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It’s that time of year again when you desperately search for cheap school uniforms to beat the back-to-school rush. Where does the time go? Before you know it, we’ll be talking about Christmas. Yikes!

If you need cheap school uniforms for one child or a whole crew, there’s no need to go out and spend crazy money, as I’ve found some great examples of deals that’ll get you on the lookout when you’re back to school shopping.

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1. Buy school uniforms as low as $5 and shoes for $2 at Old Navy in July and August.

A person's hand taking a children's school uniform polo shirt and a pair of uniform pants from a shelf at Old Navy.

Buying cheap school uniforms at Old Navy is easy with a percentage-off sale and a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) promotional code. You also get free shipping on orders of $50+ or free store pickup. Here’s a quick breakdown of deals from July and August 2021:

Uniform Essentials

  • 50% off Girls’ Stain-Resistant Uniform Bermuda Shorts (reg. $19.99) $9.99, sale price
  • 50% off Boys’ Built-In Flex Twill Straight Uniform Shorts (reg. $19.99) $9.99, sale price
  • 50% off Girls’ Sleeveless Uniform Dress (reg. $19.99) $9.99, sale price

Shoes

  • 50% off Girls’ Shoes (reg. $3.99-$26.99) $1.99 – $13.49, sale price
  • 50% off Boys’ Shoes (reg. $3.99-$26.99) $1.99 – $13.49, sale price

Here are some other ways to save at Old Navy:

 

2. Save 50% when you buy school uniforms at Children’s Place.

A person's hand taking a children's school uniform polo shirt from a table at The Children's Place.

At Children’s Place, you can find steep online and in-store discounts on school uniforms, and their sales typically happen during summer. Take advantage of up to 50% off school uniform separates and sets.

Here are some deals we found in 2021:

Here are some other ways to save at Children’s Place:

 

 

3. Buy cheap school uniforms in bulk at Target.

A Cat & Jack children's school uniform display at Target.

Without a sale or Target Circle offer, the best way to grab cheap school uniforms at Target is to look at the clearance section and buy in multiples. Of course, you need to use your RedCard for everyday 5% savings, and you’ll get free shipping as a RedCard holder.

Some of the best sales in 2021 were bulk deals and required a coupon from the Target app.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Buy 10 Cat & Jack Short Sleeve Uniform Polo Shirt, $4.00 reg. price
  • Use RedCard for 5% off
  • Use $10 off when you spend $40 or more on Kids' & Toddler Clothing, Target App Coupon
Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders $35+
Deal expires Jun 17, 2023
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Buy 4 Cat & Jack Kids' Front Flat Uniform Pants, $10.00 sale price, $12.99 reg. price
  • Use RedCard for 5% off
  • Use $10 off when you spend $40 or more on Kids' & Toddler Clothing, Target App Coupon
Shipping: Free with RedCard or on orders $35+
Deal expires Jun 17, 2023
Here are some other ways to save at Target:

 

 

4. Earn cash back when you buy cheap school uniforms at Walmart.

Three different colored children's school uniform shirts in a Walmart shopping cart.

Although Walmart is known for their low prices, you can still find a way to save a few extra bucks on school uniforms for your kid(s) by taking advantage of the clearance and sale aisles.

We found these sales from 2021:

  • 30% off Wonder Nation Girls’ School Uniform Short Sleeve Interlock Polo Shirt 2-Pack (reg. $9.97) $3, sale price
  • 40% off Wonder Nation Girls’ School Uniform Long Sleeve Interlock Polo Shirt 2-Pack (reg. $11.94) $5, clearance price

Here are other ways to save at Walmart:

  • Join Walmart+ to get free shipping on any order with no minimum purchase amount. (You’ll get free grocery delivery too.)
  • Buy a discounted Raise gift card and save another 2.5% on purchases.

 

5. Shop JCPenney for cheap school uniforms for as low as $9.99.

A dressy girls uniform shirt and khaki uniform skirt hanging on a fixture inside JCPenney.

Don’t forget about department stores like JCPenney when shopping during back-to-school season. On top of regular sales, applying a promo code to your online purchase can save you as much as 25% extra.

Deals on girls’ polo shirts and skirts were a steal in 2021:

  • 50% off Thereabouts Pique Little & Big Girls’ Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt (reg. $20) $9.99, sale price
  • 50% off Thereabouts Little & Big Girls’ Scooter Skirt (reg. $24) $11.99, sale price

Here are other ways to save at JCPenney:

  • Spend $75 to get free shipping on any order.
  • Sign up for JCP Rewards to get coupons and earn rewards certificates for cash.

 

 

6. Stop by Macy’s to grab name-brand uniform deals.

A collared uniform shirt and black and khaki uniform bottoms hanging on a rack inside Macy's.

In my experience, school uniforms need to be washed constantly, so you may want to spend a little bit more for higher quality threads. In August 2021, Macy’s had boys and girls Nautica uniform polos on sale:

  • 50% off Nautica Big Boys’ Stretch Double Piqué Polo (reg. $24) $12, sale price
  • 50% off Nautica Little Girls’ School Uniform Picot-Trim Polo (reg. $24) $12, sale price

Here are other ways to save at Macy’s:

  • Use promo codes for extra savings.
  • Join the Macy’s Star Rewards program to earn points that equate to cash.
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