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Top 6 Tips #BackToSchool + #Win A $1000 Visa Gift Card!

Last year by this time I had everything ready for back to school. This year is tight. Money has been nil. One day I want to run my own budget. In my country we do not spend money we do not have, hence no credit cards and such things. 

I will begin getting the kids supplies between this week and next.  Pray all will work out. 

So y'all it's time to learn my Top 6 Tips #BackToSchool + #Win A $1000 Visa Gift Card! Come join us and you might just win the loot! 

Welcome to the Back to School Blast!

Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. 

Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.
1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. 
These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.

2. Shop for a few back to school items each time you go to the store for groceries or other

3. Be Budget Wise - Before you shop, go through your home supplies and the ones sent back home after school ended, so you aren't replicating materials that you already have.  

4. Shop in bulk with a friend and save. I.e if you both use the same SAMs club membership. 

5. Eliminate stress - Do not wait until the last minute to do back to school shopping. 

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. To be Organized. That really gets you farther in your day. when you can wake up and be ready to go for the day it's great.

  2. Start preying early and buy on sale

  3. keep an eye out for the staples & OfficeMax & office depot advertisements

  4. we hit up thrift shops/ garage sales in higher scale areas and find lots of new with tag clothing items for only a dollar or two! we recently got 3 brand new Under Armour hoodies for free! 2 still had tags!

  5. I shop sales for school supplies. Utilize your weekly special flyers. Better yet, follow your favorite brands. Many give free shipping and discount codes only to their followers.

  6. shop around for the best deals

  7. Always start early, you get deals all through the year rather than wait until the last minute

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