Back-to-school shopping deals that keep you out of the mall

Tax-free weekend in South Carolina is officially underway and ya’ll know I’m always on the hunt for good back-to-school shopping deals!  The little known secret about me is that I positively hate battling for them in stores. I’m the queen of the online bargain and I want to share a few of my favorites with you. It’s all tax-free this weekend!

Gymboree tops this list. While the clothing is stylish and comfortable, I’m also in love with its durability. It’s high-quality is worth the price. So many pieces my girls wore were passed down from their cousins. So much of what I bought was passed down on to a younger cousin, in perfect condition! When you buy from Gymboree, you know you won’t be dealing with itchy fabrics that fade in three washes. Even better, they’ve got 40% off most styles, including great back-to-school options and some red, white, and blue for your little Olympian!

Gymboree Sale On Now!


Crazy 8 is Gymboree’s sister brand, offering similar quality clothes, adorable choices, and great deals! Right they’ve got $8.88 kids’ jeans. Sign. Me. Up! I literally just stocked up!

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!


ECOlunchbox specializes in the ultimate “FREE lunch” – free from all the bad stuff we don’t want in our lunches! The eco-mom company’s stainless steel ECOlunchboxes and artisan cotton ECOlunchbags are waste-free, plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, sweatshop-free, and vinyl-free. My family is saying goodbye to plastic baggies and all the other things that fill up a school cafeteria-sized trash can faster than you can say “PB&J.”


Shop Back to School Gear at Zazzle! Zazzle has been a longtime favorite of my girls. Basically imagine almost any school supply you’d need, then add personalization. You can often add a monogram, name, pictures, and patterns. No more pencil pouches getting mixed up or notebooks getting lost. There will be no doubt which supplies belong to your child! And now, for a limited time, you can get $10 OFF $50 – Use code: ZTENOFFFIFTY Starts: 08/06/2016 Expires: 08/08/2016 11:59 PM PST.

Shop Back to School Gear on Zazzle


Last, I’m obsessed with ModCloth. Obsessed. Teachers and moms, this one is for you. ModCloth offers fun and flattering clothing and accessories with flare, available in a large range of sizes. Perfect! Have a look!

Happy back-to-school shopping!

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About Melissa Byers

My name is Melissa Byers and I've been a Grand Strand resident for 13 years. I love living and raising my family here! We're all about the events, activities, discounts, RVing, travel, and crab cakes.

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