9.07.2011

Back to School w/ Cherokee USA & $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Tis' the season for back to school!
The twins have been doing the Kindergarten thing for about a week now...


but Aubrielle is just gearing up for her 2nd year of preschool, that starts TODAY!
I feel like it's SO crazy how fast these little chicks grow from one year to the next!

All of a sudden my little chicks have lost their baby faces and grown up little girl features have taken their place! Through the power of photography it's been such a fun experience to watch them change and grow.

Speaking of growth ... can we talk about how FAST kids grow out of clothes at this age?
I swear that I'm buying new shoes, jeans, and tops at a ridiculously rapid pace! One day everything fits perfectly and the next, you notice that someones belly is showing because their shirt is too small/short!
(and no, surprisingly it wasn't because I shrank it in the wash) ha!

So can I tell you that this is the main reason that I LOVE retailers who sell affordable, CUTE clothing!
One of our favorite go-to stores for all things back to school, has been Target.

I know, I konw, I don't have to go on and on about how wonderful Target is, because I'm sure it's on everyone's "one-stop-shop" list, but I DO want to cue you in on the fabulous Cherokee USA brand clothing, that Target offers. I'm almost positive that if you've bought cute, affordable clothing from Target, then it's probably the Cherokee brand. I'm a HUGE fan of their mix and match separates for my little one, and whenever I'm in need of some church clothes or "family picture outfits" for my kiddos, I love shopping online. You can find LOTS of great outfits there. Here are a few that I would put together for my girls :)

We made a little "back to school shopping trip" to Target the other day and picked up this cute outfit for Aubrielle's first day.

She LOVES new clothes and always feels so special in them. (who doesn't!) and I love the fact that I don't have to spend a fortune to get them for her!
So because Cherokee USA knows that ALL kids love to feel special on their first day of school, they have offered to sponsor this post AND give a lucky House of Smiths reader a $100 giftcard to Target, to help save you a pretty penny and outfit those cute kids of yours in some great Cherokee clothes!
Here's how to enter:

**REQUIRED**
If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Target giftcard, then head on over and LIKE Cherokee USA on Facebook.
Then just come back and leave a comment here, telling me that you did so!

for additional entries:

1 - Tell me what some of YOUR basic necessities are when shopping for back to school clothes and who in your family could really benefit from a Cherokee clothing shopping spree!?

2 - Enter this fun 1st day of school photo contest on the Cherokee USA Facebook page - prize package includes a $1,000 shopping spree from Cherokee clothing and  a $300 smart phone from Cozi.

3 - Sign up for Cozi.com.

"Cozie is a free online calender designed especially for busy families. It's a central family organizer that the whole family can access from any computer or mobile device. It helps busy families keep up with appointments and lists, coordinate family and work schedules and share favorite memories all in one place."
A fabulous way for on-the-go families like us, to keep track of everything this year! :)

Make sure to leave an extra comment for each entry!

Happy Back To School!
Thank you Cherokee and Cozi for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% mine

671 comments:

  1. I like Cherokee USA on facebook!

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  2. I would use this gift card for both of my munchkins- a must have are jackest and tights- makes you can still use shorts and skirts from the summer, but now they are warm enough for fall :D

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  3. the four year old in our house out grows jeans like it's his job! We will need all new pairs by mid-Fall/winter. so much for shopping the sales after last year! :)

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  4. I like cherokee on facebook :)

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  5. Hi! I 'liked' Cherokee on Facebook.

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  6. Some of our basics are cute shirts, pants and items that can be easily layered. My 5 year old would greatly benefit from winning the gift card. We haven't bought any back to school clothes yet.

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  7. I liked their facebook page! Great giveaway!

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  8. Your girls are the cutest. I love how you always have their hair styled perfect. Seriously though, their hair looks better than mine on most days.

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  9. Back to basics always include all new school supplies. This GC would certainly go a long way at Target! Thanks for a chance to win!
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  10. your kids are precious! i liked the fan page :)

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  11. When back to school shopping my kids always need socks! I don't know what it is about little boys but I always have to buy them new socks.

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  12. I am signed up for Cozi.com already -- how else would I remember birthdays? I get the convenient text reminders a week before someone's birthday! =]

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  13. I don't have any kids of my own yet, but I'm a teacher, so I could benefit from some new back to school clothes. =] And being that it's cooling down already here in SLC, I'm needing some new sweaters.

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  14. my little cousins would really benefit from a gift card/shopping spree! they are starting a brand new school this year and i would love to send them off in style!

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  15. necessities for school... jeans, skirts, shoes, and of course pencils, backpack ,glue and COATS!!!
    My kids grow out of their clothes so FAST I cannot keep up!!

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  16. Sorry - my computer "burped" & I think may have lost my first comment so I'm trying again. Basic back to school supplies are always necessary. And with this GC, it would go a long way at Target. My oldest daughter would be the beneficiary of a Cherokee shopping spree. Thanks for a chance to win.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  17. Basic needs for my little guy for back to school are plenty of shorts and plain white tees and socks :o) But what we could really use this year is BABY stuff! We are expecting baby #2 and didn't save a lot of infant clothing from the first go round :o)

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  18. I "like" Cherokee USA on Facebook.

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  19. I usually only buy my kids one outfit before school starts because they seem to grow out of everything by the time Christmas comes around. I always have to buy shoes and socks though. BTW, your girls are adorable!

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  20. It seems like my girls are always in need of pants, they go through them way too fast

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  21. My little boy could totally use a little spree this year. He'll be going back to school for his 2nd year next week! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. i like on fb!

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  23. some of the basics are a good pair of jeans and a great cami... the basics :)

    my sister could really use this shopping spree!

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  24. ive signed up for cozi.com

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  25. I "liked" Cherokee USA on facebook because their brand offers adorable AFFORDABLE outfits! My daughter loves to dress herself "fashionably" & she is just starting Pre-K this year and she is so super excited. It would be nice to be able to treat her with something that is not really in our budget. She would absolutely benefit for some little cute sweaters for the Fall season coming around the corner : )

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  26. I 'liked' Cherokee on Facebook. I saw those adorable pea coats & immediately thought of our nieces! I consider underwear essential new school year purchase :)

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  27. I "like" Cherokee on facebook!!! Would love to have some new clothes for our little girl!
    Laura T

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  28. I like Cherokee USA on Facebook!

    amyallen76 at gmail dot com

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  29. I Liked them on FB!

    prettyeyes_416@yahoo.com

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  30. When shopping back to school, my daughter cannot live without dresses! She is such a diva, so my necessity is tights (and LOTS of them!). My son would totally benefit from this giveaway because while we are jamming my daughter's closet full of cute clothes, he's lucky if gets a new pair of sweat pants and a polo! LOL There's just so much out there for girls!

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  31. For my little guy, he is always needing new jeans. I swear he just looks at them and holes come! Plus a bunch of fun t-shirts, ones that look cool enough for him and nice enough for mom! My baby girl (2) is growing like a weed though and she's the one in need of a whole new wardrobe!

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  32. Our daughter is 2 years old and in daycare, so our basic supplies are clothes that will look cute and stand up to all her running around and arts and crafts on a daily basis!
    latuttle79@gmail.com

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  33. My 5 year old could definitely use a new wardrobe! She is growing like a weed and I can't keep up with everything she needs!

    prettyeyes_416@yahoo.com

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  34. Some of my basic necessities are pants in neutral colors, several pairs of neutral shoes, and lots of layering items!

    amyallen76 at gmail dot com

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  35. I liked them on FB! I LOVE This giveaway! Thanks so much! :)

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  36. I liked Cherokee USA!

    Jennifer W.
    woodshed523 at gmail dot com

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  37. This is an Awesome giveaway! I have two cute little girls that would love a free shopping spree, When we go shopping we look for School clothes, jeans, shirts and sweaters and also Church Clothes and Cherokee has it all! I love it!!!!!

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  38. "liked" Cherokee USA on FB!

    http://theadkinsfamily1.blogspot.com/

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  39. I entered the 1st day of school photo contest

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  40. I went to FB! I love Cherokee from Target! We have had to get shirts like crazy! My little girl would benefit most from winning! suzannejw14@yahoo.com

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  41. I entered the photo contest on FB!

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  42. My three boys have been wearing shorts to school so far, so imagine my surprise when my 10 year old put on some pajama bottoms the other night (which fit just FINE last spring!) and they were several inches too short. SO, I'm thinking one of our biggest needs is jeans for the 10 year old!!! :)

    Jennifer W
    woodshed523 at gmail dot com

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  43. I entered the photo contest at Cherokee USA :)

    Jennifer W
    woodshed523 at gmail dot com

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  44. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'm now a follower of Cherokee USA on facebook!

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  45. In our home we need jeans and tees! Basics for layering are awesome to have!

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  46. I have 3 boys so my necessities are jeans, jeans, and jeans. oh and underwear and socks! I'm lucky if the kids don't outgrow their jeans before the knees all have holes in them!!

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  47. We have "liked" the Cherokee Facebook page - with 4 kids - Target is our favorite!!

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  48. Liked Cherokee on FB!
    Thanks!
    Bitsycreations@gmail.com

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  49. Just liked them on FB!! (and maybe dropped your name on their wall!) thebreiers@gmail.com

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  50. I "liked" the Cherokee FB page!

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  51. 1 - We always seem to be on a tight budget, so we try to alternate the years we need the big things! For example, my kids can both wear winter coats for 2 years, so last year we bought one for DS & this year we will need a new one for DD. DD is growing so fast, so she could definitely benefit from some new adorable things from Target.

    Thanks!
    Bitsycreations@gmail.com

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  52. We LOOOOVE Cozi! Signed up ages ago & we would be completely lost without it. :)

    Thanks!
    Bitsycreations@gmail.com

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  53. I liked Cherokee on FB!

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  54. Have to stick to the basics when back to school shopping- long sleeved shirts, durable jeans and a couple of cute stand-out pieces. Love the Cherokee plaid shirts for little boys. Just picked one up for my 2 year-old who just started preschool last week.

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  55. I'm technically not in school nor do I have any little ones, but I just lost 30 lbs, so I could really use a shopping spree to get some new (SMALLER!) clothes!

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  56. Basics…Lots of jeans and socks! Boys go through both FAST.

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  57. My daughters could always use a clothing spree. Jeans are always wanted, needed, appreciated!

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  58. Mark this lady down for NEW COZI MEMBER!

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  59. I've been on Cozi for a while now, found via FlyLady! I love the Android app, it helps me manage all my crazy OCD lists!

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  60. Like Cherokee on Facebook! Hoping to win this!

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  61. "Tell me what some of YOUR basic necessities are when shopping for back to school clothes and who in your family could really benefit from a Cherokee clothing shopping spree!?"

    My daughters are growing like weeds so they would benefit the most. Necessities are socks, undies, new Converse, jeans and t's!

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  62. I "liked" Cherokee on FB! My boys would benefit from a shopping spree! Luke is growing like a weed and needs a whole new wardrobe!

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  63. I liked Cherokee USA on Facebook

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  64. I just "liked" it! Hope I win! :)

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  65. I would spend the money on fall and winter clothes for my oldest daughter with a few things for my other kids as well :)

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  66. I just liked cherokee at Target on facebook. I school shopped at Target this year.

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  67. My daughter could really use school clothes for Kindergarten now that the weather is changing here in Indiana!

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  68. I have LIKED Cherokee on FB.

    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  69. For back to school shopping, I would use the gift card to help supply things for my 4 grandchildren. They could use shoes and socks the most.

    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  70. Basic necessities for back to school shopping include socks, jeans, pants and shirts. My oldest son would benefit the most from the shopping spree.

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  71. What if I 'LOVE' them on FB. Does that still count? haha

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  72. I liked Cherokee USA on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. What a great give away count me in. I could sure use it for the youngest!I liked them Cherokee USA on Fb.Btw The girls have grown! Ive enjoyed your family and home post.

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  74. I entered the Back to School photo contest!

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  75. My oldest daughter will be starting preschool and could use some new fall clothes, especially pants and sweaters. But in reality, my college-student husband needs new shirts the most. If only they had such cute things in his size!

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  76. We are just starting our first year of school... so just learning the necessities for our son, Collin... who could totally use the gift card! I was just at Target on Labor Day weekend and picked up some great Cherokee pants (elastic waistbands are a must so he can go potty all by himself!!) And did fall in love with a blue/gray camo pair of Cherokee cargo pants that are a snap/zip that he will just have to learn!!! ;)

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  77. We were short uniform dress shirts this year my son has gotten so tall so I would love to win this for him he is in his last year and we are excited for his future.Thanks for an extra chance to win.

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  78. My son Jack and daughter Hallie are growing so fast I can't keep them in shoes...oh my it's crazy!

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  79. I liked Cherokee USA on facebook...and love them in real life! My entire family wears that brand.

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  80. I "like" Cherokee USA on Facebook!!! But I'd LOVE them if I could!

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  81. Jeans are our clothing necessity. We even wear them to church sometimes, so we all have several pairs.

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  82. Who doesn't need clothing of some sort but we live in South Dakota and it seems like coats are definitely a necessity here.... but our oldest son seems to go through clothing faster than I can keep up (makes me fear his real teenage growing years, ha) so a lot of it would go for him.... although you can't pass up the cute girl things they have either!!!

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  83. I liked Cheerokee on Facebook!

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  84. Fabulous giveaway!! I "LIKE" Cherokee on FB.

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  85. All right I'll be the first one. : )
    I Like Cherokee on facebook!!

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  86. I forgot about the approval part so I probably wasn't the first one. ooopps.

    Anyway, jeans and new shoes are a must for back to school and my daughter could really use some of both.

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  87. And amazing enough I already have a Cozi account

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  88. MY necessities are skinny jeans, knee boots, cardigan shawls, and decorative long sleeves (go under many shirts ;) ).

    My 3 yr old daughter Tenesey would benefit by this generous offer because she is getting ready to start Preschool. Even teaching from the home requires new fun fashion for her where as it makes her feel special and important (fun for me to mix n match and make ever piece worth it!).

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  89. I entered the first day of school photo contest!

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  90. My basic necessities are jeans and plain t-shirts! LOVE THEM! Oh all 3 of my kids need some new jeans and clothes for fall...crazy how they grow so fast!!

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  91. A couple good pairs of jeans are absolutely necessary for back to school! :)

    My nice, Taylor would LOVE a back to school shopping spree. She's at that stage where she's growing so fast her clothes can't keep up!

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  92. I really need jeans for my boys. They live in jeans through the fall, winter and spring!

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  93. I love Target! With five chlldren, four that are girls, I am constantly looking for great style at a great price. We could use this to rev up their wardrobes!

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  94. Some of my go to necessities are different colored under shirts (short and long sleeved), undies and socks, a couple pairs of great jeans, a jacket, few sweaters, shoes, and then some fun things like hats, hair bows, jewelry, etc!

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  95. I liked Cherokee on facebook and my famiy would love to have the awesome gift card, it is all the small neccesities that adds up like the underwear, socks and undershirts.
    Marleepatts@hotmail.com

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  96. Both my Kindergartner and I could use the reward! My "little" because she's growing out of EVERYTHING, just like you said, and me, because I'm due any day, and am guessing I'll need a few new things once baby arrives to feel human again :) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  97. entered Cherokee and Cozi's giveaway!

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  98. Liked on facebook

    marykayegoodman@yahoo.com

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  99. Signed up for cozi

    marykayegoodman@yahoo.com

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  100. A good pair of jeans and sweater that they can wear over shirts.

    marykayegoodman@yahoo.com

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  101. Oh my gosh. I just bought two of those knit dresses from Target you can see in one of your pictures. LOL. We used them for my girls' birthday pictures last night.

    I already like Cherokee on FB. They have some great stuff!

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  102. I liked Cherokee on FB!

    hdelacruz15@gmail.com

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  103. My son would love to win this giveaway. He just started preschool and we love shopping at target. They have such a great selection and awesome prices.

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  104. I don't have children yet...but I just started school this semester myself! I've recently lost about 20 lbs and could really use some new clothes in a smaller size!

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  105. I like Cherokee on FB!

    Cheryl @ That's What Che Said...

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  106. I like Cherokee USA on facebook. packer {dot} becky {at} gmail {dot} com

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  107. My 4 year old son would be the perfect candidate for this giftcard. He is growing faster than I can keep up with. I like to stick to 3 or 4 basic colors of pants adn then get mix and match shirts for him to wear with them! Keeps the number of items I have to buy at a low but options at a high!

    Cheryl @ That's What Che Said...

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  108. My husband just started a graduate program after working for 4 years, so he's the one in our family who could use new school clothes the most :) I love Cherokee for my little 2-year-old too.

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  109. My son is growing like weeds and I am getting ready to do his fall shopping, jeans, cords, long sleeve shirts, etc. This GC would be awesome!

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  110. Shoes! It seems like my kids are outgrowing their shoes every single year and don't seem to be in the sizes that big sister wore the year before.

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  111. Our basics are jeans and sweaters. She wants to wear a sweater everyday to match her shirt! :) (of course crazy socks and undies too!) If we won she be so excited....more sweaters (even though it is like 100 degrees here in TX she does not care!) Little sister needs a wardrobe spruce up as well. Big sister is getting her into sweaters and skirts! :)

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  112. My 6 month old is in need of some warmer and bigger clothes. She just grows so fast!

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  113. I entered the first day of school photo contest!

    Cheryl @ That's What Che Said...

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  114. I Like them on Fb! I LOVE Target so this would be awesome!

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  115. I love Cherokee because they have outfits that don't make my 8yo look like a street walker. They're fantastic and who doesn't love Tarjay.

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  116. There are no basic necessities when shopping at Target. Their little girl clothes are to die for. I usually end up spending way more then I had planed on when visiting that store....so this Gift cad would be amazing!

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  117. I entered the 1st day of school photo contest

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  118. WE need jeans like crazy. My boys think they need to make holes in the knees when they get a new pair! Shoes are a must they grow an inch in a day I swear!

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  119. I don't have any kids in school yet but cardigans and jeans are a must have for fall!

    I'm expecting a baby girl in the next couple months so I would definitely use it on her. Target has the most adorable and affordable baby clothes as well as clothes for mom and dad too!

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  120. I think some of the essentials for back to school shopping are shoes and coats! (and they add up fast... bummer) The gift card would help curb the cost a lot! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I uploaded a back to school picture to their contest!

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  122. I liked Cherokee USA on facebook.

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  123. My son(7) is growing up so fast and so is my little girl(3)! they could both definitely use socks,underwear and shirts!!! I know $100 could go a long way!:)

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  124. This is my first year buying "school" clothes, and I realized after the first day that my daughter needed COMFY shoes instead of CUTE! She also has no place to get hand-me-downs from, so once her arms grow any more, she'll need all new long sleeve shirts!

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  125. I entered the Cherokee 1st day of school photo contest on facebook.

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  126. I liked Cherokee. I could use clothes. After having my 4th child and losing alot of weight I NEED some clothes that fit! But you know us Moms are always last to get things!

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  127. Thanks for doing the giveaway! My little miss is also growing like a week and is need of some new pants for fall!

    Jenn M.
    Builditsewitloveit.blogspot.com

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  128. I would use this gift card for my pre-schooler. She is the middle child, always getting the hand-me downs! She would love to shop just for her! I always get my kids jeans, a couple pairs. Everyone needs jeans!

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  129. I signed up for the first day of school photo contest!:)

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  130. I am having trouble posting a comment on here, so this may be a repeat post but i want this gift card to buy a new wardrobe for both of my kids ;). I absolutely LOVE Cherokee clothes! They are uber cute and super durable. My 2 year old and 10 month old are VERY active and rough on clothes...Cherokee clothes keeps up with them and makes them look even cuter than they already are!!!

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  131. I would LOVE the giftcard for my Son Liam who is two and a half. He goes to MDO drop in for days when I "need a minute" and I love for him to look classic and put together! I love cherokee tees to be monogrammed and appliqued and they have the best khakis-classic, not over done or busy. So, our basics for B2S are Khakis and Tees that are comfy and high quality- so we can have our friend put a pumpkin or wagon on them :0)

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  132. I LIKED Cherokee on FB...I too lovveee their clothes for kids! My little one loves their colorful paterns! Thx

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  133. It seems like we always need some sturdy shorts, pants & shirts that can take the wear and tear of an active 3-year old boy and all of the washing that has to be done to get out the stains he manages to find. Speaking of which he could really use some back-to-pre-K clothes.

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  134. It seems like everything is a basic necessity these days. This year it's my husband going back to school and boy could he use some new shirts! Great giveaway!

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  135. I like Cherokee USA on facebook!
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  136. My back-to-school essential for my 3 year old is shoes, shoes, shoes!!!

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  137. I don't have any kids yet but I have lots of nieces and nephews who benefit from my shopping at Target! They LOVE new clothes!

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  138. Both of my boys are in need of a update in their wardrobes; especially since the cooler Fall weather is fast approaching. They both out grow jeans like you wouldn't believe!

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  139. I liked their facebook!
    jeaniegirl24@hotmail.com/justinthatcher11@yahoo.com

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  140. I like Cherokee on FB! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  141. I liked Cherokee USA on Facebook!

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