Whether you look forward to the first day of school or dread it, no one looks forward to the added expense of back to school shopping. Between clothes, shoes and the school supply lists that seem to grow longer each year, the expenses can really add up. According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, families will spend an average $634.78 on their back to school shopping. Cut your back to school clothing expenses in half using these simple ways to save on Back-to-School clothes.
Ways to Save on Back to School Clothes
Uniform Exchange – Check to see if your school has a uniform exchange. Many schools have a day when you can trade in the uniforms your children have outgrown for uniforms other families have donated. If none exists, ask how you can start one!
Shop early and late - As the first day of school approaches, the clothing sales will dwindle and so will the selection. Shop early to take advantage of the best sales and find the items your children need. Once school has started, head back for the clearance sales to snag great deals for next year.
Be thrifty – Don’t forget to check your local thrift stores. They are often full of khaki shorts, navy pants and other uniform style clothing for kids. Mix these basics in with a few new shirts, and you can cut your clothing expenses in half.
Triple stack your discounts – Start your savings by shopping the back to school sales both in stores and online. Next, add to your savings by searching our online coupon code database for online coupon codes or use one of the many printable retail coupons we list at The Prudent Patron every Friday! Then, triple stack your savings by shopping with discounted gift cards purchased from websites like GiftCards.com and CardCash.com.