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Don't Miss our Fall Giveaway! - Successful Homeschooling, Issue #14
September 08, 2009

Start your school year with some back to school freebies!

From September 7 thru September 25, 2009 you can win prizes of up to $150 in value by telling others about your favorite products. Submitting homeschool reviews is as easy as sending an e-mail to a friend about a product you love!

In this Issue:

  1. Here's How You Can Win
  2. Prizes and Sponsors
  3. Contest Rules
  4. Please Help me Spread the Word!

Here's How You Can Win

Here's how you can enter our 2nd Annual Homeschool Curriculum Review contest:

  1. Tell me what you like or dislike about homeschool products you've used. Your name will be entered into a drawing for contest prizes for every product review you submit. (See contest rules below.)

  2. Submit the most homeschool reviews, and win our Grand Prize! In the event of a tie, the prize will go to the individual whose reviews were the most thorough.

  3. Post a link to this page from your website, blog or Twitter account, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of our contest prizes. Please leave a message here, letting me know you've done this.

Follow this link to submit your homeschool curriculum reviews.

Prizes and Sponsors

Here's what you can win by telling others about your favorite products!

Miller's Ultimate Art Kit

*Miller's Ultimate Art Kit

A full set of professional quality supplies from Miller Pads and Paper valued at $107.99. This kit includes 12 Ticonderoga core-lock Color Pencils, 12 Prismacolor or Rembrandt Watercolor Pencils, 3 Artist Pens in 3 sizes, 3 Artist Erasers, 5 Blending Paints, 12 Jackson Tube Watercolor Tubes, 3 White Synthetic Artist Brushes, Artist Color Wheel, 4 General Drawing Pencils with Kneaded Eraser, Ebony Pencil, 12 Soft Chalk Pastels, 1 Metal Sharpener w/canister, 9x12 Watercolor Pad, and a Free Pack (100 sheets) of Drawing Paper.

*$100 Gift Certificate to The Critical Thinking Company

Critical Thinking Company
The Critical Thinking Company sells award-winning products that help students of all ages and abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. These products do not use drill and memorization or teach to the tests they empower the mind!

*World Geography Package

Geography Matters
This $70 package from Geography Matters includes the Trail Guide to World Geography, Trail Guide to World Geography Student Notebook Disk (all levels), and Eat Your Way Around the World Around the World in 80 Days.

*U.S. Geography Package

This $70 package from Geography Matters includes the Trail Guide to U. S. Geography, Trail Guide to U.S. Geography Student Notebook Disk (all levels), Eat Your Way through the USA, and The Captain's Dog.

Hands of a Child

*Hands of a Child Super Membership, and 3 FREE Lapbooks

A 1 year Super Membership to In the Hands of a Child, valued at $65. This membership entitles you to 1 free project pack per month, a 15% discount on all project packs, and a free birthday project pack.

The membership also allows you complete access to the Super Members area where you'll find reproducible graphics, unit extenders and other downloadable products. In addition, you'll receive the Animals of the Rain Forest, Jena the Jaguar and A Trip to the Zoo lap books each valued between $12 and $14.

*Two $50 Gift Certificates to Homeschool Library Builder

Homeschool Library Builder
Two lucky winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Homeschool Library Builder. This family-owned business offers new and used living books at bargain prices. Their shelves are stocked full of books recommended by popular curriculum providers like Five in a Row, Sonlight, Beautiful Feet, Veritas Press, Tapestry of Grace, and Ambleside Online.

Rainbow Resource

*$50 Gift Certificate to Rainbow Resource

Rainbow Resource is a family-owned business provides educational products to homeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest possible price. The company's website carries over 40,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond.


*$50 Gift Certificate to Currclick

Currclick makes homeschooling more convenient and affordable by selling e-books, downloadable lap books and other electronic educational products at reasonable prices. The company is committed to providing excellent customer service and a stress-free shopping experience.

*Ten 1-Year Subscriptions to Home Educating Family Magazine

Home Educating Family
Ten lucky winners will receive 1-year subscriptions to Home Educating Family Magazine at $15.95 in value. HEF is produced by homeschoolers Scot and Becky Keliher. Their goal is to to give you the encouragement, inspiration, and information needed to help your children think and thoughtfully engage the culture.

The mission of HEF is to keep you abreast of all that is crucial and all that is available to you as a family so that your family can have the very best home-educating experience possible.

*2009-2010 Well-Planned Day Planner

The Well-Planned Day is a family homeschool organizer designed especially for moms. This effective, yet easy-to-use format will ensure that each day at your home is smooth and profitable. This full-color, full-year planner is valued at $24.95.

Grand Prize:
A Complete Usborne Internet-Linked
Reference Library

Internet-Linked Encyclopedias
This prize package is valued at over $150.

It includes the 3 volume set of Internet-Linked Encyclopedias which contains the Encyclopedia of World History, Encyclopedia of World Geography and Science Encyclopedia. These 400-page reference books are recommended in popular homeschool programs, like The Well-Trained Mind, Sonlight and Tapestry of Grace.

The grand prize also includes Usborne's Illustrated Dictionary of Math and Illustrated Dictionary of Science. These resources will enable you to teach math, science and history through high-school and beyond. This collection of reference books is a must for every home school library!

Follow this link for your chance to win.

Contest Rules

  1. Please only review products you have actually used in your home school. Write your own homeschool reviews and do not copy them from other sources.

    Only original submissions will be considered for contest prizes and posted at Successful Homeschooling.

  2. Please be as thorough as possible in your homeschool reviews, including a general description of the product, subject area and grade level, and at least 3 likes and 1 dislike.

    Remember, other homeschoolers will rely on these descriptions when making decisions about which products to use.

  3. You MUST include your e-mail address in your submission so I can contact you if you win a prize.

    Your e-mail address will be removed from your submission before the review is displayed. Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone publicly or privately.

Follow this link to submit your homeschool reviews.

Spread the Word!

Please help me spread the word about this awesome opportunity by telling your friends about this contest via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, or via your blog or favorite homeschool forum.

Simply copy and paste the following link:

Send me a message here letting me know you've done this, and I'll enter your name into our drawing for contest prizes.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for subscribing to Successful Homeschooling!

Enjoy the journey,


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