Best tips to save money on Back-to-School shopping

I can’t believe its September in a few weeks! Shopping for back-to-school can get very expensive. We’ve partnered up with, Canada’s largest bargain hunting community, to help you save money for back-to-school.

Shop at home first

You might already have plenty of school supplies lying around your house. Check your closets, desk drawers and cabinets for pens, notebooks, binders and art supplies.

Once you rounded up all of the school supplies you already own, make a list of supplies you need to purchase for the school year and stick to the checklist and budget.

We created a Back-to-School supply checklist.

– No. 2 pencils
– Ballpoint pens
– Permanent markers
– Three-ring binder
– Loose-leaf paper
– Graph paper
– Post-it note
– Scissors
– Graphing calculator
– Protractor & ruler
– Personal organizer / calendar
– Backpack

Buy & Sell

You can even make some extra cash by selling your kid’s outgrown clothes, books, textbooks and used electronics, cameras, cell phones, laptops and computers at Buy and Sell Trading Post.

Or you can score some incredible bargains from sellers locally and across Canada.

Plan ahead and comparison shop

Plan ahead by browsing weekly specials and flyers from the app. You can search by category, store, mall or location.

You can simply search for “backpack” or “laptop” on the app, it will find all of the best deals from stores within your neighbourhood via geo-location. You can compare stores to ensure you’re shopping where the best deals are, right from your smartphone.

Research big ticket items

Not sure what smartphone or laptop to buy? You can ask questions and get advise from Computers & Electronics forum.

For high school or university, we recommended a portable and powerful computer like Apple MacBook or Microsoft Surface Pro. You want a laptop that is durable and light enough to slide into a backpack and carry to class.

Look for at least a 12″ display, dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB storage. The laptop will be able to keep up with even the most demanding tasks like editing videos and photos and 3D applications.

There is an active community in the discussion board ranging from careers, automotive, personal finance to sports.

Freebies & Coupons

Everyone loves freebies. is the ultimate resource for freebies & coupons. You can find freebies for movies, books, entertainment, samples and video games.

Stay on top of the latest deals by downloading the app on iOS and Android.

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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