Back To School shopping can get to be quite expensive these days. If you have kids in school, you might be facing a huge financial burden as you get all the school supplies on their list(s), but fear not because I have some ways you can save on school supplies, 10 to be exact.
Here are 10 Simple Tips and Tricks To Help You Save on School Supplies This Year
Check online sites for some of the best deals
All year long, places like Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist will have offers on discounted school items. Take advantage and order as early as possible to ensure the items arrive in time.
Visit coupon sites, store sites, even brand sites and print off coupons. Don’t forget to clip them from the Sunday paper!
Unless a specific brand is listed, go off-brand and save lots of cash. These will work just as well as the more expensive name brand items, and who will really notice?
Shop around and wait for the deals
In an effort to earn your business, stores will offer deep discounts on popular school items, and their competition will benefit you. Take advantage and shop around at different stores. Don’t forget the Dollar Stores!
Buy in bulk and split the bill with a friend or relative
You need items, they need them, and bulk shopping saves money. It’s a win-win for you both.
See if and when you have a “sales tax free” weekend
Take advantage of this holiday and save a bundle on not paying taxes on school supplies and school clothing.
Use social media to save
Big names like Crayola and Fiskars offer coupons and discounts (sometimes even FREE items) to people who follow and promote them on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. It’s free for you and could earn you some much needed school supplies, so why not do it?
Use your smartphone
You can save just by signing up for text alerts on items you need. Check out brand sites and see what they have to offer. You don’t even have to shop around or look for coupons by doing this.
Don’t shop during peak times
The largest rush to buy school supplies is in August, as you may well know, and in January to restock. As crazy as it sounds, you should avid shopping for supplies at these times because right afterward, school supply items generally go on sale for 50%-75% off retail prices.
Tell your kids what the limit is and let them know that they may like that new One Direction folder, but it is $3 and the plain folder is just 25 cents. It may be hard for them to give up on the fancy folder, but at least they will understand your reasoning.
Do you have any other tips to Save on School Supplies? I’d love to hear them…
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