Don’t let back-to-school shopping season catch you unprepared! Follow these tips to save a few bucks on your yearly back-to-school shopping trips.
MAKE A LIST AND STICK TO IT
You’ll probably be given a list of supplies from your kids’ teachers at the beginning of the year. Avoid buying extra, unnecessary supplies that aren’t on the list. Extra supplies can pile up on price and might not be used in the end.
COMBINE SHOPPING TRIPS
Not going from store to store will help you save money and gas! Try to do your back-to-school shopping in conjunction with one of your weekly grocery-shopping trips.
RAID YOUR OWN CABINETS
Supplies lists don’t change too drastically from year to year. Check what supplies may be already in your home or left over from the previous year. Cross those off the list and save a few bucks!
CHECK FOR SALES
The pricing for school supplies is consistent and relatively inexpensive at many stores. Be on the lookout for any discounts or sales at different retailers.
Now that you’re prepared to save a few dollars on back-to-school shopping, use the credit card that gives you the buying power to get everything that you need and then more. The GECU Rewards credit card* lets you earn points on qualifying purchases that you can exchange for cash back, merchandise, travel and more!
Apply for yours at gecu.com by July 31 and get 3 points for every $1 for a limited time!
*Subject to credit qualification and approval. Other conditions apply. Cash advances, balance transfers, ATM transactions and transactions with the use of convenience checks are not eligible to earn points. Offer applies to new GECU Rewards credit cards opened between June 1, 2019, and July 31, 2019. You will only earn three points for every dollar on qualifying purchases until you spend up to $5,000 within the first three months of opening the account. Once you spend $5,000 within the first three months, you will earn 1.5 points per dollar. Other limitations apply. Learn how to become a member at gecu.com.
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