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    What has everyone done for Back to School shopping money this year?

    I've been trying not to spend as much money but I don't want to buy clothes that we will not like or want to wear at the same time.

    I just did a video review for ExpoTV.com and earned $10 and was entered to win $1,000 for Back to School shopping.

    That extra money would be fab for some new clothes for everyone...

    Anyone have any other tips?

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    I set aside $30/mo all year for school supplies. I have to pay for 4 kids. Including a graphing calculator, I wasn't impressed, that was $100! But since our school fees for 4 are about $400/year, I can't complain. I know Catholic schools in the USA are pricey. If I don't use it all, whatever. Dh shakes his head but sees the sense in putting small amounts away then trying to come up with $400 in August along with fall clothes etc.

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    Wow $400 for 4 kids really is cheap. I pay $500 a month for 1 to go full time and 1 to go half time.


    Quote Originally Posted by mommy4ever View Post
    I set aside $30/mo all year for school supplies. I have to pay for 4 kids. Including a graphing calculator, I wasn't impressed, that was $100! But since our school fees for 4 are about $400/year, I can't complain. I know Catholic schools in the USA are pricey. If I don't use it all, whatever. Dh shakes his head but sees the sense in putting small amounts away then trying to come up with $400 in August along with fall clothes etc.

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    If it were public primary school, all we'd pay is whatever fieldtrips come up, no other fees. But I prefer the catholic school overall, so it's worth the $100 each.

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    Add 1 memory stick $12. and computer cooling device for laptop $13. at Big Lot. So $26.00 ish w/ tx. Plus non-slip kitchen shoes $34.99 on sale. So $63.00 ish more. Oh. new mini cooler at G.sale $1. So $64. more.

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    I work spring/summer/early fall in a campground and I set aside one paycheck for back to school shopping each year. That's for clothes and shoes. I try to watch the sales for the supplies and we shopped clearance racks and sales for the clothes they got.

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    I save up all of our extra cash from May to July and then use that. I pooled together about $1400 and used $1000 of it on clothes, shoes, school fees, birthdays and a new niece arrival in September. After next month, the plan is for $100 per month into savings for next year. That takes into account any loss in OT on DH's end.

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