While summertime is great, it seems like kids go back to school earlier & earlier each year. A friend who lives in Indiana just told me that her daughters first day of school was July 27th. They get two weeks off at the end of every quarter and then a six week summer! Kmart has some of the most reasonable prices on school supplies. As a Personal Shopper, I did back-to-school comparison shopping the past two years for my clients & I was blown away by the savings. The prices were lower than office supply stores & Amazon! I recommend shopping early for the best deals. The great part is that both Sears & Kmart offer free shipping for orders $30+ with a Shop Your Way MAX Annual Membership. It’s similar to Amazon Prime, but a much better deal since you pay $39/yr (instead of $100 for Amazon Prime) & you get $3 back in points each month for 12 months. That’s a total of $36 back in points out of $39!
What I love about Sears & Kmart is that they have all the must-have trends at reasonable prices. Shop Your Way (SYW) is the rewards program for Sears & Kmart, so when you order online & sign into either ShopYourWay.com, Sears.com or Kmart.com using your SYW login, you not only earn rewards, you can also use SYW coupons to save even more! You can also earn & spend your rewards at LandsEnd.com, since they are a full SYW partner, but you can’t use SYW coupons at Land’s End or LandsEnd.com. All of the items I have curated in my catalogs are from Sears, Kmart & Land’s End. Here are links to some of my Back-to-School catalogs on Shop Your Way:
School Supplies Catalogs
Art & Drawing Supplies – perfect for the budding artist in your family
Back to School: New Term – school uniforms at a budget price
School Supplies – (coming soon)
Backpacks Galore – (coming soon)
Boy’s World – boy’s clothes
Epic Cute Girl’s Clothes – girl’s clothes
Tweens – edgy, wannabe almost-teenage style for the pre-teen
Family Shoe Sale: 50%-70% OFF – bargain shoes for the entire family
Teen Boys – jeans, t-shirts & button down shirts for teenage guys who aren’t quite in menswear sizes yet & want an age appropriate look.
Trending Urban Menswear – the hottest city-wear trends for men
Junior Trends – Find the hottest trends at the coolest prices around.
Plus Juniors – Sears & Kmart have darling clothes for all sizes, from gear for funky Summer music festivals to back to school.
College Gear Catalogs
Style Your Dorm – everything for Freshman year at college or a first apartment, from towels to bedding, rugs to lamps, and reasonably priced chairs, bookcases, dressers & shelves.
Computers, Tablets & Electronics – I’ve hand selected good quality tablets & electronics. While there is cheap stuff available, if you buy the cheap stuff, you get what you pay for. In terms of electronics, it’s worth paying a little more, especially when the market is evolving so rapidly. You want to make sure that what you buy can handle system updates. I’m working on a series of blog posts on internet security, so look for them to be coming soon!
Bargain Basement Furniture & Moving Day Essentials – I moved six times the year I graduated from college, between getting apartments over Winter & Spring break to continue my thesis research, different roommates, a summer job and moving to the big city. Having affordable, lightweight portable furniture is a real plus when you need to pack up and move.