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Dress Your Student Challenge Giveaway: $50 Walmart Gift Card

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 17, 2009 · 1,022 comments USA, LLC

Tune in all week for hot Back-To-School Giveaways. I’ve got some great prizes for the kids, with a couple of special prizes to pamper mom!!! Look for a new 48-hour giveaway each morning and each afternoon, and be sure to check out all of the current giveaways for other great prizes!

This post wasn't included in the email that went out to subscribers today, so I'm republishing it and extending the giveaway for 12 hours to make sure everyone has a chance to enter!

Walmart wants to help you stretch your back-to-school clothing budget. With basics priced at just $10 or less, you can dress your student for an entire week for under $50!

Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . I was a little skeptical too, but Walmart provided me with a $50 gift card to check it out for myself, and I'm happy to report that it's absolutely true. I got all of the items pictured below for just $53!

Walmart Dress Your Student Challenge

Yeah, so I exceeded my budget just a tad, but my oldest boys are thrilled at the additions to their back-to-school wardrobe! We don't have hand-me-downs since they've worn the same size for as long as I can remember (they're 12 months apart), so I'm thrilled at how these savings have stretched our clothing budget.

Would you like to take the $50 Walmart Back-To-School Challenge?

Walmart wants to challenge one of my readers to dress your student for $50 or less by providing you with a $50 Walmart Gift Card.

Options for boys include:

  • Starter Dazzle Shorts, $3
  • Faded Glory Short-Sleeved Crew Shirt (stripes or solids), $3.50
  • Faded Glory Polo Shirt (stripes or solids), $5
  • Starter Screened T-Shirt, $5
  • Faded Glory Jeans, $6
  • Starter Breakaway Pants, $7

Options for girls include:

  • Faded Glory Tank Top, $2.50
  • Faded Glory Shorts, $2.50
  • Faded Glory Crew Tee, $3.50
  • Faded Glory Mix and Match Top, $5
  • Faded Glory Mix and Match Scooter, $5
  • Faded Glory Leggings, $5
  • Faded Glory Fashion Scarf Top, $9
  • Faded Glory Jeans, $10
  • Faded Glory Cargo Pants, $10

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment sharing your favorite back-to-school savings tip. How have you cut your back-to-school shopping budget the most this year?


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me your best back-to-school savings strategy. Share your tips for saving on supplies, lunches, clothing and more!

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

$50 Walmart Gift Card

This giveaway ends at noon EST on Wednesday, August 18. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Nikki August 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Subscriber via RSS

2 Tawna August 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I wait for the sales and gift cards to combine and get the best deals. My sisters and I also swap clothes between our kids to help our clothing budget.

3 Tawna August 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I am an email subscriber

4 Stacie August 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

My back to school strategy has been going to CVS for school supply freebies as well as Office Max. I pretty much have my 3 kids school supplies shopping finished for very little money at all!

5 Stacie August 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Added to blogroll.

6 Stacie August 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Registed on Deal Seeking forums.

7 kathy August 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

i started early and bought what was really cheap that week and/or i had coupons for! it is great!

8 kathy August 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

registered at deal seeking forum

9 kathy August 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

already subscribe to email

10 Tisa August 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I already subscribe by email and am totally addicted to this website!

11 Chancy August 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I like to shop in the spring for clothes that will fit my kids in the fall when everything is on super-clearance!
I also make my own, snack packs of things, using a big box instead of buying the snack size boxes!

12 Julie Haverdink August 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm

We shop the sales and reuse supplies from last school year.

13 Linda Kish August 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I buy clearance and sale items. Back to school supplies I get the deals from Staples, Office Max, Office Depot .

14 Linda Kish August 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm

email subscriber

15 Noell Marie August 19, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I am known as the "coupon queen". If they make it, I'll use it! I purchase my kids' school supplies when they go on sale, and use coupons. I also browse Craig's List from time to time for gently used clothing at a bargain price.

16 casey spurlin August 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm

with 4 kids to dress for school i always check wal-mart for their sale items

17 Katie August 20, 2009 at 12:22 am

I buy tons of school supplies from CVS when I get ECB for them and they're free. Walgreens had some pretty good deals too. And I save notebooks from the year before that I didn't finish using.

18 Katie August 20, 2009 at 12:23 am

I'm subscribed via email.

19 Emily August 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

I shop the super cheap sales all the stores have right around now.

20 Emily August 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

I'm also an e-mail subscriber.

21 Vicki Wurgler August 20, 2009 at 10:15 am

hand-me-downs and sales. I shop all summer for good buys

22 Sharon August 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

I am an email subscriber and refer people all the time! Thanks for all you do!

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