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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Kopp

Save Big on Kids' Clothes: Insider Tips from a Money-Saving Mom!

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As a financial coach and mom myself, I've talked to many people struggling on how to save in different areas of their lives. One common struggle many families face is the never-ending challenge of saving money on kids' clothes. They grow so quickly, wear their clothes out, and it seems impossible to save a dime unless you go thrifting or relying solely on hand-me-downs. Now, don't get me wrong, those are fantastic ways to save big bucks. But today, I want to share some alternative methods, even when buying new, that can really make a difference in your wallet.

Are you ready to dive into a treasure trove of money-saving wisdom passed down from a mother of three? And guess what? That mother is none other than my incredible mom! She mastered the art of dressing her three daughters while saving money every step of the way. Now, she's graciously sharing her secrets, so you too can bless your little ones with stylish outfits without breaking the bank. Let's jump right into this valuable advice and start saving together!

Buying Clothes Out of Season – Savings Galore!

Picture this: it's the end of the season, and retailers are desperate to clear their shelves for the upcoming styles. That's when the magic happens, my friend. Discounts of 50% to a whopping 80% off are up for grabs! Don't hesitate to snag those brand-name shirts, pants, and pajamas during these sales. Even if your kids won't wear them right away, the savings you'll enjoy are absolutely worth it. Trust me, I've found clothes as low as $3 to $5 brand new because of the extreme clearance. So, be a savvy shopper and plan ahead to take advantage of those incredible 80% off deals!

Shopping Smart in Big Stores – Think Macy's, Carter's, and More!

Big stores like Macy's, Carter's, and OshKosh B'gosh may not be your first thought when it comes to budget-friendly kids' clothes. But, you'd be surprised! Keep your eyes peeled for end-of-season specials where you'll find some amazing deals. And here's a little secret: visit these stores two to three days before holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. This is when the sale items are in abundance, giving you a better selection to choose from. Oh, and don't forget that Veterans Day often offers even more enticing deals than Black Friday itself! Make a mental note to explore the discounts available on Veterans Day (or any holiday) and watch your savings grow.

Unleashing the Power of Coupons – They're Your Secret Weapon!

Who doesn't love a good coupon? Coupons can be a lifesaver when it comes to saving money on kids' clothes. Keep your radar on high alert for coupons offering anywhere from 20% to 50% off. These little pieces of paper (or digital codes) can lead to big savings. Before making any purchase, make sure to scout for those valuable coupons. And hey, while you're at it, head over to my website, for more money-saving tips and useful resources.

Rewards Programs and Extra Perks – Saving Like a Pro!

Are you ready to take your savings to the next level? Some stores offer incredible rewards programs that can supercharge your savings. Let me tell you about DSW's fantastic reward program. Simply donate a pair of shoes, and you earn 50 points. Collect 100 points, and you'll receive a $10 discount on your next purchase. Plus, by signing up for their free rewards program, you gain access to additional coupons. Isn't that amazing? Don't be afraid to explore similar programs from other retailers. Remember, every penny saved adds up!

Investing in Quality and Timeless Pieces – Fashion for Generations!

When it comes to buying kids' clothes, think long-term. Focus on purchasing good-quality, timeless items that never go out of style. Classic pieces are not only fashionable but can also be passed down to younger siblings, minimizing the need for additional purchases. Brands like OshKosh B'gosh and Carter's even offer free programs where spending $100 can earn you $10 off your next purchase. It's a win-win situation! I can vouch for this myself—I hardly had to buy any clothes for my second son because his big brother's wardrobe was still in great condition and looking great.

It's Time to Take Action!

Now that you're armed with these money-saving strategies, it's time to put them into action! Don't miss out on the fun of dressing your kids stylishly while still keeping your bank account happy. Start implementing these tips today and see the difference it makes for your family's finances.

Also, if you are you looking to create a solid plan for your money, don't hesitate to click here to schedule a quick call with me. Let's explore how I can help you achieve your financial goals. Remember, I'm here to support you every step of the way on your financial journey.

Happy saving!

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