Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to School Savings with Sam's Club: Giveaway


I'm new to the world of Box Tops but now that my child is close to entering his public school years, I know they will become a bigger deal.  I've heard of some pretty intense competitions between classes as the Box Tops help raise money for the school.  I'll admit, I've clipped a few over the years but I've never put in much effort as my child wasn't in school yet.  Through MOPS though, I did learn that Huggies diapers contain Box Tops so I do clip those.

From August 6-13, Sam's Club is offering 150 Bonus Box Tops when you upgrade to a premium membership.  Also, this weekend Sam's Club is offering free entry to anyone.  This is a great time to check it out and see if a membership would be beneficial to you.

Today, I'm offering a $25 Sam's Club gift card as a giveaway.  This contest will be open until Saturday, August 14.  At that time, I will pick a winner via random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond.

To enter (first one is mandatory, others are for bonus entries):

1. Tell me your favorite savings strategy for back to school shopping.
2.  Post about this giveaway on your blog.
3. Follow me on Twitter @LifeWithLess.
4. Subscribe via RSS or email.



Disclaimer: I was provided with a gift card and upgrade to my membership from Sam's Club & General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation occurred.

52 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

My savings tip is to shop during your state's tax free weekend.

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JC said...

Watch for sales, combine with coupons and price match policy.

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Robin said...

For back to school savings, I don't buy too early because stores have price wars right before school starts. This year, we are also taking advantage of the tax free weekend.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Shop year-round and when you find a good sale for school supplies, stock up for the entire year, not just the immediate future. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Laura S said...

I shop all the back to school sales to buy school supplies! this saves me lots of $$.

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Nancy said...

My back to school shopping strategies include: shopping the sales, using coupons, and shopping during the state's Tax-Free weekend. That's this weekend for our state!

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smdrm said...

Start buying "good deal" items as they come out. Remember to buy enough for the whole school year. Use coupons and rebates when applicable.

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Sarah said...

I start weeks before school atarts and get the supplies when they are very cheap - I go to several stores, several weeks (they are close so it's not a huge gas loss) I also stock up on supplies that they might need mid-year. They are expensive at that time!

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barbara.montyj said...

Back to school savings - We pick a weekend where a store has most of what we need on sale.
We take a list and stick to it!
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Wander said...

My strategy is simple....
We shop during the whole year. I don't just buy at the start of school. Sales are going on all year and I try to take advantage of them as they come.
I also do not buy impulsively!
I shop clearance and sale items. My teenagers do the same thing!
It would literally kill them to pay full price!
:)

sohamolina said...

My favorite strategy is to shop at the Dollar Store.

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Julie said...

My daughter goes to Goodwill and buys name brand jeans for $5.00

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Stephanie said...

I hold on to coupons that I know will be great for Back to School Shopping and use them then!
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amandawk said...

I stock up on school supplies when they're on sale. I don't have to buy any during the year.

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Mom2anutball said...

I like to shop sales, use coupons, and shop on the tax free weekend!
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Amanda said...

I like to combine back to school shopping with other regular trips to the stores. That way, if target has something on sale that week from his list, then I'll pick it up while I'm already there, and then the next week from another store. Little by little the shopping is done!
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Pixie said...

I like to stack sales with any coupons I can get

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lmurley2000 said...

my tip is buy as much as you can on sale

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pixie13 said...

Mostly, we just hit the August sales as much as possible.

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Terry Mac said...

My favorite savings strategy for savings back to school, is kind of obvious: shop the sales and stock up during the summer months. I always get double everything they need, because around January, new items are needed, but the prices are outrageous!

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skkorman said...

Shop during "Tax-Free Weekend" and use coupons as often as possible!

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