Back 2 $chool $avings


Lauren McCulley writes, For many kids and teens school is just around the corner…

For many kids and teens school is just around the corner, whetherthey want it to be or not, andthey will have to do some back to school shopping. Because of the tough economy saving is a must. There are lots of ways to save.Use these four tips to save money, and you will be surprised by how much you save. One way is to go through your house and reuse anything you can such as; rulers, backpacks, calculators, and books such as dictionaries and thesauruses. Not only is it good for the wallet, but it is also good for the environment. Hunting bargains with sales,coupons, and going to local chain stores (like Wal-Mart or Target) are perfect for supplies that you absolutely need. At a Target in West Hollywood on Tuesday, Karen Dillon, a stay-at-home mom, said she would spend 25% to 30% less on back-to-school items for her two daughters this year. The last way is to buy only what you absolutely need. To make sure you don’t buy more than you need; pick out a budget ahead of time so you know how much you want to spend just like shopper Robin Hamilton, 48, said, “Besides buying mandatory uniforms for her 12-year-old daughter, Alana, she planned to spend only $20 on school supplies.”Just think about it…do you really need those magnets for your locker, or that more decorated folder or notebook. You can make both of these at your home, without pushing your budget. Another back to school must-have is clothes. If you have any older sisters or brothers, hand-me-downs are always a good way to save. Also, you can spice up your old wardrobe by layering, or adding cute iron-ons that you can find cheap at the dollar store or a local craft store. Face it, you have to have some certain things to go back to school, and by following these steps, it will be simple, and good on your wallet.


  1. Interesting story – altho…
    Interesting story – although I would recommend that since this story is a little more irrelevant to you (as opposed to, for instance, a review on a concert you went to) you should write a few things slightly more professionally – such as the statement “For many of us…”. You could write “For many children and teenagers”. Just a slight suggestion. Also, thanks for your rave review of my waffle story. Could you go back and find where I spelled dessert wrong. I must be going blind. 🙂

  2. Marvelous writing…
    Marvelous writing, Lauren ~ You have some very useful tips and tricks for school years. PS. I like what your title looks like. Very creative idea 🙂

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