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It’s that time again, back to school! I know some of you have children that haven’t started back yet but, most of us have. According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, 69% of parents, who have at least one child in school this school year, say they are excited for their child’s first day of school. We all know it is so we can get back to a routine and have some quiet time! That doesn’t change the fact that 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season.
Between school supplies, new clothes and for me, learning about a new school, it can be very overwhelming. According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, more than one-third of parents see getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season. In addition, more than one-third (35%) of parents say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache. With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.
Every year I am amazed buy the school supply list. I remember when all you needed was a backpack. The schools supplied everything else. Even though I bought everything on both the boys lists, they are still coming home with notes for additional supplies. Now that Royal is in Junior High this year, it’s just crazy. multiple teachers, multiple rules and more supplies than usual. Shopping was definitely at the top of my headache list this year. I think the $60 one strap backpack that Royal wanted this year was the biggest headache but, he’s happy so I’m happy.
According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, a large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment. And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.
- To enter the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes and have the chance to be one of the five lucky winners, parents simply need to visit Excedrin on Facebook.
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.
In keeping with the back-to-school theme, this giveaway package is meant to help parents stay organized, hydrated and migraine-free as they adjust to hectic schedules and spend increasing amounts of time on-the-go.
Disclosure: I am an Excedrin Ambassador and was compensated for sharing this information with you. I was not compensated for my opinions and as always, remain my own.