If you live in the United States, now might be the best time to save money on the school supplies needed by students in most areas of the country. With school supplies on sale now at great prices in many local stores, those who are responsible for buying what is needed should be aware this is the time to save money. Some areas also have free supplies for students for a limited time.
Parents who need to save money on school supplies might want to check with local retailers today to see what is on special. Also, some parents might be eligible for free school supplies. Checking with schools where you live will help you learn if free supplies are available for your family.
Families needing to save money on school supplies won’t be too surprised to hear that several volunteer organizations have collected what children need when returning to school. These groups often make items available at a discount for those interested in saving money. Some donate the items to schools to distribute to children needing supplies without cost to the family.
While there was a time when schools supplied what students needed, in an effort to help schools save money over the years, this has been pushed to the parents. Many teachers also pay for school supplies from their own funds and appreciate any extra supplies parents might want to offer.
When it comes to getting free school supplies, some volunteers also have backpacks for students filled with what is needed by the child. Schools make lists available of the items that are needed for each grade level. Parents can visit school sites online to learn more about what they will need to supply and how to contact those offering free items.. Also, some retailers have lists for parents who are shopping in their stores.
Some retailers, such as Walmart and Target, help parents save money on school supplies by offering these items at a serious discount at certain times of the year. Just a week or so before school starts, parents will see advertisements about notebooks and paper that is required by students for 50% or more off the regular prices.