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I don’t know about you, but I am doing the last minute scramble to get the kids everything they need to go back to school before September 3. My shopping list includes 3 backpacks, 3 pair of running shoes, shorts and t-shirts for PE class, Soffe shorts and compression shorts for my cheerleader, sports bras and hoodies! YIKES!! It’s a good thing we have a Dick’s Sporting Goods store close by. I know I can get everything on my list in the brands and color combinations my kids love but at prices that my budget can handle.

With three kids who all have different backpack needs, Dick’s Sporting Goods Backpack Selector is a wonderful tool to help us make sure each of the kids gets the backpack that will best suit their needs and their space issues, too. My two high school aged kids have sports right after school so they need a backpack with compartments so they can take uniforms or practice gear in addition to their books, where as my youngest daughter is going into middle school and the lockers are very narrow. The Backpack Selector is definitely going to come in handy!

And of course, two of my three kids have outgrown their tennis shoes from last year – the holes in the toe of the shoe is a big tip off. Dick’s has a huge selection of athletic shoes in every price range! My son will need a performance running shoe and since his foot is done growing, I don’t mind paying the price for quality. My 11 year old is still growing like a weed and I doubt that the shoes I buy her today will still fit by Christmas, so I am happy that Dick’s Sporting Goods has basic shoes on clearance, too!

While I could go on and on about my back to school shopping needs, let’s get to the good stuff!  I have teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods to help YOU outfit your athletes for a stylish, comfortable and performance worthy return to school. We are giving ONE lucky reader a $25 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

What we are giving away:

  • One $25 gift certificate for an online purchase at Dick’s Sporting Goods (Note: Exclusions apply. $25 off, no minimum. Code must be entered in the cart. Valid through 9/30/2013. Code can only be used once. If the full $25 is not used during that purchase the remainder of the balance is lost. )

How To Enter

  • Simply leave your response to the following questions in the comments on THIS site:  What fall sport(s) essentials are on your back to school shopping list?
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  • Leave your comment(s) no later than midnight August 30, 2013.
  • You must use your first name and email address in the comment form below.  If you don’t we can’t contact in the event that you win.
  • We will be using AndTheWinnerIs to select one (1) winner at random.

Disclosure: I received a prize of equal value to facilitate my post, however, all opinions are my own.

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So, I have a thing for shoes – not pumps or strappy sandals, but athletic shoes. There are more athletic shoes – from golf cleats to running shoes – in my closet than there will ever be dress shoes! 

adidas Energy Boost Shoes

adidas has so many new products, it’s hard to choose just a few…but one of my favorites has to be the all new Energy Boost Running shoes. The colors are hot and perfect for summer! They are designed with an energy-returning boost™ midsole, these running shoes feature a techfit™ upper and the TORSION® SYSTEM for support. But, here’s a tip, they run small so order a 1/2 size up for maximum comfort.

The best part, adidas is offering free shipping through 6/14/13. This is the perfect opportunity to get a fun new pair of running shoes for you – and they have them in men’s as well, if you wanted to surprise your favorite Dad with a new pair, too.  Head over to adidas today to check out all their great new products.

So, what’s in your closet – dress shoes or cool athletic shoes like these adidas ones?

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Save 20% on Motionwear Gymnastics Leotards

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It has been almost one year since my daughter wrapped up her gymnastics career and traded in her grips for cheer shoes and pom poms.  Of course we sold all her practice leotards last summer and guess what she wants to do now? Yep, she wants to go back to the gym!! She isn’t going back to the competitive program, but is going to take a class for high school age girls who just want to keep up their gymnastics skills and learn a few new ones, too.  I guess we will be buying new leotards.

Luckily, one of her favorite brands, Motionwear, has some fun, new styles and I am happy to be able to offer you a 20% off code on anything Motionwear carries for dance, cheer and gymnastics. Use Code SGP20 to get 20% Off Purchase Of $100+. Personally, I like these practice leotards:

Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

The Banded Tank leotard is my favorite ($37) – she has had quite a few leotards over the years that had the banded trim and they were some of the most comfortable leotards she wore.


Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

Ooh, I love the colors in the Raglan Front tank ($39.50) – and it is a very flattering style as well.

Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

This simple and spirited, USA Tank Leo is available in blue, red and berry – ($36)

Motionwear apparel is made in the USA, too! Whether you are looking for dancewear, competition or practice cheer and gymnastics wear or everyday fitness wear, take a look at Motionwear!

PS – Don’t forget to use code SGP20 to get 20% Off  your purchase of $100 or more at Motionwear. 

PSS – Yes, the links to Motionwear are affiliate links, which means I do make a small commission on sales – however, Motionwear is a brand I am very familiar with and my daughters have worn their leotards for years. You can use the coupon code whether you use my affiliate links or not – it’s all good 😉

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