Do This To Save Up To 90% On Back-To-School Shopping

**Today, I'm partnering with Groupon to talk about Back-To-School Budget saving hacks. This is my list. I made it up on my own. 

Being that this is my first year experiencing the true back to school frenzy, it's safe to say I'm freaking out a little. I honestly thought I was just going to sign my kid up for school, buy a few pencils, glue sticks and crayons and send him.

Oh, how wrong I was... The list of shi... things I need to get to prepare my son for Kindergarten is intense.

  • Forms for days
  • School supply list for days
  • New shoes... that will probably last a few days the way my kid's feet grow.
  • New clothes
  • Lunch stuff
  • God knows what else, but I'm sure there's more...

I have no other choice than to treat this back to school business like holiday shopping; tactics must be used to not go buttassbroke.

Below are five easy ways to save loads of time and money preparing your child for school.

Do Your Homework 

There are way too many apps and websites available today to not to compare prices both online and in-stores, before making a purchase. Start by making a complete Back-To-School Shopping List, then check prices, especially for the big ticket items to find the lowest price. Go through the entire list, writing down the store/website with the best deal. When you've gone through your list, jotting down the best stores/websites, check for stores or websites that overlap. Do that, and I promise you will save a bundle shopping and time, in-store or online. Between the coupon apps and the compare-and-save apps, and the in-store price matching offers, there is no reason to pay full price anymore, Online AND in-store. Check out these Groupon Coupons for online and in-store shopping at, Khols.

TIP: GiftCardGranny is a totally legit website to get gift cards at super discounted prices. So before you head to the store or buy a gift card, check Gift Card Granny first so you can add even more to your savings.

Shop Online As Much As Possible. 

The Aussie always jokes about how I have to pay a $100 cover to walk into Target because I can never get out of there for under a hundred... or so.  I always tell him it's not my fault the magical place is filled with all kinds of things I never knew I needed but HAVE TO HAVE NOW! I digress, don't got to target by car, go by WiFi. You can get your child's entire school supply list online. With free shipping after $25, it's become the only way I can shop Target without spending at least $100. To reduce budget busting temptations, shop from the comfort of your couch. TIP: Make sure the kids are around driving you crazy, this will further reduce the temptation to buy extra stuff for the heathens.

Don't Discount The Discount Sites

Websites that offer deep discounts like Groupon, Zulily, Overstock, Wayfarer, Amazon...  all will be fighting for your attention during the back-to-school season, so capitalize on it!  Most are even offering free shipping on the smallest orders.


If you buy ANYTHING online and don't search for a coupon code first, you need to be slapped. Hard. It's seriously as easy as going to Groupon Coupons, enter whatever you're buying in the search bar, and like magic, money saving coupons appear. It takes thirty-seconds to find the coupon, copy the code then go back to your shopping cart and apply the coupon code. Seriously,  in less than a minute, you can save up to 90%! Agin, if you're not doing this, you need to be slapped. Hard.

Moms, you know how your child thinks Forever 21 is what their Heaven looks like? Groupon Offers Coupons that will save you big there!

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Do you have a super Shopping tip? Please share, us Parents need all the help we can get over the next two months!

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