How to Have an Affordable and Easy Back-to-School Season
(StatePoint) As your family gets ready for a new academic year, you may be wondering how to spend less on back-to-school season essentials.
The team at Dollar General is sharing some tips and savings opportunities to easily and affordably help get everyone prepared.
Check School Supplies
Consider checking school supplies off your list in the weeks ahead to help avoid any last-minute stress. Whether starting fresh or filling in the gaps from the previous school year’s supply, you can find binders, folders, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, scissors and other items at affordable prices at more than 17,000 Dollar General stores across the country. With convenient locations and buy-online-pickup-in-store options through the DG smartphone app, it can be easy to make a quick trip and stock up. Digital coupons offer additional ways to save on everyday low prices. Through September 6, 2021, special offers this year include a 30% off teacher appreciation coupon, which is available for qualifying customers and can be used up to four times, as well as a one-time $2 off $10 qualifying school supply purchases.
Switching to private brands can allow you to shop the items you need at lower prices, helping you save money to go toward the items you want. From snack items for the lunch box to essential school supplies, private brands can be found in a wide variety of categories and often come with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. During your next shopping trip, consider ways to switch to private brands and save.
Quick Weekday Meals
The new school year also brings the start of nightly homework and extracurricular activities, which can make juggling schedules feel like a balancing act. When it comes to meal planning, be prepared to make nutritious, tasty and simple meals. The DG Easy Meals site is a good place for inspiration. Its “Better for You” recipes created in partnership with a nutritionist showcase healthier breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner ideas.
Preparing your family for a new routine can be both exciting and stressful. However, with a few tips and tricks, your family can save time and money on essentials this back-to-school season.