Trapper Keeper

When I was in sixth grade (back then the last year in elementary school), I felt like I had won the lottery. I had finally, finally convinced my mom to splurge on a Trapper Keeper. Before then, I had owned a bunch of “fashion” folders, but without a Trapper Keeper, I felt seriously deprived. It was bad enough that I didn’t have a Nintendo or a Commodore 64 like most of my friends, but hello a Trapper Keeper was so much cheaper than either of those! Anyhow, I showed up to 6th grade with the Trapper Keeper you see above — the one with the rainbow hearts cloudscape. But the next year, when I started junior high,  the principal didn’t allow Trapper Keepers, so my rainbow lovely had to stay at home, filled with doodles and notes and journal entries. All I got at school was one glorious year with the Trapper Keeper!

Fast forward a couple of decades, and the Trapper Keeper is BACK. The 1 1/2-inch binder comes in red, blue, green, and purple, and features a brand-new “Snapper Trapper” that makes it easier than ever for kids to attach the accessories (folders, notebooks, planners, dividers, all sold separately from the binder). I won a blue one at Mom 2.0 in May, and my three kids all fought over it, so when they offered me a chance to give one away, I couldn’t help myself! I know how much I loved my Trapper Keeper, and I think my kids will find the new ones just as useful. Did you own a Trapper Keeper? If so, which one(s)? Tell us and enter for a chance to win a fully loaded binder for your child (see below for rules)!

Giveaway Details: To enter the giveaway, do one of the following (extra entries for each additional action; just let us know in the comments) by Aug. 10th: Tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #TrapperKeeperIsBack; Share an old school photo of yourself on Facebook and tag Trapper Keeper and The DC Moms; Visit the Trapper Keeper Facebook page and enter the promotion; Follow Trapper Keeper on Facebook and Twitter.

  1. Only open to residents of the United States, color options not guaranteed.
  2. Winners will have two weeks from the day they are contacted to respond and claim prize.
  3. We are not responsible for shipment to winner.
  4. Giveaway will consist of a fully loaded Trapper Keeper system, including:
  • Binder
  • 1-subject notebook
  • 2-pocket folder
  • Dividers
  • Student planner

I was provided two Trapper Keeper systems, one for review and one for a giveaway to my readers, by Mead. All opinions are my own.