4 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping (segment starts at 5:00)

You’ve just received an impossibly long list of supplies from the school and your kids have grown out of most of their clothes. Back to School shopping is a necessary evil, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost a fortune. Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert for gift card site Gift Card Granny, shares her advice on how to save money on everything your kids need for school.


  1. Take Stock and Get Posh

Have your kids have try on all their old clothes so you don’t over buy. Consider selling anything that no longer fits on Poshmark, an app that makes it simple to buy and sell gently used fashion. They recently launched a “kids” platform so it’s the perfect way to sell and shop for trendy kids’ clothing at a fraction of the price you would pay in normal retail stores. Download their app for free in the App Store or go to poshmark.com to learn more.


  1. Ditch the Circulars

You probably toss circulars like these in the trash, right? Flipp is a free app for iOS and Android that brings you circulars, coupons and an interactive shopping list right to your phone so you can plan your shopping and find the best deals on everything you need for back to school. Simply browse deals from top retailers, search for the items you need and stay on track with the shopping list.


  1. Set Deal Alerts

Who has the time to look for deals? But they are especially important on those bigger ticket items, like a laptop or tablet for school. Deals come and go in a flash, so set a deal alert on deal site Slickdeals.net for the item you’re looking for – or a general alert for “Back to School” or “Labor Day”. You’ll be alerted of the best deals as soon as they are available so you can pounce and get the lowest price.


  1. If There’s Not a Sale

Never fear, you can create your own! Use a site like Gift Card Granny to look for discounted gift cards for the stores where you want to shop. By shopping with a discounted gift card for Target, Amazon, or one of thousands of other retailers, you’ll automatically save between 2-30%, sale or no sale.