Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Save on Back to School Supplies
*As soon as you have your child's supply list, make a copy and put it in your purse, so that you have it with you the next time you enter a store!
* BUT DON'T HEAD TO THE STORE YET...Always start at home...I shop my inventory at home before I even set foot in the school supply section of my local store. If I walk through, I often get excited and buy stuff when it first comes out (I mean, wouldn't it be terrible if they "ran out" of crayons!?!??!) It ALWAYS goes on sale a bit later and they NEVER run out! lol!
*When you do see a great sale, like boxes of 24 crayons for 25 cents each, stock up! You know that you will need a couple boxes next year, or maybe even throughout the school year!
*Check your local consignment shops/sales for the larger items, like backpacks, lunchboxes, clothing and such.
*Shop the Tax-Free weekend for electronics and any higher-end, expensive items.
*We buy generic or plain notebooks and folders and then let our son decorate them with his Lego stickers, he was excited to use a "personalized" one !!
*Sometimes a list calls for a single item, that can only be bought in a pack, such as 1 red pen...share with a friend or exchange items with each other.