Don’t let that school supply list scare you. Here are some simple ways you can save money this year, and every year!
Compare prices. For example, if you are shopping at Store #1 and see that a three-ring binder is $4…but you know that it can be purchased at Store #2 for only $1.50 – you should make a trip to Store #2! These savings really add up, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’ve been cost efficient.
Only buy what you need. Bring along the list of items you need, and stick to it. It may feel tempting to purchase all of the “extras,” but your purchases should only be what your budget can handle.
Follow stores on social media. Most big box stores will announce their school supply sales on social media, in advance. Be sure to stay on top of it so you can get the best deals!
Invest in quality. Instead of purchasing cheap, low-quality supplies like paper folders and stick pens, (which will most likely need to be replaced,) invest in high-quality supplies that will last the entire school year.
Save EVEN MORE with Benefits Plus®! Once you’ve upgraded your SeaComm checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking, you can shop Office Depot and Office Max for low prices (in store and online,) and save up to 50% on school supplies, including; paper, binders, calculators, correction tape, pens, markers and more! With a Benefits Plus® membership, you’ll also save up to 15% on Retail and Restaurant Gift Cards, and enjoy up to 10% off eGift cards! Click here to learn more or visit your nearest SeaComm branch location.
Stock up for next year. After Back-to-School season has come to an end, school supply prices will significantly drop. If you can afford it, stock up on supplies for next year and take advantage of the sale!