Have you heard about the Schoola craze? I usually get such great deals on clothing at yard sales that I honestly have not looked into it much. But I am glad I did today.
The deals you can get right now are INSANE. And I say that with capitals because it is nuts.
I just purchased $97.80 worth of clothing for my kids (5 items) for only $1.60!
Let Me Show You The Insane Deal!
After you sign up, you’ll get an email with a 50% coupon code. The code I got said it expires July 31, 2016, and can’t be used on items that are NEW with tags.
Don’t worry if you don’t get the 50% off coupon code for some reason, you can still use the 30% off coupon code with FREE shipping.
You might also be able to earn an additional $10 credit for creating a new collection.
I Like To Feel My Clothing and See It On Racks
Okay, so I’m the type of person that likes to look through racks. I like to feel the clothes, touch them, get a sense of their style and texture and color in person. Searching for clothing online is not easy for me. However, with a deal this great, I could not let it pass.
I have been trying to be really intentional about what comes in my house, so I wanted to look for items that were really good quality. (Let’s face it, if I want cheap t-shirts and play clothes for my kids, I can usually find them in a FREE box or for 25 cents at a yardsale.)
I think another reason I’ve been careful about what comes into my house is because I have been on a major decluttering binge, which has been pushed in my this week through Bonni Greiner’s live decluttering videos – I love them and plan to blog about my decluttering experiences soon!
Here’s How I Searched for My Clothing
- I sorted by size. I am good on clothes for my kids this season, so I looked a size ahead of what they are in right now. The advantage to sorting like this was that I could buy any season – whether it was clothing for warmer or cooler weather.
- I sorted by “preppy” to find the nicer clothing items that I was looking for.
- I also tried sorting by brand to get some nicer brands of clothing that I knew would stay nice longer.
- Occasionally I would sort by price to see what was available for less than $5 or $10. Ultimately, I liked the results I got best though when I had turned the price feature off. I felt I could find more what I was looking for.
- I also found it very helpful to sort by condition. I wanted things in good condition. I made sure NEW WITH TAGS was unchecked because my coupon would not work with those.
As I found items that I liked or I thought might be good “filler items” (which I define as smaller items that are less than $10 in case I am close to balancing off my cart to $0), I added them to my cart. I didn’t worry about the total yet. I just put stuff in that I liked or might consider purchasing.
Narrowing It Down
After I had everything in my cart that I was interested in and I thought would be a good fit for my family, my subtotal was $68.55. That’s after the schoola savings! So this was actually worth a lot more.
I had to decide what to get rid of. The first item to get rid of was easy. It was a sweater that I didn’t LOVE to begin with so I deleted it. That brought me down to a total of $10.10 that I would spend. I still wanted to get my items for FREE or very close to free! So I sorted some more.
I found two boys dress shirts that I liked and picked one to get rid of. I decided to keep the one that had more reds because I thought it would be a great Christmas shirt. It was a tough call.
I forgot that deleting a $9 item would only remove $4.50 from my cart, since it was already calculating the 50% off coupon code. So I was now down to $5.60. One more thing to get rid of!
I put this dress in my cart for my daughter because I knew she would think it was cute. But I decided it was a basic enough dress that I could find something similar for her at a yardsale or a consignment sale this fall. It wasn’t something we were in desperate need of, so out of my cart it went!
I was now down to $1.60 total cost. I figured that was pretty good for over $43 worth of 5 items. (The one dress I got for my daughter is gorgeous and originally cost over $56. I wanted to have a nice dress for her this holiday season and I figured that after she is done wearing it I can probably sell it at a consignment sale or on ebay for much more than the $1.60 I would be paying for everything in my cart!)
I selected super saving shipping because it was FREE and because it doesn’t matter to me how long it takes to arrive since I was shopping for a season ahead anyway.
I saved $97.80 and sent $4.59 to help kids thrive!
Impressive Womens Clothing Selection
I was surprised at the large selection of womens clothing. You will find high-end name brand clothing at higher prices and in excellent condition.
There’s More Good News
After getting that great of a deal, you can’t imagine it could get any better right?
Well it can, and here’s how.
After you make your purchase, Schoola gives you the option of sharing about them on Facebook. When you do this, they tag it with a referral link to you!
Each time a new friend purchases through your shared link, you will earn a $20 credit for purchases over the next 60 days. So that means more free clothing – and hopefully they’ll be a 30-50% off code when you use that credit too!!
So now that you are hopefully as psyched as I am about this great deal, head over to Schoola and try it out for yourself. You might find nothing you like, but that’s the worst case scenario. The other worst case scenario is you find one very expensive item but you get it for FREE. You really can’t go wrong.
Good luck and have fun! And I’d love to hear about the deal you get in the comments below.
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