Back-to-School with JCPenney {win a $100 JCP gift card}


So.  A couple of things to start this post.  First, this is a sponsored post, but the opinions and experience are all mine.  I only choose sponsored posts that I really feel will be worth sharing with you and that I can relate to.  With that said, JCPenney recently gave me a little spending money to use on back-to-school supplies in my local store.

With that in hand, my husband and I set off (sans kids) to see what we could do with it.  We treated it like it was money we had earned, and therefore tried to get the best value for it.  In addition to our allowance, we also brought along the recent JCPenney coupons that I received in the mail and some I printed online, and we were prepared to shop the good deals.  Boys grow fast so having cash to spend on clothes is a big deal here.

Additionally, I will admit that prior to this experience, we weren't huge JCPenney shoppers.  We would go in there looking for specific items we needed but never really just went in to browse when we were back-to-school shopping or anything like that.  With that said, I think that will change going forward. We had a great experience and came out feeling like we had gotten a great deal for our money and left the store with a $20 coupon {JCPenney Cash}.

We have two boys with vastly different tastes.  One likes to be simple and sporty and the other likes cat shirts.  They both wear jeans in the cooler months, almost exclusively.  Virginia weather is such that we get a lot more value out of hoodies than coats and they both go through socks like water.  These were all the bases we were trying to cover as we went back-to-school shopping for our two. We want them to express themselves in clothes that will last them the school year.  We were able to do that well in JCPenney without breaking the bank.  We came away with brands that we trust for quality (like Nike and Arizona) and items that they love (like a Nike hoodie for Moses and a couple of silly cat shirts for Aaron).  Both boys were really excited about what we brought home for them and we were excited that we could get them things they loved and reasonable prices!  We were able to encourage them in doing their own thing with their individual styles without having to run all over the place to assemble their outfits!
Overall, our shopping experience was a great one! We were able to choose from many great sales on jeans and t-shirts and socks.  I can't think of anything we needed that wasn't on sale or available.    

And JCPenney is starting something that I find pretty amazing... National #ShoutOut Day was 8/12! They believe that good begets good and the more compliments we give (aka Shout Outs) the more will flow forward... creating a wave of good along the way!

On National #ShoutOutDay, they’ll took to social media to fuel shout-outs as they pertain to style. They encouraged anyone and everyone to join in on the conversation and hand out shout-outs to their friends, family and followers. Simply use #ShoutOutDay to jump in on the conversation. The hope is that their efforts will create a snowball effect in culture, with complimentary behavior stretching beyond the world of style in months to come.

I hope you'll join in in starting some encouragement in your corner of the world!

Want to try out JCPenny on your own?  You can enter to win a $100 gift card by answering the following question in the comments: “What top trends are on your Back-to-School shopping list this fall?”
I hope you'll join in by starting some encouragement in your corner of the world!
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Want to try out JCPenney on your own?  You can enter for a chance to win a $100 JCPenney gift card by answering the following question in the comments: “What top trends are on your Back-to-School shopping list this fall?”
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35 comments:

sara said...

How fun! Hope I win!! I totally agree with you about going through socks like water! I have two boys also and we always need socks. The trends i'm looking for are similar to what you purchased: fun shirts and hoodies. My boys love hoodies.

M. Kasch said...

I'm lucky that leggings and longer tops continue to be in trend this fall for my daughter, who refuses to wear anything with a buttoned waistband. At age four, this is her only clothing requirement: no tight waistbands. And really, who can blame her!?
Hope I win!

lizrunge87 said...

Floral print with stripes! :)

Ashley P. said...

I have no idea about trends but you are right, boys do grow fast. My son loves cars, trucks, and trains and wouldn't mind new shirts with those on them. :)

Cori said...

my girls are loving exercise pants and tops and long tops with leggings.

Kelly said...

My son is two, so he's too little for back to school. He's starting to love characters on his clothing like Thomas and Minions and Mickey Mouse.

c smith said...

The biggest trends around here are graphic tees, especially ones with retro designs, and hi-top sneakers. How well I remember the days of wanting to look like everyone else!

Megan Bruch said...

We recently went to JCPenney to find a suit jacket and pants for my son, who was in a wedding. I was pleasantly surprised at not only the selection, but the prices! They even have "slim" sizes for boys' jeans, which we need. I guess the style we like is more like Aaron - my son is into silly graphic tees and jeans. Thanks!

Erin Ellis said...

Print leggings with cute tops are on the top of my list this year. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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Brandie said...

I have two boys as well so lots of jeans and new shoes. I will also try to limit the mine craft shirts to a minimum this year. Ha!

Crystal said...

My son loves hoodies and athletic "comfy" pants. While he has to wear a uniform to school each day we like to stock up on his favorite comfy clothes for home :)

jaimee wood said...

The top trends on my back to school list are classic pieces that can mix and match with multiple items, AND that my oldest can pass down to a slightly smaller sibling.

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Shelly Peterson said...

My son would love the athletic trend he also likes graphic tees and camo print.
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JC said...

Plaid shirts and jeans are on my Back-to-School shopping list this fall.
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Janice said...

Leggings, jeans and tops with vibrant colors
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Michaela said...

My kids wear uniforms to school but plan to show their style with leggings! We will load up on leggings for them to wear with their uniform skirts!

Ashley said...

I love the camo trend!!

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Holly said...

We tend to shop for classic styles: polos, graphic tees, shorts and jeans. I do love those silly kitty shirts. They are truly perfect for your Aaron.

Sandra Meaders said...

Warm Jackets and sweaters

Kelli said...

My daughter loves play dresses that twirl with leggings underneath. My son loves "soft pants"...athletic pants and long sleeve tees - preferably with something Star Wars on them. I can't seem to get jeans on either one!

Tyra said...

I love some of the looks in stores now, but try hard to strike a balance (especially for my 8-year old daughter) between trendy and age-appropriate. One of our favorites is colorful and even print cardigans to wear over summer shirts and dresses to stretch their usefulness into the fall. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Emily O'Neil said...

For my little girl I like leggings and tunics and she also loves dresses with pockets.

.jimaie.marie. said...

Here in Central California it RARELY gets cold enough for coats so we're all about the hoodies! I'm always on the hunt for hoodies that are warm and cozy but also stylish! Jeans are always a tough one as I find my two boys have opposite body types so we can't do hand me downs anymore but they're also both hard to fit! I would love to win & find those perfect jeans!

.jimaie.marie. said...

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Tiff said...

I had to clothes shop for 5 of my 8 kids this year(the oldest 2 are grown and out of the house and the youngest is only 4 weeks)...for the boys, top trends were athletic shorts and graphic tees, for my girl(who is a senior this year)she picked high waisted jeans and loose fitting tops. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sarah Hull said...

For my boys, I'm hoping to find some colored jeans for this fall and some tees that mix and match in solid colors and a few bold graphic prints. (Hopefully these are still on-trend, haha!) My boys are 5 and 2, so I pretty much can still pick out what I want them to wear. Although they both do have very different preferences! Like my oldest likes button up shirts with collars, but they bother my youngest son and he'll spend the day trying to pull the collar away from his ears! :)

Betty C said...

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Kathryn C said...

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girls' clothing in a flowered print

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Karen said...

My daughter is too young for school this year, but I would definitely be looking for cute dresses for her to wear to church and cute stripey socks. I can't believe how fast her feet are growing (and the rest or her, really).

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