Schools are starting back up for the season, and others will be in the coming months. This means parents everywhere will need to know tips to save some cash on the expenses new supplies and clothing. If you’re wondering how to survive this school shopping season, then you’re in luck. I have some of the best back to school shopping tips to share with you today that will help you reduce the stress of shopping for the school season.
Best Back to School Shopping Tips
Get the kids up in the morning to head out to your favorite shopping destinations. This will help you avoid the larger crowds and allow you to enjoy shopping in the local retail shops with your kids before they get hungry or cranky.
Take Advantage of rewards
You can get rewarded for shopping for the clothing and supplies on your back to school list, which will help to save you money in the long run. Shopkick is the mobile app that rewards you for shopping in-store and online at participating retailers like Target, Walmart, T.J. Maxx and Best Buy â€” stores where youâ€™re probably already shopping for back to school items. You earn points (called â€œkicksâ€) by submitting receipts, walking into stores, scanning items, watching videos and visiting online stores. When you rack up enough kicks, Shopkick rewards you with free gift cards of your choice from popular retailers to further help you save on your back to school shopping or to just treat yourself for getting through the season.
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Shop Dollar Stores
When it comes to shopping for school supplies, you may want to head into your local dollar store. Items like calculators, pencils, and pads of paper will be more affordable at the dollar store. This type of savings will go a long way when you have to do school shopping for more than one kid.
Preview sale fliers
This time of year many retailers will have their deals on school supplies and clothing shared in their weekly fliers. The amazing thing about this is that you can easily preview fliers for your favorite retail stores online with a few clicks a button when visiting their website.
Shop clearance racks
Some school supplies and clothes are easily purchased from the clearance racks at your local retail shops. Be sure to check out all of the savings you can get when you shop clearance racks at each of your favorite shopping locations.
These are just some of my back to school shopping tips that will help you save money and enjoy the day purchasing those supplies that kids need for the upcoming school year. Whether you shop online or head out on an adventure with the kids, using my tips for school shopping will ensure you have less stress and anxiety during one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year.