Is buying clothes for your kids costing you an arm and a leg?
Watch the quick video below to see how I save 50-75% or more on clothing for my kids. (Affiliate links are present.)
If you don’t have time to watch the video, here’s the quick version:
- Sign up with Ebates (and get $5 just for signing up!). Install their browser toolbar so you don’t miss cashback opportunities.
- Shop around at your favorite clothing stores and decide what you want to buy. I prefer Target, Amazon, Old Navy, Dick’s and Kohl’s for kids’ clothes.
- Add items to your shopping cart but don’t check out yet.
- Search Raise.com (get a $5 welcome bonus when you signup!) to see if there are any gift cards for the stores you’re going to use. Make sure to check the type of card before you buy. Some cards are only good in stores (and you have to wait for them to come in the mail). Other cards are emailed to you instantly. Don’t buy cards for larger amounts than you need or you’ll end up spending the rest which defeats the purpose of looking for discounts.
I’ve also had luck with a similar site called Cardpool (signup and get a $5 welcome bonus). You might want to check both sites for the best deal.
- Purchase your gift cards and complete your orders!
What’s a good discount to look for?
I don’t bother with discounts under 5% unless I’m making a large purchase (like my washer and dryer). The value of the discount varies by the supply of gift cards.
Some stores never have more than a few percent off (like Walmart, Target and Amazon). There must be lots of buyers for these cards which drives down the discount.
Discounted Cards I found at Raise.com
But stores like Old Navy (and sister stores Banana Republic and Gap) will often have cards available for 7-15% off. And if you like Marshalls or Home Goods, you may be able to find up to 20% off.
Also, Ebates regularly does double cashback offers and they sometimes have extra coupons as well.
Once again, here are the links you’ll need to save money on clothing
Cashback from Ebates