Do the Math: Walmart Helps Families Dress A Student for a Week for Under $50

Affordable apparel items help price-conscious families gear up for the new school year

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (RPRN) 8/5/2009-– What if you could dress your student for the school week for the same cost it takes to fill up your gas tank? As parents gear up for the back-to-school season, Walmart understands that many families will be testing how far they can stretch their dollars while refreshing school wardrobes for their rapidly-growing kids. Luckily, the company is making it possible for kids to head back to the classroom for less by rolling out the “Dress Your Student for Under $50 for an Entire Week,” a selection of shopping solutions.

On average, moms spend $234 on apparel during the back-to-school timeframe. Walmart’s range of youth tops, jeans, and skirts are priced so that families shopping on a budget can assemble a week’s wardrobe at the low cost of $50 per child. Striped shirts, classic jeans, plaid scooter skirts, and other basics averaging less than $10 per item can be mixed and matched for a great variety of daily outfit possibilities.

Some options include:

  • Girls Faded Glory® Mix and Match Top, $5 + Faded Glory® Mix and Match Scooter skirt, $5
  • Boys Faded Glory® Short-sleeved Crew Shirt, $3.50 + Starter® Dazzle Shorts, $3
  • Boys Faded Glory® Striped Polo Shirt, $5 + Faded Glory® jeans, $6
  • Girls Faded Glory® Tank Top, $2.50 + Faded Glory® shorts, $2.50
  • Boys Starter ® Screened T-Shirt, $5 + Starter ® Breakaway Pants, $7

In a year where budget-conscious families might not be able to take their traditional back-to-school shopping trip, Walmart’s range of comfortable, colorful options at unbeatable prices* will make it possible for families to stretch their budgets and, with the savings, maybe even fit in one last summer trip before kids hit the books. Back-to-school shopping solutions are just another way Walmart is encouraging everyday Americans to save money and live better.

*Our stores will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product. Not applicable to Restrictions apply. See store for details.

About Walmart
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting

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