Is it really time to get back to school already? It sure is! And as you know, this means it is time to dig deep in those pockets and come up with some back to school cash. So how can you get everything you need and still stay on budget? Simple. Just take a peek below at some simple tips that you can follow in order to snag the back to school supplies you need while still keeping some cash in your pocket. Take a peek, and see how to save on back to school supplies!
How to Save on Back to School Supplies:
1. Shop those penny sales.
Many stores offer penny sales during back to school time. Keep your eyes peeled specifically for sales at office supply stores where penny sales are most often offered. Take a buddy with you in case there is a limit on how much you can buy.
2. Visit company websites.
Take a look at company websites for common back to school product companies such as Bic, Crayola, and more. See if any back to school offers, rebates, or coupons are posted. Can’t find any? Just email them via their website and ask where you can find savings.
3. Hit up the dollar store.
Visit your local dollar store for basics such as pencils, folders, glue sticks, and crayons. You will still find a great selection and be able to stock up on all of the items you need for just $1 each.
4. Take inventory.
Chances are, you have things like scissors, rulers, and maybe even some folders already around your house. Take inventory of what you have so that you don’t find yourself buying duplicates and wasting precious cash. Take a look in those drawers and closets!
5. Buy in bulk.
Check your local retailer and find out if they will offer a discount if you and other parents buy in bulk. If so, round up a group of parents and get your order together! Just call ahead and ask, you never know what sort of deal you might be able to get.
6. Clip those coupons.
You don’t usually see coupons for school supplies in the Sunday paper, but you will during the month of August. If you don’t typically get the Sunday paper, it is worth the $1.50 to snag a few during this month as you are sure to find savings on all of your favorite back to school items.
7. Watch your timing.
Some items may be less expensive after school is in session. Electronics such as computers or calculators may cost less come September, so hold off if you can and get these items for less.
See how simple it is to get back to school for less? Give these tips a try and then get shopping!
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