The new school year is here and the countdown has begun to start shopping for school supplies and clothes. Here are five helpful tips to save money for back-to-school shopping.
Go through all school supplies that were left over from the previous year and see if they are needed for this coming Fall. Collect all supplies from around the home. You’d be surprised what you will find in the desk drawers, closets and last year’s backpack!
Hit the big end of summer sales to get great deals on school clothing. Solid shirts and denim jeans are fashionable and can be worn year-round. Take advantage of other year round items you find on sales such as shoes, socks – even underwear.
You would be surprised at what you can find at your local dollar or discount store when it comes to school supplies. You can pick up basic supplies such as notebooks and pencils for a great price.
Many states offer a sales tax holiday – a set time when shoppers can buy certain items without having to pay sales tax. Items such as clothing, computers and school supplies are included. Look up your state’s sales tax holiday to plan a day of savings.
Couponing can save you serious money! Start searching the local Sunday papers as well as online couponing sites where you can choose and print the coupons you’ll use.
Before you know it, the first day of school will be here. Make sure your children have everything they need to start of the school year right – and put a little extra cash back in your pocket along the way!