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Ready to stock up on school supplies? If so, you'll want to hit the stores this month! With the start of school right around the corner, this month is the perfect time to do that stocking up. One quick tip about stocking up on school supplies – don't buy just what your child will need to start school. Buy them enough to last the entire year. This way, when they need something halfway through the year, you won't have to pay full price.
What to Stock Up on in August
One thing to remember about August sales – A lot of states have one tax free shopping date per year during the back to school shopping season. Be sure to take advantage of this date.
This month, you'll find sales on all forms of back to school supplies. Stock up on pens, pencils, crayons, paper, craft paper, folders and more. This is also the perfect time to pick up office supplies for your business since most businesses use the same supplies.
This is also the month to stock up on cleaning supplies. Things like cleaning wipes, bleach and other disinfecting cleaners will all be at sale price point due to their use in schools. Hand sanitizers will also go on sale too, so be sure to look for a coupon to pair with them to really boost your savings.
For foods that are on sale, take a look at easy breakfast or lunch items. Cold cereal, breads, lunch meat, frozen waffles and breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, granola bars and more. Basically if a kid eats it in the morning or takes it in their lunch, you can just about bet that it will be on sale this month.
For personal care items, paper products like tissues will go on sale, but that may or may not include toilet tissue. Those deals are going to be hit or miss and may be store specific this month.
You'll also find things like insect repellant, sunscreen and charcoal as well as boxed fans and air conditioning units at markdowns this month as we end the summer shopping months and enter the fall. These items are generally good for at least a year so be sure to grab them now and hold onto them until you need them.
My hubby was on active duty in the Army when we first married. I understand that you are able to use coupons 6 months past their expiration date in the commissary. If you are interested, I will send you my expired coupons so you can take advantage of them and share those you don’t use with friends. Please contact me via e-mail if you are interested; I just want to help you save a little more. Sincerely, Elena Pendell
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife says
Only those stations over seas can use the expired ones 🙂