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15% Target Purchase Store Coupon!

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Here’s a great Target offer for you!

This Saturday and Sunday 8/24/19 to Sunday 8/25/19, you will receive a coupon for 15% off a Future Shopping trip (in stores only) between September 3-14 when you spend $10 on school supplies! How awesome is that? If the kiddos still need some school supplies or if you want to stock up on a few items to get you through the year, this is a great time to do so! GO HERE to see more details of the offer. 

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A warm welcome to ABC Action News viewers! This weekend is a huge back to school shopping holiday for us here in Florida!

If you have not already started your back to school shopping for the kiddos, now is the time to do so! With the tax free weekend, many stores will be offering great sales and promotional offers, so this may be a great time to finish up your shopping while taking advantage of the sales. You can see my previous post HERE on the guidelines for Tax Free Shopping this weekend and the items that will be included.

While it may be more challenging these days to find good deals on school supplies, there are still ways that it can be done.

Here are a few tips to help as you plan your back to school shopping:

  • Start your shopping early and have a plan of action. Have the kid’s back to school list handy and know exactly what items that you are looking for. You don’t want to be shopping for items the week for school starts. Shopping early not only alleviates stress, but it allows you to score the best deals!
  • Shop at several stores to get the most bang for your buck. I often find that if you spend your entire budget at one store, you will end up spending more than you had originally planned. This does require some time and effort, but it is worth it! Purchase the newspaper on Sunday and see what stores have the best deals for the items on your kids’ school supply list and make a plan of action from there.
  • Be aware of limits on products. Many stores will limit the amount of products that you can purchase if there a special discount on that item. For example, you may only be able to purchase 5 notebooks for $0.10 each per person. Plan to take several people with you if you need more than the required limit.
  • Coupons are still alive and well! I have noticed several coupons both online and paper for school supply items. Don’t be afraid to utilize those to help you maximize your budget even more! For example, there was coupon in the newspaper this past Sunday for $1.50 off 2 BIC Stationery products. BIC Pens are priced around $1 at most stores so this coupon will get you 2 packs of pens for just $0.50! And, $0.25 per package of pens is definitely a stock up price and under my price point per package! (please keep in mind that most coupons now have a limit on them)
  • Have a product swap with friends. You may be surprised of the items that you have laying around the house that are brand new school supplies. Get your friends together and see what they have. You could save a few dollars and have a fun time doing it!
  • Thrift Stores– You can find some great hidden gems at your local thrift store! I have seen items with the tags still attached for a fraction of the price that you would pay at your local store.
  • School clothes closet sales. Check to see if your kid’s school has a closet sale of uniforms and other items that have been left behind. I just bought my boys’ uniform shirts and jackets (their school has a required logo shirt) that were in like-new condition for only $5 each!
  • Stack the savings! This is probably one of my biggest tips for ways that you can save on school supplies. When you stack store promotional offers and coupons with discounts and rewards you can save BIG! And, don’t forget at places like Target you will save an extra 5% off when you use your Target REDcard! If you don’t have a Target REDcard, consider shopping with a credit card that will earn you cash back or points.
  •  Know the price points of school supplies and what you should be paying for those items. I have put together a list below of my price points for school supplies. You may be able to find these items even cheaper than I have posted. If you do, stock up! You can click on the image below or print the list HERE and keep it with you for when you are shopping!

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 August 2-6

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Florida Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 is almost here! This year we have 5 days (August 2-6) to take advantage of the holiday! During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Clothing and Accessories $60 and under

Diapers (this is a great time to stock up for the little ones!)

Fitness Clothing

Handbags, Purses, Wallets

Backpacks, Book Bags and Lunch Boxes

Shoes (including athletic)

Bicycle Helmets

Swimsuits and Swim Trunks

 

School Supplies $15 and under

Notebooks, Paper, Folders, Notebook Filler Paper, Graph Paper

Calculators

Compasses, Rulers, Protractors, Scissors, Staplers and Staples 

Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters

Poster Board, Constructions Paper

Glue, Paste and Tape

For all of the details and to see everything included, you can GO HERE to the Florida Revenue site.

Stock up Price on Elmer’s Glue Sticks!

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Hop on over to Amazon where they seem to have one of the best prices around right now on Elmer’s Glue Sticks! Pick up this Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack for only $6.63! That makes each stick just $0.22! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

HOT Stock up Price on 150 AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils!

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Wow! If you are a teacher or want to stock up on pencils for the school year, this is a fantastic deal for pre-sharpened pencils! Amazon is offering the AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack for only $9.99! That makes each pencil just $0.07 each which is definitely a stock up price for pre-sharpened pencils! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Stock up Price on Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes!

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Great for Back to School or to keep in your purse or vehicle! Amazon has the Wet Ones Citrus Antibacterial Hand and Face Wipes Singles, 24-Count (Pack of 5) for only $5.79 shipped when you clip the $2.70 digital coupon and opt for Subscribe & Save. That is a great stock up price for this product! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Office Depot/Office Max: Huge $10 Backpack Sale + Other Back to School Deals!

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If you still need to do some back to school shopping, Office Depot and Office Max have some great deals on backpacks and other deals! Right now, they are offering a doorbuster deal where backpacks and even select backpacks with lunch boxes are only $10! And, you can choose Free in-store pick up if available at a store near you. (limit 2 per customer)

A few other noteworthy deals:

Crayola Crayons 24 count 3 for $0.99 (limit 6)

Elmer’s Glue 3 for $0.99 (limit 6)

Spiral Notebooks College and Wide Ruled $0.25 (limit 4)

+ much more!

Dollar General: $5 off $15 Back to School Stationary Purchase Coupon

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One of my tips for back to school shopping is that you may need to shop at multiple stores to get the most bang for your buck. With that being said, don’t forget to check stores like Dollar General for great deals on back to school supplies! Through September 7th, you can clip a digital coupon to Save $5 off $15 Back to School Stationary Purchase! I did a little research and found that they have some awesome deals right now! 

Kids’ Westcott Scissors, $1

Filler Notebook Paper Wide Ruled or College Ruled $0.75

1 Subject Notebooks $0.33

Elmer’s School Glue $0.50

Crayola Crayons, 24 count pack $0.50

+ much more!

Michaels Stores: 15% Teacher Discount

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Teachers, did you know that Michaels Stores offers a 15% teacher discount? AND, you can use it in conjunction with their 40% coupons that they offer! Michaels is a great place to go and stock up on supplies for your classroom!

GO HERE to see all the details!

TJ Maxx: Free Shipping Day! (OPI Nail Colors Just $3.99)

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It’s Free shipping day again today over at TJ Maxx! Be sure to look around for the best deal especially for back to school shopping! Once again I see some great deals on  backpacks if you are still searching for the kiddos!  I make it a point to never pay more than 50% off the retail price for the brand name backpacks, and I noticed Under Armour and Puma for only $19.99!

In addition, they have OPI Nail colors for only $3.99! There are so many different color options to choose from so grab a new shade for fall!

GO HERE to shop the entire TJ Maxx site.