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Pencils, pens, folders, binders, sanitizer, paper towels, disinfectant wipes – Across the country, parents are doing a double take when reading their child’s long list of school supplies. Now that we’re back in school supply shopping season, it’s time we pull out the best money-saving hacks to save you big bucks. #1: Use Apps Cut costs with apps that save you money every time you shop in-store or online. It’s hard to keep track of every sale, promo code, coupon, discount, and offer. But the CouponCabin app will do it for you. It collects all of this on the home page of the app. Search for the store you want and see the sales and coupons that are available at that time. #2: Shop your list with just a few clicks You can shop your child’s entire supply list with just a few clicks. You don’t even have to leave your couch. So if shopping isn’t your thing, this site is perfect. It’s called Teacherlists.com. You type in the name of your state and school and a bunch of school supply lists will pop up. Find yours and you’ll see the website has put the whole list in shopping carts on Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more. Check to see which basket is right for you, cheaper, etc. Then click on it. You will be able to purchase your entire list from any of the retail sites at once. How cool is that? #3: Shop Home First Your kids don’t need three highlighters and five reams of lined paper for the first day of school. They don’t even need the whole list for the first or second week of school! See what you have at home and gather all the supplies they can get by for now. Then, wait for the sale and liquidation offers that will appear at the end of September. There may be less stock to choose from, but there will still be plenty of supplies and better prices. #4: Break up the list Take a look at your child’s supply list and see what you can buy there in bulk. Then enter with another parent in the class. For example, if your child needs to bring two rolls of paper towels or a few bottles of hand sanitizer, choose bulk options that will be cheaper when shared with another parent. Sure, your child probably wants to choose their own pencil case and binder that doesn’t match their other classmates, but there are plenty of things on their list that don’t need to be unique. Other examples are scissors, rulers, reams of paper, etc. It’s all about saving! #5: Keep Backpacks Longer Rips, tears, broken zippers, stains, how many backpacks do your kids use in a school year? Keep them fit longer! Staples has protection plans for backpacks. The plan covers normal wear and tear, including the things listed at the beginning of this paragraph! If something happens and they can’t fix it, you get a replacement or a refund. Plans vary but can be as low as $5 and cover two years of study. (And guess what…there are also briefcase protection plans, adults!) #6: Keep your school stocked Classroom supplies are running out fast, but every penny you spend right now can help your school to have money to stay supplied all year round. OfficeMax and Office Depot are doing something really cool. The program is called “Giving Back to Schools”. All you have to do is buy supplies in store or online. Enter the name of your school at checkout or tell the cashier. Your school then gets 5% back in credits for the free supplies! The company will send vouchers to your school. If you have already purchased supplies and would like to participate, you can enter your school ID on the website. Click here to read more. #7: Get some nice backpacks on sale. Sometimes high school kids want “fresher” bags than you can find at certain retailers. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on them. This website, called 6 p.m., really has it. We’ve seen deep discounts on bags from top brands.

Pencils, pens, folders, binders, sanitizer, paper towels, disinfectant wipes – Across the country, parents are doing a double take when reading their child’s long list of school supplies.

Now that we’re back in the swing of school supply shopping season, it’s time to break out the best money-saving tips to save you big bucks.

#1: Use Apps

Cut costs with apps that save you money every time you shop in-store or online. It’s hard to keep track of every sale, promo code, coupon, discount, and offer. But the CouponCabin app will do it for you. It collects all of this on the home page of the app. Search for the store you want and see the sales and coupons that are available at that time.

#2: Shop your list with just a few clicks

You can buy your child’s complete list of supplies with just a few clicks. You don’t even have to leave your couch. So if shopping isn’t your thing, this site is perfect. It’s called Teacherlists.com. You type in the name of your state and school and a bunch of school supply lists will pop up. Find yours and you’ll see the website has put the whole list in shopping carts on Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more. Check to see which basket is right for you, cheaper, etc. Then click on it. You will be able to purchase your entire list from any of the retail sites at once. How cool is that?

#3: Buy at home first

Your kids don’t need three highlighters and five reams of lined paper for the first day of school. They don’t even need the whole list for the first or second week of school! See what you have at home and gather all the supplies they can get by for now. Then, wait for the sale and liquidation offers that will appear at the end of September. There may be less stock to choose from, but there will still be plenty of supplies and better prices.

#4: split the list

Take a look at your child’s supply list and see what you can buy there in bulk. Then enter with another parent in the class. For example, if your child needs to bring two rolls of paper towels or a few bottles of hand sanitizer, choose bulk options that will be cheaper when shared with another parent. Sure, your child probably wants to choose their own pencil case and binder that doesn’t match their other classmates, but there are plenty of things on their list that don’t need to be unique. Other examples are scissors, rulers, reams of paper, etc. It’s all about saving!

#5: Keep Backpacks Longer

Tears, tears, broken zippers, stains, how many backpacks do your kids use in a school year? Keep them fit longer! Staples has protection plans for backpacks. The plan covers normal wear and tear, including the things listed at the beginning of this paragraph! If something happens and they can’t fix it, you get a replacement or a refund. Plans vary but can be as low as $5 and cover two years of study. (And guess what…there are also protection plans for briefcases, adults!)

#6: Keep your school stocked

Classroom supplies run out quickly, but every penny you spend right now can help your school have money to stay stocked all year. OfficeMax and Office Depot are doing something really cool. The program is called “Giving Back to Schools”. All you have to do is buy supplies in store or online. Enter the name of your school at checkout or tell the cashier.

Your school then gets 5% back in credits for the free supplies! The company will send vouchers to your school. If you have already purchased supplies and would like to participate, you can enter your school ID on the website. Click here to read more.

#7: Get some great backpacks on sale

Sometimes high school kids want “cooler” bags than you can find at some retailers. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on them. This website, called 6pm, has some really cool bags for sale. We’ve seen deep discounts on bags from top brands.

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