4 ways to send your kids back to school in style — for cheap
By Aimee Heckel
Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the last year of middle school, it’s time to whip out your wallet and start handing out the big bucks for school supplies.
Families with school-age kids spend on average $450 just getting their kids ready to head back to school, according to the National Retail Federation.
Here are four ways to send your kids back to school in style — while saving you money in the meanwhile.
1. Instead of picking up a backpack at the department store — the same backpack every other kid will have — let your kids design their own backpack this year. Starting at just $24.99, Personal Creations will create a customized backpack to express your child’s unique style. Pick colors, designs (from unicorns to owls to cats) and personalize with your kid’s name. This is a great back-to-school gift for a grandchild, too.
Money saving tip: Check 12 different Personal Creations coupons. And simply order through ShopAtHome.com to get 9 percent Cash Back.
2. Match your kid’s personalized backpack with an embroidered personalized pencil case from the Personalization Mall. Starting at $9.70, this item is currently on sale.
Money saving tip: The Personalization Mall offers even more Cash Back — 16 percent, when you buy through ShopAtHome.com. Don’t forget to check the 11 different coupons from the Personalization Mall, too.
3. For the trendiest back-to-school clothes for the best prices, we always fall back on Target. Target’s back-to-school clothing section is stylish and cheap. Did you know Target even sells school uniforms, like this pleated tan skirt for $14.99-$15.99?
Money saving tip: Target’s coupons are ridiculous — with more than 50 to choose from, plus up to 3 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. You should never pay full price for anything you buy from Target.
4. For your school supplies this year, do something a little different. How about recycled Crayons in cool shapes, like hearts and stars? This Etsy shop sells recycled Crayons for $10. Not only do they look interesting, but they teach kids the importance of recycling.
Money saving tip: Make your own recycled Crayons with your children by following these easy instructions.
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