A few days ago I shared how shopping for back to school items was one of my favorite times growing up as a child. I grew up enjoying going to school. Getting ready to start a new year and be able see my friends again made for a really exciting time for me. At the time I know I couldn’t grasp exactly how much of a financial burden this was on my parents. In addition to having to buy supplies and school books, they also had to worry about paying tuition. Unlike here in the United States, the public school system in my home country is not as reliable. My family had to make a lot of sacrifices to be able to put us through private school on our family’s limited income.
My favorite memories always involve me going shopping with my mom. That was always a lot of fun and almost an adventure. To this day my mom doesn’t know how to drive, and besides we didn’t have a second car, so we always took the public bus. I loved going to bookstores to find the best deals on school supplies. Oh! how much would my mom have loved having sales circulars or blogs or any other resource to get the best deals. Back in those days, everyone had to do the research on their own and actually hunt for those deals in person, not virtually like we are able to do now.
Thanks to the internet all of this information and deals are readily available to us and we can make it work to our advantage. However, sending your kids to school is still expensive and it could take a chunk of cash from your budget. In case you didn’t read it, make sure to check out my tips on Back to School Shopping for Less. To further help you on your back to school shopping I am happy to be able to give away a $100 Visa Gift Card sponsored by Hallmark. That’s right! you can take this card to the store of your choice and use it to buy those back to school items still on your list.
What do you need to enter this giveaway?
1) Leave a comment on this post sharing YOUR favorite back to school memory. It may be from when you were going to school or a back to school memory involving your children.
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This way you can earn up to four entries. Just make sure to leave a separate comment if you decide to share this giveaway with others. If you are reading this entry via email updates or via RSS reader please click through this entry and visit my blog to enter. Emailing me is not a valid entry for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Please enter only if you are 18 years or older. This giveaway ends 8/9 at 9PM CST. At that time I will select the winner using Random.org and will contact that person. If after 48 hours after contact I don’t hear from them I will select another winner at random. Good Luck!
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