Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Sears Canada Back-to-School Shopping Haul & CONTEST!

Back-to-School Shopping Can Add Up with 5 Kids!
I wrote about our whirlwind summer recently on The Huffington Post: we bought a house, sold a house, and somehow fit in a family get-away at the cottage.  Now as I write surrounded by big cardboard boxes, we are moving in just days.  Days!  And then it's time to unpack, meet the new neighbours, register the kids at the new school, and start our back-to-school routine.

Now, with my house in a state of upheaval, I have to think about back-to-school clothing, backpacks, and school supplies for the kids!  With all the kids' clothing boxed and packed away, I did not have the proper chance to take inventory and survey what each child needs.  But from memory, two kids need backpacks and lunchbags, a few of the kids need some new school supplies, and all five of my kids need a few back-to-school outfits.  This is a tradition in my household: each child gets to pick out a few new outfits every back-to-school season.
Girls' Mix & Match Longsleeved Shirts Are 2 for $19.97 at Sears!
With the big task of shopping for 5 kids aged 8-years and under, I decided to shop at Sears Canada and see how far $100 would go.  My daughter has a lot of bottoms, so I decided to let her pick out 2 new longsleeved shirts for back-to-school.  She gladly picked out the purple butterfly shirt you see above, and a second one (not shown).  The shirts were 2 for $19.97, or $12.97 each.
I'm Sending the Boys Back-to-School in Orange! 
My oldest son (left) has a lot of clothes already, but I wanted him to have something new to commemorate a new school year.  He chose this bright orange longsleeved shirt with navy pocket, which cost $12.97 (price was $19.97 had I purchased 2 similar shirts).  My second son (right) let me pick out this Scooby Doo longsleeved fooler t-shirt, with camouflage sleeves.  He loves it!  Cost was $9.97 (price was $17.97 had I purchased 2 similar shirts).  This son also got a cute pair of navy trackpants for $9.97.  (I purchased the identical pairs for my 2 youngest boys, so the cost was 2 for $14.97).

My youngest two boys--or should I call them Ying and Yang--decided they wanted identical outfits.  For $12.00 each, I purchased the Osh Kosh longsleeved hoodies with waffleweave sleeves shown above, and the same navy blue trackpants that I purchased for my second son (cost was 2 for $14.97).  I like these trackpants so much, I'll be returning to Sears to buy the same in grey!

All my kids are delighted with their new back-to-school clothing, and can't wait to wear the outfits this fall!  
Get All Your Back-to-School Shopping Done at Sears Canada's The Kids Room!
Have you checked out the Sears Canada The Kids Room?  I'm glad to say that I shopped The Kids Room at my local Sears, and it was a great experience!  With 5 kids aged 3- to 8-years old, both boys and a girl, it was easy for me to shop for all their back-to-school needs there in one place.  Finding the correct sizes, colours and styles were no issue whatsoever.

I was also very impressed by the Sears Canada KidVantage lifetime wear out warranty!  In a nutshell, this warranty covers kid's apparel and footwear as long as a child in the family continues to wear the size.  If the item wears out before this time, you're covered!  Sears Canada also features an amazing Price Match Guarantee which matches a competitor's advertised price on identical items within 30 days of purchase, or 90 days if made with a Sears Financial Credit Card.   

Do You Know About the KidVantage Lifetime Wear Out Warranty?
Thinking back to my own childhood, my favourite part of back-to-school shopping was always getting a new metal lunchbox and matching thermos!  Times have definitely changed since when I was a child, but I noticed that Sears Canada has got all the characters covered like Disney Princesses, Hello Kitty, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney Planes, Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney Cars, Minnie Mouse, Barbie and more!  

I also took notice of great children's brands at Sears Canada such as Osh Kosh, Levis, Nike, Adidas, and Carter's!  And there were great-looking shoes from Converse, Skechers and more!
Sears Canada Has Great Brands Like Carter's, Osh Kosh, Levis, and Nike!
I think I did very well stretching my $100 when shopping for my 5 kids at Sears Canada (with $3.56 to spare)!  I admit that all 5 of my kids were running around at The Kids Room at Sears (always a personal challenge), but I got in there fast and got my back-to-school shopping done very quickly! 

Shopping List & Grand Total
2 longsleeved tops for girls
4 longsleeved tops for boys
3 long pants for boys
GRAND TOTAL = $96.44!

It's the Sears Canada "Back We Go" Facebook contest!  WIN 1 of 5 weekly Sears Canada gift cards, and 35 daily $50 Sears Canada gift cards--perfect for back-to-school shopping!  To enter the contest, simply "like" the Sears Canada Facebook page and click on the contest tab.

Follow Sears Canada on Social Media!

Have you done your back-to-school shopping yet?  What are the main items on your list to buy?

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.


  1. Sears always has the best prices, great prices and I love the Kidadvantage policy!

    1. I think that the KidVantage warranty is great too, Jennifer! It's a great reminder to hold onto the receipt "just in case".

  2. I've always been a big Sears fan - love their deals! I could browse in Sears for hours, lol. You sure did well with your shopping and all the kids' clothing looks great! Your kids are SO adorable!

  3. Adorable family! Love Sears kid advantage warranty as other store don't offer this. When my kids were younger, I would shop there all the time. They grow up too fast!

    1. Thanks Lyne! I can't believe how much the kids are grown, even during the summer holiday!

  4. Entered the contest. What a great post. Love your kids they are ADORABLE.

  5. Whew think I finally got this to work to comment! Sears is one place we dig, heading there with the kids before school

    1. Have a great back-to-school shopping trip with the girls, Julie!

  6. Wow, you did have a bust summer. I am trying to house hunt right now with two kids. Tipping my hat to you sister! Anyways your kids look fantastic in these clothes. Nice job!

    1. Good luck in your house hunt, Paula! I am so relieved that my house purchase and sale are now done and we are officially MOVED! Going to register the kids in their new school today!


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