As a member of the MamásLatinas community, I was chosen as an Influencer to do Back to School shopping with Kmart. I was given a $50 gift card to purchase supplies and clothes to prepare my children for going back to school. We got backpacks and supplies before I knew I would be getting a gift card. So what was left was buying clothes.
My children are very easy to please and don’t necessarily follow trends. My daughter likes girly things so anything pink and frilly will make her happy, lol. The boys especially go through their clothes and shoes quickly not only because they’re adventurous but because they’re growing so fast!
Our list was simple and consisted of jeans, long sleeve shirts and shoes/sneakers.
I am already a Shop Your Way Rewards member and know the benefits of the deals, discounts and points so I was looking forward to great deals offered by Kmart.
After browsing kmart.com I came up with a few ideas for outfits for each of my children. My husband kindly helped by sharing his opinion and helping make decisions. The children were already in bed but as I mentioned previously, they are not picky and are easy to please. So we didn’t doubt that they would like our selections.
Because the boys go through their clothes so easily, we decided they needed jeans. And knowing that they have enough short sleeve shirts, we thought they could use sweaters or something with long sleeves. We browsed the button up shirts, but the sizes were either too small or too big. We ended up choosing two long sleeve t-shirts/henley type shirts, one with a graphic and another with colorblock.
The shoes were also on promo, buy one get one 50% off so that was a great deal. And the boys definitely go through their shoes quickly regardless of what style, brand or whatever. So I saw two nice ones that I liked, a little different from what they normally wear. They have plenty that are either plain black or high top. These had nice touches of color and an athletic running shoe design.
Last were the jeans, which we decided on each having a different color. Straight leg in style, I like that the waist bands are adjustable because my oldest grows more quickly in height than in width.
My daughter loves anything girly: pink, animal print, sparkly, frilly, whatever, lol. Hey who can blame her, it all looks so cute, right?! 😉
Well, I browsed a few different scooters (skirts w/shorts underneath). A lot weren’t in her size. I moved on to shirts. The same problem, either too small or too big. I decided to just browse the shoes since I knew they were on sale and I found a cute pair of slip on casual shoes in multicolor animal print. I thought she would love those especially because they’re different for her. She has sneakers which are lace-up and dressy type shoes with strap and buckle. These are simple slip on AND stylish.
After finding the shoes I browsed the clothing again to see what would look nice with them. I saw a set that had an animal print top with a pair of pink leggings, $10 for the set. I thought that wasn’t a bad deal and I knew she would like the color and design of the outfit because it had ruffles and is girly but still fun and fashionable.
One of the last items I needed for their supplies was antibacterial wipes so I searched and found a container of WetOnes. Very convenient and portable with its plastic container.
I was going to wait to order and for the shipment to arrive before showing the children so it would be a surprise. But they were curious on when we were going school shopping so I told them I was doing online shopping this year. I showed them the list of items hubby & I were deciding on and they all really like everything and were looking forward to getting new clothes and shoes.
I really feel getting Back to School shopping on Kmart made things a lot easier this year. No rummaging through what’s left at the stores after mobs of families take their pickings. While it took time to get it right by browsing and selecting online, it was worth it when all that was left was waiting for the UPS delivery truck, which the children did eagerly.
What’s your favorite part of Back to School shopping?
*I was selected as Influencer and provided with a gift card to purchase these items. The opinions stated are honest based on my personal experience.