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Building a Back to School Teacher basket at #MurphyUSA

Murphy USA is an oil company based of El Dorado, AR.  When we first moved here, Craig shared with me what he had learned about the company – they provide college scholarships for every child that graduates from El Dorado High School.  This in itself is pretty impressive, but then when I attended the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference in June, I met Brittney Burroughs, who works in PR for Murphy USA.

Murphy was a sponsor for the conference, so Brittney had the chance to share some of the programs that the company offers. As a “crunchy, cloth diapering, tree-hugger”, you’ll not normally find me getting excited over an oil company.  However, when Brittney told us about the many ways that Murphy USA is supporting their community, and about some of the great programs they have to help their customers save money on gas, I was truly impressed.  And, let’s face it, tree-hugger or not, I still have to put gas in my vehicle. So, it’s good to know there’s a locally-owned company exercising socially responsible practices to get my gas from.

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in a fun project sponsored by Murphy USA – the kids and I got to create a “welcome back to school” basket for Carina’s kindergarten teacher.  Check out my “This Moment” story below to see what we did and how it turned out!

I always just pay at the pump, so I was surprised to find how small the inside of the Murphy USA Express store was.  It was filled to the gills with snacks and drinks though, and it was easy to shop because literally everything was within arm’s reach!  They had several items on sale, including the Vitamin Water, Monster Java, and the Hershey’s chocolate that we purchased. The kids thought this was a fun adventure and loved picking out goodies for Carina’s teacher.  Thank you, Murphy USA, for letting us do this fun project!

This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  However, the opinions contained in this blog post and the This Moment story above are my own.  See full disclosure.

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2 Responses to "Building a Back to School Teacher basket at #MurphyUSA"

  1. Mel says:

    I’m still curious about this “Happy Birthday Mix.”:) Sounds yummy! Love the smile on both faces at the end!:)

  2. Fawn says:

    Ha. Happy birthday mix is hershey milk chocolate chips, marshmallows, and golden grahams cereal. There’s a kiddo with egg and nut allergies in Carina’s class, and these items are all on her “safe snacks” list. :)

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