5 Simple Tips for Back to School Shopping

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by on July 24, 2013

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Back to School Shopping

Are you ready for back to school season yet? I know it is only July – but it is here. There are sales at many stores and I already received my son’s back to school list for his class so I’m ready to start shopping! How about you?

Believe it or not, the National Retail Federation found that parents spent almost $700 on back to school shopping last year! That is crazy!  I know that back to school shopping can be overwhelming between all the new supplies, backpacks, clothes, shoes and more – but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be! Take a few easy steps to help yourself stay sane and save money this school season.

Easy Tips to Save on Back to School Shopping:

1. Make a list of the items you need.

2. Reuse what you can. Check out what you have left from last year. Backpacks, lunch boxes, calculators, scissors, etc can all be reused.

3. Shop early, but don’t buy everything at once. Many of the retail stores are already having amazing sales for back to school. You’ll be able to find many school supplies for a dollar or less (sometimes just pennies!). Each week there are new sales, so you are bound to find everything on your shopping list!

4. Stock up on low prices and sales so you have enough to last all year. You will find that many items have such good prices now and you don’t want to have to spend more later, so buy a few extras if the price is right (examples include pencils, paper, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, etc). You can also look for bulk products that are cheaper to buy in a multipack that each individually. For example, check out the White Cloud Facial Tissue multipacks – not only will your kids need these all year long, if you have extras, you can always donate to the teacher/school.

5. Use coupons! You will maximize your savings power when you use coupons with low prices and sales. To help you save on your favorite White Cloud products, you can find a $.75/1 coupon in this Sunday’s paper (7/28). Not sure where to find White Cloud? Check out the White Cloud Store Locator. You may also want to connect with them on the White Cloud Facebook Page or White Cloud Twitter Page or White Cloud Pinterest Page.

And don’t forget to use the Coupon Database for your other coupon needs.

Don’t let back to school season overwhelm you – become your own “Super Mom” and save more this season!


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  • Kristina Nunez

    My daughter will be starting kinder next month. Thanks for these tips.

  • Amanda C

    These are great back to school tips. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jess

    My son is starting preschool next month and we just started school shopping this week. I definitely agree with shopping early, I don’t want to be caught in the mad dash for supplies once it gets closer!

  • Francine Morrell

    Great tips! I have already started shopping for my first grader : )

  • mel

    What great tips!!! I need to go start shopping!

  • Little Miss Kate

    I totally agree, shop early! The selection is best and the crowds are few.

  • The worst day to shop if the first day of school, but I always found that sometimes we had to because there were always thing that teachers announced that day that were needed and we didn’t have yet.

  • scentednights2002

    Great tips! I need to start shopping soon but have been putting it off.

  • In The Know Mom

    I agree – shop early! I’m mostly through my back-to-school shopping but am still waiting for those great back-to-school sales!

  • Danielle S.

    Great tips! We always try to shop for our back to school needs well in advance to make sure we don’t end up needing something that’s out of stock.

  • Many back to school sales have already started – especially on supplies. Check the office supply stores, the drugstores, Target and Walmart. You can find items each week for $1 or less.

  • I totally understand! Are you able to get a list of items from the teacher before the first day? Maybe call the school a few weeks before it starts. Worth a shot to help you save! :)

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