Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wow, where did those Summer Holidays go?! As we near our last full week of the holidays I take a look at Back to School offers for uniform and stationery.

I say it every year and every year it's the same. No we don't have an amazing amount planned over the holidays so they are really going to drag. Then with the blink of an eye we are on our last full week of holidays and Back to School is looming already.

With four children gearing up for Back to School including Preschool, Infants, Juniors and Seniors we have plenty of Back to School shopping that needs doing. The fab Tu at Sainsburys collection helps us kit out Thing 4 for Infant School. He needed new polo t-shirts and navy trousers and I always find Tu trousers to be a lovely fit and quality. Sainsburys currently have their Tu 25% off running which helps a lot with the school uniform buying. Thing 2 needs new polo t-shirts too but her school uniform has to be bought with the school logo on so we need to head to the local store that stocks those and make that purchase. Tu at Sainsburys is also available online now too.

Sainsburys also have 25% off all of their Back to School stationery too with brands such as Berol, Bic, Crayola as well as Sainsburys own there is plenty to choose from.

School shoe shopping was the next big headache for me. Hundreds of children needing new school shoes and only a certain amount of flustered shoe shop assistants to handle us all! We ventured out last week needing new school shoes for two children and I was prepped for the long wait ahead. However, we went to John Lewis where we waited only a matter of minutes to be served. The assistant took his time and brought out lots of styles of shoes to try on to make sure they fitted correctly. They had Startrite, Clarks, Kickers and Geox amongst their school shoe range and lots of choice. Thing 4 had no problems choosing a lovely pair of Startrite shoes that look very robust. With as velcro fastening as he hasn't mastered laces yet and the all important scuff protected toe area. Thing 2 got a fab pair from Clarks. Last year she chose a pair of Clarks brogue style lace ups with a very thin sole and they didn't last very long at all. This time she chose a chunky pair in almost a Dr Marten looking style that look like they might withstand the wear and tear of a few school days.

Startrite boys 'Hat Trick' shoes and Clarks girls 'Purley Go' shoes

Instore and online Matalan are currently running a 20% off promotion across all schoolwear too.

Marks and Spencer have £5 off when you spend £40 on kidswear.

Tesco are currently running their Clubcard boost so if you have Clubcard points they double up. Every £5 is worth £10 in the school shop.

With all supermarkets and stores offering home delivery on most school uniform too there is no need to drag the children around the shops if you don't need to.

So if you haven't already started buying all of your Back to School essentials you've only got just over a week to do it. With lots of fab offers running at the moment there is some savings to be had too. 

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