Early Birds Get The Deals!

Written by Brooke Wagner
DENVER (CBS4) – We just celebrated the first day of summer and we haven’t even gotten through Fourth of July fireworks yet. But I’ve noticed some stores starting back-to-school deals early this year.

Waiting until the last minute to try to find everything we need is stressful for me, so I like to start early. Lots of retailers have started free shipping deals in honor of back-to-school. Find a list at: http://www.freeshipping.org/category/back-to-school-coupons. You’ll also find bargains on items like computers for college students.

Also, current Land’s End catalogues contain a free shipping code for you and a friend with any order – no minimum. Land’s End has great uniform options, as well as sturdy backpacks, school clothes, and lunch boxes.

You might consider signing up for e-mails from stores like Gymboree and Children’s Place, which are sending out coupons and free shipping codes often. Both of those stores have some incredible clearance prices right now (I bought my son Fall/Winter sweaters for $3.99 at Gymboree last weekend. A pair of work-style boots for $4.99. They are really high quality – and will be great for school this fall).

So you can surely grab some pieces that will work well into the school year. And Walmart.com offers 97 cent shipping on most apparel – I’ve been able to get some great uniform pieces shipped, but they do go fast, so ordering now is smart.

I bought cute, Peter Pan collar polos for my daughter for $7 each shipped last year. She also likes their cardigans for cooler (but not cold) fall mornings – and right now, they’re a reasonable $10. The site also has some sales and supplies for college students. Also, the popular and trendy Justice store has a 40 percent coupon and lots of new uniform pieces, as well as hip backpacks and school supplies. The code at www.shopjustice.com is 720.

Now, making purchases you and your kids agree on – that’s another story! Good luck! I know I’ll need it.

And don’t forget the CBS4 Deal of the Day!

About The Blogger

– In her Brooke’s Bargains blog Brooke Wagner writes about finding bargains and saving money for her family. She calls it one of her favorite hobbies. Blog entries cover everything from the latest steals, deals, and freebies to cheap family activities, saving for college, and what to buy right now.


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