Five Back to School Saving Tips
Back to school shopping can be a bit of a problem. After all, it can really add up! It doesn’t matter if you’re a single mom or wealthy, everyone is looking to save money when it comes to back to school shopping. So, here are a few tips that’ll keep your checking account almost intact.
1. Thrift Stores
Now, this may seem quite tacky, but in fact, thrift stores have quite a nice selection of pretty blouses and shirts and pants and jeans. Don’t think that just because they’ve been donated, that they aren’t in good shape! You also have the potential to find binders and trapper-keepers (if those are permitted at your child’s school) and even a few folders. Now, if there are a few that are a little banged up, you can either overlook them or do a quick patch job. It’s completely up to you!
2. Buy Using Christmas Gift Cards or Certificates
If you happen to get a Christmas gift card, save it! True, you could get all sorts of nice stuff, but using it towards your child’s supplies will save you all quite a bit more money than it would. Or perhaps just save a few dollars.
3. Check Dollar Stores
You never know what you might find at the Dollar Store or Dollar General. You don’t need brand name paper and other supplies to get your through the day. You can find a large portion of the supplies that you are looking for at the Dollar Stores and won’t even have to frequent a more expensive store. Not to mention, you can find cute pencils and erasers for much, much less, if that’s what your kid is really aching for.
4. Back to School Sales
When one hits, you need to hit the shops. Try and check beforehand to see what kind of sales might be available. If possible, head out at about eleven o clock the night before the sale starts. Browse, get your items ready, but don’t check out until the sale officially starts. Also, take this opportunity, especially if you have high school or middle school students, to grab an extra book bag. You never know if it might snap with all of the books that they’re carrying around and having a snapped strap can put a lot of strain and pressure on your kid’s back.
Make sure that you have any coupons you can find clipped and ready to go. You can’t just leave them behind! These little slips of papers can be a lifesaver when it comes to trying to save your money.
With these tips, you’ll find it more than easy to save your money! It doesn’t matter if you only use one method or if you use several. It’s up to you and what you find available around where you live.