Finally, we are in the last days of the summer and lots of students are preparing for the back-to-school necessities. According to some reports, it says that some family will spend $500-600 on these items. This is a large amount of money. Some students want to get all these necessities with the least money. So can we accomplish that without making our budgets out of control? Let’s share x tips to help us get all the back-to-school shopping done.
Tips 1: try to reuse these items you already have.
Maybe you have got a long shopping list for back-to-school. Well, check it again and perhaps you will find you have bought some of them last year, the scissors, nightlights, sharpeners, just to name a few. And now, perhaps for the reason that you want to change them for the one, their names appear on this year’s list again. So my suggestion is you can scrape their names from the list and use these old one instead, as long as these items are in the good condition.
Tips 2: exchange with your friend and get what you need from each other.
After checking the list, you may find that there are few things for you to reuse. Is that means you have to buy the rest of them? No. another useful method you can adopt is trying to exchange with your girlfriends. Call them and talk about the shopping lists. I guess your girlfriends must have some old items whose names are on your list this year. Get ready for the exchange night. Sounds so funny and it will save money for you.
Tips 3: Try to make deal with the online retailer.
If you ask me what’s the biggest difference between the last two decades, my answer will you can gets everything online nowadays which is not available twenty years ago. E-business makes life so convenient. And you will save a lot if you buy what you need from the online retailer. While shopping online, you need to pay attention to one thing that is choosing one online shop with good reputation.
Tips 4: Pay attention to the price match and make full use of it.
As the e-business mentioned above, lots of people try to buy all kinds of things online. We can’t deny its impact on the retail Industry. And the result is lots of subsistent shops or super markets have the price match to fight with the competition. So if you are not so familiar with the e-shopping, then you can try to make full use of the price match. Take out a bit of your weekend time and compare the circulars of each store. Next, figure out the ” cheapest ” items and add them on your list. Go to the store you have chosen and get the shopping done. By the way, taking the ads with you will be ok.
Tips 5: Perhaps you can wait for something that is not needed instantly.
At this moment, the price of all these items are little higher than the usual one as there are lots of student or kids want to buy such things. After a period of time, let’s say three or four weeks, the prices will be much lower. Check your shopping list again and to see what items are not needed for the first month of school.