• Erica Peterson

It’s National Back to School Month


As schools open or near opening day, the following organizations hold back-to-school drives and/or have programs dedicated to providing students with the tools and opportunities to help them succeed academically: https://lnkd.in/g3CAvbS7


In addition, if you have a child starting school the Krazy Coupon Lady (KCL) shares tips on making back-to-school supplies affordable, I’ve curated a few of her best tips:

  1. Note stock-up prices before you start back-to-school shopping. Basically, KCL recommends that you know non-sale prices to know if a sale price is actually a good deal.

  2. Hit back-to-school shopping sales on Sunday and Monday—supplies run out quickly. According to the KCL, weekly back-to-school sales at most stores start Sunday mornings

  3. Look for coupons before you go back-to-school shopping — especially on brands like Bic, Kleenex, and Post-it.

  4. You can use manufacturer’s coupons on items, like Bic pens, at Dollar Tree to get practically free school supplies.

  5. Shop for expensive supplies like calculators, planners, or clipboards at dollar stores to cut costs.

  6. Shop Target clearance markdowns for kids’ back-to-school outfits on weekdays. Also, Target will price match like-for-like clothing prices on Amazon. Target’s Cat & Jack brand has a one-year warranty against rips and tears, so be sure to save your receipt!

  7. Use the Target Circle app for sales and rewards. When you have the Target app, you’ll get access to Target Circle offers like a percentage off a certain department (ahem — school supplies!). You’ll also get 1% back on everything you buy.

  8. When it comes to using Target coupons, you can still use manufacturer and store coupons, but for in-store purchases only.

To see the KCL’s full list of tips, check out her website: The Krazy Coupon Lady