Saturday, July 4, 2009

3 for 2 plus free delivery on schoolwear

I know the kids haven't even broken up for the summer holidays yet, therefore it seems a little early to start talking about School uniform for the start of the September term but when it comes to saving money "It is the early bird that catches the worm" and that is the reason why I have just got 2 pairs of school trousers and a pack of 3 shirts for only an amazing £10.18! Marks and Spencer currently have a 3 for 2 offer on schoolwear plus a free delivery code! enter code school09 at checkout for the free delivery. Now there is one less thing to worry about at the end of August!

Recessionista Tip:
1. I only ever buy short sleeve school shirts as during the cold winter months children wear jumpers or sweatshirts and blazers (depending on their individual uniform) and are topped off with a heavy or padded winter coat, and as most schools are quite warm inside, by purchasing just one style of shirt or blouse you are eliminating the need to buy both short and long sleeves, thus saving money.
2. Buy uniform and School shoes, early in the summer holidays as sizes often run out near to the start of term.
3. If you childs school uniform is specialised and bought from a school uniform shop, remember there can be a long lead time on orders - so again - get in early.
4. New Starters? Cash Flow problems? Ask the school if they run a second hand uniform shop, I run this for our local school and sell items from £1 to £3.50 per garment. Lots of items come in "as good as new" and even if you want your child to have one brand new set, the second hand uniform shop items can serve as a second set or spares.
5. Buy shirts and blouses, grey trousers, skirts and pinafores from Department stores rather than uniform shops as they will be much cheaper from the big stores.
6. Shopping early means you miss the rush where Clarks and other shoe shops are overcrowded with screaming kids and uptight parents who can't get their kids favourite style in the required size!

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