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The History of the Trapper Keeper

Oh Snap! The History of the Trapper Keeper

Trapper Keeper—a name that is on the short-list of iconic brands that have become a part of our everyday terminology.

“Hand me a Kleenex.”

“Go make a Xerox of this article.”

“Don’t put that Q-tip too far into your ear!!”

Yes, many of us have used the term “Trapper Keeper” when referring to a number of types of binders and notebooks. But rest assured, there’s only ONE Trapper Keeper!

And what an interesting story lies behind our favorite school portfolio. Erin McCarthy, deputy editor for the popular website MentalFloss.com, pulled together a great article outlining how the Trapper Keeper came to be the iconic figure it is today. We assure that you will learn something that you previously didn’t know about Trapper Keepers, so definitely give it a look: The History of the Trapper Keeper

Tell us: What kind of Trapper Keeper did you have?

Submit your first day of school photos and win

Say Cheeeeeeeese!

Everyone takes pictures of their kids on the first day of school, right? Maybe those pictures can make you a winner!

Submit a photo of your child(ren) taken on their first day of school this year and send it to robert.sadowski@acco.com. Include your first name, your child’s first name, the grade they are entering and a subject line with “Photo Contest” included. We will be posting each one to our Facebook page so friends and family can see the photo—be sure to show off your new school supplies!

We will draw two winners at random to receive some Five Star back-to-school goodies. This contest ends Friday, Aug. 23 at 12 Noon EDT. Good luck!

[photo by libookperson]

FREE STUFF! (We knew that would get your attention!)

Back to School with Five StarIt’s back-to-school season, and the shopping for new clothes and classroom supplies is well underway. We want to give one lucky reader an additional “boost” in their supply shopping—all we ask is for you to tell us a story.

And we don’t mean just any story—we want your best back-to-school story. Be it a funny experience at the office supply store or something memorable that happened on the first day of class last year, we’re all ears. We’re even interested in your favorite parts of back-to-school, and maybe your not-so-favorite parts.

The best “story” will receive a Five Star back-to-school prize pack with best-in-class supplies that are built strong to last long. The deadline for submitting stories on the AT-A-GLANCE Blog is Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12 Noon EDT.

Act fast and give us your best anecdote for back-to-school season. Good Luck!

School Box by Patrick Q

School’s Out—Time for Back-to-School Shopping Already?

Here at AT-A-GLANCE, we’re always looking for ways to make your planning and organizing efforts run smoothly and more efficiently. We also want to make sure these efforts permeate every facet of your life—work, home, school, family…you name it.

We want to help you achieve maximum productivity. And why not save you a buck or two in the process?

We’ve created a new section on the AT-A-GLANCE Blog where we’re able to pass along the best deals and promotions we have to offer. For example, this is the final week to take advantage of our End of School Blowout! School may have just ended, but you can get a jump on next year by doing some of your back-to-school shopping right now—and you’ll save 30% and receive FREE SHIPPING! Continue reading