But in the rush of getting kids prepared and ready for a new school year to start, why does it seem like the basic necessities are the ones that are typically forgotten? Sure, you know all about the cool new jeans that your daughter has been asking for, but do you have any idea if she has enough t-shirts, underwear or socks?

This Back to School season, don't forget to stock up on the school supplies that kids

*really*need while also saving some cash at the same time with the Fruit of the Loom "Underwear for Overachievers" Program!

That's right, it's now easier and more affordable than ever to set your entire family up for success with the diverse selection of colors, patterns, and style options that Fruit of the Loom offers with their seasonal bonus packs.

With one, two or even three extra items free per pack, kids and teens have a chance to express their "true colors" with the first thing they put on in the morning in even greater numbers.

Admit it, your unmentionables play a major part in how you feel about your complete outfit (and therefore your mood) for the day, right? Kids are no different!

With that in mind, I was feeling like pretty much a failure of a parent when I looked in my girls' dressers and found that their socks and underwear were in a pretty sad state.

*Really, Mom?*Broken elastic sticking out all over the place? Cotton worn thin everywhere? How can I think that my girls will be able to focus on doing their best in school when they start their day with this?

That's when it was time to head to Walmart to give my kids a fresh start this school year. Let's kick off 2013-2014 the right way!

While Back to School shopping with kids typically isn't high on anyone's Super Fun To-Do List, I appreciate the way that Walmart makes it fast, easy and convenient.

With aisle after aisle of affordable notebooks, folders, binders, glue sticks and much more, all that is left to do is fill your cart with the items needed for your child's classroom — and Walmart even makes that easy with their School Supply Lists (broken down by school and grade) right when you walk in the door!

Thanks to Big Sister E's school's PTO (who make it possible to buy all the supplies through them) and Little Sister B's short 4K (4-year-old kindergarten) list, we were able to bypass most of the typical school supplies and head right over to look for Fruit of the Loom.

The colors! The patterns! The different options in style and cut — there are even four different "heights" of socks to choose from! After the girls debated the merits of each fashionable option for a while, we headed home to wash our new purchases and see what old pieces could be replaced.

Sure enough, along with tossing out multiple pairs of underwear that resembled those in the photo up above, I was able to take a deep breath of satisfaction knowing that my kids would be reaching for the comfort and quality of their new Fruit of the Loom pieces instead.

Because what kind of mother wouldn't cringe when her kids' socks look like this?

Be gone, old raggedy socks!

Every day since our shopping trip, the girls have excitedly talked about getting to put on their new socks and underwear, as well as raving about just how soft and comfortable the socks have been. I'm definitely considering this an extremely successful Back to School shopping trip!

This year, let Fruit of the Loom and their "Underwear for Overachievers" campaign get your children and teens ready to head off to school with confidence, comfort and style. I couldn't be happier that we were able to pick up these necessities at such a great price — and with the three free pairs of underwear in each pack, we stocked up for even less!

Be sure to visit Fruit of the Loom to find out more about their full lines of products for men, women and children (socks, underwear, t-shirts, camis, tank tops and more!) and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to stock up on all of the basics and essentials that their kids need to start off the school year on the right foot as well, because...

**One lucky person will win a $75 Walmart gift card**

**from Fruit of the Loom!**

*A big thank you to Fruit of the Loom for providing product and a gift card for me as well as a $75 Walmart gift card 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.*

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«Oldest ‹Older 201 – 400 of 509 Newer› Newest»Right now my daughter really needs socks, somehow she has ended up with just one pair not sure where the others could have gone (dryer monster?).

I dont have kids but I could really use some socks

College - so, money!! A new backpack would probably be a good investment.

Definitely jeans and t-shirts!!

My son needs jeans & shirts

clothes are needed most :)

Clothes, mostly socks, they seem to destroy them so quickly.

Socks, shoes, and pants!

Definitely shoes!

To heck with the kids....I need a new laptop!

My son needs clothes and sneakers as well as a backpack :)

shebebes@yahoo.com

My niece needs a lunchbox and a backpack still.

shoes! shoes! shoes! The never ending quest for shoes goes on. they outgrow the ones you bought them for summer, by the time school will begin. Outgrew or completely wore them right out from playing! It's shoes for us. We need shoes.

SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR OF COURSE

Besides the supplies, they need new shoes the most.

notebooks

we always need socks

vmkids3 at msn dot com

I don't have kids, but I picked up a couple of notebooks this week since they were on sale super cheap at Walmart!

CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

My son needs new jeans!

My granddaughter needs new jeans and sneakers - it is amazing how fast they grow during the summer months!

Hand sanitzer, and pencils. They go through so many pencils!

My nephew needs new shirts, socks and pants.

They need kleenex and clorox wipes the most as those are things that cost more than I can afford.

My daughter needs binders and pens.

huntandride@hotmail.com

I don't have any kiddos yet, but my niece and nephews are excitedly working on school already, and I'm sure they would be thrilled with some new pencils, and art supplies!

Thanks for the giveaway!

shoes and socks

undershirts and socks are always on top of our list

I dont have kids but I do tutor a high schooler. I feel like he goes through pencils quicker than anyone I know. He needs a 100 box of pencils LOL

my kids need clothes.

underwear and socks....a ton of them

My daughter needs tights, shoes and underpants.

I'm with you on the socks an undies!

school supplies!

right now they need socks and some more shirts

sethandtjay@yahoo.com

a backpack

drea8685 at yahoo dot com

My son needs new jeans.

School supplies and a backpack

He needs socks and underwear.

New shoes and a scientific calculator.

We pretty well have everything already...except new shoes!!

The item my child needs the most is socks for this school year he is always losing them

my grandkids need new sneakers and underwear including socks

texas instrument graphing calculator and probably microsoft office software

My youngest sister is 8 and needs lots of art supplies!

I don't have any children yet, but what I need most for this upcoming school year is some new boots!

new pants due to growth

gabbflabber at live.com

shoes and the usual school supplies

I have to get 2 different types of uniforms, sneakers, book bags and the long list of supplies the school has given me.

We are in need of new socks and pants

Jessica Cox

We are in need of new socks and pants

Jessica Cox

We need new socks and jeans

Jessica Cox

tshirts and jeans

new shoes and socks!

new supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes, shoes, socks, underwear

clothes are always in order

My sons need new t-shirts for the school year.

we need a new futon!

I don't have any kids in school, however my god children need everything, clothes, shoes, school supplies.

Thanks for the giveaway.

JJs2468@aol.com

She needs mostly pants without holes or tears in them.

we need socks

underwear, socks, shirts

a new backpack!

Both of my kids need new underwear!

maggie at literary winner dot com

My daughter needs a new backpack.

mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Tennis shoes and jeans

dont have kids but i could use some fotl products for college!

pants shoes shirts sweaters socks

Definitely pencils and notebooks!

They need more shoes and socks!

my boys need underwear and socks

New Pants-my son grew two inches over the summer and really can use them.

He needs t-shirts, he goes through them so quickly

new shoes

Super underwear and loads of socks, woo!

Everything! Probably mostly shoes as they wear them out so quickly!

undies and socks

Don't have kids, but do work in schools. So my answer is PENCILS. By mid year, it seems like all pencils mysteriously disappear!

No children, but underwear and socks.

i need a laptop for grad school

My nephew needs pants and shirts.

They most definitely need more underwear. They also need reusable snack packs and a thermos to go in their lunch boxes!

She is in preschool so maybe a few pencils and little notebooks.?

toni marie caravello feimer

My son is headed to first grade and he is in need of socks and underwear. My mom is buying him new sneakers!

New clothes for sure! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

New shoes and Pants, they just keep growing out of them!

Shoes, socks and underwear.

I don't have any children yet. But my friend's daughter needs leggings because she is so tall that most regular pants that fit her around the waist wont fit her length.

Basics like school clothes and notebooks.

he needs underwear :)

some jeans

pants. and shoes

My daughter needs a new backpack. Thanks for the chance to win!

mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

My kids all need new shoes!

Underwear and backpacks! They can NEVER have enough underwear..oh and socks. those too!

Clothes and a backpack

Shoes for sure. My oldest plays hard and grows fast, so it seems like I am always buying new ones.

The must-haves on our back to school shopping list this year include new flash drives and laptop bags, new sneakers and soccer shoes, tee-shirts and undies, and some new jeans and polo shirts.

Geoff K

gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

we need a new backpack

Lots of school supplies.

theresa n

weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

School will be starting soon so kids will already have their supplies. I think I better buy underwear and socks for them. Sometimes it does get overlooked!

Ashley B

Socks and a bookbag.

We are in need of socks, jeans and a really sturdy backpack!

Socks and underwear

So many of us hide those unmentionables under our clothes and hope that we will not be found in an embarrassing situation where we have to get undressed. This gift will boost someone's esteem.

My daughter needs new shoes and socks! Winter is coming so she needs a good pair of boots :)

They need more uniforms and socks. romero-aguilar-pilar@hotmail.com

My boys need jeans and socks the most.

Socks and Jeans!

We need shoes and socks.

My kids need socks and underwear the most.

my boys go through socks faster than anyone i know, so id say they need socks!

Clothes!!! Cannot wait for a season where she an wear the same ones for more than a year lol

My kids need notebooks.

My son needs shoes,

mmayerfeld at gmail

My daughter always needed new socks,undies,shirts and shoes.This would buy lots of supplies to donate to my nieces school.Thank you :)

Oops! I forgot to put my email.

sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

Grandkids could use everything

my grandson needs new boxer shorts and socks for a start!

New shoes

He still needs socks. We got the clothes this week and forgot the socks!

We still need to get socks and school supplies.

new shoes!!

My niece needs sneakers she wears out shoes so fast!

School supplies

My daughter needs socks and underwear for the new school year.

safety_chick@hotmail.com

New jeans & shoes

A new bookbag!

general school supplies

jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Socks & underwear are always in demand!

I love fruit of the loom!

My son would need underwear and socks.

shoes!

new boort and underwear

My kids need new socks, underwear, and sneakers. Thank you!

One of my sons needs socks and the other son needs boxer briefs and athletic shorts. Thanks.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

My daughter needs socks since she's outgrown all her socks from last Fall. She also needs new shoes.

He needs socks , tissue and notebooks

He needs socks , tissue and notebooks

We DEFINITELY need new socks!

-Brooke Adametz

my daughter needs shoes, jeans, boots and a winter coat:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Socks, underwear and a winter coat.

new clothes

Underwear, Socks, and new shoes!

Thank you!

ninigossett@gmail.com

We really need pants and a winter coat and socks! We always need SOCKS!

Well everything, but mostly clothes

I don't have any children, but my sister starts college tomorrow! She needs a very expensive calculator next semester.

Allison L.

My son needs socks and underwear the most. He always gets lots of clothes, but for some reason the socks and underwear are forgotten.

we need socks, ours look like the old ones in your photo!

My son really needs more socks and underwear.

Thanks for the chance to win!

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

It's always good to start the school year of with new Fruit of the Loom underwear!

Shoes! They go through shoes like crazy.

My grandson needs a fall jacket, and pants and jeans.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Shoes and backpacks!

They need some shoes and jeans.

My boys need new socks the most.

Our son could definitely use another pair of sneakers.

Clothes....Mostly knees...My 7yr old goes through the knees in one wear.

My daughter is in need of pants, socks, shoes, a winter coat and long-sleeved shirts :)

P.J. always needs shirts and socks.I don't know what happens to all those socks, but I know he needs shirts because he a very messy eater.

Backpack and new coat

2dogs5catscrew@att.net

my middle child needs jeans that fit correctly!

New sneakers are a must, plus tons of pencils they always disappear

New jeans!

Must have had a foot growth...socks and shoes are a must.

School clothes are the items we need the most!

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

My teen really, REALLY needs to undies!

My kids need socks, undies, and art supplies.

My daughter needs socks

Thank you!

new socks

My kids needed new socks. They were really hard on them this summer.

sometimes I think my kids have to lose socks just to keep breathing.

rslebron(at)live(dot)com

Jeans, shoes and boots.

My sisters are both in school and the common item is new shoes and lots of ink!

we all need socks

They're already in school, they needed uniforms badly. Nothing fit from last year.

ky2here at msn dot com

jeans and shoes

New shoes and clothes

socks!! and undies

Socks and Underwear

my kids still need backpacks for school

They most need socks, underwear and t-shirts.

School uniforms

My son needs socks and shoes

My grandchildren need new backpacks.

Mostly winter stuff - boots, coat, socks.

Socks and underwear are ALWAYS items I forget about!

Socks and tees are needed most.

They need new jeans, shoes, and socks.

Desiree Dunbar

desireedunbar@hotmail.com

my daughter needs bottoms likes shorts and jeans. Also we need to get some winter coats because last years don't fit anymore

Son grew 3 inches this summer. Need new clothes!!

My kids are at the age that they are constantly growing. Clothes seem to never fit for long.

winter coats

My niece needs a new backpack!

My children need new shoes the most!

Clothes for true! She's grown so quickly!

My kids are all grown but they always needed more underwear and socks.

undershirts

My kids need socks, I really don't know what happens to them all lol!

Eileen Burke

We still have to purchase fall jackets, shoes, socks and undershirts.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Winter coats for everyone!

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