Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dollar General Honors Educators as Every Day Heroes in September {Prize Pack Giveaway}

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When we use the word Hero, we each have our own personal definition of the people that fall into that category. Do they have to have performed a specific act? Or does it count if they happened to be in the right place at the right time and did the right thing?

No matter what your personal definition consists of, Dollar General's Every Day Heroes program continues to honor community heroes all throughout the year. From firemen to veterans to caregivers, this campaign has put the spotlight on groups of people that deserve plenty of thanks and recognition — I love it!

Considering how important they are to our lives, I was thrilled to hear that throughout the month of September, Dollar General has once again teamed up with Procter & Gamble to celebrate our nation's schools and honor those who make a huge difference in the lives of children: teachers.

Dollar General Every Day Heroes

While we all appreciate the importance of the schools in our communities, Dollar General has taken things further and is honoring educators who teach students to be their best by offering great savings on school supplies and other products for the heroes closest to our hearts.

Dollar General has a strong commitment to education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and believes learning to read, earning a GED or learning the English language are investments that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth.

Just take a look at these startling literacy facts:
  • Every year in the United States, one in every three young adults drops out of school.
  • More than 30 million adults in the United States read at the lowest level of literacy.
  • Among the 30 members of the OECD, the United States is the only country in which the younger adults are less educated than the previous generation.
  • More than 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 do not have a high school diploma.
Battling these trends is not an easy task!

Which is why it is great that during September, Dollar General is recognizing Kimberly Shearer, an English teacher and library science teacher at Boone County High School in Florence, KY, as its Every Day Hero.

Every Day Heroes Kimberly Shearer

As an eight-year veteran of Boone County High School, Kimberly's commitment to educating our youth and advocating for 21st century literary skills through the use of technology helped earn her the title of "Kentucky Teacher of the Year." When she is not busy helping her students succeed, Kimberly is spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Just as teachers have made a commitment to bettering our country, Dollar General is committed to delivering valuable savings on America's favorite brands every day.

The September P&G brandSAVER will arrive in local newspapers on Sunday, September 1st and, as you can use P&G brandSAVER coupons at Dollar General, it makes it even easier to get high-quality P&G products at rock bottom prices by adding in those savings!

If you haven't been shopping at the Dollar General near you, you're missing out! Keep an eye out for their circular and then combine those offers with P&G brandSAVER coupons to fully extend your budget. Why wouldn't you want to take advantage of even more savings on everyone's favorite brands like Febreze Air Effects with Gain Fresh Scent, which sweeps away stale odors and leaves a fresh scent?

Also, thanks to the generosity of P&G, one person will soon be able to do some extra shopping and try out some awesome products for themselves, because...

One lucky person will win a Dollar General P&G Prize Pack*!

September Prize Package giveaway
*Prize Pack includes: (1) $10 Dollar General Gift Card, (1) CoverGirl Black Ink Eye Pencil (1) sample size Tide PODS Spring Meadow, (1) Febreze Fabric Refresher Gain Scent Spray, (1) Febreze Air Effects with Gain Fresh Scent (1) Dollar General reusable shopping bag


A big thank you to Procter & Gamble for providing a prize pack for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

309 comments:

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Kari Crum said...

I never liked school all that much. But, if I had to choose a favorite grade, I guess it would be 7th or 8th grade.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

Ugh, I hated school. My parents worked hard to send me to a "Christian" School which was nothing more than a preppy school full of really really rich people. Needless to say I didn't fit in because we weren't wealthy. My senior year was myf avorite
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MamaHen said...

I loved first grade.

heatherp626 said...

I really like 4th grade. I had an awesome teacher!

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jbmthill said...

I would say my senior year was my favorite!

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Jammie Morey said...

7th grade was my favorite.

scottsgal said...

5th grade - I had the coolest teacher

Marti Parks said...

I never liked school at all, but I guess if I had to pick a favorite grade it would be 12th grade because it was my last.

Wanda McHenry said...

12th grade was my favorite!

Mya Murphy said...

I love all grades in school, actually. LOL, I know I'm weird, but I was always a nerd, loved learning and it seemed like I had the most awesome teachers-EVER!!!

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steve weber said...

grade school was 5th
high school was senior year.

MissieFaye said...

I guess I liked 4th grade best. It was the last year I could spend with my best friend before I moved away.

sd4david said...

I had great teachers, so hard to pick. I would guess 7th grade, as that was the first year I had different teachers for every subject.

SueZH said...

I liked 5th grade the best - from what I remember!

katieoscarlet said...

4th grade was my favorite because Mr Hann was my favorite teacher

katieoscarlet said...

4th grade was my favorite because Mr Hann was my favorite teacher

Danielle PB said...

Third grade was my favorite.

Angela Kinder said...

My favorite was 6th grade because I had great teachers that I got to know and some wonderful friends.

Amy Honious said...

my favorite grade in school was 5th grade. i had a fabulous teacher who loved nature and was always taking us out to the 'land lab' behind the school. she introduced us to paw-paws and they were so good. thanks for such a nice giveaway.

Di said...

1st grade - loved the teacher Mrs. Gleason!

Rita M said...

5th grade - had a great teacher.

Holly Kennedy said...

I loved second grade-thank you Mrs. Nicholas

Heather B said...

I loved 6th grade. I went from being an elementary school kid to being a junior high kid.

Baby James Mommy said...

I loved 3rd grade. I was held back and got the same teacher both years. She helped me in ways she will never know.

JC said...

I loved second grade.

Christina said...

The grades I remember the most are 8th and 12th, so those would probably have to be my favorites

Michelle S. said...

I didn't like school all that well. I would say my favorite was 12th grade because it was the last before graduation and because I had enough credits where I could take 2 gym classes per day.

wigget said...

k or 7th

janetfaye said...

I liked 5th grade.

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Rusthawk said...

First grade - everything was magical.

Darby Elizabeth said...

first

Summer said...

Fifth. I loved my teacher. She was wonderful!

Sandy Beeman said...

My favorite year was my senior year in high school. All hopes and dream started coming through that year.

Michelle said...

6th grade was my favorite b/c my coach was my teacher

apple blossom said...

2nd grade

CindyWindy2003 said...

my favorite was 7th, that's when i met my two best friends, thank you! carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherry said...

I like my junior year.

Christine H said...

ll grades from 1st to 5th were my favorite because I had the greatest teachers and the best friends. I miss those years lol.

Ken Ohl said...

I would say first grade. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Mami2jcn said...

I would say 12th grade because it was almost over (not a fan of grade school although college and grad school was fantastic!).

tat2gurlzrock said...

I would have to say first grade..it was so exciting then

Katie said...

i loved second grade

Tamar said...

I think the end of 12th grade was the best for me.

Kelly Nicholson said...

that wouls be the last one

zellybear223 said...

To be honest. I didn't like school at all. I went through a lot of crap in school and I quit as soon as I turned 17. But I went back and got my GED this year. (11 yrs later) It wasn't easy, but I did IT! and am proud that I did!

Cheryl said...

I always liked school, but I'd say K, 7th and 12th would be my favorites.

KentuckyCooking said...

6th grade was my favorite. It was our last year in the elementary school building, so we felt like we rocked. Plus we had four awesome team-teachers that year that we rotated through during the day. And we got to take some fun school trips!

slogan1990 said...

9-12 were pretty awesome for me.

Sweetpea said...

My senior year was the best

Helga said...

my favorite grade was fourth grade.

LesleyfromWI said...

My senior year was great

Jayna E said...

I would say my 11th grade year was the best!

stowelljg said...

I would say it was 3rd grade because it was my favorite teacher.

freshsamanthaaa said...

I loved third grade. Awesome teachers make all the difference.

s said...

Kindergarten

Karen B. said...

I believe my favorite grade was my last grade (12th) because it was the beginning of the end.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Its been so long but I suppose 9th grade b/c it was in Germany and I met so many new people!
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cassandra mccann said...

I did not have a favorite star95011atyahoodotcom

Kayla said...

12th grade by far!

kellyr78 said...

I liked 2nd grade.
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slehan said...

7th grade when I learned about algebra. Fun!
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MELINA said...

I would say my junior year in high school because that is the year I met my future husband

ann said...

My favorites grade were in 5th grade and 8th grade

Sandra Davis said...

my favorite was 9th grade. i went from private school to public school and it was so much more relaxed.

Laurie Nykaza said...

12th grade was my favorite fun time

Erika Messer said...

I have to say my senior year of high school was the best - I had enough credits to graduate halfway through the year and was able to just take whatever I wanted and hang out with my friends, and prom :) It was great!

Kathy Shriver said...

I really liked 1st grade.I loved my teacher!

della dabner said...

My 12th grade year was pretty memorable.

Miranda Ward said...

I like 6th Grade ALot !


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Deb said...

I think I liked 5th grade the best! I used to get really really good grades at that age.......that felt good. Must have had good teachers during this time, too.

Amy Orvin said...

I loved 7th grade
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saving money said...

my most memorable grade was 4th grade, i felt like finally someone was listening, lol.

sweepmom said...

It is really hard to say which was my favorite but I will go with my Senior year.

Debra said...

i loved school ,but i went to private school till high school

FIBERONE said...

4th grade was my favorite.After lunch the teacher read to us for about 5-10 minutes and we looked forward to this each day.

Pinky Sade said...

loved 1st grade!

clc408 said...

Sixth grade. We had an awesome teacher that made learning so much fun.

Mijal Photography said...

Kindergarten was my favorite!

jenspurg said...

Hard to pick between 1st and 3rd. Had great teachers both years that made school fun!
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jules said...

that is hard...but I guess it would be 4th or 5th. I did not realize at the time that I would be making life-long friendships with my teachers. I just was a goofy/nice kid. And to this day, I can still see them and they smile and know my name and we can have a nice conversation. That is pretty neat.(to me)

irishgirltara said...

I would have to say 12th grade was my favorite :) the last year!!! lol

jacksan1 said...

My third grade was the best. I had the best teacher of all time, such a loving woman, whom I still respect and adore 45 years later!

blessedintexas said...

6th grade was my favorite. Lots of friends and I enjoyed my teachers and what I was learning.
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alissa apel said...

5th grade.

ckorando said...

My favorite grade was probably 9th grade. I enjoyed switching to high school. The variety of teachers was great, as were the different subjects!

Gina Wildorchid said...

I loved 3rd grade! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Brit Christianson said...

I loved 3rd grade because of the teacher, she was lovely!

Growl Tiger said...

I loved 5th grade, because I thought I ruled the school

Sharon Kaminski said...

my fav was first grade, it was exciting

Abigail Baldwin said...

My favorite grade would have to be 6th grade!

Julia Cosgrove said...

I would have to say 5th grade was my favorite.

Stephanie said...

My favorite grade in school was 4th! I loved my teacher

llinda29 said...

10th grade was my fave

Darlene Carbajal said...

Kindergarten was my favorite. ;p

Nikki Dugan said...

4th grade!

Kathie Leveson said...

I liked 7th grade, I went to a new school........new beginnings

Rebecca O said...

I went to a small high school with about 100 students grades k-12. And while the teachers there were wonderful, committed, and still people I look to almost 10 years later, it was my 4th and 5th grade teachers that had the biggest impact on me. My 4th grade teacher believed in me like no other teacher had and forced me out of my shell. My 5th grade teacher was someone I looked up to at the time and she was someone I wanted to impress and prove myself to. I don't think I ever did as well in any other grade as I did in 5th grade. I made the most effort and really proved to myself that I could succeed if I put my mind to it.

michael allen said...

I would say 5th grade. I learned a lot, and had more friends than I could count. I was young enough to still enjoy the innocence of youth, but was old enough to start exploring life a bit more! I miss that grade above all others!

Edna Williams said...

I hated school, but I'd say 12th grade was my best. Thanks!

Ariel said...

12th grade was my favorite school year!

Becca said...

I really liked 9th-11th grade. I had a lot of friends and just liked going to school. All of my friends graduated by 12th grade and I wished I had graduated also!

jill24295 said...

I think second grade was the last one I remember where I was having fun every day at school.
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Dorothy Teel said...

Wow what a question for a retired woman, I think that my favorite year of school was when I finally after many years and many (4)children got to attend nursing school and became a RN , was a great two years.. thank you.

Tiffany Weikel said...

second grade was my favorite. didnt have to worry about anything back then.

walk9 said...

Hated them all but 7th was the most tolerable.

kroch said...

Third grade was my favorite. I had a great teacher and our classroom activities were enjoyable.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

My favorite was Kindergarten!

CHRIS HOEY said...

I loved 1st grade my teacher had great legs

captainliss40 said...

I loved the 3rd grade because of the teacher!

wilma2389 said...

My favorite was 9th grade. Felt so grown up going into high school

SexyBabyPhatGirl said...

kindergarden since it was alot of the fun stuff

Kathy Davis said...

Fourth Grade was my favorite and I grew up to be a Fourth Grade Teacher!
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Carl L Smith, Jr said...

12th Grade was my favorite grade in school because I felt relieved that my school years were over ( aside from college) and I felt pride that I had made it through when lots of my friends dropped out

Meghan said...

I loved 2nd grade. My teacher was the BEST!

tina reynolds said...

I really liked the 4th grade because I have an amazing teacher.

sksweeps said...

I really enjoyed school and enjoyed all the grades

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Andrea D said...

5th grade was

amweeks said...

What a hard question, since I always liked school! I would guess that 8th grade was my favorite year, being involved in theater and hanging out with a new-found best friend!

Tracey said...

6th grade was my favorite year.
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carolb said...

4th grade I learned about the environment before is was a popular subject.

latanya t said...

5th grade was my fave

Joanne said...

First grade. It was all new.

Nicole said...

I loved 5th grade. I loved my teacher and being the oldest in the school.

bettycd said...

I went to catholic school and in 4th grade they hired the first lay teacher. what a revelation - she was my teacher that year and kept raising a fuss and she changed the way things were done. Certainly made for an interesting year that stands out.

Jackie said...

Sixth grade was one of my favorites. I had a great teacher.

Kim Pinch said...

Third grade was my favorite because I had a fantastic teacher who shared her love of music with us.

Kia89 said...

6th grade was my favorite.

Ari T said...

I think 11th grade was my favorite. I had created a lot of goals for myself that year and I think I managed to accomplish all of them.

Yona Williams said...

I think I liked 5th grade the best for some reason...

Molli Vandehey said...

4th grade... camping trip and awesome teacher

KPort207 said...

12th

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Samantha D. said...

All the years had there good moments. But I think grade 4 or 5 was the best.

polly said...

I loved my junior year of high school.....had such a fun time!

Carmen said...

5th grade was my favorite year. Such good memories from that year and had a amazing teacher.

Jody Sisson said...

I would say 9th grade was my favorite.
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Danielle Porter said...

10th grade was my favorite! It's when I started dual enrollment!

KJ Skib said...

I don't remember which grade was my favorite but I loved PE class. Which is why I am a PE teacher now!

Crazylicious85 said...

I loved 9th grade. The rest of high school wasn't so great, but that first year was pretty awesome!

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Liz said...

Definately the 12th grade! I'll always remember that year.

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Racheal. said...

I loved 1st grade. My teacher was very nice and I enjoyed learning how to read.

mary casper said...

2nd grade was my favorite

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Tammy said...

I think 5th grade. I had a great teacher that year.

Robin O said...

1st and 2nd grade were equally my favorites in school...I had the same teacher for both, and she was the best!

Robin O said...

I'm not sure if my comment went through...1st & 2nd grade were my favorites!

PAIGE said...

4th grade was my favorite.
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Susan C said...

My sophomore year - made lots of great friends and loved all of my teachers and classes

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

CSeppala said...

Kindergarten was my favorite grade!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I liked my senior year. The pressure was off, my classes were easier and I was able to drive myself to school. lol

Dawn Ganey said...

Senior year, graduation was the best.

Tracy R said...

5th grade, I had a really nice best friend.

Stephanie Larison said...

1st grade was my fave.

Kristin sims said...

My favorite year was my senior year, great memories!

Carla Shiver said...

My favorite year in school was second grade.

Jennifer T. said...

I remember really liking second grade.

mogrill said...

My senior year. It was the best!
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susana mladenovski said...

Def had to be 7th grade!!!!!

Stacy said...

I loved second grade because I was living in Newport at the time and that was the year where we took a lot of field trips around the city (the Quaker House, the Synagogue, etc) and to Plymouth Rock and other sites of historical significance. I learned so much about US history that year!

Madonna said...

I liked school pretty much all the time but I think 9th grade was my favorite. We had more freedom and I felt like an adult.

mecarolks said...

I like 2nd grade.

Robert said...

9th grade, I had the coolest social studies teacher.

Maria Iemma said...

My favoerite grade was 1st grade because I learned to read and I have always loved books.

Sarah said...

Fourth grade and eighth grade!

Sarah said...

Fourth grade and eighth grade!

Donna Pyszk said...

12th was my favorite

Francine said...

2nd grade

CarrieAnn13 said...

4th grade

Laurel said...

I loved 4th grade.
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crankyyanky1 said...

I loved every year I was in school but senior year was my favorite

Tammy Shelton said...

I loved every grade except first grade. I was the oldest child, small country town and I was the first to leave 'the nest". I stuck my head in my desk and cried every day. Once I got over that experience, I loved school and was voted class favorite every year and graduated 4th in my class. Vice president of my Senior Class.

cekaplan1009 said...

nursery school - loved that finger painting; lol!

kim burnett said...

my senior year was my favorite

Melissa Storms said...

My fondest memories are of the 3rd grade, though I always loved school I had a hero worship thing for my 3rd grade teacher.
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sparkedcat said...

My favorite grade was fourth grade.

abfantom said...

I liked 2nd grade the best because I had my favorite teacher that year.

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Diane Cooper said...

I think fourth grade was my favorite because everything just seemed to come together, learning so many new things, and being able to read just about any book I could get my hands on. Plus, I adored my teacher!

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sheila ressel said...

First grade was my favorite.
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Kitty Iecvan said...

Third grade was my favorite.

Pam Oleary said...

6th grade was my favorite, we got to move to junior high.

Julie Waldron said...

Tenth grade was my favorite

Victoria Nyquist said...

My favorite grade in grade school was fifth grade because I had a fantastic teacher and all of my friends were in my class!

jcwega27 said...

5th grade!
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teachinmomma123 said...

I loved school. I was teacher's pet every single year. I loved my 9th grade year. That is when I spent most of my time in the teacher's lounge grading papers.

Megan Parsons said...

My favorite was 8th grade. It's the year I started playing basketball and was sooooo much fun!

Crystal McCord said...

3rd grade was my favorite.

Jennie said...

fifth. I did well, everyone made my teacher seem mean but she was wonderful and it was the last year in school I actually felt challenged

Jeannie said...

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Amelia Perkins said...

I liked 6th grade

carole said...

my senior year in high school...had a blast!

Angel Drummond said...

My favorite grade in school was 2nd grade. I had a really nice teacher in 2nd grade.

cheryl lister said...

Loved the fifth grade.

Treesa said...

Senior year was my favorite year

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Tina Bartunek said...

2nd grade was my favorite.

Katrina said...

Third. :)

Julie Goetz said...

My favorite was 4th grade.

MA DEL PILAR ROMERO said...

I liked 5th grade the best - from what I remember!

Kristen said...

I liked 3rd grade.

Carolyn said...

I would say 9th grade my favorite!

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