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 Shopping for School Supplies

 

School supplies vary by grade, teacher and school.  The list however is never short and the cost adds up very quickly, especially if you are purchasing school supplies for multiple children.  It is important to be prepared for this purchase and to shop wisely. Listed below are some tips to help with your shopping for school supplies.
 

  • Always do an inventory of supplies that you have at home prior to heading to the store so that you do not duplicate your purchase.
     

  • Check to see if anything can be reused from the prior year, such as backpacks and lunch boxes.
     

  • Take a specific list of needed supplies with you to the store and stick to your list.  If you fail to do this you will absolutely get lured into the "cool products" being offered at the stores. Avoid the temptation of buying products that you don't need.
     

  • Look for sales on TV and in the newspaper.  Wal-Mart often has very good prices and a very large selection.  Dollar Stores will carry the basic supplies and you can save a great deal of money.
     

  • When purchasing large items like calculators or backpacks for older children that  need to be sturdy enough to support heavy books be sure to compare prices.  This is also true when purchasing binders for middle/high school classes because you may need to buy 6 or 7 of them.  You will find that you can save a great deal of money by doing a little research.
     

  • Check the internet because the majority of the time prices are cheaper than in retail stores.  If you find that you need to purchase large quantities then talk to a friend to see if they would like to divide the items/cost.  Be sure to incorporate your shipping cost into the price per item.
     

  • Check your school to see if they have a school store where you can purchase supplies. At least you know a percentage of the cost will go back to support school activities.