5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Deal finders love back to school season, it is the best time of year to buy school supplies, electronics and office supplies. This means, not only do we stock up for our children but we also take this time to restock our home offices or small businesses.  Don’t miss out on this opportune time to save money!

    1. Use Coupons: Visit websites like Coupons.com or your favorite store apps such as Target Cartwheel for up to date school supply coupons. Combine these coupons with ongoing sales for extra savings.
    2. Think Outside the Box: Skip the local supercenter and shop office supply stores for the best savings. Many of these stores have their own coupons and reward programs making school supply and office supply deals even better!
    3. Combine the Savings: Before visiting the store, purchase a gift card at a discount for extra savings. For example, if I find a great sale on laptops at Best Buy, I can visit GiftCardGranny.com and purchase a gift card to Best Buy at a discount saving me an additional 6.7%! Now, I have the sale and I have the savings from the gift card too! Double the savings!
    4. 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!

    5. 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. Right now, is the lowest price of the year on those items meaning now is the time to stock up!  Again, don’t forget about the home office or the small business! 

The key to saving money is combining saving methods this means, combining the lowest prices of the season with coupons and discounted gift cards will land you the absolute best deals. Your family can save 50-80% on school and office supplies by using these strategic shopping methods, that’s real money back in your pocket! 

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

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