If you’re a parent, you know just how difficult it can be to budget for your child’s clothing expenses on top of everything else you need, especially as they’re growing. However, there are plenty of ways to save at Carters.com that will help you get all of the essentials you need without breaking the bank.
1. Browse Giving Assistant
Just because you are shopping for baby and children’s clothing does not mean that it has to cost an arm and a leg. Log on to the Giving Assistant website to find a Carter’s promo code available to use on your order.
Shop Carter’s using Giving Assistant to receive up to 25% off Carter’s order no matter how much you spend. You may also see a code for a certain amount of money off or a percentage off order when hitting a spend threshold such as $100.
2. Shop Seasonal Sales
The best doorbuster sales are pre-Black Friday deals a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales after that holiday. Their pre-Black Friday deals last for a week with a special 24-hour promotion for each of those days.
More sales happen right before Christmas to finalize holiday gifts for little ones. These seasonal sales have high percentages of clearance items and sometimes up to 50% off the current in-season collection.
In-season styles go on sale during that time. For example, Carter’s discounts fleece and overalls to keep little ones warm during fall and winter. They lower prices on T-shirts and shorts during the spring and summertime.
3. Shop Out of Season
Get monumental savings by shopping the clearance rack for out-of-season clothing to put away for the next season. If you can ballpark what size your child will be in tops and bottoms during that next year, you can follow this method.
Shop summer clothing online during the winter. Grab fall and winter styles when they are on clearance during the spring and summer. Often, out-of-season clothing will go on sale at markdowns of 50% off or more.
4. Join the Carter’s Loyalty Program
Sign up with your name and email for Carter’s loyalty program can also help you save. For every $1 that you spend on their clothing, you receive one point. For every 150 points that you accumulate, you will receive a $10 reward in your email to use towards your next purchase.
Especially if you have multiple children to shop for in your family, these points can add up quickly for multiple $10 rewards. Plus, you can stretch your dollar farther by shopping exclusively for clearance inventory as these purchases qualify for point accumulation, too.
5. Sign Up for the Carter’s Credit Card
If you have good credit, you can easily sign up for a Carter’s credit card. When you use it on your Carter’s purchases, you get two times the points on every $1 spent than members of the normal loyalty program. Hence, you will only have to spend $75 to arrive at your $10 reward rather than spend $150 for that same perk.
However, it’s best to pay off the credit card at the end of every month so that you can get the most out of these savings so that interest does not accumulate. Plus, when your first purchase after credit card approval comes with a 30% off promotion.
When your credit card arrives in the mail, you get a coupon for an additional 20% off. Use the coupon before the expiration date so you don’t miss out on the savings.
Carter’s credit card holders get three days of the year where they can earn three times the points on purchases. This means you only have to spend $50 to receive a $10 reward during that time.
6. Shop Clearance Only
If you are really on a budget, shop only the clearance styles. As long as your kids are warm and clothed, it does not matter how much money you spend, whether full price or 50% off. If you’re lucky, you may find that the site is giving clearance an additional percentage off its markdown price, making your shopping tripping easier.
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Tom Galido is a cofounder of Upright Data. His goal is to make sure that our customers are armed with the best insights to get the most out of their shopping experience. Tom holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. In his free time he is a science fiction / fantasy author.