Back to School Giveaway with Sharpie & PaperMate InkJoy #SpreadLove

Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

With back to school just around the corner, our home is full of the business of ‘getting ready’ for back to school! Supply lists abound, clothes shopping and new shoes are on the agenda, and life is finally getting back to normal around here – thank goodness!

My favourite part of going back to school is getting our lives back on track. Don’t get me wrong, summer is absolutely amazing and spending extra time with the family is always a good thing. But there’s something about having a routine that can’t be beat – and I love organizing our schedules and setting that routine up!

Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

I’ve tried using digital calendars before, but nothing beats putting pen to paper and scheduling out activities, school days, appointments, and doodling, too! I love the variety of beautiful and bright colours the Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens provide. With 14 brilliant colours it’s easy to colour code my calendar exactly to my liking – my planner looks like a rainbow! And I was pleased to discover that InkJoy pensย don’t smear like typical gel pens do because of the quick drying ink they use.

Another favourite back to school item? Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine markers. They’re a must for me toย label all the things! From lunch bags to jackets to backpacks to binders, Sharpies are permanent on most surfaces, and they’re fade and water resistant. My kids love using Sharpies to doodle and draw, and customize clothing items, too! We love the assorted colours that they come in – 37 colours in the Fine marker, and 25 colours in the Ultra Fine – it makes for a super fun art day!


Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens and Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers are both available at Walmart, online and in store. Follow Sharpie on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and their Official Website and check out Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens on Instagram and Twitter.

Enter below for your chance to win a Sharpie and PaperMate Back to School Giveaway which consists of eitherย One (1) Grand Prize of a $250 Walmart gift card and Sharpie & PaperMate Gift Pack ($315 ARV) OR One (1) of three (3) Sharpie & PaperMate Gift Packsย ($65 ARV)

Sharpie and PaperMate Back to School Giveaway

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Sharpie/Paper Mate and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.



  1. August 23, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love all those different colors of Sharpies! I have a brand new jr high schooler that needs to put her name on all her different folders and composition books. She loves to doodle, so the pens would be perfect for her!

  2. Joni
    August 23, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I would probably scribble/draw everywhere with those.

  3. Emily S
    August 23, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I would love to use the sharpies to colour and draw and make beautiful designs and… I really should start organizing my schedule by putting things down on paper, too.

  4. Nancy
    August 24, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Sharpie products are great for marking backpacks, coats, and large school items with the student’s name. I like to have a large collection of Sharpie and Paper Mate products on hand at the start of the school year so we never run out of these important school supplies.

  5. Russell Moore
    August 24, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I help my sister in law decorating her preschool classroom. Bright, vivid color are always called for

  6. Stephanie Phelps
    August 24, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I would use them to make great back to school book covers for each of the kids books and notebooks!

  7. Kat Olmstead
    August 24, 2017 / 1:23 am

    Give them to my son to help him with taking notes and homework!

  8. August 24, 2017 / 1:27 am

    I would use the sharpie to put my kids name on their personal belongings

  9. Audrey Stewart
    August 24, 2017 / 2:51 am

    We use the Sharpies for putting their names on things. But never publicly let their name be seen. A predator could use their name to lure your child.

  10. Sharon
    August 24, 2017 / 4:07 am

    I would use the sharpies to put their names on their belongings

  11. Sherri Banks
    August 24, 2017 / 5:13 am

    Sharpies are great for back to school

  12. kathy downey
    August 24, 2017 / 5:26 am

    I would use Sharpie and PaperMate products to get ready for Back to School for using them to label all our kids belongings!

  13. K Miller
    August 24, 2017 / 6:49 am

    Perfect to keep me organized with the kids schedules. I also like to write everything down!

  14. bonnie c
    August 24, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I love the fine sharpies for my kids for school

  15. Darlene Owen
    August 24, 2017 / 7:45 am

    I would make my granddaughter a poster for her 1st day of kindergarten = she will be starting next month.

  16. Karen
    August 24, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Very fun! My kids like to use them to make custom T-shirts.

  17. Mary Jacobowitz
    August 24, 2017 / 8:15 am

    I would give them to my neighbor’s boys for school.

  18. Heather Arnould
    August 24, 2017 / 8:18 am

    I would use Sharpies to keep our family calendar up to date and stylish with a different colour for each person’s appointments. I would also release stress by using them to colour.

  19. August 24, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I just bought a pack of fine-point sharpies for colouring! They are the best!

  20. Debbie F
    August 24, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I would let the kids draw what they think they will learn in school.

  21. Kay L
    August 24, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I would use Sharpie and PaperMate products to get ready for Back to School ti give me the SHARPEST bag in school

  22. Niki L
    August 24, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Sharpies are the ultimate way to label school supplies!

  23. Pam R.
    August 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I would use them to label my kids’ backpacks and lunch kits!

  24. Viv Sluys
    August 24, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I would label my kids’ shoes, back packs etc with the sharpies and use pens to sign all the papers that come home in the first month.

  25. melinda anderson
    August 24, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I use sharpies to put the children’s names on their backpack and lunch bags

  26. erin n
    August 24, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I love writing with sharpies- making lists, doing research! They are so fun to write with!

  27. August 24, 2017 / 10:45 am

    My son is a huge sharpie lover! He tried to get me to buy the huge packs full of all the colors when we were school shopping. I told him he’d have to buy it himself!

  28. Michelle J.
    August 24, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I would label all our stuff!

  29. Rosi
    August 24, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I would label clothes and backpack with Sharpie

  30. Leela
    August 24, 2017 / 11:04 am

    For labeling, art and lists.

  31. Cathie R
    August 24, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I’d start by sending them to my grandkids and seeing what fun creations they could come up with ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Mathew W
    August 24, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I probably wouldn’t use them to get READY for back to school, but more for in class notes and such (University)

  33. Elle
    August 24, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I would use the Sharpie to write names on school items and clothing. I’d use the pens to make lists so I don’t forget anything.

  34. Cheryl
    August 24, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I love Sharpies. Right now I only have black ones but getting a whole collection of all of the colours would be amazing. I use Sharpie’s all the time and I enjoy labelling things and doodling. This is the perfect contest.

  35. Sue B
    August 24, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Sharpies are cool. REally beautiful colours – I’d use them for labels, ‘adult’ colouring books, putting names on kids’ stuff for back to school. I’d also let the kids use them ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. beth
    August 24, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    My daughters love sharpies- they have been busy putting their names on all their school items – shoes, pencil case, binders LOL now hopefully they dont lose anything !

  37. Katie C
    August 24, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    When studying, I like rewriting my notes in multiple colors and drawing diagrams in coordinating colors.

  38. Nancy W.
    August 24, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I would use them for labelling clothes and school items. Also for making the various lists I’ve always got on the go!
    I love that “to forget” and “not to forget” notepad, so cute!

  39. loucheryl
    August 24, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I love the coloured Sharpies and PaperMate pens! I would use them for writing reminder notes for me sons. I like to label lunches with coloured markers because they stand out.

  40. Robyn Bellefleur
    August 24, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I would use both of them to label their things so they won’t get lost or mixed up with other kids stuff.

  41. Linda Madden
    August 24, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    My granddaughter loves the fine point sharpie to use in school.

  42. Danielle P
    August 24, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I love sharpies!! The colors are SO FUN!

  43. HeatherK
    August 24, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I use paper mate pens in my school planner. I love using sharpies to help my kids make posters to go along with our studies.

  44. J
    August 24, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I would make a to-do list and let the kids draw whatever they want

  45. Theresa C.
    August 24, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Love all the colours of these Sharpies! I’d divide these up between our three daughters ๐Ÿ˜‰

  46. Sherry Martindale
    August 25, 2017 / 2:26 am

    Back to school and kindness rocks

  47. Lorna Webster
    August 25, 2017 / 2:56 am

    Back to school means labelling time!

  48. ducky
    August 25, 2017 / 5:05 am

    I’d label everything and keep my fingers crossed that too many items didn’t get lost and misplaced.

  49. Marlene V
    August 25, 2017 / 6:56 am

    As a teacher I love sharpies. I always use them to organize my timetable in colour coding with different sharpie colours.

  50. Laurajj
    August 25, 2017 / 7:10 am

    These would be so great for labeling for school, and also for making my grocery shopping list. So excited to go grocery shopping alone and browse everything new that has come out this summer that I mist flying through with kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Wayne Couzens
    August 25, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I would give the sharpies to my grandson who is very craftsy

  52. Kath
    August 25, 2017 / 11:36 am


  53. Sharon
    August 25, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I use Sharpies for most of my daily writing tasks, especially my lists. They would be great to do the family budget and label clothing and gear.

  54. Melissa Storms
    August 25, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    My son loves Papermate pens for school and I love them for home. The different colored Sharpies would be fantastic for my planner.

  55. J
    August 25, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    For making lists!

  56. Kristi
    August 25, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I would use them for all the list making I need to do, and also labelling items so that they don’t get lost.

  57. Shelley Butcher
    August 25, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I would give them to my grandkids to make their school year more colorful!

  58. Norm B
    August 25, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Sharpies are great for just being artistic

  59. Mike Gismondi
    August 25, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I use sharpies all the time. They’re great for writing on things that would be otherwise difficult to write on… like sandwich bags!

  60. Marcia Goss
    August 26, 2017 / 9:30 am

    I love Sharpies! I use them to label lunch boxes and backpacks.

  61. Ken Willie
    August 26, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    This is a great prize of quality products. My grand daughter will be thrilled.

  62. Wanda B
    August 26, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    They would be great fun to do the best colouring jobs ever!!

  63. Joy D
    August 26, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I would organize & label bins with summer items in exchange for fall/winter items.

  64. Tara Betterley
    August 26, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    I use the Sharpie Markers to label the book bags, the binders and all the lunch items! I also write my kids daily notes in their lunches just so that I can put a smile on their face.

  65. Nicole J
    August 26, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Sharpies are amazing for making sure that lunch containers and other things make it home from school! Love them!!

  66. Kelly M.
    August 26, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I use them to label everything!

  67. Kenia
    August 26, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    My daughter loves Shapries she uses them to draw on her binders and folders. She uses the pens to write her homework on every single color possible.

  68. Heidi P
    August 26, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Use them to label lunch kits & water bottle, label scribblers/note books, backpack, gym clothes & sneakers. Have them available for art projects in school.

    Would also use them to send sweet little notes in their lunch-kits to give them a little smile & know mama is thinking about them.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  69. Paula W
    August 27, 2017 / 3:06 am

    It really does not matter how old my kids get, they always have sharpie markers on their back to school list!

  70. Brenda Lacourciere
    August 27, 2017 / 5:52 am

    i would use them to label everything.

  71. August 27, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I would give these Sharpie and PaperMate products to my little sister who will be going into Grade 12 this year to help her get ready for Back to School. She would love it!

  72. Pauline Milner
    August 28, 2017 / 2:07 am

    We use lists, lists, and more lists when getting ready for back to school and with school supplies needed, this package would sure come in handy! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

  73. Bridgett Wilbur
    August 28, 2017 / 4:18 am

    I would use them to put my kids names on there back to school supplys.

  74. August 28, 2017 / 7:01 am

    I’d use them to create labels and a calendar/chore schedule! Thank you

  75. pat
    August 28, 2017 / 8:05 am

    nice prize- I like to highlight important information that I can quickly view at a later date, with coloured pens

  76. Tammy Horn
    August 28, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    This would be an awesome pack to help with names on all the school folders and belongings, and to help with crafts and school projects.

  77. Sam Sasek
    August 28, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I love to use them for my craft projects, making signs!!

  78. Lisa Neutel
    August 28, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    my kids would use for back to school for writing and drawing

  79. Amina Absar Zafar
    August 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I love sharpies and color coding everything… Hope to win this

  80. Jasmine B
    August 31, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I use them to make little notes of love in my kids’ lunchboxes!

  81. Aimee
    August 31, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Decorate the front of binders with sharpies

  82. kellie wilson
    August 31, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I would use them for the never ending school projects!

  83. Dina L
    August 31, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I’d use them to get organized and label everything.

  84. Janet P.
    September 1, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I like to use Sharpies to colour code everyone’s belongings and supplies. That way we’re organized and ready to go!

  85. September 1, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I absolutely love Sharpies! They are the best permanent markers. The glitter ones are my favorite.

  86. Tara Kerr
    September 2, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I would use them to make labels for everyones supplies and also for the family to decorate their notebooks!

  87. Glogirl
    September 3, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I would use these products to add some colour to my calendar of activities.

  88. wobbles13
    September 3, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    i use sharpies to label things for school!

  89. Maria McLachlan
    September 4, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    My son uses sharpies at school for his assignments and I use to label their stuff

  90. ikkinlala
    September 6, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I would use them in my dayplanner to keep everyone organized.

  91. Lesley F
    September 6, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I would use the Sharpies to label the kids school supplies

  92. Clivia clow
    September 6, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Thoughs sharpies are awesome they are great for coloring they have every color a person would need .I would love to have them To color with my familyL. Liked and shared

  93. SueSueper
    September 7, 2017 / 2:35 am

    I would be using these sharpies to be labeling all the pens, pencils, pencil cases, books; simply everything. And the pens go into the pencil case.

  94. Betty S
    September 7, 2017 / 6:39 am

    I used them for the neverending list making so that we don’t forget anything.

  95. Judy hunting
    September 7, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    My son loves to draw and write, I know he would make great use out are sharpies and papermates

  96. Caryn Coates
    September 8, 2017 / 6:07 am

    I would give them to my daughter for school taking notes etc

  97. Rob Hestar
    September 8, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I’d give them to my son to use ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Terry Stevens
    September 8, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I would use them to help my granddaughter with school projects. I already use them for every day use at home for projects.

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