‘Back to School’ Posts

Top Money Saving Tips for College Students
As many say College is one of the most exciting chapters of anyone’s life. This is the time when a student starts to become independent and begin living as an adult. Just the prospect of new activities, new things to learn, and new people and would be friends to meet is enough to get any College freshman excited. But the all too exciting College life does come with a price. Apart from school fees, expensive books, and other related expense, a freshman also has to worry about a lot of other expenses during his or her life on campus.
Here are a few of the top money saving tips a College student ought to consider to save on bucks while in school.
Work On a Budget
With a new environment and new shops around to explore, it is easy to lose sight of where you should be spending your allowance on and splurge on that cute notebook, or that lovely top you can wear to your next org meeting. Create a spreadsheet of your budget, may that be for a week or a month, so you can easily see where your money should go. This will also allow you to prevent unnecessary spending knowing that you will go broke by the end of the week if you make than unplanned and unnecessary purchase.
Use Free Amenities on Campus
It will be so much easier to get rid of spending when you can simply use free facilities in the University, like a free gym or a student library for example. The money you save from not paying gym membership or getting new books can be spent or something else. Or you can always save it for emergency needs.
Cook you own meal at home
If you do not know how to prepare your own meal then it is high time you do! You can save a lot of money by preparing your food at home instead of always dining out or opting for those student meal plans, which can also be expensive. Stock up your fridge and pantries with deli meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, cheese, and a number of other staples you can easily toss together for a quick breakfast, or even a sandwich you can bring to class for lunch.
Join College Clubs for Free Events
Instead of going to bars or to the mall over the weekend to enjoy and relax, joining clubs that mostly offer free events like meet ups, or book reading, or a free show or concert is so much more economical and free! It is also a great opportunity to meet students who enjoy the same things and activities like you do.
Purchase Used Textbooks Instead of New Ones
Whether you opt for a 2 year or a 4 year degree course, you will spend a considerable sum on textbooks that it why it is a wise move to purchase them used instead of brand new. Check local bookstores for their used book section or you can easily search online for shops that offer preloved books. You can also do this with other school requirements like laboratory or sports equipment that may also cost a fortune if bought new.
Take advantage of Student Discounts
Usually any town that has a College would normally offer free or discounted services or products to students, like free bus rides, free coffee, discounted laundry rates, as well as discounts on stores and shops, so make sure you bring your student ID wherever you go and do not forget to flash it to avail of those discounted rates and freebies!

Students groupAs many say College is one of the most exciting chapters of anyone’s life. This is the time when a student starts to become independent and begin living as an adult. Just the prospect of new activities, new things to learn, and new people and would be friends to meet is enough to get any College freshman excited. But the all too exciting College life does come with a price. Apart from school fees, expensive books, and other related expense, a freshman also has to worry about a lot of other expenses during his or her life on campus.

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Laptop and red boxes with the goods at a discountNow that it’s back to school season, Couponbuzz.com has plenty of back to school promotions from different well-known stores that provide high quality school essentials. These promotions have been carefully chosen to make sure you get as much savings as you can, while still getting to purchase all the items that you need.

Here are a few of the best Couponbuzz Back to School Promotions online now:

1. Walmart’s Back to School Promo

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back to schoolBack to school season usually calls for the need to buy new school items such as uniforms, pens, papers, bags, books and other supplies. It can be tough on the budget and can be a real source of headache for most moms like you and me especially for those with two or more kids.  But it doesn’t have to be and there is no need to freak out. You can spend less for back to school items while still making sure your children get what they need. Here are some highly recommended tips which might also work for you:

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Back to School…Already?!

amyk Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Books tower with apple isolated on whiteI walked into the grocery store the other day to get some grocery shopping done and was surprised to see their seasonal isle decked out with back to school stuff! And I thought to myself, “Already?!” O how the summer passes quickly! Too quickly!

Once back to school gets going it’s nothing but go, go, go and shop, shop, shop. Clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch pails, notebooks, pencils, will hopefully be on sale soon so I can just get the stress over with! Thank goodness for Couponbuzz! It makes finding deals so much easier!

Crowd Free Back to School Shopping

miriam Thursday, August 9th, 2012

school suppliesJust when you’re getting used to hot weather, playing at the pool and sleeping in, it’s time to think about going back to school. It seems unfair that summer goes by so quickly, so make the most of it while you can. Don’t waste your time driving from store to store, trying to get everything you need on your school supply list. You can easily get everything you need in less than an hour, while staying at home in your pajamas.

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Do More this Back-to-School Season

miriam Monday, July 30th, 2012
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Get Ready for Back to School Time!

Although it’s hard to believe, summer is drawing to a close and millions of people are making preparations for going back to school. Some are teachers preparing their classrooms, others are students getting the necessary supplies, and some are businesses looking for ways to capitalize on the changing of the seasons. It’s no secret that the education and business sectors are struggling economically right now, so anything they can do to save money is very beneficial.

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Practical Resources for Home Schoolers

miriam Thursday, March 17th, 2011

home schoolMy daughter recently turned 5 and she is very tall for her age.  Everywhere we go, people ask her how old she is and if she’s excited about starting kindergarten soon.  Ever since she turned 4 she’s been aware that  once you hit a certain age, you start going to a thing called “school.”  She knows kids ride a big yellow bus, they wear their back packs and get to play on the playground at some point during the day.  However, for my daughter, school is not going to fit this “regular” profile because I’m going to home school her.  Before I made this decision I read a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of home schooling to make sure it was the right approach for her learning style.  I found books about community collaboration, organization, balancing home schooling with regular home life, different styles and curricula, getting physical education during home school, rules and regulations, and facts and stats about home schooled kids.

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Great FREE Educational Games/Activities

Jesi Monday, August 30th, 2010
Zoobooks

Awesome kid books!

When I was younger I remember reading Zoobooks and falling in love with animals.  Their beauty and their living habitats intrigued me.  As I have grown, I have come to look back at Zoobooks and love them to this day.

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Rocking Out To Old School Music

miriam Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
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Nice Bangs!

So, it’s Monday morning and I’m updating my coupons while my toddler is in preschool and I’m trying to choose which music I want to listen to.  I subscribe to XM radio so I can listen to all the stations on my computer while I work.  You can always tell what kind of mood I’m in by style of music I’m listening to.  On stressful days I like to listen to stations called “chill” or “spa” which sound very earthy and soothing.  On energetic days I listen to a station called “the pulse” which is modern pop and rock hits.  However, today I’m feeling very lovey because my husband has been really sweet the past few days, so I’m listening to “the heart” which you can guess is all love songs.

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