Top 6 Lunch Boxes for Back-to-School [BC Reader Faves]

I asked Baby Cheapskate readers about their favorite lunch boxes. Here are the ones that came out on top:

Top 6 Lunch Boxes for Back-to-School |

Pottery Barn Kids Classic: Comes in two dozen colors and prints. Features zippered mesh pocket, food-friendly lining, and back strap for attaching to rolling back packs. Designed to fit PBK  Hot/Cold Food Storage Container and Spencer Food Storage ( sold separately). $19.50 to $24.50.

PlanetBox Shuttle or Rover: Choose from four colors for Shuttle and six for Rover. Shuttle features a two-cup main compartment and a one-cup side compartment. RoverRover holds nearly 4.5 cups of food. Comprised of dishwasher-safe stainless steel bento-style insert plus hand-wipeable recycled polyester carry bag. $39.95 for Shuttle; $59.95 for Rover.

LL Bean Flip Top: Comes in three prints and eight sold colors. Storage lid holds drinks, insulated containers or snacks.Water-resistant, easy-clean lining. $24.95.

Lands End Soft Side: Comes in a dozen colors/prints and features side mesh pocket and front pocket and clip handle. Insulated. Leak-Resistant. Easy to wipe interior. $19

Lands End Classmate EZ Wipe: Comes in a dozen colors/prints and features four pockets, clip handle, and interior ID tag. Insulated. Leak-Resistant. Seamless interior makes it easy to wipe. $24

PackIt: Choose from 11 colors and prints. Freezable lunch bag features zip closure, buckle handle, wipe-clean interior and spot-clean exterior.  $19.99.

Related: Best Backpacks for Back to School [Shopping Secrets]

Shoe Deals: Up to 70% Off Stride Rite, See Kai Run and More

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 9.50.25 AMI’m seeing some hot prices on cool kicks for kids right now at

  • Stride Rite at up to 66% off
  • See Kai Run at up to 70% off
  • Keen Kids at up to 66% off
  • Robeez at up to 56% off
  • Pediped at up to 44% off
  • More

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30% Off Plus Free Shipping at The Children’s Place Today

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 9.36.03 AM[expired] The Children’s Place has extended its Friends and Family sale for one extra day. Save 30% on your order with coupon code FRIEND3.

Besides great deals on school uniforms and summer clearance, you’ll find $5 graphic tees, $10 basic denim and more.

Shipping is free on all orders today, too.

50% off New Arrivals, Extra 30% Off Markdowns at Crazy 8

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 9.27.46 AMNew arrivals are 50% off right now at

Plus, markdowns have been reduced by an extra 30%. Shorts start at under $5, tees at under $3, dresses at under $6 and more.

$5 flat-rate shipping.

American Girl Sale: $10 Mini Dolls and Other Deals

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 1.00.21 PMThe American Girl store has three Mini Dolls at over half off. They’re $10 each.

Plus, select Bitty Babies are $20 off with code BITTY20.

I’m also seeing outfits and accessories for half off or more.

Shipping is $4.95 with coupon code P599044 (one coupon code per order).

Walmart Introduces Version of “Anywhere” Chair at Half the Price

Walmart Introduces Version of "Anywhere" Chair at Half the PriceLooks like Walmart now has its own version of the famous Anywhere Chair from Pottery Barn Kids–and they’re on Rollback right now.

The Awesome Chair comes in small ($49), medium ($79) and large ($99) in your choice of colors. Compare that to $99 to $159 for the PBK Anywhere chair.

As far as size goes, the small Awesome Chair is the same size as the “My First” chair at PBK, and the medium has the same dimensions as the regular sized chair there.

Replacement slipcovers are $24.88 to $39.88 at Walmart.

There aren’t any reviews yet (they’ve only been out a couple of months) so I can’t speak to quality. If you have one or have seen them in person, what did you think?

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more. You can also pick it up at your local store for free.

Kid Shoe Deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale [Stride Rite, Robeez, Toms, More]

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 9.42.38 AMWoot! Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale started today, and as usual, there are some sweet deals on kids’ shoes:

  • Stride Rite is running about 30% to 35% off.
  • Converse is running about 35% off.
  • I’m seeing a few Toms styles at 30% off.
  • I’m also seeing a few Robeez styles at 32% off.
  • New Balance is around 33% to 34% off.
  • More

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30% Off During Children’s Place Friends and Family Sale

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 9.35.43 AMSave 30% on your order at The Children’s Place during their Friends and Family Sale.

Use code FRIEND3 at checkout, or print this coupon for in-store use.

  • Short-sleeved graphic tees are $5.
  • Basic denim is $10
  • School uniforms are 25% off before coupon or 30% off four or more items. No code needed. The discount will be taken automatically.

Ends July 20.

$5 flat-rate shipping. It’s free when you spend $75 or more.

Free Shipping at Gymboree Today & Thursday [Clearance, Uniforms, PJs, More]

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 9.30.30 AMGymboree is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase today and tomorrow. A few deals to check out:

  • Their big clearance sale is still running.
  • New arrivals are 25% off.
  • Jeans are 25% off.
  • Backpacks and uniforms are 25% off.
  • Sleepwear is $12 through Thursday.

Free Shipping, Extra 25%-30% off Today at The Children’s Place [School Uniform Sale]

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 9.11.57 AM[expired] The Children’s Place has extended their Summer Clearance Blowout. Prices have been reduced by up to 80%.

Plus, save 25% on your order (or 30% on your order of $125 or more) with coupon code PROMO3.

School uniforms are 25% off before coupon or 30% off four or more items. No code needed. The discount will be taken automatically.

Shipping is free today, too.