Back To School Money Saving Tip Challenge!- Frugal Savings

Back to school is an incredibly Financially Challenging time for lots of families, between school supplies, clothing, school registration fees, sports fees and more, families are seeking out ways to save as much money as possible! We'd love to hear your best "Back to School Money Saving tips

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    Back to school is an incredibly Financially Challenging time for lots of families, between school supplies, clothing, school registration fees, sports fees and more, families are seeking out ways to save as much money as possible!

    We'd love to hear your best "Back to School Money Saving tips and ideas" !

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    Ok, I'm game to play!


    • Host a Back to School swap with other moms/families- you'd be surprised at how many nearly new clothes your kids might still have in their closets. Trade toys, books, clothes and more with other families (friends of your kids)




    • Buy Bright Stuff- the brighter the colors, the better. Put all their new pencils, pens, erasers, markers, etc in a brightly colored backpack - it makes it that much harder to steal
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    Here's a Tip- cash in on your kids old clothes, especially if they're name brand. You can sell them on craigslist, ebay, local fb swap (most towns have their own "for free or cheap" swap group. You can also take your kids clothes to consigment shops which will give you some extra cash to buy new clothes (or gently used!)
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    I start my back to school shopping about two months BEFORE the summer ends. Basic school supplies, along with jeans, shoes and other items can be found much cheaper. Plus, it gives me more time and this way, not only have I saved money, but a headache when we get the lists. I just go to the supply box, root through and find what we already have, and then simply buy what is leftover. I usually end up spending about 200 less per kid than most of my other mom friends.

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    If you're down on your luck you probably qualify for Free supplies - you can get free school supplies from lots of different places:
    • Churches
    • Local Media- if you call your local news stations & talk to the assignment or education reporter they will be able to tell you school related supply events, like supply drives
    • Chamber of Commerce- most towns have a chamber of commerce and they frequently hold events and supplies drives/handouts
    • Sales Flyers- if you watch the sales there are a number of stores that offer doorbusters or .01 items like pencils, glue sticks, etc. These are basically free supplies!
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    Military families can get discounts and free supplies from Operation Homefront:



    Last year they distributed over 19,000 backpacks.

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    I take all the circulars and see what I need to buy and then go to Walmart and buy the things I need and they honor the competetor's ads and I save myself from running around. I know I am getting the best prices and saving gas and time. During the summer I watch yard sales for back packs or messanger bags and clean then up and pay a dollar or 2 a piece, once I clean them they are like new.

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    Always searching yard sales and thrift stores for great buys on school clothing for the grandchildren

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    This is a hard one for me, we have no children & it has been years since we were in school. However, this is the time of the year that we stock up on all of our office supplies. We compare all office supply stores, Target, Wags & Walmart and never buy without an item being on sale & a coupon. A lot of times we will buy extra and bring them to our church to donate (they are soooo cheap). This is also the time of the year that we stock up on socks, undies and clothing items that do not go out of style (jeans,t-shirts.........).
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    My daughter is in middle school now which means she has a locker. Last year she refused to use it due to having trouble unlocking the combination lock. I got her a luggage lock which she has been able to open easily and she said "Great now I won't have to carry all my books around"

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    I take a few minutes to go to the children's school websites to get the lists of needed items each school/grade requires. If you do not have a computer the are made available at major retailers i.e. Walmart, Target, kmart. Then I check a couple of stores to compare prices online. I also order my supplies online to have them shipped to my house, saves gas and time. Many retailers offer free shipping if you order a certain amount, another savings, especially if you are buying for more than one child. BTW I am a grandma, but did raise six children, all before the interneat was available as it is today. Happy School Surfing.

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    I do my clothes school shopping all summer long at garage sales. It is amazing how many almost new clothes you can get for really cheap. Especially shopping for fall and winter clothes because most people don't think that far ahead, they are looking for summer clothes. It is also fun for the kids because they can pick out things that they really like and you don't have to pay tons for it.

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    Exciting! Im A Newbie So ThIs Is New For Me... But Our Family First Has A Yard Sale To Get Rid Of Whatever We Do Not Use Or Need And Our Kids Get To Keep The Money For School Shoppinv So Its A Win Win For Me! There Rooms Get Cleaned Out Because They Want Lots Of Money For Shopping! Then We Go Online And Get Store Coupons For The Mall That You usually Cant Find Anywhere, And Then We Plan A Weekend And We Are Off For A Fun Filled Shopping Trip!

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    Hi all this is my first day here I am very excited to be with you..My back to school tip is we have 10 children and happen to live in Sedalia Mo(home to the state fair) the kids learned very young that if they saved money on back to school stuff, they had more money to spend at the fair they were given money and a list of what they needed, they didn't need every fancy thing they saw, and learned to share a boxes of pencils etc.Now that they are older back to school is very easy!

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    I don't know if you'd call it a money saving tip, but I have been brainstorming with my 9 year old all summer that we'd come up with an idea for his science project before we get pressed after school starts. He had an experience with his dad cleaning snapping turtles for a men's cookout. They saved they shells. His dad taught him about the turtle and all the meat as he helped him clean it. We took Pictures and found info on the internet. So we are almost ready for his science project. So I feel like we already have a major part of his grade done. Like I said , It may not be the right subject, but I am excited, it won't be the same old volcano!!!!
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