Fun Giveaway: Land’s End Backpack

landsendsmallhaulMy oldest is starting 4K in less than two weeks.  When I finally got his list of school supplies I became a little worried because the list called for him to bring a “regular sized backpack.”  The last thing I wanted was for my son to look like a turtle and be burdened by a large sized backpack.  That’s why I was very happy to find out that Land’s End makes their backpacks with different child ages and sizes in mind.  They have backpacks for toddlers (2T-4T), little kids (4-7 y.o.) and big kids (8-20 y.0).

I mentioned at the beginning of the back to school shopping season that I planned on investing on a good quality backpack that would last my son for a while.  While I am HUGE on bargain shopping I understand the value of quality products and how something cheap can ultimately end up costing you more.  Priced at $19.50 the Land’s End Small Haul backpack my son will be sporting to school is an amazing value.  But you know what?  the best part is that I know that with Land’s End my customer satisfaction is Guaranteed. Period.® That’s right! this is what their policy states: “If you’re not satisfied with any item, simply return it to us at any time for an exchange or refund of its purchase price.”  And they mean it!

I can’t tell you how happy my boy is to be walking around carrying his empty backpack and how he is counting down the days to start “Blue School” as he calls  (the school has a distinctive blue roof).  But I am just as excited to have been able to get in touch with Land’s End and thankful to have them sponsor this giveaway.  Thanks to Land’s End one of my readers will have the opportunity to win a Land’s End backpack (any model of his or her choice under $69.50 value).

Because all of these giveaways have had a back to school theme, how about we mix it up this time?  Instead of thinking of a back to school memory or what not we focus on ourselves.  What I want you to do to enter this giveaway is:

1) Visit Land’s and look around, then come back and leave me a comment sharing which Land’s End item YOU would like to add to your fall wardrobe.  Since this baby is due right at the beginning of the fall I would love a loose wrap like this one.  Besides keeping me warm in style, for an added bonus it would also make breastfeeding in public more discreet and easier.


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  • If you have your own blog you can also share with your readers about this giveaway. Just make sure to link back and leave a comment with the link so I can verify this.

This way you can earn up to four entries. Just make sure to leave a separate comment if you decide to share this giveaway with others. If you are reading this entry via email updates or via RSS reader please click through this entry and visit my blog to enter. Emailing me is not a valid entry for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Please enter only if you are 18 years or older. This giveaway ends 8/30 at 9PM CST. At that time I will select the winner using and will contact that person. If after 48 hours after contact I don’t hear from them I will select another winner at random. Good Luck!

This giveaway is now closed.

This giveaway and the blue SmallHaul backpack my son will proudly wear to school are graciously sponsored by Land’s End.

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  • amanda atkinson

    would love to have this for fall…
    Women’s Regular Original 25″ Canvas Jacket
    My son is in the high school marching band and i need a good jacket to wear during the cooler months and i love all the little pockets that i could easily stash cash and other things in without having to carry a purse into the stadium.

  • I like the stretch denim skirt.

  • amanda atkinson

    I also posted this on facebook.

  • Diane Gigandet

    I love Lands End. I check out their clearance at least twice a month. I really like their polar fleece items. Lightweight but keep you nice and warm.

  • Karen

    I’d love the new demin skirt. So easy to mix & match it with everything.

  • dunnk

    The Women’s Dory jacket is perfect for the fall. I have one like it that is all ripped up because I wear it all the time. I need a new one! The quintessential quilt: our PolarThin-warmed Dory Coat.

  • Pamela

    I like the womens campbell car coat.

  • Jen

    I’d love any item that would be for me! I tend to shop mostly for my husband and children and just make due with what I have. Any work appropriate clothes would be great, black dress pants would be ideal! I’m not too particular!

  • loretha

    i love the hobo bag in aztec gold!

  • I would too love the new denim skirt, the wrap is super cute too. I could also really use some new yoga pants…so love those! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I posted this on face book.

  • Amy

    I like the 3/4 sleeve print cashmere Kate cardigan sweater. I grew up on Land’s End and their products are always high quality.

  • conna smith

    My sons are already in school and my 11yr olds bookbag already has a hole in it…. Boys are so hard on their stuff.

  • Julie

    I love their little girl leggings!

  • Marceline

    I took one look at the new stuff, and thought “too hot!” LOL I live in Florida, and will rarely use most of the newer line. I’ll go with the Women’s Terrain Sandal’s, in orange. It’s a fall color, and goes with my Gator gear, which will be in high demand here in the Gainesville area in two weeks. I can wear the sandals through mid-October at least, so they are a perfect addition to a fall wardrobe!

  • Sarah

    Great giveaway. I’m also pregnant this fall/winter so a lot of the actual clothes wouldn’t be good, but I’d love to have the cute Women’s FeelGood Yarn Cable Brim Cap or one of their woven scarves to spruce up my outfits. Thanks!

  • Melissa

    I actually just purchased my first Lands’ End item – a swimsuit, which works miracles on my appearance at the pool! I would love just about anything new for my wardrobe, if it can work the same magic! Their backpacks are awfully cute too.

  • christine hallberg

    I love the woven scarf!

  • Kathryn

    I would love the Thermacheck Stretch Hoodie Top!

  • Jennifer

    I help with outside recess at the kids school. i would love the Women’s FeelGood Yarn Cable Brim Cap.

  • Nikki D

    I would love some new yoga pants, comfy!

  • Lana

    I love the corduroy boot cut pants. I am always cold after summer weather ends and I find that corduroy pants really keep me warmer.

  • Diana

    I like their cardigans.

  • Jessi B.

    I would love the women’s solid brushed fleece zip-front hoodie jacket!

  • Diana

    Hmm, I just ordered myself a new Squall Winter Coat a day ago! I am also in desperate need of some new shoes, maybe Mary Jane Trekkers? We could also use a reliable backpack for our letterboxing adventures like the Featherweight.

  • Stephanie Richter

    I would love to have the:
    Women’s Original Solid Necessary Knit Collar Button-front Cardigan. Winter is not far away in South Dakota and layering is a must! This cardigan would be perfect.

  • misty

    I really like their Women’s Original Stretch 24″ Cavalry Twill Jacket. This would make a great addition to my wardrobe.

  • Sarah

    I like the V-neck sweater.

  • Angela G

    I’m looking for a new Coach bag but this bag would certainly do in the meantime!

    Women’s Suede Faux Croc Trim Bag

  • Janet

    I would get a new bathing suit as I have had the same suit for almost 25 years now. I am still wearing the suit occassionally but it is so torn and worn it needs to be retired. I am afraid to wash it due to fear it will fall apart.

    Sure hope I win.

    Thank you for getting us this chance to win something from Land’s End. You will Love the back packs! I ordered for my kids when they were small and they lasted until they finished highscool !!!!

  • I love the Women’s no waist long skirt. I especially love that it comes in Petite length!

  • Laura in Tx

    I typed my email incorrectly. Sorry. The denim skirt looks way cute and practical.

  • Joy

    Love that big brown suede looking purse

  • Tiffany

    I love the MultiTask little kid’s backpack.

  • Emily

    love their mary jane trekker shoes!

    AND i’d love a backpack . . . 😉

  • I’ve been eye-balling a new coat and am leaning toward this one:

    Time to go surf the back packs. My son needs a new one even if we aren’t lucky enough to win this give away.

  • Charity

    I’d love to have some new yoga pants.

  • Women’s Suede Faux Croc Trim Bag

  • Rebecca Larsen

    I LOVE boys patterned cargo shorts. I think they look so cool on little boys and young men. 🙂 I have two boys. 🙂

  • heidih

    I like several of their purses – I couldn’t decide which I liked the most.

  • Natalie

    I really like the cardigan sweaters, lots of great fall colors.

  • Rebecca

    I like the modern fine gauge ribbed v neck sweater! It would be fabulous this fall. Washed Turquoise was my fave colour.

  • Kerri

    I like the denim skirt…it can go with anything.

  • Sonali

    I like the woven scarves.

  • Carol

    I like the Women’s Plus Size ThermaCheck® 200 Fleece Jacket. I find it hard to shop for plus size jackets in stores. This one looks great on the virtual model!!! So cool!

  • Darcy

    I love their shoes. I could use some of their winter boots. Thanks!

  • Nicole

    I would LOVE to have the SunShower Trench Coat. It is soooo cute!

  • Kim

    yoga pants!

  • Karen Smith

    I would love the quilted Women’s Dory Jacket

  • Lisa

    I really like their cardigans. Those Lands End shoes would also come in very handy, especially when you’re a teacher at that “Blue School!”

  • shelly

    I would love to add “Women’s Tall Fine Gauge Cotton Cardigan Sweater” in Blackberry, Iris, and Spice Brown.

    And the Lightweight Jersey Knit Scarf, in either Aztec Gold Argyle or True Navy Argyle. BUT I think I could easily make this.

  • Erin

    These shoes are so cute!! Women’s Medium Width Tailored Terrain Ballet Shoes

  • Mary

    There are so many things that I’d like to have from Land’s End. I guess the red patterned traditional nightgown would be tops on my list! I love sleeping in gowns like that in cold weather. Thanks.

  • Christy

    I buy lots at Land’s End. I would like to get a Weatherly Jacket – I bought one for my daughter last year and she loved it so much, I was wishing I had one for myself. My older 2 children have nice LL Bean backpacks and I was just starting to look for a quality backpack for my youngest child who will be going to kindergarten.

  • Casey

    I would love the same backpack that you just blogged about. My son is also entering 4K and is very tiny for his age. The regular size backpacks almost topple him over!

  • melissa p

    Love the comfy looking yoga pants!

  • Kelly

    Seems the trend is leaning toward yoga pants…probably because I wear mine until they have holes where there REALLY shouldn’t be holes. LOL! Yoga pants for me too!

  • maria

    would love some new yoga pants!!

  • Heatehr

    I would love to get the Dory jacket…perfect for the days of fall where its chilly enough for a coat, but not quite winter coat weather.

  • Kathryn

    I’ve been looking at the Eco-Friendly tote bag!

  • Nancy B

    I loved the shoes! The terrain Lodge Ballet shoes and the Goosebay Leather Duck shoes were my favorite.

  • Anne Wilson

    I love the Cotton Shaker Hooded Toggle Cardigan Sweater. My office is so cold summer and winter that I love having something to throw on with any outfit.

  • Anne Wilson

    I also twittered about the giveaway.

  • Victoria

    I would love to get the Women’s Regular Solid Cashmere 7-gauge V-neck Cardigan Sweater.

  • Amy

    I would love the Shearling Ankle Boot Slippers. They are cute but look super warm and durable.

  • Beth

    I also like the backpack for tots (2T-4T)

  • Andrea

    The Black Women’s Dory Snow Boots would be the perfect thing for these Michigan winter’s. Stylish enough to wear to the mall or grocery store, and seemingly warm and sturdy enough to shovel the driveway in!

  • jay

    I like the Balletneck dress. Perfect for breezy days.

  • Mary McCarthy

    The knit pants! I’m due Sept. 29th and will probably be living in those daily after the baby is born :).

  • I LOVE the women’s FeelGood Yarn Cable Brim Cap in gray or black (although all the colors are really cute). SOOO cute!!

  • Jamie

    I like the Women’s Faux Fur Scarf and gloves…it gets cold here in CO!

  • I love the women’s insulated canvas field coat!

  • I would love the Hooded Quilted Down Jacket

  • Alba Guevara

    I like the Women’s Dory Coat

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  • Sarah

    I would love the Women’s Campbell Car Coat in grey! Could be dressy or casual!!

  • Sabrina

    I would love to have the Women’s Regular SunShower™ Trench Coat. I have never had a good coat and would love a trench coat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Melissa

    I would like the women’s boiled wool jacket in charcol grey heather.

  • Kathi Jordan

    I love their Goosebay leather duck shoes!

  • I’d get a new swimsuit!

  • Talia

    I would like a new pea coat!

  • Terri

    I’d get the women’s gabradine jacket in navy. There’s just something about a nicely tailored navy jacket–with khaki or denim, that says “casually cool”. 🙂 I’d probably add one of the silk scarves for a splash of autumn color.

    I hope you love your son’s backpack! I ordered one for my son (now 16) when he was about 7 for the same reason–the ones in the stores were just too(!) big. He needed something smaller, and I wanted to make sure it would not only fit him, but fit well (with the ergonomic straps) and also last. He has since graduated to a larger size for carrying to school, but he still uses that backpack as a daypack when he goes camping–almost 9 years later, can you believe it?!? LandsEnd quality can’t be beat.

  • Melissa

    My *wish* item would be the cashmere kate cardigan sweater.

  • sandy

    I love their sweaters, any of them, their great quality.

  • ALH1203

    I like the corduroy bucket hat

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  • Candace

    If I could have anything for myself from Land’s End, it would be the women’s “Side Pleat Plaid Skort.” I think it is super cute!

    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  • Tamara B.

    Looks like great minds think alike. I too would also love to have the Women’s Regular Original 25″ Canvas Jacket perfect for anywhere to wear to keep the slight chill of Fall weather off.

  • I like to wear gloves while I am driving when it starts to get cold – the Women’s Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves look fantastic; and I love dresses for ease – the Women’s Regular Solid 3/4-sleeve Necessary Knit Balletneck Dress looks great, too, thanks!

  • I don’t know how to link to my facebook status, but I shared it on facebook – Idaho Jill, thanks (and if twitter ever decides to work again, I’ll do that, too! 🙂 )

  • Linda K

    I love the women’s original silk shell top in purple

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  • The blue pinpoint shirt is something I would love to add to my closet, especially since it is “no iron”! What more could a busy mom hope for?!

  • Shared with my FB friends! Thank you!

  • Betty

    I posted the link on my facebook. I used to work for Lands’ End during their fall season when I lived in Middleton (they used to have a phone center in Cross Plains, since closed down) and they are a wonderful company. Very knowledgable and friendly customer service and that is because they have an awesome training program. Probably too hot down here in Savannah for fall/winter garb, but I do like their swimsuits (properly made for busty girls).

    Mercedes here: I have updated with new email address.

  • Gina

    I like several of their purses! I need a new one badly!

  • Carrie

    I want the Women’s Regular SunShower™ Rain Parka! I had a jacket similar to this years ago in college and it was just so comfortable and versatile. I noticed last winter they seemed to be coming back in style…I’m happy to see they are still here!

  • Carrie

    I put the announcement on my Twitter page and on my facebook page as well.

    Win a Land’s End Backpack for Back to School from Common Sense with Money Giveaway: Land’s End Backpack | Common Sense With Money

  • edi

    The Women’s Dory Sunshower Raincoat will be a nice addition, as I don’t have a raincoat yet.

  • Joy

    I would love to have a red wool pea coat for this winter. I’m always cold so winter clothes are very important to me.

  • jean

    I would choose the women’s fine gauge cotton cardigan sweater in black

  • I would love the Women’s Original Pattern Knit No-Waist Long Skirt for my fall wardrobe. Here is the link to my blog:

  • Renee S.

    I would like the blue corduroy boot-cut pants.

  • Sue D

    I would like their wellie rain boots–I need a new pair to do chores in.

  • Cathy

    I love the Women’s Campbell Car Coat

  • Cathy

    I follow

  • Christina T Hidek

    The Dory Jacket would be great in my wardrobe.

  • Stephanie M

    The cahsmere Kate cardigan is to die for.

  • Stephanie M
  • Michelle M

    I’d love the new Sun.Life Water Resistant Denim Pants, they look comfortable and wearable. Thanks!

  • Kirsten

    I like the women’s pattern cotton-blend ankle socks; whenever my girls ask me what I’d like for my birthday, I always say “socks!”

  • Michelle

    I LOVE the Women’s Regular Original Pattern Necessary Knit No Waist Long Skirt! It will be perfect to wear to Church when the snow is 2 feet high outside!

  • Judy

    I always said I wouldn’t carry a purse/bag that cost more than the money I could put in it. The Suede Faux Croc Trim Bag would be a very exciting treat for me.

  • Alan Brown

    I would like to add the Men’s Serious Sweats Zip Hooded Jacket in gray to my Fall wardrobe.

  • Holly

    I too would love a back pack for my son!

  • Martha

    We LOVE Land’s End !!! My daughter’s backpack has lasted 4 years already, and it’s filled up and ready for next Tuesday! When I think back to all those cheap backpacks we used to buy, just to replace them in a couple months …ugh! Our favorites now are: backpacks, twill skorts (uniform) and the most wonderful – “snow flurry” boots !!! Thanks for promoting Land’s End … their items feel like a real splurge at first, but end up being a lasting treasure!

  • Melanie

    I really like the Womens Dory Coat, it is SO pretty!

  • Martha

    I’d love for this fall the Women’s Terrain Lodge Ballet Shoes, they look very cute.

  • I like the Dory jacket – very stylish! Thanks for the giveaway, Mercedes!

  • I tweeted the giveaway too: And I bought a swimsuit on clearance while I was checking things out! 😀

  • Sharon W

    I would love the Women’s Cashmere Gloves.

  • Sharon W
  • Sharon W

    I posted this give a way on face book

  • Angela

    I really liked the Women’s Cotton Horizontal Shaker Cardigan Sweater . It would be great for work!

  • I posted about this on my blog. Thanks!

  • Penny Stephan

    I liked the, “women’s original silk shell top”.

  • Penny Stephan

    I posted this on my Facebook page too.

  • Pam

    I like the Long Sleeve Stretch Scoopneck Tunic Top in Spice Brown or Iris (or one of each).

  • I love your blog! I just found it and appreciate all of the help you offer. I love Land’s End and found myself wanting these cute shoes
    in brown or black.

  • I really like the Women’s Plus Size Long Sleeve Stretch Scoopneck Tunic Top in Iris, very pretty and it looks very comfortable to wear.

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  • CE

    I like the zip front hoodie jacket!

  • susan

    i like all the cardigan sweaters.

  • Michelle W

    I really want the women’s petite Dory jacket…just can’t decide which color!

  • erin

    i would love the convertible gloves in violet. i had a pair just the same in college, but moths got them last summer. i was so dissapointed this past winter when it finally got cold enough to pull everything out!