Back To School Giveaway: Trapper Keeper #TrapperKeeperIsBack

Teresa from Tiaras & Tantrums, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her excitement about the relaunch of a beloved 80’s product in this sponsored post.  Our writers are compensated, but all opinions remain their own.

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I could not be more excited about a product making a return to the main stream of school supplies. #TrapperKeeperIsBack!

The Trapper Keeper was introduced in 1978 and was a mainstay in the 80’s, all through my years of schooling. I’m so happy to introduce the Mead’s Trapper Keeper to my kids now.

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Mead is bringing the Trapper Keep back and reintroducing it to our children. This time around the brand new, full line of products have updated features and new design elements. Two elements I am super happy about are the snap closure and the Snapper Trapper.

My children are home educated but attend a private academy one day a week. We compile all our school books, school work, supplies and binders in a rolling cart and off to academy they go. My children have 3-ring binders for each class they attend, because 3-ring binders are necessary tools to teach our children good organizational skills that they will take with them through their formal education and beyond.

trapper keeper is backThe only issue with a 3-ring binder is sometimes they are hard for little hands to manage. My daughter has dropped a couple of the binders when passing from one class to the next. You can imagine all the papers that go flying out of her binders. It does cause some distress to her. Thus my joy at the new design element of the snap closure.

Mead has updated the closure to a super sturdy snap, making it easier and more durable for my girls to keep their things stowed away safely and securely. Also, standard on all new 2014 Trapper Keeper products, the new Snapper Trapper feature makes it easier than ever to snap supplies in and out of their binder without the hassle of opening the rings. This will save my daughters valuable time whilst transferring in between classes.

There are many new product options that include binders, folders, notebooks, dividers and student planners. Additionally, all these amazing products are offered in a variety of colors: red, blue, green  and purple. My girls can color code any way they desire to fit their own organizational and personal styles. The cohesive platform will enable my children to use this system of tools quickly and easily and aide them in staying organized.

I loved them and now my kids can too, because the Trapper Keeper is back!

The Trapper Keeper Facebook page will be hosting a promotion for their fans from July 7 – September 12. Prizes will be given away three times a week and will include fully-loaded Trapper Keepers and all of your ‘80s favorites (movies, music, games, gift cards and more!).

In order to enter, fans will be asked to upload their rad, original ‘80s photo or a recent shot of themselves reliving the glory days on Facebook or online at

Over the course of the Back to School season, entrants can share their photo with their friends and encourage them to enter the contest, too. The person whose picture receives the most votes will win the grand prize – a $1,000 Visa Card and a fully loaded Trapper Keeper! The runner-up will take home a $250 Visa Card and a fully loaded Trapper Keeper.

Enter to Win

You can also enter for a chance to win a fully loaded Trapper Keeper System right here at 5 Minutes For Mom!

The Fully Loaded Trapper Keeper System Will Include:

  • Binder
  • 1-subject notebook
  • 2-pocket folder
  • Dividers
  • Student planner

Leave us a comment telling us if you had ever heard of the Trapper Keeper before or have ever used it. We’d also love to hear what grade your kids are in at school and why they’d like to use Trapper Keepers. Then please use the form below to enter:

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Teresa is a family lifestyle photographer who is happy homeschooling her three children in the Christian classical education theory in the suburbs of Chicago. You can find her on her blog Tiaras & Tantrums or on Twitter as @tiarastantrums.


  1. Rebecca Parsons says

    I used to have one that had dogs on them. They really were pretty nice to keep everything in one place.

  2. Dawn says

    Of course I had a Trapper Keeper! I rocked plain colored ones, though… never got that rainbow unicorn one. :(

  3. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I always had a trapper keeper in elementary school….it was the highlight of my school shopping!

  4. Erin Ellis says

    Yes! Several! My first was the blue one with the heart rainbow. I also had a few Lisa Frank :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  5. Terra Heck says

    I had a Trapper Keeper back in the day. In fact, I think most everyone did back in the day. My son would like a Trapper Keeper for school. Thanks.

  6. Shawna O says

    Yes, I had Trapper Keeper as a kid! Love that it’s coming back even better. My oldest son could use this to help keep him organized at his new school this year. Thanks!

  7. Heather S. says

    Yes, for several years in elementary school. I love picking out a new design each year when getting back to school supplies. I’m so excited their bringing them back!

  8. e michelle says

    i had a blue and pink one as a kid it was so loud to open! i looked for one for my middler schooler this year but came up empty!

  9. Kim Keithline says

    I had a trapper keeper when I was in school and it was the ultimate back then to have one I think my son would be happy to have a trapper keeper in school

  10. Brittany says

    Of course I had a trapper keeper! It was the thing to have. Loved it and would love to win this for my kids.

  11. Idaho Jill says

    oh I LOVED my trapper keeper (new one every year)…I loved shopping for the perfect one every year – I would open and close all of them. still remember that vividly! my daughter will be in 2nd grade and would love a trapper keeper too!

  12. K. Finn says

    I did have a Trapper Keeper, but I think I was a few years late to the trend. My parents bought what was on sale, and who could blame them?

  13. Marianna says

    I used to have a Lisa Frank trapper keeper – that was my favorite part of school, getting a new one every year!

  14. Gina Brandt says

    Well this brings back memories. I had one threw out elementary and middle. Elementary I rocked the Lisa Frank and once I entered into middle I stayed with the Five star.

  15. Robin Wilson says

    WAAAYY back in the day I carried a Trapper Keeper to school and just loved it. I think this would be great to help organize my lists and such.

  16. katklaw777 says

    I remember having a trapper keeper a looooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.
    I know my kids could use one too…thanks!

  17. Melissa Snyder says

    Yes I did everyone did when I was in school. Mine held a folder for each class and and paper for notes. It was a great way to keep organized.

  18. Coriander Warren says

    I use one for my couponing. My daughters both have one for school but are always in need of new ones 1/2 way through the year. This would be a nice backup for any one of us!

  19. stephanie baker says

    I actually still have my Trapper Keeper from high school :)
    My husband is a teacher & has a newer one. You just can’t beat the original!

  20. Melanie Comello says

    No, but i absolutely need one lol. What a space saver this would be lol. Right now it seems like all the papers just get trapped on my kitchen table argh lol.

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