Fox and Your Family: Tips To Save On Back To School Shopping


Here are three ways that US News and World Report offers on how to save cash on back to school deals.

Do Your Homework:
Before you purchase anything for back to school, do your homework. If your school provides a class supply list, start by taking inventory of what you already have at home. Repurpose any pencils, crayons or folders that came home at the end of the school year. Check to see if lunch boxes, backpacks and water bottles are in good condition and can be reused this year.

Be an A+ Shopper:
Whether its tech gadgets, school supplies or clothes, it’s important to shop smartly. Many big retailers are already advertising back-to-school sales. Monitor your favorite retailer websites for special offers and discounts and take advantage of loyalty reward programs. Check with your school to see if it has discount programs with retailers.

When it comes to purchasing school supplies, get creative! Buy items like glue sticks and paper in bulk and split the cost with other parents. Another easy way to save money is to buy generic versus name-brand items.

Don’t Ditch Clothing Deals:
One of the most anticipated, but often expensive aspects of going back to school is buying new clothes. To help curb your spending, first identify the must-have items in your child’s closet like jeans, comfortable shoes and a jacket for the cold winter months. If your budget allows, expand the wardrobe and purchase additional items as needed. It’s also a good idea to buy clothing that can be easily mixed and matched.

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