Monthly Archives: June 2013

Enter Our Summer Kickoff Instagram Photo Contest!


Summer is officially here, and we want to celebrate with you!  Enter our “Summer Kickoff!” photo contest for a chance to win a pair of hot new Beats by Dr. Dre solo headphones,  and show us what you love most about the sunniest season!

Here is what to do:

1)      Snap a pic with instagram of you and your friends enjoying your favorite summer activity, whether it be hiking, biking, swimming, or hanging at the beach—anything that epitomizes what summer means to you!

2)      Tag your pic with @K12Rewards and be sure to use the hashtag #K12Rewards. 

3)      We’ll review all your photos, and at the end of the contest, we’ll choose the one that we think is the most original, creative, and best represents the carefree feeling of summer. We’ll post the winner on our Twitter and Facebook pages, so make sure you’re following us! The winner will receive a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre solo headphones.

Terms and Conditions

The contest will be live from July 1-September 1. All photos submitted must be original photos, and users can only submit one photo per person. To be considered, all photos must have @K12Rewards and  the hashtag #K12Rewards in the caption.


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Staying Cool Out There! More Tips and Deals to Beat the Heat


The schools are out, the sun is hot, Fourth of July is just around the corner–summer is in full force! There are few things more relaxing in life than a warm sunny day with nothing to do, but in order to get the most out of your relaxation, be sure to stay healthy, hydrated, and protected. Below are more tips to help you relax comfortably this summer!

1)      It’s important to keep your skin moisturized and protected. In addition to sunscreen, check out Bath & Body Works for great deals on moisturizers, lotions, and creams in such delectable summer scents as Juniper Breeze and Caribbean Escape.  This rich, tropical Aruba coconut body lotion is only $5.50!

2)      Protect your eyes! If you have light eyes, like I do, then you know all too well the importance of a good pair of shades. Besides looking cool, sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and make reading in the sun a lot more comfortable! Liven up your summer style with these bold Steve Madden print cat eye sunglasses from Nordstrom.

3)      Lastly, when outside, be sure to spend ample time in the shade. Make sure your garden has a shady area, and that you set up kid’s play areas in an area out of direct sunlight. This two-tier gazebo on sale from Sears is the perfect relief from a hot summer’s day! And with a privacy and insect screen, you can enjoy all the pleasures of sitting outside on a warm summer’s afternoon, with none of the discomfort.

Happy summer my friends! To end, I will leave you with these words from poet Emily Dickinson, celebrating the beauty of those warm summer nights that are gone before we have processed their arrival.

“To see the Summer Sky

Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie—

True Poems flee—“

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Sunshine and Savings This Summer!


Barbeques, beaches, warm nights with friends…what’s not to love about summer? If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting since last September to bust out those flip flops and sundresses again. But we all know how fleeting summer is, so be sure to follow our recommendations below to stay cool and get the most of the season.

1)      For those long, humid days, light-weight clothes are a must. Macy’s offers a fantastic selection of colorful, breezy sundresses at great prices, like this Style&co sleeveless blouson dress. Its scoop neck and braided trim make it a fun and stylish option to wear at any summer gathering. And with yellow, navy, and black colors available, choose the option that best suits your style!

2)      Get out of the kitchen. What better way to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon than by firing up the grill in the warm summer breeze? With this Kenmore 4-burner stainless steel gas grill, Sears has you covered. And just in time for Fourth of July cookouts! This summer essential has four main burners and one side burner for sauces or side dishes, and is marked down from $349.99 to $249.99. When grilling, we recommend mixing hotdogs and hamburgers with some lighter fare, like fresh fruit, to make sure you stay refreshed and hydrated.

3)      If you’re exercising outdoors, make sure it’s at cooler times in the day like dusk or early morning, and make sure you’re wearing light-weight gear, such as this Nike Miller tank top with Dri-FIT fabric that wicks away moisture and is designed to keep you comfortable in warmer weather.

Check back next week for more product recommendations and tips on how to beat the heat this summer. And the best part is, when you shop online with K12Rewards, you can continue earning money for your school long after that final bell rings!


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Celebrate Dad!


Father’s Day is right around the corner–and with great deals on all the top gifts of the season, showing Dad how special you think he is has never been easier! And, with our buy now, pick up in-store policy, last-minute shoppers can breathe a sigh of relief. No more waiting anxiously for your gift to be delivered on time—just order online and pick it up at your convenience! With stores like Best Buy, Sears, and Home Depot participating, the options for Dad are limitless.

For the ultimate handy-man, what more perfect gift than the multi-purpose tool set from Home Depot? With 123 pieces including essentials like a hammer, pliers, and an adjustable wrench, and chrome plating on all tools to prevent rust, you can be sure Dad will have the right equipment for any home improvement project. For the more tech-savvy dad, check out Best Buy or Sears for all the latest deals on electronics, such as the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G phone from Best Buy, which comes with an MP3 player, hands-free speaker phone, and Bluetooth compatibility.

With time running out, be sure to visit K12Rewards today for all the latest deals and gadgets for Dad, and help out your school in the process!

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Congrats to the Grads!


It’s June, and you know what that means—graduation season! This year, get your graduate a gift that will last for many summers to come!  Got any Apple enthusiasts walking across the stage this year? What better graduation present than a hot new gadget like the iPad mini? With FaceTime cameras, a built-in wireless connection, and access to over 275,000 apps, the iPad mini has all the conveniences of the iPad, but in a smaller, sleeker form.

Or, give the photography lover in your family the perfect tool to capture every summer memory—the Nikon D3100 camera. With a rechargeable battery that allows you to take up to 550 photos, and a built-in flash and a lens with autofocus to enhance images, say good-bye to low battery signs and blurry photos!

Show how proud you are of this year’s graduates by finding the perfect gift at K12Rewards, and earn money for your school while you do it!

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