Save Money On School Clothes

back to school apple, pens, booksBack to school in September can be dreaded by parents each year because of the high costs of school shoes, shirts, blazer, trainers, books, pens and more!

Many Schools require certain colours or embroidered logos on the uniforms which can only be bought from specialist shops locally. Make sure you buy what you can from places like supermarkets (shirts, shoes, books, pens) where you can pick up things a bargains prices.

The average parent spends over £75 on uniforms each year so for larger families, this cost can be a definite “financial hardship“. So use our tips to save on your school clothing and stationery this year.

Wait To Buy

If you do not have to purchase uniforms, wait to buy your kids new school clothes. By mid-September many shops are clearing out the items they listed as school clothes, and you can find great bargains as a reward for your patience.

If you have more than one child of the same gender, you can get away with your younger child wearing their older sibling’s uniform for the first month. Then you can buy them their own uniform at a greatly reduced price.

Shop For School Uniform Online

If you are certain of your child’s size, and they fit normal sized clothing, take your shopping online. Many vouchers and discounts are offered by retailers around school time. You may be able to find sites offering a certain percentage off the more you buy. If you want your child to have a couple spare uniforms, look for deals that offer buying one and receiving the next free or discounted. This is actually a popular promotion that many shops will run, as they understand the need for frugal parents.

Use Voucher Sites For Some HUGE discounts

Check out these voucher sites to receive vouchers and discounts both online and off:

HUKDHot UK Deals – Find discounts on School uniforms, iron-on school uniform tags, bags and school stationery. Some pretty amazing discounts can been found. Use the search facility on their website. Follow Hot UK Deals on Twitter @HotUKDeals

netvouchercodesNetVoucherCodesExclusive voucher codes from manyof the leading UK online stores. Save money on everything for back to School, uniforms, pens and pencils. You can search a store or category Follow NetVoucherCodes on Twitter @netvouchercodes

voucher codesVouchercodes.co.uk  Browse the discount codes, promotions and offer from retailers on School uniforms and stationery items you might need. They have a useful and easy to use search facility on their website and any easy to use APP. Follow VoucherCodes.co.uk on Twitter @vouchercodesuk

myvouchercodesMyVoucherCodes – Find discounts on School uniform and loads of School stationery products. You might even find School uniform from £2!  Great search options on the website so your sure to save some cash! Follow MyVoucherCodes on Twitter @MyVoucherCodes

Between school supplies, new shoes and school clothes, parents easily find themselves in a financial bind at the start of the school year. By following these tips, we hope you can reduce costs this year and look forward to a happy and productive school year.

EDITORS NOTE:

Many families don’t realise that they may qualify for government help with school costs. If you are low income and are already receiving other benefits, you could receive grants or vouchers for school clothes, meals and transport.

Follow the links below to find more information and determine if you are eligible:

Government Help

Further Advice and Help Resource

Citizens Advice Guides Help
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Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) and What Stationers (2007) Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment. You can contact Peter Millikin either through his Google+ account or via his websites.

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