Sunday, August 25, 2013
Can you believe it’s back-to-school time already? Time flies by so quickly anymore. What I can’t believe is that this is the first time in over twenty years that I am not getting ready for back-to-school!
Some of my friends have already started school, while others are getting ready to start right after Labor Day. There is so much to do to get ready for school. I can remember my biggest and most important back to school prep with my son. He had just finished his first semester of college and was getting ready for his second. The biggest difference here was that this was his first time going back to school after discovering he had Migraines.
There was so much to prepare him for going back to school this time. Given that he would not come home while at school, I not only had to make sure he had all of his school supplies, but had a good Migraine education base, knew how to help himself and had all the medications and supplements he would need for the semester. Excedrin® Migraine works great for my son so I made sure this was included when he went back to school.
According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, about 41% of parents* and 43% of their children say getting themselves back on a schedule is at the top of their list of things that can cause them stress during the back to school season.
This same survey also indicated parents’ feel that their children’s schools need new or upgraded supplies such as pencils, paper, computers, software and gym or sporting equipment.
In response to the survey results, the makers of Excedrin® launched the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes which is a fun way for five individuals to win $10,000 for their child’s school. For more information about the sweepstakes, please visit the Excedrin Facebook page www.facebook.com/excedrin or see the paragraph below for the abbreviated sweepstakes rules.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Runs 8/15/13 at 9:00:00 AM CDT to 9/15/13 at 11:59:59 PM CDT. Must be 18+, a legal resident of the 50 U.S./D.C., & have a valid email address & Facebook account. See www.facebook.com/excedrin for rules. To enter for free, hand-print your full name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address, and name of school, and mail to: “Help Your School Excel With Excedrin® - Free to Enter”, PO Box 11387 South Bend, IN 46634-0387, postmarked by 9/16/13 and received by 9/23/13. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
The sweepstakes is a chance for you to help your school!
In keeping with the back-to-school theme, my September giveaway package is to help parents stay organized, hydrated and Migraine-free so you adjust to the new hectic school and activity schedules as you spend more time on-the-go.
• A 2013-14 academic planner and pen
• A magnetic memo board
• An aluminum tumbler
In order to enter the back-to-school giveaway, please post a comment (family friendly language and no advertisements) to my blog through Monday, September 9th. I will need to be able to reach you if you are a winner so please feel free to email me your email address so I can contact you if you do win. It would be great if you could share your back-to-school stories too. Comments need to be submitted by Monday, September 9th to be eligible for the giveaway items.
Good luck with the giveaway and the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes!!
* Parents that can name at least one thing that might cause a headache during the back to school season
Disclosure: “I am an Excedrin® Migraine brand ambassador. One iPod Touch to test the My Migraine Triggers mobile app was provided by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own.”