Kleenex Shield. Sneeze. Swish. : just in time for school! ($100 Amazon Giveaway)

I can’t believe I’m writing this but it’s almost time for Back to School….well, for some of you.  Here in Connecticut we don’t go back until the very end of August, but I know many will be back in school in just a few short weeks!  With back to school comes lots and lots of exposure to germs- and like it or not, no person is exempt from those germs.  Kleenex has started a really fun and “hip” new campaign called Kleenex Shield. Sneeze. Swish.which is a three-step routine that was developed to teach kids how to keep stuff off of their hands so parents can feel confident when they head back-to-school. They’ve even included the beloved holiday-time folks over at Elf Yourself in the campaign!

When it comes time to sneeze, it’s important to have Kleenex brand facial tissues with Sneeze Shield, a proprietary process of coating applied to the tissues that helps keep stuff off of hands and in the tissue. It’s easy for Mom to feel confident that her kids can use Sneeze Shield wherever they go with Kleenex brand’s convenient package shapes and sizes, including:

  • The Slim Pack. It is thin and sleek, so you can always keep a tissue on hand. Their trendy design makes it the perfect accessory for hip tweens and teens, while their convenient size makes it easy to slide them into pockets, back packs and bags.
  • The Car Wedge. It fits perfectly in the car door or glove compartment – no need to lug around a box of tissue or fumble in a purse for a tissue while driving.
  • The Go Pack. Strong, soft and absorbent, Kleenex brand go packs have been there for happy tears and stuffy noses since 1924.

So let’s all learn the Shield. Sneeze. Swish.!

  1. Shield your kids with Kleenex brand’s unique Sneeze Shield tissues
  2. Sneeze when you gotta!
  3. Swish that Kleenex tissue right into the waste basket (two points!)

Visit www.Kleenex.com to become a star in the Kleenex Shield. Sneeze. Swish. video and for helpful tools to teach your kids the Sneeze Shield routine. You can even create a video starring your child from the makers of Elf  Yourself to help them really get into the idea of Shield. Sneeze. Swish.!  Here’s my son starring in his video!
One reader will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card so you can be sure to have enough Kleenex in the house before the kids head back to school!

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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • Meet your child’s teachers to find out what your child will need in their classes.

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  • This amazing, thank you!

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  • I suggest establishing a regular bed time.

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  • Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. Pack at least two bottles of water, toilet paper, vinyl gloves, wipes and liquid soap in your children’s bag.

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  • Thanks for the giveaway…get a supply list from the teacher(s) before buying school supplies.

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  • buy your supplies on sale

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  • Complete all preparation 1 week before so there will be no tensions.

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  • Start the bedtime routine early

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  • get a good nights sleep and a great breakfast it’s going to be a long first day!~

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  • get the kids on a schedule a couple of weeks before school starts

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  • I write my daughter a letter to read for the morning of the first day of school.

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  • My tip is to have a family calender to keep everyone organized since there’s lots of events once school starts

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  • I set out everything the kids need the night before

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  • My best back to school tip is to shop during the sales lol
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  • Shop the sales for back to school supplies. You can score a lot of stuff for really cheap or even free.

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  • Have a regular sleep schedule, and pray for summer to get here soon. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity.

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  • prioritize your tasks so that you know what needs to get done first – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  • When buying your school supplies, always buy more than needed to have a supply at home. This way the ‘I forgots’ don’t cause chaos during homework and projects

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  • organize

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  • Buy your supplies before school starts!

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  • Ease into new early wake-up times.

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  • My tip is to clean & organize your kid’s clothing & shoes so you know what to buy during back to school shopping

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  • buy in bulk and always be prepared

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  • Shop around for the best deals, there are some great back to school savings!

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  • Let your kids help pick out their clothes; otherwise it will just hang in the back of their closets and never be worn.

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  • Be organized the night before to make mornings easier

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  • Always prepare the night before.

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  • don’t stress over the preparations!

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  • I entered the $100 Amazon giveaway.

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  • This is my first time with a child going to school. I will let you know after Monday…. 🙂

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  • My back to school tip is make sure you get school supplies well ahead in advance.

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  • My back to school tip is to get organized early!

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  • Buy school supplies on sale in bulk and save them for later!

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  • Get back to your sleep routine at least 2 weeks before school starts.

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  • Wait for the teacher list before buying school supplies. You don’t want to buy a bunch of stuff you don’t need.

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  • Have your child pick out their outfit and get their book bag ready the night before so they aren’t rushing in the morning.

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  • Try not to impulse buy and just get what is needed

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  • Buy as many school supplies as you can at the dollar stores.
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  • Practice getting up early.

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  • get them to bed early within a week before school to get use to it and always have breakfast !

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  • Start the back to school schedule 3 weeks before school starts

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  • Do your shopping ahead of time so you do not have to wait in long lines all night on the first day of school.

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  • For those of us with no school age children, this is still a great time to stock up on certain supplies–glue sticks, paper, etc.

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  • make a list and start preparation early, do not wait until the last minute or you won’t be ready when school starts!

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  • Take the kids shopping with you when you purchase their school needs, so that they are happy with what they get.

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  • get the back to school shopping done early

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  • My best back to school tip is to push enthusiasm all the way! It’s infectious with children.

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  • Be organized and prepared!

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  • Develop a back-to-school schedule to keep organized and save time

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  • Be prepared ahead of time, and plan out ways to save money with coupons and sales.

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  • When you make lunches the night before. put the sandwiches in the freezer. Take out and put in the lunch boxes in the am. The sandwiches will be fresher and thawed at lunch.

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  • Start school bedtimes 2 weeks before school start to get kids into the routine.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • Start a good sleeping pattern WAY before school starts 🙂 it won’t be too much of a fight after you got them into a routine.

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  • Designate a space for all school related materials such as backpacks so you don’t waste valuable time before school searching for things.

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  • buy school supplies and clothes on sales, combine (matchup) coupon savings and rebate savings

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  • Use sale papers to find the best deals

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  • Buy supplies during the sales!

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  • I always have everything prepared the day before they go back to school

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  • Stock up during sales.

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  • prepare the night before

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  • My best tip is to make lunches the evening before!

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  • Prepare clothes and things that are needed for school the night before so that you are ready and not rushing the next morning.

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  • Go back to school shopping during tax free weekend

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  • MAKE A LIST OF NEEDED SUPPLIES AND CLOTHES

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  • always buy extra when it is on sale.

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  • We buy things throughout the summer to avoid the back to school rush!

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  • Start off with some encouragements!

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  • Check homework and pack lunches the night before – Thanks!

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  • Start a week before school getting the morning routine down so that the kids aren’t tired and cranky their first week of school and you’ll get the routine down too for making sure they are dressed and have lunches and whatnot.

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  • Start the year off right by having regular family dinners to talk about what they learned that day, their interactions with peers, etc.

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  • start talking about school a month before to get the kids ready
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  • Don’t fall behind on schoolwork and get your homework done because that’s a major part of the final grade.

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  • Two weeks before school starts we make our kids got to bed earlier and wake up earlier to get their sleep schedule more adjusted.

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  • Get your supply and clothes shopping done a little bit at a time instead of waiting until the last minute. You will feel less stressed.

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  • Start early and have your kids go with you and help pick out everything. It helps get them excited about going back to school.

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  • Have a good shopping list and budget, and stick to it.

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  • Lots of sales. Take advantage of them!

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  • Shop early!

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  • My best tip is to get back into the routine a week or so before school actually starts to get them back in the groove.

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  • start shopping for the next school year as soon as the last one ends when you can hit the sales

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  • back to school tip is make sure the kids get a good breakfast!

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  • just like christmas shopping,start early!!!!

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  • I shop for sales on school supplies all during the year so that I will not have to brave the crowds right before school starts!

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  • buy all your school supplies a year in advance during the sales

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  • Just to make sure that the kids are all psyched up and ready for school 🙂

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  • Don’t act too excited. Seems to make things worse.

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  • My best tip is to be prepared!. Shop early and the kids will feel less tension.

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  • Start trying to get your kids in bed earlier way before school starts so you don’t have fights the night before school!

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  • stock up for supplies throughout the year when you see them on special.

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  • Know exactly what the bus schedule is.

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  • Always eat a healthy breakfast. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Stock up on school supplies now, while they are cheap, to last thruout the year.

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  • Make the night before the first day of school a little celebration by going out to dinner, to a movie or having special favorites for supper at home.

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  • Buy extra’s because prices tens=d to go up in the middle of the year

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  • Start making your kids go to bed earlier to get used to the school schedule.

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  • One word: organization!

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  • Take advantage of Back to School supplies sales and hit the clearance racks for great deals on school clothes!

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  • My best tip is to remain a big part in your child’s day. Talk to them often after school and keep informed about what’s going on.

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  • Make sure they are prepared and confident!

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  • Get the kids back into a routine a week early to make it easier

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  • Shop the sales – get the best good deals on back to school items like paper, pencils, etc.

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  • Target Clearance (last year) for this year!

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  • My tip would be to visit the school with the kids and get to know the layout (and possibly even meet the teachers) a few weeks before so everyone comfortable before the first day arrives.

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  • Stock up on supplies early, especially textbooks!

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  • Start a week early on an early to bed routine

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  • Make sure the kids get plenty of sleep!

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  • Breakfast! If you’re not in the habit, buy a blender and stock your freezer with fruit. Put a tub of plain or vanilla yogurt in the fridge. Have frozen juice concentrates on hand. Leave the blender on the counter – it’s worth it! At 12 and 13, my kids can toss blueberries, cucumber, yogurt and ice in the blender and be out the door fast. My daughter, a runner, has taken to adding a raw (pastureized and washed) egg to hers for the added protein. Using fruits and veggies helps reduce the sugar, as compared to all-fruit smoothies. The addition of yogurt fills tummies and gives the protein needed to last till lunch. Peanut butter is another great addition. Mix and match, cutting full-fat yogurt if you’re using peanut butter, and avoiding sugar traps. Sprinkle granola on top to eat when the smoothie is gone – oh yum! Fast and Easy isn’t an insult when it comes to getting my kids out the door on time and well-nourished for their day!

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  • Get them back on their school sleep schedule a couple weeks in advance!

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  • start your school night routine early so it’s not as hard once school starts.

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  • Don’t forget to look at thrift stores for school supplies.

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  • Entered the Sullivan Centre giveaway.

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  • Make sure your child has all they need before starting school.

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  • Make sure your child has lots of hand santizer!

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  • 7/31 entered Sullivan Centre

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  • Go to school orientation and introduce yourself to your child’s teachers, always being polite and showing an interest in your child’s education. This can open up for a more positive relationship between the teacher and your child.

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  • shop early to beat the crowds and get better deals.

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  • My best tip is to start getting into the routine (early mornings up, packing a lunch, etc) about a week early.

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  • My best tip for back to school is to slowly establish a routine prior to the start of school so that the first week isn’t a foreign experience.

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  • shop school stuff on clearance

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  • I entered the carters giveaway.

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  • buy lots of items when they are on sale and store them so you don’t need to buy them right before school at a premium

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  • Get your supplies when free or cheap. Especially hand sanitizer!

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  • entered Sullivan Centre 7/30

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  • Shop in tax free weekend.

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  • Get into school mode early!

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  • entered Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio ($50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway)

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  • I entered the huggies giveaway.

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  • I entered the $100 Amazon Giveaway – http://mamalovesherbargains.com/2012/07/100-amazon-giveaway/

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  • Get your kids on a school sleep schedule at least a few days before school starts is my best back to school tip.

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  • Start to get into a routine at least a week before school starts

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  • Get the kids back into a sleep routine a few days before school starts.

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  • Plan ahead and stock up at the sales. Paper and pens don’t have expiration dates to worry about!

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  • Watch for sales

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  • use coupons and match them with sales, go to multiple stores to get teh best deals at each store

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  • entered Sullivan Centre

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  • Purchase school clothes on clearance racks throughout the year for the coming school year.

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  • We have a “dress rehearsal” the night before!
    Thank you.

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  • We buy my teenage son’s clothes on Clearance at Hollister and Abercrombie during the summer while the clothes are redline reduced and the selection is still good.

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  • Shop all the back to school sales early.

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  • my best tip is with saving for back to school items buy when they go on sale and save them for the following year

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  • My tips for back to school are:
    1. shop office supply ad’s and buy a few supplies each week before school starts.(instead of buying everything all at once)
    2. buy must have items like shoes now, but wait till after school starts to buy jackets etc.
    3. shop for clearance school items after school starts. I.e. buy extra pencils, paper and pens or other items that you know you are going to need to replace in the middle of the school year.

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  • my best tip is always shop for school supplies after they get marked down from last year. so when school starts again ,you will already be stocked up.

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  • I recommend shopping lots of different stores for back-to-school sales, because each may have big discounts on different things!

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  • My tip is to save money during the summer because going back to school costs a fortune!

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  • Make sure the kids are prepared by going over what’s going to happen.. it also helps them get excited!

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  • Start getting the kids ready by waking them up early about a week before school starts.

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  • Prepare ahead of time so the first day is smooth and stress free!

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  • Get the sales when you can, even during the current year for the following year and make sure they have wet wipes with them 😉 They work for everything.

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  • Start picking up school supplies whenever you find a great sale or coupon!

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  • I think laying school clothing out the night before is big time helpful. I hate when my kids can’t find their shoes, or with girls it’s they can’t find anything to wear with a whole closet full of clothes.

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  • My best tip is to start getting kids to bed earlier at least a week before school starts.

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  • go to bed eariler and wake up earlier

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  • have the kids begin early picking there clothes out and going to bed earlier

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  • Look for sales and shop early!

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  • Start the kids going to bed early and getting up early (school hours) a couple weeks ahead of school starting so they get back into the routine before school starts.

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  • Start shopping early. I start shopping for school clothes as soon as summer begins. With four kids it helps to pick up a few items at a time rather than trying to do it the week before school. The kids get one on one time while we shop for their things.

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  • Lots of Hand Sanitizer …..

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  • always keep hand sanitizer on hand

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  • Entered Sullivan Centre $50 Visa

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  • Make sure they are eating breakfast during the summer so they will eat it every day before school

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  • Start shopping for supplies early so you don’t get jammed up on the first day of school!

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  • Shop the sales and clearance.

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  • Plan ahead and pace yourself. You don’t want to try to do all the shopping at once. Shop sales and clearance.

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  • buy extra supplies while they are all on sale for the rest of the schoolyear

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  • Since I always left my kids stay up later during the summer months — they’d go to bed earlier starting about a week before school started.

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  • entered your Kindle Fire giveaway

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  • we start our school routine second week of August, including what time the kids would eat at school, helps to get them ready for a schedule change

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  • We think Kleenex is the Greatest!

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  • Wash your hands A LOT. You can’t wash them too much to keep the germs away!

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  • Send your kids with their own hand sanitizer, tell them to wash their hands after bathroom use at school too.

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  • Entered Sullivan Centre

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  • Buy extras of all school supplies while they are on sale because the prices will be way higher come mid school year and your child starts running out of supplies

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  • Set up a routine a few weeks ahead of time

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  • Make sure to get your 8 hours of sleep so you are energized! And eat breakfast every day!

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  • sales and more sales

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  • My best tip is to buy muptiply back to school items so you can restock them after winter break

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  • start going to bed earlier and earlier a few weeks before school starts.

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  • Entered the Sullivan Centre giveaway

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  • get into a back to school routine (early waking, early bedtimes) a week before school starts. It makes the first week back so much easier!

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  • definitely pack lunches the night before!

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  • For Jr. High students: I like to take my kids to school a day or so before the first day of school so they can drop off their school supplies and get their locker organized. It also gives them a chance to get the hang of their locker combination.

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  • start buying school supplies as soon as they go on sale, and buy extras to use later in the year.

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  • take your children to the school..a few days before and walk around and let them get used to the building…help find their room, the restrooms lol and any other important spots!

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  • practice getting up early at least the week b/4 school starts.

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  • my best tip is to start having the kids get up at the time they need to be up for school a week ahead so they get used to having to get ready and be up!

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  • my best tip is to look for deals and use coupons before buying

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  • My best tip is our day before the first day of school tradition: we have a trial run where we act like it’s the first day of school, get up and go accordingly, but instead of school we go out to breakfast where we sit down and talk about everything from how well we did in the trial run, what the next day will be like, what he is looking forward to from the school year, etc.

    It’s a great way to practice and spend real quality time together, helps relieve any anxieties and makes the next morning go easier.

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  • Don’t have to worry about school anymore, but I would say buy supplies when they go on sale, you can save a bundle

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  • start the early morning wake up a couple weeks before school starts

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  • Shop early for school supplies—if you wait for right before school, certain items are almost impossible to find.

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  • Even though it’s stressful, try not to make your stress, the children’s. They have enough.

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  • My daughter starts Kindergarten this year, so I don’t have much experience (just with preschool). I’m going to try to be as prepared as possible. We ordered name labels for her to put on everything, so that she can keep track of her stuff better (from notebooks to her projects). I’m hoping it helps keep her organized – I’ll be trying to stay organized as a mom!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  • shop at walmart

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  • My best tip is to start preparing early, so it doesn’t sneak up on you! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  • Shop at Kohls!

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  • Start back to school shopping early

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  • entered your Huggies giveaway

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  • Make sure to get all your supplies well in advance.

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  • I entered the Crayola Summer Fun Gift Pack (Giveaway) #MyBlogSpark.

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  • Be sure you get the exact items on the supply list provided by the teacher and also start getting your children prepared ahead of time by getting in the routine at least a week before school starts.

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  • My best back to school tip is contact the teacher before school starts for items your child will need, then you can take advantage of the sales 🙂

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  • Start preparing well in advance, don’t leave things to the last minute or you and your kids will be stressed.

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  • Start buying school supplies in the summer, so that you are fighting the crowds right before school begins.

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  • i buy clothes and supplies weekly during summer so at the last minute im not running around crazy

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  • Spend the extra money to buy quality supplies like bookbags or you’ll be buying them again in a couple of months!

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  • my best back to school tip is to get everything ready the night before so theres no rushing in the mornings

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  • If you have young children just starting school or children going to a new school, try to arrange a visit to the school several days before school starts. This lets them get familiar with the facility and hopefully lets them meet some of the staff they will be working with.

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  • My tip is ALWAYS have everything prepared the night before. Lunch made, shoes by the door, bag packed and clothes laid out!

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  • Start early and catch all of the sales.

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  • Coloring books are great, helps Kindegarden age kids to learn eye/hand coordination & concentration on tasks.

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  • Get you children to start going to bed at school hours a couple of weeks before school starts.

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  • Start goings bed earlier a few weeks ahead of time make it easier

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  • My tip is instead of assuming that a store such as Walmart has good prices on clothes, check out dept stores, because their prices are usually better with all there sales

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  • Make sure you’re getting plenty of rest and have adjusted your (and/or your lil’ one’s) sleep-rest times, if needed, so you’ll have more energy.

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  • Stock up early on supplies for the year, and remember that crayons and art supplies make great gifts too when those August sales start!

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  • Do as much as possible the night before including making lunches, baths and picking out what clothes to wear… AND FIND THE SHOES ! LOL!

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  • been a while for me, but I think getting the kids clothes out the night before helped a lot
    thanks for the giveaway

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  • make sure all the supplies are bought

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  • Get everything ready the night before for myself and the kids

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  • Set a sleep schedule a week prior to school starting.

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  • Set out backpacks and clothes the night before- so no one’s late on the first day!

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  • have a special gift for the kids so they will be excited about going back to school – e.g. “Kindergarten shoes”

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  • Dont wait until the last minute to do your back to school shopping

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  • The best tip would be to be organized, super important. Unfortunately i am not the most organized person
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  • be prepared for panic over everything from clothes to lunches – and be prepared to go shopping again.

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  • Best back to school tip is to eat a good breakfast.

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  • buy the marble notebooks ahead of time!

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  • We homeschool! But my best tip is to get organized!

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  • Start going to bed on time a few weeks before, makes it easier to adjust!

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  • Have outfits prepared a few days in advance. The worst feeling I had was when I was running around trying to figure out what to wear!

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  • Get back into the school routine a week before school starts.

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  • Be prepared well ahead of time (school supplies, clothes etc)

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  • get the kids back on a routine a couple weeks before school starts

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  • Start the routine at least 1 week before school starts

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  • get plenty of rest, make lists and get in the habit of being organized

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  • Wait to buy as much as possible until the state tax free days. It will save you a fortune!

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  • Great idea!

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  • Prepare your kids for back to school by having them go to bed early about a week before school starts.

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  • dont buy any supplies until you get a list.

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  • Label EVERYTHING!

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  • Make sure the kids get enough sleep and eat a good breakfast.

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  • Have a last day of summer family night together.

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  • Get your kids on a schedule before the 1st day of school that way there is no fighting the night before school starts.
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  • My best tip is to re-acclimate the kids to going to bed early soon. If you gradually readjust over a few weeks, it eliminate a lot of problems come school time.

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  • Buy school supplies early – Walmart ran out of the cheaper things early last year!

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  • Buy back to school supplies in late sept. / early oct. for the following year, great way to get discounts!

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  • let the kids help pick out cool new gear

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  • This is my son’s first year he will be going to school, but a tip I’d say is to get them used to going to bed/getting up early a couple weeks ahead of time.

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  • dont take the kids to do the shopping, they always pick out the most expensive items!!

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  • Walk the dogs earlier before the kids are outside waiting for the bus

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  • I buy clothes throughout the year at sale prices. I also shop our local consignment fairs.

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  • I shop year round for clothes and supplies when things go on sale.
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  • I always take my kids on the first day, no matter what grade, and leave a little note in their lunchbox letting them know that I love them and they are special!

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  • Pack there lunch every day to ensure they will be health and strong to last those long days in class

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  • shop early for school clothes and supplies

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  • Ease the kids anxiety as much as possible by talking about what they would look forward to the most (at least two weeks before hand). It also helps if you walk the kids around the school (if you can) during the summer so they can refresh their memories about the fun they had. Let them play in the play-ground (if allowed)

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  • make school shopping fun
    Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

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  • start shopping as soon as school is out from the previous year. shop the sales….go to the dollar store, goodwill-sometimes they have new things to sell for school….post wants on freecycle, get free pens, pencils, pads, etc at business expos…

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  • Buy all the supplies for the year at the beginning of the year when they’re all on sale.

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  • buy items at the end of the previous school yr when on clearance for the next yr
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  • Make sure the kids get enough sleep and that you start practicing the routine at least 2 weeks before school starts back. Otherwise, the first few weeks of school will be awful!

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  • Stockpile supplies year around when they go on sale

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  • This is our first school year. I am shopping the sales early and buying extras when I find a good deal.

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  • Make sure if your child is taking the bus, know where the bus stop is, and where the safest places routes are, so your child is safe.

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  • Start the year off well with new clothes and supplies.

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  • Stock up on basics like crayons and pencils when sales are good so you will have them on hand for replacement.

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  • shop early

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  • Shop early! and buy bulk lunch snacks at wholesale stores.

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  • shop for supplies early

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  • get some back to school clothes at goodwills and summer yard sales

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  • shop for school supplies at costco!

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  • start shopping for your supplies early

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  • Have enough sleep and have breakfast daily

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  • My tip is to shop early and watch for sales.

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  • Start buying school supplies early!

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  • Can’t wait for school:)

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  • Plenty of sleep!! #1!!! Without it they are too crabby and can be unsuccessful

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  • Make sure the kids get plenty of sleep and a good breakfast

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  • Buy yourself a day planner to keep track of all the school events and holidays

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  • As you buy the school supplies your kids need mark them with the child’s name unless the items are put together for all to share in the classroom. Then pack all needed school supplies in the backpack when you have purchased it so it’s ready to go on the first day of school.

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  • Don’t wait until the last minute to get eveything

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  • Get your books early and read the index, vocabulary, and familiarize yourself with the subject.

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  • So many good tips. I always find that getting the kids back on a sleep scheduled to be hard.

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  • Start getting up early a couple weeks ahead of time.

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  • get a good night’s rest.

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  • STock up on school supplies.

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  • my tip is to shop the back to school sale at walmart

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  • start shopping early so you can get the best deals

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  • Start buying at the end of the school clearance sales from the previous year!

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  • Stock up during the back to school sales so you don’t have to buy more throughout the year

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  • Get all different color notebooks/folders for your child. That way they can have one for each subject.

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  • Shop the sales and be organized

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  • For back to school supplies, look for the coupons and pair with a sale, get it for free like this!

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  • start early to buy clothes and school items before the rush is on.
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  • Get the kids back on a school sleep time

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  • Stock up on different supplies when they’re on sale. Put them in a box in the closet, then you don’t have to spend a random $5 during the school year when you run out.

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  • Make sure kids eat a good breakfast before going to school and have a good lunch. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!!!

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  • Always buy extra supplies, that way you will have less to buy the next year.

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  • Make plans for lunch for the whole week.

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  • Great new clothes, shoes, backpack, and supplies make a great back to school spirit

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  • Shop early for the wonderful school supply sales!!

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  • get plenty of rest the night before.

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  • Make sure your kids know it’s better to have no friends at all than to make friends with undesirables. Stay away from trouble!

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  • Always make sure you have enough pens, pencils and paper.

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  • In the week running up to back to school start the kids going to bed earlier by 1/2 hour a night working up to school bed time and start them on the study path by spending an hour a day on some school study..eg reading/ maths/ write me a story about what you did on this holiday..make it fun..they ARE still on holiday..but get their minds back into a learning routine!

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  • Start early getting the kids back to school bed time. That way they will be in the routine and won’t be over tired when school starts.

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  • If your kids are in elementary school, make arrangements to visit the school a week or two before classes so the child can meet their new teacher and get a feel for the classroom before school starts.

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  • Always get plenty of sleep every night and eat a good breakfast

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  • Buy school supplies after the 1st day so you don’t buy things you don’t need.

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  • dont piss off the big kids

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  • buy school supplies after the first day, things are cheaper and you won’t buy things you don’t really need

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  • Study as hard as you can so you can graduate early! Haha

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  • get clothes ready the night before

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  • Have the kids start going to bed early 2 weeks before school starts, that way it won’t be a shock for them when it starts.

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  • I always buy school supplies at the end of season clearance for the next year. Same with backpacks and lunch boxes. You get great bargains that way.

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  • save school supplies from the previous year

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  • Start look at sales at staples and walmart now they are offering great sales and take advantage of end of season sales and change kids bedtime at least two weeks early before schools tarts

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  • Shop all the sales for the best deals

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  • Start going to bed early and lay out the clothes to wear in the morning.

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  • twitted this today, 14/7

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  • Make sure to start going to bed early a few weeks before school starts so the kids don’t have too much trouble getting up on time.

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  • My tip is to save school supplies from the previous year!

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  • Use a tablet that has dividers so you can use it for several subjects.

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  • Get organized. Make a list and get it all way before the last few days before school. Get snacks etc when on sale and start early.

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  • Shop during sales

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  • Keep an eye on on the sales at CVS & Walgreens and you can save a ton of money

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  • Start shopping early so you have lots of time to get the best deals!

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  • Label everything so that your child doesn’t return home with a missing lunch box or pencil case.

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  • Use a labeler and label everything

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  • Stock up at every sale. That way you will have plenty through out the year

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  • My tip is to shop during sales.
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  • I buy all our needed items a bit each week. I search all the sale papers and buy items as they are on sale and place each into my kids backpacks.
    Thanks so much.

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  • Write your child’s name inside backpacks, sweaters, etc.

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  • You should buy plenty of school supplies at the first of the year while they are on sale.

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  • make a list and try to do all back to school shopping in one trip! 🙂

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  • bUY BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES EARLY

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  • Be prepared for anything!

    Also, invest in quality clothes/backpacks!

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  • Buy school supplies during the year and stock up when there are sales

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  • Do not waste money on cheap backpacks, spending more money on the good quality backpacks (ex. LLBean) is well worth the money and will last longer.

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  • Start adjusting your schedule about a week before school and stock up on supplies when on sale

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  • purchase at the end of seasons.

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  • Keep washing your hands, and get plenty of rest! The stress of starting school can make you susceptible to bugs…

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  • Get organized early, and shop in July and August for the best deals!

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  • Shop early to avoid long stressful lines!

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  • Start getting yours up early a week before school starts to help with schedules.

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  • Shop during sales and use coupons.

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  • It is a really hot day out today, try not to blast your air conditioner, only to let the hot air out at night

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  • Stocking up is a great idea…we buy extras for Christmas gifts for needy kids too!

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  • shop early for supplies to save

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  • Buy in bulk. shop healthy.

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  • I shop year round for school supplies but when I find a great deal I buy extra & donate to the classrooms.

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  • Just bought an 8 pack for back to school. Probably going to need another one before we actually start school

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  • sanitize everything when it comes home from school. don’t let all those germs infest your home and make the family sick

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  • I always shop the sales year round for the supplies.

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  • I usually buy extra notebooks, pens, paper when shopping in July & August so when we run out mid-year, I have plenty on stock.

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  • Look in papers and such to find cheapest deals and check online for coupons.

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  • Stock up on next year’s supplies when this year’s supplies go on clearance!

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  • shop early and wisely

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  • This is our first back to school as my oldest is starting K this fall. I do plan on easing into the early morning routine a week or so early so that first day is not a total mess.
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  • My tip is to stock up on school items in August and September when they will be at their cheapest.

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  • My back to school tip is start getting your child back into the school schedule a few days before school starts by getting on a regular bed and wake up schedule

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  • pack good lunchs

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  • My best tip is watching for sales and using coupons when possible for many of the items you purchase

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  • My best tip is watching for sales and using coupons when possible for many of the items you purchase

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  • My tip is to shop all year and if you can buy a few extras when things are next to nothing and give the excess to the teacher!

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  • My best tip is to keep the dinner table conversation open. Kids get excited, scared, overwhelmed, when starting in a new classroom and even a new school. Make time to talk and ask questions. It erases some of the fears and gives time for kids to open up. Also, get all the school numbers organized and contacts in your phone and email contacts WAY before you might need them…such as when your kid is sick, when you need a conference with teacher, when you need to call or email someone when your kids new Nikes are lost after gym class, etc. We get the info at registration and forget to do this until the first days of school, then have been put off guard when something happens and not prepared.

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  • I go to Walmart in August and stock up on everything that’s cheap so we don’t run out of anything. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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  • Shop on sales and use coupons

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  • Keep everything together and always prepare anything the night before so you’re not rushed.

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  • wait til after school starts to buy back to school clothes. no matter how much the kids like their new clothes if it’s not what everyone else is wearing they won’t wear it

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  • Shop during the sales to get good deals!

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  • My best tip (or what I do) is shop school supplies year round when I find a great deal for things like pencils, paper, folders, binders, tissues, hand sanitizer. I also shop for school clothes early – although this year my kids school will be a uniform school, so I’ve been taking advantage for the Sears/Free Apparel Tuesdays and picking up a piece each week. It has really helped out a lot.

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  • My best tip is do daily homework with your kids so that they don’t forget everything over the summer!

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  • I buy supplies all year long when they are on sale.

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  • Shop for clothing and supplies the year before while items are on clearance. Planning ahead can save a bundle.

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  • My best back to school tip is to put all the money you plan to spend in an envelope, and when it is gone, the shopping is over. That way we don’t overspend.

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  • Plan a head for paper pen and pencil needs see I know highschoolers may have different classes in the spring but the back to school sales are best in the fall Have a supply box or cupboard for back up supplies for the spring. this saved my mom a bundle

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  • Start looking for back-to-school sales now.

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  • Start supply shopping early.

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  • I shop the sales and stock up as much as I can for the whole year. Sometimes it is nice to have extra backpacks or lunch kits for mid year since my kids always seem to lose something! 🙂

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  • Lots of hand sanitzer!

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  • My best tip is to keep it in perspective. The finest shoes, a bazillon new supplies and new hair styles, etc. are not necessarily needed and may not even matter in six weeks.

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  • Shop early to take advantage of the best deals

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  • I would say to keep a list of what you will be needing and shop the sales. Don’t wait until the last minute because stores will run out of what you want.

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  • Shop early and have everything packed and ready the night before along with clothes picked out and lunches ready to avoid chaos that morning

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  • We start going to bed early a week or two in advance.

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  • My best tip is to get your kids use to their school year bed time at least 2 weeks before school starts.

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  • What’s your best back to school tip?

    broken alarm clock for excuse,,ha ha

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  • Watch the office supply stores for great prices on back to school supplies and stock up. Buy more than just what you need and either store for next year, donate to the classroom, or donate to a school supply drive.

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  • my best tip is to buy early an not wait until the last minute an the selection is poor

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  • Set up a homework time schedule.

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  • lay out your outfit and school supplies the night before.

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  • shop around for the best deals

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  • I buy clearance from the year prior, and stock up!

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  • I wait until just before school starts for the best deals.

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  • To shop aroound

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  • Stock up on school supplies while the prices are low, and make sure to get extras to donate to needy kids.

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  • My favorite back to school tip is stock up on supplies for the entire year for both home and school while the prices are low!

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  • Watch for great sales and stock up for the year

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  • Plan and shop early.

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  • buy things as they go on sale. and buy for the whole school year like notebooks on sale for a dime buy alot. later they will be over a dollar a piece

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  • Start shopping early

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  • SHop early!

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  • During the summer we tend to let our daily ‘routine’ slide a bit so a few weeks before school starts we get the kids back in line with what is expected of them. Bed time, when we eat, getting dressed (yes, they like wearing pjs as long as possible!) etc.

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  • Shop before all the good deals are over.

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  • Best back to school tip: watch the ads to get the best prices!

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  • shop early so there’s time to catch all those little things you forgot without the panic… hopefully… lol

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  • shop early and buy extra while it is on sale

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  • Shop on tax free weekend!!

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  • Organization is rule 1! Don’t wait until the last minute — everything will be sold out!

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  • shop the school supplies sales early!

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  • Start shopping early for supplies and stock up for when they run out mid year.

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  • what works for us…preparing the night before. Sounds too simple. But we have woke up late (as in only 10 minutes to get dressed and out the door late) and we have never been late to school. We get our clothes laid out, book bags by the front door, lunches prepacked. And it makes our mornings a whole lot easier

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  • keep everything organized!!

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  • I try to buy my back to school supplies throughout summer. A little bit at a time and before you know it my list is complete!

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  • Get your school supplies and clothing early.

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  • Buy extras while they are on sale and start early!

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  • Always look for the sales… Also try to shop early.. The earlier the better for the cheaper prices. Thanks

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  • look for ads online and in your newspaper now for sales. I would say do not wait till the last minute

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  • My best tip is to stock up on supplies that you know you’ll need when they’re on sale or clearance!!

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  • Stock up on sale school supplies so you don’t pay big throuout the year.

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  • Get school supplies on sale right now, and let the kiddos help you buy them. Also, let them try them out when you get home from the store, before you put them away for school. (My son loves this!)

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  • My best tip is to start shopping the sales for school supplies now
    Thanks!

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  • Shop the sales and make sure everything is labeled before the first day of school!

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  • Shop on tax free weekend.

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  • I send my kids with plenty of pencils.

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  • Look for the specials early on back to school items like pencils, pens, etc. If I wait to late there will be nothing left!

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  • While kids don’t always need new school supplies (may have leftovers from last year), it is always a good way to get kids excited about the new school year.

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  • Fine sales on clothes and school supplies, and stock up on snacks!

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  • Start looking for the sales on school supplies now!

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