Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday's Tip Jar

Welcome to Thing Mommies Love - Tuesday's Tip Jar! A while back I ask that readers submit tips that they would like to share with other Things Mommies Love readers. Tuesday's Tip Jar was a meme I came across on Blog Mommas. I thought it was a really great way to get readers involved with the site. As much as I love writing and contributing to my site, I would also like to have Things Mommies love readers contribute to the site (Guest Contributors & Tuesday's Tip Jar).

So, Tuesday will now be completely dedicated to Tuesday's Tip Jar which will host tips from Things Mommies Love readers. The only other thing that will post on Tuesday's (besides Tuesday's Tip Jar) is giveaway winners (if any from giveaways ending the Monday before).

AND NOW FOR OUR FIRST
TUESDAY'S TIP JAR TIP. . .

Reader from Taylor, Nebraska said, "I am not sure where I came across this tip, but I thought I would be helpful since Things Mommies Love has started listing school supply deals."
____TIP: How to Find Back-to-School Bargains
With a new school year comes a need for new school supplies, new clothes and new books. Getting kids ready for a new year of academic success can be expensive. Kick off the year with an “A” in back-to-school bargain hunting by following these tips.

Lunch Bags and Boxes
Every earth-friendly kid knows the importance of bringing their lunch in a reusable bag or lunch box. But what these youngsters may not know is that those lunch bags will be deeply discounted in just a few short weeks. Once school starts, demand for these items plummets so stores start slashing prices. If Junior can reuse a grocery bag for a few weeks, it’ll pay off.

School Supplies
Before hitting discount stores to stock up on everything on that long school supply list, try starting at home. Chances are you’ve got pencils, pens, a ruler, notebooks, folders and a whole bunch of other stuff already. It may not be shiny and new, but it’ll satisfy the teacher’s request.
Clothes Every kid wants to start off school with cool new clothes. But let’s face it, in most places it’s still hot out. Summer clothes will be much more comfortable than a new sweater.
Backpacks
Backpacks are a back-to-school must-have. This is another item that will be drastically reduced once school is back in session.

Sports Equipment
Extracurricular activities can mean an extra expense. Try to steer your student towards an activity that may require less financial commitment, like track or tennis. Stock up on a new pair of running shoes and you’re good to go.

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