Back to School Saving Tips

Back to School Time Saving Tips

Published On July 30, 2013 | By Melly Allen | Cafe Mom, Daily Deals, Family, Just For Dads, Shopping

Save Time On Back-to-School Shopping, And Jump For Joy!

We all can’t wait to feel the joy this mom is jumping up and down with, but before we can start celebrating (which I will be), there is the daunting task of back-to-school shopping. Recess knows how to save time and money; that’s why we have tips to knock it out of the park and get you on your way to jumping for joy!

Save Time In The Stores

We all like to save money, however, saving time for busy moms is just as important! Past Blogger of The Month, Desiree Peeples of Mommy Reporter has some great tips on saving time during the back-to-school rush!

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Desiree’s Advice:

  • Shop during the weekdays when stores are stocked and employees are easily available.
  • Google search for coupons.
  • Use store’s website to find savings in one spot.
  • Use online saving blogs.
  • Have a list ready to go.

Target is a great place to get all your back-to-school items! You can save extra time by taking advantage of their mobile features. Smartphone store apps and mobile coupons can get you in and out in a flash! Visit Target’s website to sign up for Target mobile alerts/coupons. There are lots of saving apps out there for busy families; you can read our 10 Best Mobile Apps for Women in 2013 to help get you you ready for the school year.

Blogs and saving sites often offer “coupon matchups”. This is a printable list that matches up the store’s ad with available coupons. Totally Target and I Heart The Mart are great resources and offer this service to their readers. Not only will you have your list ready, you’ll know what manufacturer and store coupons are available all in one website: major time saver!

Save Time Online

Back to School Saving Tips

Shopping online can be a huge time and money saver! Amazon is a cost efficient way to shop online. has done the work for you; not only can you save up to 60% off school supplies, right now they are offering a Back-to-School online shopping hub! Amazon also offers a subscribe & save program that allows you to receive items you’ll need to replenish through the year with one click. Added bonus: save an additional 5% and enjoy free shipping with your subscribe & save purchases. I like that it’s super easy to cancel!

At, we want to help you save money on your Back-to-School ideas with our great Back to school coupons and promo codes. Many of our stores are offering great back to school savings–whether it be through a Back-to-School sale or offers. –

Shopping for clothing sales online can also be a huge time saving, assuming children don’t need to try on clothes. Sites like have thousands of stores sales and coupon codes!  Just type in the store name and will show all current website codes and coupons available. This website also offers a Back-to-School category; now that’s savvy shopping!

Check back for more Back-to-School Saving Tips from Recess. Next up we’ll be saving you money!

Having spent the past two years employed with two large national deal websites, Melly Allen knows how to save families’ time and money on much needed necessities. In addition to saving men and women money nationally, Melly is also the creator of Couponers of Las Vegas, a family-friendly local couponing community on Facebook.

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About The Author

As the Community Director and Editor of Recess, Melly Allen is the Founder of the Recess Sandbox Revolution where she strives to unite Southern Nevada women by giving them a voice and place to connect and share. Melly is also a major Social Media Producer.

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