5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Updated 7/28/2020

Deal finders love back to school season. It is the best time of year to buy school supplies, electronics, and office supplies. Not only can you stock up for your children but you can also take this time to restock home offices or small businesses. Don’t miss out on this opportunity time to save money!

Use Coupons: Visit websites like MyCoupons.com or download your favorite store apps such as Target for up to date school supply coupons. Combine these coupons with ongoing sales for extra savings.

Think Outside the Box: There are a few ways to catch a good deal on supplies for the school year. From basic needs to more expensive items like electronics, you can save money in the following ways.

  • Consider buying refurbished, open box, and clearance electronics for a great deal. Browse Best Buy Outlet or Amazon Warehouse for deep discounts.
  • Aside from office supply stores, check out Dollar Store's near you for back-to-school supplies.
  • Lastly, check your home for supplies. Open junk drawers and look in closets and storage boxes for items such as pens, pencils, folders, and other supplies. You'll be surprised at what you may already have to get started.

Shop Smarter for Clothes: While plenty of retailers advertise back-to-school sales on clothing, you can save money by shopping at thrift stores and consignment shops. Better yet, get together with other families for a clothes exchange.

Use Rewards: Don’t forget about drug store rewards such as Walgreens Balance Rewards and CVS ExtraCare program. Both programs offer rewards and coupons, these can be combined with other discounts from your local newspaper or printed online. You’ll find the price of school supplies will get lower and lower after their rewards and remember, you can get a discounted gift card for these stores too!

Stock Up and Save: Now is the time to stock up for the entire year in order to save the most money. We all know the markers will run dry, the pencils will break and the stapler will eventually run out of staples. 

Your family can save 50-80% on school and office supplies by using these strategic shopping methods. Keep that money in your pocket! 

For additional savings throughout the school year, check out 101 Student Discounts and 82 Teacher Discounts.