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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 Michelle H. August 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

My favorite tip is to subscribe to the newsletters of sites that I want to purchase from so that I can get notices of sales and discounts and to read blogs such as these.

2 Janet August 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

watch the clearence racks,use ad matches and coupons, attend yardsales etc:)

3 Michelle H. August 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

I subscribe via email.

4 Tamara Burks August 19, 2009 at 12:14 am

Coupons , clearance and buying bulk.

5 Rajee August 19, 2009 at 12:15 am

I'll find great deals when shopping

6 Rajee August 19, 2009 at 12:18 am


7 Rajee August 19, 2009 at 12:19 am


8 Allison August 19, 2009 at 12:26 am

Coupons, clearance, COSTCO, just plain great deals!

9 kathy pease August 19, 2009 at 12:38 am

i always start looking for sales and clearances right after school lets out all through the summer i look and by the time schools back in im all set and saved a pretty penny :)

10 kathy pease August 19, 2009 at 12:42 am

i joined the forums

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11 kathy pease August 19, 2009 at 12:43 am


12 Betty C August 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

It seems like every store has special sales and coupon offers. I try to keep up with all the local stores as well as special internet offers. Blogs have been invaluable in finding all those special prices.

13 Betty C August 19, 2009 at 12:48 am
14 Betty C August 19, 2009 at 12:50 am

I'm an email subscriber.

15 kathleen yohanna August 19, 2009 at 1:08 am

I buy as many of the supplies that I can from the Walmart clearance shelves during the summer. Just shopping at Walmart saves you money.

16 Daleene August 19, 2009 at 1:17 am

Of coarse I use coupons, coupons and more coupons. I have saved so much money this year on back to school items. Too bad their are not coupons to use when I go to register him into the 6th grade??!!

17 Daleene August 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

I have your button on my blog!

18 Daleene August 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

I subscribe to your e-mails

19 Gianna August 19, 2009 at 1:30 am

Always check out the clearance racks. You'd be surprised at what you find for how little :)

20 Daleene August 19, 2009 at 1:41 am

I am a member on your forums. "Smiling Mama"

21 cindio August 19, 2009 at 1:47 am

I am a member for your forums!! Cindio

22 cindio August 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

I enjoy your feeds via email!!

23 cindio August 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

I always start shopping early and look for sales all summer long.

24 dawn August 19, 2009 at 2:35 am

Trying to stay on a budget I have to use coupons and have found some really great deals for school

25 Lily Kwan August 19, 2009 at 3:10 am

I stock up on back to school supplies when there are good sales.

26 Diana August 19, 2009 at 3:10 am

I love shopping dollar days at Goodwill and Value Village. I also check ads in the newspaper and online.

27 Lily Kwan August 19, 2009 at 3:11 am

I registered for your forum.

28 Lily Kwan August 19, 2009 at 3:12 am

I subscribed by email.

29 Amy August 19, 2009 at 6:19 am

I buy blue jean shorts, skirts, and of course jeans. They mix and match with just about any outfit.

30 Amy August 19, 2009 at 6:19 am

I am an email subscriber.

31 denise August 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

shop off season put away for the next season i just shopped walmart clearance racks and got some great summer stuff in the next larger size so come next summer he is set.
this is my 1st post but would love the chance t owin

32 Noell Marie August 19, 2009 at 8:34 am

This is how I save money on school supplies:
I have two daughters, one year apart. When my oldest daughter Jourdan doesn't use all of her school supplies once the school year is over, I save them for my youngest daughter Jasmine to use the following year - pencils, filler paper, spiral notebook, erasers, etc. For a barely-used spiral notebook , I personalize it for Jasmine with stickers to make it her own. She loves color!

33 helen Fowler August 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

I like to buy clothes out of season when they are practically sold at yardsale prices. I also like to subscribe to all the websites of the stores that I shop at. They send me coupons and notify me of special sales.

34 Nic August 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

I consider myself a super shopper but all this for $50? I'm impressed!

35 Christine Burnley August 19, 2009 at 9:29 am

Subscribe to mailing lists of all your favorite stores and apply for their credit cards (even if you never use them). You get all kinds of coupons, "members only sales info", and extra percentages off your purchases. Also, for baby items I highly recommend garage sales. Babies don't usually wear out their clothes and you can pick up alot of name brand stuff especially in the nicer neighborhoods for cheap.

36 Amy Cummings August 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

My son loves Wal-marts athletic pants, I hope to be able to stock up on a few of those!

37 Michelle August 19, 2009 at 10:01 am

My best tip is to always be on the lookout for amazing deals. I skim clearance racks 1st. If its cute and very inexpensive I will buy it even if it is a size or 2 too big. I buy out of season items to get the best deals.

38 Lynn August 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

I'm a new subscriber!

39 Kristen August 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

I'm an email subscriber. :)

40 Pilar @ ScoringDeals August 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

I don't buy everything in just one trip! I wait and try to get every weekly offer.

41 Pilar @ ScoringDeals August 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

I am an RSS subscriber.

42 Pilar @ ScoringDeals August 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

Have your badge on my sidebar!

43 Pilar @ ScoringDeals August 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

I joined the forum.

44 Chasity August 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

I use coupons and watch sale ads closely for lunch items, clothing, and school supplies. I also check on supplies bought last year to see if they can be reused before buying new (calculators, scissors, pencil boxes, etc.)

45 Chasity August 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

I am now a member of the forums.

46 Chasity August 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

I already subscribed by email.

47 Amy Cummings August 19, 2009 at 10:48 am

I became a fan on facebook, I have no websites.
I joined forums.

48 Tina August 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

To cut costs I have shopped ebay, thrift and consignment shops...and already taken advantage of several great Wal-Mart deals. As fast as little boys additional $50 would be great!

49 misty August 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm

love it!!

50 Nikki August 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I usually get busy at yard sales in May then finish up in Aug. Can get good deals. I also use coupons galore to get the savings on lunches!

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