Enter to Win a $200 Free Spirit Gift Certificate!

Enter to win a $200 gift certificate!This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Danielle! Thank you for another wonderful year! For our final giveaway of 2017, one lucky reader will win a $200 gift certificate to use at freespirit.com.

To Enter: Leave a comment below telling us what makes you a free spirit. This giveaway is now closed.

For additional entries, leave a separate comment below for each of the following tasks that you complete:

Each comment counts as a separate entry—that’s four chances to win! Entries must be received by midnight, December 22, 2017.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around January 2, 2018, and will need to respond within one week to claim his or her prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winner must be a U.S. resident, 18 years of age or older.


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158 Responses to Enter to Win a $200 Free Spirit Gift Certificate!

  1. Cheryl says:

    I am a free spirit because I am always looking for new and different tools/strategies to get my students to self-reflect and to express themselves.

  2. Lori says:

    I have a positive mind and an endless desire to learn and teach . I have liked on facebook, twitter and pinterest

  3. Vicki Mascareno Nelson says:

    My own children and my students help me keep my spirit free and open to new ideas and experiences!

  4. Bonnie H says:

    I’m a free spirit mom supporting my son in fostering his emotions!

  5. Robbin Hair says:

    I am a free spirit, because I know that every student can succeed. And, I match my teaching to my students’ individual needs.

  6. ardnam says:

    “Liked” on Facebook

  7. ardnam says:

    Now following on Twitter

  8. Kathie Mandra says:

    I am a free spirit in the classroom in finding ways to meet standards, support student needs, and grow as an educator without being shackled by initiatives and demands.

  9. Terry Baker says:

    I take chances and try new things!

  10. michelb366 says:

    I am a free spirit because I like to think outside the boxes to get my students what they need.

  11. Amanda Tempel says:

    No following on pinterest for great resources. Great for that 3am diaper change, feeding, etc.

  12. Amanda Tempel says:

    Following on twitter now and added to my parenting list.

  13. Amanda Tempel says:

    Already liked on Facebook and love supporting local businesses

  14. Amanda Tempel says:

    I’m a free spirit mom (we have the books at home) and active with several local daycare programs. My goal is donating more books to local kids classrooms.

  15. Maria Wilsey says:

    Truth it both frees me and binds me.

  16. MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ says:

    I am a free spirit because I am determined to empower children no matter what they do or what they need

  17. Dawn Schechtman says:

    Follow on Twitter

  18. Dawn Schechtman says:

    Follow on Facebook

  19. Dawn Schechtman says:

    I am a free spirit because I am an advocate for my students.

  20. Dawn Schechtman says:

    Followed on Pinterest.

  21. Melissa Derby says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  22. Melissa Derby says:

    Followed on Twitter

  23. Melissa Derby says:

    Followed on Facebook

  24. Melissa Derby says:

    I’m a free spirit because I go with the flow

  25. Danielle Indri says:

    I am a free spirit because I am not afraid to be my quirky self! I teach self-love to the children in my schools!

  26. Follow on Pinterest: Alissa Apel
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  27. Follow on Twitter: @AlissaApel
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  28. Like you on FB. Alissa Spiehs-Apel
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  29. Painting and working with mixed media makes me a free spirit.
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  30. Jen Israel says:

    A free spirit is not how I would describe myself. Type A, want the best for my students, their families and teachers absolutely; that is why I utilize Free Spirit and all your resources. Your hard work and dedication to providing the best resources allows me to challenge and foster the free spirits I have the pleasure of working with!

  31. fallsha says:

    Followed on pinterest! I am super excited about the early childhood and parents and caregivers pages!

  32. fallsha says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  33. fallsha says:

    Liked on facebook, even before the contest!

  34. fallsha says:

    I am a free spirit because I do my own thing whether or not it be popular, quirky or whatever!

  35. Shannon leininger says:

    I am a free spirit because I do my thing, even when it is not the norm! I also love to allow my children to be themselves whether they want to be quirky, safe, risk takers or whatever, they are encouraged to be themselves!

  36. Laura Filtness says:

    I’m a free spirit because I like to follow my own path.

  37. Teresa Bateman says:

    I’m a free spirit because if you had to pay for me I’d be WAY too expensive! (Which probably explains my salary…) Love books, love to teach kids how to love books.

  38. Jami Imhof says:

    I’m a free spirit because I help and advocate for others that cannot speak up for themselves.

  39. Janet Menegakis says:

    I am a wanderling opening the free spirits of children in my preschool classroom…offering then paints for their colors, music for their dance, and kindness for their place to be.

  40. Samantha says:

    I’m a free spirit because I do what I think is right no matter what happens to me because of it. I follow my heart and intuition always in life.

  41. Nicolle H says:

    I am a free spirit because I believe in myself and follow my own path.

  42. Anthony Tran says:

    I’m a Free Spirit because I do what I enjoy by going out my way and helping people of all types!

  43. Isara Argent says:

    I have shared the Weird Series with hundreds of children!!!

  44. Crystal Balback says:

    I am a free spirit because I work for Head Start and I feel that every child has a right to be happy. That every parent has a right to be happy, and I have a right to be happy. So every day I do my best to help someone be happy.

  45. Rolly Benigno says:

    What makes me a free spirit…is that I am someone who paves his own path or journey and walks to the beat of my own drum. Free spirits hate being controlled or restricted in any way, and value physical and emotional freedom above everything else in life. That’s what Free Spirit is…..and I am proud to be one!

  46. Jocelyn Levin says:

    I’m a Free Spirit because I help kids of all backgrounds at the public library.

  47. Jocelyn Levin says:

    Followed on Twitter as twitter.com/jmb_mlis

  48. Jocelyn Levin says:

    Followed on Pinterest as http://www.pinterest.com/teenbrarian/

  49. Chiasson says:

    I like the information and choices

  50. Lauren Agoratus says:

    Not caring what other people think if a child with a disability acts differently than expected and using it as an opportunity to raise awareness of kids with special needs.

  51. Paula Iunghuhn says:

    I am a free spirit because I love to help kids learn. I may use unconventional methods, and think outside the box. I try to show kids how to make connections to the real world. I also think it is important to teach them how to have manners, say please and thank you, and be good people.

  52. 1msewblessed says:

    A Behavior Consultant’s dream

  53. Madison Sierer says:

    I’m a free spirit, because I am a school counselor – I have to be flexible for the days plan and open to new ideas to help my kiddos succeed.

  54. Sharon says:

    Living my life according to my own personal philosophy and not worrying about what other people think.

  55. Tammy Richard says:

    I am a free spirit because when all else is falling around me I stand tall for the families I support.

  56. Jennifer Mays says:

    Being aware of and alert to opportunities to help the kids I work with learn to help themselves makes me a free spirit.

  57. Katie says:

    I follow my heart and do what us right!

  58. Brigette says:

    Doing what is right even when others around may not be doing so and teaching students to stand tall and do the same.

  59. Brigette says:

    Following on Pinterest

  60. Brigette says:

    Liked on Facebook

  61. DD says:

    I use your books to help me find the right words for my daughter! Thank you!

  62. Kathy Bittinger says:

    I’m a free spirit because I was given wings. Now, I attempt to give strong wings and the gift of flight to those I teach. It’s possible when they feel supported and are given the necessary strategies to get themselves off the ground.

  63. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I like you in Facebook

  64. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I follow you on Pintrest

  65. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  66. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I am a free spirit because I follow my dreams and cherish each day!

  67. Tory Snow says:

    What makes me a free spirit is my desire to stay drama free and to be un-weighted by life’s troubles or difficulties. 🙂

  68. Kelly Voreis says:

    With age I have learned to be myself and not worry about what others might think. I bring this into my classroom by daring to go off script and stir up a love for learning.

  69. Len says:

    I’m an old (74) free spirit who is still teaching young children every day about becoming happy, confident and resilient young folks.

  70. Mary says:

    Showing compassion, kindness and gratitude for others costs absolutely nothing – that makes my spirit free!

  71. Alison Miller says:

    I am free to choose my destiny.

  72. Jean Howington says:

    I’m a free spirit because I take life seriously, but not myself!

  73. Terri Morris says:

    I find my free spirit comes out when I help children find new books that help them with their work, inspire them in their lives, or just in giving them the opportunity to choose for themselves in what they will engage. Lately using books to help them sort their feelings has been very rewarding.

  74. Todd says:

    My free spirit shines in dressing for holiday fun.

  75. mberrocal says:

    I think I am a free spirit since birth (I was supposed to be a Christmas Day baby but I refused to come out til the 26th). I’ve been told in several occasions that I’m ummanageable, does that count as far as free spirit goes?

  76. Kristin Hodge says:

    I am a free spirit because as a school counselor I am open to new ideas and lessons to support the learners that I am working with!

  77. Laura Ribeiro says:

    I am a free spirit because I transferred to a new position this year after being in the same place for 7 years. Also, I started doing private practice therapy.

  78. Sacheen Torres says:

    Would love to win it would give me the opportunity to purchase books for my classroom.

  79. Roberto says:

    Very positive books with wonderful messages

  80. Free Spirit: The joy of seeing children grow and develop in front of your eyes over the school years.

  81. Katie says:

    I’m not naturally a free spirit. I get that sense of joy and ease when a child is beaming with confidence and energy that makes them feel unstoppable. They feel so good about themselves that they want to tell everyone and spread the good feelings.

  82. Diana Morris says:

    Free giveaways!

  83. Heather Parr says:

    I love to follow the hearts of children and that is what makes me a free spirit.

  84. Stacy Scalfaro says:

    I love to try new things and use the adventures in life to help write my story and impact others. If it’s important enough that you can’t stop thinking about it then it’s important enough to pursue.

  85. Jeremy says:

    Working to make my own and other educators’ voices matter.

  86. Jane Bartosz says:

    Having the interest in letting students speak their mind is important to being a free spirit.

  87. Deb Thompson says:

    The love of Jesus!

  88. Paula Boucher says:

    My free spirit empowers me to help others see theirf free spirit…dancing, singing, laughing and bringing free and happy!!!

  89. moonblessd says:

    The free spirit in me recognizes the free spirit in others.

  90. Tammy R Taylor says:

    The free spirit in me recognizes the free spirit in others.

  91. Sailor H says:

    My spirit is free because I was born that way. Sometimes I need to be reminded of my freedom, and I often work to remind young children and their families of their freedom.

  92. julesz9 says:

    I’m a free spirit! I make decisions based on my inner/higher guidance. Marching to my own drum all the time.

  93. Samantha Dean says:

    Followed on Twitter

  94. Samantha Dean says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  95. LuAnne Kesecker says:

    I get alot of information on how to help my children from this sight. What a free spirit god send you all have been.

  96. Samantha Dean says:

    Liked on FaceBook!

  97. Willow Burns says:

    I am a free spirit because I respect myself.

  98. Samantha Dean says:

    As a school counselor, I am a free spirit because I am a flexible thinker. I encourage and teach kids to use their empathy and emotion management skills to be flexible with them selves and others!

  99. Jodi says:

    I found useful information and resources through Free Spirit Publishing for my work with families and young children

  100. Nini Engel says:

    I’m a free spirit because I always look at the child’s perspective and try to figure out how the situation feels to them.

  101. Maribel Moon says:

    Because I am a teacher, I can be a free spirit everyday. And although we have a schedule and routines that we follow, I am free to do what I love which is helping kids learn and seeing their happiness.

  102. Jacqueline Carey-Ryan says:

    As a Special Education teacher at the Juvenile Detention Center, I know the emotions run from one extreme to another. Ways to express these emotions productively are key to healing and nurturing towards a road to recovery from trauma.

  103. Dalia Rostenberg says:

    As a school psychologist, I appreciate the variety of tools that are offered through Free Spirit Publishing and have used many of them with early childhood, elementary, and middle-school level students.

  104. Denise Wood says:

    Being able to do what the students need on the spot makes me a free spirit educator.

  105. Bethany Zier says:

    Followed on Twitter

  106. Bethany Zier says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  107. Bethany Zier says:

    Followed on Facebook

  108. Bethany Zier says:

    I am a free spirit because I spend my day doing whatever I can to help students, even if it isn’t in the plans.

  109. Laura McKechnie says:

    I’m a Free Spirit because I like trying new things and constantly changing things

  110. Kristin Dust says:

    I am a free spirit offers so many resources to help me be a free spirit at my job

  111. Kristin Dust says:

    I am a free spirit because I am always on the look out for ways to improve myself, my students, and my school. I like to live outside of the box.

  112. Charlene O'Brien says:

    I was raised to believe in myself! that power has made me a free spirit!

  113. Kristin Dust says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  114. Kristin Dust says:

    Liked on Facebook

  115. Lauren Szukis says:

    Being a free-spirited educator is so very important! Having an open-mind, and being welcoming of feedback and new ideas is what i strive to do. A fresh approach on learning is imperative in the classroom, and I always strive to seek new information from my colleagues and students as well. Sometimes we need to pave our own path; we can follow the lead of others and stick to a regimented, straight-forward approach, however we all know that each child learns differently. Breathing fresh air into our classroom and into the lungs of our students provides for endless possibilities and fosters a deep love of learning!!

  116. Sharon Smith says:

    I’m a free spirit because I follow my own path!

  117. Melissa Sharps says:

    Liked on Facebook

  118. Melissa Sharps says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  119. Melissa Sharps says:

    Followed on Twitter

  120. Melissa Sharps says:

    I’m a free spirit because I let my students’ imaginations take the lead!

  121. Linda Ball says:

    I love to share stories that hold a positive message for children to hold in their heart to help them through the tough times.

  122. Roselyn says:

    Ready to share resources and answer questions and willing to help in any situation

  123. Heather Parcher says:

    I am a free spirit because I tend to take the road less traveled.

  124. Samantha Heitke says:

    Doing what I know is best, despite “how it’s always been done…”

  125. I’m a free spirit because rather than follow a rigid plan or fixed method I try allow moment-to-moment connection guide my work with children and their families.

  126. Aren Stone says:

    As I age, I have let go of caring too much about what others think of me. I take others into consideration and work from a place of empathy, but I don’t need to look to others for approval.

  127. Susan Werner says:

    Follow on Pinterest 🙂

  128. Michele Schwarz says:

    Following on Twitter.

  129. Jessi Peterson says:

    I am a poet, which means I look at things in a slanty, free spirit kind of way!

  130. Susan Werner says:

    Follow on Twitter 🙂

  131. Susan Werner says:

    Liked on Facebook 🙂

  132. Charlotte Sparks says:

    I am always reading to refresh my brain, to learn new things to try, just to try to stay updated on news……that’s why I am a free spirit.

  133. Elaine Holt says:

    I am definitely a “free spirit” believer! I can always find the perfect resource for my need–from girl drama to “ice breakers.” Your wide variety of materials make it so easy to be free!

  134. David M. Baker says:

    I am a free spirit given that I am open to new experiences.

  135. Melissa says:

    My optimism.

  136. Michele Schwarz says:

    Following on Pintrest

  137. Angelica POrtillo says:

    Reading is power. I encourage the parents of my students to buy books and read book with them to enhance and enrich their vocabulary and increase the love for reading.

  138. Angie Pelchar says:

    I am learning to be a free spirit, learning to let go of those things I can’t control. Letting life take its course and not interfere with what is meant to be.

  139. Miriam Plascencia says:

    Spreading love and knowledge is what makes me a free spirit.

  140. Sarah says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  141. Michele Schwarz says:

    Liked on FB

  142. Sarah says:

    I am always reading about a new topic, and that makes me a free spirit. 🙂

  143. Catherine D. Bridges says:

    I am always looking for new ways to approach the same topics. Thank you for the variety!

  144. Maureen Acevedo says:

    Having a free spirit means a lifetime love of learning and learning.

  145. Michele Schwarz says:

    I’m a free spirit because I love to think outside the box!

  146. Susan Werner says:

    I’m a free spirit because I like out of the box thinking 🙂

  147. Jaymi L Hughes says:

    Enjoy this! I have shared with faculty, family and friends. I have also used this with my students. Great variety!

  148. Connie Adams says:

    I live like everyday is my last.

  149. Prestene Victoria Rowland says:

    I’m a free spirit because I’m always seeking new information.

  150. Tanya Kirschman says:

    I am learning to be a free spirit (being a first-born it is not so much in my nature!) However, this year I have taken more risks by trying new things in my counseling program like a new spin on doing groups, a new way to approach bullying prevention, etc.

  151. Tom Beauchamp says:

    I love the variety of information and ideas available on so many topics.

  152. Dani says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  153. Dani says:

    Liked on FB!

  154. Dani says:

    The empowerment my parents and coaches gave me as a young girl, gave me the “permission” to chase my dreams, professionally and personally. This Spring I became a licensed therapist and certificated pilot!

  155. Robin Echenoz says:

    I have shared this site with family and staff. It has been useful with some of my students.

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