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7 Ways To Save on Back-To-School Supplies

Back to school is finally here and these 7 Ways to Save on Back to School Supplies will keep your budget in check while providing your kids with the tools they need.

7 Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies

A great education begins with having the right tools for the job.  From comfortable yet stylish clothing to a new phone so they let you know when practice is out saving money is important.  These tips will leave you with a happy budget and your kids with just what they need.

7 Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies

Shop the office supply sales.  Most people head out to their favorite discount retailer to get back to school supplies, but office supply stores often have the best deals you can find.  From cheap paper to amazing deals on simple 3-ring binders your office supply store can often beat the prices you see in other chain discount stores.  Watch their weekly sales papers and take advantage of things like buy one get one free or penny sales.

Sign up for retail store email discounts.  When shopping for back to school clothing for kids, make sure you sign up for their favorite store or brands email program.  Discounts, special invite only sales and alerts when clearance happens will come right to your inbox.  These can help you give your kids the brand clothing they want at a fraction of the price.

Buy Straight Talk to save on phone costs.  There comes a time when kids need a cellular phone to keep in touch.  From after school practices to being at home alone for an hour after getting off the bus this is a great choice.  Use Straight Talk and their no contract plans with affordable phones in any style or type to give your kids a reliable yet affordable choice to keep in touch. With the $45 30-day plan you will now receive even more high speed data. With no exceptions, every user on that plan will now have 5GB high speed data to enjoy (up from the 3GB they were offered before)!*

Use upcycled and recycled items.  Check last year’s supplies to see what you have on hand before going shopping.  A 3-ring binder can be upcycled with some washi tape or similar for a new look at lower cost.  Paper, pens and pencils can be dusted off and added to the supply boxes at no cost.  You may even want to go through your closets to see what items still fit or could be revamped to create a fun new look for this school year.

Look for buy one get one free sales and use coupons on top of that.  Coupons are always a great way to save, but when you combine them with sales that are buy one get one free you can find yourself with great free or nearly free school supplies!

Take advantage of tax free sale days.  Many states offer a tax free day or weekend right before school begins to help offset some of the costs.  These usually allow purchases of school supplies, computers and clothing at no tax on designated days.

Shop online for electronics. Shop online for great deals and prices you can price match at your local retail stores.  Back to school season means the best deals on laptops, phones, tablets and eReaders.  Take advantage of online deals to stretch your dollar.

These ways to save on back to school supplies will help save you money while giving your kids just what they need to start the year off right!

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10 Comments

  1. Thanks for the tips! I will be going school shopping next week so these tips will help me out. Every year it seems that there are more supplies to buy which means more money I have to spend.

  2. We have no contract plans for our teenagers and they’re a lifesaver. No commitment, but we still have the reassurance of being able to contact them when we need to!

  3. This year I am on the PTO board for my school. I suggested that we have a uniform sale for people who had good uniform clothes and wanted to sell them at the school and we get a profit from it. It went over in a huge huge way. Love these tips

  4. Online shops like eBay and Amazon are your best go-to stops when finding cheaper products that are still good in quality. Buying second-hand items can be worth a try, to save on costs. We take advantage of tax free sale days a lot.

  5. we always stock up during sale or clearance.. so we don’t need to rush . I think we spend most of our money on clothing and shoes..

  6. Great tips! We are doing last minute back to school shopping this weekend! we missed the tax free weekend because we were out of town. But I did shop online for a lot of things and it did save us a lot of money!

  7. I’m so happy that I’m done with back to school shopping. I used several of the tips you mentioned and you really can save some money! It’s crazy how expensive back to school supplies can get.

  8. we always stock up during sale or clearance.. so we don’t need to rush . I think we spend most of our money on clothing and shoes. My son just bought a pair of sneakers.. Pretty expensive, wish we could spend less

  9. Who doesn’t want to save money these days! What great ways you have highlighted and think I will be sharing with my friends too! School supplies are always exciting when they are new, but one does not have to pay a fortune for everything!

  10. These are great tips! I love that stores have school supplies on sale rather than marking up the prices like they do on so many other things. We actually had our tax free day this weekend and you’d bet we took advantage!

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