The girls are now officially ready for winter! Both have high quality name brand boots! But there's one glaring difference between the two pairs of boots... Besides the size of course! ;) I'm fussy when to comes to winter wear (coats, boots, etc..) as it gets so cold here are our winters can be quite long sometimes! So, both pairs of boots are high quality name brand, rugged, waterproof, and made especially warm for harsh Canadian winters!
So what's the difference?
Which she says are SO WARM, she HAS to wear them in the basement when playing.
Maria's new boots.... (she doesn't feel the same need as Mya, slippers suit her just fine.. lol!)
Both cost around the same brand new...
Mya's boots cost $5.99 gently used.
Maria's boots were $34.12 after taxes brand spanking new. They were on sale we used my sisters employee discount on top of that sale price.
I'm happy as we bought both pairs of winter boots for well under the price of one new pair!
Here are some other ways to keeps winter wear costs down:
- Buy gently used.
- Buy on sale.
- Apply extra discounts if possible. (free shipping, coupons, employee, etc...)
- Accept "hand me downs" from friends & family.
- Pass down winter wear from child to child.
- If you have boys & girls, buy gender neutral colours & styles.
- Trade outgrown winter wear for 'new' in a clothing swap.
- Buy a "size too big" (but still well fitting) so they can get two years wear out of the item.
- Buy "end of season". Buy next years winter wear items a couple sizes bigger at the end of the winter season when there are deep discounts.
Do you have any other ideas for keeping the costs of winter wear down?