8 tips to save money this back to school season
• Hold off buying trendier gear – Kids may love a certain lunch box or pencil case they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them, and that only results in wasted cash.
• Shop end-of-summer sales – Hit the big summer sales and snap up discounted duds that can be worn well into fall, like short sleeve polo shirts.
• Stick to the list – Extra supplies, while they may be cute, will probably never get used and just leave your pockets empty.
• Head to the supermarket for basic supplies – Check weekly circulars for great deals on pens and loose-leaf paper, and get your weekly grocery shopping done at the same time.
• Host a back-to-school swap – Round up a couple of other moms with kids the same gender as yours but different ages, and host an annual clothes swap. Trade toys and books, too! You’ll save a bundle.
• Buy bright – Lost school supplies may be a given, but gear that’s hard to miss can stave off the inevitable.
• Shop the big three – Old Navy, Gap Kids, and The Children’s Place rotate merchandise often. Ask when they do their markdowns so you can grab the deals. Also, if you see an item you bought in the past 14 days on sale later, you can get the difference refunded, you don’t need the clothing, just the receipt.
• Browse craigslist.org – Yes, you can find top-quality stuff on the cheap, but you can be a seller, too. Why not get some cash for that barely worn, now outgrown brand-name outfit? Just enter your location and click on “Baby and Kids.”
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