Friday, April 12, 2024

Back to School Savings

It’s that time of year again! Back to school sales are already starting! I know for many of you, your schools provide a specific list of what items are needed for each class. However, there are many basic items that you can begin stocking up on now. I picked up notebook paper for $0.25 each, 10-pack pencils for $0.19, composition notebooks for $0.40. There are some really great deals going on right now. Couponing to Disney has provided a great comparison list for easy reference. You can find it here.Keep in mind that some of these deals do end on Saturday, 7/23 so check your sales flyers in Sunday’s paper for the next week’s deals. Office Depot told me their back to school sales continue through until sometime in September.

This is also a great time to stock up on supplies or clothing you might need over the next few months. After all, Christmas/Hannukah is not that far away now! If you do not have children going back to school, it is still a good time to stock up on supplies for your home or office.

You will still want to compare prices at the stores where you shop. Many stores will have a limit on how many of a sale item you can purchase, so it may be necessary to go to multiple locations or make multiple trips to get what you need. Fortunately for us, in S. Florida, we usually have multiple locations of each store within a reasonable distance.

Before you begin to shop, use your Sales Flyers from Sunday’s paper, or from the store’s website, to compare prices to make sure you get the best deals.

If your children require uniforms for school, you may want to check prices in stores as well as on their website. Many stores offer site-to-store shipping for free where you can order online and pick up at the store, and the prices may vary. And, of course, don’t rule out second-hand stores for clothing needs.

Here is another great article I found this week from All You Magazine. It’s a list of 30 money-saving tips. You can find it here.

All You Magazine July Coupon ListFrugally Thrifty has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that will be in Walmart’s All You Magazine for July. You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for less. However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has less coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – has not yet put up the best deals from Walmart this week. Keep checking their site for updates.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo BOGO – Buy one, get one free SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons. You may also want to check out The Thrifty Mama’s post on Whole Foods deals here.

Publix Greenwise: Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “Super Deals” for 7/21-7/27, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 7/21-7/27 please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites E-Book now available!

I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book! For more information, please clickhere.

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My book is now available for the Kindle! Please click here!

Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

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