Educational expenses are scaling up by leaps and bounds. And I am not talking it only about higher education but also about the primary education too. As a mom, you may be finding it quite difficult to pay for your kids’ tuition fees. From now, start saving on the educational expenses of your little busy body, this can do you a great help in future.
Know 10 ways mom’s save on school expenses.
Timing is important
At certain times a year you will get concession on some products. You may ask – at this point – whether it is possible to avail such rebate on kids’ school supplies. I say ‘Yes’. You can also enjoy rebates on the opening day of school supply stores. Such offers are made to attract the prospective buyers. You will get to enjoy more of such offers at the beginning of school year. This is the right season to pick up pen ‘n’ paper at much pocket-friendly rate.
Computer is now an essential part of kids’ education. Your kid too needs a personal computer. But just wait because there is a lot of chances to get the best deal. You will get to see daily ads on newspapers or tele media regarding discounted price on computer buy. Here also, seasonal or festive deals are available, thus you can make some extra savings on such expensive picks.
School Books? Shop Around
I know the kids’ book have become costlier; still you can make some savings on the must-buy. Shop around! Some stores sell books at cheap price by keeping their profit margin at minimum level. Saving $5 per book leads to saving a goodly sum.
Do online searching for kids’ books
That is not a risible ideal at all! Nowadays, even the small book stores have gone online. So, instead of shopping around in the market, you can do a wise comparison between the available offers online. The same book is on offer by many an online book seller. This will help you clinch a better deal.
Are you looking for the newest version?
Kids’ school books are revised on regular basis, generally every year. Most of the time, there are very little addition or edition in the newest editions though the revised versions come at higher price. Consult with the school teachers if your kid can manage with an older version. The older editions obviously cost less.
E-Book? Not a bad idea
Hope you have internet connection at home. Well, then you can introduce your kids to the e-books. Never labor under the wrong belief that these e-books are only for the grown-up and college-goers. You are paying the same figure for internet connection as before which means e-book reading is coming free of cost.
What about student discount
Some stores offer special discounts on the kids’ school items including books, pen and pencils.
Sell the old books
Once your kid gets promoted to higher standard, sell out the previous year’s school books which he/she hardly needs in the new session. Those will only occupy the shelf and you need to work hard to dust out. You can earn some cash through book sale and can spend this amount to buy some other necessities for your kids.
Inexpensive refill option
Instead of buying a new cartridge, refill the old one at nearby photo/print center. Cost will come down to half of new buy and this alternative is an echo-friendly choice!
Go for office supply membership
Through such membership, you can get a decent deal for your kid’s school needs. The pricey items will come easy on pocket.
Following the above-said money saving tips will definitely help you a lot to set aside a tidy sum from your kid’s monthly/yearly school expenses.