Back to school… cha-ching! New lunchbags, backpacks, pencil cases… and clothes! How to afford it all?
Here are 5 cost-conscious tips for Back to School this Fall:
1. Earn money-off
Some stores, like Gymboree, have their own reward system that lets you earn and redeem 'Gymbucks' towards future purchases. Bonus days get you extra Gymbucks! Click here for full details so you can plan the best time to shop and save big!
2. Earn travel miles
You might as well get rewarded for spending on clothes! The Children's Place is known for great value and good quality, and now offers Air Miles Reward Miles as a bonus. Maybe your kids' back to school shopping will earn you a family trip!
3. Join the club
Osk Kosh Kids Club membership is free – you'll hear about the sales first, and get special offers available only to Kids Club members. It doesn't cost anything and could save you lots.
4. Skip the uniform shop
You don't need to blow the back to school budget on a pricey uniform shop when Old Navy has all that you need for school uniforms – available online and with free shipping on orders over $50. Suit up the whole family – they've got uniform wear for preschoolers, little kids, big kids, even adults!
5. Buy a 'lot'
Try ebay for amazing deals on brand name kids' clothes. Often sold in size 'lots', you can get some amazing deals and buy a whole wardrobe in one purchase! You'll also find new-with-tags items for sale. Quick tip – use the search tool, specify size, condition, price – and have fun shopping. Be sure to factor in shipping costs.
What's your secret for saving on back to school shopping?