It's that time of year. Time to start thinking about the kids going back to school. Time to think about pencils, paper and notebooks. If you're like me you try to do your shopping on tax free weekend. What if you can score a deal on top of tax free weekend?
How to Save Money on School Supplies
First stop you make is to go to Groupon. I chose Walmart at Groupon because that is where I get the majority of our school supplies. When you go to the Groupon link above it takes you to the WalMart page where you can sign up to receive many coupons from them. I don't know how much you spend on school supplies but with three kids I spend about $500 so any little bit I can save is a win in my book.
Then just be sure to take advantage of tax free weekend. I always grab a few school supplies each time I run in Walmart. It then makes it seem less expensive when you spread it out over 5 or 6 trips all through the summer. I also buy when stuff is on clearance. I have locker shelves and magnets in my school supplies closet that I got marked down last September for $3. I also stocked up on new zip up binders. I grabbed two when they were $10 in September instead of $20 in August. It's definitely a win to have a school supply closet. That way when the kids run out of crayons or pencils you have some in the closet. I try to replace their crayons and pencils right after Christmas. That's when they are running low on glue, crayons, pencils, etc.
So get a head start on your school supply shopping and enjoy getting the deals on Groupon! What ways have you found to save money on school supply shopping? Anything I should know about please let me know! I love to save!