This post and giveaway are sponsored by Sears!
Can you guys believe it? Back to school season is already upon us. Didn’t summer just start like, yesterday?
I know that many of you may have already had school start, or are starting soon. Around our neck of the woods up here in New York, kiddos likely aren’t heading back to school until right before or right after Labor Day. I remember many years ago when I first found out that not everyone goes back to school in September and my mind was blown. Who knew?!
With back to school season upon us, that also means that many of you are likely getting started on your back to school shopping. Ohh, do I have some good memories of back to school shopping!
When my brother and I were younger, our two grandmas used to take us out shopping. My one grandma would bring us out for all of our clothes shopping, and my other grandma (my 2 Nana’s) would bring us out to get all of our supplies. And being the only grandchildren for both of them, needless to say, we were a bit spoiled and got everything we needed…and then some! I can actually still remember shopping at Bradlees (<—anyone else remember that store??) with my grandma when I was in elementary school and convincing her to buy me an outfit that I totally wanted but my mom had said no to. Mom wasn’t too happy when I came home with said outfit, pictured here.
Courtney, circa 1992 (2nd grade)
Nice, right? Almost as nice as those bangs. But anyway…
So this year, I’ve got my own little guy who will be getting ready to start school. CRAZY, right?! Granted, it’s just nursery school, but it’s still school nonetheless. So, of course, I had to do a little back to school shopping for him!
However…the thought of going to the store with both Lucas and Alex and trying to clothes shop sounded absolutely horrendous. On top of that, we’ve also officially started potty training this week, so I didn’t think it would be in anyone’s best interest to bring out my half naked three year old to the store (since we’re currently going bottomless).
So instead, I hit up the Sears website, placed my order, and picked everything up the next day while Lucas stayed home with my mother-in-law and I brought along Alex with me.
Better yet, I used their In-Vehicle Pick Up service, which made everything even easier. I’ve told you guys about this service before, but it really is awesome. It allows shoppers who use the Sears app to pull into a designated parking spot, while a Sears associate delivers your online purchases to your car in five minutes or less, with no additional cost.
Basically, it’s incredible for busy (or last-minute) shoppers like me to pick up, return or exchange online purchases for free without ever leaving the car. No need to unpack the kids or spend the same amount of time walking to and from the car!
Before I knew it, I had my order brought out to me and I was free to head on home with an infant who really does not enjoy car rides lately and never seems to be able to fall asleep for them. #gofigure
I love how Sears has a bunch of great outfits for kiddos, including the Carters brand. I got Lucas this outfit, this shirt, and this shirt, but you should absolutely check out Sears.com/backtoschool for more great deals!
And even though Alex technically isn’t starting school, he will be starting daycare a couple of days a week come September, so I got him a few new outfits, too.
And because I love shopping for myself too, I also decided to try out a couple new pairs of jeggings from the R1893 line.
It’s a new line that Sears recently introduced, featuring six fits – hi-rise jeggings, girlfriend, boot, skinny, jegging, and skinny flare. They come in sizes 2-18, and prices range from $39-$49 (but they’re currently on sale – I got mine for only $19.99!).
And for those of you with older kiddos, Sears expanded its popular Roebuck & Co. line to boys and girls. Previously only available for men, the new Roebuck & Co. line includes denim, plus khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve tops and hoodies for boys, and leggings, tops and jackets for girls.
On top of that, word on the street is that they’ve also launched a new interactive in-store game via the Sears app featuring characters from The Secret Life of Pets to help keep kids entertained while you shop (it’s sort of like Pokemon Go but for Sears!).
To play “Find Max”:
- Text “FINDMAX” to 73277 to download or update the Sears app. and launch app in-store
- Look for clues throughout the store and scan all three QR codes to reveal Max’s secret location.
- Following participation, shoppers will unlock opportunities to enter sweepstakes, earn instant Shop Your Way points and more.
And finally, here are some other great back to school deals (check the latest deals on www.sears.com/localad!):
- Take 40% off Dockers Uniforms for Kids with items starting at just $12
- Take up to 50% off back-to-school fashions for juniors like the Bongo Junior’s Mock Neck Crop Top on sale for $9.99; reg. priced at $24.00 PLUS take an extra 20% off with the use of an in-store and online apparel coupon when you spend $50 or more
- Save 50% on Roebuck & Co. Fashion Tops for girls 7-16 on sale for $9.99; reg. priced at $19.99
- All men’s jeans on sale –
- Save on Roebuck & Co. Young Men’s Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans on sale for $17.99; reg. priced at $39.00
- Save on Lee® Men’s Modern Series Straight Fit Jeans on sale for $32.99; reg. priced at $42
- All family athletic shoes on sale – Reebok Adult Athletic Shoes on sale for $39.99-$69.99; reg. priced at $49.99-$79.99
- Save on backpacks for the new school year on sale for $21.99 -$48; reg. priced at $38-$6
Last but not least? Who needs to do some back to school shopping of their own? Anyone? Well, how about a $100 Sears gift card to help you get started?! Because I’ve got one up for grabs.
To enter to win the $100 Sears gift card, check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below! I’ll choose a random winner on Friday, August 19th. Good luck and happy back to school shopping!
As always, thank you all for your continued support of STSL! <3