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What’s better than a backpack full of school supplies? You get it all for free in a backpack giveaway! Participating Verizon Wireless Zone and TCC stores will hold their School Rocks Backpack Giveaway on July 31, 2022. We did some digging and found all the details about Verizon’s Free backpack giveaway for 2022 and how you can snag a free backpack with school supplies at 1,300 Wireless Zone and TCC stores participating. Here’s everything we know about the Verizon free backpack giveaway.

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What is the Verizon Free Backpack Giveaway 2022?

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The Verizon Backpack Giveaway is an annual event held at TCC and Wireless Zone stores around the U.S. to help reduce some of the financial burdens of back-to-school expenses, which, according to a Lending Tree survey, cost an average of $498. This year, the 10th giveaway, Verizon will hand out 130,000 backpacks on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.


What school supplies do you get in the School Rocks Backpack?

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Back to school supplies—what to buy and when!


We expect each free backpack will have school supplies that are similar to Verizon’s past backpack giveaways; folders, paper, pencils, a ruler, a pencil box, and glue.


When and where to find the Verizon Backpack Giveaway near you.

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This year, 1,244 stores are participating in the Verizon Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 1 – 4 p.m. To find your nearest giveaway event, visit Wireless Zone and TCC. The child must be present to receive the backpack.

TIP: The free backpacks go fast, so we recommend getting to your local store early.


Read the fine details for the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Like every other giveaway, there are some fine details. Although there are only two for the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, be sure to read them so that you don’t lose out.

  • Limit of one backpack per child
  • Your child must be present to get a free backpack


Register your child to win a $10,000 college scholarship at the backpack giveaway.

While at the Verizon School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, sign your child up to win one of five $10,000 scholarships. Students K – 12 are eligible, and the winners are selected at random.

How to Get a Free Backpack Filled With School Supplies! We've Got the Deets