For some parents, back-to-school season is one that tugs the heartstrings and has them wiping away tears. For others, it’s a time to finally relax and take some time for themselves after a busy summer entertaining kids. But if there’s one thing that every parent knows about the new school year, it’s that it can be expensive! From school supplies to new fall fashions, I know I’m not the only mom that’s digging deep into her purse come September!
This year, RetailMeNot.ca has some great ideas to help make back-to-school more economical without compromising on the fun. If you want to save more this autumn, check out these five useful tips to help you save!
Hold Off On Trendier Gear
Thirty-four per cent of Canadian parents feel the pressure to purchase trendy items to help their child fit in at school. The problem is, trends come and go – and often very quickly! Kids may love a certain lunch box or pencil case they find in August, but once school starts and they see that their friends are all using another kind they’ll beg you to upgrade. Hold off on the more trendy purchases until school starts rather than spending double… it will pay to wait! [Read more…]