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Back to School 101: How can your family save money shopping on back to school clothing?
It has begun, the annual school supply shopping trips that include backpacks, lunch boxes, clothing and school supplies. There is paperwork to complete and vaccinations to update. How is a busy family going to get it all done and afford it all?
Free vaccinations available at the Children’s Museum of Houston
Available every Thursday July 22-Aug. 26 the first 150 people at the Children’s Museum of Houston under 18 needing immunizations as required for admission by the Harris County school districts will have the opportunity to receive FREE vaccinations. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Texas Children’s Hospital will be administering them on different occasions.
To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child’s immunization records. No need to pre-register.
Free lunch box at Toys R Us with purchase of a backpack
Pick up your favorite character backpack at Toys R Us and if you spend $12.99 or more you get a free lunch box. If you spend $14.99 or more and it’s a Disney backpack you can also pick up the Toys R Us 3 Kooky Clip on Pens, just in time for school. If you have a gently used backpack that you won’t be using this year then consider sharing it with one of the many Houston area organizations like Katy Christian Ministries for their backpack drive. You can help another child get a “new” backpack this school year.
School supplies that are practically free
Visit a Houston area Staples to pick up:
Staples Brand School Glue – $.01 (Limit 2 + $5 minimum purchase)
(All listed below Limit 2)
Bic Grip Mechanical Pencils (5pk) – $.25
Expo Dry Erase Markers (4pk) – $2
Hammermill Paper Reams – $4.99 -Submit for $3.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price = $1
RoseArt Washable Markers (10pk) – $1
Slider Pencil Case – $.25
Staples Brand 3×5 Index Cards – $.25
Westcott Scissors – $1
Wooden Ruler – $.09
2 Pocket Folder – $.09
Pilot G2 Pens – $1.19
-Use $1/1 Pilot coupon (July Coupon Book)
Final Price = $.19
One Subject Notebooks – $.29
2 Pack of Erasers – $.29
Pencil Box – $.49
Print Works Multipurpose Paper – $1.99 (with in-ad )
Caliber Composition Books – BOGO
Caliber Filler Paper – 3/$2
Caliber Mechanical Pencils – BOGO
Caliber Spiral Notebooks – B!G! 50% off
Elmer’s Glue – B1G1 50% off
Expo Dry Erase Markers – $1.99
Paper Mate Grip Pens (8ct) – 3/$1
Scotch Tape – BOGO
With savings like these why wait until Texas’ Tax Free Weekend, August 20, 21 and 22, to rush out and buy your school supplies just days before the Houston area school year for 2010 begins?