(All the links are my Schoola.com referral links. Keep reading to see how to get your own referral link!)
(Please note that the free shipping ends sooner than expected! I’ve tried to change dates. It now ends on Jan 21st!)
Who likes free stuff? I sure do!
Last month, I shared several sites that allow you to mail in used clothing to be sold online. (By someone else who does all the work!) It’s a way to declutter and know that your nicer stuff is going to be valued.
One of the sites was Schoola.com. They are a little different from the others I shared. You do not personally earn money from the sale of the clothes you send. Instead, 40% of the money someone spends to purchase the item you donated goes to the school you choose.
I’ll share more details on that, but first I’ll explain how for the next two days (January 20-21, 2015) you can get $15 worth of clothing absolutely free on Schoola!!
For these three days only, shipping is free!! When you sign up through a referral link (click here to sign up through mine), you immediately get a $15 credit to spend on Schoola.com. This is new, as you used to have to make a purchase before you got your $15 credit!
The vast majority of items on the site are priced well under $15, so with free shipping, you can get an item (or a few items) completely free!!
Schoola technically only has categories for school-aged children, but because this includes teens, there are actually some adult-sized things. I saw men’s jeans up to size 36×34 and several things from Lane Bryant up to size 22. Even if you don’t have children, it would be worth it to browse those “High Schoola” categories to see what they have.
So what do you need to do?
1. Go sign up for Schoola.com through my link so you’ll get the $15 credit.
2. Shop around and find something (or some things) your family can use and grab them while shipping is free!
3. Get your own “share” link and tell your friends. For each friend who signs up through your link and makes a purchase (including a credit-using, free-shipping one), you get ANOTHER $15 credit.
4. Order a bag to be sent to your home for free to load up with your own family’s gently used clothing. When you order, you’ll designate a local school to receive 40% of the sales money from the items you donated. Order the bag so you can declutter more clothes than you buy!
Please note: I found the process slightly glitchy, but it worked out in the end. First of all, my credit didn’t show up in my account, but when I went to make a purchase, the credit was there and reduced the price of my cart correctly. Second, I selected some items that then were not available when I went to check out. Third, the auto-populating schools listed for my zipcode were out of date. This isn’t Schoola’s fault, as I find this to be the case on realtor apps and similar things. I’ll share below how to fix that.
But first, go do steps 1-3!!! Those are the time-sensitive ones! You only have through the 21st!
Then, come back here and read through Schoola’s answers to some questions I asked them after they gave me the heads up about this FREE SHIPPING event! As an involved mama, I like knowing how these things work.
My Second Question: Can private schools participate?
My Third Question: Can I set up a drive for my school? Can I order multiple bags to hand out or do people need to order the bags themselves?
Official Word from Schoola: Free shipping will run from Tuesday, Jan. 20 to Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11:59pm PT. The referral program is available any time, but right now participants will be able to get $15 worth of kids clothes completely for free.
Click here to sign up through my referral link!
I just ordered a bunch of pants and a shirt for my son, and paid 72 cents! I also ordered a bag so I can clean out his 2T stuff that doesn’t fit anymore (sniff sniff… where does the time go?)
Thanks so much for sharing!
Dana White says
Yay! So excited for you!!
Thanks so much for passing this on! I got the credit to work, but this morning (the 22nd) the free shipping doesn’t seem to be showing up when I check out.
Dana White says
Ugh! I am SOOOO sorry! I got an email last night that they were ending the free shipping early, and last night was the cut off. The response had overwhelmed them. I put it out on Facebook last night, but that post was shown to less than 1% of the people who like the page.
That’s what I get for delaying! And not signing up for notifications on your fb page. 🙂 Thanks for the reply.
Aww just seen this today on my FB.
I made it in time, thank you do much!! I got a new with tags shirt, that’s for sale on amazon right now for $29, completely free!! Then sent the link to my mom who ordered one in another color. Then they gave me $15 for her doing it, so I bought the third color(they had 3 nwt tops, all from this season). So my daughter will get $90 of completely free, brand new clothes!!!
I was so excited about this place but I just got my order and they sent me a different size than what I ordered. I was planning on having him wear these pants for a dress up day at school tomorrow and now I don’t know what he could wear.
Dana White says
Ugh! I’m so sorry! Did you email customer service yet?
I ordered two skirts for myself for work! The Limited and Banana republic skirts for $13 total out of my pocket!! 🙂 They even emailed me a 25% coupon code for my first order (which I also used with the free shipping promo), so I got a super deal! I should get the package soon and I can’t wait to add them into my work uniform rotation! (I don’t have kids, but I do love a bargain!)
Plus, I genuinely hope you will find some awesome goodies for your family with all the referral credits you will get– you deserve it!!!! 🙂
Lastly, I saw on schoola that they are accepting women’s clothing now too… we just moved, and the amount of shirts I see that I haven’t worn in approximately 3 years is really dreadful… I should order a donation bag for my hubby and I to fill up!!
Thanks again for inspiring me with your honesty and your humor!!!
Dana White says
Love it! Glad you got a great deal! Definitely fill a bag! There are a few more places to send in clothes here and the others allow you to earn money from them: http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/2014/12/ways-to-sell-clothes-without-leaving-your-home-or-having-a-garage-sale/