Back to School Shopping: 10 Ways to Save Your Money and Your Sanity

back to school deals and tips to save 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 Deloitte’s Back to School Survey, the average American household will spend over $597 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.  Advertisers know a thing or two about preying on our biggest fears, don’t they?

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.

We’ve got more tips for saving your money, time and sanity this year…