How to Save on Back-to-School Essentials | St. Johns Bank

The team at St. Johns Bank understands that you might still be trying to replenish your bank account after taking a much-needed summer vacation. However, it’s time to talk about going back to school again. Fortunately, there are many ways you can save on back-to-school items.

School Is (Almost) Back in Session

The following are tips to help you save money when buying back-to-school basics.

First, go around the house and see what you already have from last year. Chances are that you might have some leftover pens, pencils, notebook paper, calculators, etc., that are staple items that can be used again this year. Write down what you have so that you don’t spend money on these items and end up with extras.

Second, make a budget on what you will spend per child—and be sure to stick to it. If you set a backpack budget and the backpack your son wants is $30 over your price limit, have him use his own money to make up the difference. This is a good opportunity to teach your kids about the difference between a “want” and a “need.”

Third, purchase only the basics first. The essentials are the items that need to be taken care of before heading back to school. Then, you can get the “extras” at a later time when more money is in your bank account to spend.

Finally, don’t be afraid to check out the web to see what deals might be on certain websites. Sometimes these deals are just as great as the sales during tax-free weekend. Plus, because you’re ordering online, you can have your purchases delivered right to your door instead of having to fight the crowds, which is a win-win for any parent.

Are you ready to start putting more back in the bank? Contact St. Johns Bank today to learn how we can help you find the right savings account to fit your family’s needs.