Back to school sales are already starting and typically run through most of August. I know you’re probably in full-summer mode and the LAST thing you want to think about are the back to school sales; BUT you don’t want to miss out and it is time to plan ahead.
Even as a homeschooler, who schools year-round, I get very excited about these sales. I do some serious back to school stockpiling during these the sales and you should too! Regardless of your choice of education for your child, stockpiling supplies is essential. Most public, private, charter schools and even homeschooling require the same items for each student.
Stocking Up on School Supplies Just Makes Sense
Many of the items that stores put out for the back to school sales are, what they call, loss leaders. That means they are typically losing money or not making money on those items to get you into their store; in hopes that you’ll buy other full-priced. Typically, consumers buy more than one item at any trip to a retail store. During back to school season, supplies are so in-demand that the average amount of money spent on items for their child is over $600. Can you imagine how much it would be if no discounts were offered?
I have a few tips to share with you on shopping back to school sales as well as what to you need to stockpile during them. Over the years I have been able to do a year’s worth of school shopping for our homeschool in one day! And with most public and private schools needing students to bring their own supplies, you need to know how to make the most of the back to school sales. Here are some ways to save you some moo-lah!
Back to School Sales – What You Need to Stockpile
Everyone loves back to school sales! Despite the idea that most kids don’t enjoy this time of year, they can learn to love the process of back to school shopping too. Bring them along and allow them to choose a few of their own supplies should they be in your budget….