submitted by Tina T.
When it comes to school shopping for children, I have always allowed my children to pick what they wanted and it wasn't a problem paying for it. But now the bills are catching up since I am staying at home with them full-time.
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Last year my very outgoing (8 year old) daughter and I went shopping for clothes. She loves the mall's store and to you parents out there with a preteen probably know what store I am talking about.
You know the store that you go into and can not believe that they actually sell pants in a children's size 7 for $65.00. Not going to happen.
So, we went to the expensive stores first. We tried clothes on and took pictures of them on, in the dressing room. Then we visited discount stores outside the mall, such as Target and Walmart.
With no surprise, my daughter learned the value of a dollar quickly. She could not believe that stores that were right across the street from each other could sell similar items for for so much less. It was a great day.
She learned, and I learned, that we should look around before we buy. And a 2-inch label should not mean the difference in paying an additional $45.00.
My daughter truly loved comparing the pictures we took at the stores. This is a great money saving tip. When you have the comparison right in your hand, how could you do anything else other then save.
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