Guess what! It's almost that time again! Seems like the kids had been out of school for a year! Well, many I'm  exaggerating...a little but it seemed like a long time! Either way, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping.  So if you've got kids, here are some other tips to save you some money since the Tax Free weekend had already passed..

 

1.  Splurge strategically.  According to a recent survey, 66% of parents admit to splurging on clothes during back-to-school shopping and 50% splurge on school supplies.  But spending a ton on pens or the latest fashion doesn't make sense. Instead, high quality backpack or laptop can last your high school kid until college.

2. Price match before and after shopping.  Price matching is where you compare the price of an item at several stores and ask them to match a lower price.

3. Team up to buy in bulk.  Those classroom supply lists can get pretty long, and lots of other parents have the exact same list.  So team up with other parents in your child's class, and purchase the supplies in bulk.

4. Wait to buy some items.  Your kid doesn't need a brand new wardrobe or a year's worth of supplies on the first day.  By waiting on some purchases, you can spread the cost across several months.

To see other ways to save money on school supplies, Click here