Tackle Back to School Shopping with Ease

So far this year, almost all of my ‘back to school’ shopping has been done online. Between a road trip and visitors, I really don’t have a lot of time to search the stores for the items I need. Not only that, but there are about three weeks left before school starts again and I have been enjoying my time with our girls (and there is no way I’m taking them in-store shopping with me. That would ruin a perfectly good summer together).

So online it is, and apparently, I’m not alone.

According to data from the Visa network, Canadians spent over $53 million online on apparel in August 2013, and over $59 million online on apparel in September 2013.

Right now, there are some really great deals online at JoeFresh.com and a number of designs that kids are sure to love. I know because my daughter went through the styles with me saying “I want that, and that, and that, and that, and that…” and on and on.

Her favourite saying right now is “That’s fashion!”, which was also said — a lot. So much so that I had to kick her out of the room and finish shopping alone to save my sanity.

Joe Fresh is one of Canada’s most popular apparel and accessories brands and an ideal place to discover spirited, modern designs full of style and exceptional value. The JoeFresh.com site offers a wide range of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion that makes back-to-school shopping exciting and easy.

The whole process was extremely quick and easy. We picked the clothes in her size, reviewed our cart, created an account and made our purchase (note: while creating an account, you are given the option to sign up for their newsletter and, in doing so, you get 10% off your next online purchase). Since our total was over $50, we were also eligible for free shipping (which arrives in 4-7 business days).

As if shopping online isn’t easy enough, when you check out using your Visa Debit card, the funds are securely debited from your personal deposit account.

The best part is there is a promotion on right now where Canadian residents will receive a $10 credit between Aug 13th and Sept 2nd when paying for Joe Fresh online purchases with their Visa Debit.


*photo credit: JoeFresh.com / Visa.ca – click image for more information

Even more reason to shop Joe Fresh and use your Visa Debit card. Every bit of savings helps during back to school.

Visa Debit is a smart and safe way to pay for online, telephone and mail order purchases with funds debited directly from your personal deposit account.

I like using Visa Debit is because it allows me to use it exactly like a debit card and take the funds from my bank account, but it is accepted at more places (and in many online stores). Visa also has layers of added protection when you use their products, and the Visa Debit card is no different.

So back to my daughter’s new clothes. She was lucky to receive some great tops as hand-me-downs this year from her cousin, so I was on the lookout for some stylish bottoms and a couple of accessories. Here are the items that I picked up (with her input).


Pants from Joe Fresh for Back to School Visa program

Left to right:

  1. Skinny Jean: Medium Wash (2 for 1 Denim = $7 each)
  2. Skinny Jean: Dark Vintage (2 for 1 Denim = $7 each)
  3. Print Yoga Pant: Print 1 ($12)
  4. Jegging: Black ($14)
  5. Fleece Zippered Legging: Charcoal ($14)
  6. Legging: Black (Reg $8, on sale as of post $4.94)

Skirts and Dresses

Skirt and dresses for Visa Back to School Program

Left to right:

  1. Pleat Uniform Skirt: Charcoal ($14)
  2. Flower Print Halter Dress: Blue ($16)
  3. Graphic Print Dress: Black (Reg $16, on sale as of this post $9.94)

Jackets and Tops

Jacket and tops from Joe Fresh for Visa promo post

Left to right:

  1. Camo Vest: Green ($24) This was the item my daughter really went to bat for.
  2. Varsity Tee: Pink ($12)
  3. Space Dye Hoodie: Purple ($19)


Joe Fresh Accessories for Visa online promo

Left to right:

  1. Wool Hat: Black ($12)
  2. Tweed Cabbie Hat: Grey ($10)
  3. 3-pack Cushion Socks: Pink ($6)
  4. Umbrella: Pink ($6)
  5. Animal Rain Boots: Black ($22)

That’s fashion!

So time to share: If you had $50 to spend at Joe Fresh, what ‘back to school’ item would you buy first?

Sheri Landry

Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.

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