Tips for Going Back-to-School Shopping with Kids + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
August 8, 2014


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School is almost here and that means back-to-school shopping is happening for our 6 kids.  One of our favorite places to shop for clothes is Kohl’s.  We found lots of goodies at Kohl’s that made back-to-school shopping a breeze.  In fact, we not only saved money, but we earned Kohl’s cash at the same time!  For this round, we only took half the kids shopping.  We’ll be shopping with the other half on a different trip before school starts.

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I loved how many great deals we got on our shopping trip!  We bought each of our kids jeans, multiple shirts, dresses for Teah and Corrine, a sweatshirt for Ian and backpacks for Teah and Ian.  We also picked up some school supplies from Kohl’s as well, thanks to Office Max.  I love being able to shop for all their back-to-school items at the same time!  They loved looking through the racks and finding the clothes they liked.  I liked seeing the sales prices and knowing that they were actually buying clothes they would wear to school.  I mean, we all know what it’s like to have someone buy you clothes that you’ll never wear.

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1 – Have a plan for shopping.  When I say this, I mean that you should have an idea of what you want to buy them.  Do they need jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, socks, underwear, school supplies, etc.  

2 – Set a budget.  We budgeted a certain amount for each child.  We also had a cushioned amount available – just in case we went over the set budget amount.

3 – Let your kids choose clothes.  While you definitely have the right as a parent to veto their outfits, letting your kids pick out their clothes makes the experience of buying and wearing more special to your child.  He or she will be proud to wear the clothes picked out and will appreciate them more too.

4 – Bring snacks and water.  Ok, I have to admit that I had one bottle of water with me and a bag of sour gummy worms, which I split with the girls in the dressing room.  I would definitely make sure to bring mess-free snacks and water in the future!

5 – Plan to shop during the sales.  We intentionally waited to shop today because starting today through Sunday, we could get 15% off our purchase, plus earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent.  We walked away saving over $700 on our clothing purchase and $70 in Kohl’s Cash.  How awesome is that??!!!

6 – Get as much shopping done in one place.  One thing I loved about back-to-school shopping at Kohl’s this year was the fact that they partnered with Office Max, which means I could also purchase school supplies for the kids at the same time.  With a big family, we like to minimize the number of places we go to when shopping for back-to-school items.

Through Sunday, you can get 15% off your purchase and earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent with a Kohl’s Rewards Card.  It’s totally worth signing up for!  Plus, you can find clothing and school supplies at Kohl’s!  Back-to-School shopping at Kohl’s is definitely the way to go!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card!!!

Samples and prizing were provided by the sponsor.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

79 Responses to “Tips for Going Back-to-School Shopping with Kids + Giveaway”

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    i need to still get a few clothing items: jeans and shoes.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    We need to get a backpack, pants, shirts and school supplies.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I commented on this blog post
    Back to School Shopping for Our 6 Kids at Kohlโ€™s

  4. Laura DeLuca says:

    OMG this is so funny but my daughter bought that exact same blueish and white striped shirt and my son bought that Anubis shirt from Kohl’s on our last trip! Our kids have the same taste!

  5. Arianah Watts says:

    PE shoes are at the top of my list!

  6. Kelly D says:

    I need backpacks, shoes, and t-shirts and jeans for my kids.

  7. Lorena Keech says:

    No school shopping this year. But we always needed shoes, because we wore uniforms.

  8. Mami2jcn says:

    I would like to get my daughter a Hello Kitty backpack.

  9. sandra says:

    new jeans and track pants

  10. Helen says:

    Would love to get new jeans, and shorts for the girls.

  11. I’m planning to shop for clothes.

  12. janetfaye says:

    We need to get a jacket and fall shoes.

  13. Elena says:

    I need to get a backpack and shoes.

  14. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My son still need new shoes and both my kiddos need socks.

  15. Kim Henrichs says:

    Love Kohl’s!! Shoes are at the top of the list still.

  16. Natalie S says:

    I need to get my son some Fall clothing – pants, long sleeve shirts and jeans. I love Kohls for his everyday clothes!

  17. Nancy says:

    We still need to get some dresses, a jacket, and several pairs of shoes.

  18. Kristi C says:

    I need to get my children new jeans.

  19. shelly peterson says:

    I need to get my son shoes and a back pack.

  20. Ellie W says:

    My boys need shorts and backpacks for school.

  21. Lisa Davis says:

    I still need to get jackets/sweaters

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    New jeans and sneakers!

  23. Janet W. says:

    I’d like to get my grandsons more long sleeve Jumping Beans tees to wear this fall.

  24. Thomas Murphy says:

    I need to get pants and shirts.

  25. Jessica Beard says:

    I need to get shoes and backpacks.

  26. D Schmidt says:

    I still need to get a backpack and some clothes for my older son.

  27. I have everything but supplies so i would get those

  28. kalani says:

    A couple of nice shirts for each boy & some shorts for the oldest. Baby girl is in the next size too!

  29. vickie couturier says:

    I need to get some jeans for the grandsons and socks and underware

  30. mrsshukra says:

    The JanSport superbreak backpack is nice!

  31. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My dauber needs a winter coat

  32. Marci says:

    Both girls need winter jackets!

  33. Amy Orvin says:

    New shoes

  34. Amy Orvin says:

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  35. Rebecca Parsons says:

    They need jeans and a jacket.

  36. Gina M says:

    My son needs tennis shoes for the new school year.

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  37. Rachel C says:

    My kids all need jeans.

  38. Susan Christy says:

    Jeans, shoes and backpacks.

  39. Michelle C says:

    I would like to buy shoes for my kids at Kohls. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  40. Trisha Burgess says:

    I need to get my daughter new shoes!

  41. Debbie Welchert says:

    I need to get my grandchildren some school shoes.

  42. Jessie C. says:

    I need to get backpacks, shoes and clothing for kids.

  43. steven weber says:

    some new shirts and jeans and sneakers.

  44. Cynthia R says:

    I need to get them some new jeans and tops, could also use some workout play clothes.

  45. Stacey b says:

    My oldest son could use some new jean shorts and some t-shirts.

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  47. Rie D says:

    Still need a good backpack.

  48. Angela Y says:

    I need to get some jeans and shoes for my daughter.

  49. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    My children need alot of items. They seem to be growing faster than I can keep clothes on them. Def new jeans and shoes.

  50. Betty B. says:

    I need to get them new shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and clothes.

  51. CR Williams says:

    I need some clothes for her

  52. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I need to get mine new clothes, shoes, socks and a backpack!

  53. kelly g says:

    Jeans, shirts, and underwear

  54. Laura says:

    We could definitely use some new shoes and socks!

  55. courtney b says:

    we still need backpacks and utensils like pencils and pens. ๐Ÿ™‚ probably could use some papers and folders too!

  56. Sarah Griffin says:

    I still need to get some school clothes for my daughters. We need more pants and tennis shoes.

  57. Jessica H. says:

    I need tennis shoes for the girls for gym and a pair of flats or cute sandals for my oldest to wear every day. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  58. Sarah Hayes says:

    i need to get fall and winter clothes for my child

  59. Nannypanpan says:

    He needs a new lunchbox and backpack

  60. Daniel M says:

    clothes shoes and backpacks

  61. christine j says:

    the kids could use more t shirts at kohls

  62. Amber Faith says:

    I need to get sandals for my daughter!

  63. jenn mcclearn says:

    I need to get my son some sneakers before school starts

  64. Kristen says:

    I need to get pants.

  65. Elle says:

    New shoes and a backpack.

  66. shaunie says:

    Would have to say that it would be socks and pants

  67. Julie says:

    Uniform shirts and skirts…

  68. Barbara Montag says:

    The kid are grown.
    I’d like to get hoodies for the grand kids.
    thank you

  69. Angie says:

    My daughter still needs some more jeans and shirts for school

  70. Cheryl says:

    My girls need clothes — from underclothes to coats.

  71. Sarah C says:

    A couple of my kids could still use some shoes.

  72. Dawn Keenan says:

    WE still need shoes, and my son’s backpack is going to be too small, so we’ve got to get another one.

  73. Teresa Thompson says:

    She needs a rain coat and boots.

  74. Tabathia B says:

    We need a bigger backpack, some 3 subject notebooks and a binder.

  75. amanda whitley says:

    kohls has really cute kids clothes so i want to buy my kids school clothes there!

  76. Lily Kwan says:

    I need to get clothes.

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