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Finding Carter’s sales isn’t too hard, and the deals are frequent and glorious, so you should never have to pay full price for baby clothes. But if you’re wondering how to save at Carter’s, we’re going to share all of our tips and tricks.

We’re talking bodysuits for $2 or less and blanket sleepers for under $7. You’re going to learn when’s the best time of year to shop for Carter’s and also which stores offer the best (lowest or most frequent) deals.

Time to outfit your baby for about the price of a Starbucks PSL. In order to do this, you need to download the KCL app and watch Carter’s deals.

 

1. How to Save at Carter’s? Stock up on Carter’s bodysuits and sleepers during Black Friday sales at Kohl’s.

Yellow carter baby sleepers in a cart. A person is holding one up next to the cart.

During Black Friday at Kohl’s in 2020, it was possible to get bodysuits for under $2 each and sleepers for less than $6.50. These are both stock-up prices for Carter’s baby clothes, so mark your calendars.

How do you do it? Kohl’s always offers a sale price combined with some type of promo code. For Black Friday in 2020, it was a mystery code offering up to 40% off. The result was Carter’s bodysuits for $1.92. Ditto for footed sleepers. In 2020, they were $6.40 after you applied the promo code. In 2021, Kohl’s offered an extra 15% off code.

Bookmark KCL’s Black Friday Deals page so you’re the first to hear about Carter’s sales and other money-saving tips.

 

2. Don’t miss Carter’s $5 sleepers from Amazon during Cyber Monday.

A green, white, and blue, dinosaur Carter's baby sleeper next to an Amazon bubble light bag.

During Black Friday 2020, Carters.com offered a doorbuster price on sleepers — $6 each. This was well below KCL’s stock-up price of $8 for these.

However, not to be out beat, Amazon took up the torch and offered $5 Carter’s sleepers on Cyber Monday. It might be splitting hairs, but you should know that Amazon, Target, and Walmart all sell their own Carter’s line.

 

3. The other Carter’s sale you cannot miss happens after Christmas.

A woman looking through Carter's baby clothes

Sure, you’ve given all the gifts, and you’re ready to put the tree away, but if you’ve still got to put clothes on a baby this year, plan to shop Carters.com the week after Christmas.

In both 2019 and 2020, I saw savings of over 80%. Shop for bodysuits, pajamas, toddler clothes, shoes, and more.

Buy 1 Carter’s Bodysuits (reg. $14) $2.39 – $5.59, sale price
Final Price: as low as $2.39
Buy 1 Carter’s Footie PJs (reg. $20) $6 – $9, sale price
Final Price: as low as $6

 

4. Nowhere near Christmas? Watch for Carter’s clearance sales about every other month if you’re wondering how to save at Carter’s.

A woman browsing clearance kids clothing on the Carters app.

Carters.com clearance sales happen fairly often. Over the last year, we’ve seen six of them, so don’t worry if you caught this article and it’s like February. Just Text “HOT DEALS” to +1 (208) 266-4466 and we’ll tap your shoulder the next time we see a Carters.com deal.

Watch for deals on toddler and baby clothes because you can find some deep discounts. We’re talking up to 80% or more. Here are a few examples of what we found in 2021:

Buy 1 Carter’s Graphic T-shirt (reg. $12), $2.09 clearance price
Final Price: as low as $2.09 of 83% savings
​​Buy 1 Carter’s Pull-On Shorts (reg. $14 – $30) $3.59 – $11.99, clearance price
Final Price: as low as $3.59 of 74% savings
Buy 1 Carter’s 3-Piece Sleep & Play & Bodysuit Set (reg. $28) $9.19, clearance price
Final Price: $9.19 or 65% savings

Be sure to sign up for the Rewarding Moments loyalty program. You’ll earn one point per dollar you spend, and when you reach 150 points, you can cash in a $10 reward.

If you’re looking for baby bargains and freebies, we’ve got a list of baby things you can get for free or under $1.

 

 

5. What’s the difference between Carter’s-owned lines Just One You, Child of Mine, and Simple Joys?

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Target, Walmart, and Amazon each have their own “made by Carter’s” line of baby clothes.

Just One You is a Target exclusive, Child of Mine is a Walmart exclusive, and Simple Joys is an Amazon exclusive. These are all technically “Carter’s” baby clothes.

These are all made by Carter’s, so really, it all comes down to preference. Some people prefer the Just One You styles, which aren’t offered anywhere else, for example, while others might prefer Child of Mine, which is less expensive overall and a bit roomier. (Bear in mind each retailer’s coupon offerings. Walmart will only offer clearance prices at best, but for both Target and Amazon, you can find retailer-exclusive coupons and deals.)

Here’s a comparison of full, regular prices you can expect from the different Carter’s lines:

Target’s Just One You

  • Bodysuits: $2.50 each
  • Sleepers: $8.50 each

Walmart’s Child of Mine

  • Bodysuits: $2.41 each
  • Sleepers: $5 each

Amazon’s Simple Joys

  • Bodysuits: $3.33 each
  • Sleepers: $8.13 each

While Target, Walmart, and Amazon all carry exclusive Carter’s products, the number of Carter’s sales at any of these retailers are few compared to those at Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Carters.com.

 

6. Don’t buy Just One You by Carter’s at Target unless you have a RedCard!

A Target RedCard being held next to a credit card reader at Target checkout.

Target’s RedCard is connected to your checking account, so it’s not a credit card. But it’ll save you 5% at the register on almost everything you buy when you shop Target.

Don’t buy Just One You by Carter’s without the extra 5% savings. And even better? Watch for a sale price, and then use your RedCard!

Buy 1 Just One You by Carter’s Baby Bodysuit 3- or 4-pack (reg. $8.99 – $9.99) $7, sale price
Use RedCard for 5% off
Final Price: $6.65, or as low as $1.75 each

We’ve got all kinds of ways to save money when it comes to baby stuff.

 

7. Shop Carter’s sales at JCPenney for the best year-round stock-up deals on Carter’s bodysuits, sleepers, and rompers.

carters baby clothes in cart

In addition to Carter’s sales all year long, JCPenney has plenty of promo codes and rewards points that convert to cash, which, of course, you can spend on more Carter’s products.

We’re never disappointed when looking for Carter’s brand at JCPenney because at a clearance markdown price — before coupons or promos — we can get a sleeper for $6 (marked down from $20). Here’s a deal from January 2021:

Buy 1 Carter’s Footie PJ’s (reg. $20) $6 – $9, sale price through Jan. 13
Free shipping on orders of $35+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: as low as $6

Short-sleeved bodysuits at JCPenney can hit an even lower price point — typically $1.90 each or less, and rompers hover around the $4.50 mark.

The way to save the most money is by stacking promo codes with sale prices like these from 2020 – 2021:

Buy 1 Carter’s Baby Bodysuits 5-Pack (reg. $26 – $28) $12.99 – $13.99
Use SUPERSAT for 30% off through Dec. 19, 2020
10% off with same-day pickup where bodysuits are available
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free store pickup
Final Price: as low as $8.18, or $1.64 each
Buy 1 Carter’s Baby Short-Sleeve Romper (reg. $16) $6.40, sale price through July 11, 2021
Use HOTDEAL9 for 30% off through July 11, 2021
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $4.48

TIP: If you’re in a bind and you can’t find a good deal at Kohl’s or JCPenney, it’s worth it to check out T.J.Maxx and Burlington. Both have bodysuit sale prices that are below $3 each. Selection is hit or miss, and it’s limited in both size and style availability, but it may work in a pinch.

 

 

8. Buy packs of bodysuits, not singles, to get the best value during Carter’s sales.

carters baby onesie sets in store

Carter’s bodysuits typically come in packs of seven and five (short sleeves) and packs of four (long sleeves). Single bodysuits are usually specialties, like holiday-themed or the like. It’s hard to get these at the under-$2 price point. The best strategy for shopping Carter’s sales is to skip buying single bodysuits altogether unless you can get them for $2 or less, which is your bodysuit stock-up price.

For example, here’s a comparison of the same 5-pack bodysuit deal from Kohl’s that we showed earlier with a deal on a single, specialty bodysuit from Carter’s. Would you rather pay $1.34 per bodysuit or $2.39 for a bodysuit? That’s $5 saved with the multipack. Here’s what we found in 2021:

Kohl’s:

Buy 1 Baby Carter’s Bodysuit 5-Pack (reg. $28) $11.20, sale price
Use mystery code for 20%, 30%, or 40% off through June 20
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free store pickup
Final Price: as low as $6.72, or $1.34 per bodysuit

Carter’s:

Buy 1 Carter’s Bodysuit (reg. $14) $2.39 – $5.59, sale price through Jan. 13
Free shipping on orders of $35+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: as low as $2.39

 

9. Use Bed Bath & Beyond’s 20% off coupons on Carter’s at buybuyBaby.

A person holding a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon inside the store.

Buybuy Baby is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, which means they’ll honor their parent company’s 20% off coupons. Or you can sign up for Buybuy Baby emails and get 20% off. You can do both, but you’ll have to use them on separate transactions.

Buybuy Baby can’t keep up with the prices of Carter’s sales at Kohl’s or JCPenney, but it could get you a discount if you need Carter’s and can’t find anything you like on sale anywhere else.

(Unfortunately, you can’t use the Bed Bath & Beyond coupon when you shop online at buybuyBaby.com.)

Expecting? register at retailers, including Buybuy Baby, for freebies, discounts, and welcome boxes.

 

10. Stock up on sleepers at Costco.com in the fall.

A person holding the label of a Carter's baby sleeper.

Costco carries an array of Carter’s items like pajamas and outfits. But the most impressive thing is the Costco.com price on blanket sleepers.

The good news is these get as cheap as $3 when there’s a promotion like “Buy 5, Save $20.” The bad news is you’ll only really find them on Costco’s apparel tables when fall shows up. They’ll be around through the winter or until inventory is gone, whichever happens sooner, so buy a size up for when the baby grows and Carter’s are nowhere to be found at Costco.

Here’s a deal from the fall of 2020:

Buy 5 Carter’s Sleepers, 2-count $14.99, regular price
Online only
Buy 5, save $20 instantly through Aug. 24
Instant savings – $5.00/1 through Aug. 14
Free shipping
Final Price: $5.99 each, when you buy 5, or $3 per sleeper

 

 

11. Shop for Carter’s infant and toddler shoes on sale at 6pm and Kohl’s.

Stock image of carters baby boat crib shoes.

Courtesy of Carters

You’ll see that 6pm.com’s prices on Carter’s infant and toddler shoes are about 45 – 55% off retail price. You can get a pair for $17.10 (regularly $38), for example.

Aim for 50 – 70% savings on Carter’s shoes at Kohl’s. You’ll see these prices when you can stack a promo code with a sale. Like this deal from February 2021:

Buy 1 Carter’s Baby Boat Crib Shoes (reg. $19) $5.70, clearance price
Use WINTER20 for 20% off
Final Price: $4.56
76% savings

 

12. Carter’s Outlet stores sell the same items as Carter’s Retail stores. (Ditto Carter’s Outlet Online.)

A Carter's oulet store with children's clothing on racks and shelves.

There’s no difference in merchandise quality between the regular Carter’s stores and the Carter’s Outlet.

The most likely reason Carter’s has an outlet version of their store is that outlet malls often require retailers to be “outlet stores” in order to lease a space.

Your Carter’s Outlet may be a larger store with a wider selection (and great one-off clearance deals), and your Carter’s Retail store may have newer items than the outlet, but the items — and prices — are otherwise the same.

The same goes for Carters.com. However you shop the Carter’s store, just make sure you’re never paying full price! What tips do you have for getting Carter’s clothes for super cheap? Tell us in the comments.

 

13 Ways to Save on Carter's Baby Clothes