We LOVE shopping — especially for school!
We spent most of the day at the Promenade at Chenal’s Back to School Bash today and had a really great time! There were a ton of things going on and lots of sales on top of Arkansas’ sales-tax free weekend benefit.
There was also a Goodwill booth to drop off gently-used clothing your children have outgrown. If you missed it, here’s a list of donation centers in Little Rock. I always keep a running donation pile, and when a few bags pile up, we head to the Markham Park Drive location. Donating there is SUPER easy — you drive up and pop the trunk, they help you unload and hand you a tax receipt, then you’re on your way. It’s never taken me even 5 whole minutes.
The shopping was pretty great, too. First we hit up Justice, which has everything your tween (or kindergartener who thinks she’s a tween) could want.
Next up was Bravo!, where we used our free kids lunch coupon. I’ve never realized it was such a great place to take children before. They have both big kid and little kid selections, which was fabulous for our group. They even brought the girls out some dough to shape while we waited for our food, then baked it up later.
The Children’s Place was our next venture. I always forget just how good their prices are. We brought home quite a haul from there, including cheetah-print dress shoes that made Daddy cringe just a little bit. (They’re in!)
Crazy 8s is one of our go-to stores, so that was a mandatory stop. Always a good deal to be had there!
Watching Smurfs 2 was next on the agenda, thanks to our free kids movie tickets for the Chenal 9 Theatres. Surprisingly, no one was scared — even of Gargamel and his magic powers. I have a feeling that popcorn helped, along with all the catchy music in the movie. And so did the promise of free ice cream afterward. We LOVE Maggie Moo’s!
One last visit couldn’t be helped — the Nike store. I even picked up a pair of cushy sandals for me, tax-free!
The tax-free weekend continues Sunday, so head out and take advantage! Here’s the list of items included.
Note: This is a compensated post, but all opinions are my own!