Last week, my daughter and I went on a back to school shopping spree while my son was at wrestling camp. My daughter and I headed to the mall with a wallet full of money saving coupons and gift cards that I had won online. Our mission was to get everything the kids needed for back to school while spending as little money out of pocket as possible!
We only shopped the clearance racks - making sure that we would get the most bang for our buck! I love being able to combine clearance, coupons and free gift cards all together in one transaction.
Some of the items purchased included an Adidas backpack, messenger bag, socks, undies, 5 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, and 1 pair of shorts. Oh, and let's not forget that our shopping trip also included a visit to Orange Julius and Go FroYo, which are also included in the total!
By shopping clearance and using coupons plus free gift cards - I was able to get $357.86 worth of back to school clothes, school supplies and grocery items for just 84 cents out of pocket!!! That's a savings of $357.02.
I'd have to say that I'm very proud of our frugal shopping trip, and we had a great time together - which is the most valuable deal of the entire day!
Did you get any great back to school deals?