Contests & Giveaways – School Outfitters Blog Furnishing Great Places To Learn Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:51:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win a Classroom Makeover at NAEYC! Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:13:41 +0000 We’ll be at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference and Expo at booth #1803 this week, so if you’re there, come say hello. Why? Three reasons:

1. You can try out products for yourself because we’ll have an array of Sprogs furniture and Primary Colors art supplies on site.

2. There will be a photo booth so you can remember the awesome time you’re having.

3. You can actually WIN the products at our booth. That’s right, a bevy of brand new early learning childhood furniture for your classroom. Just stop by and write down your testimonial about why you deserve to win.

School Outfitters at NAEYC

The School Outfitters booth at NAEYC.

Here’s a sampling of what you could win:

Sprogs Butterfly Buddy Climber

Sprogs Butterfly Buddy Climber

Norwood Commercial Furniture Rectangle Adjustable-Height Activity Table

Norwood Commercial Furniture Rectangle Adjustable-Height Activity Table

Sprogs 100 Series Preschool Chair with Chrome Legs

Sprogs 100 Series Preschool Chair with Chrome Legs

Norwood Commercial Furniture Children's Waiting Room Soft Seating

Norwood Commercial Furniture Children’s Waiting Room Soft Seating

Sprogs 15-Tray Three-Section Storage Unit

Sprogs 15-Tray Three-Section Storage Unit

Plus much more. We’ll see you in Dallas – be sure to visit booth #1803.

Enter our Back to School Giveaway Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:23:07 +0000 Back to School Giveaway

Between meetings, preparing lesson plans and getting to know new students, back to school can be both a fun and stressful time. To make it just a bit easier, for the next two weeks, we’re giving away items for every room in your school. Like us on Facebook and then enter our giveaway daily for your chance to win! Prizes include a teacher chair, an activity table, mobile taborets and useful classroom equipment like a handheld microscope, a crayon sharpener and a document camera.

See all the prizes here:

Win $2,500 in Art Supplies for Your Favorite Teacher Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:27:10 +0000 Every day across social media, I see teachers who are bringing cool, creative projects to life in their classrooms. Unfortunately, these teachers are often forced to pay for paper, crayons, tape, markers, you name it, out of their own pocket.

Luckily, School Outfitters is giving teachers the chance to win a whopping $2,500 in Primary Colors art and craft supplies with our Primary Colors Creative Classroom Sweepstakes. Simply “like” us on Facebook and share a photo of a creative art project from your classroom. What could your students create with $2,500 in art supplies?

Primary Colors PaintThe sweepstakes runs until February 26 and you can enter every day until then. Plus, friends and parents of students can enter on your behalf to increase your chances of winning. Plus, 24 runners up will receive $500 in Primary Colors art supplies. Not too bad.

I’ll also post select project photos on our Facebook page as the sweepstakes progresses in hopes that teachers everywhere will be inspired and adapt them for use in their own classrooms. So start sharing and good luck!

Classroom Microscopes + Giveaway Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:35:25 +0000 Using microscopes was always one of the highlights of science class. They offered a view of the world we don’t often see and it was fun to break down familiar (and not-so-familiar) substances to their basic building blocks. If you ever feel like your science lessons are a little dry, microscopes let you add pizazz with cool visuals.

Before you buy new microscopes, here are a few things to consider:

Type – If you’re working with younger students, stereo microscopes are easy to operate and offer high magnifications for specimen such as leaves, rocks and flowers. Compound microscopes are suited for seeing small details in cells and organisms in pond water.

Power – How are you going to use your microscope? If they’re going to be used often, opt for a microscope with a power cord. This prevents you from having to charge or replace batteries often. If your microscopes will be used outside the classroom, cordless models that use either a rechargeable battery or a UBS port are the way to go. Simply plug them in after class to recharge.

Head Type – Monocular head microscopes are less expensive and simpler to operate, though they offer lower magnification. Binocular head microscopes are good for older students and advanced labs; the separate eyepieces prevent eye strain and can be focused independently.

Capturing Images – Many digital microscopes hook up to a computer or projector so you can share what’s under the lens with the entire class or take pictures for future lessons. If tight budgets prevent you from getting more than one microscope for your class, it’s best to have something that all students can see and/or use.

Califone’s USB Computer Microscope


Traditional microscopes have also undergone a bit of a technology update. Celestron’s Digital Multi-Purpose Microscope with Camera is a workhorse of a microscope, perfect for small groups or lab partners, but the included digital camera makes it a versatile tool for teachers as well.

Celestron’s Digital Multi-Purpose Microscope Kit with Camera


Right now we’re giving away Celestron’s Digital Multi-Purpose Microscope Kit with Camera to three lucky teachers. This kit includes auxiliary pen light illumination, software that lets you save images and video, plus three prepared slides. Visit our Facebook page for more.

Looking for more information about microscopes? Read up in our buying guide.

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Win a $15,000 Classroom Makeover for your Favorite School Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:59:10 +0000

UPDATE: A big congratulations to Robyn Carrier at Watkins Middle School in Houston, TX for winning the $15,000 classroom makeover. We’ll be documenting the big reveal for everyone to see.

Teachers have enough worries this school year – having updated classroom furniture and innovative technology shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win a $15,000 classroom makeover for your favorite school.

Giveaway details:

  • Everything ships straight to your school
  • Free classroom installation by our expert technicians
  • We’ll bring cameras to document the big reveal


Plus, 10 lucky winners will receive a $100 credit towards your next School Outfitters purchase.

Check out everything you’ll win:

 To enter:

Visit our Facebook page to enter – simply “Like” our page and fill out a short entry form.


Contest ends Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Win a Ken-A-Vision Science Technology Package Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:51:51 +0000


Congratulations to Tammy L. of Aiken, SC for winning the Ken-A-Vision giveaway. Looking for more giveaways? Head on over to our Facebook page for weekly giveaways, plus we’ll be announcing our biggest giveaway yet on August 15th.

Prize details:

Contest ends Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

Win an ELMO Teacher’s Tool Thu, 12 May 2011 15:14:34 +0000


Want to make your lessons more interactive and engaging? Enter our ELMO Teacher’s Tool Giveaway and bring images into vivid detail.  Whether you need to capture live images or zoom in on still images with fine detail, the ELMO TT-02RX Teacher’s Tool is sure to bring any subject to life. Prize valued at $760.

Entering the giveaway is easy:

1. Click here to visit the School Outfitters Facebook page

2. our page

3. Click the “Enter Giveaway” tab below our profile picture to fill out the short entry form

Prize Details

ELMO TT-02RX Teacher’s Tool

ELMO’s affordable TT-02RX Teacher’s Tool offers all the features you need from a visual presenter at a price that won’t break your budget. This high-resolution document camera lets you display small visual aids, text and 3D objects on your monitor or projection screen, so all of your students see a crisp, clear image. Hook your visual presenter up to your computer to save images and even record video for future presentations. The curved camera arm rotates 180 degrees and adjusts to fit microscope heads for science classes. This durable visual presenter is lightweight and easy to carry around your school. Intuitive buttons and LEDs make it simple to operate. The removable stage tablet allows you to write comfortably. Auto brightness control adjusts to the darkness of the room. Includes an easy-to-use remote control that lets teachers move around during presentations.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email on Thursday, May 19, 2011. For official rules, visit:



Win a Preschool Prize Pack Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:12:46 +0000

Does your early childhood center need an upgrade? Enter our Pre-K Giveaway on Facebook for a chance to win a Preschool Prize Pack, including a Stevens Industries Portable Sink, Tot Mate Eco 20-Cubby Storage Unit & Tot Mate Eco Book Display. Prize valued at over $980.

Entering the giveaway is easy:

1. Click here to visit our Facebook page

2. our page

3. Click the “Enter Sweepstakes” button on the “Sweepstakes” tab to fill out the short entry form.

Prize Details

Stevens Industries Portable Sink

The hand pump faucet means the unit is self-contained, requiring no electricity for operation. Four heavy-duty swivel casters allow for easy movement, and a built-in paper towel spindle and trash chute keep the area clean. Includes two plastic containers for clean and waste water.

Tot Mate Eco 20-Cubby Storage Unit

This environmentally friendly cubby unit is made entirely of recycled wood and has a smooth laminate finish. Rounded edges and corners won’t snag clothes or skin.

Tot Mate Eco Book Display

Tot Mate’s Eco Book Display is made entirely of recycled wood, so it’s an environmentally friendly choice for your reading area. Keep books easy-to-reach in the four shelves.

Giveaway ends Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email on Friday, February 25, 2011. For official rules, visit: