Tuesday, July 28, 2015

States with a Tax Free Holiday for Back to School 2015

If you're planning to do your back to school shopping at the mall or the traditional brick and mortar stores, you should plan to take advantage of the back to school tax holiday in your state.  Below is a list of states that will be offering a tax free holiday this fall:


State
Items Included
2015 Dates
Information Links *
Alabama
clothing - $100
computers - $750
school supplies - $50
books - $30
August 7-9
Arkansas
clothing - $100
school supplies
August 1-2
Connecticut
clothing and footwear - $100
August 16-22
Florida
school supplies
clothing - $100
supplies - $15
computers - $750
August 7-16
Georgia
school supplies
clothing - $100
supplies - $20
computers - $1,000
July 31 - August 1
Iowa
clothing - $100
August 7-8
Louisiana
all TPP - $2,500
August 7-8
Mississippi
clothing & footwear - $100
July 31-Aug. 1
Missouri
clothing - $100
computers - $3,500
school supplies - $50
August 7-9
New Mexico
clothing - $100
computers - $1,000
computer equip. - $500
school supplies - $30
August 7-9
Ohio
clothing - $75
school supplies - $20
instructional material - $20
August 7-9
Oklahoma
clothing - $100
August 7-9
South Carolina
clothing
school supplies
computers
other
August 7-9
Tennessee
clothing - $100
school supplies - $100
computers - $1,500
August 7-9
Texas
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100
August 7-9
Virginia
clothing - $100
school supplies - $20
August 7-9


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Monday, July 27, 2015

What's new at the Gap for Back to School 2015


The folks at the Gap sent me a note to share what's new this season for Back to School.  The Uniform line is updated in quite a few ways:

Gap Boys Logo Varsity Jacket Size XL - Red deliciousGap Girls Uniform Fit & Flare Jumper Size L - Beige
  • For girls, they have added more femininity:  Applying knowledge from the fashion collection successes, they are proud to offer more feminine details in the dresses and polos.

  • They updated the fits for clear differentiation and distinction between the fit offerings such as the girls classics, straight, or skinny fit chinos and the boys relaxed and straight fit chinos.

  • With colors, they changed navy standard to read as true navy rather than dark navy.  For boys, they added gray and black into the bottoms assortment for boys; and for girls, they added black into the bottoms assortment, and added pink into the knit offerings, changed gray standard in gym styles, added pattern to ponte pants.

  • They also changed up product details with the polo shirts.  The boys polo placket is cleaner and the silhouette is slightly slimmer and the new high low hem gives it a more fashionable look .  The girls polo placket is narrower and elongated, the body is slightly slimmer, has interior neck tape. 

  • They improved the feel of the fabric in the gym and sweaters.

  • They also have some new items such as fashion sweaters in girls, fit and flare dress in girls, fashion polo in girls in a new jersey fabrication, varsity jacket in both boys and girls.






    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Weekend Report Card for July 24, 2015

    The Back to School shopping season is in full swing.  All major retailers have rolled out their uniforms and fall clothing items. It is  a great time to pick up the basics to get your child geared up for fall.  Each week in the Weekend Report Card post (formerly known as the Weekend Shopping Guide), we rundown the current deals and coupons offered at major children's retailers on school wear and other wardrobe essentials. Be sure to check back each Friday for the latest updates.

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    Lands' End
    French Toast
    Cookies Kids
    Children's Place
      GAP
      Hartstrings
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        Tuesday, July 21, 2015

        Fun Find: Fringe Slip On Sneakers at Crazy 8

         Fringe Slip-On Sneakers

        While browsing the uniform items, I came across these fun Fringe Slip-On Sneakers at Crazy 8's. They feature fringe across the toe with a bow.   They are navy blue and are canvas/man made mate They are available in toddler sizes 9 through girls size 5.  Regularly they retail for $19.88, today you can snag them for $9.94.

        I think these shoes would be a super cute alternative to basic Mary Jane's with school uniform. Through Wednesday 7/22/15, you can get 50% off all regular price items at Crazy 8.
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        Monday, July 20, 2015

        Sale Alert: Children's Place Uniforms 50% off


        Heads up to those of you that like to get a jump on the back to school clothing sales?  I got a notice from the folks at Children's Place regarding an online only sale where the entire site is 50% off.  It includes all (or almost all) uniform items.  This sale runs through July 21st, use this link to check out the Uniforms and Backpacks 50 Percent Off!  Free shipping too!



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        Girls


        • Short Sleeve Polos in a variety of colors - $6.47
        • Long Sleeve Classic Polos or Ruffle Packet Polo in a variety of colors - $7.47
        • Layering Tee (Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve) - $3.97
        • Uniform Shorts - $7.47
        • Uniform Skinny Pants - $8.48
        • Long Sleeve Uniform Button Front Crewneck Cardigan Sweater - $9.98
        • Cable-Knit Zip Up Cardigan - $12.48
        • Uniform Hi-Low Zip-Up Hoodie - $12.48
        • Uniform Pleated Skirt - $7.47
        • Uniform Skater Skirt - $8.48
        • Uniform Pullover Box Pleat Jumper - $9.98
        • Uniform Pleated Drop Waist Jumper - $12.48
        • Uniform Polo Short Sleeve Polo Dress or Skater Dress - $9.98

        Boys


        • Short Sleeve Polos in a variety of colors - $5.47
        • Long Sleeve Polos in a variety of colors - $6.47
        • Basic Tee (Short sleeve or long sleeve) - $5.25
        • Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt - $8.48
        • Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt - $9.98
        • Chino Shorts - $8.98
        • Chino Pants - $8.98
        • Uniform V Neck Sweater - $9.98
        • Uniform Crew Neck Sweater - $12.48
        • Uniform Zip Up Cardigan - $12.48
        • Uniform Hoodie - $14.88
        • Uniform Rain Jacket - $24.47
        • Classic Blazer - $22.48

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        Friday, July 17, 2015

        Weekend Report Card for July 17, 2015

        Each week in the Weekend Report Card post (formerly known as the Weekend Shopping Guide), we rundown the current deals and coupons offered at major children's retailers on school wear and other wardrobe essentials. Be sure to check back each Friday for the latest updates.

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        Thanks for Supporting Uniform Mom

        Lands' End


        French Toast


        GapKids


        The Children's Place

        Shoe Metro

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        Photo used with permission from Microsoft.

        Tuesday, July 7, 2015

        Giveaway: Gumdrop GlassTech Case for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 (Ends 7/21/15)



        Uniform Mom is giving away a GlassTech case for the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 on behalf of Gumdrop Cases.

        The Gumdrop Cases GlassTech for Microsoft Surface features:
        • Ruggedized, impact-resistant skin - perfect for accident-prone kids and families 
        • Tempered glass screen protector for ultimate touch sensitivity, with a special smudge-free coating 
        • Fully compatible with the Microsoft Surface keyboard and kickstand 

        Learn more about the GlassTech for Microsoft Surface 3 here, and the GlassTech for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 here. The cases are available in Green, Black and Red, and start at $59.

        The event dates are July 7, 2015 - July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM ET. Open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via the email they used to enter the contest. If after 48 hours, there is no response, another winner will be chosen. Enter to win a case by using the giveaway form below.

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