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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Dollar General Gift Card Giveaway

Unfortunately, Summer is about to come to a screeching halt.

Isn’t that how it always happens – out of nowhere?  Now we’re all scrambling to buy everything on school supply lists and get the kids ready.  We can’t lose sight of our wallets, though!

Rather than falling prey to the common excuse “I don’t have time to save money,” focus on easier ways to save when things get crazy.   You can start with this Suave offer: save $2 instantly when you buy $6 worth of participating Suave products.  You don’t even need any coupons!  Just grab the items and you’ll get the savings at the register.

If you want some coupons though… play the new Dollar General game, The Savings Search.  It’s a back to school themed photo hunt game, for a chance to earn even more savings!  Finish the game to also save $1 on any Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner (28oz), Suave Natural Infusions (12.6 oz), or any Suave Hand & Body Lotion (excluding trial and travel).  I played the game and I’m going to warn you:  the third thing is always the hardest to find.  It’s a timed “find the differences” game that you will probably find slightly addictive.

The Giveaway:

1 Southern Savers reader is going to win a $50 Dollar General Gift card!

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me how you save money in the back to school season.

This giveaway is sponsored by lunchbox, but all opinions are 100% my own.

    • Kathi Dougherty

      I love tax free weekend, even though I don’t have any kids in school. I buy items for a local charity that gives school items to needy kids.

    • mami2jcn

      I look for sales and use store coupons.

    • Nora S Camacho

      I waited for today to get my kids school supplies. Today starts the no tax day here in SC. 8% is a lot to save on top of coupons and sales. I have TQ and MQ ready for folders. I had some notebooks from Kroger when it was on sale for 19c. I also had backpacks when they were on clearance last year. I always buys extra for the future use. Plus I still have left over school supplies, whenever clearance events come, I stocked and hide them for future use.

    • Erin K

      I shop at the 99 cent only store for school supplies, i also use coupons at target, ect! saves me a TON!

    • Judy

      Buy/price match stores that have cheapest prices:)

    • theaikenparrs

      I use the SS School Supply Shopping list!

    • neverrestranch

      buy all year as good deals show up rather than as I have to have it

    • Stephanie Crooks

      Wait for tax free week!

    • Tanya

      Check with SS to direct me to the deals and top off the kids cloths with a Tax free weekend.

    • KristinaNicole

      Tax free weekend combined with coupons! That’s what I will be doing this weekend!

    • Rach

      Consignment Sales for Clothes!

    • Suz

      I buy when I see good deals, then store it all in bins – if we can’t use it, someone else surely can!

    • ahwilliams

      I check out SS for back to school deals and consignment sales for gently used uniforms.

    • Susan Lane Floyd

      I compare prices at all stores to make sure I am getting supplies at the cheapest possible prices, even if it means shopping at multiple stores.

    • Lynda Potter

      I look for school supplies that are 1 cent and 25 cent and for clothes I always go to the clearance racks.

    • Darla

      I buy used clothes and purchase new shoes at Ross/TJ Maxx. I buy school supplies whether I need them or not this year and store them for another year. I use Amazon & Swagbucks to buy items I can’t find in a local store instead of driving long distances and using gas.

    • Rebecca

      wait tax free weekend and I also buy items we need that I get money back at the store (etc. Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid) to pay for the back to school items.

    • Ms. D

      I save with Office Max Perks. I had a $10 rewards and combined with weekly discount and 20% off for teachers I got 16 sharpies, 9- 4 pk glue sticks, a composition books, 9 -24 pk of crayola crayons, 1 pilot pen, and 3 pks of index card along with cases for 50 cents! Other things I’ve bought with perks will print rewards just in time for black Friday savings there!

    • heathermccants

      I buy more than needed when it is on sale so I will not run out

    • Carol

      I wait for tax free weekend

    • Noel

      Definitely look for sales

    • Marcie

      I swap supplies with other moms when I can and always shop during good sales and look for deals or any used items that I can find in my local area

    • Diane

      If it’s not on sale, I don’t buy it!! My son likes Old Navy, so I recently used a digital Kroger coupon to get $50 in gift cards (plus 4x the fuel points) for $40. Then, I headed to the store sales!!

    • teddysmom

      I stop in and get all of the cheap stuff each week as I pass the office supply stores. Huge savings!!!

    • kc

      shop sales and of course read this site!

    • jw

      I always check Southern Savers before shopping to get the best deals!

    • Mary Beth

      We start with the stash of clearance items set aside from last year and then fill in with the sales as needed. Thanks Southern Savers for pointing out the best deals !

    • Renee

      Southern Savers is my source for all savings!

    • Emily

      I always start buying at the beginning ot the summer whenever things are on sale – especially the cleaning/paper good items. By the end of the summer I’ve usually found everything during a sale!

    • Erin J

      We stock up on the super-cheap supplies during the summer and on clearance after school starts. I spent less than $2 on the couple things my son needed to complete his supply list this year. I’d love to see how far I could stretch $50 at Dollar General!

    • Miranda

      Recycle, Reuse, and Religiously follow Southern Savers!

    • lucysullivan

      I always stock on great sales and dollar store items

    • Bill

      Keep a stockpile so you never have to pay full price

    • jacob c

      Dollar store shopping, and coupons.. Use CC rewards

    • Jody

      We get school supplies when they are super cheap! =)

    • Chasity

      Coupons and tax free weekend and then a happy dance on the money i saved. Amateur couponer but joined the cult and never going back :D so interesting and fun.

    • Julie

      Like some others…tax free weekend. I live in Maryland not far from the Virginia state line, so I technically get two ;)

    • Brandi Powell

      I use coupons and and stock up when prices are cheap! :D

    • Sarah

      we wait for supplies to go on sale a few weeks before school starts!!

    • Kim

      We wait for the sales after school has started, stock up and save for the following year.

    • Cheryl Hitchings

      We combine coupons with the back to school sales and since we homeschool, we are able to wait until the supplies go on clearance after school starts to really stock up on supplies.

    • SaraC

      I usually check all the sales fliers for those deals making items 10 cents or 25 cents and stock up. I also will make sure to use any store coupons (especially Target) with any other rebates to save the most.

    • Libby

      I let the parents buy for the grandchildren

    • Coupons Buckeye

      Florida has tax free days for school shopping. However, I recently moved to Ohio, so a Dollar General gift card would come in handy.

    • Jo Boone

      COUPONS!!!! I use coupons to buy school supplies for those who would otherwise not have them. I have no children in school but do like to help others out with supplies.

    • megan

      I wait for BOGOs and tax free weekends.

    • Jessica Dugger

      I used Jenny’s list for what to pay for school supplies. It was so helpful! And the past two years I’ve received Staples rewards from recycling printer ink just in time to buy school supplies.

    • CL

      I stock up on the b1g2 free deals at the different drugstores and stores. :) I make goody bags for the kids and teacher at the beginning of the year.

    • Le-Ann

      I use coupons and wait for tax free weekend!

    • Katie Hopkins

      I start saving early. If I find a really good deal or freebie, I stock up with enough to last the whole school year. I sometimes take advantage of the tax free time in my area. Most of the time, I watch the ads for drug stores, and office supply stores and use coupons when I can.

    • Beth

      Love great deals, Dollar General rocks for back to school supplies!

    • Shannon

      I also start early & stock up with the deals from SouthernSavers!

    • Anna Poythress Beall

      I bought deals at office max. And I shop during the tax free weekend.

    • pdnr

      I’m going to save money by not buying anything! Oops, have to take that back. I’m going to shop online through Ebates with a discount code at Joe’s New Balance shoes and save the tax.

    • Toni

      I buy items all year long whenever I find a good deal, that way I am not rushed to buy the supplies!!

    • Melissa

      Tax free days!

    • Charity

      Start early and use coupons paired with sales.

    • Jessica Winslow

      Online clearance shopping. WOOHOO!

    • Melissa Tyminski

      Tax free and Coupons

    • Lissa

      My biggest money saver this year was taking inventory of the unused stock I already had hidden around the house.

    • http://www.simplyshoeboxes.com/ Cheryl

      By starting shopping early and hitting all the sales each week. I like the $5 off $25 from Dollar General, too.

    • Sabrina Dale

      Using my manufacturer coupons and sale ads I got Pantene shampoo for $.50! Awesome!

    • Laura Uptagrafft Hammond

      I shop all year long and use coupons as well as sales flyers

    • Pam Foster

      Use coupons and shop sales

    • HTaylor

      Believe it or not, but I shop at Goodwill. I discovered a few years ago that some retail stores like Target actually donate new school supplies to Goodwill. And sometimes they are packaged in bulk, so I have extras to donate as well. Right now I am stocked up on one subject binders and book covers! Anybody need some?!!

      • HTaylor

        And Goodwill is tax free everyday! Also, with their rewards program, you can earn an extra 25% discount! The South Carolina Goodwill’s are the best that I have ever seen!

    • Brittney Mathews

      I save money during back to school season by finding the best deals on school supplies! You can never have too many of items like paper, pencils, pens and rulers. If i have extra I give to other children who may be in need :)

    • Barbara

      We homeschool, so I save money by buying most of my books used, passing on as many as possible from one child to the next. I also price match all the best school supply sales at Wal-Mart.

    • peggy

      I watch Southern Savers for all the best deals.

    • Chanique Nicole Jones

      I save the most money during back to school season by recycling last years supplies. Things such as unused notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, sharpeners, etc. are put into a tub once school is out. From there, I purchase what is needed – usually from Staples. It seems those stores usually have better deals than Target or Walmart.

    • Samantha Edu

      Our children go to a charter school and usually after the first semester we get a new school supply list. This money would go towards the second semester school supplies and teacher requests since we donate for teacher supplies also

    • Elizabeth

      I buy enough to last the whole year when prices are the lowest!

    • ginny

      I watch for sales mid-july and like companies on facebook or sign up for emails from certain companies .

    • Jennifer Boyd

      By buying when they are marked down or clearenced out. Stocking up!!!

    • Risa

      I watch Southern Savers, then try to go tax-free with coupons is possible!

    • Nan

      Only buy on sale.

    • Mindi

      I save money by using coupons and shopping during the no tax holiday.

    • lexi brier

      I look on southern savers to see what’s on sale with what coupons. I also only buy on sale or clearance. And I wait till its all over and everything is on clearance and then buy.

    • Suzanne Alexander

      I love to stack as many manufacturer, store, mobile & cartwheel savings as possible at Target!

    • Latonda

      i shop during the tax free holiday and use coupons.

    • Ashley C

      I try to shop for back to school items when they are out of season and on sale

      demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Kristin

      Buying when on sale with a coupon preferably…tax free is always great…love looking for bulk penny buys at places like office max/dept

    • sandra

      I save coke lids and this year I got $100 Nike gift card from them.So I am able to get my son a really great pair of shoes.

    • keith

      Hand me downs!

    • Cheryl

      I purchase when on sale and pair with coupons especially during tax-free weekend. We also shop garage sales

    • cbachmann

      I use lots and lots of coupons!!

    • Want2joinin

      I started shopping online as soon as school ended so I could get supplies at rockbottom prices (amazon, wal-mart, etc.). Taking my time allowed me not to feel pressured when the price wasn’t right. For other things, I couponed as much as I could! I have scored free tape, scissors, soap dispensers, and folders!!

    • Amanda

      I check Southern Savers multiple times a day!

    • chance83

      I shop when items are on sale and the thrift store.

    • Allison

      I shop during the tax free weekend.

    • sweepnets

      I do most of the big shopping on the tax free weekend

    • tom

      at staples is one of my favorites for back to school

    • Deana Blevins

      I compare ads and just shop smart. If my 4th grader requires dry erase markers I will buy two packs of 3 at the Dollar Tree instead of a pack of 6 for $8 at Walmart then I can afford to replace them when he leaves the cap off, shares with friends, etc. I can get 24 for the price of 6….it’s not algebra. :)

    • Mary C.

      I check Southern Savers and then price match the best deals.

    • Chris Haver

      I constantly check your site and app and try to make it out to the store during the sale to buy at rock-bottom prices.

    • barb

      I shop the clearance racks all year long and I also try to get the balance of what’s needed by reading all the deals posted on Southern Savers. Thanks!

    • Geralde Dorismond Mack

      I search for those penny and quarter items at Staples and Office Depot, I also print out as many coupons for free Up&Up school supplies.

    • Katherine

      I follow the sales online and combine them with my coupons. I save so much money that I am able to donate the extra supplies to the teachers.

    • S_Carolina_Girl

      Staples almost always offers 25% back in rewards with the tax free weekend. I also use lots of Target coupons to get free stuff.
      I tried stacking coupons at Dollar General once, and they would not accept my manufacturer coupon on top of their sale price. They told me it could not be done, despite their coupon policy stating otherwise. Customer service also told me the same thing. I was so frustrated I haven’t gone back, however, if I won a gift card I won’t pass up free stuff. I could really use it too to help with back to school.

    • Amanda Alford

      I try to keep track of sales. I also try to buy a little more when its on sale so that we can use it the next year.

    • Lori

      buying my sons books from Amazon instead of the college bookstore. they are cheaper!!

    • Mindy

      Coupons, and watching online prices

    • Jennifer

      I look through sales adds and use Southern Savers for coupons and match ups.

    • Tara

      I like to wait till the school supplies go on clearance and then buy!

    • Whitney

      I shop the clearance at the end of the back to school season – so this year I have last year’s clearance items already purchased and ready to go!

    • mita

      I check Southern Savers regularly.

    • l.a.

      buy less and only sale items.

    • VP22

      I save money on back to school because my son graduated;-} but when he was in school, I shopped sales and spread it into small increments.

    • esyke623

      I get most of it in the after school starts back clearance. Get the basics, but reinforce later when everything is 90% off. Also, get ahead start on next year. Last year at walmart, I got all school supplies 90% off, and this year, I hope to do the same!

    • Rachel

      coupons and shop tax free weekend

    • Jennifer S

      The clearance section is amazing combined with looking for awesome deals on southern savers

    • soundring

      I use coupons for almost everything, and only buy items as they go on sale.

    • cher

      stock up when on sale and coupons

    • Myriam

      Mostly going through what didn’t get used last year. Then wait for a good sale v t g run stock up.

    • Emily

      Pair sales with coupons to stock up on anything I can think of to use for the upcoming year and for Christmas!

    • Patrice Paterno-Lewis

      Coupons coupons and more coupons!!

    • emma

      I save by going to southernsavers.com and find the best deals.

    • james

      I get the deals in the newspaper for shopping and coupons online with coupon codes.

    • cam

      I save for back to school by shopping the sale and do not buy anything extra.

    • rl

      I make a list and stick to it.

    • sam

      I buy extra while I can get the deals so I don’t have to pay extra for the items later on in the year.

    • cheryl

      I get all the deals that I can online and try to use coupons for these items.

    • Tamra M

      For school supplies I usually look at the next weeks sales ad before purchasing any items for the current week just in case another store has the same item for less. I also buy enough for two school season and just replenish if the price is right or items are on end of season clearance. My friends and I usually do this so if I don’t have an item we trade of give to each other as well.

    • kelbs

      I have two college students living at home. We save LOTS of money by using book prince comparison sites to purchase our textbooks. We often find everything we need for 75% less than the college bookstore.

    • Melanie D

      I have a daughter who is about to enter her freshmen year in college, a son that is entering third grade, and a baby that is about to turn a year! Yeah, I know they are so spread out. Well with having three kids I have to find the best bargains out there and try and find all of the things they want and need at least 70% off. I have been using coupons for years and so I match the online ads to find the cheapest price, then match my coupons, and go have a ball as the savings start to rack up!

    • Kelly

      I shopped ahead for a number of items. Last year, I found a nice sports theme backpack at Old Navy for just $3.50 with a matching lunchpack, $2.50. Pretty sure I purchased clothes and used a coupon in addition to the clearance prices. Came in handy when we moved to a new area where the school system was year-round and I was in a rush to pick up the supply list!

    • Merry

      I’m using second hand readers for my son who is beginning grade 2

    • Lisa Essex

      I buy all of the supplies for my 5 school age grandchildren by shopping the sales at each of the office supply stores each week.

    • Melissa

      I go through last years clearance finds then what we are
      Missing I choose one store then get everything else there. I do not enjoy going store to store to save a couple dollars

    • Grishma Patel Bhavsar

      Buy only the essentials, but stock up on cleaning supplies!

    • Nancy

      In the back to school season, try these tips: Assess what you already have before you buy more. Sell, consign or trade outgrown clothes for new sizes you need. Stock up on essentials during back to school sales.

    • Jake

      No name brands!!

    • Samantha

      I wait until after school starts because I have found that the generic school lists are NOT want the teachers actually want. Last year it said he needed 4 3-ring binders, for example. He needed NONE.

    • Sara

      I shop the office supply store specials.

    • Mel

      We reuse whatever we can from the previous year.

    • Tracy

      I check southern savers for a price list on supplies then check all the sales that Jenny post to make sure I dont miss any sales. I also shop clearance and use sites like saving star to earn cash back.

    • JessieC

      I shop on sales with coupons to save on school supplies.

    • Michah Gordon

      I am not shopping for school supplies per say for my kid for the first time, he has graduated, but I am picking up things here and there along the way for school supply drives in our community. I have mostly picked up things at Wal-Greens as my filler items at check out. I also have been picking up things throughout the year vs. getting things all a few weeks before school starts. Yes, lots of deals every where happening just for back to school, but finding those deals in the off season pays off too!

    • Ashlie

      I save money by recycling ink cartridges (donated by friends and family). Office Max and Depot have recycling programs in which I earn $2 for every cartridge I turn in.

    • Charlette

      Email coupons and rebates from a Staples!

    • Kristen Mcclary

      i save money by going to multiple stores to shop the best sales at each store

    • so_blessed

      I save money in the back to school season by reviewing Southern Savers for best deals. Easy way to see best deals from multiple stores.

    • mary

      We went through our supplies so we can use what we already have first.

    • Erma Shell Locklear

      I recycle ink cartridges(I get the empty ones from work) for Staples Rewards & check out Southern Savers for tips on what is on sale & when. I love free school supplies!!

    • FrancesA

      I price matched at Wal-Mart. Thanks to Southern Savers for all the store match-ups!

    • Candace M

      I shop sales with coupons.

    • lucillegreen

      I use coupons and any and all sales they have plus it is tax free weekend and that helps somw

    • bkkihega

      I use coupons and shop sales. We also like to hit a few consignment shops in the area as well.

    • latanya t

      shop sales throughout the year and tock up during tax free weekend

    • cher

      We have a contest who can get creative and re-purpose /reuse what is around the house and in drawers and closets.

    • Cheyenne Wakefield

      coupon alot, look for the best deals, and set a budget!

    • Christine Moore

      Coupons and sales
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    • http://twitter.com/Kellydinpa kelly

      I look for deals online and printable coupons.
      kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

    • carlene

      I wait for the sales and the tax-free weekend. If I find a good deal on clothes, I get it in my daughter’s current size and also a size bigger. She is three, so she does not care if something is not in style.

    • Terry

      I watch for sales. I price match. I use coupons.

    • Amy Caudle Lack

      I use coupons and stock on major clearance finds throughout the year.

    • Kayla Starrett

      I use coupons and I also have a jar that I put loose change in that adds up super quick!

    • Patrick-Amanda Leger

      I take advantage of the tax exempt weekend.

    • Jennifer

      Going shopping tax free weekend with coupons!

    • Dawn Ganey

      I save money by shopping bogo frees, sales & using in store coupons.

    • Tina

      Back to school sales, clearance, & coupons! When I find a good deal…stock up!

    • MommaMeg

      I used to go to multiple stores for the “special sales” prices. And with multiple kids to drag along… That’s not enjoyable. So. This year I left the kids w Dada… And I had a late night date w Target. I stacked Target printable coupons + manufacturers + Target Text Coupons + 5% Red Card Discount. I saved SO much this year… All in ONE store & had a nice night at Target alone… with Quiet :). Came out DONE w the school supplies charades & a Starbucks coffee!! What a way to treat myself I’d say!

    • stacey

      I save money by checking Southern Savers every day! I cannot even tell you how much this site has helped me and my family save so much money. thank you Southern Savers, you rock!!

    • Esther

      I homeschool, so I save money by buying second-hand curriculum and using stuff people have given me for free.

    • cindyblakemore

      look in sundays paper for sales and of course southern savers coupons links sure help

    • Heather N Steven Rish

      Matched everyone’s prices at Walmart.

    • Kristen

      We read the ads and use whatever good coupons we can find.

    • Linda

      Coupons,price match and tax free….

    • LWC

      I take advantage of tax free weekend plus sales.

    • Kristian W

      I save money by stocking up now for the entire school year during the sales & tax free shopping days. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    • darlenehorne

      Coupons from your site and sales tax weekend. Could use the gift card honestly. Jenny need help on deal for backpack, love LL bean but can’t afford them.

    • Sara S

      I try to reuse items from last year.

    • Denise

      I collect all year whenever a sale is on.

    • skunkie

      I save money by not having any children.

    • momof3

      By checking your website, clipping coupons, and stocking year round!

    • Tucker

      Watching for sales and stocking up!

    • Jess

      Shopping through ebates!

    • Susie King

      I use coupons and shop the sales to save money for back to school shopping.

    • Tiffany Tyler

      I save by checking out your website, watching for sales in local papers, clipping coupons, and using ibotta to get rebates! :)

    • ashley e

      I save money by using ebates, clipping coupons and using mobile coupons!

    • Melissa

      I don’t have children, but I watch the sales and coupons and stock up on office supplies for my business. I’ve also given out crayons for trick or treat.

      • SmoochTheCook

        Whoa—I never even thought of that! Thanks! I’ll grab some of the ones I’ve seen on sale!

        • Melissa

          Glad I could help. Parents and kids love getting crayons. :)

    • Haydensmommy05

      I shop weekly and only buy at rock bottom prices!

    • Stephanie

      I use a combo of the ad, coupons (manu and store) along with target cartwheel to get super cheap or almost free office supplies for myself!

      Plus staples has some great deals too!

    • SmoochTheCook

      My mom used to work at an office supply store that ended up closing 2 years ago, so she has a LOT of stuff that I can use for my son’s schooling. I’m very glad of that, because the school supply deals aren’t nearly as good as they’ve been in the past. I used to shop the big staples/office max/office depot sales each year…what’s up with them not offering the great deals?

    • BethMc

      Luckily our school gave us our school supply list for first grade at the end of kindergarten, so I’ve been watching the sales all summer to grab all the best deals!

    • Amanda Whitley

      i save money by shopping the sales and buying off season. i was able to get free markers with coupons around easter that i will use

    • anniems

      I shop after school starts or before during the summer or fall when everything is marked down to be ready for the following year.

    • Natalie Hutto

      Tax free weekend!

    • susitravl

      Shop all year long for sales and of course I use coupons.

    • twinkies25

      I save on clothes by buying in garage sales, this year I got Childrens place pants for only .24 cents.

    • Tina Phelps Carter

      I save on back to school items by using law a way

    • Bessie

      I check all sale ads, use coupons, price match and my state has a tax free weekend.

    • mandra

      I use coupons, shop sales, & I take advantage of sales all year

    • KathyR

      I use your site to find the best sales and coupon match ups. You make it so easy to save money for my family.

    • Amanda

      Tax free weekend….50% off backpacks at Kohl’s in July and 75% off at Maurice’s in July—all from alerts from Southern Savers, A

    • Sandy J.

      I check out all the sales ads and use coupons!

    • Dawn Monroe

      I’ve been checking the ads and using price match. I’m new to online coupons but they are everywhere so use them!

    • Joyce

      I’d never used coupons until I stumbled on this site, now I check it daily to stockpile on personal essentials, so I always have them and send care packages to my daughter :-)

    • Dawn M

      Buy supplies in the off-season and store them for the next year :)

    • MistyB

      Just getting started using coupons, this website has been so helpful! I would not attempt couponing without Southern Savers!!

    • Solducky

      We shop year round sales to save.

    • Sheri

      I shop earlier in the summer and reuse as much as we can from the year before.

    • Wild Orchid

      I shop all year for the best deals and sales.

      Thanks for the chance to win!

      wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    • greenthumbmum

      I go to the huge consignment sales for my babies on and they all wear hand me downs, 3 girls ages 2, 1 and 2 months!
      I am also teaching my daughter 17 and her friend how to coupon so they can save up for their first place. Oh and one major tip for all like to stock pile…apartment complex is a great way to get several Red Plum mail coupons, everyone tosses them.

    • Lori

      I shop the sales all year and keep a “school bag” with lots of school supplies in it at all times. So when school is getting ready to start, we “shop” the “school bag” first before going out to shop the stores. It saves tons of time and money! It’s amazing how little is needed for the upcoming school year.

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      Keep my eye out for deals throughout the year that I know will be needed when school starts.

    • Ashley W

      look for sales & stock up on items that are a must have

    • rachel

      We use coupons like crazy!

    • Jackie

      I used to coupon like crazy, however working full time took that time away from me. I am getting into it again and would love $50 to help with school supplies

    • KaraFos

      I get hand me down clothes from a friend :)

    • Del

      I shop weekly and only buy at rock bottom prices!

    • Mel

      Shop the clearance deals during the off season. We save so much money on school supply’s . That helps us buy clothes and shoes (good ones) if we can save on supply’s .

    • Mel

      Shop the clearance deals during the off season. We save so much money on school supply’s . That helps us buy clothes and shoes (good ones) if we can save on supply’s .

    • Carrie L

      Check out all the sale ads and buy clothes and shoes at a local resale shop!

    • Mandy

      Use coupons!!! Shop sales and have a stash of school supplies ready for back to school

    • Nancy J

      I always check the sales and use coupons.

    • srhtabor

      I check the southernsavers site, cut my coupons and check ibotta.

    • Kathy Y

      I definitely use coupons to save money on back to school items. I try to shop at stores that allow you to stack store and manufacturer coupons.

    • Kathy Y

      I definitely use coupons to save money on back to school items. I try to shop at stores that allow you to stack store and manufacturer coupons.

    • Kathy Y

      I definitely use coupons to save money on back to school items. I try to shop at stores that allow you to stack store and manufacturer coupons.

    • LaKeisha

      I clip coupons and shop on no-tax days

    • ninab

      I combine coupons with BOGO offers

    • Chelsea E

      Look for great deals like this on Southern Savers, match up manufacturer coupons with store coupons if possible, and check mobile apps! Also…be realistic about what you NEED versus what you WANT!!

    • Peboone

      I shop around for the best deals before I leave home.

    • whitney

      buy marked down after school starts, stock up for the next year.

    • Shannon Romein

      I plan ahead to take advantage of deals

    • Ann

      I check SS site and use coupons!!!!

    • Tera

      The first thing I do is check southersavers.com! I just found out about this site a couple months ago from a friend and cannot believe how much I used to pay for everything! Coupons and this site save our family so much cash, thank you!

    • MaryMWithrow

      I usually buy clothes the years before when they go on sale. I also grab all the deals and take advantage of all the free shipping

    • Cici Green

      Coupons, Sales, and Consignment Shops. Also check out clearance racks first, not last. I also purchase a year ahead and am always putting back for the next season. Stores always seem to put items on clearance way before end of season anyway, so the wait time until the item gets used is really only about 9 months or less. Your children will adapt. Now my daughter who is grown and own her own heads straight for the back of the store first where she knows the markdowns are. Makes me so proud. :)

    • cezovski

      I check the prices online at places like Amazon. Often they are cheaper than the stores. Otherwise, coupons matched with sales.

    • Lynn Kramer

      Shopping on tax free weekends using coupons and taking advantage of the sales.

    • aimee

      I look at all the ads and compare prices and make several trips for what we need

    • Steph89127

      I save money by using coupons, and going when everything is on sale. Just bought my daughter’s crayons for .24 cents!

    • ekjordan

      Coupons coupons coupons!

    • Gigi K.

      I saved by shopping early and comparing prices.

    • avogel

      by comparing prices and waiting for items to go on sale; combining sales with coupons

    • sallyayers

      I always save shopping at dollar general stores