My sons and I have a Back-to-School tradition. Each year, we go clothes shopping during Texas’ Tax-Free weekend. People always tell me I’m crazy to brave the crowds, but I love it. Shopping during this weekend is exciting, but it also marks the end of summer and allows us to transition into a back-to-school mindset.
I must admit that shopping for my sons was easier when they were younger. I’d select a few items and let them pick the ones they liked the best. Now that they are 8 and 12, they have distinct opinions on what they want to wear. My older son likes street style fashion – denim, hoodies, sneakers, caps, and joggers. My younger son likes athletic wear – shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, and athletic pants.
To satisfy their varied tastes, I took them back-to-school shopping at Sears. Not only were we able to find the styles that my sons liked, but we were also able to stock up on Sears’ expanded Roebuck & Co. line of denim, khaki cargo pants, long-sleeve tops, and hoodies for boys. The boys line has a classic collegiate feel, with tints of color and dry processing to give it a vintage look. I like that the jeans come in two fits – straight and slim straight and four washes. All of these opinions allowed my sons to select jeans that perfectly matched their personal style.
While we shopped, we also had a bit of fun by playing a new interactive in-store game, Find Max, via the Sears app featuring characters from The Secret Life of Pets. We looked for clues throughout the store and scanned QR codes to reveal Max’s secret location. When you play the game, you can unlock opportunities to enter sweepstakes, earn instant Shop Your Way points and more.
To see all of the back-to-school deals at Sears, visit www.sears.com/localad
I’d also like to give you an opportunity win a $100 Sears Gift Card for back-to-school shopping at Sears. To enter the giveaway, simply answer the following question in the comments below or tweet your answer to me at @mochadad with hashtag #SeriouslySears:
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Mocha Dad’s “SeriouslySears” Giveaway starts on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 and ends on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Goodall Family Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my website. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All opinions are my own. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment. While Sears has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, Sears is not administering the giveaway on this website. Prize value is approximately $100.