Whether you’re part of the parent population with kids whose school is already back in session, or if you’re the part of the population with kids that literally start next week (like me) – I think it’s safe to say it’s well past “the nitty-gritty” & getting down to “now or never” when it comes to school shopping.
While a majority of moms do the bulk of their back-to-school shopping weeks in advance, about 30% of us wait until the last minute. So if you happen to find yourself a
little behind really behind checking off everything on your back-to-school list even though you’ve been counting down the days until school starts since like the first day of summer; do not fret! Last-minute shopping comes with a little luck – in the form of SAVINGS! Between Labor Day Weekend sales and most stores’ dire need to push school supplies off the shelves – literally, EVERYTHING is on sale right now. In fact, now is when you’ll find most supplies-wise items listed at bottom dollar. It’s like a silver lining of super savings in a situation that could otherwise be pretty stressful. So, while you may be a day late – you’re definitely not a dollar short!
To help out my fellow “last-minute & always late” parents tackle last-minute back-to-school shopping, and my “stock up when there are savings” parents start their stock for next year – I’ve put together a list of my favorite 5 stores where you can find super savings on EVERYTHING on your back-to-school list (including supplies, a variety of “have to have” clothes, + shoes for kiddos). I’m sure there are a lot more than 5 places having sales on last-minute school shopping, but the following places are my go-to spots for saving when you shop.
One of my favorite places to find great quality clothing & that ALWAYS has a sale is The Children’s Place. Last-minute shopping at this store is made SIMPLE. By offering 70% OFF sitewide/storewide, they’ve taken away the guesswork of trying to figure out which items are discounted and which are full price – saving you valuable time as well as money.
With prices as low as $3.99 for shirts and $7.99 for jeans, giving kids more freedom to choose their own clothes and establish their own style becomes stress-free.. Pick from a variety of separates that can easily be mixed and matched into numerous different outfits, or check out their Back To School / Fall Looks showcase of complete outfits that can be purchased in sets with everything included. Stocking up on the savings? There is no better time than the present! Get shirts in bulk with a 2pk for just $9.99 or 3pk for $17.99, and 4Pk of skinny Jeans currently just $39.99! PRO TIP: Right now you’ll mostly find warmer weather clothes on sale, so stock up on what you can and look for those winter savings to come later in the fall.
Office Depot has always been one of my favorite places to buy school supplies. If you’ve never shopped Office Depot for back-to-school, this is definitely the year to start.
This year, they are offering some of the best sales I’ve ever seen at this store. I’m not talking about “20% OFF this one expensive brand of pens” or “Packs of paper for $0.10 cents less than it normally is”. Currently offering 60% OFF all school supplies, they’ve got the tools to tackle any subject listed at sale prices guaranteed not to break the bank! The only thing better than savings is the ease of use, and Office Depot really goes above and beyond to make school shopping simple with the option to “Shop By Grade” on their website. Find sales on everything from the back-to-school basics like pens, pencils, and notebooks, to super savings on furniture and electronics at Office Depot – a must on your back-to-school shopping stops!
Office Depot knows that shopping for back-to-school is a whole lot easier if you know exactly which supplies to buy – & offers this tool to locate your school’s list if needed.
Target’s back-to-school section has always made me excited for the upcoming school year. Plus, it has pretty much everything you need on your back-to-school list making it one of the few one-stop shops for school supplies. . With school essentials on its site at prices starting at just $.50, you can almost guarantee that their prices are pretty much the lowest that you’ll find anywhere. Everything – pens, pencils, paper, etc; all at bottom-dollar prices. Looking for clothes? I just LOVE Targets Cat & Hat brand children’s clothes. They are not only super cute and always in style, but are made with good quality materials as well. Right now, all Cat & Hat brand kid’s clothes are currently on sale @ $5 for shirts, and just $8 for jeans. At Target, you‘ll really find everything you need to get going, so get going today!
Kohls’s has always had not only one of the best selections of products, but generally some pretty decent prices that come in tow. So it’s only natural that they hit the nail on the head when it comes to back-to-school apparel shopping. With discounts on shoes, and clothing for your girl kiddos + boy kiddos too, you can pretty much build this year’s wardrobe from the ground up!
Heck, even underwear is on sale at 25% OFF. Need uniforms? Find all of your uniform skirts, tops, and trouser needs on sale for up to half off at Kohls. They didn’t forget about your essentials either – their backpack selection.. It’s HUGE & it’s all on sale for up to 50% OFF. Then there are lunchboxes, goodness.. They have more choices in lunchboxes than they do types of backpacks, so I’m confident when I say there is a lunchbox option for everyone. As if all things already listed were not already enough to convince you to do some last-minute shopping @ Kohl’s – there are currently over 2,300 products currently on clearance & listed at an EXTRA 65% OFF. This Kohl’s sale quite literally covers everything your kiddo needs to dress for success and take on the day!
Reebok’s kids’ back-to-school shoes have all the bases covered. With a range of styles and colors, all available in sizes 1 to 7, there’s something for everyone. When shopping for shoes for back-to-school, they bring the magic with new school flair in a shoe like the Zig Dynamica. Or, kick it old school in the Club C in white leather for a fit that works with any style. Kids’ back-to-school shoes never looked so good. Get 35% OFF Sitewide with code BTS & up to 50% OFF with code LABORDAY
There you have it! 5 stores, all with super savings for back to school. Now get out there and get to shopping! This is one sale you can’t afford to procrastinate on! For more places The Proud Momma Loves to Shop, check out my shopping page here.
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