It’s that fabulous time of the year again when you keep on spending because everyone needs stuff. This is the season of ‘stuff’ it’s back to school, everyone is growing, classrooms need materials, and homework requires office supplies.
As a self-proclaimed shopping diva, I personally live to shop and shop to live, and not it’s not a bad habit, especially when you have my tips and tricks to really score big deals. When you are spending there are a lot of ways to earn as you go, but what if you could save money as you spent money and then help schools out? Think about all the programs you register your cards with to benefit schools, these are fabulous and take little effort.
What I will share with you will allow you to help your local schools without doing much more than shopping. Are you ready for the secret I am about to give you for money saving spending tips to benefit schools all around yo? Get ready to lavishly live shopping out loud.
Prepare Your Shopping Stops
Any good shopping diva knows that before you shop, you plan your execution of stores. Personally, I like to eliminate those early on that I ‘like’ but usually don’t do my best shopping in. I have stores that bring about a calm and I save those for last.
Plan Your Time
Shopping is definitely not something you want to rush, because it ruins the experience. I dislike being rush when I shop, and I turn off my phone, and just concentrate on me. Alright, so I don’t turn off my phone because I Instagram everything, but I don’t take calls.
My favorite stores get at least 2 hours dedicated, especially when I am in Macy’s, I get lost in there and have to be at least 2 hours +. Same situation with Nordstrom, because Momma has to shop! When it is a smaller store, with less racks, less store footage, I just kind of get in, check the clothing, the mannequins (make sure I have the style down) and then I head out. I call those store my information seeking stores. I use the smaller stores in the malls
Look In The Mirror
Really did you look in the mirror before you walked out the door? Do it. Make sure you have a comb, a hair clip, and a neutral pair of shoes on so that trying on clothing will be a snap. Chances are, if you have on the right clothes before you go, and have the right accessories like hair pulls, etc with you, you will already be using money saving spending tips.
Being dressed with clothes and shoes that let you change easily creates less impulse buying and encourages trying on. If you try it on, you are less likely to buy what does not look right and of course you won’t have that bag that has to get returned and never does.
For the last 8+ years I have been using a shopping secret weapon and fortunately for me, I get to partner up with my Golden Ticket to shopping, spending, saving and fundraising all in one felt swoop. Each year I discuss the KidStuff Coupon Book in partnership with KidStuff Coupon Books because they are an invaluable resource to everyone, not just the schools (yes you can consider this my light disclosure or a working relationship). Understand that I partner only with brands that bring a value or a great product to your life and this is outstanding!
Arm Yourself With Savings
Don’t waste time Googling for online coupon codes that don’t exist, target the stores that you have the coupons for and that you frequent. Wait, what you can’t? You could if you purchase the KidStuff Coupon Book.
The KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser is sold exclusively through schools. The cost of the book is $25 and you will save more than that just using a few coupons in there! The schools make 50% profit ($12.50 per book)
Get Your School Involved
Your school does not sell the KidStuff Coupon Book but you want them to? Here’s the info you are seeking. Contact KidStuff Coupon Books Toll-Free: 1-888-404-5437, Option 1 . Or you can always email them at : [email protected]
The value of this book is that it brings much needed funding to a school through a simple fundraiser and you end up with money saving spending because you have coupons, which are not available like those most precious Dick’s Sporting Goods, and many local attractions. The books are available in many different states, check out the KidStuff website to learn more.
Lavishly live shopping, dining and attraction-attending out loud with my Money Saving Spending Tips. Spend, save and help fund your schools!