(StatePoint) From school supplies and groceries to new clothes, outfitting your family can mean budget worries for parents. To make shopping easier and more affordable, do your homework and get your game-plan together.
The shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing convenient and cost-effective tips for saving money at the store:
Any parent knows keeping up with fashion isn’t the only consideration — there’s price to think about as well. Not only do styles change, but children grow and change too. Buy the basics like jeans, sweaters and sweatshirts at low costs.
Kids quickly outgrow everything so plan accordingly. For school uniforms, research online low prices, discounts and free shipping offers.
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic
Pencils, paper, calculators and everything else. For the little ones, you may need to stock up on pencils markers, crayons and arts-and-crafts essentials. Older children may have more advanced classwork and advanced supplies like calculators, compasses and composition notebooks.
Consider purchasing all of these items during the summer from an everyday low price retailer like Dollar General. You can get a great deal and spread the cost of back to school supplies out over the summer months.
The Breakfast Club
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to help fuel their brains and muscles and meet their growing needs. Unfortunately, it may be quickly eaten in a rush out the door or completely forgotten all together.
Get off to a running start by clipping digital coupons and buying everyday items that can be eaten quickly, such as cereal or peanut butter. Save time and money by shopping online too. To help you save even more for the back to school season, text DGBTS to receive $5 off any $25 pretax purchase in more than 11,000 stores nationwide or online at www.dollargeneral.com.
By being a savvy shopper, you can save on essentials for your family, and have more money to sock away for a rainy day.