21 August 2013

Back to School: 10 Tips to Save You Money

If you have kids, you know that school is starting up again (Yay? Boo?). 

If you have left your home in the last month, you know the stores are screaming about “Back-to-School”!  According to Visa’s Back to School Survey, the average Canadian household will spend over $600 on BTS items. Do you really have to spend that much? We don’t think so and today we’re sharing our best frugal tips to Back to School time.

First off... 

Don’t believe the hype!

If you believe the ads, all kids everywhere are getting all-new everything for the first day of school. Watching commercials, you could infer that if you don’t spring for all new duds, your child will be left out from day one. Don’t believe the hype! Sure there are parents that go nuts and buy every single thing new – but if the families we surveyed are any indicator – they are in the minority. If things still fit, most families are sticking with them. 

To read the rest of our tips on 10 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping, hop on over to The Loop!

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