Back to School Shopping with Fruit of the Loom Underwear of Overachievers with $75 Gift Card Giveaway

classroomBack to school shopping is in full swing around here.  It seems like every store I walk into has big racks of school supplies, along with school supply lists from all the local schools.  The lists include supplies like crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, folders, and rulers.  And kids are looking for the perfect back to school outfit, something that is in style, but doesn’t make it look like they are trying too hard.  But sometimes we overlook the basics, which is why Fruit of the Loom is using back to school time to kick off their  “Underwear for Overachievers” campaign, and remind parents everywhere that kids need new socks and underwear too.

Underwear for OverachieversI headed to Walmart with my 14 year old son and 17 year old daughter to stock up on back to school supplies – and underwear too!  We found that Fruit of Loom is offering Bonus Packs at Walmart  – so you get 8 pairs of underwear for the price of 5! My daughter picked up some microfiber bikinis, because the bright blue and pink colors appealed to her.  My son picked out these Boxer Briefs, although he has always worn Briefs before. My daughter told him that all the cool kids wear Boxer Briefs, which confused me.  Do kids really sit around and discuss this and compare which kind of underwear is best?  Well anyway my son succumbed to pressure from his older sister and went with the Boxer Briefs.  He did also like that they had different colors, instead of all being boring white. After trying them he says they are “fine” which is about as much detail as a 14 year old boy is willing to give his mom about underwear!

While they needed the underwear the kids were much more excited about school supplies. We got pens, mechanical pencils, graph paper notebooks, composition books, wite-out, index cards and a bunch of other stuff too.

School Supplies

My kids are surprisingly picky about school supplies.  They both have different brands of pens they like, and selecting the correct notebook can take a while.  Since we homeschool they don’t have to worry about specific requirements from a teacher, because I don’t care what color binder their papers are in or if they write in green ink.  We got almost everything we needed, including the big thing I needed, a new whiteboard for math.

Shopping for School Supplies

Check out the Fruit of the Loom Facebook page to learn more about “Underwear for Overachievers.”  And Fruit of the Loom has offered to give one of my readers a $75 Walmart gift card for buying back to school items!  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below, there are no mandatory entries.
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Giveaway Rules: Open to U.S. only, ages 18 and over.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email.

Disclosure: Fruit of the Loom sent me a gift card to purchase back to school items.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Amber says

    We have backpacks, but still need school supplies like paper, folders, crayons, and other things like lunchboxes and lunch snacks. Thanks!

  2. Sandra K321 says

    My son is in college now so we have to go through all of the toiletries that he will need to bring with him and stock up.

  3. Margaret Smith says

    I’ve gotten all the school supplies, but we need to pick up some new clothes. Underware, socks, tshirts, shorts, jeans.

  4. Marcia Goss says

    I think we have all the school supplies for our granddaughter. She still needs some new jeans and a new backpack.

  5. Tanisha McGaw says

    I’ve gotten the majority of my school supplies. Still need to get a couple more outfits though and a couple binders. :) Thanks for the gift card giveaway! :) Appreciate it!

  6. Michelle C says

    We still need to buy school supplies like notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue, etc. We usually get the list during open house. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  7. Kelly Nicholson says

    Tell me in a comment what you have bought or need to buy for back to school.

    dont need anything this year..thanks

  8. Aimee T says

    My daughter needs a graphing calculator. At one point we had two in the house… now I can’t find either one and will need to buy another!

  9. Denise B. says

    We homeschool. So, we don’t really have much to buy other than the basics. I already stocked up on BIC pens that I got for free at Wal-Mart.

  10. Stephanie Bondlow says

    I still need backpacks, supplies up the wazoo, and uniforms. I have 6 in school this year, and we already started on the 9th. We have to wear uniforms here.

  11. Frank M says

    I have two teenage daughters. My goodness. We need everything. Thank goodness I can get everything I need at Walmart

  12. Nicole Lancaster says

    I have bought backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, calculators and clothes. I still need to buy lunchboxes, socks and underwear.

  13. Cynthia R says

    i think we have bought everything- clothes, shoes, backpack, all the school supplies, notebooks, pens, etc..

  14. Kim Kihega says

    I have only bought backpacks! I have to get ALOT more for the kids, supplies, clothes, and shoes in two weeks time!

  15. jules p says

    we bought lots of healthy snacks, baggies, new lunch boxes, two new back packs, tons of socks, new shoes, boxes of tissues, hand sanitizers, and gifts for the new teachers!

  16. Stephanie Phelps says

    I have bought paper ,pencils,crayons,rulers,lunch boxes and erasers! I still need to get construction paper and other things!

  17. Cheryl says

    I’ve purchased all the basic supplies: backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, etc. Still need clothing for the fall season.

  18. Rhonda Tenderholt says

    We’ve bought almost everything for school since they started on 12 Aug. They need socks, shoes a scientific calculator art supplies.

  19. Jessica Fortner says

    I still need everything! All I’ve bought is a new backpack and pencils so far lol. Still need clothes, socks and undies.

  20. says

    My kids have been back to school for a couple weeks so we’ve bought most of our supplies. my teens could both still use some more jeans and socks.

  21. Jennifer Reed says

    I have bought alot for school already such as notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, markers, and new backpacks.


    I am proud to say that I have bought pretty much everything on the school list for school, but you always know that the teacher adds their own items on the first day, so beware…. you are never truly done!

  23. D Johnson says

    I’ve bought notebooks, paper, folders, glue…pretty much everything except pencils so I need to pick some up ASAP.

  24. Cynthia R says

    We still need some odds and ends for breakfasts and lunches. And some socks and undies for my little guys.

  25. Deslin N says

    Got the class essentials but still need to get gym shoes and a better fitting winter jacket (they grow too fast!)

  26. Diana B says

    Our school started 2 weeks ago so we are already done with back to school shopping, but I know the teachers would love more tissues and paper plates for the class room.

  27. Wild Orchid says

    I need to buy crayons and glue sticks.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  28. Kelly Brown says

    Oh goodness, we have bought school supplies and some clothes. Still need to buy some more things for back to school. This would be fabulous to win!

  29. Coriander Warren says

    My daughters need clothes. We just couldn’t afford new clothes this year and I’m sure they would love a few new pieces :)

  30. Jill L says

    School starts tomorrow and I bought the very basics. It seems to work better if we wait a few days to see what they really need.

  31. Crystal F says

    We’ve bought shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, undies, socks, bookbags, lunch boxes and tons of school supplies. It seems like it never ends. lol Thank you!

  32. crystal smith says

    Well I’ve got everything on my son’s back to school supply list- gosh do they get longer every year! (my first grader needed 72 pencils, 4 boxes of crayons, markers, folders, binders, a flash drive, tissue, 10 bottles of glue, 15 glue sticks, and a bunch more lol) I still would like to pick up a couple more new outfits for school though :)

  33. Barbara Stenby says

    I haven’t bought anything yet they don’t give my sons lists out until the first day of class BUT I am sure alot of notebooks and flash drives

  34. Raine says

    We’ve bought the supplies we know about for my daughter, there will be more when she gets a list from school. We also have to get her some more clothes.

  35. susan smoaks says

    tonight we have to go get some more school supplies, today was the first day of school, so we’ll have a bit list tonight

  36. shanen says

    I still need to buy underwear..i bought an item every week so things Wouldnt be overwheming now.especially since im still not working.

  37. Vikki Billings says

    We bought all my grandson’s school supplies but I like to still buy them when they are on sale so that if he runs out I have what he needs.

  38. Angela Ash says

    I’ve bought clothes, notebooks, folders, index cards, SD card, etc. But now I need to get a scientific calculator. Nice! They are not cheap. :(

  39. Carolsue says

    We have bought most everything. There are still some clothes/jackets/boots that need to be purchased for when it gets cooler outside.

  40. Erica G says

    We pretty much have everything we need. I just need to find a white t-shirt with no collar or pocket on the front. I have found them, but not in my daughter’s size….

  41. heather c says

    We just bought a few three subject notebooks and some graph paper. We have enough of the other stuff to last us a while!

  42. Marcy Strahan says

    Got all the supplies need to start thinking of buying extra for backs when they run out. Need to buy new coats for winter!

  43. Susan Marina Brown Lane says

    We bought pens, binders, pencils, paper, graph paper, markers, colored pencils, folders, scissors, backpacks etc. I need to get some new shoes and t-shirt and shorts for my oldest son. Everybody could use new undies/socks. =)


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