Get out the calculator: Don’t let surprise expenses creep up on you. Meet with your family and chart out your back-to-school budget ahead of time. That way, you won’t scramble at the last minute and will instead have appropriate time to search for savings.
Swap and Save: Get together with some of your friends that have children of different ages and swap clothes, toys and books that aren’t being used. You can save a lot on items that will still be new to your children and you’ll help the planet by reducing waste.
Do your homework: This assignment's for you, not for your kids. Take the time to do your research on savings ahead of time. Make a list of items you need to buy and search online to find the lowest price. Make sure to use a coupon to save even more Money on your order.
Double up: Some shops will allow you to use an online voucher on top of sale prices, so always start your Shopping in the sale section to maximize your savings.
Cut back on petrol expenses: Many stores offer free delivery, so online shop from the comfort of your home and have the school supplies and clothes you need delivered right to your door. No hassle required!
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Shabana Adam @Shabana_FAM