Save On Back To School Shopping! This Tips May Help Keep You From Going Overboard

And Your Kids, Too

August 9, 2019

The Wicker family has already started back to school shopping and in times like these Rebecca Wilde is glad she only has furry kids (even though she loves to shop!)  However, on average a family spends almost $700 on back to school supplies.  And almost $1,000 for college students!  That is probably why most people consider back to school shopping more stressful than holiday shopping.  #truestory

Well instead of stressing out or spending more than you need to "the experts" have 4 simple suggestions on a way to save money and time.  

 

1.   For starters, make a list and a budget.  Schools usually send students a list of what they'll need for the upcoming school year.  You might even be able to find it on Target or Walmart's websites.

2.  Take inventory of what you already have.  Don't buy stuff you already have. check to see if you have pens, pencils, or notebooks left over from last year that you can still use.

3.  Use coupons and shop sales.  A lot of stores have coupons on their apps and websites, and in their weekly circulars.

4.  Buy used or refurbished items.  Electronics can be expensive.  And some items, like calculators, won't be needed for more than a couple years. so check sites like eBay, Amazon, Apple, and Dell for their refurbished deals.  And maybe ask your friends if their kids have upgraded and you can have their old tablets, etc.  Never hurts to ask.  

 

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