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?

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85 comments… add one
  • Mark V. Aug 25, 2014, 12:35 pm

    skinny jeans vintage and the hoodie

  • Julie Dyer Aug 25, 2014, 12:19 pm

    The pink varsity tee for my daughter.

  • Kayla Gilbert Aug 24, 2014, 11:44 am

    I would get my daughter a new dress for school.

  • tanyab79 Aug 24, 2014, 9:51 am

    skirt or dresses

  • Yuen C Aug 23, 2014, 11:41 pm

    I would get a pair of skinny jeans

  • Bons Aug 23, 2014, 10:47 pm

    A jacket

  • Eldon L Aug 23, 2014, 7:29 pm

    A new pair of boots

  • Soozle Aug 23, 2014, 11:00 am

    You can never go wrong with some new boots :)

  • SUMMER PLEWES Aug 22, 2014, 7:23 am

    I would get the Camo vest and jeans!

  • Shelley Hickey Aug 22, 2014, 6:42 am

    I would buy my youngest son some new shirts

  • Teresa Claire Aug 22, 2014, 3:41 am

    I would buy a few accessories like an umbrella and purse.

  • em Aug 21, 2014, 10:02 pm

    I’d buy the Space Dye Hoodie, Animal Rain Boots and Graphic Print Dress

  • Jenn Andrews Aug 21, 2014, 9:07 pm

    I would buy my boys a back to school outfit. Would help so much.Thanks you

  • Bev Aug 21, 2014, 6:27 pm

    I would get new rain boots with the gift card for my son!

  • Autumn Aug 20, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Cardigans and a new fall jacket

  • Lori L. - @Miss_Elles Aug 20, 2014, 11:43 am

    I would buy a Space Dye Hoodie for my daughter! https://www.joefresh.com/ca/Categories/Kid-Girl/Tops/Kid-Girls%E2%80%99-Space-Dye-Hoodie/p/KGF4AF4404_500

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lisa Neutel Aug 20, 2014, 7:39 am

    I would buy my family jeans … And we need them too

  • April Aug 19, 2014, 9:57 pm

    I would definitely purchase the Wool Hat in Black and the Tweed Cabbie Hat in Grey. I love wearing hats and the fall cooler weather is the perfect excuse to rock some hats.

  • Karla Sceviour Aug 19, 2014, 9:25 pm

    I`d buy jeans,socks,and hoodies!

  • michelle galante Aug 19, 2014, 9:02 pm

    My son needs shoes, socks and underpants. I have no idea where all his underwear went over the summer.

  • Shannon Mac Aug 19, 2014, 8:56 pm

    Rainboots (cause mine died) and skinny jeans

  • Catharine Aug 19, 2014, 8:39 pm

    Jeans and some cute tops

  • Tammy Dalley Aug 19, 2014, 7:12 pm

    i would buy new Jeans

  • 409cope Aug 19, 2014, 4:12 pm

    I would buy some black jeggings for my little niece.

  • angela m Aug 19, 2014, 11:23 am

    I would buy some new sweaters and the Varsity Tee

  • Silvia Aug 19, 2014, 7:06 am

    I love the animal rain boots.

  • Lisa neutel Aug 19, 2014, 6:38 am

    I’d def. buy some jeans for my 3 kiddos

  • Julie F Aug 19, 2014, 5:36 am

    Jeans and tees

  • Rebby Aug 19, 2014, 12:46 am

    I’d buy jeans and a jacket!

  • Angela Mitchell Aug 18, 2014, 11:28 pm

    My daughter would love the pink rubber boots and purple hoody.

  • Julie Bolduc Aug 18, 2014, 3:54 pm

    I would pick the Camo Vest: Green my daughter seen this and wants it bad

  • caryn s Aug 18, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I love the jeans and dresses for BTS!

  • Pam Aug 18, 2014, 1:06 pm

    I would choose some jeggings and some pants for my son.

  • Chris Stockford Aug 18, 2014, 12:51 pm

    New Jeans

  • cheryl Aug 18, 2014, 12:09 pm

    About 3-4 pairs of jeans!

  • Lori Jackson Aug 18, 2014, 11:20 am

    A cute vest or sweater for my Son

  • Karine Aug 18, 2014, 10:52 am

    I’d buy some pair of jeans and some shirts!

  • Debbie S. Aug 18, 2014, 10:34 am

    I would put it towards tops and jeans and socks I love Joe’s fall line up.

  • seham merzib Aug 18, 2014, 10:26 am

    the Flower Print Halter Dress and Graphic Print Dress

  • Jennifer P. Aug 18, 2014, 12:53 am

    I would start with the varsity tee in pink for my daughter – I love the retro look! And then I would also choose a dress since she loves to wear dresses. I love the tropical flower dresses in both pink and purple, and even though they are summer dresses I would get them for fall too – she gets really hot at school, and September is always warm here.

  • Caroline Moustache Aug 17, 2014, 11:28 pm

    I would buy some clothing for my son.

  • Francine Aug 17, 2014, 3:37 pm

    a new sweater!

  • Bobbijo Pentney Aug 17, 2014, 12:13 pm

    Back to school clothes for my kids, they grow so quickly.

  • Lee-Ann Aug 17, 2014, 10:19 am

    Some new shoes!

  • Stephen Gordon Aug 17, 2014, 9:40 am

    The skinny jeans please for my lovely wife. Thanks for the chance. Cheers

  • Amy Heffernan Aug 17, 2014, 4:54 am

    I would buy my 5 year old a new jacket for his first year in kindergarten.

  • Marla Aug 17, 2014, 3:21 am

    Skinny jeans

  • Tanis Aug 16, 2014, 11:23 pm

    Skinny Jean: Dark Vintage, Space Dye Hoodie: Purple, and the 3-pack Cushion Socks: Pink would be a great outfit!

  • Piroska Aug 16, 2014, 10:14 pm

    I’d get the Flower Print Halter and some leggings.

  • Debbie W Aug 16, 2014, 8:13 pm

    Lots of socks. Those things always go missing.

  • Sunshine G Aug 16, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Skinny jeans – always in style!

  • Stacy Scott Aug 16, 2014, 4:51 pm

    Since I have 9 children going to school this year and need indoor plus outdoor I would pick Shoes =) Thank you =)

  • Danielle Aug 16, 2014, 11:34 am

    I would buy some new jeans.

  • Andrea Amy Aug 16, 2014, 11:22 am

    I would use it to get the kids some socks and pyjamas.

  • Josie Aug 16, 2014, 9:41 am

    I would get a fall jacket

  • Victoria Sit Aug 16, 2014, 12:14 am

    I’d look into buying new shoes and maybe some sunglasses.

  • Josh S Aug 15, 2014, 11:15 pm

    I would buy some nice new outfits.

  • Kristine Ewald Aug 15, 2014, 10:51 pm

    I would buy my daughter some shoes :)

  • suzi Hushen Aug 15, 2014, 10:46 pm

    I just bought a cute shift dress from them and I’d like to go back and get some of the fall dresses!

  • Lori Bazan Aug 15, 2014, 7:21 pm

    Fall and back to school means jeans and new tops!

  • heidi c. Aug 15, 2014, 6:10 pm

    My girls need some new pants and shirts for the start of school.

  • Belinda McNabb Aug 15, 2014, 5:49 pm

    I would get my son a shirts and pants for back to school

  • Suzie M Aug 15, 2014, 4:18 pm

    jeans & tshirts

  • Anne Taylor Aug 15, 2014, 4:17 pm

    I’d grab a pile of leggings!

  • Judy Cowan Aug 15, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I would buy the Space Dye Hoodie: Purple and some Skinny Jeans for my niece.

  • Monique L.S. Aug 15, 2014, 1:35 pm

    I would buy some clothes for my daughter as she is heading off to daycare soon.

    I quite like this dress for her: Toddler Girls’ Stripe Shift Dress

  • Amirah Aug 15, 2014, 1:11 pm

    I would get some active wear for my daughter..I really like the lace sleeve tee and the metallic graphic sweat pants :)

  • Doris Calvert Aug 15, 2014, 1:03 pm

    I would buy the hoodie’s or dresses

  • Amy C Aug 15, 2014, 1:01 pm

    I would get the Graphic Print Dress: Black and the Varsity Tee: Pink.

  • Glogirl Aug 15, 2014, 12:30 pm

    I would choose some jeans and hoodies.

  • Florence C Aug 15, 2014, 11:34 am

    I would get the Varsity Tee -Pink and the Space dye Hoodie- Purple for my Granddaughter. These are her favorite colours.

  • Carol M (Lushka S) Aug 15, 2014, 11:20 am

    A top or two

  • Kerri Aug 15, 2014, 11:17 am

    I could use some new fall clothes that fit.

  • Jonnie Aug 15, 2014, 11:16 am
  • Jeannie Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 am

    My son definitely needs some new jeans!

  • BlessedTA Aug 15, 2014, 9:31 am


  • lori butler Aug 15, 2014, 9:13 am

    a new outfit and shoes

  • Brenda Penton Aug 15, 2014, 9:01 am

    Jeans and shirts for my boys

  • Tracy Bannab Aug 15, 2014, 8:47 am

    a skirt

  • Tracy Bannab Aug 15, 2014, 8:41 am

    A Jacket

  • Tracy Bannab Aug 15, 2014, 8:38 am

    I would love to buy a new outfit such as a sundress

  • Athena Aug 15, 2014, 8:26 am

    Skinny jeans and a sweater

  • Salma Aug 15, 2014, 8:15 am

    Jeans for my kindergartener!

  • Dream24 Aug 15, 2014, 8:01 am

    Skinny Jean: Medium Wash…you can never have enough jeans!

  • Toby Aug 15, 2014, 7:40 am

    A fall jacket!

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