MARKS and Spencer is offering 20% off school uniforms and children’s clothing from this week.
The retailer is encouraging families to buy back-to-school items early and also donate their favorite clothes.
20% discount for early registrants applies to many items of school clothes.
This includes shirts, skirts, and pants, but you won’t be able to use it for shoes, hosiery, underwear, outerwear, accessories, or school bags and lunch boxes.
You can get discounts when you shop online or at stores that sell uniforms.
To find the nearest location, you can use the location checker on the M&S website.
Not only school uniforms but parents can also get some savings.
The retailer is also offering 20% off selected children’s clothing.
As part of the M&S Shwopping program, customers who gift their favorite items can enjoy 20% off selected children’s clothing as part of a long-term partnership the retailer has with Oxfam.
The Shwopping program was first launched in 2008 and encourages customers to gift their previous favorites in Shwop boxes in participating stores.
These items will then be recycled or repaired to raise funds to help tackle poverty around the world.
Now, as an extension of the original program, when you bring in your old school uniform, you’ll get a discount on select children’s clothing items.
You need to be a member of Sparks, M&S’s loyalty program, which is free to join.
You can scan the QR code on top of the donation box and get the discount on the Sparks app.
The Back to School Swop scheme will be available in more than 200 stores across the UK and there will be dedicated Swop boxes for school uniforms.
You can then shop through the app or online, or scan your Sparks card in-store and the discount will automatically be applied to eligible items.
You can also donate to an Oxfam store and if one of your items is from M&S, you’ll receive a £5 M&S voucher.
We checked out how much you can save on school uniform items with 20% off early orders.
A pack of camisole for 2 girls, aged 6-7, normally costs £14 but with a discount you can buy these for £11, saving £3.
And a pair of boys’ school pants, also for ages 6-7 normally cost £11, but with 20% off you can buy them for just under £9, saving £2.
Girls’ school shirts currently retail for £13 for a pack of three aged 6-7, if you’re saving you can buy these for £10, save £3.
And boys’ school shirts, for the same age, and a pack of two cost £10, meaning they’ll cost £8 on sale, a saving of £2.
A pack of two unisex jumpsuits costs £13 online, but with discounts you can get these for just over £10, saving £3.
It may seem like a small savings for each individual item, but it can soon add up if you’re buying multiple items for more than one child.
We’ve calculated that if you buy a full school uniform for two kids, including overalls, trousers, shirt, t-shirt and overalls, it’s usually around £60.
But with the discount, it all costs around £48, saving you around £15.
Meanwhile, donated and matching quality items will be sold at Oxfam stores and on eBay on a new dedicated pre-favorite school uniform store that will launch later in the summer. This.
And any school uniforms that cannot be resold in Oxfam stores or on eBay will be recycled or reused wherever possible.
Earlier this month, M&S announced that it would keep the price of school uniforms unchanged for the third year in a row.
M&S school uniforms are currently ranked number one by consumers for value for money by YouGov.
Most parents know how to shop for a good price, especially when it comes to school uniforms as most retailers now have back-to-school deals.
It all depends on what you are looking for in terms of quality and what your budget is.
Most retailers have back-to-school deals, so it’s a good idea to compare prices before making a decision.
It can also be helpful to visit stores instead of buying online to be able to see and get a feel for what you’re getting for your money.
Last year, we compiled a list of some of the best places to buy cheap school uniforms and found the supermarket to be a great place to start.