So far spring has been a huge disappointed; up until Wednesday of this week we had snow and below zero temperatures. It’s been a long drawn out winter and no matter who you ask, summer is what everyone is eagerly awaiting. Despite below zero temperatures earlier this week, we were surprised with double digits on Thursday when I was asked to take part in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes summer challenge taking place across Canada. Having to fight with my kids to keep their winter coats on this week, I knew the summer clothes challenge was perfect. I was challenged to outfit 2 kids in a summer wardrobe for under $100. Armed with sunshine and my two larger frugal helpers, challenge accepted!
As we walked into the store, the summer toys caught the girls eye but we were on a mission and quickly found our way to the kids department where we focused our challenge on outfitting their little sister and baby brother with 7 outfits each, one for each day of the week.
I zeroed in on the $4-$6 rack in the girls department for my toddler who, being tall like her big sister, already wears a size 5 at almost 3 years old. Reminiscing of my childhood days in the 80’s, the neon splashes of colour had me wanting to snatch up every little outfit I could find. I wasn’t alone, my two larger helpers had their own selections in mind for themselves and at those prices, how could I say no?
It didn’t take long before we had more than enough selection; the only problem was deciding on items we had over-selected to keep to our $100 goal. With so many bright colours and adorable tops, bottoms and dresses to choose from, it was hard to resist going over my budget. Thankfully I had my human calculator to keep me on track.
Making our way through the cashier Miss Priss noticed some magazines on the display, 3 for $10 alongside her favourite candy bars, tempting but not this shopping trip sugar. I had the in-store Golden Arches in mind for a job well-done.
Can you believe we purchased all this for $99?! Okay that was before tax but at 5% tax, I wasn’t complaining at paying $3.95 over at above the total. I didn’t quite meet my goal of 7 outfits each technically, 1 was a bathing suit after all, but that was more than okay.
For Baby Girl
- 4 dresses at $8
- 1 dress at $5
- 1 tank top at $4
- 1 pair of shorts at $5
- 1 bathing suit at $6
- 1 pair of shoes at $5
For Baby Ro
- 3 screen print rompers at $5
- 1 collar romper at $7
- 1 2 piece short set at $7
- 1 screen print onsie at $3
- 1 pair of plaid shorts at $4
- 1 sunhat at $6
Baby Girl was happy with the selections we made for her. It took a little bribing, and by bribing I mean she had her demands, but after a little creative thinking her purple wrapping paper catwalk was laid out for her to strut her stuff. Snicker.
#WalmartFrugalHeroessummer challenge accepted and conquered! To see what other bloggers took the challenge and conquered, follow the #WalmartFrugalHeroes or #DefiWalmart hashtags on Twitter.
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