After the Christmas holidays, the purchases for the beginning of the course are the ones that cover the greatest expense and are even the ones that give the retailers the most profit in the first quarter of the year.
5 tips to save on school purchases
School campaigns begin in most stores in the second week of January, but according to a study by Education Checker, prices are usually cheaper in February. If you have not yet made purchases for the new school year and are trying to find the best way to not run out of weight, we give you some suggestions:
Check the closet
Sometimes, as excited parents we buy absolutely everything they ask for their children, but at the end of the year we see that there were cards, folders and even pencils or erasers with the packaging on. So when we go shopping for the new course, we look at the list of supplies and realize that they asked us for the same. Therefore, before buying, we advise you to take a look at what was left of the previous year and if it is the same as requested this year, then use it! There is no greater waste than buying things we already have.
There is no obligation: The law establishes that schools and institutes can only suggest the use of certain pedagogical materials but not oblige parents to purchase that product. Remember that the one with the last word is you.
Same product, different price
As confirmed by Education Checker, it is common to find the same product with a fairly wide price difference depending on where you are looking for. For example, some products are more comfortable in bookstores and others, more comfortable in supermarkets. It is good to confirm the prices in several places before venturing to buy, since the difference in many cases becomes more than double the price of the product.
Sometimes fashion is uncomfortable
We always want to please our children and buy everything with the designs that represent the latest fashion this year. The brands know this and do not hesitate to get even the smallest product with the drawing of the favorite character for parents to buy everything, regardless of having a 50% surcharge. Be careful, dad! This can lead you to spend a lot more. Do you want to buy something with the favorite character? It’s fine, but you don’t have to do the same with every school supply.
Not to unofficial establishments
It is true that we seek to save, but we also want a guarantee on the products we are going to buy. Therefore, avoid buying school supplies in establishments that are not trusted, since there is the possibility that they sell us a bad product and we end up spending more when buying it again. It is better to avoid disgust and always remember to keep the ballot in case of future claims.
Talk with your children and teach them the value of saving. After all, what you save today becomes benefits for tomorrow. Build a list, quote prices, identify what is necessary, evaluate your possibilities and, if you can save some lucas, why not?