I’ve been avoiding thinking about back to school and enjoying every last moment of summer fun. But the truth is that back-to-school is already here for many of you and right around the corner for us.
Nothing gets me more motivated to prepare for back to school than a shopping challenge. While I really don’t typically enjoy shopping, I do enjoy saving. Sure, it’s fun to pick out cute notebooks and cool gel pens, but finding the right clothing and shoes for two growing kids can be a challenge. This year I had my hands especially full because both of my kids just went through a growth spurt. In fact, my daughter’s feet grew 2.5 sizes since the last time we purchased shoes a few months ago!
I headed off to Kohl’s with my nine year old and a $500 gift card provided by Kohl’s for the challenge, and together we set out to buy everything the kids need for the fall and winter: clothes, shoes, pajamas, undies, socks, and shoes – all within the $500 limit.
Before we left, however, I decided to take things up a notch. We timed our shopping trip to coincide with a weekend of extra savings throughout the store, and we also took along my 20% savings pass that I received in the mail. Taking advantage of the in-store sales and the “Yes Pass,” my daughter and I spent exactly $499.85. I handed the clerk the provided gift card, and she handed me back fifteen cents in change. For that amount we were able to purchase:
- 24 tops
- 6 bottoms
- 5 pairs of shoes
- 2 pairs of pajamas
- And our splurge, an NFL jersey
While the total spent was $499.15, the total saved is even more impressive – $571.54, PLUS I received $90 in Kohl’s cash to spend on myself when I return next week. Free money, baby! Check out our haul…
Want your own Kohl’s back-to-school savings? There are still plenty savings events happening at Kohl’s between now and the end of the back-to-school season. You can learn more – and shop! – at Kohls.com.
Disclosure: I was provided with a $500 gift card to use in the writing of this post. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.