Giveaway: Show us your favorite back to school pics for a chance to win concert tickets/dinner!


John Lleyton on a rockFor lots of Northwest Arkansas kids, today’s the day!

The first day back at school!

That means moms will either be boo-hooing or woo-hooing (or possibly a little bit of both).

Angela's boysBut you can bet all mamas will be snapping a few photos before the kids head off for their first day back at school. So since we know you have those cute snapshots on your smartphone, Facebook wall or camera memory, we want to show them off here on, too!

These can be homeschooled kids, private/public school kids or even your big college kid!

The giveaway part: We’ll choose one back-to-school photo at random and that mama will win two tickets to see Foreigner in concert at The Amp plus dinner at P.F. Chang’s!

Foreigner will be at The Amp on Aug. 29. Click here for tickets if you don’t want to risk missing out on the show.

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with ten multiplatinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits. Founded in 1976, the band is comprised of Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel.

Their debut album propelled the group onto the music scene and featured hits such as “Feels Like The First Time” and “Cold As Ice.” In 2013, Jones was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the band released Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits. The band continues to produce sold out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

We absolutely LOVE P.F. Chang’s and always order the Crispy Green Beans. Or lettuce wraps. Sometimes we order both 🙂 Look at this deliciousness:

pf food

Don’t have kids in school yet? No worries. We’ve got a way for all you mamas of babies and toddlers to get in on the giveaway action. Older kids learn in school, but babies and toddlers are very busy learners, too — especially when they’re playing! So if your kid is not quite school age yet, send us a favorite snapshot of him or her hard at play. (Playing in your kitchen cabinets? Learning to snack on Cheerios? Discovering the joys of petting the family dog? Send us any shot you like best.)

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win the Foreigner concert tickets + dinner at P.F. Chang’s, just send your back-to-school snapshots (or babies at play snapshots) to or you can post them on our Facebook page by clicking HERE. You can also enter by simply clicking the words “leave a comment” below and tell us what your favorite Foreigner song is or your favorite back-to-school moment.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: To increase your odds of winning this great giveaway, email your friends and family to let them know about it. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

4th grader printableBE SOCIAL: Spread the word via social media and we’ll give you extra chances as well. Just share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook (click here to go see the post on our Facebook page and share from there) or share about the giveaway on Twitter to increase your odds of winning. If you do either of these things, just let us know in a posted comment or send us an email so we can give you proper credit.

Good luck in this week’s giveaway! We’re looking forward to seeing your snapshots. Thanks to the local mamas who shared these cute back-to-school pictures with us. We hope your kids have a GREAT first day of school.


  1. I’ve got a year before back to school pictures, but my favorite back to school memory is school supply shopping!!!

  2. I’ve got one student starting Middle School, one starting their Junior year at High School and my oldest starting College 600 miles away. I need a cheer me up night out.

  3. Fave Foreigner song= I wanna know what love is. Pure 80s power ballad at its finest. My husband and I listen to them a lot!!

  4. I can’t believe it is school time already! I just dropped my 4th grader off today!

  5. Classic first day of school morning: my daughter, who is starting high school today, trying on a million different shirts before finally settling on one! (Even though she initially had the outfit all picked out last night.)

  6. Extra hugs and kisses on the first day are my very favorite! And I love Foreigner!

  7. No pictures because I’m the worst mom ever and didn’t snap a single picture this morning!! Terribly, my fave back to school memory is when I drop off my middle schooler and high schooler. With three kids in three schools, hubby and I could use an awesome date night:-)

  8. Cold as ice….my favorite Foreigner song. It’s fitting for my daughter’s first day of school because when she met her home room teacher for the first time…she thought she was scary!

  9. My babies are all out of school now, but I remember how hectic it was getting out the door the first day. I always took a pic on the front porch with their backpacks. And love Foreigner!

  10. Tried to upload a pic, but it wouldn’t let me 🙁 I live Foreigner and would just die if I got to see them! I wanna know what love is, is definitely my favorite song! Shared and tweeted!

  11. My favorite thing with my kids in the first day of school is how excited they are and how easy they are to jump right out of bed and get ready to go. That enthusiasm may last for a couple if days to a week, lol!

  12. Posted a pic on your Facebook site. AND shared the link! I have only ever been to two live concerts in my entire almost 40 years so this would be fantastic fun! 🙂 Thanks for offering this neat giveaway!

  13. Foreigner was at it’s peak when I was in High School! I went to see them in concert back then! They were a fav! Jukebox Hero!

  14. Favorite back to school is taking first day picture and comparing it to the year before picture. Always amazing how much they have changed!

  15. I loved seeing my daughter come running home with her big backpack hopping up and down after getting off the bus for her first day of school ever!

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