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Monday, July 19, 2010

Discount School Supply Reviews, Giveaways, and a chance to win $25,000 in prizes! ~ GIVEAWAY ENDED

GIVEAWAY IS OVER
WINNER IS BEING CHOSEN



Wow, wow, wow!  I am beside myself at the all of the wonderful items that Discount School Supply has given me to review for our viewers.  They have also offered to sponsor a giveaway for four of our subscribers! Yes, FOUR!


First let me start off by saying that I have not been compensated by Discount School Supply to do this review.  The opinions that I am giving are mine.  The only thing I received from them was the items to review for our viewers.  My opinions have not been swayed by financial gain.

I have posted, many times, how wonderful I think this company is on our blog.  I have spent a LOT of money on therapy and products to help Lucas with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Their prices are lower than any of the other leading carriers of therapy products that I've seen or used.

They were so willing and ready to help in any way to raise awareness and get the word out about Sensory Processing Disorder that I was almost in tears.  You don't find companies that are so willing to go out of their way to help others today.  They were completely understanding and seemed to know exactly what parents are going through who are caring for a special needs child.

I so impressed that this company was willing to do a review on therapy products.  It's not everyday that you find a company willing to reach out to that type of customer.  They are a TOP NOTCH, dedicated company and they have found a forever customer in me.

The Reviews 

I wanted to show the company how much we loved using these products!  Even more so I wanted to show other parents, dealing with children who have SPD or any other special needs, how simple everyday items could be used as therapy tools to help their children.

I asked our therapists that see Lucas every week to help me film some therapy sessions using each product.   I was so happy with the outcome and couldn't wait to share it with you.   I have a whole new respect for film makers!  I had a LOT of tape but wanted to keep each video under two minutes.

I would like thank Lucas's therapists, Kirsty, Margot, Judy, and Cathy,  for agreeing to take part in the videos that were taken for these reviews! 


The first product we reviewed was for the Insta-Snow ($11.95)


What is it?

It's faux snow! Insta SnowTM is a revolutionary, super-absorbent polymer that transforms when mixed with water.

    This product was so awesome!  My older son Charlie, who is 10, didn't want to put it down!  He was just amazed that it was 90 degrees outside and he was playing with snow.  

    I knew when I chose this product that Lucas would have issues with it.  Part of Lucas's SPD issues are not being able to handle certain textures.  He tends to gag, sometimes until he vomits, or has a major meltdown because his little brain just doesn't process those textures properly!  Please take a moment and see a glimpse of our therapy session using Insta-Snow.  Take note at Lucas's face at around the 1 minute mark. He is not loving the moment at all! LOL   The fact that he isn't having a meltdown with using this for our therapy session is HUGE!

    video




    The second Product we reviewed was for Do-A-Dot Art. ($13.99)

    What is it?

    Markers!  The large 2- 1/2 oz. container is easy for young children or children with special needs to hold and control. A creative idea sheet is included with over 20 amazing projects. Dispenses washable, water based, non-toxic ink.

    We've tried this in the past with Lucas.   I was a little worried about how he would respond to reviewing this because of how he reacts when the ink touches his fingers.  He's gotten a lot better with it since the therapists have been working on it with him.  After a few months of therapy I've been able to show you a whole new side of Lucas with this wonderful product!  Please take a moment and see a glimpse of our therapy session using Do-A-Dot Art.  

    video
    I love how Kirsty put the dots on his fingers.  He would have had a meltdown over this a few months ago!


     
    The third product we reviewed was Colorations Wheat & Gluten-Free Dough. ($22.97)

    What is it?
    Finally a modeling dough for children who are wheat and gluten sensitive! Sold exclusively at Discount School Supply, this dough is safe, soft and easy to use and comes in 8 vibrant colors: black, blue, brown, green, orange, red, white and yellow. Air-dries for unique craft projects. Made in Great Britain. 5 1/2 lbs. total.

    Again, I chose this because I thought with Lucas's texture issues, it would benefit him more to work with this.  When we first introduced any form of dough to use in therapy he would gag until he almost vomited!  I was in TOTAL shock to see how well he played with this dough.  I seriously can't believe how well he was touching and feeling this dough.   It doesn't have that horrid smell and stickiness to it like others do.  It had a nice smooth workable feel to it.  I also wanted to point out that even though its not in the video, we made pizza's later on with this dough.  The colors that are included were perfect for making pretend pizza's with it.
        Please take a moment and see a glimpse of our therapy session using Colorations Wheat and Gluten Free Dough.
    video

     

    The fourth product we reviewed was Moon sand. ($71.96)

    What is it?

    An amazing molding and sensory material! Made of specially coated sand, It's clean, easy to mold and won't dry out! Sculpt, create unique designs and more! Moon sand can be reused and also disinfected by baking in an oven. 

    To be honest, I wasn't sure how Lucas would react to this product!  I know he loves dirt but this has a little bit of moister consistency to it.  I was really excited to see how he would react to this and I was pleasantly surprised.  Please take a moment and see a glimpse of our therapy session using Moon Sand. 

    video


    I hope you enjoyed being a part of Lucas's therapy with him.   I wish I could have put our whole sessions on here but the page probably wouldn't load. LOL

    I also want to thank Discount School Supply again for giving us the opportunity to share our experience with these wonderful products with our viewers and for helping spread the word about Sensory Processing Disorder and being such a wonderful advocate for children with special needs! It was a complete joy working with you.  




    GOODIES


    I HAVE TO SHARE THIS WITH OUR VIEWERS! NOT ONLY ARE YOU GETTING A GREAT REVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY FROM THIS COMPANY ON OUR BLOG BUT THEY ASKED ME TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU FROM THEIR SITE! PLEASE BE SURE TO ALSO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY THAT THEY ARE SPONSORING FOR OUR BLOG BELOW!




    Discount School Supply is Celebrating 25 Years! 
    You have been invited to enter to win over $25,000 in prizes to honor their achievement!
    Please take a moment and click on the banner above to enter their Sweepstakes! Simply amazing!

    Don't forget to come back to enter our giveaway!

    GIVEAWAY


    Discount School Supply is giving four (4) of our subscribers a chance to win each of the products that we reviewed for them.

    First Prize winner will receive 4 packages of Moon Sand (ARV $72)

    Second Prize will receive the Colorations Gluten free dough(ARV $23)

    Third Prize winner will receive Do-A-Dot Art (ARV $14)

    Fourth Prize winner will receive Insta Snow  (ARV $12)


    It was a treat to work with every one of these items.  What ever prize you win you will have so much fun! 


    To enter: 

    You must be a subscriber to our blog and visit Discount School Supply and subscribe to their email list.  Please leave a comment below stating that you subscribed for your first official entry (This must be done first for any additional entries to count) 

    For additional entries: (leave a separate comment for each one)
    1. Enter Discount School Supply sweepstakes for 1 additional entry.
    2. Subscribe to our blog via email, Google Friend Connect, Twitter, facebook,  or reader and you will get an entry for each way that you subscribe. (up to 5)
    3. Tweet about this review and giveaway (@lucasjourneyspd) and you will receive another entry.  You can tweet once per day,  leave a separate comment for each tweet.
    4. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post and receive 5 additional entries.  Please leave me a comment with your url and leave 5 separate comments.
    5. Add our button to your blog for another 3 entries. Leave the url where button is located and remember to leave 3 comments.
    6. You can receive 1 additional entry for thanking Discount School Supply for hosting this wonderful review and giveaway!
    All entries must be received by 11:59pm Saturday, 7/31/10.  Winner will be chosen by random.org and emailed so be sure you leave me a way to contact you.  

    Good Luck!



    63 Responses to "Discount School Supply Reviews, Giveaways, and a chance to win $25,000 in prizes! ~ GIVEAWAY ENDED"

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    Discount School Supply Says :
    July 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Debbie, thank you SO much for this wonderful review!!! It is so exciting to see Lucas interact with all of the products-- thank you for taking the time to video his sessions with them, and then for posting clips including ALL four products. (A ton of work for you, I know!) I'm so glad you enjoyed working with these different sensory items from Discount School Supply-- what a wonderful, dedicated crew Lucas has! Good luck to all the giveaway entrants here on your blog! And thanks, too, for plugging the 25th anniversary giveaway on our Discount School Supply site.
    -Laurel from Discount School Supply

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