Shopping for three active kids is no easy task and if you add back-to-school shopping for two of them into the mix, well, it can get even trickier! Plus, let’s not talk about the astronomical cost that it entails. Anyhow, the boys will be returning to school is less than two weeks and that is nerve-racking on its own. This school year, they will be attending two different schools with different school uniform colors. In previous year, the boys were able to share some of the uniform and school spirit shirts, which helped a little budget wise. However, this year, there will be no more sharing! Luckily, my family and I, were invited by Sawgrass Mills Mall to shop for our back-to-school needs. Personally, I have been living in the South Florida area for more than twenty years, however, I had never shopped at Sawgrass Mills Mall before. Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and value retail mall in the United States, centrally located in Sunrise at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd and houses over 350 stores.
Maximizing your Back-To-School Savings at Sawgrass Mills Mall!
Last Thursday, I packed up the family and headed North for a fun full-afternoon of shopping and when I say, “full-afternoon”, I mean it. We arrived at Sawgrass Mills around 2PM and left around 10PM. Yes, we are now ready for Back-to-School thanks to Sawgrass Mills! Having had spent all afternoon shopping with the family there, I learned a lot about how to effectively maximize my back-to-school savings at Sawgrass Mills Mall. Today, I want to share with you a few tips on how you too can maximize your back-to-school savings by shopping for everything you need at Sawgrass Mills. For starters, by taking advantage of this week’s Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, you will automatically save 6% on clothing, footwear, school supplies and even personal computers. For a complete list of tax exempt items, please visit the My Florida Webpage here.
The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday can surely help you save money, but there is another great way to save even more money at Sawgrass Mills. By taking advantage of their Coupon Book, which comes LOADED with more than 400 COUPONS for almost every store within the mall! The coupon book includes retail store coupons, as well as, restaurants coupons. And for a family of five, those always come in extremely handy. You can purchase the coupon book for $10 at the customer service kiosk.
Sawgrass Mills retails stores have something for everyone, which is a plus in my book. Having to purchase for five different taste in fashion can get rather exhausting. Thankfully, they house a wide variety of stores that can surely meet everyone’s needs. Now through the beginning of the school year, their retail stores are running their back-to-school sales and let me tell you, every store will exceed your expectations. Therefore, that is my final tip. Take Advantage of the Back-To-School sales and save even more money.
When we went shopping last Thursday, we took advantage of the various store sales and combine them with the coupons book coupons to score amazing things for the kids. For example, we purchased the boys’ shoes at the PUMA store. Purchased school uniforms at J.Crew and The Children’s Place, which is currently running their Place Cash promotion. We also purchased accessories and school backpacks at Forever 21 (the largest in the South Florida area). We also stopped by many of the exclusive stores only available at Sawgrass Mills, such as: bareMinerals, Catimini, Columbia Sportswear, Desigual Outlet, Diesel, Disney’s Character Premier, Kate Spade New York Outlet, LACOSTE Outlet, Maxstudio Outlet, New Balance Factory Store, O’Neil, Original Penguin, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Super Dry, and Under Armour Factory House. Thanks to Sawgrass Mills Mall for inviting us, we are now ready for Back-To-School. We will be making a pit stop there later next week for a few more goodies before the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ends. 🙂 One more thing, stay tuned, later this week as I will show you in details what we purchased.
Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to facilitate this review. All express opinions are 100% mine and not influenced by anything or anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”