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    Ideas for Post Prom prizes

    I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow I volunteered to head up the prize committee for our school's post prom. My thought was to go to Walmart and ask if we could get a discount on things if we bought them there for prizes. Some of my thoughts are...TVs, DVD/blu-ray players, mini fridge, wireless speakers, noise canceling headphones, iPod (or do people even use these anymore since almost everyone has cell phones they listen to music on these days?), itunes gift cards, portable DVD player, baskets of snacks (chips, cookies, nuts, beef jerky, etc.), so many free lunches at school (I also work in the school cafeteria), oversize fluffy blankets, emergency road kits, tablets, Chromecast, roku or Amazon Fire stick, wireless printers and gift cards. The way they normally do it is that every junior and senior enrolled in our school (guests from other schools and/or underclassman are excluded) who attends gets some sort of prize. I'd like the prizes to be something they'd be excited to get, yet still affordable. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    . My thought was to go to Walmart and ask if we could get a discount on things if we bought them there for prizes.
    Wal Mart doesn't do that. I tried it a few years ago with something I was doing for the Military, and was told they don't do that any more because they get too many requests.



    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    TVs, DVD/blu-ray players, mini fridge, wireless speakers, noise canceling headphones, iPod (or do people even use these anymore since almost everyone has cell phones they listen to music on these days?), itunes gift cards, portable DVD player, baskets of snacks (chips, cookies, nuts, beef jerky, etc.), so many free lunches at school (I also work in the school cafeteria), oversize fluffy blankets, emergency road kits, tablets, Chromecast, roku or Amazon Fire stick, wireless printers and gift cards.
    They all sound like nice prizes, but you're right, I don't think Ipod's are used that much any more.

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    The way they normally do it is that every junior and senior enrolled in our school (guests from other schools and/or underclassman are excluded) who attends gets some sort of prize.
    Seriously?? Not to sound like a ''Debbie Downer'' or anything, but WHY are schools spending money on PRIZES for just attending the Prom?? When did this start? That's a lot of money that could be used for something more worthwhile! (books, school supplies, etc....).

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    Actually this is a post prom event. It takes place after the prom is over but gives the kids something to do that keeps them out of trouble. The money doesn't come from the school fund; rather the junior parents get together every year and raise funds (selling things...peeler cards, laundry detergent, candy bars, etc.) to spend on this event. It's really a big thing around here (we live in a small, rural area with the biggest city 50 miles away) and they've been doing it for years. With nothing to do in the area late at night, this keeps kids safe and trouble free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    Actually this is a post prom event. It takes place after the prom is over but gives the kids something to do that keeps them out of trouble. The money doesn't come from the school fund; rather the junior parents get together every year and raise funds (selling things...peeler cards, laundry detergent, candy bars, etc.) to spend on this event. It's really a big thing around here (we live in a small, rural area with the biggest city 50 miles away) and they've been doing it for years. With nothing to do in the area late at night, this keeps kids safe and trouble free.
    That is so cool and so responsible. Instead of parents of drunk (drugged, what have you) teens sitting back and wondering why their teen is drunk or out later they they'd like, or wondering where they could be and who they're with or what they are doing , they make sure they're safe and have a good time all at once. Bravo to your community!
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    Although there was no prom this year because of the virus I picked up some things from JC Penney that were almost free after rebate during Christmas. A toaster oven, set of very nice knives, they also had mixers, coffee pots, toasters, crockpots etc. Something to give to the kids going away to college and to others moving away from home. Will start looking for free after rebate items for this years prom, my nephew is a senior. After prom is a huge thing here also, the kids go to the local church and spend the night in the large hall, more music, food and supervison. They aren't allowed to come and go and their parents are texted when they arrive and if they leave, it keeps them out of trouble while giving them a chance to be kids and have a great time. I remember being 10 feet tall and bulletproof, now at 5 foot 3 wearing bifocals making sure I don't fall down the stairs .
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    LOL.

    Those gifts are really great ideas.

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    They have started summer training for football in high school, mostly bodybuilding and conditioning, someone mentioned in-person summer school instead of online. The world cannot come to a complete stop, they are just going to have to be careful about it. A friends Little League started playing last weekend, those poor kids are so out of shape from spending the last 3 months in the house they were exhausted after playing.
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