School is just around the corner and that means that the kids have probably grown out of everything that they wore last year and you are looking for the best price on clothing for them. Finding deals on “normal” clothing is fairly easy but finding deals and saving money on school uniforms can be a little bit tricker but it can be done if you know what you are looking for and what you need to do when it comes to saving money on school uniforms.
Some schools only require certain color pants and shirts and others require that the school uniforms be purchased from a certain brand with a logo or school mascot. There are different ways to save on both so I am going to give you all the tips you need for Saving Money on School Uniforms no matter which style your school requires.
Saving Money on School Uniforms –(General Savings)
Online Clothing Thrift Stores that give FREE Credits:
There are a lot of different sites that give you a FREE credit just for signing up. Depending on the site depends on the amount of FREE Credit they give you. What is great about the free credit is that you can snag free clothing with it, most of the sites the clothing is used but I have ordered from all of the following sites and always been pleased with what I have purchased and since it is normally with free credit, and costs me very little if anything out of pocket. They are basically online thrift stores and are great for saving money on school uniforms.
Schoola – FREE $15 credit. Plus you can get another FREE $10 credit. After signing up Click here (you MUST use that link) (for new and old customers) and create a collection and name your collection then click save and close. Your $10 Credit will show up at checkout automatically.
Threadup – FREE $10 credit for joining. Just search for uniform clothing that you are looking for and use your free credit.
Online Yardsale Groups:
Facebook has TONS of groups and many yardsale groups where people post things that they are selling or things that they are looking for. Search Facebook for ones that are local to you and then search for people who are selling uniform items or post a looking for ad. Be specific with the sizes you are looking for to make it easier for people to let you know if they have what you are looking for.
Go to your local thrift stores and see what they have. You can also let them know what you are looking for and ask them if they can contact you when anything that you are looking for comes in. This can be used for saving money on school uniforms no matter which type you need, brand specific or general uniforms.
Save on School Uniforms with online Sales:
Kmart/Sears tend to have great sales Plus if you sign up for Shop Your Way then you will randomly get FREE points in your account, earn points whenever you shop in store or online and it is FREE to join here.
Gymboree.com: They often have sales and if you have a parenting, or parents magazine laying around the house look in it for a 20% off coupon.
The Children’s Place: They often have sales along with FREE Shipping and great sales. Planning a head and buying from them at the end of the back to school shopping season will save you a ton and you will have the clothing you need for the next year.
Saving Money on School Uniforms-
Buying used will save you a TON of money. Most kids do not ruin their school uniforms, they wear them for school, have gym clothing and then change when they get home so the wear and tear on them is normally quite minimal. It also is known that kids grow out of their school uniform clothing just about every year so buying used from someone is a great way for saving money on school uniforms.
Online and Facebook Groups:
Look on craigslist, or your schools website for others who are selling their used clothing from previous years. Plus you can look in the facebook groups that are local to you as well just like the non school specific ones. You can also look on Ebay, and post on your social media accounts that you are looking for school Uniform clothing.
Going in on an order with a group of parents will often get you a discount. The larger and order the larger the discount and when parents are all ordering at the same time the order will be quite large. This will mean the whole group of you will be saving money on school uniforms.
Online Coupon Codes:
If you have to buy your school uniforms from a certain company then look for coupon codes online that will help you with saving money on school uniforms. A quick google search can often make it so you can find a coupon code that will save you at least a couple bucks when you are looking to save money on school uniforms!
Ask for a discount:
Some times just asking can get you some savings. If you are military or a single mom ask if they have a discount for different types of families. You might just be surprised at how saving money on school uniforms can easily be done just by asking for a discount. However don’t be bummed if they can not give you one, but it can not hurt to ask.
I hope these tips help you with saving money on school uniforms. We all know kids clothing can be expensive along with all the other needed school supplies, so saving money on school uniforms if you need them will help free up money in other places of the budget for other back to school needs.