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When you have a kid who loves to read it can be hard to keep them in new books! Sure, the library is a great place to start, but Mitch really enjoys building his own collection of books! That’s why I’m really happy to share a way to get FREE books from Scholastic with you. All you have to do is pick up a few specially marked packages of your favorite foods at Walmart, upload the receipt and boom–free books! Now you can start school like a reading champion!
A Book Nook
We’ve made a cozy book nook for Mitch in his new loft bed. Since he has to climb a ladder to get to his bed, I wanted to make it super easy to have everything in place when he curls up with a good book. I picked up an LED clip on light at Walmart and a book pocket that velcros to his loft rail. The LED light is important for two reasons. First, it doesn’t get hot; second, it replaces his bedside table lamp so he doesn’t have to climb out of bed to switch off his light when he reads before bedtime.
The velcro book pocket can hold his books after he’s done reading so he doesn’t have to put them on the shelf until morning. The smaller pockets can hold a water bottle, a couple toys and even a little snack.
Now he’s snug and cozy whenever he wants to dig into his favorite books!
Getting your free books is very simple! Just head over to Walmart and look for the special packages from HERSHEY’S, the J.M. Smucker Company, Kelloggs and Coca-Cola. These awesome companies are all celebrating the Summer Olympics right now, so the boxes are easy to spot–and it’s only at Walmart! There’s a ton of items on the list you were probably gonna buy anyway, like Eggo Waffles, Frosted Flakes, JIF peanut butter (don’t forget the strawberry jelly) and Folger’s coffee.
Every item you purchase from the list equals ONE FREE BOOK that you can order, up to 90 books!
I know if seems kinda early to be picking up cereal and lunch box goodies for back to school, but this offer runs until September 30th. And you’re gonna need to make some PB&J’s anyway–am I right? Right! So stock up now and buy more later–there’s a whole bunch of books you can scoop up!
If you end up with more book credits than you need, how about doubling up on your favorites and donating the extras? You could give them to your kid’s teacher or to your favorite children’s charity! For example, did you know St. Louis Children’s Hospital is looking for kid’s books to stock their libraries for patients? You can also donate your free books right from your computer!
How to Order your Books
It’s pretty simple to redeem your books, you just need to take a photo of your Walmart receipt and head over to StartSchoolLikeAChampion.com. Sign up for a free account if you haven’t already. Take a clear photo of your receipt, then upload it.
You can also send the photo straight from your phone by either visiting the website on your phone or sending them a text.
Now don’t do what I did and throw away your receipt before you take a photo! Thankfully, I was able to dig it out of the trash and flatten it out well enough that I still got a good photo. Whew! That’s five free books I would have missed out on.
Oh, and you have 30 days to get that receipt uploaded, but make sure you do it before you forget! You can wait to order all your books at once if you like, you have until Sept. 30. There’s also a few e-books in the list if you don’t want to wait for shipping.
Next, click that red “choose your book” or blue “donate your book” box to be taken to a list of books you can chose from. There’s books from easy readers to teens, ebooks and even books in Spanish.
If you pick that blue DONATE box you can send your books straight to your kid’s school or ANY other school of your choice! That’s right, you could send your free books to a Ferguson elementary school, a YMCA program or a local day care. And you didn’t even need to leave your kitchen–isn’t that easy?!
What Do I Need to Buy?
There are dozen of delicious items good for a free book! Here’s a link to the full list, and here’s the things I picked up!
It’s pretty easy to find the #StartSchoolLikeAChampion products. My local Walmart has a big display right at the front of the store with products from Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, HERSHEY’S and Smuckers (which also includes Folgers and Jif).
I’m a huge fan of Coca-Cola, so I picked up some 120z bottles of soda–we’re saving the bottles to make awesome rockets later! I also picked up Frosted Flakes and Eggos for the boy’s breakfasts, Folgers for my own morning brew, and a bag of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures for a sweet treat. Oh, and can’t forget the PB&J: Jif and Smucker’s. That’s seven free books!
How many books do you think YOU’LL score? Remember that this deal is only at Walmart.