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My Sweet Savings’ 2019 Printable School Supply Price Point List + Tips for Back to School Shopping

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If you have not already started your back to school shopping for the kiddos, now is the time to do so! We are starting to see some really great sales, and I am going to do my best to keep you posted on the best deals that I see at many of the stores.

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!

 

Code Ninjas Summer Camps: Where Your Kids Become Coding Ninjas!

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Summer Break. Ahhh…My boys have officially been out of school now for over one week, and I have already heard those dreaded words, “I’m bored!” For me, summer break can actually be a lot of work as I have to make sure that I keep the boys busy with activities. We joined our local YMCA, will be doing a lot of reading, bowling, watching movies and visiting friends. Of course, the boys also love to play on the computer with their favorite video games. While I do like to limit the amount of time that they spend on the computer each day, some of the games can actually be a great learning experience for them!

This summer, my boys are going to have the time of their life as they learn to spark their imagination all by building their very own video games! Thanks to Code Ninjas Summer Camps, the boys will build their favorite computer games from the ground up all combined with the power of coding!

What is Code Ninjas? 

We all know that kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Code Ninjas provides an engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving so kids will gain vital skills while having a blast! As a parent, it is important to me that my children not only have fun during the summer but that I am giving them the best future possible and that they are learning! Code Ninjas sounds like a win-win to me!  😉 

Technology is such an amazing thing isn’t it? When I was in college over 20 years ago, I remember my hubby and I sending emails back and forth to each other through AOL just like on the movie, “You’ve Got Mail!” Texting was not even heard of, and the only phone that I had was one of those older flip phones. Boy, things have come a long way! My boys know more about electronics now than me!  😆 Code Ninjas believes that there’s never been a more exciting time to advance our culture – starting with our youngest ones. Every kid deserves the chance to unlock their innate, unlimited capacity to learn. 

Whether or not they pursue coding as a career, Code Ninjas wants to provide kids with skills that will help them pursue their dreams. I love that they will also teach our children to learn how to think and problem solve. In fact, that is one of the core values of Code Ninjas!

Do you think that your kiddos would benefit from a Summer Camp at Code Ninjas?

Here are some of the details about the camps that they offer during the summer months:

Half Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm.

Full Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

All camps are recommended for kids ages 7-14.

Costs for Half Day Summer Camps is $199, Full Day Summer Camps is $369.

Are you ready to dive in and learn more? You can learn more about Code Ninjas and the different camp options that are available this summer by visiting: https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/fl-tampa-carrollwood.

And, I have one sweet deal for My Sweet Savings readers! You can book a FREE 30-minute introduction to a coding lesson at Code Ninjas Carrollwood as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and summer camps when you click here to book a Free session! Be sure to let the folks at Code Ninjas Carrollwood know that I sent you when you type “My Sweet Savings” into the form. 

With Code Ninjas, Kids have fun. Parents see results! 

Kids Bowl Free: 2 Free Games of Bowling Every Day During Summer!

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Now that school is out for the summer, we are looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy! One of our favorite things to do every summer is the Kids Bowl Free Program! We usually go at least once a week, and I love that it is in the air conditioning, but we are keeping the body active!

This offer is valid at select bowling centers, and age requirements and times will vary by locations. Shoe rental price is not included in offer, but it is usually just a few dollars per child.

You can also sign up for a Parent Pass which will give you a nice savings for yourself so that you can enjoy bowling with the kiddos too! You should see this option right after you have signed up the kiddos.

GO HERE to see all the details.

Michaels: Summer Camp Creativity For Kids

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Michaels wants to help keep your kids busy this summer! They are offering seven weeks of screen-free fun for kids ages 3 and up.

Camp Creativity begins June 10 and runs through July 26. Classes are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12 noon. The price is $3 per 30-minute session and supplies are included. The Slime Classes offered on Fridays are usually Free! You can sign up HERE.

Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. *Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Hooded Beach Towels for Kids Only $14.99 + Free Shipping!

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Aren’t these hooded towels adorable? Your kiddos will have so much fun at the beach and pool this summer with these Character Hooded Beach Towels on sale for $14.99 + Free Shipping at Jane! One size fits most. For ages 2-7.

Choose from:

  • Pirate
  • Princess
  • Shark 1
  • Shark 2
  • Diver
  • Mermaid
  • Hula Girl

Michaels: Baseball Slime Event on May 18

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This looks like so much for the kiddos! On Saturday, May 18, from 1:00-3:00pm, Michaels Stores will be hosting a Baseball Slime event! You will need to purchase the jar, but from what I can tell it is only $1. The supplies to decorate and pre-made slime will be provided.

GO HERE to register and for more details.

Mouse Inspired Moccs Only $13.98 Shipped! (5 Style Options) Sizes Newborn-36 Months

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Oh my goodness, how adorable are these? Hurry on over to Jane where you can grab a pair of Mouse Inspired Moccs  for only $13.98 shipped! Choose from 5 different style options

DETAILS: 

  • Moccs are handmade with 100% genuine leather.
  • Moccs do run a tad big

SIZING: 

*Please measure your child’s foot to ensure accurate fit*

  • Newborn – (recommended 0-3 months)
  • XS – 4.5″ (recommended 3-6 months)
  • Small – 4.75″ (recommended 6-12 months)
  • Medium – 5.25″ (recommended 12-18 months)
  • Large – 5.5″ (recommended 18-24 months)
  • XL – 5.9″ (recommended 24-36 months)

Character Cape & Mask Sets Only $8.99 + Free Shipping! (19 Character Options)

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These are so cute! What fun for the littles without spending a fortune! Jane is offering these Character Cape & Mask Sets for only $8.99 each + Free Shipping! There are 19 character options to choose from, so something for everyone! 

Character Options:

  • Wonder Woman
  • The Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Spiderman
  • Spiderwoman
  • Vader
  • Pink Snowflake (Ana)
  • Blue Snowflake (Elsa)
  • Incredibles
  • Captain America
  • Red Ninja Turtle
  • Purple Ninja Turtle
  • Blue Ninja Turtle
  • Orange Ninja Turtle
  • Super Mario
  • Luigi
  • Catboy
  • Gekko
  • Owlette

Razor A Kick Scooter Only $18! (5 color options) Reg. $29.97

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If your kiddo has a scooter on their Christmas wish list, Walmart.com is offering the Razor A Kick Scooter for only $18! (Reg. $29.97) And, you can choose Free in-store pick up to avoid shipping costs! Otherwise, shipping is Free on orders of $35 or more. There are 5 color options to choose from.

*HOT* Extra 25% Off One Toy, Sporting Goods Item or Craft Kit Target Mobile Coupon (Valid Both In-Store & Online)

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Wow! This is such an awesome coupon! Through November 10th, Target is offering a digital coupon for 25% off one toysporting goods item or craft activity kit when you text TOY to 827438. You can use this coupon both in-store and online.

To use coupon in-store, present the barcode on your mobile device to the cashier. If using online, you will enter your exclusive promo code at checkout.

Coupon excludes video games, Nintendo LABO, LEGO, Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic Rex, Thomas & Friends Super Station Trackset, Hot Wheel Corkscrew Crash Trackset, L.O.L. Surprise House and Barbie Dreamhouse.