ValPak $100 Giveaway | 2012 Back to School Bash #wingiveaways

by Marcy on July 30, 2012 · 402 comments

If you read this blog, chances are good you are familiar with coupons, which likely means yous are also familiar with those blue envelopes full of coupons that arrive in the mail each month. Valpak has been distributing those blue envelopes full of coupons for more than 40 years, saving shoppers money on everything from dining to financial planning; groceries to auto maintenance.

With back to school upon us, saving on every day purchases is a great way to free up money for back to school supplies and expenses, and Valpak can help! Visit www.Valpak.com to search and print free coupons for local businesses, as well as grocery coupons and even coupon codes for major retailers.

Other ways to save with Valpak include:

  • Sign up for e-mail savings alerts from Valpak Exclusives.
  • Find the best deals wherever you are with the free Valpak Savings apps for your mobile devices. Around town or on the go, your coupons come with you!
  • Search for coupon codes to help you save on those school uniforms or electronics! Choose from 20,000 national and retail brand online coupon codes.
  • Peruse the Valpak Deals section of Valpak.com. These vouchers make great back to school gifts and are available for purchase in hundreds of cities

Be sure to check out Valpak on both Facebook and Twitter to learn more about how you can save on your every day and back to school purchases! You’ll also find info on ValPak’s Back to School Savings Sweepstakes.

To kick off the 2012 Back to School Giveaway Bash, Valpak is offering one of you a $100 Visa Gift Card to spend on back to school items, or as you wish!

What am I giving away?

1 – $100 Visa Gift Card

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know your best back to school savings tip. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card thanks to @Valpakcoupons and @StretchingABuck http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=47683 #wingiveaways #giveaway

3) “Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook (if you already do, promote this contest on your page) Be sure to check out ValPak on Facebook as well!

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible

When does this giveaway end?

Monday, August 6, 2012 at 3PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Enter my other 2012 Back to School Giveaways here!

Be sure to enter for your chance to win on these blogs as well:


This post sponsored by ValPak as part of the Win Giveaways 2012 Back to School Giveaway Bash. This post was written by me and was not edited by the sponsor. Read more in my disclosure policy. Find more information on the terms for this giveaway on the Win Giveaways Facebook page.


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1 MarQ July 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I am subscribed to you via email..:)

2 MarQ July 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I already LOVE you on facebook..lol..:)

3 MarQ July 30, 2012 at 9:14 AM

my back to school tip::; I hit wal mart in JULY when the prices are lowest for notebooks 17cents, and binders 92 cents… and I wait every week for the Staples ad.. to gte bic pens for 1cent and erasers etc for 25cents… each week a different thing… I stock UP in July and dole them out all year

4 MELISSA FELTON July 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

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5 MELISSA FELTON July 30, 2012 at 9:16 AM

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6 Marie July 30, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Coupons and perks from Office Max and Staples can make buying school supplies so inexpensive. Takes time to weed through the best sales but it is so worth it. Save so much money doing this every year.

7 MELISSA FELTON July 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I start watching for the sales early and match those with the coupons throughout the summer months.

8 Brianne Grant July 30, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I watch the ads in the few months leading up to back to school to score good deals through the year to stock up.

9 Brianne Grant July 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I already like you on FB.

10 Maureen July 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

The state has a tax free period for certain school items (clothing and pencils and paper, etc) and I also use coupons for that time for the stores as well.

11 Daisy July 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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12 Mami2jcn July 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Shop the clearance racks! I just got a bunch of nice back to school clothes from the Target clearance racks.

13 Rebecca Arledge July 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I buy back-to-school clothes during tax free shopping days and combine those savings with coupons and promotions. I also start buying school supplies far in advance, any time there is a special promotion (usually at least a month before school starts).

14 Mami2jcn July 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM

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15 Mami2jcn July 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM

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16 Mami2jcn July 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

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17 kasey July 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I watch the ads and try to stock up at the rock bottom prices. Most important, I don’t impulse shop!!!

18 kasey July 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM
19 kasey July 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM

And feed subscribed

20 wendyc33 July 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM

My best tip is to follow your page of course. Thanks

21 wendyc33 July 30, 2012 at 10:24 AM

i follow your email updates.

22 Lisa July 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Watch and WAIT for the bottom price sales then use coupons to lower costs even more.

23 Noel Powell July 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Best back to school savings tip – follow Southern Savers blog and OfficeMax deals. Also shop tax-free weekend.

24 Noel Powell July 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

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25 Noel Powell July 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

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26 Sarah July 30, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I save by shopping the sales at multiple stores

27 Michelle July 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Start early and a little at a time by watching the sales flyers

28 Michelle July 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM

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29 Michelle July 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM

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30 Amanda Campbell July 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM

My tip is tax free weekend!! I price match randomly when I see really good deals and get the rest tax free!

31 Samantha July 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I shop online to find the best deals, print them out and then hit all the stores in one day. With two kids in elementary and one starting middle school this year, I need all the help I can get! Stores like Kmart, target and walmart will honor the less expensive ads for the same product and coupons too!

32 Brenda July 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I use coupons and find the best values at our local Walmart.

33 Amanda Campbell July 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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34 Elena July 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I use coupons and shop on sales

35 Elena July 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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36 Amanda Campbell July 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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37 Elena July 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM
38 Teresa F July 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I shop the deals. Most supply stores have weekly penny deals right now. Thank you.

39 Amanda Smith July 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I stock up for next year after school stuff goes on clearance.

40 Kait Ferry July 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I combine sales with coupons

41 christie bumann July 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I shop at multiple stores for the best deals at each!

42 Kait Ferry July 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I like you and valpak on facebook

43 christie bumann July 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I now follow you on facebook

44 Kait Ferry July 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I tweeted @couponkait

45 Ashley Sovastion July 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I love to shop school supply sales and price match all the sales in Walmart. It lets me get all the things I need for my classroom without having to drive an hour to get them. I liked both you and Valpak on Facebook and subscribed to your email.

46 Doug W July 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I use the coupons with sales at the office supply stores like Staples and Office Depot.

47 Becky M. July 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I stock up when prices are super low. If it’s not on sale this week, it will be soon.

48 Cathy July 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I use coupons and wait for the best deals.

49 Cathy July 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I’m a subscriber

50 Janelle July 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Shopthroughout the year when things you know you need are on sale, like notebooks, pencils, etc. For the other things, shop in July…it’s usually the best deal then and there is a good selection left.

51 cynthia July 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I use the coupons for store like Office Max/Staples/Walmart. Everybit helps!

52 allegra July 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I stockpile when things are dirt cheap, checking the ads, use simple math low prices now on
supplies!

53 Devon P July 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I use places like SHop At Home or Ebates to save money during back to school shopping.

54 Devon P July 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

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55 Kerry G July 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I never just go out and buy everything in one store. I know some people take the school supply list and just buy everything in one shopping trip. I like to make it fun…I know what I want to pay for items on the list and when I see the price I want to pay, I take a list and pick up only the items on sale. Everything eventually goes on sale.

56 cher miller July 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

i buy school stuff before the school starts whenever they are on sale and stock them up

57 cher miller July 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

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58 Doug W July 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
59 cher miller July 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

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60 Doug W July 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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61 Kerry G July 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I like Stretching a Buck and Valpak on Facebook. :)

62 Doug W July 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I’m a subscriber

63 Kim July 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I go through all the weekly ads and try to find coupons to match up with the deals.

64 Kim July 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I’m a facebook fan.

65 Kim July 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Tweeted @moneysavingkim

66 Jessica July 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I suscribe to your email. Thank you!

67 Janet W July 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Best tip is to wait for items to go on sale and try and use a coupon if possible.

68 Janet W July 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM
69 Janet W July 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

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70 Janet W July 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

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71 Karen Soder July 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I am an email subscriber.

72 Karen Soder July 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I am a facebook fan.

73 Karen Soder July 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I always use coupons and check the ads and blogs to get the best prices for back to school.

74 Megan S July 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I buy what’s on sale and try to match with coupons. I love when I can match a MQ with a Target Q and end up getting things for nearly free :)

75 Megan S July 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I like you & ValPak on facebook

76 Shelly :) July 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I like you on FB :)

77 Shelly :) July 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I subscribe to your feed via google reader :)

78 Shelly :) July 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM

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79 Sarah July 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I use hand-me-downs!

80 Sarah July 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I subscribe to your blog!

81 Ashley S July 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

My tip is to buy all supplies and clothes on Tax free weekend!

82 Ashley S July 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’m currently a suscriber. :)

83 Ashley S July 30, 2012 at 3:22 PM

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84 kelly ettinger July 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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85 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM

i use coupons to buy school stuff

86 Jessie C. July 30, 2012 at 3:52 PM

My tip is to check clearance racks

87 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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88 Jessie C. July 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM
89 Jessie C. July 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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90 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

i like your FB page

91 Jessie C. July 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m a subscriber

92 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM
93 beth m July 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

my best school savings tip is to start early July and as the sales begin, watch for what you need and you can get the best prices that way

94 Katy P July 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Buy things on sale- and also look at discount stores like Big Lots.

95 Katy P July 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

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96 Connie July 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I stock up on all the cheapie items at Staples and Office Depot.

97 Connie July 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

98 Kelly D July 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM

My back to school savings tip is to wait until you receive a list of needed items from the teacher before you purchase anything- this prevents over-spending. Also take advantage of price matching at Walmart to cut down on trips to different stores.

99 Connie July 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I like you on facebook.

100 Kelly D July 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM
101 Kelly D July 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I like you both on FB(Kelly D Saver)

102 Kelly D July 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

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103 jeri July 30, 2012 at 5:17 PM

i get your daily emails

104 jeri July 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

i am a facebook fan

105 jeri July 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I get all the ads circle all the deals match my coupons with them and go to walmart and price match

106 Ashley H July 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Shop early for good deals.

107 Ashley H July 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I like you on facebook.

108 Caroline July 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Either hit each store’s sale or collect all the sales papers and take them to Wal-mart or Target and price-match.

109 gina July 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Stock up throughout the year when stores like Staples has rebates or 1cent deals.

110 gina July 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

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111 gina July 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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112 Katherine July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

my tip is buy cold medicine and cough drops now – because you know you’ll need it later

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113 Katherine July 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

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114 Katherine July 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM

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115 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I shop different stores in search for the best deals on the supplies we need!

116 Stephanie July 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

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117 Denise July 30, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Buy all year round, whenever an item is at a great price.

118 Stacey B July 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM

My best tip would have to be to look at store ads and buy when things are on sale, even if it means going to different stores to get everything you need

119 Stacey B July 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM
120 Jodi B July 30, 2012 at 7:23 PM

stock up on extras so you dont have to pay full price later

121 Jodi B July 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM
122 Jodi B July 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

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123 Stacey B July 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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124 Amanda Sakovitz July 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

i use coupons and cashback websites

125 julie July 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

my tip is to buy back to school supplies after they all go on clearance and store for next year

126 Janelle July 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I shop early. This saves a lot of money because supplies tend to have great sales in July!

127 Amanda Sakovitz July 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM
128 julie July 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

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129 Amanda Sakovitz July 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM
130 Amanda Sakovitz July 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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131 Jill July 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I look for extra bucks and register rewards that will make the school supplies free at either CVS or Walgreens.

132 Jill July 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

My best tip to save on school supplies is when I can use a manufactuer coupon with the store’s coupon to get the product free or very cheap.

133 kelly willis July 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

when i get lots of free coupons on school supplies and stay within budget for each child

134 kelly willis July 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM
135 kelly willis July 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM

liked Stretching a Buck and valpak on facebook
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136 kelly willis July 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

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137 Marlana July 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I don’t have kids but LOVE to stock up on school supplies that I use for crafting like glue sticks!!

138 Jennifer B July 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I either buy on clearance or make sure I have a coupon and a sale together.

139 Marianne July 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

tax free weekend is the way to do it!

140 Marianne July 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

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141 Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) July 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

look for great coupons!!

142 Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) July 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
143 Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) July 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

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144 Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) July 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

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145 christina July 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I usually try to buy on tax free weekends, but I have been known to stock up on school supplies, clothes, and lunch items when I see a great sale combined with coupons.

146 christina July 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I am an email subscriber.

147 christina July 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I already like you on face book.

148 stephanie July 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

to price compare and price match!

149 stephanie July 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM
150 stephanie July 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM

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151 Dana J Valle July 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

My tip to buy extras of the necessities. That way when you run out mid year..you have them on hand.

152 Dana J Valle July 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM
153 Dana J Valle July 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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154 Dana J Valle July 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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155 Laura Jacobson July 31, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Oh my best tip is to follow along your site and clip your coupons!

156 Laura Jacobson July 31, 2012 at 12:09 AM
157 Laura Jacobson July 31, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I liked you and ValPak on facebook

158 Vanessa July 31, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Shop early!! Things are so expensive if your rushing the last minute right before school starts. So begin to shop in the earlydays of summer !

159 Nicole July 31, 2012 at 1:40 AM

I know every teacher every year has a different list of requirements but some things are universally useful. You can find super deals around the first of October, stores are itching to put out Holiday merch and are slashing prices, stock up for next year then.

160 Nicole July 31, 2012 at 1:40 AM

I am an email subscriber.

161 Ysenia Ramirez July 31, 2012 at 5:21 AM

My best tip is to clip those coupons and get there early to those sales!

162 Ysenia Ramirez July 31, 2012 at 5:21 AM

I am an email subscriber.

163 Ysenia Ramirez July 31, 2012 at 5:22 AM

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164 angie newell hammond July 31, 2012 at 6:10 AM

my best tip is just get the basics when school first starts. after about a week of school starting the supplies will go on clearance.

165 angie newell hammond July 31, 2012 at 6:11 AM

i subscribe to email…..same email addy as used for this comment

166 Harmony B July 31, 2012 at 6:17 AM

I use my staples ink rewards to pay for supplies

167 Harmony B July 31, 2012 at 6:22 AM
168 Harmony B July 31, 2012 at 6:28 AM

I “Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook

169 amber July 31, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I use coupons to save on school supplies.

170 amber July 31, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I like you on facebook!

171 amber July 31, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I subscribe to emails!

172 Sophia July 31, 2012 at 8:38 AM

My best back to school tip is defiantly keep a of the supplies & stuff you need list when you are back-to-school shopping, I can’t even count how many times I have ended yo buying more than I actually use.

173 Sophia July 31, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I am also a Stretching a Buck e-mail subscriber

174 Jennifer B July 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I subscribe to RSS feeds!

175 Jennifer B July 31, 2012 at 10:06 AM

My best B-2-School tip is to get next year’s list (if you can) and buy supplies when Target marks all the school stuff down in September!

Another tip: buy giftcards at Kroger (for the fuel points) and then buy school supplies when they go on sale!

176 Kristie Speakman July 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I use sales and coupons to save on bts!

177 courtney b July 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

always use coupons no matter what!!!!

178 Kristie Speakman July 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I subscribe via rss & email

179 Kristie Speakman July 31, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I just “liked” you on facebook

180 courtney b July 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM
181 courtney b July 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM

im a fb fan courtney bella

182 Kenzie July 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

My best back to school saving tip, is to not only to use coupons, but visit stores and compare prices to see which is cheaper.

183 amy July 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I am a school teacher so I take advantage of teacher discounts and perks. At Staples, a teacher can not only take advantage of their sales on school supplies, some for just one cent, but they can purchase 25 items at the reduced price rather than the 5 item limit with $5 purchase.

184 Aqdas H. July 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Go through all your old notebooks and neatly tear off the unused pages. You can now use these pages as loose leaf :)

185 Aqdas H. July 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I have “liked” your facebook page and I am a subscriber!

186 Christina Lorton July 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Watch the adds & shop around! :) That’s the best tip I have!

187 Christina Lorton July 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m a fan on FB

188 melissa peterson July 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I like starting early and getting the good deals in July and not waiting till the last minute,

189 melissa peterson July 31, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I am an email subsriber also, LOVE your site.

190 Tina M July 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I use coupons !!!!!

191 Tina M July 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

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192 Tina M July 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM
193 Tina M July 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

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194 Jessica Beard July 31, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Use lots of coupons.

195 Jessica Beard July 31, 2012 at 10:14 PM
196 Jessica Beard July 31, 2012 at 10:14 PM

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197 Jessica Beard July 31, 2012 at 10:15 PM

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198 Alicia Keen July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

follow the circulars

199 Alicia Keen July 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM
200 Alicia Keen July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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201 Alicia Keen July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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202 Alison August 1, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I subscribe via google reader.

203 Alison August 1, 2012 at 12:07 AM

My best savings tip is using blogs like this one to get great information about deals.

204 Allison Downes August 1, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Use Coupons and watch for sales!

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205 Allison Downes August 1, 2012 at 12:19 AM

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206 Allison Downes August 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM

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207 Allison Downes August 1, 2012 at 12:21 AM

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208 Lynda August 1, 2012 at 4:02 AM

try to pair coupons with sales to get the best deal

209 Lynda August 1, 2012 at 4:03 AM
210 Lynda August 1, 2012 at 4:04 AM

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211 Shawna O. August 1, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Purchase back to school supplies during sales and match with a coupon for deep discounts.

212 Shawna O. August 1, 2012 at 5:36 AM
213 Shawna O. August 1, 2012 at 5:41 AM
214 Shawna O. August 1, 2012 at 5:42 AM

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215 Camille W August 1, 2012 at 9:16 AM

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216 Camille W August 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM

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217 Camille W August 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Back-to-school shopping tip: go to thrift stores!

218 danielle August 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

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219 danielle August 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

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220 danielle August 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I try to watch the ads for great back to school deals.

221 LaTanya August 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Start early and try to use coupons

222 LaTanya August 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

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223 LaTanya August 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

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224 LaTanya August 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM
225 jennifer horn August 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM
226 jennifer horn August 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

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227 jennifer horn August 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I shop clearance items throughout the year and shop sales to get the items I still need when school starts.

228 jennifer horn August 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

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229 Katie August 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I am a Facebook follower. Thanks!

230 Katie August 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

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231 Katie August 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I keep an eye out for good deals, by following savings bloggers like you!

232 Heather M Bollinger August 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Tweeted your Valpak contest message @NolaConnick for my 1st entry! Thanks!

233 Heather M Bollinger August 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

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234 Heather M Bollinger August 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

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235 Heather M Bollinger August 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Best back to school advice: start early, shop the loss-leaders at each store, buy in bulk and STOCK UP (this stuff doesn’t spoil!), trade what you don’t need for what you do, and don’t forget that kids go through school supplies like crazy during the year ~ and supplies are RARELY on sale during the school year!

Please use this as my 4th entry for the Valpak contest. Thanks!

236 Sandy August 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I like to get stuff early when school supplies are on sale but wait until later for clothes. They will always get cheaper!

237 Sandy August 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

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238 Sandy August 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

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239 Jennifer Peaslee August 1, 2012 at 5:44 PM

My best back-to-school savings tip is to shop around. It may take longer but you’ll get the best deals and keep your kid stocked the entire school year!

240 Jennifer Peaslee August 1, 2012 at 5:45 PM

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241 Tiffany Winner August 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM

leave your kids at home so they dont beg u for expensive stuff
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242 Tiffany Winner August 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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244 Crystal August 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I start shopping in winter and go to the clearance racks for spring, summer, and fall clothes and I shop in the summer for winter clothes. I get school supplies as I see major sales and combine them with coupons.

245 Crystal August 1, 2012 at 8:42 PM

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246 Carmen August 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I always buy a little more than we think we need – for pens, paper, etc. since it’s so much cheaper this time of year.

247 Carmen August 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
248 Carmen August 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM

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249 Carmen August 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

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250 Lindsey August 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

If I find a good deal on notebooks, I stock up to use throughout the year!

251 Deanna G. August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Shop the sales & don’t wait until the last minute!

252 Deanna G. August 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM
253 Deanna G. August 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

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254 Deanna G. August 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

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255 Kortnye Victory August 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

For younger kids, buy the supplies pre-packaged from the school organization who does them. Sure, there are great sales to get them in store, but the pre-K through 2 lists are often loaded with specialty items (like the elusive “story tablet” ???) that have you burning through gas searching everywhere usually finding the wrong one.

256 Kortnye Victory August 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

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257 Camiele August 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Shop at the the office stores every week whent hey have stuff for $0.01 and also for other cheap items!

258 Camiele August 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM

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259 Camiele August 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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260 Camiele August 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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261 Ashley F August 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM

My tip is I give my kids a budget. It teaches them money skills.

262 Ashley F August 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

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263 Ashley F August 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

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264 kathy f August 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

We use coupons combined with a sale. We also use rebates when ever possible.

265 Kelly Rose August 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I shop sales and pick up some school supplies throughout the year!

TY!

266 Kelly Rose August 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

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267 Kelly Rose August 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I subscribe via a reader!

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268 Kelly Rose August 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I tweeted!

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269 Daniel M August 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

start shopping as soon as the school year ends, lots of sales!

270 Suz August 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I just buy for years ahead – whenever I see a great deal, I stock up – whatever we dont’ use can get donated; thanks!

271 melina r August 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

my tip is shop sales and matchup coupons with sales, also check clearance racks for inexpensive clothes

272 Eileen August 2, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Start early and watch the sale ads. We shop a few stores anyway most every week for household, groceries, clothing or gift items so might as well take advantage of those sales WHILE you are there, Dont’ wait and have to spend the gas money running out for those items AND not getting them on sale.

273 Eileen August 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM
274 Eileen August 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM

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275 Melissa H August 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I like the penny deals at staples that you can get with a $5 purchase. I typically buy a pack of copy paper that you can send in a rebate for and only end up paying a $1 for the paper.

276 Melissa H August 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

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277 Melissa H August 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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278 Sara August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Use last year’s backpack.

279 Jenny August 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Back to School Tip: Sack lunches filled with coupon purchased items :)

280 Heliana Villa August 3, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I shop at multiple stores to get their best deals =)

281 Jennifer Slagle August 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I already like you on Facebook!

282 Jennifer Slagle August 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

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283 Jennifer Slagle August 3, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I shop at several stores and price match!

284 Michelle H. August 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I buy extra of notebooks and paper while I’m back to school shopping and put them away to use when my daughter runs out mid-year.

285 Michelle H. August 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM
286 Michelle H. August 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

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287 Michelle H. August 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

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288 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

My best tip is to go during the tax free wk and to use coupons for extra savings.

289 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM
290 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

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291 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

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292 Ellen b August 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

shop the sales and use coupons if you can to save money

293 Ellen b August 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM
294 Rebecca A August 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

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295 Rebecca A August 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I always stock up on school supplies when they are marked down a couple of months into the school year.

296 Carly August 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM

My moneysaving tip is to wait for sales so that you don’t buy anything full price.

297 Carly August 4, 2012 at 9:24 PM
298 LinhC August 4, 2012 at 9:44 PM

recycle rulers, etc.

299 LinhC August 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM

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300 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I save a little money by using things that I still have from last year that are still good. thanks
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301 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I like you on facebook as carol wegs. thanks
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302 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

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303 Just Coupons August 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

My best back to school savings tip is to buy school clothing at the end of each season for the next year. I have saved hundreds – if not more – by doing that

304 Just Coupons August 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM
305 Just Coupons August 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

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306 Just Coupons August 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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307 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:11 AM

buy back to school items during penny sales and take advance of free after rebate offers – – Pauline T ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

308 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I tweeted about this giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)…https://twitter.com/emscout9/status/231993150862929920

309 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:23 AM

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310 Beth Good August 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I buy as much as I can gently used.

311 Beth Good August 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

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312 Beth Good August 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

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313 Sue D August 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Best tip is to buy on clearance the season before.

314 Andrea Williams August 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

My best tip is to just watch all the ads and get the best deals on school supplies.

315 Andrea Williams August 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

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316 Lori S August 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Wait for target’s sale. Everything goes almost free there.

Thanks!

317 Lori S August 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM

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318 Lori S August 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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319 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Try to combine coupons with no tax weekend for maximum savings

320 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM
321 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM

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322 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:02 PM

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323 Julie Geo August 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I stock up while Staples and Target are having their back-to-school deals. I’ve also been using shopathome.com this year and purchasing their wild cash deals.

324 Julie Geo August 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

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325 Abby Gray August 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I susbscribe by email

326 Julie Geo August 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I subscribe to your emails. Thanks!

327 Susan H. August 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Watch the sales, scour for coupons, and shop on tax free weekends if possible.

328 Susan H. August 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I tweeted about the giveaway. @sebh55

329 Susan H. August 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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330 Susan H. August 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

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331 Katherine August 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM

back to school tip: price match school supplies at Walmart and save money!

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332 Katherine August 5, 2012 at 6:37 PM

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333 Rodella August 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Walmart and Staples have great deals for school supplies!

334 Terry August 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Watch for the best deal and price match at Walmart!

335 Jen Maik August 5, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Wait to buy copy paper until a rebate offer comes up and spend $1 per instead of $6!

336 Jen Maik August 5, 2012 at 8:18 PM
337 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM

shop all year for cleareance items to stock up

338 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM
339 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM
340 Birdie Skolfield August 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

bes tip is go shopping for the kids supplies by yourselfthat way they’ll be no impulse buying

341 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Using ValPak coupons.

342 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Using the ValPak oil change coupons really helps me.

343 Birdie Skolfield August 5, 2012 at 8:41 PM
344 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Stacking manufacture coupons with store coupons.

345 Birdie Skolfield August 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

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346 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Ask family members for their coupons from the paper if they don’t want them to really save.

347 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

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348 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Have a coupon swap with friends or family members.

349 Jill August 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

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350 Jeanne August 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I am utilizing the the back to school sales for necessities! Hanes Underwear!

351 Jeanne August 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

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352 ANDRIEAN August 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I watch for the sales in the summer months and match coupons with the sales.

353 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I use coupons, shop sales, and participate in rebates whenever possible. Thanks for the giveaway.

354 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM
355 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I already like both you & Valpak on Facebook and “Liked” your giveaway post (sure hope that’s the correct way to share it–because the “Share” button didn’t allow me to!)

356 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

already a subscriber

357 Sarah August 5, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Buy extra when they are on sale and stockpile for later in the year. :)

358 Sarah August 5, 2012 at 10:05 PM

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359 Michelle S August 6, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Best tip? coupon/shop around.

360 Michelle S August 6, 2012 at 12:26 AM
361 Michelle S August 6, 2012 at 12:27 AM

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362 Michelle S August 6, 2012 at 12:27 AM

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363 Cheryl Abdelnour August 6, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I always shop sales, use coupons, and stock up.

364 Cheryl Abdelnour August 6, 2012 at 1:36 AM
365 Cheryl Abdelnour August 6, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I like you on facebook.

366 Cheryl Abdelnour August 6, 2012 at 1:39 AM

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367 Jessica Holmes August 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM

I make sure to buy extras when the price is really low, like 10 cents for notebooks, so that come December/January we can replenish if needed.

368 Jessica Holmes August 6, 2012 at 7:37 AM

I like Stretching a Buck on FB! Thanks for all the back to school deals!

369 Denise August 6, 2012 at 7:39 AM

I love saving money with coupons…

370 karina H August 6, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Tip: Get organized so you are only buying what you need. Even the deals at one cent or something clutter up your life if you don’t need them!

371 beverly August 6, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Matching coupons to sales.

372 Wendy B. August 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

I purchase school supplies all year long if they are free or almost free. When I went through my stash this weekend, I had almost everything I needed!

373 Michele Eldred August 6, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I buy supplies throughout the year when they are clearanced or a really cheap sale !

374 Sandy August 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I bought some clearance school supply items from last year’s end of season sale.

375 Sandy August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

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376 Julie Todd August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I keep an eye out for office supply stores and walmart to out on doorbuster sales and only buy those things.

377 Cheryl August 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM

I turn in ink cartridges to Staples to get Staples Rewards. You are able to turn in 10 a month for $2 (I think it might be higher if they are HP) I have family save their cartridges for me & I turn them in in May so I get my rewards to use in July or August. Last year I had $40 to spend!
I buy any new Backpacks at Officemax since they typically have a reward program so it only cost a penny (& then I have more money to use for supplies) & if there is anything else I need after those 2 trips I hit up Walmart.

378 Cheryl August 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I’m a subscriber

379 Cheryl August 6, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I’m a FB follower too

380 Shannon Driscoll Stout August 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

My kids are preschool or younger, so I haven’t contended with school shopping yet. But I do pick up home art supplies on deals from clearances or dollar bins a lot. And it’s not always the stores you expect to have the best deals, so keeping your eyes open is important.

381 Shannon Driscoll Stout August 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

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382 Mel brock August 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Mine will be geared towards college/graduate school. I pull up websites to all of the college textbook stores in town, amazon, barnes and nobles, and a shopping comparison site and make a little spreadsheet comparing the used and new text book prices among them all, I can save more by buying books from a few different stores than just buying from one place.

383 Chandra August 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Buy supplies on clearance throughout the year for the next year.

384 Chandra August 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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385 Chandra August 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

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386 Geriann August 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I buy all school stuff NOW- to last the entire year- great deals NOW!

387 Geriann August 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I like you on FB

388 Geriann August 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I am a subscriber

389 hannah August 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM

My back to school savings tip is check out staples, office depot, and office max weekly sales and buy items you need when it is on sale for the lowest price.

390 hannah August 6, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I tweeted about the giveaway

391 hannah August 6, 2012 at 1:07 PM

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392 hannah August 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM

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393 Thabal August 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Shopping for back-to-school item clearance at Target every year helps me prepared for the next year. Also, i love to shop at Office depot using rebates and use up that rebate to buy printer ink at a later point.

394 Thabal August 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

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395 Thabal August 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM
396 Christy Miller August 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Start clipping coupons early and then match them with the back to school sales… which of course one can find all the sales on your website :) Thanks!

397 Christy Miller August 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

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398 Erica Best August 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

buy by the case for notebooks and pens because i will use them

399 Erica Best August 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM
400 Erica Best August 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM
401 Erica Best August 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

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402 Tabitha Pyle August 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM

my tip is always buy 1 extra of each supply if you can. That why you have the extra you’ll need for the year,plus if you don’t use them then you have a head start for the following year.

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