Monday, August 7, 2017

Back To School Shopping Tips with Carter's at Kohl's



BACK TO SCHOOL Shopping Tips with Carter's At Kohl's #sponsored #GameOn #CartersAtKohls @Kohls @Carters

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included Carter’s clothes as compensation.


Just as it always does, Summer Break flew by! In just a few weeks, Dylan, Lexie, Lily and Liam will be heading back to school. I love having my kids home all Summer, so I’m feeling sad (and a bit in denial), but it’s officially time to start back to school shopping!



So many big changes are coming our way this year. Dylan will be starting middle school, which means school will start a full hour earlier. Lexie will be moving to a new school within the district for 5th and 6th grade. Now that Lily will be in first grade, she will be in school all day instead of half days like last year. And Liam, who is rocking an extra chromosome, will continue at his preschool with a new teacher,  AND start additional speech therapy. All of the change is very bittersweet for this mama!

Dealing with all of those changes is overwhelming enough, but thankfully, back to school shopping isn’t one of them. I now have a decade of back to school shopping behind me, and over the years, I learned exactly what we need, how much we should buy and where we should shop. With 4 kids, I need to have a battle plan before I shop, and find ways to save money! I no longer feel completely overwhelmed by that task, because I know from experience that it can be done!


I started our back to school shopping early this year, and I’m thrilled to say that I’m almost finished shopping for my younger two. (The two tweens, however, are a whole new ball game. And it’s not exactly a game I want to play!) Thanks to the adorable selection of back to school clothing from Carter’s, that is available at Kohl’s, Lily and Liam are ready to go back to school in comfort and style!


Back To School Shopping

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING TIPS


TAKE STOCK OF WHAT YOU HAVE.

Before you head out on your back to school shopping trip, find out what your child has left over from the previous school year, and make sure it still fits! Donate or pack away outgrown items, set aside anything that could still be used as play clothes, then write down what can still be worn for the upcoming school year.
MAKE A LIST!
Write a list of everything your child will need for the upcoming school year. My lists vary depending on which child I’m shopping for, but the back to school basics remain the same.

  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 10 bottoms
  • 10 tops
  • Athletic shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Raincoat/lightweight coat
  • 2 hoodies
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox
  • Reusable cup
  • School Supplies

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Back To School Shopping

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Back To School Shopping


SHOP AT KOHL’S.

Kohl’s is your one stop shop for everything your family needs! I do most of our back to school shopping at Kohl’s each year. I can find clothing and shoes for my entire family, in popular styles that they love, and the prices can’t be beat. When I’m shopping for a family of six, I need to go where I get the most for my money!


Here are a few more reasons why I love to shop at Kohl’s:
  • Frequent sales!
  • Yes2You Rewards Program - I receive special coupons in the mail throughout the year.
  • Kohl’s Cash - During certain times you can earn $10 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend.
  • Extra savings for Kohl’s credit card holders!

SHOP FOR ONE CHILD AT A TIME.

A few years ago, I tried to shop for all four of my kids at the same time, and I quickly learned my lesson. I was so overwhelmed, my kids were bored and irritable, it took forever, and we forgot so much that we had to go back another day.

Now I shop with one child at a time. It’s a much better experience for everyone involved, and my kids love the one on one time with me! We focus solely on purchasing their back to school items, and we are able to get it done quickly without the interruption caused by other siblings!

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Carter's

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Carter's


STICK WITH QUALITY BRANDS.

If you have kids, you know which brands hold up well! Carter’s is one of those brands that I love and trust. They have been with us from the first days of life to the first steps to the first days of school! Carter’s clothing is durable, will comfortably keep up with my active kids and is available in styles they love!

SHOP DURING SALES & UTILIZE COUPONS.

Everybody wants to save money! Do some research, and wait to shop until there is a big sale. Before you begin, search online for a coupon that can be scanned in the store or coupon code that can be used online. And don’t forget to utilize those rewards programs!

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Carter's

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MEASURE THOSE LITTLE FEET!

Each year, while doing your back to school shopping, measure your child’s feet. It’s amazing how much they grow in just a few months over the Summer! If you’re going to be shopping online, you can easily measure your child’s feet at home. (Just search online for it!)

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Carter's


BUY ENOUGH CLOTHING FOR 10 DAYS.

Every parent is different, but this is my general rule of thumb. My kids always have additional clothing from previous seasons or hand me downs, but I aim to buy each of them enough new clothing for 10 days. That way, I’m not in a panic if I don’t get the all the laundry done, and it gives them plenty of options to rotate outfits.

TRY TO BUY COMPLETE OUTFITS OR COORDINATING SEPARATES.

I love it when I can find complete outfits for my kids, so I don’t have to search for matching items! Carter’s is one of those brands that always has complete outfits for sale. When the top and the bottom match perfectly, it makes my life easier!

Thankfully, Carter’s also has plenty of coordinating separates for sale. Most items within a particular line are designed to coordinate, so there are lots of options!

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Carter's


LOOK FOR CLOTHING THAT WILL GROW WITH YOUR CHILD AND ADAPT TO EACH SEASON!

Pants with adjustable waists (drawstring or interior belt) are a must, because my kids have tiny waists. Pants that can be folded up, then later unfolded as the child grows are a great option. Button down shirts that have sleeves that can be rolled up halfway or worn down are my favorite for transitioning between seasons!

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Back To School Shopping Tips

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Thanks to the adorable back to school clothing from Carter’s at Kohl’s, Lily and Liam are going to start the new school year in style! And thanks to the savings below, we just might be heading back to Kohl’s for more!


Back To School

Carter's at Kohl's

Save 40% - 50% off Carter's Playwear at Kohl’s from 8/4 through 8/20! Use the BTS10 code to get $10 off $50 spent on the back to school categories (includes Carter's clothing). SHOP NOW!


BACK TO SCHOOL Shopping Tips with Carter's At Kohl's #sponsored #GameOn #CartersAtKohls @Kohls @Carters


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14 comments:

  1. I always shop at Kohls for Carters clothing. They are a great selection and such cute stuff. We are big fans. Love your tips. Now you make me want to go shop.

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  2. Kohls carries the CUTEST Carters stuff ever. I was SWOONING over that olive green floral combo there just the other day. I sent the photo of it to my friend for her little girl. My kiddos have outgrown the sizes ours carries :(.

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  3. We are actually going to Kohl's this afternoon to look for some pants and long-sleeve tops for Connor. Thanks to the coupon code!

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  4. You have the sweetest models!! We love Carters clothes!

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  5. Kohl's has so many cute things! And yes, I can't believe summer is pretty much gone! Thanks for the reminder to make a list. We've barely started shopping, so now is the time to go thru the closets and find out what we truly need! :D Love your blog, BTW!

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  6. I am in love with Kohls!!! Lily and Liam's outfits are all so cute!! The kids all need new clothes so I need to write up my list and head to kohls!

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  7. I know this sounds crazy but we JUST discovered Kohl's and we LOVE it. I also love your idea of writing out the basics and sticking to a list. I get so carried away, "Oh THIS is cute!!!" "Oh now I really love THIS one!!" A list would help keep me honest ;)

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  8. Those are super cute outfits. Love the shoes especially!

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  9. I LOVE CARTERS! We shop there for our little guy too! Your kiddos are definitely rocking those back to summer school looks!

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  10. So many cute outfits! We love Carters clothing. I'm
    So glad they make styles for bigger kids too.

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  11. I love Kohl's ! The Kohl's cash is the best thing ever !

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  12. Love their outfits! We shop at Kohls a ton...one of our favorites. So many great brands, fabulous quality and you cannot beat the sales and promotions that they have.

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  13. We LOVE Kohl's! I shop there all the time for the kids, Brian, AND myself!

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  14. I want to add an extra line. If you find separate retailers selling an identical item at different prices, or if there’s a discrepancy between the same retailer’s prices in store and online, ask the site with the higher price for a reduction.

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