oh and “mom I need tights for under my uniform” “mom I need a new mouth guard” .. It’s endless! But watching them play and seeing them come off the field happy .. Priceless!! ?

    And Corinna – I agree the Hydroflask is great bottle ever! My husband keeps his in his motorcycle side case (he’s a motor officer) and it stays cold allllll 10 hrs. Even in 105 degree San Diego heat!

  • Kevin Roxas
    August 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I have a 3 year old daughter just starting school and a 10 year old in 5th grade this year. Dick’s is a great place to do some one-stop shopping. One thing we’d love to purchase there is some new shoes for school. Thanks for your blog post about Dick’s!

  • Bianca
    August 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Football gear for my high school freshman – mouth guard, girdle, compression shirt and more is always needed! Running equipment for mom (love my recently purchased Garmin Forerunner 25) I got both my boys their own Polar Bear water bottles for school. I love my first Hydroflask that I bought two months ago, great to take to football games to keep my water cold. And now my middle schooler wants his own 🙂

  • Maria Winter
    August 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Right now baby boy needs clothes!!

  • Trene
    August 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Shoes, shoes, shoes, 🙂 and athletic clothes that are comfortable, yet look nice.

  • Sandy Portacio
    August 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Would love to get some sports clothes for Sean and maybe one of those awesome water bottles!

  • Leah
    August 29, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I have 4 children under the age of 11 and they are always in need of shoes. I am also looking for a lunch box for 2 of them. They love it when I make their lunch for school and they tell me tales about hot lunch at school.

  • Amber
    August 30, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I have been itching to get a Hydroflask, and my kids can always use new shoes. They grow out of them so fast!

  • Amy Stiens
    August 30, 2016 at 3:03 am

    With 3 kids all in sports (which I live and I’m extremely thankful for) we spend lots of time and money @ Dicks. Right now it’s football season for my boys so they need cleats, socks, mouth guards, water bottles, pads, girdle- just to name
    A few things. Then my daughter plays volleyball (like yours) and she’s playing on her school team right now. She needs knee pads, a volleyball pump, volleyball shoes and a new pair of volleyball shorts. My list is long, and I’m sure I’m forgetting lots of stuff. I could really use this card! Thanks.
    I’m so glad to see you smiling lately on your post! I’ve been praying for you!

  • Brenna
    August 30, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I have an 8 year old son and a 10 year old daughter getting ready to start 3rd and 4th grade this year. Both kids play soccer and the fall season is about to start. I love shopping at Dicks for school clothes and athletic wear. I actually just recently purchased school clothes for both my kids from Dicks but still need tennis shoes, socks, soccer socks, etc.

  • Michelle Guyer
    August 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    My son lives in athletic shorts so I would love to get him a few good pairs from Dick’s!

  • Amy
    August 31, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    With two boys…. Socks! Where do they all disappear too!!

  • Laura rendler
    September 5, 2016 at 2:48 am

    My two boys need some new gym shoes.

  • Toye Powell
    September 5, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I am a teacher. My son attends school with me and loves sports. On my salary, buying cleats or a baseball bat can be expensive. A giftcard would greatly help with those items, as well as a pair of nice durable shoes.

  • Kristen K
    September 5, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Shoes!! Always shoes!

  • Alexis Greiner
    September 5, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Love Dicks!! My 7 year old twins start 2nd grade on Tuesday ? Both of them need everyday sneakers and soccer cleats desperately. They put their shoes to work! Given they lose water bottles at an incredible rate, I don’t think they’re ready for their own gorgeous hydroflasks just yet!

  • Andrea Monroy
    September 5, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Hello! What the Kids need for school is a good resistant backpack to carry the school stuff and something more important is a very nice lunch bag to take healthy and fun food to keep them healthy and focused on the school and Learnings. Have a great day

  • Jennifer Petrie
    September 5, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Shoes for my son!! His feet won’t stop growing!

  • Christie gammill
    September 5, 2016 at 3:00 am

    With two girls we need shoes shoes shoes! They have to leave a pair of running shoes at school for inside only and then have an outside pair for playground, etc. I really want to try the hydro flask!

  • Kristi S
    September 5, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Shoes…they always need new shoes!

  • Jen
    September 5, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Shoes! Always shoes! Ugh!

  • Katie
    September 5, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Sounds like such a fun shopping trip!! Our kiddos could definitely use some new shoes right now! What is it with kids and wearing down shoes SO quickly!?

  • Jackie Wright
    September 5, 2016 at 3:06 am

    SHOES!!!! This boy of mine will not stop growing out of his shoes!!

  • Lindsay Henry
    September 5, 2016 at 3:07 am

    I have 2 girls and 2 boys. The girls play soccer and basketball, boys play baseball, football and basketball. We spend quite a bit of money at Dick’s on shoes and other equipment each year with all of them being active! Right now my oldest has just grown out of his “school shoes” that are only a month old ? So I would buy him a new pair, and I know everyone has outgrown last years basketball shoes, so those are next on the shopping list.

  • Michelle Reese
    September 5, 2016 at 3:07 am

    My daughter needs tennis shoes and dance attire!

  • Hannah P
    September 5, 2016 at 3:12 am

    My 7 and 8 year old growing boys could use shoes!?

  • Leslie P
    September 5, 2016 at 3:15 am

    My kids go through shoes like crazy! That would be #1 for sure (although athletic socks are a close second).

  • Cynthia Guzman
    September 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some back to school things for our children. It’s such a blessing to whomever gets picked.
    So I have five kids 3 of the 5 go to school. My boys are 17, 15, and 6 years old. I would say what they need the most at this point is sneaker back packs and than some clothes.
    We are currently going through some very hard times so this past summer while everyone was going to the beach or on vacation my family and I have been going through an eviction due to my landlord not telling us about the foreclosure her house already had. So now that the house has sold we have been trying to find a place before we get evicted, it’s been tough so going school shopping etc hasn’t been a top priority unfortunately. I feel so sorry for my kids cause they just don’t deserve to be going through this and I just hope and pray everything works out. So if I do end up winning for my children what a blessing that would be! Thanks again and enjoy your holiday

  • Barbara Cordano
    September 5, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Both of our kids need new sneakers and new soccer cleats.

  • Jaime Webb
    September 5, 2016 at 3:25 am

    With 2 kids now in school I cannot believe how fast they are growing. I thought that the sneakers that we bought at the end of the school year last year would still fit them this year. I was wrong! New sneakers are in our near future!

  • Dawn
    September 5, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Quality comfortable shoes! Bunions run in the family and cause severe discomfort for everyone.

  • Eleanor
    September 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

    I’m so sad that Summer is over. It’s my favorite season but it’s also my favorite bc I get so much time with my girls! Sad that school is starting back bc I will miss them!

    They’ve both needed new backpacks and tennis shoes for back to school shopping! Great giveaway!

  • Reyna
    September 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Myson needs pants he grows out of them fast cool weather is coming

  • Christine
    September 5, 2016 at 3:34 am

    We are the Brady bunch! Lol with 6 kids between us we have sooo many pairs of sneakers to buy! We also need sports bottles to keep them all hydrated, and cool lunch bags for the older ones who will not carry batman lunch boxes anymore!!! Lol

  • Leah snyder
    September 5, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Two boys, 8 and almost 4. We are always needing tennis shoes, soccer and baseball shoes. Crazy how fast they grow out of or wear through shoes.

  • Amber
    September 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

    My 2 active, quickly growing kids need shoes! Plus soccer gear and some quality lunch containers.

  • Tina Rolando
    September 5, 2016 at 3:57 am

    My girls always need shoes! They grow so fast! We live in a small town and have to drive 2 hours to get to any shopping malls! Everything is ordered online!

  • Daina Coulson
    September 5, 2016 at 3:58 am

    First off, I’m also a wife of a police officer and I would like to say THANK YOU to your husband for what he does everyday for work. They don’t get enough praise for the badge they wear!! Also, THANK YOU for supporting what he does. It can be difficult knowing that they may not come home from there shift.
    Secondly, back to school can be a bear no matter how many kiddos you have. We love our local Dicks Sporting goods store. Our daughter could use a new backpack since one I bought last year (somewhere else) ripped within a few months of having. A few patch jobs had made it last but now she needs another for this school year and we haven’t purchased one yet.

  • Charlene
    September 5, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I have two girls, 5 & 7. We are a soccer family. My husband coaches both of our daughters teams and we are always buying the equipment for each team. As much as we love doing this, this gift card would help pay for those expenses and also help putting some new cleats on our girls feet! This would also help with new running shoes. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity!

  • Sarah Baker Lund
    September 5, 2016 at 4:12 am

    My daughter needs some new running shoes! 🙂

  • Megan
    September 5, 2016 at 4:21 am

    We live in AZ so my kids are always in need of water bottles for school. Hydroflasks would be amazing to keep their water cold all day!

  • Hope S.
    September 5, 2016 at 4:28 am

    AHHH! What an AWESOME giveaway! I have 4 little boys!!! 9, 8, 6, 1! The older three definitely need some nice shoes that will LAST! I am SOOOOOO tired of shoes that fall apart in a matter of 2 months. We decided this year to go to a sports store and get better quality so, this would definitely help get these three ready for school!!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!!!

  • Maureen McCaughan
    September 5, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Shoes for his ever growing feet!

  • Liz T
    September 5, 2016 at 4:36 am

    My girl needs some shoes, it just boggles my mind how fast they grow out of them!

  • Michelle Ellis
    September 5, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I have two kiddos of school age. Both could use a few pairs of pants, and long sleeved tees. They’re growing like weeds!

  • Kailyn Smith
    September 5, 2016 at 4:40 am

    My daughter is only three months old so not quite ready for school yet… Lol but when she is old enough I can’t wait to take her school shopping! That was one of my favorite things growing up.

  • Tera
    September 5, 2016 at 4:43 am

    He could really use a new water bottle. It seems like we’re always losing them.

  • Kelly Merritt
    September 5, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Anything and everything, especially shoes!

  • Nina
    September 5, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Mom of 4 BOYS here! Let me tell you boys go thru everything soooooo fast ?! Mostly my older 2 boys need shoes still they absolutely hate to tie shoes, I am looking to get ones that look like they have laces but, do not tie. I did see Nike ones at Dicks that I was eyeing.

  • Kelley
    September 5, 2016 at 5:15 am

    New shoes for my son and my daughter!

  • Justin
    September 5, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Clothes and baseball equipment for Lincoln

  • Nikki
    September 5, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Shoes for cross country! Sales are great too for next summer

  • Sheena Phillips
    September 5, 2016 at 5:30 am

    What a great gift! My daughter needs shoes.

  • Michelle
    September 5, 2016 at 5:32 am

    My name is Kat. I am 15 years old I decided to enter for me and my little brother. We started school about two weeks ago as well as soccer. I would like to win to help my parents out. They bought us some stuff but not too much since the weather will be changing soon and we will need some winter stuff. We got our soccer gear at dicks. My parents always have to buy is new stuff because we grow out of the old stuff. Thank you. I hope I win. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  • Amanda Loggins
    September 5, 2016 at 5:38 am

    I have a brand new baby (7 weeks old) so he won’t be needing anything just yet, however I’d love to get my nieces some new cheerleading and softball equipment !!

  • Kellie
    September 5, 2016 at 6:20 am

    My kids could definitely use some shoes!

  • Chanel Barber
    September 5, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Great Blog!! Would love to be able to get the kids shoes! They grow so fast!

  • Floyd
    September 5, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Could really use a backpack and play shoes.

  • Kara
    September 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I have two soccer girlies at home and we would most definitely buy some new soccer gear !!!

  • Erin
    September 5, 2016 at 11:43 am

    My son and twin daughters all need sneakers! Seems like every time I blink they’re in a bigger size lol! Love Dicks Sporting Goods. The very first store was started 5 miles from where we live!

  • Denise
    September 5, 2016 at 11:56 am

    My kids need shoes!!!

  • Amy Schmidt
    September 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    kids all in sports (which I live and I’m extremely thankful for) we spend lots of time and money @ Dicks. Right now it’s football season for my boys so they need cleats, socks, mouth guards, water bottles, pads, girdle- just to name
    A few things. Then my daughter plays volleyball (like yours) and she’s playing on her school team right now. She needs knee pads, a volleyball pump, volleyball shoes and a new pair of volleyball shorts. My list is long, and I’m sure I’m forgetting lots of stuff. I could really use this card! Thanks.

  • MeredithFletcher
    September 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    My little girl definitely needs some new tennis shoes! She wears them for about a month before she’s grown out of them!!

  • Amanda
    September 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    A new backpack and some Nikes are a must this year!! And some Calia gear for momma of course!! 😉

  • Michele Muirhead
    September 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I have two children. A daughter in 11th grade who is a cheerleader and plays softball for her high school. A son who is in the 8th grade who plays football and baseball for his middle school. With that being said they are in need of not only school shoes, clothes and backpacks but, sport supplies. Dicks is our home away from home. It is our favorite store because it’s a one stop shop for all of our needs. We are so grateful our kids play lots of sports and we are their biggest fans! Winning a gift certificate to Dicks would go to great use because we are also Dicks Sporting Goods biggest fans!!!!

  • Debbie
    September 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Shoes are definitely at the top of our list. Thanks!

  • Ryane gaston
    September 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    My kiddos, ages 10 and 6, seem like they grow every day. My daughter is now in a womens size 6 and my son in a size 3.5/4. My son also plays 3 sports so he always needs something new.

  • adrienne barrett
    September 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I have 2 boys in foot ball, basketball and gymnastics, they go through shoes like crazy, could always use more1

  • Chelsea
    September 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    We could definitely stand to get one of those Hydroflask bottles! 🙂

  • Michele
    September 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    We have two teens in cross country over here and go through shoes like crazy! Would also love to try one of those HydroFlask bottles! Have heard such great things about them. Thank you for sharing such wonderful information in your blog. And your story is truly inspirational… keep up the wonderful attitude!

  • Danielle saldana
    September 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I have one daughter and she is in some major need of some new clothes and shoes.

  • Sara Green
    September 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    My daughters both love numerous sports…for Fall my oldest needs a bag for her soccer gear, my younger daughter could use some warm athletic clothes for soccer season, and we’d like to get a small soccer goal to practice in our backyard.

  • Madeline Baird
    September 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Shoes! Can’t keep my little boy in the right size!

  • April Rightmyer
    September 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    We love Dick’s for back to school!! They have a great selection of book bags and awesome shoes. They have been our go to store since my daughter was in 3rd grade!!

  • Danielle S
    September 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Shoes and knee pads for volleyball.

  • Jessica
    September 6, 2016 at 3:07 am

    I would definitely like to get my boys some new sneakers. My oldest could use a new backpack as well.