Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to School Needs - Get More for Less

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It's that time of year again - time to go back to school.  And that means shopping for school supplies and new school clothes.   Pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, lunch boxes, book covers, and so much more.  The costs can really add up.  Last year we had the added expense of furnishing a college dorm room.
The other day on Good Morning America, correspondent Becky Worley reported that one of the best ways to get back to school bargains is to buy the basics at the dollar store.  She bought the same list of 10 items at a pharmacy chain and a dollar store, and spent $35 less at the dollar store.  (Back to School: How Not to Pay Full Price)  That extra money could sure come in handy!  The GMA story said that the average parent spends $600 per child on back to school shopping.  This would be a good time to be below average.
So, if you're shopping for back to school supplies, be sure to check out the Dollar General Back to School sales for some deals on the supplies you need most.  $8 backpacks, Crayola colored pencils for $2, and pocket portfolios 3/$1 are only a few of the advertised items.  There's also a coupon you can print to save 20% off your entire purchase of back to school supplies and dorm decor.  That's my favorite way to shop - combine low prices with coupons so I can save the most possible.   There are several other coupons available to print on the DG website, and they take the manufacturer's coupons you get in your Sunday paper - and every little bit helps, 20%, 25¢, 50¢, etc.  Chip away at that $600 average!
I'm not sure what Cory needs for school this year since he can use the same stuff for his dorm room this year as last.  Besides pens, paper, and his laptop, I'm not sure what else he needs for classes.  And he is 19 and should be paying for his own stuff now.  Should be is the operative phrase there, but I will point him toward Dollar General and tell him you can Get more of your Back to School needs for less at Dollar General.  Now that he's spending his own money, I know that will be important to him.

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