Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Back to School Clothes

It's that time again to start searching for the girls' fall clothes. As I've said before, I do not like to go shopping at stores with kids. Grocery shopping is fine, but for anything else it can be too much of a chore. The thought of shopping for clothes with the girls is just exhausting. So, I did what I usually do, and shopped online.

One of my favorite places to shop is The Children's Place. We don't have one anywhere near us so I shop online...and that is just fine by me. Truth be told, I get much better deals online than I ever have in one of their stores. Their clothing lines are very easy to mix and match and they have a nice selection of solid pieces along with usually funky prints that feature hearts, flowers and butterflies. As for shipping, they just charge a flat rate of $5 per order. Can't beat that...that's less than I would pay in gas money to head out of town to the big stores.

Since Ella has been growing like a weed, she needed some new dresses, shirts, hoodies and pants. I managed to buy all of this for her:

1 hoodie, 2 dresses, 3 t-shirts, 1 halter top & 2 pairs of yoga pants

The regular retail of these items was $106. Since all of these items were on sale AND I had a 15% coupon that they sent me in the mail, I only paid $49.24 plus tax and shipping.

Although Lucie has Ella's hand-me-downs, some aren't in the greatest shape...plus I couldn't resist the chance to buy them matching clothes. So, I got this for her:

1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of yoga pants, 2 t-shirts and 2 tunic tops

The regular retail of these items was $63.50. These items were on sale as well AND I had the 15% off so I only paid $24.60 plus tax and shipping.

I got a $189 purchase (with tax and shipping) for only $85. Not a bad deal. However, I just checked their website today and some of the items I purchased are even cheaper today! Oh well.

One other tiny perk was that I am getting 2% of the purchase back because I linked to The Children's Place website through Ebates. If you shop online, I suggest joining Ebates (free membership), linking to stores through their website for % back or coupons AND checking RetailMeNot for possible coupon codes.


Rebecca said...

Oh, i'm going to have to check that site out. I've never bought anything from them before!

Janel said...

Rebecca - Also, if you sign up online with your kids bdays, they'll send you an email coupon code (usually 10 or 15%) to use around their bdays.