I finally completed our back-to-school / fall weather shopping this morning... from the comfort of my own home! I will be honest that as much as I sometimes find grocery shopping "fun", I am not a huge fan of clothing shopping, particularly when it involves chasing a 3 year old around a store! I love shopping online for clothing because it's just much easier.
I've been planning my online fall clothing shopping for quite some time. I will be honest that it would be difficult for you to replicate my "deal" without the pre-planning. However, with that being said, it's never too early to start planning for next fall... or for the holidays... or the next birthday, etc.
Old Navy really is having a great sale on little kid clothes right now so even without the gift cards I used, you can score a really fantastic deal. I put all of those details below, so keep reading!
Here are some things I did...
Swagbucks is a website that offers lots of ways to earn "swagbucks". That makes sense right?! Basically you can earn points or "swagbucks" by doing different things such as searching the internet, printing and redeeming coupons, entering bonus codes they post on facebook, signing up for offers, referring friends, watching advertisements, playing games, etc. There are tons of ways to earn but I will be honest and say the only way I earn is through internet searches, printing and redeeming coupons, and entering bonus codes. Just by searching for something through their search engine you have the chance to earn any number of swagbucks... it's totally random. You can read more about the details on their website or ask me if you have a question but eventually, when you have enough swagbucks, you can redeem them for things. Over the course of the last several months I redeemed swagbucks for two $10 Old Navy gift cards in preparation for my fall shopping. You can sign up for swagbucks here.
Mypoints is a website similar to swagbucks. It works along the same general premise although I don't believe they do internet searches. I think you can complete surveys, invite friends, etc. I earn all of my points on this site through BzzAgent. You can read more about BzzAgent here, but in short, they are a company that sends me free stuff to try and all they ask is that I talk to other people about the product. There are no strings attached except that they ask me to report back on my conversations (super easy) or post pictures of enjoying the product, etc. Let me know if you'd like me to send you an invite or you can sign up through their website here. For each task I complete they award me with points on Mypoints. I redeemed those points for a $25 Old Navy gift card. You can sign up for Mypoints here.
So far, that's $45 in completely free money. FREE MONEY!
I ordered 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, 1 sweatshirt, and 1 pair of pajamas from Old Navy online. I took advantage of their 30% off sale, a 20% off coupon code they emailed me today (thank goodness I waited until the last day because yesterday it was only 15%!!), free shipping for spending $50 before the coupons, $45 in gift cards I earned totally free, and paid $6.52 out of pocket. I will get 2% back through Ebates which isn't a lot but every little bit counts. You should not ever shop online without using Ebates because again, free money, is free money... take advantage of it! You can read about Ebates here.
Even if you don't have any swagbucks or mypoints saved up, Old Navy is really having a great sale on little kiddo clothing right now - 30% off everything and then 20% off everything with coupon code ONEXTRA20. Today is the last day of the sale and coupon so shop now! And remember, 2% back through Ebates!
Please don't ever believe that paying full price is the only way... there are so many ways to save!