Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Back to School 2010 Giveaway: Outfit for School from Nautica (up to a $100 value) [CLOSED]

I cannot quite recall my first day of school, but I remember my son's first day of kindergarten clearly. He had attended two years of preschool prior to this, but kindergarten was in a whole new school. He was also to ride on the school bus for the first time. I knew he was excited and a little bit nervous, and that I was nervous for him. Like in most families, my son's first day was well-documented with many photos. Now that school will be starting again soon, I know we will be digging out those photos to reminisce with him.

On some level, I think the first day of school, no matter what grade you are entering, can be a little stressful. It is your child's chance to make a new first impression. That is why we tried to give my son the tools to be confident, including allowing him to pick out some new clothing items for school and selecting his own outfit for the first day of the school year.

Whether your child is required to wear a uniform or not, Nautica Kids gives your child the ability to look his or her best. With sizes ranging from 3mos to 16, Nautica gives you the tools to send all your children back-to-school in style this year.

To help you in this task, for a limited time is offering you a 40% savings on uniform style items when you purchase 3 or more pieces.

The prize was provided by Nautica, but Nautica is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Nautica.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive an outfit of their choice from Nautica Kids (combined price of items may not exceed $100).

This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me your favorite school memory OR a memory about your favorite teacher. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Nautica Kids . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow Nautica on Twitter and/or "Like" Nautica on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!