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7 Ways to Save on Back to School

1. Take an inventory of last years clothing and school supplies.

Consider hosting a supply swap with people you know

2. Set a budget for each child
Involve them in the shopping process (Allow them 1 or 2 splurge items)
Consider purchasing a reloadable prepaid card to help you stay within budget

3. Plan to buy School/Office Supplies for the entire year.
Plan to shop at more than 1 store
Plan to shop between Mid July and Mid August for the best deals. You can also shop during the end of the year summer closeout sales.
Staples, Office Max/Office Depot, Walmart, Target and Walgreens

4. Use Coupons & Money Saving Websites and Apps

5. Check out your local Consignment and Thrift Stores (Buy & Sell Gently Used Clothing)
Once Upon a Child & Plato’s Closet

6. College Deals on Computers, Technology and more..

Check out some of the retailers that offer discounts to college students.

Best Buy

Staples – Exclusive offers for College Students and Teachers

7. Take advantage of Florida’s Tax Free Weekend

Friday, August 5th 12:01 a.m. – Sunday, August 7th 11:59 p.m.

No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on the following items

Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories $60 or less per item

School supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
This holiday does not apply to:

Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;

Any school supply item selling for more than $15;

Books that are not otherwise exempt;

Personal computers and computer-related accessories;
Rentals or leases of any of these items;

Repairs or alterations of any of these items; or

Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment
complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

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