It’s that time of year again! The first day of school is fast approaching and that means that many things are coming your way; driving, schedules, homework help, and don’t forget the tons of expenses for supplies and clothing! Though there are many things that one needs to buy to prepare for the school year, you don’t have to break the bank! We’re bringing you all of the inside scoops on how you can achieve the best 2018 back to school savings!
Do your homework and research which stores are offering the best discounts. You may even have to take multiple trips to get the best end result. Also, consider shopping online. Virtual retailers such as Amazon, 6pm.com, and even online versions of your favorite discount stores (BJs, Sam’s Club, 7 Costco) may offer better deals. Finally, be sure that you have all of the coupons that are available to you. Checking online resources such as Groupon is always a good idea!
Timing Is Everything
Even researching the best day of the week to hit deals might help. According to The Krazy Coupon Lady:
- Shop on Sunday and Monday — supplies run out quickly
- Shop Target clearance markdowns for kids on Mondays
- Shop for clothes at Old Navy on Friday morning.
- Use the Amazon app to do real-time price checks.
- Shop Kohl’s from 3 pm on Fridays to 1 pm on Saturdays.
- Shop for school clothes at Macy’s on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Consign, Thrift, and Garage Sale
Buying brand new items may not always be the best answer. There are many things including school supplies, clothing, and electronics that you can buy used for a fraction of the price! You can also sell your used things for a little extra cash which is never a bad thing!
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