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Top of the Class


Sears Back to School

What It Is: Back to school clothes shopping is basically a right of passage: Who do you want to be this year? But for parents, it can be a hard hit on their wallets – the average parent apparently shells out about $400 per kid at back to school time. Ouch. The good news? Retailers like Sears are stepping up to the plate, offering clothes, bags and shoes that’ll last your kids the year at a super affordable price.

I’ve rounded up some of my favourite items from their back to school lineup, although keep in mind these particular styles are moreso geared for big kids. If you’re shopping for little ones, there’s still tons of cool gifting inspo, like licensed bags for just $10 and kids’ jeans for under $15. With characters they love and on trend styles, it’s easy to upgrade your child’s back-to-school style with just a few key pieces. In fact, Sears is really pushing top-to-toe outfits for as little as $65 (both of the looks I picked out above are under $75). Styles kids want + prices parents want to pay = one happy family.

Who It’s For: Your child of course, as a starting point. Your niece or nephew, when mom and dad have tapped out their back-to-school budget. Your best friend, because good news should travel fast and far.

What It Costs: Most items are under $50 (a handful of backpacks and shoes are over), but in general you can snag a back-to-school outfit for under $65.

Where It’s At: Sears online and in-stores. Browse here!

And how’s this for a sweet bonus for all you hardworking parents? I’m giving away a $50 Sears gift card to help you stock up on some great back-to-school essentials. Want it? Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by September 26, 2016 with a link to an item from Sears’ Back to School collection you’d be most interested in gifting.You can browse their back-to-school lineup here.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 27, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow @Sears_Canada on Instagram and either regram one of their back-to-school images OR share an image from their back-to-school collection onto your own Instagram, tagging them in the image. Link back to your post in a separate comment below.

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99 Responses to “Top of the Class”
  1. Joan G. says:

    My grandson loves Nike clothing and would certainly wear the ‘Dip Dye’ Long Sleeved Shirt.

    http://www.sears.ca/product/nike-boys-dip-dye-long-sleeved-shirt/640-000112250-977944

  2. Deanna Barkley says:

    I’d like to get my grandson the
    Skechers® Boys’ Flex Advantage™ ‘Master Dash’Running Shoe @http://www.sears.ca/product/skechers-boys-flex-advantage-master-dashrunning-shoe/654-000556936-95526L. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  3. Marla says:

    Instagrammed

    Love the #backtoschool backpack selection @searscanada

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  4. Chanel O says:

    If I won this gift card I would buy a new backpack/laptop bag, like this one http://www.sears.ca/product/kgb-sport-sport-18-flap-laptop-backpack/614-000101717-BPK5678-5

  5. Angela September says:

    I’m a subscriber 🙂 and I would love to gift this http://www.sears.ca/product/avengers-boys-cotton-t-shirt/640-000899260-XML6930 to my son who loves the Avengers!

  6. sojeles says:

    My daughter loves dresses and this one looks like we could do some fun accessorizing with it.http://www.sears.ca/product/cherokee-long-sleeve-skater-dress/677-000599290-GKD0054F16?recs=igodigital i subscribe as well.

  7. Valerie Gibson says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite item in the back to school catalogue is the U.S. Polo Assn. Girls’ 2-Piece Peplum Top And Legging Set at http://www.sears.ca/product/us-polo-assn-girls-2-piece-peplum-top-and-legging-set/677-000162107-Y2KQ74

  8. Valerie Gibson says:

    I shared of the Sears back to school photos on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/p/BKBwHgljMhy

  9. CL Chin says:

    my son isn’t in school yet but i’d give him this backpack because he loves Paw patrol!
    http://www.sears.ca/product/heys-licensed-junior-backpacks/614-000786558-6022519

  10. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. An item from Sears’ Back to School collection I’d be most interested in gifting would be the Hamilton Beach® Breakfast Sandwich Maker – great for student housing! http://www.sears.ca/product/hamilton-beach-breakfast-sandwich-maker/611-000227421-25475C

  11. Alison K says:

    BONUS Instagram ENTRY: Followed @Sears_Canada on Instagram and shared an image from their back-to-school collection https://www.instagram.com/p/BKCaOEMjQUz/?hl=en

  12. Donna L. says:

    Regrammed on Instagram as @karmakitty123

  13. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. I’d most like to gift this: http://www.sears.ca/product/hello-kitty-backpack-with-lunch-kit/614-000103614-59981UA The hello kitty backpack and lunch kit. I’d like to gift it because my friend’s daughter is crazy about cats and about Hello Kitty. 🙂

  14. Aimee says:

    I would like to get my sons the
    Skechers® Boys’ Flex Advantage™ ‘Master Dash’Running Shoe @http://www.sears.ca/product/skechers-boys-flex-advantage-master-dashrunning-shoe/654-000556936-95526L.
    I am a subscriber

  15. aly3360 says:

    I like the cute t-shirts and they deffinitely go through a lot of clothes! The panda tee is my favourite.

    http://www.sears.ca/product/girls-short-sleeve-graphic-tee/677-000166447-1CHGT0000-36

  16. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    I would like to gift a Nike® Boys’ ‘Dip Dye’ Long-Sleeved Shirt http://www.sears.ca/product/nike-boys-dip-dye-long-sleeved-shirt/640-000112250-977944

  17. Dana Miller says:

    I am most interested in the US Polo Association Big Girl’s Winter Bubble Jacket for my daughter. She needs a quality jacket to keep her warm and protected from the elements, but still fashionable and fun. This jacket from Sears is perfect for playing in the snow and on the school ground. http://www.sears.ca/product/us-polo-assn-big-girls-winter-bubble-jacket/629-000924472-O3U667S?recs=igodigital

  18. yvonne says:

    I would definitely gift my daughter with a new backpack probably this High Sierra one:
    http://www.sears.ca/product/high-sierra-loop-19-backpack/614-000244491-53646-XXXX

  19. Dominic cloutier says:

    http://www.sears.ca/product/nike-boys-dip-dye-long-sleeved-shirt/640-000112250-977944

    Looks pretty nice if in*must* gift something instead of being selfish & getting my own back to school stuff

  20. Thanks. I am a subscriber. I would be most interested in this Roots backpack. They are AWESOME quality! Thanks!
    http://www.sears.ca/product/roots-backpack-with-adjustable-straps/614-000034066-RTS4450S?recs=igodigital
    Email–> amyjaneheffernan@gmail.com

  21. FrugalFowers says:

    I love the sketchers shoes for boys

  22. I would like the lunch bag.

  23. Nicole Aben says:

    My son’s feet grew so much this summer so I would get the Skechers® Boys’ Flex Advantage™ ‘Master Dash’Running Shoe @http://www.sears.ca/product/skechers-boys-flex-advantage-master-dashrunning-shoe/654-000556936-95526L

  24. Dana123 says:

    I would regift these Skecher’s for my son who has grown tremendously over the Summer!
    http://www.sears.ca/product/skechers-boys-flex-advantage-master-dashrunning-shoe/654-000556936-95526L

  25. Kevin B says:

    Their back to school collection doesn’t come up on the Sears site, so I will pick this.

    http://www.sears.ca/product/royce-leather-vaquetta-13-inch-laptop-messenger-bag-black/614-000874404-VLMB-BLK

  26. Laura feist says:

    I would be interested in a backpack

  27. Erin says:

    I’m already a subscriber. I like the Heys Carrier Backpack http://www.sears.ca/product/heys-carrier-backpack/614-000786558-6012701

  28. gayle bellemare says:

    Already subscribed, thank you. I like many of the wonderful deals available for BTS at Sears this year. I have picked this item that a young lady I know would love very much: http://www.sears.ca/product/columbia-girls-switchback-rain-jacket/629-000325712-158059 Thanks again 🙂

  29. Laura says:

    I like shopping at Sears because l always find a deal.

  30. krysta d says:

    I’d want to gift the Minion Lunch box!

  31. I’d love to get my son this jacket. The back to school link isn’t working anymore (I guess because its the middle of September now lol)

    http://www.sears.ca/product/alpinetek-boys-3-in-1-water-resistant-jacket/629-000292383-BF16-AT70-7601?recs=igodigital

  32. Wanda Bee says:

    I’d be most interesting in givting the boy’s skull tee. http://www.sears.ca/product/boys-knit-printed-t-shirt/640-000051516-N20480

  33. Maryanne says:

    I love this hoody!

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