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MORE Frugal Back-to-School Tips

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at 2:16 pm in Finances, Kids & Tweens.

Hannah Montana Lunch Box A couple of weeks ago, we featured some great, thrifty back-to-school shopping tips from the folks at Consumer Reports. Now, Parenting.com chimes in with a top ten ways to save pennies while buying endless glue sticks and pencil cases. All ten tips are terrific, but our favorite is this one:

“Hold off buying trendier gear like lunch boxes and pencil cases. Kids may love a version they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them — and that only results in wasted cash.”

Ahhh! So true! Click here for more, including a back-to-school neighborhood swap and DIY snazzy folders. Then click “comments” and share your frugal tips with the rest of us!

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