(WHTM) – It’s never too early to start shopping for back-to-school supplies, except this time you might not have to. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, four iconic kids’ brands are teaming up to give every child in America free school supplies for the 2021-22 school year.
The “Back to School FREE for All” program from leading rewards platform Ibotta, provides students with a free set of backpack and lunchbox staples like Skippy Peanut Butter to help families recover financial charges.
According to a press release from Ibotta, supplies such as backpacks, clothing, pencils, notebooks and more could easily add up to hundreds of dollars in expenses. Add in the price of face masks and hand sanitizers – and budgets could rise even further.
So to help, Five Star, Kleenex, Skippy, Smuckers and Ibotta are teaming up to give away free school supplies and lunch items at Target, Walmart and online. Items included are:
- 1 Notebook 3 subjects ACCO Five Star
- 1 pack of 12 Ticonderoga pencils
- 1 Box of 110 Kleenex
- 1 loaf of plain bread
- 1 jar Skippy Peanut Butter
- 1 bottle Smucker’s Fruit Spread
- Set of 3 Paper Mate erasers
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To use the free plan, shoppers simply download the free Ibotta app or the Ibotta browser extension and follow the instructions to add the items to their shopping lists. From there, they can visit any participating in-store and online retailer to purchase their items and receive 100% cash back.
The giveaway is now running through August 31, 2021 at participating Walmarts, Targets, HEB online and Shipt.
“After what families and students have been through over the past year, the last thing they should be
worry about going into this school year is how they are going to pay for school supplies,” said
Richard Donahue, Marketing Manager, Ibotta.