If you’re kids are excited about the State Fair, that glee could soon ware off at the thought of school started the day after all the fun ends. In about 3 weeks they’ll be putting on their backpacks that are twice their size, tying up their brand new tennis shoes and bringing those school supplies to class. If you haven’t purchased all the pencils, crayons and notebooks yet our Deal Diva wants to help you save some money.
Start by shopping off brand. At Walmart Kelli found a 24pk of Crayola Washable Crayons for $2.47, but the same pk of crayons from CraZArt were $0.25!
Use price matching to your advantage.
Staples will match a competitor’s price on identical items, plus give you an extra 10% discount.
JC Penny: Get 5% back if you find a lower price after you make a JCP purchase.
Kohl’s: get a competitor’s in-store price at Kohl’s when you bring in a competing ad.
Boxed.com is a virtual warehouse club experience with no membership fees. You’ll find everything from school supplies to classroom snacks in bulk. Right now they’re offering 20% off back to school favorites. And first time buyers will save 15% on their first order.
And Target is making it super simple to fill your back to school cart this year. Check out their School List Assist to find your classroom list and you’re cart will populate automatically. You can even pick a replacement to be in complete control of what you’re spending. You can also pick it up in store or have it delivered to your house.