Share Back To School Shopping Tips with Visa

Back to school shopping with my mom growing up would start with getting up early. Early for her being we would leave the house around 9 am and get to the mall around 10 and spend the entire day shopping. We would go from store to store and end up exhausted. It was like a shopping marathon for me. This is my daughter’s first year at school as she’s starting Kindergarten and I have no idea where to start with back to school shopping. Target has her school supply list and that seemed easy enough but how many new clothes is she supposed to get. One new outfit? Two? Three? I don’t think she needs new clothes but I want her to have something new for her first day, that just seems like tradition.

Junk in the trunk crew

Do I get her some underwear? How many pairs of shoes? How many new dresses. She loves dresses and it seems that she has grown an inch or two over the summer. I know I’m making mountains out of mole hills here but it’s her first year. It’s my first year. I think it’s just the anxiety of having her go to school but I need serious help.

imageSo What are your tips? From one mom to another, I need your back to school shopping tips. Other than not knowing what I should do for my daughter, I do have some basic shopping tips.

Search for the deals
Bring Coupons with you
Participate in Buy One Get One deals
Know what you need before you go

Stick to your budget.

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  1. Richard Hicks says:

    shop online for best deals and use to get further discount

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  2. Look in the newspaper for sales and use coupons.

  3. Angela Cisco says:

    We buy extra school supplies when they go on clearance and put them away for the next year.

  4. My tip is to buy the basics like papers and notebooks in bulk.

  5. Bring your daughter WITH you to try on clothes and pick out things she likes.

  6. Caitlin McClure says:

    Look for sales!

  7. Tim Stephens says:

    Always stick to the list… when you start buying things from impulse its get really expensive quick

  8. My back-to-school shopping tip is to hit up the local thrift stores. The Goodwill stores around here sell school supplies!

  9. I try buying at the end of a season when everything is on ale for the next year sizes.

  10. We shop every week the whole summer and scoop up all the deals.

  11. Trisha McKee says:

    Plan the trips. This year, my daughter and I were running around last minute and I paid the price!

  12. Start off small with supplies, and slowly build up during the year.

  13. Get all the sales papers and compare them so you can get the best deals.

  14. Stock up on school supplies now while they are on sale.

  15. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    Start buying early and a little at a time!

  16. jessica schueler says:

    Bring your child with you dont pick out for them…I failed at this.

  17. Ashley Tucker says:

    Shop the sales and use coupons

  18. I buy everything I can on sale and the dollar store

  19. Buddy Garrett says:

    Our state has tax free shopping days for back to school supplies. You can save money by not having to pay taxes on select back to school items including computers.

  20. James Coyne says:

    Always buy on sale

  21. julie hawkins says:

    My tip is shop sales and use coupons

  22. Heather S says:

    get emails of fav store sales to get best prices

  23. shanta spradlin says:

    shop EARLY!!!!

  24. latisha depoortere says:

    I would say great sales! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  25. Amanda Travis says:

    Price compare, sales, and coupons

  26. Charity S says:

    Look for online deals early.

  27. Stacey Cockrell says:

    Go early and shop for sales.

  28. I browse ads for the best sales.

  29. Barbara Long says:

    My shopping tip is to check all the store ads to get the best prices for back to school items.


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