At the Frugality Is Free family we rarely buy in season, instead we buy ahead. This is how we are able to buy clothing for our family of six on a very low clothing budget. Believe it or not, but February and July are the best times to buy winter jackets. So if you did not pick up a great deal on the winter clearance sales in the spring, make sure to buy jackets for the kids now.
My favorite place to buy jackets is at ThredUp, an online consignment store, which specializes in used kids clothes. However, you can also find new with tags clothing, and there are some great deals to be found (Make sure to read on for the details). Right now is the time to buy winter jackets ,winter coats, and winter shoes and boots, and at ThredUp you can find hundreds of jackets for as low as $2.49. I am actually waiting for a couple of jackets for my little one right now, they should be here in a few days.
Right now, you can get a fantastic deal, if this is your first time shopping at ThredUp.
- Sign up to get $10 ThredUp dollars to shop for (no minimum order necessary, but sign up now as this is a limited time deal and no one knows, when this sign up offer will end).
- Buy a $10 name brand jacket, a pair of shoes, or a piece of name brand clothing for your teen, child (or even yourself) (used in great condition or new with tags), and only pay $2.99 in shipping.
- Or purchase $50 worth of used clothing, prices start at $2.49, and get free shipping. Use your free $10 ThredUp sign up bonus, and only pay $40 + get free shipping. (Think jackets, jeans, back-to-school clothing, beautiful dresses etc.)
Take a look at a few of my ideas for a great bargain on winter jackets and winter coats for girls and boys, but keep in mind that these deals might be gone already. The below deals will give you an idea of what to look for though.
Bon Bebe Jacket size 5 new with tags $11.99 – $10 ThredUp sign up bonus = $1.99 + $2.99 shipping = $4.98 (Original price $26)
Limited Too Jeans Jacket size 14 new with tags at $11.99 – $10 ThredUp sign up bonus = $1.99 + $2.99 shipping = $4.98 (Original price $49)
Tommy Hilfiger size 3 at $9.99 – $10 ThredUp sign up bonus = FREE + $2.99 shipping = $2.99 (New price $38)
Take a look at a few of the great $2.99 jackets at ThredUp, there are countless of jackets for boys and girls in all sizes and from all brands.
My husband looked funny at me, when I told him that I was working on a post about how to buy winter jackets in July. When I told him that I already have winter jackets for all the kids for next winter, and that I paid less than $10 total for all four, he understood. Living a frugal lifestyle does not mean living without, it just means thinking and shopping differently. For a frugal family on a budget, the best time to buy is whenever everyone else is not buying.
So now that you know where to buy winter jackets, sign up for your first $10 ThredUp bonus, and start looking for a great deal. When you sign up through the link above, you get $10 to shop for and so do I. It is a win, win situation, and you do not have to buy until you are ready to shop, the $10 ThredUp bonus stays in your account until you are ready to save on clothes.
When and where do you buy winter jackets? What would you buy (or what did you buy) with your free $10?