Save on Back to School Supplies

Save on Back to School Supplies

Last updated: September 10, 2018

Save on Back to School Supplies

Yes, it's that time again! Time for the kiddos to return to school, which means it's also time to spend money on back to school supplies and clothes again. To help you save on back to school supplies and clothes, I've scoured sale papers, coupon inserts, cashback apps and the internet in search of back to school deals and coupon savings.

Naturally, there are several back to school sales out there from brick and mortar and online stores, but I'm only listing what I believe are some of the best back to school deals from stores that I think offer the best prices. Prices, of course, may change and will vary based on where you're from, but I'll do my best to keep these back to school deals updated until the end of August.

Are you ready to save on back to school supplies and clothes? Let the shopping and savings begin...

In-Store Back to School Deals

Save on Back to School Supplies at Kroger

You must use your Kroger card to take advantage of these back to school deals.

A&W Plastic School Box - $1.00

Avery Economy Binders - $1.99

Pack of Three Bic Atlantis Comfort Medium Point Ball Pens (Blue, Pink & Purple) - $2.99

Pack of Two Bic Atlantis Medium Ball Pens (Black) - $1.59

Pack of 10 Bic Cristal Xtra-Smooth Pens - $1.00

Pack of Two Bic Gelocity Quick Dry Gel Pens - $1.99

Pack of Two Bic Velocity Mechanical Pencils - $1.99

Pack of 24 Crayola Colored Pencils - $2.99

Pack of 24 Crayola Crayons - 49¢

Pack of 10 Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers - $1.99

Elmer's School Glue- 59¢

Mead Five Star 4-Pocket Folder - $1.00
Use the $1.00 off two Five Star products coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get two of these folders for $1.00 (50¢ each). The coupon expires September 30, 2018.

Office Works Pencil Sharpener With Scrap Catcher - 59¢

Pack of 10 Number 2 Office Works Pencils - 50¢

Pack of Four Pilot G2 Gel Roller Pens - $4.89
Use the $1.00 off a pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens product coupon from the August 19, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply at Kroger for $3.89. The coupon expires December 15, 2018.

Top Flight College-Ruled Notebook (70 Sheets) - 20¢

Top Flight Poly Portfolio Folder with Tangs - 79¢

Save on Back to School Supplies at Walgreens

These sales are good until September 15, 2018, and you must use your Walgreens Rewards membership for these sale prices. If you've accumulated 1,000 or more Balance Rewards Points, use them during checkout for additional savings.

Post-It & Scotch Products - Buy one get one 50% off
Use one or more of the printable Post-it coupons to save even more on these back to school supplies at Walgreens.

Wexford Binders - Buy one get one 50% off

Back to School Coupon Deals at Walmart

5+1 Pack of Bic Brite Assorted Highlighters - $1.97
Use the $1.00 off one Bic stationery product coupon from the August 26, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get these back to school supplies for 97¢ at Walmart. The coupon expires September 9, 2018.

10+2 Pack of Bic Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pens - $1.17

Five Star 4-Pocket Paper Folders (75¢), Wirebound 2-Subject Notebooks ($1.97), Stay-Put Pocket & Prong Folders ($1.00) & Composition Books ($2.00)
Use the $1.00 off two Five Star products coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get these back to school supplies for even less at Walmart. The coupon expires September 30, 2018.

Pack of Three Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pens - $1.00
Use the $1.00 off one pack of two or larger Pilot FriXion pens coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply for FREE at Walmart. The coupon expires October 15, 2018.

Pack of Four Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pens - $3.00
Use the $1.00 off a pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens product coupon from the August 19, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply at Walmart for $2.00. The coupon expires December 15, 2018.

Use the 75¢ off one pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply for $2.25 at Walmart. The coupon expires October 15, 2018.

Online Back to School Deals

Save on Back to School Supplies at CVS

Many of CVS's online back to school deals include buy one and get one for 50% off on supplies such as pens, pencils, notebook paper, construction paper, binders and calculators. They also have buy one get one free deals on Pilot pens.

To enjoy additional savings on back to school supplies at CVS, login to your online CVS account and make sure you attach your ExtraCare card to your online account. After you've attached your ExtraCare card, you'll be able to redeem manufacturer coupons that you send to your card, redeem any ExtraBucks rewards and earn 2% back on your purchases. Also, from now until September 4, 2018 you can get a bigger discount of 30% off and FREE shipping (no minimums)! To take advantage of the 30% discount and free shipping offer, enter the following code during checkout: CVS30FS.

Save on Books for College at eCampus

If you're heading to college, you can save money by renting your textbooks instead of buying them. eCampus has a large selection of books for rent. In addition, if you sign up for their eWards, you'll earn three points per dollar spent on rentals. You can later redeem your points for additional savings of up to $20.00 off. The eWards membership is free.

Save on Back to School Supplies at Discount School Supply

Whether you're a parent or teacher, you'll love shopping and saving at Discount School Supply. You can buy supplies in small quantities or buy the bulk. There's even furniture for classrooms, curriculums and so much more! To help you save even more on their already discounted prices, here are some of Discount School Supply's best deals:

  • Get FREE shipping on stock orders over $33.00 when you enter the code SHIP33. This special shipping offer is good until September 30, 2018.
  • Shop the clearance section for extreme bargains of over 50% off retail prices!

Save on Back to School Clothes at Online Thrift Stores

You can save a lot of money on back to school clothes by shopping at thrift stores. Many have brand name clothes at great prices, and most of the clothes look brand new, so nobody will even know they came from a thrift shop unless you tell them.

If you're like me and prefer online shopping, following are three great online thrift stores that carry name brand clothes at very affordable prices. I've bought clothes from all of these online thrift stores, and the clothes looked brand new. Shipping was also pretty fast and ordering was easy.

1. Schoola Coupons & Other Special Offers

Head over to Schoola and shop their Closeout Closet, where everything is $3.00. When you're done in the Closeout Closet, check out Schoola's $10.00 or less section for even more bargains. Remember, a portion of everything you buy at Schoola goes to help schools.

New Schoola customers can enjoy a 50% off discount. To get this special discount offer, sign up for a free Schoola account, shop their selection of clothes, then when you're done shopping, enter this code during the checkout process: FIRST50OFF. Shipping on all orders over $25.00 is FREE, no code needed.

2. Swap Savings & Free Shipping Offer

In addition to a great selection of clothes, Swap offer toys, books and movies. Spend more than $60.00 and you'll get FREE shipping.

3. thredUP Coupon Savings & Free Shipping Offer

thredUP offers a variety of brand name clothes and shoes for your back to school shopping needs. New thredUP accounts get 20% off discount. If you spend more than $79.00, shipping is FREE.

Save on Back to School Supplies at Walmart

If you want to avoid the back to school shopping crowds at Walmart, shop from the comfort of your home. Many back to school supplies and clothes will qualify for Walmart's free 2-day shipping on orders totaling $35 or more, or you can even choose in-store pickup, and then all you have to do is head to your local Walmart's pickup counter to get everything you order online.

Begin by checking to see if Walmart has your child's back to school list. Then check out the savings on all the back to school suppliesclothes for kids and school uniforms. We can't forget the grown kids heading off to college, so head over to see the latest back to college rollbacks.



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Maximize Your Savings by Stacking Coupons

Maximize Your Savings by Stacking Coupons at These Online Stores

Maximize Your Savings by Stacking Coupons
Out of all the ways to save money, stacking coupons is my favorite! The savings really adds up with this money-saving method. Last year, in fact, I got $40 worth of clothes from an online thrift store (Schoola) free. Yes, I really got it ALL free and was able to do it by combining Schoola credits and discounts!

Being able to maximize your savings when shopping online is exciting, no doubt. Unfortunately, though, there's a limited number of online stores that offer the stacking coupons option during checkout. After quite a bit of searching, I discovered 10 online stores, which I'm now sharing with you.

Online Stores to Maximize Your Savings by Stacking Coupons

Amazon
Stacking Coupons to Maximize Savings at Amazon
You can stack an unlimited amount of coupons when ordering from Amazon. Before entering the codes during checkout, be sure to check each coupon for any restrictions that may apply.

CVS
Stacking Coupons at CVS
You're only allowed two coupons per order at CVS, and it has to be a sitewide percentage off and a coupon for a specific item.

Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta (all owned by Gap, Inc.)
Stacking Coupons at Old Navy
These online stores allows you to stack a maximum of five coupons. If you have problems stacking the coupons during checkout, you may have to use a combination of a dollar off with a percentage off.

Since these stores are what they call "sister" sites, you can use the coupon codes from one site on another. For example, you can use an Old Navy coupon at Gap, Banana Republic or Athleta.

Kohl's
Kohl's - Stacking Coupons
Stacking coupons at Kohl's only works when shopping on your desktop. If you're shopping from your mobile device, you won't be able to maximize your savings by stacking coupons at Kohl's.

Newegg
Stacking Coupons at Newegg
Newegg allows you to add as many coupon codes to your online order as you'd like just as long as you use only one coupon code per item. For instance, you can use five coupon codes, but you MUST be buying at least five products.

In addition to coupon codes, you can get cash back by mailing in rebate forms from select Newegg products. If there's a mail-in rebate on a product you plan to buy, Newegg will include a link to the rebate form under the product's price.

Schoola
Stacking Coupons at Schoola
After browsing Schoola's website, I found no mention of a limit when stacking coupons during checkout. However, I know they allow you to stack coupons, so if they do have a limit and you reach it, I'm sure it will alert you.

Sears
Stack Coupons at Sears to Maximize Your Savings
As long as the coupons aren't the same (e.g. two percent off, two dollar off, etc.), Sears will let you stack an unlimited number of coupons.

Snapfish
Stacking Coupons at Snapfish to Save on Photos
Snapfish allows coupon stacking if you're ordering multiple items. In other words, you can only use one coupon code per item.

Target
Stacking Coupons at Target's online Store
After browsing Target's website I couldn't find any exclusions when it comes to stacking coupons in their cart, but they do allow you to use more than one coupon code during checkout. If there are limits to how many you can redeem at one time or any other exclusions, I'm sure their cart will alert you.

Victoria's Secret
Stacking Coupons at Victoria's Secret
You're allowed a maximum of three coupon codes when shopping at Victoria's Secret. Before you redeem any online coupon offers from Victoria's Secret, make sure you read the exclusions and qualifications of each offer.

In addition to stacking coupons at the aforementioned online stores, you can maximize your savings even more when you visit the store from a cashback shopping site such as eBates, My Points or Swagbucks. Before making the choice of which cashback shopping site you're going to shop from, compare their rebates and select the site that offers the biggest cashback rebate.

Happy shopping and saving!

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Combining Discounts for Bigger Savings

Hey, Frugal Shoppers, Here are Some Tips on Combining Discounts for Bigger Savings

Combining Discounts for Bigger Savings
Don't you love it when you discover big savings? Of course you do, because you're a frugal shopper like me! Also like me, I'm sure you get excited everytime you save big, right? Well, did you know the biggest savings happens when you combine discounts? Many times you can stack reward program discounts, sales, stores discount coupon codes, discount gift cards and mail-in rebates to get savings so big that the merchandise you buy is nearly free!

Naturally, you have to check the store offers' details and restrictions to see what discounts they allow you to combine and if you can use any of the discounts on their clearance products. Once you learn what you can and cannot do when it comes to stacking coupons, you can start your shopping spree.

When you're ready for your big savings shopping spree, it's always best to begin with stores that have a rewards program. I've learned these stores are usually where I can get my biggest savings. Oh, and let's not forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you have reward points saved up and the store allows you to combine discounts with the sales on these special shopping days, you'll walk away a VERY happy frugal shopper!

Retailers With Free Rewards Programs

Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Ace Hardware: Sales | Rebates

Best Buy
Best Buy Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Best Buy: Student Deals | Clearance | Deals for Members | Weekly Deals | Black Friday | Cyber Monday

Carter's
Carter's - Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Carter's: Current Coupons | Clearance | Doorbusters ($5 and Up)

CVS
CVS Extra Care Savings Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from CVS: Online Only Offers | Rebates

Health Products for You
Health Products for You Rewards
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Health Products for You: Current Deals

Home Depot
Home Depot Rewards
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Home Depot: Current Specials | Daily Special | Black Friday | Rebates

JC Penney
JC Penney Rewards
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from JC Penney: Current Coupons | Rebates | Clearance | Black Friday | Cyber Monday

Kmart
Kmart Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Kmart: Bluelight Specials | Current Coupons

Kohl's
Kohl's Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Kohl's: Clearance | Current Kohl's Coupons | Rebates

Lite Cig USA
Lite Cig USA Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Lite Cig USA: Clearance

Old Navy
Old Navy Rewards Program

Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Old Navy: Clearance

Sears
Sears Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Sears: Hot Deals | Clearance | Current Coupons | Rebates | Exclusive Offers for Sears Cardholders

The Children's Place
The Children's Place Rewards
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from The Children's Place: Current Coupons | Black Friday Deals | Cyber Monday Deals | Clearance

Toys "R" Us
Toys "R" Us Rewards
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Toys "R" Us: Clearance | Hottest Deals | Current Coupons

Walgreens
Walgreens Rewards Program
Stack your rewards with these additional savings from Walgreens: Current Coupons | Photo Deals | Clearance

Do you know of any other retailers that offers a free rewards program? Tell us about them in the comments area below.

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Diabetic Freebies

Diabetes Freebies: Supplies, Services and More

Diabetes Freebies
I know from personal experience that receiving the news that you have diabetes is upsetting, but the good news is with the proper diet and (in some cases) medication, you can manage the disease. Another downfall, though, is the cost of diabetic supplies, needed services such as eye exams, and other things for diabetics. Unfortunately, it's one of those expenses we can't cut from our budgets, because managing the diabetes is a necessity in order to keep our limbs and eyesight, as well as continue living.

Although we can't eliminate the expense from our budgets, luckily there are a few diabetic freebies out there that can at least offer us some savings. Let's begin with the supplies that we need to help us manage the diabetes.

Free Diabetic Supplies

Diabetes Freebies - Accu-Check Meter
Blink Health offers diabetics a free Accu-Chek Guide glucose meter. If you're a diabetic with or without insurance, you'll qualify for this diabetes freebie from Blink Health. To get the free meter for diabetics, you must register to be a Blink Health member. If you don't already have a Blink Health account, registration is free.

Diabetes Freebie - FreeStyle Meter and Batteries

Sign up to get a FreeStyle blood glucose meter from Abbott. This free meter does NOT come via postal mail. Instead, you'll receive a voucher to redeem at a participating pharmacy near you.

In addition to the free blood glucose meter from Abbott, you can get free replacement batteries for FreeStyle blood glucose meters.

If you receive Medicare, you can request a FreeStyle meter from Xubex. You may also qualify to get free diabetic strips and lancets. You'll be required to enter your physician information for these diabetes freebies from Xubex.

Diabetics who live in Northern Nevada and have low income can get free diabetic supplies every month from the CARE Chest Diabetic Supplies program. The diabetic supplies include blood glucose monitors, syringes, lancets and test strips.

Free Diabetic Supplies

Are you a diabetic who resides in Canada? If so, you can request a free sample pack of five BD Nano 4mm pen needles.

Diabetes Freebies - BD Needles

Diabetes Freebies: Free Services

If you're uninsured and not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years, EyeCare America has a program that offers a free glaucoma eye exam. Keep in mind, they won't write prescriptions for glasses or cover the cost of eyeglasses.

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics has 1,200 medical clinics across the United States. These clinics offer free healthcare to those who may not have health insurance and/or are low income. You can do a quick search on their website to see if there's a clinic near you. Just enter your city and state in the address field. Then select the number of miles you're willing to travel to receive free healthcare.

The diabetes freebies from OneSight Vision Care Clinics includes free eye exams and glasses to adults and children, worldwide. To learn more about them and get additional information, visit the OneSight website.

If you have no insurance at all and are low income, you can receive free basic eye exams through The AOA Foundation's Vision USA program. You'll have to apply through a local social service agency. To search for a social service agency near you, learn more about the program and read the eligibility guidelines, visit The AOA Foundation.

Other Diabetes Freebies to Save Even More Money

If you're ever in an emergency situation where you're unconscious or unable to speak, the free diabetes alert necklace from the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation could save your life. Well, this one isn't 100% free, but the only cost is a self addressed stamped envelope, which is a very small price when it comes to something that could save your life, right?

Diabetes Freebie - Alert Necklace

Part of being a diabetic is giving up sugar and replacing it with sweeteners. When it comes to choosing a sweetener you like, sometimes that can take a little time as you try out different brands. If you're still looking for a brand or would just like to sample a new one, Truvia is giving away two free single-serve packets of their natural sweetener, along with a $1.00-off coupon for any of their products. Or you can also choose to receive just a $2.00-off coupon for any Truvia product.

Diabetes Freebies - Truvia Sweetener

Sadly, children can get diabetes too. If your child has Type 1 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association would like to give you their free Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit for children, to help you and your child.

Diabetes Freebies for Kids and Parents

Finally, you can also get a free subscription to the Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. These magazines offer helpful information for diabetics, diabetic-friendly recipes and more.

Diabetes Freebies - Magazines

I hope this list of diabetes freebies helps you get the things you can't afford, so you can manage your diabetes. I'll keep watching for more free diabetic supplies, services and products, and when I come across them, I'll update this article.

If you know of any diabetes freebies that aren't mentioned above, please share them in the comments area.

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