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The end of summer also signals back to school sales for supplies and clothes. Itís time to get organized before you head out shopping with your kids for those new backpacks and markers.
Here are 5 tips to get you started:
If youíre looking for more help tracking each store's school supply sales, check out passionforsavings.com. The sales are listed by store making it easy to match up your childís school supply list with the best sales.
Many states offer ďtax freeĒ shopping weekends to save you even more on back to school items. Check out our recent blog post listing the days for each state's tax free weekends to find out when is the best time to shop.
I always save a few things on my kids supply list for them to pick out for school each year. We usually pick a day to do our school shopping where we buy their new shoes, backpacks, and we also buy the rest of the things on their school lists that I havenít found on sale already. We make a day of it and it always includes lunch at a place they choose.
This year before choosing your day to go school shopping with your kids, plan ahead a little bit to get yourself the best deals on back to school items. Maybe with the money you save, youíll cave and buy your 1st grader those $50 pair of shoes heís been asking for all summer (not that anyone would actually do that).
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