Saving Money on Sports Equipment for SchoolThis is a page about saving money on sports equipment for school. If your child plays sports at school, there are a lot of expenses for equipment. Finding ways to save on this equipment is important especially if they play more than one sport or you have more than one child.
Plan Your Back to School PurchasesYour children might want new clothes, backpacks, and etc. but you can't afford all of it. Start out planning what you will get, starting with your kids supplies.
Back to School Shopping TipsPurchase items early: the school gives supply list at end of year so when you find requirement on sale, purchase if not able to use from previous year.
Shoe Shopping Strategy - Trace Your Child's FeetSo that I don't miss out on kids' shoe sales when I am out shopping without my daughter I periodically trace her feet on a piece of paper, cut it out and tuck it in my purse.
Brand Names Vs. Your BudgetHow can we avoid the back-to-school shopping "brand-name blues?"
Teen Back-To-School Saving On Designer ClothingI discovered Plato's Closet which is a teenage designer clothing consignment store. My teen can get name brand clothing for less than it would cost to buy her clothes at Walmart. She also can take her outgrown clothes that are in good condition and receive money back. Go to http://www.platoscloset.com to find the location nearest you. You won't be disappointed!
By M. Day
Thrifty Stores for Back to School ShoppingDon't forget to check out Goodwill and the Salvation Army stores for good buys on clothing. Stick to neutrals when buying the basics and you can expand your wardrobe.
School Supply Tip: Cheap Office SuppliesOk, this not exactly a tip on how to buy cheap school supplies but is something to think about while you are busy buying your kids supplies. Every year although my kids are all grown I hit the school supply sales and here is why: