Back To School With Famous Footwear

It seems today, more than ever, we are a bit more focused on price tags when we shop for our children for back-to-school. For many of us, money is tight. I admit, I have been purchasing shoes for my children at places like Wal-Mart and Target, where the prices are a bit more within my budget.

While I have a Famous Footwear right down the street from my house, I haven’t shopped there in years. I have always assumed that I couldn’t afford Famous Footwear because of all of the name brands that they sell. But I might just have to check them out, and soon.

Famous Footwear recently emailed us and shared with us a great back to school promotion that they are currently running. It is perfect for me, because my daughter and I are both in need of a great pair of tennis shoes.

Right now, Famous Footwear is offering a buy one get one half off deal in all of their stores and online. It’s perfect for those of us who have several children to shop for. It is also a fun way to reward ourselves with a new pair of shoes, while also checking a back to school item off of our list.

With great brands at great prices, I have been missing out these past few years. I know where I am headed this back-to-school season.

In addition, Famous Footwear recently launched a campaign called “Make Today Famous” which focuses on new celebrity styles (Carlos Santana, Libby Edelman of Sam & Libby fame, etc.) and the way a great new pair of shoes can make you feel – famous in your own right. On the website, you will find tips on lifestyle, health, and fashion, plus special coupons.

Along with informing us about their current sale, Famous Footwear also offered us two $25.00 gift cards to give away to ONE lucky reader. That’s right, one of you will get $50.00 to spend at Famous Footwear. To enter, please leave a comment below. This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only.

Again, this giveaway is part of our 2009 Back To School Giveaway Event. Please be sure to read our back to school giveaway rules.

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  1. says

    I love Famous Footwear. I bought my sons last pair of Sketchers there and they have lasted him much longer than the regular department store brands. I could really use a win on this. : )

  2. susan says

    My little one’s feet always seems to be growing so fast that we go through shoes like crazy! This would be a wonderful treat.

  3. Mary says

    Great giveaway! The sale going on now at Famous Footwear is a really good deal.

    If I won I’d buy my daughter THREE pairs of shoes, since the 2nd would be half off and shipping is free. I love the mermaid kids’ ariel sneaker, the buster brown kids’ savannah sandal, and the nike kids’ little dart sneaker.

    Crossing my fingers to win!

    mfalcon13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. says

    Someone can always use new shoes!! (I know I need some! Might actually spend this for MY back to school stuff this year (I AM a teacher after all 😉

  5. says

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! My daughter really needs a new pair of tennies for back to school. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Nancy S. says

    Cool! I’ve never actually been to Famous Footwear. I’m going to have to check it out. All 3 of my kids need new tennies.

  7. Dezi Allen says

    What a fun giveaway! I already bought my boys new shoes (from Famous Footwear – really!) but would love to get me a new pair. :)

  8. says

    My mother-in-law just bought my son 2 pairs of shoes to take advantage of the buy one get one half off! He’s now ready to go to school with his new pairs of shoes!

  9. JenniferD says

    My big boy is starting Kindergarten next Wednesday. All he needs is shoes to go with his uniform. Please count me in…

  10. CMC says

    Did you say shoes? Free? Free shoes? They’re my two favorite words (after ice cream!) I’d love to win this!

  11. Pamk says

    since my youngest son went from a 6 in a shoe to a 9 1/2 I need this lol. Still not sure how he did it. He just started saying his shoes hurt his feet about two weeks before i finally went to just for feet to get him some new ones. Bought them a size bigger than what he was wearing and they were too small. Finally made him go to store and try them on and weren’t we surprised when he had went up 3 1/2 sizes. No wonder his feet hurt.

  12. Mrs. C says

    This year my kids will both enter Pre-K at the same time and both need sneakers since they’ve worn sandals all summer long and their little feet have grown. This is so great that you all are offering Famous Footwear gift cards for Back-to-School. Thanks!

  13. says

    Who can really resist free shoes? Not this girl! As a teacher, I walk a mile a day in my little classroom. I am always looking for cute, comfortable shoes.

  14. Lori A. says

    This would be SO great! We have 3 kids so you know we go through shoes like crazy! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  15. April says

    My son’s feet are growing too quick for me even to keep him in shoes for more than 2 months at a time, so I can really use a gc to Famous Footwear.

  16. says

    Thanks for this contest!
    Already linked to contest through Twitter, Facebook and my blog. ( and subscribed to the 5m4m feed.

  17. says

    I am just the same way as you are with buying shoes right now – headed to places like Target instead to take advantage of lower price tags. But I love the Famous Footwear sale right now and their selection is awesome!!

  18. Crystal F says

    My oldest daughter just informed me that all the shoes we bought her for school hurt her feet. Ugh! lol This would really help in finding her some new ones. Thank you!

  19. Lindsay says

    I love shoes especially free shoes! I would actually use this to buy my husband a new pair of sneakers. He could definitely use them and money is tight right now.

  20. Teresa P. says

    This would be wonderful for my 2 boys, who have extra wide feet and can’t get shoes at the regular department store. Thank you.

  21. bronwyn says

    I earned an extra entry with today’s newsletter

    (yesterday it wouldn’t let me post… said i was going too fast. even after 5 min)

  22. Tammy Kennedy says

    Who couldn’t use another pair of shoes and with kids starting school budgets being tight this prize will come in handy.

    Thank you so very very much


  23. Tammy Kennedy says

    “I earned an extra entry with today’s newsletter.”

    Thank you so very very much


  24. says

    The Shoe lover in me wants to win this badly!
    The Good mommy in me wants to share with my kids.
    The Great daughter in me says give this to my mom (who also loves shoes) for a present.
    Oh the choices, at any rate, LOVE this and hope to win, I will certainly find something good to do with it 😉


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