Tips to Save Money on Back to School Costs

Back-to-school season is in full swing. And so is the time to check off everything on your back to school shopping list at steal of a deal prices during what has become the nation’s second largest shopping season of the year!

When you have to pay for school supplies, textbooks, uniforms, club dues, tuition, physicals, etc., etc., it becomes crucial to not break the bank on any of these extra expenses so there’s still funds for your other needs. With the help of these 4 tips below, we’ll help you save money on back to school costs so you can kick off the new school year with perhaps the biggest worry conquered!

  • Shop at Home First. Invite friends and family over and organize a swap to trade book bags, school uniforms, supplies and more! You’d be surprised by how many items people close to you may have that’s still in good and reusable condition.
  • Check the Area for School Supply Donations/ Giveaways. Many community organizations and businesses come together around this time of year to gift kids in the area with fully loaded book bags with brand new school supplies or gift cards for uniforms.
  • Postpone Shopping to Tax Free Weekend. Every state hosts a tax free weekend around this time of year where you can snag awesome deals on electronics, clothes, and school supplies for back to school shopping.
  • Opt for Pre-Owned Laptops (and other merchandise) at Pawn Shops. If a laptop, band instruments, or sporting equipment is on your back to school shopping list this year, pawn shops are a great alternative to still
    get quality merchandise at a fraction of the cost! Quik Pawn Shop in Alabama even offers a Product Protection Plan on merchandise for up to 12 months of worry-free protection.

If expenses piled up this summer and you still come up a little short on cash for back to school, check out these Four Easy Ways to Walk Out With Cash at QUIK Pawn Shop!


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