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My kids, as kids tend to do, are growing up at an exponential rate this year. My littlest is starting grade one, and my oldest is in grade four, which is getting scarily close to being a tween, isn’t it? Yikes. 🙂
It seems that every time I turn around, one of them has outgrown another outfit, or ripped holes in their favorite jeans climbing a tree, or wants the coolest new superhero T-shirt.
This tends to lead to a fair bit of shopping. And, ahem, my kind of shopping is usually running around at the last minute like a madwoman trying to remember what they need.
Not this year.
This new school year I’m doing it right: I’m starting back to school shopping with a game plan.
First up: Find a store that has a great selection, great styles and prices, and great service. I’m heading to Sears, because they carry top quality brands at good prices. Plus they’ll have the styles that both my superhero-obsessed boy and dress-loving girl love.
I decided to go with Sears Canada for my back to school shopping because Sears has been a part of my community for as long as I remember. As a kid, I would spend hours browsing through their Wish Book every year, carefully picking out gifts for my family. We even had a Wish Book delivered to our house this year, and my kids crowded around it checking out all the cool clothes for their back to school lists (oh, and the toys, of course) :).
Second: Do some prep. Look through their closets, and figure out what they need this fall. Sort out what clothes they’ve outgrown, what clothes are worn and need replacing, and make a list of what they’ll need for school.
Third: Go shopping. I used to shop with my kids, but I’ve found it so much easier just to pick up what they need by myself. As a Mom, I’m a darn good judge of their size and tastes. This reduces shopping stress by about 99.98% and makes each shopping trip about two hours shorter.
I love that this year Sears Canada (The Kids Room) has been surprising families in-store and online all over Canada. They’re helping families with school-aged children get ready for school so they can rock the halls by surprising shoppers by giving their purchases to them for free!
Check out this fun Surprise & Delights video from Sears Canada to see for yourself.
Sears is also surprising Facebook fans through the month of August with chances to win a $100 Sears gift card. One thing I didn’t know about Sears Canada, despite being a lifelong customer, is that they are ongoing supporters of Boys and Girls Club across Canada (BGCC). For the last 40 years, they’ve been supporters of the BCCC!
Boys and Girls Club across Canada (BGCC) are Canada’s leading provider of quality after school programs that support the healthy physical, educational, social and mental development of Canadian children and youth. Sears shares Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s philosophy that providing all Canadian children and youth with access to opportunity is essential to helping them achieve their full potential and create a better future.
This year, Sears Canada and Converse will be providing the GBCC with $10,000 worth of BTS Apparel!
Your chance to win!
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Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Back To School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.