I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
My youngest son has an extended school year, so he’s still in school for another week. Then he gets a couple of weeks off and it’s back to school. He loves school. He doesn’t mind going some places with me, but he does not love back-to-school shopping. Why? Because I do his back-to-school shopping at Kohl’s.
You see, Kohl’s is like the grocery store for me. I go in Kohl’s every week or two. I go down all the aisles. I do this because they have something for everyone. From accessories (belts, backpacks, hats, etc) to clothing to housewares to jewelry to shoes to toys, they’ve got it. I also do it because you never know what you’re going to find on sale there. They have some really awesome sales. My oldest son likes to give his girlfriends nice gifts. He’s very generous. With my money, LOL. Since he is usually spending my money, I make sure we shop smart. We’ve gotten gorgeous real jewelry at Kohl’s for ridiculously low prices – a necklace, a ring and a pair of earrings. Kohl’s is the only place I will buy spacers and Individuality beads for the bracelet my parents gave me a while back.
But besides the sales, there are two big reasons I shop there. One is because I get money back when I shop there, through the Kohl’s cash program that they run rather frequently. For every $50 dollars that you spend, you get another $10 back to spend on your next trip. (If you also have the Kohl’s charge you get discounts as well.) The other is because Kohl’s is the only place I can find certain things, the most important of which is my youngest son’s pants. My son has problems with buttons and zippers. We never want to hinder his efforts to use the toilet, so we rarely put him in jeans. But fleece sweats just don’t really look all that nice, as comfy as they may be. So, in pants weather, we usually keep him in athletic pants. The non-noisy non-windbreaker style. They look like this.
Kohl’s is the only store I have ever found with those athletic pants in his size. And I’ve looked elsewhere. And when I saw elsewhere, I mean just about everywhere. I stock up on them when I find them. I get them in as many different colors as I can find, and pair them with shirts, which seem to be perpetually on sale at Kohl’s.
I’m heading to Kohl’s this weekend to get some back-to-school shopping done before our camping trip. I’ll be looking for new underwear (don’t all school years start out with that?), shirts and pants for my youngest. I’ll also be looking for some shorts for my oldest. Kohl’s is the only place we’ve found that has the style of shorts he likes in lots of colors and patterns.
If you’re getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping for your family (or, cough, a little shopping for just yourself, cough), check out the Kohl’s near you.