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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Check out these great products from MPM School Supplies!

I was recently contacted by Kayla Johnson about a promotional opportunity to kick-off the summer with $50 to spend at  MPM School Supplies.com in exchange for an honest review of the site.

First of all, who wouldn’t love $50 to spend on school products??? They had me at spending on their dime! :) Ha!

I was very impressed with the site and the entire ordering process. The hardest part of the process was deciding what to buy! The site has many search features, including categories like supplies, furniture and equipment, toys and books, curriculum and clearance. Once you click on a category and an item, you can even narrow your search further to make it easier to find what you are looking for. If you already know what you want, you can also search without having to go through each of the categories. You can also sort by price, popularity, newest products and alphabetically. Searching by price (low to high) is my absolute favorite search feature anywhere!

Since I didn’t know what I wanted exactly going into ordering, I spent a lot of time browsing through different categories to get a good feel for what products they carry. I was impressed by the selection of products and brands they carry and found that most of the prices were cheaper than many catalogs I purchase from and quite a bit less than the nearest school supply store that is about an hour from where I live.

I finally decided on the following items and I was jumping for joy when UPS arrived today! Did I mention that my order shipped Monday and I received it today? That’s fast—especially for free shipping

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Fadeless Designs 48 x 50 Boxed Tropical Beach – $19.44 (Photo background for the beginning of the year and then it will be great in a Reading Area!)
Tropical Beach
 
I only spent $6.78 for everything above. I am so excited that I was able to purchase a few things that are related to our PBIS beach/ocean theme for this year. I would never have gotten the whiteboard storage pocket and Tropical Beach background paper on my own because they are considered splurges in my book, but I’m thrilled I was able to get them for free to use in my classroom this fall!
 
When I first opened the box, I was glad to see that they used newspaper to stuff the boxes and protect the products. My packing slip was tucked right inside the box flaps and inside there was a thank you card that said a portion of the purchase was donated to a children’s charity. Wow! Great prices, lots of products and an effort to create a greener environment while also showing compassion in the form of monetary contributions to a children’s charity. I am even more impressed now than the day I got the email and ordered all of these great products!
 
I was beyond satisfied with the site, the ordering process and arrival of my packages. I would like to thank Kayla for the opportunity to purchase through MPM School Supplies.com and I know I will be back and I would definitely recommend that you order through them, as well. Plus, you can't go wrong with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
 
I was also given a 15% off discount code for the first 25 readers who would like to purchase through MPM School Supplies.com
http://www.mpmschoolsupplies.com/redeem/S1206XFK3SER7
 
Happy spending! 
 
Also, be sure to check out http://kindergartenlessonplans.org/ for lots of great ideas and resources!

4 comments:

  1. love love love the magnetic spinners - I purchased the Carson Dellosa palm printed items you have last year & loved them with my tropical palm theme:) Enjoy!!

    ~Kimberlee~
    Two Fulbright Hugs
    Teacher TimeSavers

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  2. I just made a purchase from there too!! You got great stuff

    APril
    Wolfelicious

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  3. Marlana!

    I canNOT believe I forgot to respond to your review! I'm operating under the philosophy that late is better than never...? :)

    Thank you ever so much for sharing your thoughts about MPM and for your kind words. We're so excited that you had a great shopping experience with us and are thrilled that you were able to find some great products for next year!

    Have a lovely rest of the summer and good luck next school year!
    Kayla

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    1. Thank you so much for the opportunity, Kayla!

      Blessings,
      I wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance. Be sure to let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

      I'm your newest follower!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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