This page uses JavaScript. Your browser either does not support JavaScript or you have it turned off. To see this page properly please use a JavaScript enabled browser.
PhoneContact Us Email
Contact Us
Required

    • Use the form below to contact us directly for general questions or to provide feedback. Please do not include member numbers or account numbers. If your need is urgent, we invite you to contact us by phone at: 800-296-8871 or stop by any of our office locations.






    • Phone Number
      ( ) - ext
    Members Cooperative Credit Union Go to main content

    Online Banking

    ONLINE BANKING LOGIN

    Back to School Savings

    8/13/2019

    5 Tips to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

    Back to School Savings - 5 ways to save on back to school shopping

    Back to school is the second-biggest shopping season for retailers. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $696.70 on school supplies. That's up from $684.79 last year! So parents: don’t break the bank this school year, and save with our five back-to-school savings tips!

    1. Take inventory

    You may be surprised at what you already have and don't need to buy for back-to-school shopping this year. Before you hit the stores, take inventory. Go through your kids’ clothing, shoes, and supplies and document what they already have and what you will need to buy this school year.

    2. Set a Budget

    Assess which items are mandatory, like the class list of required supplies, and determine a budget with this list and the inventory you took for needed items. The amount you spent last year can be a great starting point when determining a budget for this year’s back-to-school spending. 

    3. Make a List

    With the class list of required supplies in mind, and the inventory you took for needed items, make a shopping list for back-to-school items and stick to the list. 

    4. Start Early & Compare Prices

    While there are tons of deals to be had in-stores, its best to comparison shop online first to see who may have the best deal. Prices change throughout the back-to-school shopping season, and you never know which items may go on sale. Therefore, start your shopping early, and don’t buy everything all at once as you may get a better deal another day.

    5. Buy in Bulk

    Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money in the long run. Certain school supplies get burned through at a ridiculous rate over the course of the school year. If you buy in bulk you’ll save money in the long run, saving also on gas and the hassle.



    « Return to "Blog"
    • Share:
    Go to main navigation
    NCUAEqual Housing Lender

    This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. We do business in accordance with the federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

    Video chat button