I never really appreciated how much families spend on clothing for their kids until I had one of my own. It’s crazy how easy it would be to spend hundreds of dollars on new clothes for my son every season. I like to think that I’m not cheap, but thrifty so I’m all about the deals–especially when it comes to something he’ll only wear for a few months. I’ve been doing a bunch of research and I wanted to share a few tips on how to save on clothes for the whole family.
When it comes to kids clothes, there’s always hand-me-downs and consignments. Nothing wrong with those! Hand-me-downs are great for little ones, but aren’t always available or the best quality. And for those of us who are super busy, making it to consignment stores and sales isn’t always an option either.
But I did a little bit of research and started using the options below and I’ve started to save big on baby clothes and clothes for us! So here’s what I found:
Use Honey to Automatically Apply Coupon Codes
I’m sure you’ve seen the ads and wondered if it’s legitimate. The answer is YES. I used to spend time googling for promo codes when shopping online, but Honey adds coupon codes automatically to your cart. Once you’ve downloaded the extension to your browser. It’s surprising how much money you can save this way!
Read more about Honey here.
Sign up for and Install EBates for Cash Back
If you buy anything, ever, on the internet, I think you’re crazy for not using eBates. I have an account and installed the extension. I get 1-12% back on my purchases on websites like Nordstorm’s, Shutterfly, Carter’s, Groupon, Ann Taylor, ULTA and a lot of others that I regularly use. (I especially like making a LOT of money back around Christmastime!)
As you’re shopping for winter coats and whatnot, install the extension in your browser or go to the website through the eBates site They send you a check every so often.
Check it out here.
Price Check with Wikibuy
This one is new to me, but so far I have used it mostly on Amazon. This is an extension you download as well. If you go to a product page and then click the extension, it let’s you price compare with other sites. Click here to check it out.
Use ThredUp For Deals on Gently Used, or Brand New, Clothes
I’ll post a review of my experience selling/giving my used clothes to ThredUp, but one thing I really like is that you can buy children’s clothes and nicer name brand items on there for way cheaper than retail. I particularly like to shop the “new with tags” section. That said, I love environmentally responsible practices, like wearing used clothes, and ThredUp is kind of like quality assurance in my mind. I saw a baby’s winter coat on there for 91% off of retail the other day and JUST missed buying it because someone else snatched it first!
Here’s a link to get 40% off your first purchase if you sign up now.
That’s my list! You have other ways of saving money shopping for your family? What are they?
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