Back-to-School Styles for Tween Girls

back to school styles for tweens


There are lots of bright, fun styles for tween girls for back-to-school and so your tween’s wardrobe doesn’t have to consist of only jeans and graphic tees this year. There are so many fun trends that your tween will love like skater skirts, printed jeans and fun accessories. The key to saving money with tween is to show them styles you will both love so clothes don’t go unworn.

To save money, I try and grab a few trendy outfits for my tween daughter and then let her pick out a few jeans and tees to mix and match. There are so many stores that have styles your tweens will love like Old Navy, Gap, Justice, The Children’s Place, Johnny B for Boden,  and P.S. Aeropostale and they are all offering great deals for back-to-school. [Read more…]

Middle School And Elementary School Back To School Outfits

middle school / tween girl back to school oufits

Last week we headed to Shoe Carnival and bought some back to school shoes during their Buy One Get One 50% off sale. You can read all about our trip and the Shoe Carnival we visited here.

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Best School Supplies Guide – Durable, Functional & Fun

Best School Supplies Guide with Durable, Functional and Fun Supplies


There are so many options during the back-to-school shopping season and you will love our best school supplies guide. I love shopping the deals that arise every year, but I am also watching out for items that will last the entire year. I don’t like paying premium prices for things that I have to replace mid-year and so I consider shopping for some quality items, shopping smart.   There are also some fun items for decorating lockers, plus lots of neat, brightly-colored supplies that your kids will love. If you normally don’t buy school supplies online, then you might consider picking up a few things to save some gas and time this year. [Read more…]

Best Backpacks for Back to School & Current Backpack Coupon Codes

If you are looking for back-to-school gear like backpacks and lunchboxes, the best way to save is to buy quality sets with coupons and discounts. I like to spend a little more to on my gear and then have my kids use them for a few years.  Some of the lower quality sets tend to rip, break or have zipper problems mid-year and then you will end up replacing them before the year is over or replacing them yearly. If you use your coupons, you can find durable backpacks and gear with coupons at Land’s End, Pottery Barn Kids, eBags, Garnet Hill, LL Bean and more. Also, many stores are shipping backpacks to your doorstep for free. Instead of spending precious time and gas, stopping at store after store, order your backpack online and take advantage of free shipping offers. [Read more…]

Expo Dry Erase Black Marker 12 Pack for Just $7.74 – Great for Back-to-School

Black Expo Markers


If you are like me, these Expo Markers are on our back-to-school supply list every year. This is a really nice deal on a 12-pack of black Expo markers for just $7.74 and what a great time to stock up, while the price is low. There are also some good prices on some colored Expo markers, but the black 12-pack is one of the best prices that I have seen! I grabbed some for my own kids. If your order totals $35 or more, it will ship for free. [Read more…]

Back to School Savings Tips and Sale Information

This post is sponsored by Valpak. All opinions are mine.

Back to School Savings Tips


Did you know that families with school age children will spend an average of $669.28 on school supplies and apparel in 2014?  Here is some great information and back to school savings tips to help you save some cash. [Read more…]

Mabel’s Labels Coupon – Save on Back To School Labels

Mabel’s Labels Coupon Code

When you are getting ready for back to school, don’t forget one very important item – Mabel’s Labels!  It is so easy for kids to misplace items so labeling is so essential. I even have an exclusive Mabel’s Labels coupon code to help you save on these high quality labels.

Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more with the Ultimate Back to School Combo.  Just use the coupon code BSMBTS for 10% off the back to school combo  through 8/15.

This best selling label combo pack contains all the labels needed to identify children’s school gear and other belongings and keep them out of the lost and found! Skinny-Minisâ„¢ are slim, dishwasher-safe, waterproof labels ideal for school supplies such as rulers, pens and lunch containers. Teeny Tagsâ„¢ are small metal tags to attach to backpack zips, pencil cases and sports bags. Laundry-safe Tag Matesâ„¢ peel and stick to clothing care tags while Shoe Labels are extra tough waterproof labels for the inside of footwear.

I’m also excited to share with you that Mabel’s Labels now offers free shipping to the US on all orders. No minimum purchase necessary. Save with the exclusive Bargain Shipper Mom Mabel’s Labels Coupon code and take advantage of free shipping by shopping Mabel’s Labels!

Shop with Mabel’s Labels Coupon Code Today! 

Up to 30% Off Coupon Code – Piperlime Kids Shoes

 back to school kids shoe sale

Need shoes for back to school?  Then you want to check out this great Piperlime coupon code on kids shoes. Enter the code SCHOOL and the discount goes up depending on the number of shoes you purchase. [Read more…]

How to Save On Back To School Clothes – Top 10 Tips

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Top Tips on How to Save on Back to School Clothes

It is back to school time and you know what that means…. back to school clothes shopping.  Shopping for back to school clothes can be very expensive especially if you want all the latest and greatest styles.  I love to get great brand name back to school fashions but I also love to do so at a discount.  Wondering how you can save on back to school clothes too?  I have 10 tips on how you can save on back to school clothes. If you follow these tips, you can save lots of cash.

    1. Take Inventory

      – Before you ever head out shopping, the first thing to do  is to go through your children’s current clothing and see what you what you have and what you need. Check what still fits and if you have hand me down clothing  from one of your children. Did you buy anything ahead at great discounts? You might be surprised by how much you already have.  Once you take inventory you can then allocate your clothing budget across the items you need to purchase.

    2. Repurpose

      – See if any current clothing can be repurposed. Too short girl’s dresses can often be worn as tunic once you add some leggings. Short sleeve graphic tees work great all year round. Just add a long sleeve shirt underneath and it transitions to cooler weather. You might even want to buy some spring/summer items with big discounts now that can be repurposed for fall.

    3. Shop Early

      – Don’t wait until the typical August back to school clothing sales instead take advantage of sales year round to get amazing discounts an back to school clothes.  If you are looking for a cute first day of school outfit remember that it will most likely still be warm on the first day so pick up a cute outfit a fraction of the price during summer sales. I will let you know about the best back to school clothing sales here.

    4. Shop Late

      – For cooler weather clothing, wait for sales and discounts that usually occur in Late September or October. Plus this also gives kids an opportunity to figure out what the styles are before you go all out and discover that the clothes you splurged on are “soooo last season.”

    5. Shop Online With Coupon Codes

      – Use the online coupon code database to find percent discount coupon codes on clothing and free shipping. Your best savings will be when you can stack a online coupon code on top of a sale price. If you do that you can  usually can find  in season clothing for 50% off or more. I never ever pay full price for children’s clothing. You can almost always find an online coupon code and stack those savings with a sale.

    6. Shop In Store with Coupons

      – If you are buying in store, be sure to check for a coupon. For example, I rarely anything at Gymboree without using a Gymboree coupon. Magazines are great sources of coupons and well as directly from the store. This leads me to the next tip.

    7. Sign up for  Discounts

      – Be sure to get on  favorite stores email lists and follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you know about all their sales. Sometimes special coupon codes and sales with only be announced this way.

    8. Shop Children’s Flash Sale Sites

      –  With Flash Sale sites,  you can often find high end brands for much less.  You need to be a member but membership is FREE.   They often carry hand-picked, boutique items as well as brand names for moms, babies and kids at up to 70%off retail.  Many of these sites will offer special back to school deals on apparel, backpacks, educational toys, lunch fixings and tools and everything else you need to send your kids back to school. New events launch daily but only last for a short period of time often 72 hours or less. My favorite kids flash sale site is Zulily.  Be sure to sign up with Zulily to find out about all their sales.

    9. Consider Gently Used Clothing

      –  Ebay, online used clothing stores or  local used clothing stores like Plato’s Closet.  Some of my favorite online sites are Thredup and MoxieJean for back to school clothes. When you use the Thredup link you will also receive 40% off your first order and free shipping.  (Use coupon code BTS40 offer ends 8/31/14) If you click through the MoxieJean link, you will get a coupon for $10 off $20 in designer baby & kids clothes. (You could sell some out your outgrown clothing to fund this year’s purchases as well)

    10. Use Discounted Gift Cards

      – Buy discounted gift cards for for favorite stores and save even more.  You can stack triple savings on clothing by using discounted gift cards, coupon codes, and shopping sales. I like to use to buy discounted giftcards online. If  you are a new customer, you can save $5 off $75 with code RAISE75AF. This is on top of their already discounted prices.



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