CASH-SAV­ING TIPS

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Tips on how to shop smart for Back to School sup­plies:

Don’t buy the box: Some schools of­fer a ser­vice where you can get your sta­tionery re­quire­ments de­liv­ered in a box. While con­ve­nient, these are of­ten more ex­pen­sive than buy­ing them your­self. By tak­ing the list and buy­ing the sta­tionery your­self, you can save hun­dreds of rand! And what a bet­ter way to start the year than with great sav­ings. Pick your brands: It can pay off to in­vest in the lead­ing brands. Some­times a good pri­vate la­bel brand from a su­per­mar­ket will do the job just as well. Do your re­search and en­sure you are get­ting good value for your pur­chases.

Get cre­ative: In­stead of buy­ing wrap­ping pa­per or cov­ers for your chil­dren’s school books, en­cour­age them to cre­ate their own cov­ers if they’re al­lowed. This can be done by cut­ting out picw­tures from mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers or draw­ing their own de­signs. Not only will this let you cut back on spend­ing, but it is also a fun ac­tiv­ity to share with your chil­dren be­fore school starts.

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