Jul 172013

Aargh! It’s not even August yet, too early to start thinking about back-to-school. But that isn’t stopping merchants from Disney to Staples from offering deals.  Don’t miss these:

Disney Store – $15 backpacks and $10 lunch totes, in all the fav charactters kids love, from princesses to disney back to school dealsmonsters to cars with personality.

Colorful silicone watches – Although it’s not technically a back-t0-school deal, two silicone watches in multiple colors for $15 rates in my book as just that. Big sis and kid bro can get one each in their choice of 13 colors. Click here for the deal

Staples – There’s a bunch of 25 cent  deals this week, including Staples brand crayons and school blue, plus another bunch of $1 and $2 school supply deals including invisible tape highlighter pens, Post-it pads and more.

WalgreensBOGO backpacks and tote bags, 99 cent packages of markers and pencils, and more.

Aug 112012

NYC on the Cheap, NYC daily deals,Here are some online shopping deals for back-to-school clothing from the big chains.  You’ll find more good deals on the NYC on the Cheap Daily Deals Round-Up page.

Gap — 30% off your entire online purchase.  Use discount code GAPFRIENDS at check-out.

Lord & Taylor — 15% off regular and sale items, 25% off clearance items with promo code STYLE

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) — 30% to 50% off on sturdy name brand footwear for kids and adults, including Merrell, Addidas, Salomon, Puma.  Additional discounts in the Clearance Outlet.
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Disney Store — sleepwear for boys and girls is two for $26, and free shipping on orders $75 or more.

Macy’s — take an extra 25% off menswear, with promo code AUGUST.

Johnnie Boden — 15% off and free shipping and returns


Jul 272012

Back to school deals on backpacks are everywhere this week.  It’s a matter of picking color, style, brand and price.

Jansport — Save up to 40% on Jansport backpacks and messenger bags.  Shop online at Irv’s Luggage.

Jansport — Get same day shipping from Campmor.  Priced from $29.98.

Teton Sports$19 for Teton Sports backpack ($39.99 List Price). Four styles available.

Puma Slings $14 for a set of three Puma Sling backpacks ($36 List Price). Multiple Colors Available.

Staples — up to half off all backpacks, including Reebok, High Sierra and Jansport.  Selection varies by store.

Jul 232012


Yeegads, it isn’t even August yet, and the back to school sales already are underway.  Here’s just some of them —

Target — 99 cent deals on folders, composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, packages of colors pensils, glue, and more.  There also are $22 deals on Embark backpack and lunchbox combos.  For one week only,through July 28, Target is having a special Summer Cyber Week of daily deals. Click here for what’s on sale each day this week at Target.

Staples — $1 deals on 500 sheet paper packs and notepads, 50 cent deals on Sharpie highlighters, and a couple of one cent deals on envelopes and erasors with a $5 purchase.

Campmor — sturdy backpacks and daypacks up to half-off regular price, from $29.98.  Campmor has a huge retail store in Ramsay, New Jersey, but does most of its business online.  Get FREE shipping on orders $100 or more.

Find more deals for the entire family on the Daily Deals Round-up page, with best buys from Groupon, Living Social, Plum District, Crowd Savings and more.

Sep 032011
NYC on the Cheap, Evelyn Kanter, back to school, NYC parent,


If you haven’t already registered your child or children for NYC public school, including high school or special education programs, there’s no more time to waste.  Here’s a list of NYC Dept. of Education registation sites in all five boroughs – three in Manhattan, four in Brooklyn, and one each in Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.  Registration locations are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, but not on Labor Day.  Here’s what’s required for a new, first-time registration —

  • Child’s birth certificate or passport, and immunization records
  • Child’s latest report card/transcript (if available)
  • Child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
  • Proof of Residence – Verified by any two of the following:
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within the past 60 days
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days
  • An original lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • A water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 60 days
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer’s letterhead will not be accepted; must be dated within the past 60 days
Aug 192011
Evelyn Kanter website


It’s a bonanza for the fashionable and the frugal in NYC this week, with several hot stores newly open, in time for weekend and browsing and back-to-school bargains.

Marshalls Shoes is now open on Broadway and Astor Place.  Name brands at discount.  And it’s just a few blocks from the even larger DSW discount shoe store on 14th St. and University Place, in the vertical mall that also includes Filene’s Basement, which also has a large shoes and handbags section..

Uniqlo is now open on Broadway and 89th St.  It’s a small — for Uniqlo — pop-up store designed to build buzz for the new superstores due to open soon in midtown, at 53rd and Fifth, down the block from the flagship H&M, and on 34th between Fifth and Sixth, down the block from Macy’s, Daffy’s and JCPenney.

Nordstrom has opened a small boutique in Soho with a different name — Treasure & Bond.  This is Nordstrom’s concept shop, and it’s a good concept.  Designer goods, and all profits go to charity.  100% of the store’s profits are being contributed to NYC charities, including  the New York Public Library Programs for Children and Young Adults.  Nordstrom’s Treasure & Bond is at  350 West Broadway at Broome St.  The only other Nordstrom’s in Manhattan is a Nordstrom Rack,  on 14th St. and Union Square.

Aug 132011

Delicious denim deals and discounts through the weekend, so it’s a good time to stock up for back-to-school and back to cooler temperatures —

  • Old Navy — all jeans are on sale, both online and in-store.  From $12 for kids, from $17 for grown-ups, and from $19.50 for the new flares.  Flares?  Aren’t these what they use to call bell bottoms the last time around?
  • Gap –$20 off 1969 jeans through August 24th
  • Chico’s — They’re calling this the Denim and Diamonds sale.  Get 30% off denim, and 50% off jewelry.
  • Boden — This isn’t specifically a denim deal, but Boden is offering 19% off a different outfit for kids each day, some of which include denim.
  • Eddie Bauer — Buy one pair of jeans and get second pair 50% off.  For men and women.
Aug 072011
NYC on the Cheap


How low can you go?  Prices for back to school supplies seem to be dropping each week.  Take advantage of these good buys —


  • 10 cent deal through Wednesday only on folders, with a $5 purchase
  • 50 cents for packages of two Bic White Outs or Sharpies and packages of paper clips
  • $1 staplers, note pads and notebooks, 12-pack of  colored pencils, four-pack of glue sticks, more
  • $3 plastic stackable plastic bins

Office Depot

  • $1 glue, PaperMate ballpoint pens, composition books and Sharpies
  • $5 for a 10-pack of Energizer AA batteries or a wastebasket

Radio Shack

  • stock up on an 18-pack of AA or AAA alkaline batteries for just $5.49
  • 4GB flash drive for $6.99
  • 50-pack of blank TDK computer disks, $6.99 for CD-R, $10.99 for DVD
Jul 312011

Why pay for shipping when you can get it FREE.  Remember, these stores and chains offer free shipping with no coupons, no codes, no hassle —

Gap, Baby Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic are owned by the same parent company, and all offer  free shipping with a $50 purchase.

  • Stock up end of season sale at Old Navy through Thursday, August 4th — tees and tanks from $5, shorts from $10, pants from $15

Macy‘s — free shipping with orders over $99.

  • Online shopping deal now — get an extra 24% to 40% off purchases, even on sale items, for a potential total discount of 80%

LLBean — free shipping, no minimum order.  Plus, get a $10 gift card with purchases over $75.  My choice back to school purchase at LLBean is their backpacks.  Indestructible, and in colors and sizes to match your kid’s age.

Jul 272011

NYC on the CheapMore back-to-school coupon deals, discount deals and other deals than I can shake a ruler at —

  • Boden — free shipping on all orders, 10% discount on orders $175 or less, 15% discount on orders $175 or more
  • Eddie Bauer — save up to $50 on backpacks, duffels and other campus essentials
  • KMartSave $10 on a $60 purchase
  • Office Depot — Sale on school supplies including 25 cent folders, 50 cent glue sticks and free copy paper with the purchase of printer ink toners



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