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.