Kohl’s: Character Backpacks w/ Matching Lunch Kits ONLY $5.39!! (TODAY ONLY)

 

 

 

 

So I know I said you’ll save big money if you wait and get your kids’ new backpack in September – but I might have just changed my mind because this backpack deal is COMPLETELY AWESOME!!

Right now at Kohl’s, select popular kids character backpacks WITH matching lunch kits are just $12.99.  (reg $30)  Plus get 20% OFF with code BTS20, making them only $10.39 each.  Plus, choose store pickup to avoid shipping!

In addition to all that good stuff, check your inbox for a code worth $5 off ANY purchase (it should say “Yes2Monday” in the subject line”)  That will make the backpack only $5.39!

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If you consider that a lunch kit is usually at least $5, it’s like getting these backpacks for $5 too. Not too shabby for Minions and Jurassic Park and whatnot!  However you slice it – this is really a nice deal!

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Target: School Uniform Deals + FREE Shipping + $10 off $50 Kids Coupon

Through August 15th, Target is offering FREE Shipping on every order!  This is great because kids uniforms are awesomely inexpensive at Target right now, with Polos starting at $5 and bottoms at $10.
Also, you’ll get $10 off every $50 you spend on kids clothes and accessories!
Check out all the items included in the Buy More Save More offer here.

Walmart: Igloo 3.2 cu ft Eraser Board Refrigerator only $89!

Walmart.com has the Igloo Eraser Board 3.2 cu ft. Refrigerator on price drop for only $89 right now – reg $149!!!

This is absolutely the BEST deal I’ve seen on a dorm-size fridge – and it’s so fun with the dry-erase board front!  I’m considering getting this for our youth group room at this price!

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How to Save: Yearly Sales Cycles

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Besides a grocery store sale cycle, are there times of the year when certain items are on sale?

Absolutely! Grocery stores are smart. They know that there are certain times of the year when shoppers are keying in on specific goods and they want to grab as much of your business as they possibly can. So why not offer a great price on something they already know you’ll be looking for? When you think about it, it’s a fantastic idea. Cookout supplies around the 4th of July, baking staples during the holidays and even candy on Halloween.

It’s all about anticipation. In this case, the anticipation of shopping habits. The store knows from experience, and shopping trends, when different items will peak throughout the year.  By matching their best prices to times of peak demand they stand a better chance of bringing shoppers through the door and earning their business.

This is a cycle you can work to your advantage! By staying on top of what items tend to go on sale during certain times of the year, you can stock up and save your family impressive amounts of money. Right now try focusing on those key items you’ll soon be tossing into lunchboxes day after day. Things like pudding cups, fruit snacks and Lunchables can be expensive, so buy when the time is right and have them ready and waiting when you need them most. Also, keep track as to which of these items can be frozen. Things like lunchmeat freeze great, making it easy to take advantage of a good sale when you find one.

Another thing to keep track of is produce. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak at different times of the year. If you can buy when the market is flooded, and then either can or freeze your produce, you have the chance to save money while still offering healthy options for your family.

Right now August is upon us and that can only mean one thing…..back to school! With that in mind let’s take a look at a few items that always tend to be on sale this time of year.

Sales to Watch for During Back to School:

School Supplies

  • Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Scissors, Rulers, Folders, Glue, Paper, Notebooks & Other School Supplies

Breakfast Items/School Lunches

  • Pudding Cups, Lunch Meat, Lunchables, Bread, Cold Cereal, Waffles, Juice Boxes

Disinfectant

  • Clorox, Purell

Clearance

  • Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, Charcoal, Pool Toys, Outdoor Furniture, Pools, Picnic Supplies

Seasonal Produce

  • Veggies: Avocado, Green Beans, Beans, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Onion, Bell Pepper, Summer Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Peaches, Gravenstein Apples, Berries, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Plums, & Raspberries

 

Couponing is a great way to save money!  Whether you save 5%, 15% or 50% you are still saving your family money.  Having a hard time getting started?  Buy my new book, “Couponing for the Rest of Us” on Amazon in paperback or Kindle.  You can even read the first chapter online FREE!

Staples & Office Depot Back to School Deal {8/2 – 8/8}

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It’s starting again… ready or not the kids will be gearing up for school here in just a few weeks.  If you’re looking for good deals on school supplies, this is the place to be!  Each week we’ll be posting the BEST Back to School Deals around town. Here’s this week’s Office Supply Store Back-to-School Deals Roundup and make sure you check out our 6 Tips for Back to School Shopping on a Budget!

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