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Ace Savings 101 & Dorm Style Basics with @Kmart’s Back to Campus Savings

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.

KMart Back to School

Heading back to campus means a life filled with American History 101, Math Fundamentals and lots of dorm room study sessions. Before heading back to campus though, one must ace Savings 101 & Dorm Style Basics (thankfully no textbooks required). Shopping at Kmart is a sure way to get an A+ on your college pre-requisites.

At Kmart you’ll find  savings on dorm style, studying supplies, small appliances, the latest gadgets and even shower caddies and flip flops (a dorm life must)! Plus, if you’re looking for a little shopping extra credit, you’ll get it as a ShopYourWay Member when you earn points on your back to campus purchases. What are you waiting for? Start shopping smart! Find out more about #KmartBackToSchool by following them on Twitter @Kmart.

 

Back to School Shoe Shopping Tips

Back to School Shoe Shopping

Back to school shoe shopping is always painful for me, not just because I have five kids to buy for, but also because they have very different personalities and when faced with so many choices at the shoe store they have problems making up their minds. Plus, two of the kiddos were cursed with their mommy’s wide feet so even if they find something they like it usually isn’t available in the wide width that they need.

Back to School Shoe Shopping

Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks to help take the pain out of shoe shopping for the kids. Instead of bringing all of them to the store with me, I trace each of their feet on a piece of paper. Then I use a shoe size chart that I downloaded from Shoes.com to determine what size they should be wearing. I like their chart the best because it also has wide width indicators.

Next I check out the newspaper and online for the best back to school shoe sales then I hit the store(s) with a list of sizes and the foot drawings for backup. I can then shop at my leisure without any begging or disappointment when they pick something that isn’t available in their size. Of course I keep in mind their favorite colors and I know who prefers Velcro to shoe strings so I can choose styles that will make them happy.

Many states have tax free shopping weekends for back to school, including Florida, so I wait until then to do the bulk of my shopping as that saves 7.5% right off the top. I also found a 20% off coupon for Shoe Station in the newspaper, plus they were having a big sale so I got everybody’s shoes with one stop today and I saved a bundle – score!

Back to School Savings from RetailMeNot

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RetailMeNot

Are you ready for all the back to school sales yet? I know it’s a little bit early but with five kids I sure don’t mind spreading the expense out a little longer since it’s less painful on the budget. You can save even more on all your back-to-school shopping needs at RetailMeNot , the largest digital coupon website in the United States. RetailMeNot has the hottest back-to-school bargains for students of any age. From preschool to grad school, they’ve got you covered.  Get ready to grab your list and save with the top coupons for school uniforms, books, laptops and more!

RetailMeNot Contest

They’re also having a great contest where a lucky teacher is going to win a classroom shopping spree. Do you know of a teacher that’s in need of supplies to better serve their students? If so, you can create a YouTube video nominating your favorite teacher to give them a chance to win a 3-minute Costco shopping spree provided by RetailMeNot! Check out the official rules and details here and be sure to submit your nomination by Saturday, August 10, 2013.

If you’re like me I know you’d love some more great offers!  Check out these great clearance sales for top brands, as well as awesome deals at local restaurants on pizza and more! Also, be sure to download the RetailMeNot Mobile Coupons App so you can receive deal alerts while you’re shopping at your favorite malls!

Back to School Deals Roundup List 8/26

Sadly this is the last in my series of Back to School Deals where I’ve been listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year so don’t miss out on the last of these deals!

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Back to School Deals Roundup List 8/19

Back to School season is my favorite sale season of the year and I’ll be listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year.

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Back to School Deals Roundup List 8/12

Back to School season is my favorite sale season of the year and I’ll be listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year.

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Back to School Deals Roundup List 7/15

Back to School season is my favorite sale season of the year and I’ll be listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year.

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Back to School Deals Roundup List 7/29

Back to School season is my favorite sale season of the year and I’ll be listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year.

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Back to School Deals Roundup List 7/22

Back to School season is my favorite sale season of the year and I’ll be listing the very best deals each week from a variety of stores so that you can find the best prices all in one place.  Even if you don’t have kids in school this is a perfect time to stock up on printer paper, art supplies, & lots of other necessities that ONLY hit their rock bottom prices during this time of year.

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New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings! Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.