Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The other day, while I was shopping, I noticed a "back-to-school" display! I practically danced down the aisle. Yes! Woo Hoo! Back-to-school time! I grabbed a notebook and inhaled the fresh scent of paper! I flipped through the blank pages, just waiting for inspiration. I fingered a set of crayons, colors vibrant, points intact. Ahhh, a parent's utopia.

My kids, on the other hand, walked quickly by the aisles while calling to each other, "Quick! Close your eyes! Must. Get. Away. From. School. Supplies. Ow, it burns. It burns!"

Although I'm looking forward to accomplishing more during the day and hearing a lot less fighting from the kids, I'm actually not looking forward to school starting quite yet. (Shhh, don't tell anyone I said that.) But really, I hate the early morning routine and the homework battles. Summer's kinda nice in that respect. But whether you're counting down the days to school or dreading that first day back, the fact is that back-to-school time is fast approaching.

One thing that should be on everyone's back-to-school list, is a Lands' End backpack. I've always heard that Lands' End has THE BEST backpacks out there, but I've never coughed up the money for one. I buy my kids the cheap backpacks you can find at Target or Meijer or whatever. The thing is - I have to replace them every year. Sometimes they don't even make it through the school year. This year I'm investing in some good, strong, well-made backpacks. After seeing the quality of Lands' End swimwear, I have no doubts that their backpacks will be stylish and, more importantly, durable.

Here's the cool part - one lucky winner will receive a free Lands' End Multitask Backpack. Features of this backpack include:

Stash panel for a jacket, sports gear or bike helmet
Separate bottom chamber to stow a set of shoes
360° reflective trim to keep kids visible
Mesh side pockets to hold water bottles
MP3/CD player pouch for tunes

In addition to the backpack giveaway, Lands' End is offering FREE SHIPPING to all my readers! How better to shop for backpacks, lunch boxes and back to school clothes, than from the comfort of you own home? Sure, you'll save on gas, but even better - you won't have to drag your kids out shopping with you! That alone is worth its weight in gold (or gasoline)! Just shop online at Lands' End between July 31 and August 6, then simply enter the coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL and the pin 2382 when checking out. Can't beat that! Shop HERE for back-to-school clothes and uniforms, and look HERE for the Lands' End backpack guide to help you find the perfect backpacks for your little scholars.

Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a Lands' End Multitask backpack in the color of your choice. (I'll choose a random winner on Tuesday, August 5.) And start enjoying free shipping on Friday, July 31!

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Kelly B said...

I've never coughed up the money for a backpack like that either, but if it lasts then it is well worth it! My son is going into the fourth grade and the books are getting bigger and heavier, so his backpack needs to get bigger and stronger!

Your neighbors ... said...

I love back to school time.

A Cowboy's Wife said...

We could really use a backpack. We've already bought all our supplies ONLINE:) at ezschoolsupplies but we didn't care for the backpacks. This one looks nice!

Please count me in!

lori at thecowboyshack dot com

RHP said...

Ooo! I'd love to throw my name in the hat! ;)

Juliana said...

Youngest daughter broke her backpack at least once last year - this would be so great for her!

tanya f said...

Went through TWO backpacks last year, and my son is only in Kindergarten. Would love to have this one for first grade!

Shonda said...

I feel the same way about the backpacks sold at the department stores.. after several draggings in the rain, dirt, snow, salt, over the river and through the woods... they never make it throughout the year.
I saw the Land End backpacks catalog and am THRILLED I can get free shipping through your site ! HOW AWESOME IS THAT! (yes little uneventful things make me happy these days)

DAWN said...

I usually go for the jansport backpacks...they last for a few years without breaking. But I would love to try the lands end, I love their stuff!

Sarah said...

My husband is going to be a poor grad student this year. It would definitely hold all of his very heavy books!

Kelly said...

Count me in! I've always wanted to get these for my boys but never forked out the money. Our neighbors have them for their kids and they are on there third year!

Kelly

Kris said...

Oh, oh! I was just looking at these today but just could not make myself spend that kind of money for a 12 year old. He could really use it!

D... said...

It IS the most wonderful time of the year, with one dark cloud. It's also the time of year when I have to return to work. I work at my son's elementary school.

Karen said...

I know exactly what you mean about replacing the backpacks every year. My daughter always manages to wear hers out too. Between the actual school books/work that gets carried back and forth, Girl Scout stuff, 4-H stuff and anything she needs to carry between her dad's house and mine...it gets a workout every day.

Misty said...

u know I am a jansport kind of girl, and my daughter has had the same Wal Mart backpack for the last three years, we gave five bucks for it! I did hear that Land's End had a lifetime warranty on their clothes though, never tried a backpack, but I do have a son that thinks that blue is great! so count me in,
OtisBee33@aol.com

Faith said...

I never saw a backpack like that when I was in college! I love to compartmentalize!

Audrey said...

I would love to win something for my preschooler! Thanks for the chance and the free shipping offer.

Mandy B. said...

I have heard great things about LE backpacks. I am going to check out their website right now. Thanks for the free shipping code.

Nicole said...

That would be awesome for one of my kids! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The title of your post put me into a "holiday panic"! LOVE the back to school version of that song! My daughter just hates it -- I wonder why???

Land's End has great products - I'd love to try out the backpack. Count me in!!

Thanks, Dawn!

Donna in PA :)

The Clemons Family said...

I have twins starting school this year and have been looking at the Lands End back packs. I would love to have my name in the drawing. Also love the free shipping from your site. Love reading your blog.

April (The Momma) said...

We paid big time for a backpack once, and it really was worth the money. We got 5 years out of it! But, alas, we are ready for a new one!

I just re-discovered your blog and I'm loving it!

Jill in MA said...

Put my name in the hat! Looks like a great pack! (I'm dreading the morning routine of school, too. This summer my kids actually let me sleep in a little, sometimes....)

Brandy said...

Dawn - I don't have any kids starting school but I would love to win your backpack. My husband and I love to travel and a good backpack always come in handy. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Our oldest has used the same backpack for 3 years now, and our middle boy, well you know how hand-me-downs work! Then there's our girl, the new kindergartener, I'll just say that it would be nice to be the lucky winner this time.
Thanks for the chance!!
:)
Heather
hawdieann@yahoo.com

Lucille said...

Put me in the hat of chance for this too!

:)

Kristi-Anna said...

Hmmm.... wow, pricey, but worth if it they do indeed last! LOL! :D

Does the free shipping apply to Canada too!? :D

lorimo said...

A backpack would come in handy for my third grader and all of his "collections".

lmc said...

kept in the car with assorted sizes of flip flops stuffed in it, so your little angels will never have to show up for church without footwear again. i bet i could use that!

Brenda said...

Wohoo! 5 kids in school and even I am in college again! I have to admit I am ready for a little quiet in my days.

Bobbie-Jo said...

I'd love to try out a Lands End Backpack!

Michelle said...

I have been looking at the backpacks and was trying to decide if I should get one for my daughter. She is only going to Mother's Day Out, but I thought they would be durable enough that a toddler couldn't ruin it!

Jawan said...

I had a Land's End backpack that took me through high school and college. I still use it from time to time. This would be a lasting item for my kids.

ctemommy said...

Lands End does have some of the best stuff. Also, their diaper bags are great too!
Carla D.

Anonymous said...

OH,I have three new backpacks to buy, and I love Lans End stuff!

Kate said...

My oldest is entering Kindergarten but not allowed a backpack! WTH? But I would love one (Land's End is the best)! Pick me!

MayberryMom said...

I want one :o)

Tina in Ohio said...

I need to buy 4 of these this year...hope I'm randomly picked!
Regardless, thanks for the free shipping!
Tina

Kerry said...

This is my first visit to your blog . . . great timing huh?

FrugalcosIhave2 said...

These backpacks are the BOMB! I have always gotten them for my girls, they last for literally years. I adore them! Totally worth the money.
Cathy

Kristi said...

We go through so many backpacks here a new sturdy one would be nice!
Thanks for the chance =)
K

Nicole said...

My son really needs a new backpack this year! This one seems really nice to!

~Nicole
snlettow@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I'll take a pink one. Thank you.

Jennifer

Sharlene said...

I would love to win a Lands End Backpack!!! I have two boys and one got one as a gift once, the other sadly uses cheap backpacks!

Rachel said...

My oldest would love a backpack like this. It's hard to find a well made backpack anywhere!

~Jenifer~ said...

I would love to win this bag. My son would go nuts because like so many others I would not fork out that much money. He is a very, very smart young man and really deserves this. In all truth we could not even afford it if we wanted to. You would make him a very happy young man!

Mynde said...

There must be something very special about a backpack that will survive the entire school year and possibly longer!

The Bear and The Bug said...

My son starts school for the first time this year. I can hardly wait! Would love to have a Lands End backpack -- their products are so well made.

zap1605 said...

my daughter could use a new backpack

The Mom said...

I'd love one for my son.

Kalynne Pudner said...

Wow, am I glad you linked here from BISS today! Not only because I covet a Land's End backpack. Also because that article I wrote way back is getting ready to go to print, and this blog really needs to be in it.

Chrissy said...

Oh, wow, I would love one of these! My friend swears by them and always gets these for her daughter but only needs to do it every couple of years! I'd love to get one of these! Thank you!

graceunderautism said...

I always loved a bottom compartment on my backpack, so useful!

Here's hoping I win.

katie said...

I used to buy the cheapie ones from Wal Mart, too, and then I got myself a big Jansport which is certainly durable, but is a rather plain grey. That one is very cute and has way more pockets...I'll enter myself in the drawing! :)

Fourmonsters said...

Anyone in the Johnson home would be appreciative a great quality Lands End backpack. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!
Jody of Cameron County, PA

Necie said...

How cool! I want one! :)

Deeanna said...

The older my kids get, the more I'm realizing that it's worth it to spend a little extra money on quality rather than the inexpensive ones at the discount stores. I would love to get in on the drawing...

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn,

Lands End is awesome. Ya know... if you keep your receipts from anything that you buy there they have a full return policy with your original receipt. I was totally surprised that I was able to return a shirt that was 4 years old after I noticed the fabric was failing around the bottom. They gave me my money back!! I know... shockingly awesome eh??

With 5 kids, backpacks come and go. I fall for the "But I want the little Mermaid backpack" cry or the "Ahhh... can I have the Spiderman backpack? please... please..." plead. Usually within 6 months spiderman is looking pretty bad. So, count me in for the free giveaway.

I'm sure my kids would be happy to test drive it..

Loved your post... you make me giggle!!

~Lisa, San Antonio. Texas

Trish said...

Oh yeah we need this! My son's first backpack was from the Gap and I found it on clearance for $9.99. It just gave out after 3 years!!

Time for a new one and I would love to win it!

Harrisons said...

It's my first year doing this back to school thing for my sweet little preschool boy. I really want him to have a special backpack because it's his first.

Christan said...

Dawn this is so cool My little one starts 1st grade this year and I know she is going to need something other than a cheap one that is going to fall apart !!

Sarah W. said...

Back to school just may be my favorite time of year. The smell of fall will be coming soon.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

And the lucky winner is....ME...lol...one can only hope!

charlotte said...

My daughter's landsend backpack looks as nice as when she got it several years ago. She is homeschooled, so she doesn't carry it to school. But she certainly uses it.

ya ya's mom said...

oh pick me...my very expensive backpack from college mysteriously disappeared...i miss it soooooo and on my pathetic teacher's wage i can't afford to replace it...pick me please :)

Sarah M. said...

I homeschool my four children, but I stock up at this time of year with all the great sales going on. They would all fight over who got the backpack, so I think I would have to use it myself. I seem to always be the one who ends up carrying all our things anyway!
Oh, and it sounds like Jackson could use a backpack with a shoe pocket on the bottom, to keep an extra pair in case he forgets them!

edbteach said...

I am a teacher so I am sort of like your kids about not looking at the supplies! The thing I enjoy most about summer is the being on my own timetable. I like to get up when I want, go to the bathroom, when I want, etc. I do LOVE new supplies though - all those new notebooks and sharp crayons!

This backpack would be perfect for my son.

Thanks!

Liz's Random Thoughts said...

I would love to win one, I am starting my first year of college this fall and would love a free backpack:)

Jen C. said...

I was looking forward to school starting when it was just one week into summer vacation. jdcicero@hotmail.com

Jennifer Foster said...

It's bittersweet for me...they go back, but so do I. Uuugh.

Rick said...

You got me going here to try and win something, and then there to try and win something else, and then...

No! Wait! I... I... I forgot my shoes! Can we go back before you take me somewhere else?

Thanks Mom!!

Amanda said...

I love Lands End, but haven't had the backpack yet. We are just to the point we would use one. My son would be proud wearing that around.

Anita in SE IN said...

With one entering high school that would come in really handy.

Krystina said...

i'd like a nice backpack :)

Caroline said...

Wow! I think the backpack is really cool. I also buy my kids target backpacks, but a Lands End one would be really cool to have!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a Lands End backpack. I too have always bought cheaper backpacks and usually have to repurchase them before the end of school. This looks like a really nice one. Maybe laying out the $$ upfront is the smart way to go.

KM-MOM said...

Landsend does have the best quality stuff!

KM-MOM said...

There stuff is always worth the money!

Dream of Scrappin' said...

Yipee school is about to start...bummer so does the homework fight! Oh well, might be easier to take with this cool backpack...Do I have to give it to one of the kids? Hee, hee! THANKS!

aqua409409 said...

I'm in for the count.

Beth said...

I've had several Lands End backpacks over the years - they do last and last for years (and I have always been brutal to backpacks!).

Laura said...

I homeschool, but one of mine is going to public school this fall...I would love this backpack for him! I have 4 kids with 1 on the way-not a sixpack-yet.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a backpack! I really like Lands End stuff, I am sure the backpack is great.

Sara
Michigan

Irishmama said...

Yup, we're gonna need 2 of these! Thanks for the opportunity to win and for the free shipping code. Have a great day!
Karyn from PA

Noinix said...

I'd love to get the backpack! I just started back to university (after a 4-year hiatus) and the old backpack that got me through four years of high school then four of university for some reason seems to be falling apart!

My babykeeps trying to eat it and has already put two holes in it!

myst6464 said...

We go through at least 2 if not 3 backpacks a year too! Only one kid is in school so far too, woe is me when the rest go. So a backpack that lasts would be wonderful.

Brandi said...

My kids and I love new school supplies. We walk through the store and the three-year-old yells out, "school supplies". The others are anxious for me to pass out the things we already purchased.

Even though we homeschool, some of my kids have managed to rip out the bottom of last year's cheap backpacks. A Lands End backpack would be great! They also have a 100% money back/replacement guarantee, don't they?

Diana said...

I would love this backpack. My oldest is starting high school and it would be great for him. Every year I have to buy him a new backpack - they barely make it through the year.

Stacy B said...

Crud-zo, I just bought 3 uniform shirts from Lands End YESTERDAY!
Maybe I can win a backpack ;)

morninglight mama said...

Here's to feeling lucky...

osukiddo said...

You're right; those cheap backpacks wear out at least once a year. Last year we bought a Lands End for our older son. This year our younger son is getting one (hopefully free). Never again will we go back to the cheapies.

Anonymous said...

I've heard lots of raves about these backpacks too. I need to get one as my baby is start kindergarten this year!
Ali/IL

Outnumbered2to1 said...

A Lands End backpack? Awesome, it will match their Lands End uniforms.

christa said...

My youngest is starting kindergarten this year... hooray!!!

But she'll need a backpack and I've always heard good things about lands end so hopefully I'll win!!

Megan said...

ooh count me in on this!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I use a backpack for all of our carrying stuff needs. My boys could really use a new backpack for school also. I love Land End!

-Donna W.

Gina said...

I love Lands End! My daughter would love to have this!

Jari said...

oh wow, that would be an amazing help! Carry my current crochet project, emergency clothes for the 2 year old, lunch, first aid, all those wonderful things, and they won't be cramming up my purse, littered in my car or completely forgotten at home!!!!

Becky in MI said...

My son could use a new backpack this year....what better than a Lands End....wonderful quality!

kntsmom said...

I have never gotten my kids backpacks like these either. They actually received backpacks from their dad last year while he was stationed in Kuwait that are the desert Camo material, they got them for Christmas and used them the rest of the school year and we are still able to at least start the school year with them this year!! (Bonus) But we would love to try a Land's End one free. :D
Kim

Heidi said...

With 4 kids to buy backpacks for a GOOD one would be nice. I can't believe school is going to start. UGH.

Heather said...

My kids aren't old enough for school yet but my 2 yr old loves "pack packs". Would love to win one for her!

Bunny p said...

I love Lands End! The backpacks are well worth the extra money. You wont have to replace them half way through the year.

Summer said...

Sounds fantastic! Who couldn't use a quality backpack? Thanks!

sila-lumenn said...

My kiddo is so rough on backpacks, I've never sprung for a really nice one like this. Maybe it's time to check out Lands End for back to school!

Nicole said...

I have 3 kids, the first starting kindergarten this year. Everyone told me to buy a good backpack so I don't have to buy one every year. However, I have been too cheap to cough up the money yet. Would LOVE to win one! LOVE your blog Dawn, I read it every morning over coffee. I never win anything, but I thought I would give this a shot!
Nicole, Delaware

Anonymous said...

Spending money for a good backpack is SO worth it. They last for years instead of months!! I'd like a chance to win one too!! Chris in PA

Anonymous said...

That looks very nice! My son is starting school this year - how perfect would it be if I won that snazzy bag? Yup, pretty perfect!
Carla
cbryant2@unl.edu

Jennifer from Hurricane said...

Land's End has the best school stuff. The parts of her uniforms that we have gotten from Land's End are still going strong. The only time they need replacing is with her outgrowing them (or major spaghetti stains). A matching back pack would finish off her wardrobe!

julie_ohio said...

I really enjoy your blog. I have 3 boys returning to school, so a free backpack would be nice!

Penny said...

I love bags! Anytype...purses, backpacks, duffel, shoulder...anytype! It is as bad as shoes! I would love to win! Thank you!

Dawn Gull said...

I have to agree with you about buying good quality back packs. My oldest is getting ready to start 5th grade, and FINALLY needs to replace the backpack we bought him before he started 1st! Hope I win it for him!

Sherry said...

This is no lie.... the Land's End backpack that grandma bought was the first one we were able to use a second year and it hardly looked used at all.

Sandi said...

This would come in handy for my son. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

kevsan327@bellsouth.net

MyKidsMom said...

Thanks for the free shipping code Dawn. I have to order uniform shirts for my son this week and this will come in handy, every little bit helps.

If the backpacks hold up as well as Land's End clothes do then they are well worth the price. I love the polo shirts that my son has to wear to school, I wash the heck out of them and they still look like new.

Carrie from SD said...

I'm "de-lurking" to comment on how much my daughter needs this backpack. This would maybe mean no more yearly replacement for her too! (btw, I'm now addicted to your blog, can't go to work without checking in!)

Anonymous said...

I would love a backpack . . . . My kids WANT a new backpack every year whether they NEED one or not! But, I must say, my son NEEDED a new backpack after about two weeks last year . . . ahh, Wal-Mart quality!
Lori

Michelle said...

PICK ME! PICK ME!

Holly Maudsley said...

Hi Dawn,
I'm so excited to potentially win this backpack! I love Lands' End (used to work there, actually, a long time ago)
Thanks,
Holly

Kelly Strei said...

I have a son who is going into kindergarten who destroys everything. I would love to win one of these for him to put it to the test.

Thanks!

christy p said...

Hi Dawn - I'm sad to see summer coming to an end. A new backpack would be great for the kids!

Jacque said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! ;)

Anonymous said...

i would love a free backpack. I always have to replace them half way through the year!!

Heather's Haven said...

Can I just say that I love Land's End? Their quality is so great. After your swimsuit post, I totally bought a suit and it's the first year I don't hate to be in a swim suit. :)

lot l said...

I love Lands' End stuff. Please count me in.

Thanks!

Cindy H said...

I've heard that the Land's End backpacks are phenomenal, but of course, I never had the money to actually get one. I'd LOVE to have one that lasts for longer than a semester!!

Puddnik said...

I'll openly admit that if I were to win the backpack, I'd keep it for myself - my 6 year old son wouldn't be the slightest bit impressed, since it doesn't have "Cars" or any cartoon characters on it.

beckyjomama said...

I use backpacks for diaper bags - and seeing as how I too usually get the one form Meijer (ya know the one where if you but 10 products you get $10 off a backpack, then I pick the cheap one so all I have to pay is $.39!!! - and yes, I did this LAST WEEK!!!), I go through em quick. I am looking at at LEAST another couple of years of diaper bags, followed by MANY years of school, so I could uses a GOOD ONE!!!

PLEASE PICK ME!!!!

Anonymous said...

My 8-year old daughter LOVES to organize! She would have a fit over all of the pockets. Please add me to the drawing.

Lisa M.

Trista said...

I have been eyeing their backpacks, but scared to bite the bullet. We would love love love to win one.

~Jenni said...

Oooh, we would absolutely LOVE to get a Lands End backpack! You really get what you pay for, I think. With 6 kids - they just don't last like they should!!! Please enter my name into the drawing. Thank you!!!

Christine said...

I would love a Land's End pack pack for one of my 4 kids.... Many years ago I received a hand-me down for my first child and it was the BEST backpack I've ever owned. THANKS!

Christine in NJ

Leigh said...

Pick me! Pick me! I would love a new backpack....only 3 kids left in school....the beginning of bliss! LOL!

Becky said...

Oooo, oooo...pick me, pick me!!!

Anonymous said...

i would love to have this backpack for my daughter......pick me pick me .....

and its not the most wonderful time of the year.......i have to go back too.....booo hoo.Jodie

Krystle C. said...

I would be able to put this to good use. Would love to win it.

Michelle said...

My daughter has had her Land's End backpack since she was in 6th grade(she is now in 9th) and I would love to have another one for my son as he starts school!!

Rachel said...

That would be great! My oldest is starting kindergarten. He's excited and I'm too. Although its the second one that I wish was going back to school. He's the really ornery handful. Which is why I love your blog....reminds me I'm not the only one with hooligans...and to laugh otherwise you will cry. :) Thanks for sharing.

Momma Whiz said...

Random number generator PICK ME!!!

tmj said...

I would love to buy my kids those backpacks. I have the third of four starting this year, so that amounts to at least six backpacks this year. I'm heading over to the website now to check them out.

Ivanna said...

My twins are going to preschool this year and even i'm excited about it, i'm sad that they growing so fast. Love this backpack by the way, was thinking maybe i will save money to buy them.

Karen said...

My daughter had a Land's End backpack. It is still in pretty good shape, but she is too cool to use a backpack now.

~Elisabeth~ said...

Throw my name in too! I've already bought a backpack for my daughter, but I could always use a spare. Thanks!

Marsha said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Can you see my hand - I'm holding it up REALLY high!! Seriously, I love your blog and think you are just precious. (And I sure would like to have that backpack!)

Sandra G. said...

I love Land's End! I have one of their totes and it's amazing how well made it is. Would love to win!

Jen said...

I, too have never bought a Lands End backback for any of my four kids. I would love to try one! The ones I buy usually fall apart by the end of the school year and we go shopping for new every August.

erinve said...

I love Lands End! All of their products are great!

Miss Rita said...

I LOVE SUMMER!!!!
I can never understand why some moms can't wait for school to start again and they can jump back on that homework / sports / after school activities treadmill.
Still, we could use a FREE backpack! :)

Carrott said...

My son is starting Kindergarten this year and it would be so nice to have a backpack that could last as few years! Thanks for the review Dawn!

Jen Larson said...

I want one!!! I love Land's End! I had one of their backpacks when I was in high school and it lasted all the way from 9th grade through 5 years of college - including 3 years with HEAVY nursing school books.

Amelia said...

We would love to win that backpack! It's so hard to find a good backpack that doesn't cost a fortune, but you almost have to pay it in order for it to last even one year!

Mandy said...

Just wanted to say how much I love your blogs and have a chance to win a backpack!:)

IowaMomof3 said...

Please count me in! I LOVE back to school time!

Asianmommy said...

What a cool backpack! I love Lands' End. We buy their winter jackets on clearance at Sears.

rev slack said...

When I was a kid I begged for a Jansport backpack. My mom made me save my money for one. I did...FOREVER! And finally was able to buy one. It lasted me from middle school through graduation (and maybe a little in college until I bought a LLBean one that I kept through Grad School).

Great investment for all those years! And school/office supplies are my favorite things!

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this backpack.

Sarah said...

RANDOM COMMENT. RANDOM COMMENT....
shoot... never mind.
but. yes.. still saying.... backpacks are cool.

:)

sandyn said...

my son is starting foot ball in school this year...maybe i could train him to put his stinky things in the shoe compartment at the bottom of this back pack if i win? good luck with that right?
its a thought..

thanks AGAIN for your blog...

Tammy said...

Our backpacks died mid-way through last year. Still, my budget does not allow me to cough that deep so I would love to win one.

Suzie said...

Please count me in! I love Lands' End products and the free shipping offer is great. Thanks!!

Suzie

CB from BG said...

Wow - whatta cool gift!!!

Aubrey said...

Awesome giveaway, though I never win.
Thanks!

Ck said...

I love school supplies. Always have. I could wander around Staples or Office Max for hours and be perfectly happy. *sigh* good times, good times! *sigh*

We have three backpacks to replace this year....ugh.....

Anonymous said...

Count me in too please. Tracey M

The DiLoreto Family said...

I just found you and have to say, "You're a riot". I have 5 kids from 3 to 12 years old and I feel your pain Mama. Here's to the end of summer and BACK TO SCHOOL! Woo Hoo!

Shannon said...

I have a Land's End backpack from HIGH SCHOOL (16+ years ago) and a Land's End Boat Bag that's just as old. They're both incredible and have held up so well. I would love one of these for my son!! I too am obsessed with back-to-school supplies!

mom of triplets said...

With three starting school, we would love to win one.

Kathy V.

Kirstin said...

Land's End has great quality and they stand behind their products. Several years ago they replaced a coat that was probably 6 months old because the zipper broke and did it with no hassle. Love that service. I really should be getting the school backpacks from there because last year I ended up buying TWO new ones half way through the year because I bought the cheapos. Not sure that was a bargain.

Janice said...

I just got a Landsend swimsuit and I LOVE it! They have the best stuff, so I'm sure the backpack would be great!

Dee said...

I've been looking at Lands End backpacks this year too. With 4 kids in school now, I'm tired of buying cheap ones that don't even last the year. So free one would be great.

Cyndy said...

I love new supplies! Currently my oldest still loves school and everything with it. A durable backpack, would be wonderful!

Dayna said...

I buy school supplies from our PTO so I don't have to fight the crowds at the store. What could be better than a backpack and shopping online?

Sounds Like Tomatoes said...

Wow, I've never had a Land's End backpack, but I do know that everyone who has one loves it. It'd be perfect for my daughter.

Sherri said...

My oldest daughter starts Kindergarten this year, so September is going to be a very bittersweet time for me. I can't believe that my baby is going to school...:(
But if she has to go, why not send her in style right?

Kim said...

Oooh....it comes in purple!
luvbabyjoey(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love new backpacks! I would like the Olive one if I win! Thanks for all the great reviews and laughs on your other blog.

Lynne - lmkishi@yahoo.com

De T said...

I've heard great things about these backpacks but have never owned one. I'd love to see how well made they are.

jennebeker said...

I love the thought of a backpack that lasts . . . but is it as cool as Hello Kitty or pink Princesses? It's hard to convince a first grader. Maybe I'd just have to use it instead of the backpack I use that's falling apart (Old Navy, 4 years ago). Thanks for the reminder that sometimes it's better to pay more once than to pay less lots of times.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn said...

We were actually going to order one...might as well see if I can win one!

cwgrlone said...

I would love to win this great backpack - maybe it is one my son cannot destroy! :)
Chrissy

Anonymous said...

I just told my daughter this morning she was going to have to use mine. It would be so great to win this one for her sho that she would have a new one of her own.

jessicalputman1@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

These backpacks look awesome and I am sure the quality is top notch like all Lands End merchandise is. Thanks for the chance. With 3 kids that need new backpacks, this would certainly get used.

Tricia said...

I bought Lands End backpacks YEARS ago for my kids. Those things are indestructible!

But now The Teenager is going off to college and he does not want to take his 'little boy' backpack.

I think he would Love this one!

Kristen said...

We have gone through several wal-mart backpacks and I would love to try out a quality one.

Tara said...

I have the LandsEnd diaper bag back pack and looooove it! Embarrassingly, after nearly 4 years, I still tote it around everywhere I go and my twins are a year out of diapers! Thanks for the chance to win.

J... said...

That looks like a perfect backpack for one of my kids! I love it in that blue color!!! Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

OoOOh OOOH pick me pick me! My niece goes through the cheap ones like they are candy!



jentrain68@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

ME! ME! PICK ME!

Renee said...

I always buy them on clarence after school has started for the next year, then I dont mind if it doesnt last all year.

Becca said...

Love your blog! I had no idea you had a review blog as well. Too cool!! :)

Keren said...

Sign me up!

Crystal said...

These are great backpacks! Thanks for the offer!

Cherisse said...

I have the Land's End diaper bag that is a backpack. I got it when my 7 year old was 6 months old, and it has lasted through all three kids! Sign me up for a school backpack for my 2nd grader!! I know it will last for years!!!
Cherisse - cherisse@napervillehouses.com

Island Travel Girl said...

My son is on his 3rd school year with the Land's End backpack, and it still works great - absolutely no problems. I think it's time for my daughter to get one to !

Jori said...

Great review - I would love to win a backpack but may buy one if not. Thank you.

Penny said...

I've started back-to-school shopping and I would LOVE to win the Land's End backpack.
They ARE the BEST!
thanks, Penny

Debbie said...

This would be a great prize to win! I have two boys that both need new backpacks this year, the younger one destroyed his last year and the older one is now in middle school and his backpack is large enough to house a small child. I am so not paying that chiropractor bill later on! Thanks for your great blogs, Dawn!

Melody Biddle said...

I may cough up money for a pricey one when he is in middle school. The one I bought for $6 at CVS is still going strong, after a year of first grade AND being dragged back and forth to daycare all summer.

They are pretty though!

AuntyM said...

I'd love to win this backpack. Thank you!

momof3crazykids-Val said...

They have got great backpacks. I would love to win!

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