Do you need to update your kids summer wardrobe, or perhaps you want to think ahead and start shopping back to school already? Why? Because, right now you can get $25 to shop for! Yes, you heard me right! $25 to shop for free at Schoola.
Sign up now to get your credit, and then wait to shop until Monday May 18th. On Monday, Schoola is having a limited FREE shipping promotion with no minimum! See the bottom of this post for details on how to get your $25 to shop for free with free shipping!
**Even if you are already signed up for Schoola, you can still get the bonus $10 Schoola credit by creating your custom collection. Just check out the steps below, to find out how.**
If you do not have any kids, browse the site and you will find many women’s sizes hidden between the teen sizes. I recently got a pretty shirt dress from Schoola for myself, and as I browsed the jacket and shoe section tonight I spotted many women’s sizes.
Our kids are not into name brands at all, and one of the reasons is that they wear school uniforms every day. However, we have school changes in the near future for all of them, and we already know that the next schools they will attend have no uniform policies, and so I am trying to think ahead a little. The other thing about name brands is that it is easier to resell name brands, but of course, if you pay a steep price for the clothes to begin with it does not matter how much you get back.
For our three boys my philosophy is getting a few used name brand pieces for each of them to mix with the regular bargains, and then I’m lucky if it can be used for more than one kids. For our daughter the brands matter a bit more, because once she outgrows it, I would like to be able to resell it.
Still, when it comes to name brands, I do not buy new. Why? Because I cannot afford it. It is amazing that you can get a like-new name brand shirt for less than $4, when it costs $40+ in the store.
Of course I prefer to get the price even lower than $3. With four kids in the family on a almost non-existent clothing budget, I really have to be careful when it comes to shopping for clothes, but I also need to take into consideration the different personalities of our kids. One loves long pants, one hates long pants, one loves sweatshirts, one likes to dress preppy, one likes red, one likes blue etc. Of course our daughter is entirely different, because she is a girly girl who likes to play basketball and soccer.
The thing is that it is possible to cater to all of their needs and wants with a little creativity without breaking the budget. One way I do this is by shopping online consignment, and making sure to take advantage of coupons, credit and free shipping offers.
One of our favorite online consignment stores for kids is Schoola. At Schoola, the prices start at $2.80, and if you look carefully, you can even find name brands at that price too. I save up credit (from when readers find something they like for their $15 credit) for free shipping days. We have shopped at Schoola many times, and the clothes descriptions are always true to what it says on the site.
About a week ago, I received an email with a $10 coupon code for loyal Schoola customers, and I picked out three pieces for the kids for the credit.
I was thrilled to find a Hurley sweatshirt for my oldest son for only $2.99, and then I found a dress and a hooded sweatshirt for our daughter….all for free. The box with our clothes just came today, and it is already in the washer.
Our Schoola Deals:
Gap sweatshirt $3.82
Hurley sweatshirt $2.99
Hollister dress $2.99
– $10 Schoola coupon
Total out of pocket $0
Now, I remember the first time I shopped at Schoola. The extra step to get the $15 sign up bonus was a bit strange, but it worked, and I have shopped there plenty of times since. I have also found that if I do not have any out-of-pocket cost, then I will have to add my credit card information. I have done this on several occasions, and it has worked just find. I think it is just a way to prevent sign up fraud, which is fine with me.
Now, if I do have a few cents to pay, I can pay with credit card or Paypal. Again, I’ve never incurred any problems, and I’ve always been satisfied with the pieces of clothing that I have found at Schoola.
To make it a little easier for all of you, I’ve put together this guide so that you too can start saving big on kids clothes. (You can even find some women’s clothes there too!)
How To Shop For Free at Schoola (Or almost free!):
- Sign up for Schoola here and get $15 to shop for after you make your first purchase. You don’t have to buy anything yet. (This is our referral link – if you sign up, see what you like and actually make a purchase we get $15 to shop for too)
- Then go to the Custom Collections and create your own Custom Collection to get a $10 Schoola credit. Make sure you’re signed in with the account you’ve just created, and add one item to your check out cart from the collection to get your credit. (You do not need to buy this item)
- Get FREE Shipping Monday May 18th!
- Go select the sizes you need, the brands you want, and then click low to high prices in the top right corner. Schoola even has a new-with-tag section. Shop for your $25 Schoola credit (For creating the custom collection and signing up).
- If your total is less than your credit, you will have to add your credit information, if it is more than your credit amount you can pay with Paypal or debit/credit.
- UPDATE – You no longer have to make a purchase to get your credit, it looks like you get the total of $25 to shop for. Too good to be true? It sure sounds like it, but it works, and we love this company.
- Tell your friends about this deal, and get $15 if they decided to shop for their $25 Schoola credit too!
Voila! You just got $25 worth of second-hand clothing for free – which could add up to more than $300 worth of clothes, if you choose wisely!
Not only does Schoola help families like yours and mine get high-quality clothing at great prices, but Schoola also helps keep clothes out of the landfills, and 40 percent off the proceeds are donated to schools. It does not get much better than that, and this is why we are loyal Schoola fans.
I just created my custom collection this week, and I’m saving my $10 credit for Monday! I can’t wait to go shopping…
What will you use your $25 Schoola credits to shop for?