Friday, August 12, 2011
It's a new school year so it's that time again to shop for new clothes (new styles or new sizes!), shoes and gear...Back to school can be so expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Most stores have to be competitive this time of year and the results are great deals, sales and special promos. There are many places online to get children's clothes for a lot less whether it is through a daily deal site or using promo codes - I can usually find much better deals online than in the actual stores.
Here are my top 5 picks to save this school year:
I discovered Thredup last year as a way to get rid of all the out-grown but still in great condition kids clothes that were piling up in the closet. It was a very quick and easy way to give a box of clothes away (and my boxes went really fast!). Then I decided to try picking a few boxes for myself and found a few boxes that sounded great - when they arrived I was so excited! And so was my 2-year old who jumped for joy then proceeded to try everything on... all at once! This was WAY more fun than going to the thrift shop and digging through tables and racks covered with not-so-exciting used clothes.
Thredup is super easy to use... and it's FREE to sign up - and if you sign up with my link here (http://www.thredup.com/CarmichaelNitzky69564) you will get a $10 credit. All you'll ever pay for basic swapping is $5 + ($10.95) shipping per box of kids clothes. At more than ten items per box, that's like $1.50 per item. No hidden charges. No recurring fees. And they will arrive in about 2-3 days!
2. Cookie's Kids - the #1 source for school uniforms
If your kids go to a school that requires a uniform or a set dress code, then Cookie's Kids Department Store is the best place to find incredible deals! They even make it easy for you to get the right uniforms with their School Locator Link - you can search for your school and they will provide you with a list! Cookie's Kids also sells a great selection of brand name regular clothes, play clothes, accessories, shoes, backpacks and even toys. At CookiesKids.com, you’ll always be able to find the latest children’s fashion and great gifts for any occasion. The clear product pictures and descriptions ensure you’ll always know what you’re getting. They will even help you find matching outfits with the click of a button. They also have very frequent online promotions, deals and giveaways so you'll save even more! Check them out and make sure your kids have all the essentials and more to go Back to School!
3. Totsy...Where the savvy mom shops!
Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 70% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Totsy lists great deals on top name brands of clothing, gear, toys, books and everything young kids and moms need and each sale lasts 48-72 hours. It's a members only site so if you aren't a member already, sign up now here
Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. With every purchase you make through Totsy, they will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation.
Zulily is another great limited time deal site that I Love! It's a new online store offering daily sales events on top-quality apparel, gear and other goodies for moms, babies and kids. They carry the best brands at the lowest prices and have many sales events every day so you have more to choose from. Members enjoy savings of up to 90% off retail prices. They have several deals every day and each deal lasts 72 hours. The savings potential is huge so check them out now: http://www.zulily.com/invite/jnitzky353
5.Amazon.com's Back to School department
Check out Amazon's Back to School Page for the latest deals and promotions for all things needed for Back to School. They have some great buys on brand name clothes plus they have everything else - backpacks, books, supplies, shoes, accessories, lunch boxes, lunch food items... the list goes on and on! (Also see my post on current grocery deals from Amazon... http://sprout5.blogspot.com/2011/08/back-to-school-grocery-savings-at.html )
Hope you will check out these deals and other deals also found in my left sidebar ad blocks or find coupon codes here: http://www.couponchief.com/users/sprout