Summer is finally ending, and it’s time to go back to school. I know I’m not ready! I’m still scrambling to get everything ready for my two younger kids. My oldest (who goes to a private school) has already gone back to school last week. I’m personally have still so much shopping to do for so many kids is so expensive. By writing this post, I hope to make your back to school shopping a little bit easier.
I love Thrifty books! Seriously, Thriftybooks is my favorite place to shop for books. I just bought some fashion books (to bone up on my styling tips) and three books only cost me $12 bucks. However, Thriftybooks doesn’t just carry regular books, but textbooks as well. You can get at least four textbooks for under $20, especially if you get an earlier edition. I know for a lot of college students that textbooks are one of the most expensive items they have to buy and this will diffidently save you more money than going to a textbook shop on campus.
I know most of us love to buy new shiny devices. I’m no stranger to that impulse! However, if you are on a budget like I am then your best bet to buying an affordable laptop is to buy refurbished electronics. Most refurbished laptops are just as good as brand new laptops but at half the cost. Stores like Best Buy, Amazon, and Circuit City sell refurbished computers, so they are plenty of reputable stores out there that you can refurbish laptops from. You can also find laptops super cheap on eBay. The laptop I’m currently typing this from was bought for a song on eBay.
3. Dollar Store
Everyone thinks of Dollars store is the place to only buy cheap snacks, and hygiene products from. However, every year the dollar store has loads of super cheap school supplies. Yes, the quality is sometimes not as great store brand stuff but if you need a lot of school supplies super cheap this place is diffidently a must.
4. Price Matching
Price matching has long been a tool for me to save money. Stores will sell you something at a lower price if you find the same item being sold at a lower price in another store. These apps and websites such as blank and blank. You can find out more how to Price Match here.
Most people never consider the power of coupons. A good stack of quality of coupons can save you literally hundreds! However, with online coupon codes, and Groupon, it’s now easier to save more. Use the ”Honey’ Chrome’ extension and Firefox add-on which automatically inserts coupon codes so that you don’t have to spend time searching through coupon sites.
6. Tax-Free Day
We have a rebust sales tax system down here in Texas, and that can get a little expensive sometimes. So, Tax-Free Day is the best day of the year to go school shopping. You can save a pretty plenty, which is a godsend when you have a brood of childern to clothe, and buy school supplies for. You can find this list here to find out when your own Tax Day is.
Yes, rebates all day everyday! Getting a hefty rebate in the mail or in your bank account can be a godsend since you might be strapped for cash. There are places like eBates, where you go online shipping and get a rebate for every purchase you make.(more research)
These are my 7 hacks to saving big with your back to school shopping. Do you have a way you save money while shopping? Let me know down in the comments!
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