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August 17. 2013 8:35PM

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The recent cool weather has offered a stark reminder that summer is fleeting and fall is on the horizon. That means school buses, the return of our favorite network television shows and football.

It also means now’s the time to finish up back to school shopping for clothes, supplies and snacks to insert in those lunch boxes.

May I suggest healthy organic snacks from Plum Kids. With over 30 varieties of fridge-free, spoon-free, fuss-free snacks, the company offers a variety of organic snack options designed for easy, on-the-go snacking whatever the occasion. Among the most popular are Mashups, squeezable organic fruit and/or veggies blended together and Slam Dunx, a line of organic dips in kid-friendly flavors like Vanilla Coconut, Strawberry Peanut Butter, and Very Berry Carrot.

The company has been kind of enough to provide a sample pack of products to one lucky reader. So I will select one winner at random from all emails received by Monday at 5 p.m. featuring the correct answer to this trivia question: This 1986 movie comedy starred Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman and Burt Young? Send the answer, along with your full name and mailing address to and include “Plum” in the subject line. The winner will be announced in next Sunday’s column. Good luck.

Still haven’t completed the back to school clothing shopping?

The front of the JC Penney circular found in today’s Times Leader has a $10 off a $25 purchase of shoes, accessories and apparel today and tomorrow only. Use it or lose it.

Take the coupon found here: to Kohl’s today and get $10 off a $25 kids’s apparel purchase. And you can try to combine that deal with this offer to get an additional 15 percent your purchase:

Make sure you play the Win Great Things sweepstakes while you’re there. Customers who spend $30 or more through Sept. 2 will get a scratch-off game piece that offers the chance to win things like JanSport backpacks, iTunes gift cards and movie tickets. Learn more by going here:

If Abercrombie & Fitch is more your style, that retailer is holding an instant win game that entices consumers to come into the store and get a code to enter via text message. Winners get 20 percent discounts, promo cards worth $10 or $15, or a pair of jeans. Learn more here:

This isn’t as much back to school related as it is just an awesome offer. Price Chopper has a pair of coupons on the front of its circular found inside today’s Times Leader. One will get you 20 cents off per gallon of gas when you make a $20 or greater meat purchase and use your AdvantEdge Card. The other will get you the same cents off gas when you buy $15 or more in produce.

I know one guy that’s gonna be eating a lot of pepper steak and pineapple glazed ham over the next week.

Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. Follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder for deals and news throughout the week.

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