Buying School Supplies? Don’t Forget A Surprise for your Child’s Teacher! #MerciTeacher #Giveaway

July 7, 2013

Todays Discussion is brought to you by Merci Chocolates

I know, I know. It’s July – and the stores are starting to fill up with school supplies.  It seems like it gets earlier and earlier each year.  But then I see that friends of mine are already getting school supply lists – so I guess it does make sense.

This year I’m keeping my eyes peeled each week for the supply sale of the week. You know, when they put a pack of markers down to $0.35 each. Then I’m going to stock up.  If you remember not too long ago I made the decision to do homeschool preschool this year due to financial reasons of enrolling two kids into preschool. 


I am getting really nervous about the school year as the summer goes along and time slips by quickly. I realize just how hard it’s going to be to stay on track: so I have to have a very specific schedule. I’m trying to problem-solve an area for our ‘school’ to be located in our home and a place where I can store all the materials it takes to teach the kids.

I can see exactly why teachers deserve extra special gifts from their students to show how appreciated they are.  Last school year I was able to get a few special gifts for our preschool teachers – but this year since I’m the teacher, I’ll have to make sure that I get myself something REALLY great.

Did someone say chocolate? Mmmmm….


Chocolates from Merci chocolates are a great way to show your kids’ teachers that they are special. Maybe a start-of-the-year gift to give your kids a head-start on that ‘teacher favorite’ list. Maybe throw some chocolates in with a few other school items, like pencils, erasers, and anything else you think your teacher might enjoy.

Win It!!!

One Lucky Reader will WIN a pack of Merci Chocolates, Merci Branded Pencils, Erasers, and a $25 Walmart Gift Card.

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment

Then: Fill out the Rafflecopter form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!   

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via the email registered in Rafflecopter. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US or Canada only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 2nd, 2013


  1. Katie K says:

    thiswould make a great gift for my SIL who is an elementary teacher. thanks!

  2. Janice Whitaker says:

    I love chocolate 🙂

  3. Christina says:

    I’d love to surprise my daughters teacher with something nice to start the school year (although I’m not ready to think about back to school yet lol). She has special needs and her teachers have always gone above and beyond! They are amazing.

  4. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to give this to DD’s teacher.

  5. this would be great for when school starts! Hard to believe we have to think about that already!

  6. I love the idea of thanking ateacher with chocolates!

  7. Jessica To says:

    I would love to give these to my son’s teacher.

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    We try to buy extra school supplies when they’re on sale to give to our kids teachers. It really helps them throughout the year. Adding some chocolate to the baskets would be a nice surprise for our kids teachers.

  9. steve weber says:

    this would be perfect for my nephew who is going into 1st grade next year.

  10. latanya says:

    I’m thankful for my son’s daycare teachers

  11. kathy artis says:

    I would love to win this giveaway

  12. Austin Baroudi says:

    I want these chocolates!!! I make it my goal to try every kind of chocolate.

  13. Erica Barnes says:

    I’d love to try these!

  14. Veronica L. says:

    Merci! Thanks for the chance, who doesn’t love chocolate 🙂

  15. I’d love to surprise my daughter’s preschool teacher with some chocolates!

  16. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandson starts first grade in the fall, his first year of full day class. This would be a great way for him to make his introduction to his new teacher.

  17. Tari Lawson says:

    Merci chocolates are so good.

  18. I love chocolate, thank you!

  19. Cynthia C says:

    Nothing is better than chocolate!

  20. Jennifer B says:

    I know many people I could thank with yummy chocolate!

  21. Cynthia says:

    important to always value good teachers, next to family, influence kids the most

  22. Karen Glatt says:

    It is always a very good thing to recognize valuable teachers that help our kids learn! I think a teacher would love to receive a nice gift such as Merci chocolates!

  23. Ann Fantom says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d like to thank my daughter’s music teacher for the assistance she has given her

  24. brandy g. says:

    This would be a great prize to win because of all the books i can read this summer.

  25. It seems like the school supply lists are getting longer and longer each year. Thank you for a nice giveaway to subvert the cost a little AND to have a chocolate fix in the meantime! 😉

  26. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I love this chocolate and buy it at walmart always

  27. Christina Sparks says:

    I would love to try this chocolate

  28. Linda G. says:

    great give away, thank you

  29. Sue Hull says:

    Merci chocolates are so good.This is a great prize pack.Thank you 🙂

  30. Suzanne K says:

    and now I’m craving chocolate! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  31. I’d love to win this for my daughters preschool teacher

  32. I think these chocolates are great and a wonderful way to say thank you to the kids teachers! 🙂

  33. Denise B. says:

    I’m a chocolate junky, and I would love to try this brand.

  34. This would be great for my son’s teacher. It would make him feel special to give it to her. Also the gift card would be great for school supplies.

  35. Would be great for my sons old teacher who he already misses

  36. I have never tried this brand of chocolates and I would like to

  37. thanks for the great giveaway and I would love to win this

  38. Giving chocolate to a teacher sounds like an awesome idea 🙂

  39. Robin Wilson says:

    My neighbors and dear friends are both teachers. I never realized how hard they worked and the hours teachers put in until I met them. What a wonderful thing to be able to gift to them!

  40. Sarah Hall says:

    These school supplies would really come in handy for my grandsons…… would the gift card. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  41. Carol W says:

    would love to use this to get some school supplies as they go on sale. thanks

  42. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Merci Chocolate Is The Perfect Way To Say Thanks:)

  43. My kids are in a summer program I would love to give their teachers some merci chocolates I bet they would feel appreciated for all they do.

  44. Shirley Maloney says:

    I know what a handful one child can be, never mind a classroom full of children. We try to send supplies/treats throughout the year.

  45. Lasonda says:

    Merci Chocolate are delicious!

  46. Mary Casper says:

    school starts here soon and we do all our school shpping at walmart

  47. Adrienne says:

    Merci chocolate is a favorite of our family!

  48. Colleen Maurina says:

    As a teacher of 25 years, I know that the Merci Chocolates would be a perfect teacher gift! Much better than another mug.

  49. My daughter has some great preschool teachers.

  50. Ellie W says:

    My little guy’s 2nd grade teacher from last year has become a very good friend to our whole family. She is wonderful!

  51. Samantha Mauk says:

    Chocolate, The ultimate vice. Would love to try this (:

  52. I’d love to win the chocolate and school supplies!

  53. bettycd says:

    Merci chocolates are appropriate gifts for so many situations. Speaking for myself, they would always make me happy.

  54. Thanks for the chance! Chocolate is wonderful!

  55. I would love to try this chocolate and share it with my boyfriend!

  56. I like giving teacher’s a gift that can be consumed. That way they don’t have tons of stuff sitting around.

  57. christina oliver says:

    This would make a great gift for my child’s teacher.

  58. Selene M. says:

    Wow! Chocolates and Walmart gift card……can’t get much better than that!

  59. Stacey B says:

    My son’s teacher last year would have loved these – she loves chocolate.

  60. great giveaway! thanks!!

  61. jalapenomamamn says:

    It’s important to remember our teacher for their dedication – thank you.
    Rafflecopter name Barbara Montag

  62. Maria Smith says:

    I think all teachers deserve some recognition, they aren’t paid as well as they should be and they are the ones shaping the future adults of this country.

  63. Brenda Gaines says:

    i love chocolate and giftcards lol

  64. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I have a teacher I can thank

  65. Belinda B says:

    This would be perfect for back to school! My kids go back August 5th. Seems to get earlier and earlier every year!

  66. Caroline says:

    I’ll probably use the $25 Walmart card to buy more chocolate!

  67. Chocolate is a great idea as a gift to start the year off with a new teacher !

  68. kelley wood says:

    I love chocolate, love wm,….what more can I say?

  69. I love chocolate. Great giveaway.

  70. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Looks delicious! Would enjoy the gift card also!!

  71. I have been wanting to try Merci chocolates!

  72. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’ve never tried Merci chocolates but I think they sound delicious!

  73. judy gardner says:

    i would like to give the chocolates to my mom

  74. Claudia Leal says:

    Hard to believe that summer break is almost over, already…

  75. The chocolates look delicious!

  76. I’ve been seeing Merci chocolates for the longest time, and would love to try them out!

  77. I love that you posted to remember the teacher, as I am a teacher.

  78. Yolanda says:

    These chocolates are so good. The school supplies will come i handy.

  79. I’ve had Merci Chocolates and they’re wonderful. It would be a great way to thank a teacher or anyone who deserves a pat on the back.

  80. My grandson starts pre-K in a couple of weeks, and it was interesting to get into the purchase of school supplies groove again. But very surprising to find that several of the listed items were no available in the store!

  81. Theresa D says:

    I can not believe it is almost time for back to school schopping!

  82. the chocolates could also be great for friends and family.

  83. I will be buying school supplies for my son this weekend for the first time ever. I’m still in disbelief that he is actually starting Kindergarten in a little less than three weeks! I wish he would slow down some.

  84. Jennifer says:

    This would be perfect for meet the teacher night!

  85. would love to give this to one of my favorate teachers

  86. jeannine drenchek-scavo says:

    I have three in school this year and they are excited for the new year

  87. Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

  88. dawn cook says:

    would love the chocolate, never tried this brand before and the gift card i would buy Christmas presents with

  89. Christine H. says:

    I’ve heard good things about Merci chocolates before but never had them myself. This sounds like a great way to earn a spot on the teacher’s favorite list lol

  90. s riches says:

    Merci Chocolates are very good. I have eaten them on several occasions.

  91. Ava Ann Chavez says:

    Wonderful back to school pack! Thanks!

  92. christina givens says:

    Back to school is almost as expensive as Christmas in our family. This is a great giveaway!

  93. Julie Hawkins says:

    This would be a great gift for my kids teacher

  94. Danielle says:

    Thank you for this giveaway…I am very excited!

  95. My son would love to give this to his teacher. Great Gift idea.

  96. Michelle W says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Merci chocolates are so good and I love shopping at Walmart

  97. Kari Flores says:

    Starting Law school in September so Chocolates, Pencils and Erasers should start the term right!

  98. Ed Nemmers says:

    I always loved going back to school. Seriously.

  99. I’ve never tried these, but I’ve heard they taste really good.

  100. kathy pease says:

    I cant believe how fast summer is going by..I better kick into gear and start my school shopping. I hate running around last minute 🙂

  101. Mary Cloud says:

    This is a great giveaway – chocolates and school supplies 🙂
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  102. Daniel M says:

    my niece would love it!

  103. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would love to give this to my son’s school principal who gave him some new clothes when he had his growth spurt and I didn’t have the money to buy him clothes,.

  104. tiffany lane says:

    chocolate is the best way to say thanks…if ya dont eat it all first

  105. Teachers certainly do deserve more thanks and appreciation! WHAT A NICE IDEA!!

  106. this would be a great gift to send to school along with the supply list stuff; teachers do deserve appreciation!

  107. Brad Merrell says:

    Most excited for the chocolate, but the other stuff will definitely be of use. Haha

  108. what a great idea for the teachers! it’s easy to forget

  109. Angela cisco says:

    My oldest son has had the same teacher for the past three years. Next year he will be in high school and now we found out she will be changing grades again this year and be my youngest sons teacher. She might as well be family, now.

  110. I would use the GC to purchase school supplies for my nieces and nephew. It would be a big help for my sister who is a teacher herself and has to buy supplies for her classroom along with supplies for her kids.

  111. I would love to share these chocolates with my family and I could use the GC for back to school supplies.

  112. Chocolate is wonderful and Walmart has great back to school prices on their supplies.

  113. Jill Myrick says:

    This would make a great care package for my daughter who is in college.


  114. michelle says:

    Mmmm! I love chocolate! It fulfills most of my pregnancy cravings! 🙂

  115. crystal smith says:

    These look delicious and I love the idea of starting off the school year with a little something special for the teacher! And the gift card would come in handy towards school supplies; my sons school supply list gets longer and longer every year lol

  116. thischickwins says:

    i’d love to win this. i actually won a similar contest a while back from a different blogger and never received the prize even after asking about it, so this would be awesome

  117. Donna Kellogg says:

    Its always a good idea to start off the year with chocolates 🙂

  118. Susan Smith says:

    This would be great for my daughters teacher

  119. Corey Olomon says:

    We never thank teachers enough!

  120. I have tasted the Merci chcolates, the are good. This is a great way to start the school year.

  121. The chocolates look delicious

  122. Mya Murphy says:

    Chocolates would help my school year… Thank you 🙂

  123. Buddy Garrett says:

    Thanks for the back to school giveaway. It is neede and appreciated.

  124. I would love to try these chocolates!

  125. Janine H says:

    We got some Merci chocolates for Xmas!

  126. The chocolates sound great!

  127. crystle tellerday says:

    I love walmart

  128. Jess Anderson says:

    Any chance for some chocolate is awesome!

  129. Betsy Barnes says:

    Merci chocolates are so good, great way to say “Hi” to the new teacher. 🙂

  130. Chocolate and gift cards, my two favorite things! Thank you for this giveaway!

  131. I have never tried Merci Chocolate before. This is a great idea for all teachers .Thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

  132. Those sound delicious!

  133. Thomas Murphy says:

    I love Merci Chocolates!

  134. These chocolates are yummy! Great giveaway.

  135. I would love to try these chocolates

  136. laura588 says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. Merci chocolates are the best chocolates in the world!
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  137. I would love sharing the Merci chocolates with my family. We also love pencils and erasers. 🙂 Thank you!

  138. Michelle H. says:

    This prize would be nice to share with my family.

  139. Christian Alejandro says:

    Merci chocolates are an awesome way to say thank you!

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