*** Updated 7/29/19Are we really talking about school already??

With the summer sun still scorching down on us it’s hard, if not impossible, to imagine kids heading back to school. Yet, in the blink of an eye it will be time to start packing lunches, coordinating schedules, and shopping for those essential back to school supplies. In some parts of the country, kids are down to their last two weeks of summer play!

For our family, we don’t mind the school year. In fact, it tends to help keep us on budget: less downtime, fewer impulse buys, etc. Yet, each year the very beginning tends to absolutely blow up our budget. Supplies, activities, and children who just won’t quit growing are the main contributors. Anyone else here too? We thought it would be handy to round-up some of our best back to school coupons to help ease the burden.

We think you’ll appreciate the savings as much as we do!

School Supplies

Color pencils

Thanks to fundraising and efforts to keep things uniform, a lot of schools offer an easy school supply kits that are delivered straight to the classroom. Some of us just have a bad habit of forgetting to order them. That means we are scrambling with Supply Lists all over town to find everything we need. Thankfully, with over 904 coupons to utilize, we aren’t freaking out just yet.

Inevitably we will be using discounts for backpacks, books , and these deals for electronics because this is the year of new devices. It’s possibly time for the oldest to get their own computer!

Sports, Activities & Hobbies

Kid playing soccer

Many of the school-related sports fees are reasonable, but we it’s rare we don’t need all new supplies and gear. Time to use all the fitness and sport coupons we can get our hands on.

An unexpected perk of  the kids going back to school is we finally have the time to increase our own exercise again. That means more yoga and running opportunities.

We have even more tips on how to save money on youth sports too.

Clothing and shoes

Kid posing

The end of summer means we can clean out closets and sort through what we need and what they think they need. Everyone cares a little more than normal that first week, though we limit new purchases until at least a season change.  Our needs list usually looks something like this:

  • Vans or Converse or Nike  
  • Clothing – assorted stores and styles so we shop everywhere! Love the usual suspects like Old Navy, Target and Costco. Sometimes,  uniforms seem like a much better idea.
  • Hair – Yes, everyone in our house seems to need hair products, tools or accessories. All the deals for those are here.