How to save on back-to-school-supplies



Save on back-to-school supplies

When the time of year arrives to purchase school supplies for your children it can make a wallet shrink. Now you don’t have to fear heading to the store to shop. If you do a few simple steps you can save money. Both you and your wallet will be happier.

Stores start stocking supplies early. They expect the back-to-school season to last about two months. This gives you plenty of time to be diligent about your shopping. Set a budget for how much you want to spend, and do not break it.


Instructions

Step 1

Inventory what you have at home

Take the list given to you by the school and inventory what you have at home. Too many times parents buy everything brand new from the store. Instead take an account of what you have already and don’t need to purchase.

Step 2

Check online at different stores prices

You want to do your research of the surrounding stores. Most times you tend to go to your favorite store or the closest store. Often times you can find name brand products at less expensive stores. In addition take a look at the generic products price. Once you look at each store, the savings can be around $50.00.

Step 3

By in bulk

Several items you may find at the store are very cheap. Buy these in bulk so you don’t have to replace in the middle of the year. Many items purchased in bulk, such as paper, can be split with another family.

Step 4

Wait to purchase items after school starts

Prices tend to be marked up at the beginning of the school year. If you are able, wait until after school starts to shop. Most items will have significant markdowns after the school year starts.


Things Needed
• A list of supplies
• An inventory of what you own
• Know your surrounding stores you can shop


Tips & Warnings
• Shop around
• You can find brand name items at discount stores
• Wait until after school starts to shop


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Comment: 2
  •  
    Woodburn  21.01.2017 19:00

    Nice work! Lots of great suggestions — well put together and well written with a pleasant writing style. Two thumbs up.

  •  
    Hazeltine  19.03.2017 19:53

    Nice work! Lots of great suggestions — well put together and well written with a pleasant writing style. Two thumbs up.


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