Although the summer holidays have been long and lazy, before we know it the return to school will be on us again. This invariably means a last-minute panic as parents everywhere discover that their kids have grown out of their previous year’s uniforms and shoes in a matter of weeks – so don’t get caught out! Use this time now to get organised without rushing and to ensure that you find the best uniform offers well before the first day of term.
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Here are some of the best offers from across our partner base at Give As You Live. Remember that you can raise vital funds for the charities you feel passionately about without having to pay a penny when you shop with Give as you Live. Simply log-in to your account, choose your nominated good cause and then click through our website any time you want to shop online. We partner with hundreds of big names and retailers that you may not have discovered yet, all of whom offer a percentage of your online shop as a cashback fee which is then directed to charity. It’s really that easy! So which retailers have got great uniform offers on at the moment?
Debenhams currently has 20% off its school uniform range, and you can raise 1.5% when you shop through Give as you Live. You’ll find a wide range of boys’ and girls’ uniform options, school coats, shoes and accessories, with the quality, detailing and stylish finishes that Debenhams is known for as one of the UK’s most popular high street department stores. You’ll also find school suitable items from big brands such as Clarks, Nike, Ted Baker and Pineapple, multipack items and useful checklists to make sure you don’t forget anything. This J by Jasper Conran coat is stylish and practical, with a neat waist-cinching belt, longer fitted length and full hood, padded fabric and rainproof exterior. Available in navy for £59, it also has a luxurious faux fur trim for fashion and warmth.
Great-Value Basics at ASDA
George at ASDA is a one-stop school shop which has a superb reputation for its low prices and great quality clothing for school. You’ll find non-branded school basics such as t-shirts, sweaters, skirts and trousers, with excellent-value multipacks on offer and 3% donation rate when you shop via Give as you Live. You’ll also find PE kit and a large range of well-priced shoes, including leather options. Even better, there’s a 100-day satisfaction guarantee from ASDA, making it easy to buy with total peace of mind. Check out this scallop-edged white polo shirt multipack for girls, which costs an incredible £6 for 5 shirts.
The Smart Finish at John Lewis
For top-quality school items, head to the John Lewis online school shop. You’ll raise 1.75% for your chosen charity when you stock up on everything from warm woollen jumpers through to tights, bags, school shoes and more. Each piece is made from natural fibres with reinforced hems, sustainable fabrics, adjustable waists and other high-end features. These easy-care long-sleeve pale blue shirts will be suitable for many schools, and they require the minimum of ironing whilst looking great. Dual packs start from £10.
The Next School Shop
High street favourite Next partners with Give as you Live to offer 1.5% back for charity on online purchases. The school shop is comprehensive and always popular, with all school clothing, shoes, coats and accessories available for ages 3-16. These patent leather tasselled girls’ shoes are stylish and practical and cost from £34. They have memory insoles for real comfort, a high-tech tread for maximum grip and a wide fit for busy students who like to stay active during the day. Pick up a pair online.
With these great offers and Give As You Live, you can make sure your children go back to school looking and feeling their best, and feel great yourself knowing that you raised some vital funds for charity in the process. Now that’s a great start to the new academic year!