BTS Shopping: Children’s Place Backpacks, Dick’s Kids Coat Clearance And When To Say “No” To Your Kids

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Yesterday I spent the day shopping with Jackson and Reagan (Caroline is away at camp this week), and goodness gracious, we wore ourselves out! This has been a big summer for us as Jackson’s had his first experience at summer jobs, and it’s been amazing to watch his view of money change.

 

Because my kids have plenty of clothes right now, I really just wanted to find them each one super cute outfit to wear on their first day of school. I knew we’d pick up a few extra pieces (but wait until later in the season to buy fall clothes), but was determined to especially let Reagan pick out something special just for her because she wears hand me downs most of the time from her sister or free clothes thanks to Schoola so I thought she’d love a special outfit for her first day.

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We went to Children’s Place and found a huge selection of clearance items, and Reagan scored big when we tacked on this extra 20% off couponFor $70 we got a backpack, lunchbox, water bottle and a bunch of tops and shorts (she did need some new shorts!), but she was determined to shop at Justice for her first day outfit.

 

So, after shopping a few stores with Jackson and lunch, we headed to Justice.

 

Yikes.

 

I’d seen several signs about the “new” Justice, and while I usually don’t just love their clothing, I knew it was something she really wanted and thought it might be worth checking out. Reagan found a pretty cute outfit (a little more trendy then I normally buy, but she looked darling in it.) I didn’t see any sales on any of it, but thought surely I could hunt down a mobile coupon.

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I searched and searched, but nothing. However I’ve never know Justice not to have some sale or coupon, so took the outfit to the register and asked. The outfit (only 3 pieces mind you ~ for an eight year old) was going to cost $72.

 

C.R.A.Z.Y.

 

When I asked the cashier, she informed me that Justice was no longer offering as many sales and coupons, just “every day lower pricing.” 

 

You can bet this penny pinching momma did a double take.

 

I politely asked if she really felt that a $72 outfit for an eight year old was every day low pricing? :)

 

She informed me that they were still working to adjust lower prices on everything.

 

Ahem.

 

My daughter was a wee bit crushed, but I snapped a picture of the outfit and we agreed to watch the items online to see if they go on sale. Then we went to a few other stores, and as we talked about it even she realized she really was completely okay without that outfit.

 

Success!

 

Guys, it is so easy in the moment to think our children need something they really don’t need, or choose it’s not worth the fuss to walk out of the store.  (Honestly, she really loved the outfit and there was a tiny part of my brain that knew we could afford it, so maybe I should just give in? I quickly realized that was ridiculous though!) I want my daughter to feel like she fits in, want her to feel every bit as cute as she is, but a $72 outfit just isn’t going to do that.

 

I’m so thankful my kiddos are starting to understand how money works (it’s been huge to watch this transformation over the last few years.) While they still have their moments of disappointment, I love that they’re starting to see what abundance comes when you choose to live on less.

 

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And because I don’t want to miss this, Dicks Sporting Goods had quite a few crazy good clearance deals on kids winter coats. Our store had Obermeyer, Columbia, Spyder brand and more an extra 50% off dropping their prices to around $50 (regularly $125+) and you can use this $10 off $50 coupon. You’re welcome! :) 

 

Do you have any suggestions on helping your kids learn the value of a dollar? I’d love to hear ~ leave a comment to share!

 

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Amazon Prime Pantry: Free Shipping With Select Back-to-School Purchase

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Right now when you add 4 participating back-to-school essentials to your Amazon Prime Pantry box, you’ll get free shipping on your entire Prime Pantry order! Choose from anything on this list over HERE. Plus there are eCoupons available on certain items to save even more. (Once your four eligible items are in the box, you can fill it with any other items you’d like!).

 

Here’s a quick scenario to get you thinking. . .

I don’t know that these are the absolute lowest prices I’ve ever seen on these items, but they’re very comparable to Walmart without using coupons, and they bring it to your house. (I love that!)

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If you come up with any other great scenarios, leave a comment to share, and don’t miss how I earned my free $5 Amazon Prime Pantry Credit when I bought Lays chips over HERE!

 

See more Amazon Deals, and remember when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month, you’ll also save an additional 15% on all of your subscribe and save purchases.

Remember that pricing on Amazon is subject to change at any time.

 

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Office Depot: Spent $4.10 For $29 In Items

 

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Here’s what I scored yesterday at Office Depot for $4.10 plus tax!

  • 2 Composition Books $2
  • 3 packs pencis $.03
  • 3 protractors $.03
  • 3 pencil compass $.75
  • 1 pencil box $1.29
  • Total = $4.10

I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t required to spend the minimum $5 amount to get that price (I wasn’t paying attention because my kids were with me ~ yikes!) Our store was out of the mechanical pencils for 1¢ but said they may re-stock – definitely watch for those at your local store when you head out to shop.

 

The items we don’t need will head to our donation bin ~ I love being able to stock up for my own kids and to donate when the prices are so good at the stores. Love that!

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Go HERE to see this week’s best Office Depot, Office Max & Staples deals this week, and print your free 2015 Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet!

 

Let me know if you find any great back-to-school deals, and find the complete list of back-to-school deals over HERE!

 

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Igloo Ice Cube Max Cold 70 Roller for $39 Shipped

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Amazon just dropped the price on this Igloo Ice Cube Max Cold to $39, which is the lowest price we’ve seen on it in over a year! It has excellent reviews, and ships free with Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping. Here are a few product features:

  • Unique, nearly cube-shaped 70-quart cooler keeps ice for five days
  • Smooth-rolling wheels, convenient locking and telescoping tow handle, and molded side handles for lifting
  • Deep foam insulated lid with two molded drink holders; recessed drain plug
  • Measures 18.6 by 23.5 by 20.3 inches (W x H x D); holds 114 12-ounce cans, and upright two-liter bottles; 14.5-pound weight
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer’s warranty

Go HERE to check it out! 

 

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Remember that pricing on Amazon is subject to change at any time.

 

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Best Buy: HP Wireless Optical Mouse for $7.99 Shipped

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Right now at BestBuy.com you can get the HP Wireless Optical Mouse for just $7.99 with free shipping! This is regularly priced at $24.99, so this is an amazing deal!

  • Optical technology: For pinpoint accuracy on almost any surface.
  • Scroll wheel: Lets you easily navigate documents, Web pages and more.
  • 3 buttons: Offer simple execution of commands.
  • Ambidextrous design: Enables comfortable left- or right-handed operation.
  • Up to 12 months of use: With the included AA battery, so the mouse is ready when you need it.
  • 2.4GHz wireless technology: Allows you to work in a preferred position and helps minimize desktop cable clutter.
  • USB connectivity: For simple connection.

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Free Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes Sample

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Head over here to get a free sample of Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes! If you love this brand, or want to try it out, grab this sample while it’s available. Plus they often include high value coupons!

Note: You may not be able to request this if you request their free sample offer back in April.

Thanks, Free Stuff Times! Love a bargain? Find more free stuff HERE.

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Free Custom Photo Book from MyPublisher

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Now through 8/10/15, new customers to MyPublisher can create a FREE Classic Hardcover Photo Book with Cover Option!  This is a $34.99 value.

To get yours just head over to Mypublisher.com to enter your email address, then you will receive a custom code for your free photo book! You will have to pay shipping, but this is still a great deal on a personalized gift idea!

See more great photo deals.

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VTech Alphabet Activity Cube for $34.19 (Lowest Price!)

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Amazon just dropped the price on this VTech Alphabet Activity Cube to $34.19, which is by far the lowest price it’s ever been at! It has excellent reviews, and ships free with Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping. Here are a few product features:

  • Early education toy comes with 13 building blocks that teach toddlers all 26 letters; blocks are conveniently stored inside the cube
  • Large electronic learning activity cube features five sides of fun that keep your toddler entertained; hits eight stages of development
  • Pre-K toy cube has 100+ songs and phrases with a removable keypad and phone that teach numbers; light piano keys teach shapes, colors and music
  • Turning gears, sliders, and beads strengthen fine motor skills for kids; put and take holes encourage repetitive play and peg maze provides block dropping fun
  • Early learning center is designed for kids 9 months to 3 years of age; 2 AA batteries are included for demo, use new batteries for regular use

Go HERE to check it out! 

 

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Free Nivea Lotion Sample

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Head over here to get a free sample of Nivea Lotion right now! You can choose from two different varieties: In-Shower Body Lotion or Extended Moisture Lotion.

Sample should arrive via snail mail within 6-8 weeks.

Thanks, SwagGrabber! Love a bargain? Find more free stuff HERE.

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Rachael Ray Lasagna Lugger $18.49 (Lowest Price)

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Amazon just dropped the price on this Rachael Ray Lasagna Lugger (in orange) to $18.49, which is by far the lowest price the orange one has ever been at! It has excellent reviews, and ships free with Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping. Here are a few product features:

  • Fits most 9″ x 13″/22.8 cm x 33 cm baking dishes (DISHES NOT INCLUDED)
  • SuperFoam insulation plus Therma-Flect radiant barrier keeps food hot or cold for hours
  • Ultra Safe easy clean lining
  • Exterior zippered pocket
  • Carry handles with wrap

Go HERE to check it out! 

 

Love Amazon? Don’t miss my list of 16 items you should be buying on Amazon.

See more Amazon Deals, and remember when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month, you’ll also save an additional 15% on all of your subscribe and save purchases.

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