Back-to-School Giveaway: Win a Granite Gear Backpack!


Aug   2016



Everyone knows the best part of back to school…

It’s not seeing how tan everyone got over the summer.

It’s not getting your new jam-packed class schedule, that’s for sure.

It’s not even seeing your BFF again.

It’s getting those sweet, sweet school supplies. Fancy pens. Fresh notebooks. And, oh yes, the backpack.

That’s why CollegeXpress is teaming up with Granite Gear to give away three—THREE!—of their cool new backpacks. So you can roll into class in style.

The prizes

Our three (3) winners will get the Marais backpack, and they get to pick which of the five colors/patterns they want. (Check out your options here!) And you definitely want this backpack, because it’s got:

  • BARRIER water-repellant fabrics
  • Gear-Tec sleeve for your laptop
  • High-density EVA foam shoulder straps
  • Slim design for comfort
  • And a lifetime guarantee!

Who can enter

This giveaway is open to just about anyone who needs a backpack: all high school, college, and grad students should enter! (Unless they’re related to us, because employees of Granite Gear and CollegeXpress/Carnegie Communications and their families are not eligible. Womp womp.)

How to enter

  1. Take a pic of your favorite summer hangout spot. (You don’t have to be in the picture, but we hope you are!)
  2. Share your pic on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram. Feel free to tell us where you are and why you love the spot. Here’s the important part: make sure you include the hashtag #WhereIGottaGo and tag @CollegeXpress and @GraniteGear on Insta and @GraniteGearHQ if you’re doing Twitter and Facebook. Also, you get one (1) entry per social network—so don’t miss out on snagging all three (3) entries!
  3. Post your entry (or entries) before 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 14. That’s the final deadline!

The winners will be chosen at random on Monday, August 15. Winners will be contacted via direct message on social media before the end of that week. We’ll share the winners with the world shortly after.

We can’t wait to see all the places you gotta go. Good luck!

Note: Did you know you could win a $10,000 scholarship for college or grad school just by registering on CollegeXpress? This is one of the quickest, easiest scholarships you’ll ever apply for. Register Now »

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