My oldest son, Rob is starting Middle School this year. He is the oldest of three children, so you can imagine how insane our back to school costs are! Between supplies and clothes, we spend a HUGE amount on back to school items. I was asked to participate in Walmart’s Back-to-School Closet Challenge, asking me to see if I could buy 5 outfits for $75. I thought that was impossible, but I’m always up for a challenge, so let’s do this!
I headed to Walmart and didn’t have any idea how I could make 5 outfits for just $75! I mean, is that even possible?!
The first thing I saw was Tshirt for just $3.49 each. WOW! These are perfect because they are plain shirts, which means they are in dress code. My kids can’t have any writing or pictures on their shirts, so these worked perfect!
Five Tshirts @ $3.49 each = $17.45 (that leaves $57.55 left to spend!)
Next I saw jeans on sale for about $10 a piece, but realized that it is still REALLY hot outside. Rob will not want to wear jeans for quite some time, so we opted for jean shorts. They were only $9.99 each! We got 2 pairs to last throughout the week!
Two Jean Shorts @ $9.99 each = $19.98 (still have $37.57)
You have to have new socks and underwear for school! We got Starter socks and a package of boxer briefs to wear for the week as well…..
Socks @ $9.86 and Boxer Briefs @ $9.44 = $19.30 (that still leaves $18.27 if the $75 to spend!!)
I would have picked up a few extra pairs of shorts, but they were out of his size…that’s what I get for waiting until just a week before school starts to go shopping, right? Well, I still had money to spend, so I headed to the girls section and picked my daughter up a few things as well!
They have super cute leggings for just $4.97 each. The girls shirts were $3.47 each…..so I picked up 2 sets…one pair was even GLITTER! Everything is better with glitter!
Two pairs of leggings @ $4.97 = $9.94 and two shirts @ $3.47 each = $6.94 total of $16.88
So for a total of $73.61 I was able to buy:
(5) Shirts for my son
(2) Pairs of Jean Shorts
(1) Pack of Socks
(1) Pack of Boxer Briefs
(2) Pairs of Leggings for my daughter
(2) Shirts for my daughter
They are styling and ready for school! Check them out:
Not bad for about $75! I told some of my friends about it and they couldn’t believe it! Simply amazing!