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Start Now to Save Big on Back to School Shopping


Although we’re just now moving into the dead of summer, it won’t be long before it’s back to school time.

Since this has a way of creeping up on even the most organized parents, there’s nothing wrong with getting a jumpstart on back to school shopping.

Starting early helps eliminate some of the stress that is often associated with this time of the year. Furthermore, with the right approach, it also allows you to save money.

Here are some of the many reasons why an early approach to shopping can save you big money:

•    Fewer crowds give you access to more items. If you’ve ever gone back to school shopping in the middle or end of August you know you’ll be fighting large crowds. Subsequently, you don’t have access to nearly as many items, as other shoppers have beat you to the punch. With an early start, this is not nearly as big a concern.
•    No rush to overspend. Imagine this: school starts tomorrow and you don’t have everything your child needs. At that point, you have no choice but to buy whatever you can find, even if you have to overpay for it. You never want to put yourself in this position, as it’s a guaranteed way to add additional stress to your life. Starting in July gives you plenty of time to find what you need, all without breaking the bank.
•    More time to comparison shop. Just the same as anything else, comparison shopping on school supplies allows you to save money. From book bags to pens and pencils, it never hurts to look around before pulling the trigger on a purchase. With a month or so to spare, you have all the time you need to seek out the best prices online and off.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the summer months, but don’t lose sight of the fact that back to school season will be here before you know it.

If you want to buy your child everything he or she needs, all the while staying on budget, it’s a good idea to get an early start.

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Comments 1

Frank on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:13

Does anyone buy their school supplies after the school year and does it actually save any money?

Does anyone buy their school supplies after the school year and does it actually save any money?
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