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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 Shannon August 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I'm an email subscriber!

2 Melissa August 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I'm an email subscriber and would love the $50 gift card.
Tip: look for deals on the basics (i.e. tanks, t-shirts, shorts). Spend your money on the accessory type items. Mix and match accessories and create more options for outfits.

3 shannon August 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Keep in mind that Walmart price matches. Bring your ad and all those great deals from the other stores you can get in one spot at Walmart.

4 Carolyn G August 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Buy stuff during the year when it is on sale.

5 heidih August 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

As soon as school supplies come out I start making a list of what prices I've seen - then I know where the best price is and I know whether an advertised price is really good or if some place else really has the lowest price.

6 heidih August 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I am currently a subscriber.

7 susan smoaks August 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm

i save money by buying year round for back to school

8 Brian E. August 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

...subscribed via RSS-Yahoo.

9 Brian E. August 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Thanks for the giveaway... Wait until you have the required supplies / materials list from your child's teacher in hand before buying unnecessary school supplies i.e. some teachers require certain types of notebooks, graph paper, binders, etc.

10 Carolyn G August 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm


11 Djp August 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm

sign me up

12 Rosey August 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I compare shopping ads and go where the best deals are for the clothes my children like, and I shop on the tax free day as well.

Thank you!

13 Christine V August 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

during the year when it is on sale

14 Merrilee August 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I am an email subscriber. :)

15 Rosey August 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

e-mail subscriber

Thank you.

16 Merrilee August 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

shop the ads to find the best deals, especially those Office supply stores that offer 1 cent items each week. I stock up on extra glue sticks, pencils & paper while they are cheap because my kids always need more before the end of the year.

17 Marie N August 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Well...have been trying to shop as many of the clearance racks as possible for the past month. But the thing that has worked best is that I took pics of the things I bought with the digital camera so that I can find coordinating pieces while I'm out shopping. That has made my search much easier and cheaper in the long run. Also trying to keep shoes simple this year so they go with everything.

18 dawn huntley August 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm

i am a subscriber!!!

19 Marie N August 18, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Already subscribed to your feed both via RSS and emai.l

20 dawn huntley August 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm

i love to try to shop for all my supplies at staples when they have the .01 cent deals. i also shop the clearance racks and consignment stores for deals!!

21 Michele August 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I'm a forum member.

22 Michele August 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Email subscriber. Thanks for running all these contests!

23 Michele August 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Enlist your family members and friends. If they are hitting Target or Walmart this week, make them pick up what's on sale there, while you hit other stores you already plan to visit. It can save time and the aggravation of multiple trips.

24 Jen Mizener August 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I always go to Walmart first for school supplies. They have the best prices! jenmizener at gmail dot com

25 Jen Mizener August 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I'm an e-mail subscriber. jenmizener at gmail dot com

26 Julie August 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I have been shopping the $.01 sales at various stores for their school supplies. I could probably open a school supply store right about now. :)

27 Lissa August 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I usually buy clothes the previous year when they go on major clearance. I also like to shop at consignment stores for shirts and jackets to add variety to the wardrobe.

28 Lissa August 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I'm a registered forum user. Thanks!

29 Maja August 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm

go to yard sales and thrift stores

30 Maja August 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm


31 Maja August 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm

already a forum member MajaMeza79

32 erin August 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I just subscribed via e-mail. I am a mother of twin boys and my daycare/preschool prices have skyrocketed this year so I am now looking at ways to save money!!

33 Rosanne August 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Schools that have uniforms. Once you buy the uniform it just takes a little upkeep of socks underwear ,shoes and backpack for boys at least.

34 Ruth Smither August 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I'm already an email subscriber...

35 Ruth Smither August 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I love all the specials on school supplies!!!

36 Nina August 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I can always find great deals on the sale rack.

37 Nina August 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I'm an email subscriber

38 Chrysa August 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Buy extra school supplies at the beginning of the school year while they are on sale. They won't be so cheap when you have to restock midway through the year.

39 Chrysa August 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed!

40 Chrysa August 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I have your button on my blog.

41 wendy wallach August 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I have searched online for coupons and special deals.

madamerkf at aol dot com

42 Dee P August 18, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I am a subscriber!! Love it I must say

43 Dee P August 18, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I find great deals for next season and buy them while they are on clearance for current season. Jackets/shorts/long sleeve shirts. I have been able to stretch my money far enough to pick up an extra jacket for those in need, which is a blessing in itself!!

44 Veronica Garrett August 18, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Shop sales and our state has tax free savings days for back to school.

45 Sarah Z August 18, 2009 at 11:35 pm

We have a tax free weekend here - that saves you a bunch plus the stores run great sales to get people into the stores! I also buy enough to last the entire school year!

46 DanV August 18, 2009 at 11:37 pm

My strategy is to plan ahead and get the free offers at stores in July and August

47 Alka August 18, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Favorite back to school tip is just to email your teachers find out what youre going to do and start it during the summer

48 Alka August 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm

rss subscriber

49 Alka August 18, 2009 at 11:42 pm

deal seeking mom on my blog

50 Roxanne August 18, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I already enjoy this subscription with new and exciting things each day!

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