Help Your School Excel with Excedrin + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
September 4, 2013

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Back to school

Can you believe it’s time for our kids to go back to school?  Weird how it’s both exciting and stressful at the same time.  New teachers, classes, schools, and schedules can create a headache for parents – whether they have one or six kids in school.  Part of the headache was just waiting for the schedules to come out.  We couldn’t find out who our kids’ teachers were going to be until the day before school.  This definitely made it a little more challenging getting ready for the first day of school.

Recently, Excedrin conducted a survey among 229 American parents with at least one child attending school this year.  Here is what they found:

– 69% of parents, who have at least one child in school this coming year, say they are excited for their child’s first day of school.  That doesn’t change the fact that 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season.

– More than one-third of parents cite getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season.

– More than one-third (35%) of parents say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache.  With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.

– A large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment.  And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.


“Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” Sweepstakes

Through September 15th, you can head over to the Excedrin Facebook Page and enter the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes.  This is a fun and headache-free way for five individuals to win $10,000 for their child’s school.  For more information about the sweepstakes, please visit the Excedrin Facebook Page.

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1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win an Excedrin Back-to-School Prize Pack to help you stay organized, hydrated and headache-free as you adjust to the hectic schedules and spend increasing amounts of time on-the-go.  The prize pack will include (1) a 2013-2014 Academic Planner and Pen; (2) a Magnetic Memo Board; and (3) an Aluminum Tumber!!!  


– Tell me in a comment what about the back-to-school season gives you a headache.


– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Become a Fan of Excedrin on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Share the giveaway on Facebook – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to The Mommy-Files YouTube Channel – 1 ENTRY
– Follow The Mommy-Files on Pinterest – 1 ENTRY
– Follow The Mommy-Files on Instagram – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 2 ENTRIES per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on September 15th, 2013! Any entries after this time will be disqualified!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

61 Responses to “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin + Giveaway”

  1. Sonia B says:

    I get headaches all the time and these are the only meds that work for me. Add the back-to-school stress of making sure to not forget anything so the kids won’t get in trouble at school (ie: forgotten homework, LOL), I’d def. need this!

  2. Sonia B says:

    Like you on facebook.

  3. Sonia B says:

    Email subscriber of yours as well.

  4. Sonia B says:

    Like excedrin on facebook too.

  5. Sonia B says:

    Follow you on Pinterest.

  6. sandra says:

    the constant scheduling conflicts

  7. sandra says:


  8. Thao says:

    The increased traffic during my commute. I have to drop kids off and then make way to work and the traffic is more congested.

  9. Thao says:

    I follow on twitter

  10. Thao says:

    FB fan

  11. Jennifer says:

    Back to school means that I am constantly running my butt off and don’t have a time to sit down until my bed time!

  12. Noreen says:

    Figuring out nonGMO food for lunch

  13. Noreen says:

    Follow on twitter

  14. Dawn Monroe says:

    Trying to wake up my teenagers and get them out the door. Such teenage attitudes in the morning.

  15. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like excedrine on facebook as Dawn Monroe

  16. Dawn Monroe says:

    Im a pintrest follower as Dawn Monroe

  17. Denise S says:

    All the money spending I have to do gives me a headache!

  18. Denise S says:

    I follow you on twitter

  19. Ann Fantom says:

    Helping my daughter with her homework gives me a headache

  20. Ann Fantom says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I follow The Mommy Files on Twitter: @AnnFantom

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    I liked The Mommy Files on FB

  23. Ann Fantom says:

    I liked Exedrin on FB

  24. Ann Fantom says:

    I follow via Pinterest:

  25. Marci says:

    It’s not the back to school so much as it’s all the activities that my daughters are in. Trying to figure out how to get them to and from practices and games as well as dance….ugh!

  26. I hate filling out all the paperwork for the kids every year

  27. follow on twitter-gabbylowe

  28. Jennifer says:

    Having to get my daughters up and ready in time for the bus! They never want to get up! That gives me a headache

  29. Jennifer says:

    Fan of excederin on facebook!

    Jennifer Smith Prince

  30. Jennifer says:

    Fan of yours on facebook!

    Jennifer Smith Prince

  31. Jennifer says:

    subscribe to you via email!

  32. Monique Rizzo says:

    Getting up at 5am!!
    Thanks for the chance.

  33. Lissa C says:

    New follower on Twitter

  34. Lissa C says:

    new email subscribber

  35. Lissa C says:

    new exced follower on fb

  36. Mihaela D. says:

    keeping up with everybody’s schedule

  37. trixx says:

    Traffic during the school season gives me a headache. I have to make sure I drop my daughter off and then actually get to work on time.

  38. trixx says:

    I subscribe to your blog. trixpixel [at]

  39. Lisa L says:

    Just thinking about getting up so early on school days gives me a headache.

  40. Lisa L says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  41. Lisa L says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook (Lisa Li).

  42. Lisa L says:

    I’m a Twitter follower (MsTylerpants).

  43. […] Help Your School Excel with Excedrin + Giveaway (ends September […]

  44. Jennifer Reed says:

    The battle with one of my kids over what they are going to wear daily for school gives me a back to school headache.

  45. Jennifer Reed says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  46. jules m. says:

    everything about it gives me a headache- cause im broke LOL

  47. susan smoaks says:

    the back to school season gives me a headache because it’s hard to say goodbye to summer fun and hello to school work

  48. laurie says:

    I hate the clothes shopping

  49. laurie says:

    follow TMG on twitter-lmurley2000

  50. laurie says:

    like u on facebook-lmurley2000

  51. laurie says:

    email subscriber

  52. laurie says:

    follow u on pin it-lmurley2000

  53. Sand says:

    The back to school shopping gives me a headache!

  54. Donna K says:

    trying to keep up with all the schedules.

  55. Donna K says:

    I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)

  56. Donna K says:

    I follow you on pinterest.(donnak4)

  57. […]  The Mommy-Files – an Excedrin Back-to-School Prize Pack: a 2013-2014 Academic Planner and Pen; (2) a Magnetic Memo Board; and (3) an Aluminum Tumbler.  Ends September 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST. […]

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