Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Three ways to save - Back to School on a Budget

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Whether you're eight or 18, back to school always means extra spending.

I enjoyed school and everything that comes along with it, including all the back to school supplies. Some supplies aren't cheap, though, and there are some great ways around spending wild amounts of money while getting ready for back-to-school on a budget.

  1. Buy It second-hand - probably one of the easiest ways to save some coin, buying your supplies second-hand can save massive amounts of money when you're on a budget. For example, I took a quick spin through Amazon looking for some of my old university textbooks. Every textbook could be bought for more than 50 per cent off. I did the math, and for my average university term, I would save about $500 on books by buying second-hand.

  2. Look for open package/ floor model deals - This is a less thought of idea, but it is an amazing one nonetheless. If you are looking at any sort of furniture, electronics or anything else that usually comes in a sealed package, buying a product that's recently been returned can save you a ton of money. on Monday, both Husband and I got new phones. We both got open package deals on our phones, which ended up saving us about $150 on our purchases, or about 10% off each phone.

  3. Look into refurbished electronics - If you can't find an open package, why not look into something rebuilt? This option is especially good if you don't mind being one model behind as you can usually get a refurbished computer/phone/hard drive at an extreme discount.

What are your best back to school savings hacks? Leave them below!


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  1. This is such a helpful post, I always used to love getting new supplies for school!!

    Vikki |

    1. I still get excited about stationary. I'm actually tutoring right now and I'm so excited that I get to think critically about a bunch of different books/stories/concepts. It is really fun!

  2. This is so helpful!! I always look on amazon for textbooks, I got one in my first year of uni for £8 when it was supposed to be £60!!!

    Hannah |

    1. That is so awesome. I always suggest shopping around... but it took me longer than I would like to admit to figure out the Amazon trick.

  3. The best thing I learned going back to college was to use Amazon for textbooks!
    Britt |

    1. I really didn't get with the program until I went to college after Uni... don't know what clicked, but I'm glad it did!