Buying new clothes for the kids is a never-ending chore. Whether they’ve simply grown out of those pants or they have stained a bunch of their T-shirts, it can feel like you’re always dumping money into your kids’ closets.
Just because your kids could use some new clothes doesn’t mean you have to drain your bank account! You can get some really great deals on kids clothes, if you know where to look.
Coupons and Sales
Brands are always offering coupons and sales, so much so that it’s silly to buy anything full price.
The first step is to sign up for mailing lists for your favorite brands and stores. That way, they have a direct way of sending you discounts and coupons so you know when the next sale is.
Whenever you’re ready to go shopping, you should always search for coupons online. For example, offers from Adidas can climb to as much as 50 percent off! That’s a huge savings if you have to buy new tennis shoes and gym clothes for the kids.
If you’re heading out to do a little back-to-school shopping, you should save your purchases until tax-free weekend. Although you’ll only save a few cents on the dollar, that can really add up if you have a lot to buy.
The cool thing about tax-free weekend is that it isn’t just clothing that’s on sale! You can buy a wide variety of items for the whole family that are tax exempt including:
- School supplies
- Energy-saving appliances
However, it’s important to look into the rules of tax-free weekend where you live. Some states impose limits on how much you can spend on each type of item.
Buy Second Hand
Buying second hand isn’t the most popular concept for kids, but the youngest members of your family won’t care! If you’ve got a child who’s younger than 10, chances are, you can get away with shopping at your local Salvation Army.
With a little persuasion, you can get your older kids into second hand shopping as well. There are a lot of high-end consignment shops that specialize in barely worn name brand clothing. That way they can get the brands they want and you don’t have to spend a fortune.
There are some great deals to be had in stores, but some of the best deals can be found online! You can find some great online coupons, and some deal sites specialize in offering just a few items at deep discounts. Strategies, like checking Twitter and downloading deal notification apps, can be great ways to help you save with online retailers.
Just because the kids need new clothes again doesn’t mean you have to empty your bank account! You can get the kind of clothes your kids actually want to wear, and you can save big at the same time, by following the tips on this list.