Remember your first day of school? Fresh haircut, new clothes, shoes, and of course… the best part of ending summer break was always shopping for fresh, new school supplies to put in your new backpack! Now that kids are headed back to school, here are 4 tips to help you save on Back-to-School essentials:
1. Do Your Research
Nearly 43 percent of parents will turn to the Internet for back-to-school shopping in 2022. This can be because online retailers specializing in back-to-school products typically negotiate lower prices than traditional retailers. Secondly, purchasing school supplies online enables you to ship your order directly to your door, saving you a trip to the store.
2. Buy in Bulk
Back-to-school basics such as paper, pens, folders, pencils, and backpacks are available in large quantities at lower prices. Stocking up on these essentials will allow you to supply children of the community throughout the year. We recommend purchasing bulk school supplies online so the larger boxes can be delivered to you, in which our exclusive Big Box™ line of school supplies is a great wholesale option. Plus, if you have leftover supplies at the end of the year, consider donating them to schools or teachers around the community.
3. Buy Now, Save Later
The back-to school rush typically begins in late July, giving parents a limited amount of time to purchase mandatory school supplies. This short period is often chaotic and stressful, and the last-minute rushing can cause families to exceed their budgets. Consider shopping throughout the year for items that can be used year-round, like pencils, notebooks and crayons, as many retailers choose to have school-supply promotions during the off-peak season.
4. Shared Classroom Supplies
Classroom supplies are a newer addition to many school supply lists, and a growing number of teachers now request for incoming students to bring shareable items such as tissues, cleaning supplies and washable markers. Rather than increasing your household spend, team up with other parents and invest together. Several of these products can be purchased together in school supply kits. Get your student’s class quality products without breaking the bank.
We hope these tips help you save more this back-to-school season. We wish students across the nation the best of luck and a Happy Back-To-School from the DollarDays team!