It is almost that blessed time when students head back to school. With back to school comes school supplies and a once a year shop that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and broke. Don’t fret, I’ll be giving you a few different articles with some tips and tricks to save money on back to school. To start, here are a few tips on how to find the best back to school sales this year.
How to find the best back to school sales this year…
- Know when to go. Now you might be asking yourself, should I go now or should I wait? Short answer, go now. If you wait too long to go shopping for school supplies you run the risk of out of stock shelves or inflated prices for items in hot demand. The last thing you want to find yourself doing is racing another parent down the aisle to get the last 3 ruled notebooks. Save yourself the headache and hit the stores early. (PS not all items should be bought early check out this article from last year!
- Get your list. You don’t jump in the car not knowing where you are going so don’t even think of heading to the store without knowing what you are after. Most schools have a list on their website or a basic list should be available from the school district. Get online, find out what you need and bring your list with you. Having the list keeps you on track and on budget.
- Research. Whether you like perusing the flyers or cruising online shopping sites, take the time to find out the prices of the items on your list. You can save a ton of money by just knowing what is or isn’t a good price. Best rule of thumb is look for that item in 3 places. Personally I always check Walmart, Amazon and Staples. That is the easiest way to find the best deal!
Stay tuned for my next post about saving money for back to school!
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