Friday, August 1, 2014

School Days

It's hard to believe that school will be starting in a few short weeks. An education is so important and having the right supplies makes it so much easier.

Disclosure: I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are my own. #givingbackpack #ebates.

There are some families that as hard as they try getting all of the school supplies that are required it is next to impossible. I was given the opportunity through Ebates to help out. I was given the challenge of getting a backpack and as many school supplies as possible for $25.
It has been a long time since I bought school supplies so where to start? I got a supply list for one of the schools in my district and got started. I decided to try to get all of the supplies a first grader would need. Then I decided match what I was given by Ebates and help 2 children.

First I checked the ads for sales. I got the following at Walmart:

2 - 24ct boxes of crayons $.25 each, 2 - 2pk erasers  $.50 each, 6 - spiral notebooks  $.25 each,
2 - pencil boxes  $.97 each and 2 headphones  $4.99.

At Office Depot I got 3 - 4pk Glue sticks $.25 each, 2 - 24ct boxes of crayons  $.25 each, 2 pair of 5" scissors  $.50 each  and 2 12ct boxes of wooden pencils  $1.00 each.

At Walgreens I hit the jackpot. I got 2 - 20ct boxes of wooden pencils  $.69 each, 2  - 12oz bottles of Purell  $1.99 each, 11 - 2 pocket folders  $.09 each, 1 - 1" 3ring notebook  $.69, 4 - large boxes of Facial Tissue $1.29 each and 2 back packs $2.99 each.

Other ways to save is look for coupons or shop on line for the supplies.  Ebates is where it pays to shop on line. Ebates is the pioneer and leader of cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provides them with the best coupons and deals online.Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.'s websites have paid over $250 million in cash to its members. That is why millions of people have joined  Ebates.

Here is what I will be taking to my chosen school. I am going to help a child get a better education, how about you?