Back to School $25 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

Do you still have school supplies on your shopping list? Thankfully, my friends from Crayola offered to sponsor this fun giveaway for a $25 VISA gift card for your last-minute back to school shopping needs!! (Thanks, Crayola!) Crayola also supplied me with a $50 VISA gift card to help with some of our back to school shopping too. Here’s a peek at what we purchased and for how much:


$50 Worth of School Supplies (all purchased at Target):

Notebook $2.49

Notebook $2.08

Crayola Washable Tri-color Markers $4.44

Erasers $0.99

Portfolio $0.50

Portfolio $0.50

Portfolio $0.50

Ring Binder $3.50

Crayola Washable Markers $3.89

Compass $1.14

Crayola Color Sticks $2.48

Crayola Watercolor Pencils $4.49

Crayola Dry Erase Handwriting Workbook $3.99

Crayola Washable Paint $4.99

Binder Clips $3.00

Pencil Case $3.48

Protractor $0.99

Filler Paper College Ruled $1.60

Filler Paper $0.39

Filler Paper $0.39

Subtotal: $45.83

Tax 6%: $2.75

Total: $48.58 

Ever wonder what makes Crayola stand out? Here are some key reasons why:

-Crayola’s washable markers are the World’s Most Washable.
-The classic markers and colored pencils are preferred by teachers.
-Crayola colored pencils are made with reforested wood.

Now the Fun Part:

One very lucky Inner Child Learning reader will win a $25 VISA gift card courtesy of Crayola!! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite Crayola memory from when you were a kid. Giveaway is open to US residents only, and winner will be selected at random. (See official giveaway rules.) 

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 12th at 6:30pm EST. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!!

Disclosure: The Crayola gift card, information, and additional gift card have been provided by Crayola.


  1. I remember getting the large box of 64 crayons. I loved the sharpener in the back of the box.

  2. I had a booklet by Crayola that listed many different ways to color–holding 2 crayons together to make a double line, coloring with different textures (for instance, burlap) underneath the paper, twisting the wrong end of the crayon to make dots. . . . I tried them all. 🙂

  3. I remember melting crayola crayons in muffin tins, in the oven, colors mix, to make larger crayons. It was fun.
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  4. as a kid i loved getting a brand new box of the 64 pack of crayons and organizing them by color. i loved the smell of new crayons!

  5. The giant box of crayons with the sharpener built in to the box. The way, when snapped the little spots in the box which held the lid together, and opened the box the crayons were all crisp and flat across the top. And the smell. There’s still something about a new box of crayons that soothes my soul.

  6. My favorite memory was just reading all the names of the colors in the crayon box. I was fascinated by the name of the color, Sienna.

  7. Oh, yes, the box of 64 crayons with the sharpener on the back. I always had to put them in rainbow order 🙂 I think my favorite Crayola memory, though, has to be doing fall suncatchers by putting fall leaves and crayons shavings between 2 sheets of wax paper and melting them together with the iron.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. My favorite memory from Crayola is using the crayons to color in the books that I wrote as a kid!

  9. There’s nothing that compared to opening the new box I would get just before Christmas with a new Christmas coloring book. My cousin and I use to pick 3 colors each and color whole pictures in those 3 colors. LOL…the memories. Then we would argue over whose was better—never arguing that our own was the best–it was always ‘yours is better’!

  10. Susan Christy says

    Oh, I was going to say what Kathy said! When we visited our grandparents, they always had a new box of crayons and a coloring book for each of us.

  11. The smell when you first opened a new box of crayons!

  12. all my crayola and macaroni art was very much displayed and liked by my grandmother. My mother is deceased but i know my daughter would have gotten the same kind of affection from my mother.

  13. I remember spending hours coloring & creating with colored pencils – those were always my favorite Crayola product, even over crayons

  14. My favorite Crayola memory is of the colors red orange and burnt Siena.

  15. Pfft! I don’t have a childhood Crayola memory, because I grew up in Soviet Union 🙂 This makes it even more fun to buy Crayola products for my child!

  16. I remember hating the paper wrapper on the crayons and taking the paper off and not knowing some of the blended colors especially in the 64 count boxes

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  17. Jennifer Marie says

    I always loved the beginning of the school year and starting the year out with a fresh box of crayola crayons. I loved looking at all the colors and then trying them out one by one.

  18. I remember coloring with my friends with Crayola as a child and loving the Robin’s Egg Blue color.

  19. I was always very particular about my crayons staying sharp and would color very gently to keep them nice as long as possible. Consequently I would get very mad when my older sister would color too aggressively with them. This has been a metaphor for how she I approach life as well!

  20. i used to scribble with crayons on paper – prior to knowing how to write – thinking it looked like amazing cursive. thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I remember having our babysitter come over when I was about 8 and she taught me how to color in her special way. She would take our Crayola crayons and outline the character in the picture with a heavy hand, and the she would simply shade in the character with the same color. I still do this method with my children 22 years later!

  22. I also remember melting Crayola crayons to make bigger, rainbow crayons!

  23. Liz LaBombard says

    I just remember looking forward to that brand new, shiny box of crayons ( that I had no intention of sharing ) and loving the smell of them- At the age of 42, though, not so fond of the smell anymore ( dare I say that it almost turns my stomach ), however, I do still get that heart-stopping pain in my chest when one of those colorful, perfect box of crayons gets demolished before I can even get both of my little angels back in the car ( and I don’t mean just one crayon, I literally mean a whole box )!!

  24. My favorite memory was using Crayola in my coloring books.

  25. Margaret Smith says

    My favorite memory is when we did back to school shopping as kids, my Mom would let me choose what I wanted. I always went with the biggest box of crayola crayons. I loved coloring and doing artwork so much. So this was a real treat.

  26. Shannon Baas says

    I loved getting new crayons every year.

  27. I remember each year getting that new box of Crayola Crayons just before school started. I loved how sharp and perfect they were. The smell of crayons always triggers memories of the first day of school.

  28. I remember making Christmas cards for my Mom and Dad in my bedroom with construction paper and Crayola crayons.

  29. I don’t really have a special memory about Crayonla. I do remember coloring all the time. I use to love to color and still do it every once in a while. Thank you!

  30. I felt very grown up with adult colors like periwinkle, burnt sienna and magenta. What a 6 year old!

  31. I always associate the smell of a new box of crayons with the beginning of school.

  32. I remember how happy I was every time my mom would take me to get a box of crayons and a coloring book!! Especially if it was the 64 pack

  33. I remember loving getting a new box of crayons, because they were so perfect and not worn down yet.

  34. Eileen Burke says

    I don’t have a specific memory but the smell of my children’s crayons brings me right back to childhood.

  35. Angela Kinder says

    I remember sharing a big count box of Crayons with my twin sister. One of us would get mad at the other for using the blue we wanted. We would say, “Use the other blues.”. Of course, the response would be, “NO! I wanted to use THAT blue! Mommy!”.

  36. Monique Rizzo says

    Opening a box of Crayons for the first time each school year. That smell should be bottled.
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. As a child I was in and out of the hospital a lot with epilepsy related illnesses.
    Once when I was five I had to have a lot of scary test run so my dad said he would have me a surprise waiting when I was done.
    When I returned he had purchased a stack of coloring books in my favorite characters and a 64 count box of crayola crayons. It was the biggest set made at that time. I was in heaven. He and I sat and colored for weeks with that set. As I was there for ten weeks that year.


  38. Paula Tavernie says

    My favorite memory of Crayola Crayons is the fresh Crayon smell of a new box of crayons!

  39. my favorite memory was always getting a new box of crayolas in my Easter basket every year, that and the silly putty plus lots of chocolate 🙂

  40. getting new crayola school supplies every year for school

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  41. I loved the big boxes with all the wonderful colors (great names) and the sharpener in the box

  42. I always loved trying to keep the big 64 crayon boxes organized – didn’t last long though!

  43. liked coloring when i was a kid

  44. My favorite Crayola memory is receiving the crayons for Christmas in my stocking every year and my Mother sitting at the dining tables with me helping me design the latest fashions for my Barbie dolls.

  45. Brittney House says

    I used to love painting my family members picture with the washable paints and seeing them hang those pictures up in their home made me feel like a real artist.

  46. Mary Calabrese says

    I always envied the kids who had parents who could afford the big box of crayons, the one that included the built in sharpener. My family could only afford the box of 24. Maybe now I’ll buy a big box just because I can.

  47. I remember getting that big box of crayons and taking them out one at a time and coloring with them to see what the color looked like on paper.

  48. I remember fondly my sis and me coloring together.
    We were quite creative!
    Thank you.

  49. I loved that at Christmas I got the big box with a sharpener in the box…that was always great.

  50. Getting the bog box of 64 crayons was one of the highlights of my childhood

  51. Jennifer Reed says

    My favorite Crayola memory from when I was a kid was getting a new box or two of Crayola Crayons ever year at back to school time. I still love the site of pointy crayons that have never been used.

  52. angela cisco says

    Growing up I was not allowed crayons and markers inside my house. I can remember going to a friends house and being so jealous of their big box of crayons.

  53. PLaying on the sidewalk with the chalk and tracing my sister with it

  54. I didn’t have Crayola as a child…

  55. Coloring with my sister

  56. Stephanie Larison says

    I remember coloring with my dad when I as younger.

  57. joseph gersch says

    when I colored the elephant green

  58. I loved breaking in a a brand new box of crayons. 🙂

  59. Teresa Crosswhite says

    I always liked the big box of crayola that had the sharpener on the back of the box.

  60. My favorite Crayola memory is receiving the elusive, fabled HUGE box of 96 crayons. I was amazed at the colors and their exotic names.

  61. I guess the memory of coloring on my freshly painted wall wouldn’t be considered a good one. I had seen it on a show on tv and decided to try it. Mom wasn’t so happy but it was pretty.

  62. Marilyn Wons says

    My favorite Crayola memory when I was a kid was buying new crayons for the first day of school. I was so proud and excited!

  63. getting the brand new box of 64 crayons maybe once every 2 years (lets be real, some of those 64 were never used!)

  64. janna johnson says

    Coloring with markers with my grandparents

  65. We didn’t have a lot of money, so usually had a box of old broken crayons. When I started school I got a box of new, whole crayons. I thought I was something!

  66. My favorite Crayola memory as a child was with my best friend. She would draw me paper dolls and I would cut and color them with my Crayola Crayons.
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  67. I just remember coloring with my crayola crayons

  68. My sister loves Crayola and decorated her whole bedroom in that theme. So it always reminds me of her!

  69. drawing with my sister on our bedroom floor!

  70. Karrie Millheim says

    My favorite memory was using crayons to make pictures for my mother for Mothers day. I remember being so excited

  71. susan smoaks says

    i remember loving to go to the store and buy new crayola products, i loved school stuff

  72. Rebecca Lock says

    I loved getting a new box of Crayola crayons every year at the start of school.

  73. Justin Comeau says

    My favorite Crayola memory is when I would get RoseArt crayons and remember how much I missed Crayola.

  74. Dawn Cook (vonzombie) says

    my favorite memory is getting the 64 count box of crayola and having the crayon sharpener on the back! that was great!

  75. Richard Hicks says

    My fav. memory was waiting for Mom to come home with new coloring books

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  76. We usually got hand-me-down clothes from our older cousins so it was wonderful to get our very own crayons when school started.
    Thanks for the contest.

  77. Denise Donaldson says

    I remember me and my sister kept sharpening the crayons until there was nothing left of them lol.

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  78. i remember getting the 64 box of crayons and how big the box was. I was so happy

  79. My uncle used to always gives us a big boxes of crayons , markers, watercolors and coloring books and notebooks when we used to visit him. He always encouraged us to be creative

  80. Loved my mega pack of Crayolas, loved having the built in sharpener.

  81. Francine Anchondo says

    when i was little drawing pictures for my mom

  82. Leslie L Stanziani says

    I remember that every Christmas I would get a big 64 count box of Crayola crayons along with a coloring book.I loved to color and also loved getting this gift.Thanks!

  83. My favorite Crayola memory is from when I was around 4. I was sitting on the floor coloring while my dad was close by in his chair reading. There was a sudden unexpected crash of thunder and it scared me silly. My dad grabbed me up into his lap and colored with me until the storm ended. It is a very vivid memory.

  84. I always remember using my crayons until they were nubs. Then we would melt them down into multicolored crayons in the oven.

  85. Vikki Billings says

    I love to color, always have and always will. For Christmas one year my mom got me an art set from crayola, I was so excited! I still have a drawer with markers, colored pencils and crayons in it so that I always have them handy.

  86. My favorite memory would have to be the time my grandmother bought me a 64-count box of Crayons and coloring books on our way to the beach while we were visiting her on vacation.

  87. My favorite memory was when I got a huge box of crayons for Christmas. I don’t remember how many were in it but before this I only had a box of 8. I think these had 64.

  88. I really like getting the large box of new crayons so I could put them in my Crayola lazy Susan crayon holder. It always looked great because they were new 🙂

  89. I remember winning a coloring contest for Big Lots when I was younger. I’ve only ever used Crayola crayons so obviously they were a big part in me winning!

  90. My favorite color has always been Midnight Blue. I still love the smell of crayons.

  91. Thanks for the giveaway…I remember going to the local stationery store with my Mom when I was about 4 or 5 to buy drawing paper & the big box of Crayola Crayons with the sharpener built into the back of the box.

  92. My favorite memory is reproducible
    I am sure those are Crayola crayons!

  93. Crayola…goodness, the name brings back a lot of great memories!!!
    I guess the biggest was in kindergarten, I won a trophy for my “art” using Crayola crayons!!
    The teacher pulled out this huge box of these heavenly crayons and asked us to color fruit and vegetables… Except for a couple off spots, I actually colored in the picture provided. I have been a HUGE Crayola fan ever since!!

  94. Christina Sparks says

    Sitting at the table coloring with my brother, sister and my mom!

  95. I had a huge set of crayons that I used only for “special occasions”. When visiting with my mom several months ago, she pulled some out for my grandson. They were the same ones that I had used as a kid. I love coloring still!