Back to School GiveawayDisclosure: I received a complimentary set of both items as part of the giveaway. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are my own.

I don’t know how it happened, but it’s already the second half of August. Some of my friends in the South and on the West Coast have already had their kids start school. Since in the DC area we still have a couple of weeks to go (at least for public school kids), we are featuring a giveaway for one reader to win two new Five Star® products, the Five Star® 2″ Zipper Binder + Expansion Pocket and the Five Star® Expandable Backpack.

The backpack, which is huge, and the the 2″ Zipper Binder are best for middle-school and high-school students who need to carry the larger than average loads on their backs. Most middle schools require at least a 2″ binder, but I can tell you from experience that most 2-3″ three-ring binders, which are pretty pricey to begin with, will NOT last the entire year. But the Five Star® 2″ Zipper Binder is built to last, and comes with an expansion pocket for easy-to-access documents and items that don’t need to be filed inside the folder. Yes, it looks BIG, but these 11-14 year olds have to haul a LOT of stuff in them, so the extra durability will go a long way and save you in the long run.

As for the backpack, it expands to a ridiculous degree. I used it, in fact, for an overnight trip with my daughter and was able to fill it with two changes of clothes, an iPad, laptop, two water bottles, a toiletry bag, and the required electronics chargers. My son, who’s going into 8th grade, will have no problem fitting the Zipper Binder, his lunch, gym clothes, and more in the comfortable-to-carry backpack.

So how do you win both items? Just leave a comment here or on our Facebook page by 11:59PM on Sunday, August 23. The winner, who must have a valid U.S. address, will be notified on Monday.