The kids will be heading back to school in just a few short weeks and that means school shopping is probably well under way, or soon to be started. If you’re a family with multiple children the costs can add up, so the real question is, what are some tips to save on back to school clothes shopping?
We posted this question on our weekly Penny For Your Thoughts post on our Facebook page. Here are the tips which were shared by our readers.
“My kids love going to thrift stores looking for great clothes. Were there for hrs but get it done. I also buy a few outfits from sales at local stores. And love the online garage sales!!!” – Renee T.
“When it is winter I shop clearance for summer and save them. And vise versa. I have been doing it for years now and luckily I have gotten the sizes right every year. This year my 7 year old is excited because I found winter frozen and monster high shirts. I paid 1 dollar for each! Once I did this one year I did it every year! Other than this I will go to retail me not and get coupons and ONLY ONLY ONLY shop clearance!” – Laci D.
“Thrift stores. The kids want to wear their new clothes and it is hot out. I use to buy my kids clothes a season ahead and then would get them out of the tub with the tags on and the kids would be excited.” – Amy W.
“I bought a lot of school clothes from Kmart when they marked down their winter clothes!! Great prices and put them on layaway! Picked up the layaway 2nd week in June! Then my aunt also hits Kholes and Penny’s when they do clearance and coupons! And of course Children’s Place with their sales! All that I really have to worry about now is basics! Really really helps doing it this way.” – Janelle H.
“I sell my kids stuff at bi-annual consignment sales and buy about 90% of their clothes for the next season there as well. Then, I use the remaining money from selling to fill in the holes with a few brand new items.” – Courtney B.
“We shop at consignment stores at bi-annual half off store wide sales, just did this Saturday ended up getting a ton of shirts for .25-.50cents each nice ones too!” – Ryan S.
“With havig 6 kids I have utilized Childrens Place more than any other store. I do most of my shopping online and I do a good bit of searching for promo codes before hand. So, I will hit the sales when they do 50% or higher, then I stack my “My Place Cash” (if I have any), and then the promo code. Last week I bought one of my boys 3 outfits and 2 of my girls 5 pair of shorts and I spent $34! I also hit the clearance sales per season for the following year. Luckily, 2 of my boys and 2 of my girls wear the same size in clothes, so that helps to save a bundle!” – Nicky M.
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