We can't believe it, either: it's already back-to-school time! Get savings for the essentials your family needs with these tips to find the best back-to-school deals.
It’s that magical time of year, when your kids head back to school to learn, grow and discover their passions (and you get some free time back!). Even more magical? Saving money on all the supplies, clothes, and other things kids need for the new year.
According to CNBC, parents are expected to spend around $270 per student on back-to-school shopping in 2021. Expenses are ever-increasing as technology evolves. Things on your shopping list this year might range from electronics and computer equipment, to clothing and shoes, to school supplies like calculators, pens and folders.
We’re here to help you earn an A+ on school spending. Ace your savings strategy with this crash course on how to find the best back-to-school sales.
Check out local businesses in your area for potential savings. Not only could you get discounts, but you'll be supporting your community's local economy, too. Now that's what we call extra credit!
Check out the websites where you typically buy school supplies. Many stores have loyalty programs, so you can stock up on points and save even more.
Compare websites before you purchase, too. Check out at least a few price tags before you shop so you can get the best deal.
If you do find a better price on an item you already bought, research the original store’s price matching policy. Many stores will give you cash back if you find a better price than theirs, so stash those receipts!
Check out social media sites like Facebook and Instagram for flash deals for back-to-school shopping. Follow your favorite brands so you’ll see their deals pop up on your feed.
Did you know? Certain days of the week spell s-a-v-i-n-g-s. For example, many stores have markdowns on Mondays to push unsold weekend inventory.
Ask retail employees if they have any tips about the best day of the week to shop for deals in their store is. Another perk to shopping off-peak hours? You might be able to avoid crowds and shop in peace.
Get deals delivered right to your door with the Save weekly mailer. Flip through for coupons for back-to-school supplies, as well as savings on family staples like groceries and household goods.
Want to reward good grades (or good behavior) with a night out for dinner? The Save mailer has restaurant deals, too.
Doing a little homework can put major savings back into your budget.