Clothing for kids is ridiculously expensive. If you’ve ever shopped at Baby GAP or Carter’s you know first hand how outrageously expensive, it can be to pay for clothing. A tiny pair of jeans for a 12-month-old boy can run upwards of $20 or more, and the sad part is they’ll probably only get a few wears out of it before they’ve outgrown it.
So what’s mom to do if she’s on a tight budget, trying to count every penny but needs to clothe her kids?
The Easiest Ways To Get Kids Clothes Free
The strategies I’m going to share with you helps my daughter Carrie dress my grandson Lucas. So if you’re a grandma, and you want to help put clothes on the back of your grandchildren, you can follow this same method and get free clothes for the grandkids.
If you’re like me and have too many clothes, you never wear, but they’re far too nice for a yard sale then you’re going to love ThredUp.
ThredUp is an online thrift store that specializes in high-quality clothing at a steep discount. It’s my number one favorite way to get free clothes for Lucas. The prices are a bit higher than your local thrift sale and higher than what you might expect to pay at a yard sale, but if you hate to go to yard sales (I love having them but hate going to them) and just want the convenience of browsing from the comfort of your home, then they’re worth a look.
The site is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. You can sort by sizes, styles, or categories. They have kids, maternity, plus size, women’s shoes, accessories, designer labels, and handbags. They provide free shipping when you spend $70 or a flat rate of $5.99 for anything under as well as free returns.
There are two ways you can earn money towards free clothing.
1. Sell Your Own Stuff
If you have current styles sitting in your closet that are going unworn and is in excellent condition, you can sell them on the site and use that money to buy new clothing. They’ll send you a big bag with a prepaid return label. You just fill the bag and schedule a pick up with USPS and off they go so you can make money.
2. Refer Your Friends
The second way and not too shabby either is to take advantage of when they offer referral incentives. Right now they are offering an incentive when you refer a friend you get $10 to spend when they spend the $10 they give them. It’s a win-win for everyone. You get a special referral link like the one I’m sharing here, and you can also spread the word via Facebook too!
I just found out about this other amazing site devoted to selling children’s clothing online. It’s another online consignment store similar to ThredUp.
Schoola offers gently used clothing at deep discounts. Most of the items are name brand, and the best part is a portion of all sales go to help local schools.
Combine this free credit with free shipping and you could score 1-2 kid’s clothing items for FREE!
I haven’t ordered from Schoola yet, but I have heard others have had a great experience with them. I’ll let you know at a later date how my order worked out.
Hey, one more thing. You can also share your referral link with others and earn a $20 credit for every person who signs up through your link and places an order.
I’ve shared my love of Ebates before in my newsletters, but I can’t stop sharing the love because it is literally the easiest way to get free clothes not only for the kids but anyone in the family.
Ebates is an online portal that’s free to join and always free to use.
After you sign up, you go to the Ebates portal before you do your regular online shopping. They have deals for all the major stores like Macy’s Target, Overstock, GAP and many, many others. You just click the store and shop as you normally do and when you buy something you earn cash back into your Ebates account.
Cash, not points or miles. Ebates will send you cash back payment for purchases posted during the previous quarter. But if you earn less than $5.01 cash back, they’ll carry over your reward to the next check. Bonus Rewards do not count toward the $5.01 minimum.
Sign Up For Them All
I’d personally sign up for them all and use them to get clothes for free in different ways.
With Schoola and ThredUp I’d concentrate on children and women’s clothing and I’d use the money I make from Ebates for clothing for the hubs. Because I enjoy shopping online more than in store, I’m usually able to fund a bit if not all of my Christmas shopping with the money I earn from Ebates.
What are you waiting for? Sign up and start earning free cash today.