Aug 10, 2017
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Getting the Best Deals on Back to School Supplies for the Kids

Believe it or not, August is almost half way over. That means only about three weeks before the kids are back in school. It can be tempting to put things off and enjoy the rest of the summer with as little work as possible, but you really should start thinking about school supplies. Getting them now before the rush is a smart idea and here are some tips on how you can save money while doing it:

It can be tempting to buy everything at one store, but that convenience will cost you. Why not make a list of what you need now and pick it up during your regular shopping runs?

One place for school supplies that many do not think of is the local dollar store. Don’t worry, you are not letting your child down by getting things there. The truth of the matter is, not everything school kids need has to be of top quality, so why not save on those items? Basics like pencils, crayons, and erasers will cost you less here. Be careful about paper, however, as it tends to be so thin as to be useless at standing up to the wear and tear of grade schoolers.

You can also price compare using the internet. Look at your list and check the prices charged by retailers in the area. Make note of which offers the best prices for each item, then buy the things you need from each retailer. That means a few more trips rather than just one, but the money saved will more than justify it.

Don’t forget about online retailers, like Amazon. Planning and buying early gives you the chance to order from online suppliers that can offer better deals than brick and mortar stores.

Take some of that money you save and treat the kids to dinner and a movie. That will help to alleviate the sadness they feel on the morning of September 5th.

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