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How to Spend Those Back to School Dollars
Posted By JessieLeigh On July 10, 2012 @ 1:19 am In BTS Inspiration,Budget Living,Homeschooling,Learning,Public Schooling | 46 Comments
Independence Day is long gone. By at least a week. Which means the sales for back to school on are the horizon. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh  has some great tips on how to spend those back to school dollars.
Oh, I hate to say the words but, well, it’s not going to be long before Back-to-School sales start popping up all over the place. I always cringe a bit when the July sales papers are all emblazoned with bold “Back to School” banners but, alas, it is what it is. And, despite my reluctance, I am forced to admit that it will indeed be here before we know it.
As we send our kids off to school each year, one of the key questions we need to ask ourselves is: What do they really need? Another important one is: What items merit the spending of our hard-earned dollars?
Well, let’s consider those things a little bit here, through three categories:
Every year, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Staples, and the like offer staggeringly good deals on some back-to-school supplies. Some are free after rewards, others cost mere pennies. This is a fantastic time to stock up on these products so that, as far as I’m concerned, you’ll never have to pay full price for them. Some items frequently found in these sales include:
There are some things that take hard use throughout the school year. These are items or articles that might be worth some extra dollars to ensure great quality. You can absolutely find these things on sale, but, in my opinion, it makes sense to allocate some back-to-school funding on these items:
There are certain things that seem to be advertised every single back-to-school season, but, really, it’s unlikely that you’ll need them. Unless specifically listed by your particular school, you can probably skip buying:
Back-to-school flyers will be arriving before you can blink! Now is a great time to start looking at the budget and making a game-plan for how you’ll divvy up your dollars.
– A mother of three, including a 24 week preemie, JessieLeigh  is a determined advocate for even the tiniest of babies. She can be found celebrating life’s (sometimes unexpected) miracles and blessings at Parenting Miracles .
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