Money Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Money Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Did I ever tell you folks that I was a teacher? I’ve taught everything from first grade through 11th and every summer when I drafted my school supply list I struggled with trying to keep costs down for parents and including everything kiddos would need for the entire school year. In my last three years of teaching I actually came up with a system where I’d call each and every kiddo’s family on my class list and arrange for parents to give me money so that I would buy all the school supplies for my entire classroom for the entire year. I’d essentially create a school supply fund that I’d use to purchase everything from pencils to Kleenex boxes so that every kiddo in my room had exactly what they would need. In order to do this I’d shop deals and scour for the best prices so I could come up with the lowest fixed amount contribution I could. It worked well for my groups because parents were happy to have the burden of school supply shopping off their plate, every kiddo ended up with the same supplies and I could save a ton of money for them by applying my teacher discount at various stores in our area that gave teachers a little kickback on supplies. Win. Win. Win.

Did you know that in 2010 (yes dated but for the purposes of this discussion itย  works well) the average American family spent about $600 on back to school per child? That’s a heap of money isn’t it? If you’ve got 2 kids we’re talking $1200 which is a hefty amount of money to dish out in one shot at the end of the summer know what I mean?

In a perfect world, parents would put aside a few dollars every week and save up for this expense but I know all too well how difficult saving any money at all can be when you’re faced with costly living expenses. So, today I want to share a few tips for back to school shopping that will hopefully reduce the expense and financial burden on your family as we approach a fresh and brand new school year.

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Money saving tips for scoring awesome back to school clothes

Consignment shop barter deal
Got a local consignment shop in your area? Well, I’m sure you’ve also got a heap of clothes that no longer fit your kiddo laying around in drawers and closets. Why not give them a call and see if they’ll make you an equal trade? Not all stores do this but you’d still be surprised at how many do. An equal trade means they’ll either give you a piece by piece trade or they’ll value what you’re bringing in and give you immediate store credit. If you can manage to pull this off you’ll be spending basically nothing to get your kiddo(s) a new school wardrobe.

Craigslist/Facebook Group barter deal

Same as above. Get online whether that be your favorite local Facebook buy and sell group or on Craigslist and see if you can find another family willing to trade out clothing and other school accessories.

Shop sales and discounts

Around this time of year major retailers are having great sales to help reduce the costs of back to school wardrobe shopping. If you’re confident you can get sizes right get online via Amazon or a similar seller and take advantage of reduce costs and free shipping!

Shop Garage Sales

August is an awesome month for garage sales. I know tons of families who have garage sales right before the start of a new school year to unload the stuff their kiddos no longer need. Take advantage and build a super cool back-to-school wardrobe for your kiddo at a tiny fraction of the cost.

Money saving tips for scoring school supplies

Create a list and a budget

Shopping by a list is a sure way to save money and only buy what you need. If you’re school doesn’t provide you with a list for your child stick to buying essentials that you know your kiddo will need. If you can stay away from pricey novelty items (think binders with paw patrol characters) because the mark up on these products is astronomical.

Shop the list and only the list

School supply shopping can be an exciting time for parents and kiddos alike and there may be a tendency to overbuy if you’re not careful. Stick to your list to make sure you get only what you need. If something is missing or your child runs out part way through the school year you can always pick up an item or two that you need.

Hit up your local dollar store

The dollar store offers a great selection of school supply items at tiny prices. They are great for pencils, paper, coloring pencils, glue, highlighters, paper clips, staples and even copy books. Peruse through your local dollar store and see what deals you can score!

A Few Back to School ideas to keep in mind

It’s not all our nothing

Often times parents would come to me asking if it was necessary to buy everything on the list all at once. The honest answer is no – it is absolutely not necessary. If money is an issue it’s perfectly okay and acceptable to buy your child a starter kit (the bare essentials they need to get them through the first few months of school) and then supplement as you go! So, don’t feel pressured to buy everything in one shot if you really can’t afford it. School supply lists in our district anyway are more of a one-time buy all to keep things simple for parents but more often than not kiddos wont touch a good chunk of those supplies until well into the school year.

There’s still time to side hustle and earn a bit of extra cash

There’s still a good amount of time until the start of the 2017-2018 school year for most kiddos who follow a September start schedule. If you know that money is tight why not have a garage sale of your own or take up one of these 50 side hustles to put away a bit of cash to lessen the financial burden of back to school shopping.

Try avoiding using credit cards unless you know you can pay it off in full

If at all possible avoid buying school supplies and school clothes on credit unless you can pay for it in full to avoid racking up debt. There are quite a few ways you can make a little side-cash to pay for back to school needs without accruing any consumer debt!

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To enter simply leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite part about back to school is! For extra entries share this post on social media and leave a comment letting me know about those shares.

Giveaway closes Sunday August 13th at 11:59 EST. Winner will be drawn at random and announced on Tuesday August 14th! Best of luck to everyone who enters!

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  1. August 7, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Great tips! My favorite part of back to school was always picking out school supplies. I still love nice pens and notebooks. My least favorite part about back to school now is the impact on traffic!

  2. Sarah McClintock
    August 7, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Great tips! We have one in public school (7th) grade and the other two are home schooled. In looking at the public school list the last couple years it’s gotten out of control. Not only do you supply the kids needs but now the copy paper, scotch tape, staples, paper towels, and even snacks for when lunches are forgotten…it’s nuts and financially just not doable.

    Our favorite part of back to school is the time together. The kids call it “time with mommy” not school and they ask for more of it.

    • Danielle D Jones
      August 13, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      My nephew has one of those list this year. His list included dry erase markers, ziploc bags etc. Last year he was asked to bring double the supplies that he needed so that when a new kid moves in they don’t have to purchase supplies.

  3. Peter G
    August 7, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Great tips! Our favorite part of back to school is getting the list of things immediately and getting a jump on the tax free allotted time at stores for items needed. Save all the coupons to start shopping for back to school.

  4. August 7, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I enjoyed your B2S tips…I am Autism mom so I still buy a few kid items and those skills grade books for my tween son plus rewards such as stickers, healthy snacks ( I find great deals in the Target clearance sections) and flash cards. My son loves everything including oceans, heroes, animals, food so I use this to help motivate him to do non-digital activities before YOUTube, movies, iPad!!

    I hope to win this for my son!

    Ursula

    aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger

  5. August 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

    My favorite thing about back to school is the “schedule.” I love routines, but we have really gotten off of one this summer. This will be our 3rd year of Home Educating (8th grade), so I have not had a “required list” in 3 years for back to school. I have made the supplies last for 2 school years, but finnaly, this fall I will need to replenish much of my school supply box. I am grateful to you for your post about this.
    *********************************************************************
    I remember the first year of my son’s going to school (Kindergarten).. I was SHOCKED at the cost of the supplies, the fall clothing, and the general cost of sending my son to school. Shopping for all of that stuff made me super nervous, I was afraid I would not get something essential. So glad those days are in the past! Now we always get him a new, exciting backpack for his birthday (in April), Notebooks on clearance on tax free days, and desk supplies whenever there is a sale. I spread all of the spending out over several months, plus I NEVER pay full price anymore. I know I would have LOVED having you for my child’s teacher as you obtained all the supplies for your students at a huge discount. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I receive your email alerts and am loving it!

  6. Samantha
    August 7, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Thanks for the tips! My favorite part of back to school is hearing about how much fun my daughter is having with her new teacher and classmates!

  7. Samantha
    August 7, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Thanks for the great tips! My favorite thing about back to school is a fresh start for everyone! Students, teachers, administrators, coaches, etc. Changes are always made over the Summer to make school better for everyone! That excites me!!!

  8. Sandy Klocinski
    August 7, 2017 / 11:59 am

    While it stinks that summer is over, I remember being excited to go back to school.

    While the prospect of being back in a classroom didnโ€™t appeal to me, I was excited for some of the things about being back in school. Of course I loved all the shopping that led up to the first day of school. The new shoes, clothes, backpacks and school supplies.

  9. Heather B.
    August 7, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I love the energy and excitement of a new year!

  10. Adrienne Gordon
    August 7, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I love making sure my kids have new supplies for the new school year.

  11. August 7, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I love the money saving tips you provided! My favorite part of back to school is the new supplies and clothes. Something feels great about all of the new items ready to be “broken in.”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  12. meredithamand
    August 7, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    This is our first official back to school season, as my oldest is entering kindergarten after a summer break from pre-k. He super social and is incredibly excited about meeting all the new kids! I’m a bit weepy about this new season, but his enthusiasm is so fun!

  13. nickie
    August 7, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips! My favorite part of back to school is the excitement that my son and all the students have about starting a new year

  14. Lisanne
    August 7, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is being back on a schedule!

  15. Cynthia Dawson
    August 7, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Love the subject! I have grown boys but also a daughter starting 1st grade. I am loving back to school this year because she is so excited !(especially about her wardrobe)

  16. Megan Evans
    August 7, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is finding deals on school supplies. I love being able to have what I need for the entire school year because I stocked up at the beginning of the year for incredibly cheap.

  17. Margaret Smith
    August 7, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I really love it when my kids are home, so back to school is a favorite of mine, by it I were to pick one positibe is that I like when my kids get back into a routine. Makes life a little easier being on a schedule.

  18. Val B
    August 7, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Thanks for these back to school tips! My favorite part of back to school is the supplies…especially colored pens and a new planner!

  19. August 7, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    seeing the kids pick out their stuff.

  20. Rachel V
    August 7, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    My favorite part is letting my daughter pick out her supplies. She gets so excited.

  21. Steve Weber
    August 7, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is the peace and quiet! no more ” i’m bored” at home.

  22. Stephanie V.
    August 7, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Getting back to routine! Honestly, better for everyone, especially for working parents . . .

  23. jnbwrs
    August 7, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    My favorite part of shopping is the bargains!

  24. Holly B
    August 7, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I hate to spend the money but the shopping is so fun! I used to work in an office supplies store so I do like buying supplies too, so many choices out there, can’t help but have fun!

  25. Susan Smith
    August 7, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is watching how excited my kids are picking out their school supplies.

  26. Elena
    August 7, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    my favorite part is back to school shopping.

  27. sarah k
    August 7, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I like getting back on more of a schedule.

  28. Cindy
    August 7, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    My favorite part is new clothes for school.

  29. KELLY M.
    August 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    My favorite part is the new clothes and new friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. August 7, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    My favorite part is back to school shopping.

  31. Ellie Wright
    August 7, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is all the new school supplies. Even as an adult, a brand new box of crayons, map colors and markers is exciting.

  32. August 7, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    My favorite part of BTS is the fresh start vibe in the air. New beginnings and new chances.

  33. Stephanie Phelps
    August 7, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is getting back into a routine and I love all the creative things the kids do at school!

  34. Angel
    August 8, 2017 / 12:30 am

    Amazing tips!!! My favorite thing about back to school is getting to have a set schedule for the children.

  35. Anna Chase
    August 8, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I love back to school because i am able to meet new friends and get and education! Sometimes I forgot how lucky I am to be able to have the opportunity to have an education! Not everyone in the world gets that opportunity, so that is why I love back to school!:)

  36. Danielle Wood
    August 8, 2017 / 12:52 am

    My favorite part of back to school is taking the kids to get new school clothes

  37. Peggy Damon
    August 8, 2017 / 1:34 am

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is the getting all the supplies. The new notebooks, pencils, binders, and everything else in between gets my children organized for the new school year.

  38. August 8, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Excellent tips. I love the Dollar store for supplies. And thrift stores.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  39. Jack B
    August 8, 2017 / 3:34 am

    I love my son getting to go back to school each year and having a new story or activity to talk about everyday when he comes home.

  40. Austin H.
    August 8, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Trying to find the best deals is always fun. I have always been a bargain hunter.

  41. Kimberly O
    August 8, 2017 / 4:52 am

    My favorite part of the start of school is supply shopping – I could get lost in an office supply store for hours! Thanks!

  42. Wendy R.
    August 8, 2017 / 5:12 am

    I definitely agree about the garage sales! You can find things you didn’t even know you needed.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also enjoy all the back to school sales on school and office supplies.

  43. Audrey Stewart
    August 8, 2017 / 6:11 am

    My favorite part about back to school is getting back on schedule, and not having to pay baby sitters while I work.

  44. Karla Franklin
    August 8, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I don’t love back to school shopping because it means that school is getting ready to start and life is getting ready to be even more stressed and hectic! However, I do love shopping the back to school clearances after school has already started. I can usually get some good deals on stuff for next year and stuff that I can use in my office.

  45. Krista J
    August 8, 2017 / 6:41 am

    My favorite part is the back to school routine and first day back pictures!

  46. August 8, 2017 / 6:45 am

    I think shopping for new clothes is the best thing about back to school.

  47. Robert Young
    August 8, 2017 / 7:45 am

    My favorite thing about back to school is being back on a schedule!

  48. janine alton
    August 8, 2017 / 7:51 am

    i always loved getting new clothes for school and a new back pack

  49. August 8, 2017 / 7:53 am

    I love back to school shopping and office supplies!! Former high school math teacher here lol.

  50. Brandy Champion
    August 8, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I used to love the thought of a fresh start and a new backpack

  51. Christine Murray
    August 8, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Awesome Tips. One of my daughter’s favourite parts of starting a new school year is clothes shopping. The beginning of a school year means a couple of new outfits. Thanks for the chance.

  52. Aliikaa
    August 8, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Back to school shopping & new start๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  53. Laura Vergara
    August 8, 2017 / 8:38 am

    my favorite part of back to school is the few new wardrobe pieces i can buy!

  54. JEN D
    August 8, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Being a full-time homemaker, my favorite part of back to school is some time to myself every day so that I can be refreshed.

  55. JEN D
    August 8, 2017 / 8:47 am

    I shared your giveaway on Twitter, but I’m not able to copy my link – Idk what happened. My twitter name is @JenD83.

  56. Julie Wood
    August 8, 2017 / 8:53 am

    My favorite part of the start of school is the kids being all excited to see their friends and getting them new school clothes and seeing how cute they look in them!

  57. Noah Ramer
    August 8, 2017 / 9:21 am

    My favorite part about back to school is hearing my kids come home and tell me stories.

  58. Marina
    August 8, 2017 / 9:32 am

    My favorite part about going back to school is new supplies

  59. A Scott
    August 8, 2017 / 9:39 am

    My favorite part about going back to school is getting everyone into a daily routine again! Oh and the first day outfit choices!

  60. A Scott
    August 8, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Shared contest link on twitter and pinterest.

  61. Kimmy Ripley
    August 8, 2017 / 9:47 am

    My favorite part about BTS is taking my daughter shopping and picking out new clothes for her.

  62. Jennifer M.
    August 8, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I like when my kids get excited about something they are learning or school events.

  63. Michelle T
    August 8, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I love seeing the kids all excited about going back to school. It is so fun to listen to their school stories and see what they learn.

  64. August 8, 2017 / 10:36 am

    I love school supplies not joking I love it.

  65. BobbiJo pentney
    August 8, 2017 / 10:42 am

    The best part of going back to school is the kids interacting with their friends.

  66. elizabeth miller
    August 8, 2017 / 11:01 am

    As stressful as it can be, my favorite part about back to school is taking my daughter shopping and getting her all the stuff she needs to start. I love to watch her excitement over picking out school supplies with all the cute stuff on them. I love watching her pick her new shoes and complaining over buying uniforms.

  67. Kimberly Harrison
    August 8, 2017 / 11:27 am

    my favorite part about back to school is tax free weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. al
    August 8, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Smaller crowds at museums and movies.

  69. McKim
    August 8, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I like taking my grandson to pick out his school supplies. He gets so excited!

  70. Natalie
    August 8, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    The best part about back to school for me is the return of high school sports and college football! I also love getting great deals on back to school supplies.

  71. Arend Kooij
    August 8, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    The best part of back to school are the new outfits!

  72. Mary Beth Elderton
    August 8, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    My avorite part of back to school shopping is that everything feels so fresh–a new start! **Yes–the Dollar Store!

  73. sonya
    August 8, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    NEW CLOTHES!!

  74. August 8, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    My firstborn is going to pre-k so this is going to be my first adventures in school supply shopping. I’m actually pretty excited, especially since the list is very reasonable.

  75. August 8, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I love school supplies. The sight of those big boxes of Crayola crayons makes me happy.

    • August 8, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I retweeted your Back to School contest post (@Boomergirlz)

  76. August 8, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    My firstborn is going to head start, she’s 3, and I’m a little frantic but you just helped me out a ton. My favorite part of back to school shopping is getting new outfits and cute little trinkets for her supplies. I’m sure she won’t need much but I’m so excited for her.

  77. Tajreen
    August 8, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    As a college student, my favorite part of going back to school is seeing the friends that live in different states and countries!

  78. Charrr
    August 8, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    We love buying new colored pencils, thank you so much!!

  79. SarahJ
    August 8, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    My fave part about back to school is school shopping.

  80. Wayne Couzens
    August 8, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    My favorite thing was seeing all the new school products, I guess there is still a lot of kid still in me

  81. Carrie G
    August 8, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    There’s nothing I like about back to school.

  82. Linda Lansford
    August 8, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I like tp buy clothes

  83. Stephanie Shipley
    August 8, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is shopping for clothes! I love picking out cool clothes for my son to wear.

  84. Calvin F.
    August 8, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Favorite part about back to school shopping is getting awesome new tech stuff!

  85. erin n
    August 8, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I love school supplies shopping! Everything new and crisp in its packaging! ๐Ÿ˜€

  86. Suzanne K
    August 8, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is that my daughter has graduated and I no longer have to do it!

  87. Samantha Daleo
    August 8, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    My favorite thing about Back to School shopping is having the confidence that I am sending my child into the new school year with all new things.

  88. August 8, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is the structure and routine that school brings. My son has special needs & he really needs to be on a rigid schedule. I also love all the new school clothes with the kids looking sharp!

  89. August 8, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is the shopping

  90. Donnas
    August 8, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I always enjoyed seeing the new products that were available for back to school – pencils, backpacks, binders.

  91. Dawn Gordon
    August 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    My favorite part ofback to school shopping is picking out the clothes that make my daughter feel good but comfy

  92. Dawn gordon
    August 8, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I shared on twitter as @shoppingsorcery

  93. Dawn gordon
    August 8, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I shared on Pinterest as Shoppingsorcery on my back to school board

  94. Morgan Stewart
    August 8, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    My favourite part about back to school is shopping for all my supplies and getting them organized!

  95. Deborah N.
    August 8, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is buying school supplies. I always but some for my kids and some for me.

  96. Elizabeth E
    August 8, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I used to be a teacher and I am not any more. So my favorite part of back to school is.. not having to grade essays. I love being outside in the fall weather and raking up my leaves during the day, and then working at night instead!

  97. Rosie
    August 8, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    The favorite part about back to school shopping is having held off buying quite a few things, so it seems like a real haul when you get a whole bunch of things and more, and so many good deals, you are glad you waited!!!

  98. Jessica To
    August 8, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is getting into a routine.

  99. Mike Flaman
    August 8, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I get stuff I need along with all of my kids’ stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Sherry Barnes
    August 8, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Well my kids are grown so school time consent mean much anymore

  101. Rhonda Y
    August 8, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is getting ready for that exciting first day of school. Planning the outfit and meal and lunch and taking photos.

  102. August 8, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    My favorite part is actually the need to get organized, sort through clothing and downsize and donate whatever doesn’t fit or work anymore, etc. Going back to school helps energize me to get myself and my home ready for the new (school)year!

  103. August 8, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    y favorite part is getting everything bought and getting organized.

  104. Jenette
    August 8, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is the school supply shopping. I love helping my kids pick out cute supplies!

  105. Darlene Tuling
    August 8, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    My favourite part of back to school is buying new supplies and new clothes.

  106. elizabeth miller
    August 8, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    My favorite part about back to school shopping is all the excitement my daughter gets over getting all kinds of new things for school with all the cute logo’s and themes to it.

  107. Nelson Lee
    August 8, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Best part of back to school shopping is seeing energy, excitement, and enthusiasm in education!

  108. Julie A.
    August 8, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I homeschool my kids, and my favorite part of back to school is receiving their curriculum and finding out what we’re going to be learning about throughout the year.

  109. Jill Hanson
    August 8, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    My favorite part of going back to school was getting new supplies, crayons and pencils and tablets.

  110. rickel bart
    August 8, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    picking out the first day of school outfit

  111. Amber
    August 8, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    My favorite part of back-to-school is picking out an outfit for the first day of school. And for letting the kids do that and have fun with their fashion choices!

  112. heather s
    August 8, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Getting all the fun supplies and picking the outfits for the first day.

  113. Candace Miller
    August 8, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is buying new book bags.

  114. Brittney House
    August 8, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    My favorite part is picking out the school supplies. The kids love being to pick out their own stuff based on what they love.

  115. August 8, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    My fave part of back to school is them kids gettin the HELL outta the house lol!

  116. Angie S
    August 8, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is the shopping! I love the new clothes, new shoes, new school supplies! It’s like getting a fresh, new start each and every year!

  117. rich morris
    August 8, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    My favorite part about them going back to school is getting to see them play in sports again.

  118. Lisa Voyce
    August 8, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    My favorite is school shopping with the little one.

  119. Alanna W
    August 8, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Great tips! My favourite part of back to school shopping is picking out the First Day of School outfit!

  120. Chrystal D
    August 8, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Having some peace and quiet!

  121. Margaret Huitema
    August 8, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Back to school means fall is just around the corner, my favourite season!

  122. August 8, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    My favorite thing was seeing the excitement my son had for getting new stuff. Thanks for the chance to win.

  123. Tom
    August 8, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Back to school, time for the cool weather.

  124. Sarah Anne
    August 8, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    The best part of back-to-school is shopping for school supplies. I recently went back to grad school and shopping for binders, notebooks and pens still brought the same joy as when I was in high school. I also shared this on Pinterest and Twitter! Thank you <3

  125. Meredith Brooks
    August 8, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Back to school shopping is my favorite. Get’s you in the spirit of everything

  126. Jannet Kwan
    August 8, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    My favorite back to school is I get to see my friends again..

  127. Eliz T
    August 8, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping was always a toss up between getting new stationary tools and my first day of school outfit!

  128. Chinedu Orjih
    August 8, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Best part of back to school is the energy and excitement that everyone seems to have.

  129. Becky Kinard
    August 8, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    My favorite part of back-to-school is getting back into a routine. Being in a routine makes things run smoother during the school year and I feel like I accomplish more things.

  130. August 8, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    My favorite part is how proud of themselves the kids are in their new clothes.

  131. jalapenomamamn
    August 8, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    First back to school day we all go out for an early breakfast.
    That is my favorite part!
    thank you

    • jalapenomamamn
      August 8, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  132. Lisa R
    August 8, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    the best part of back to school is not having to go at all!

  133. Melissa
    August 8, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I’m a teacher, so my favorite part is getting to meet all my new students!

  134. Deb Philippon
    August 8, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    The best part of back to school is the nice, new school supplies.

  135. Heather Swanson
    August 8, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    fall leaves

  136. Kristen Benson
    August 8, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    I love all the sales!!!

  137. BRITTANY DOERFLER
    August 8, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is shopping for new clothes and school supplies

  138. Shareena M
    August 9, 2017 / 12:02 am

    My favorite part about back to school is goingnclothes shopping and figuring out the cutest style to do my daughterโ€™s hair for the first day of school

  139. Cheryl Almas
    August 9, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I loved getting new supplies and clothes

  140. Tia Martschuk
    August 9, 2017 / 12:17 am

    I love shopping for the kids and having everything prepared for the first day – shoes, clothes, lunch bags etc.

  141. Emily Morelli
    August 9, 2017 / 12:30 am

    My favorite part about back to school is getting back into a regular routine.

  142. Theresa C.
    August 9, 2017 / 12:41 am

    My favorite part about back to school is always the clothes shopping!

  143. August 9, 2017 / 12:49 am

    I know this sounds awful of me, but my favorite part of back to school is having a few hours to myself on my days off.

  144. alice minx
    August 9, 2017 / 1:52 am

    My favorite part of back to school? Sheet sales!

  145. Angie W
    August 9, 2017 / 2:02 am

    My favorite part about back to school is all the fresh school supplies are in stores. I love school supplies!

  146. sheila ressel
    August 9, 2017 / 6:51 am

    My favorite part of back to school is having some “me time”.

  147. August 9, 2017 / 7:45 am

    My favorite part of back to school is just to be back on a regular schedule and routine.

  148. August 9, 2017 / 8:04 am

    my favorite part of back-to-school is have the house quiet again ๐Ÿ™‚
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  149. Karen Behrman
    August 9, 2017 / 8:42 am

    THe quiet house when they leave

  150. Janet W.
    August 9, 2017 / 8:49 am

    My favorite part about back to school is school supply shopping with my grandsons. They get so excited to pick out colors, etc of their supplies!

  151. Cheryl Chervitz
    August 9, 2017 / 8:50 am

    My kids are all grown now, but I enjoyed going to the store and seeing what they were into that year. It’s nice to know what the trends are.

  152. mami2jcn
    August 9, 2017 / 8:52 am

    My favorite part of back to school is the clothes shopping.

  153. mami2jcn
    August 9, 2017 / 8:52 am

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  154. Jill Rivera
    August 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I love the new clothes for school, but personal hate to shop for them.

  155. August 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    My favorite part of Back to School is the tax free holiday and football starting up again.

  156. intensev5
    August 9, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I love wearing new clothes!! and so do my kids!
    Marlene V.

  157. Denise M
    August 9, 2017 / 11:23 am

    I love school supplies and shopping for them, like notebooks and pencils

  158. Tara O.
    August 9, 2017 / 11:54 am

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is seeing the excitement on my daughter’s face when she gets to pick out all new supplies! Also, it’s so much fun to shop for new clothes for her!

  159. Jim S.
    August 9, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    As a recent college student, getting to be around other ‘young people’ again was a thrill.

  160. Melissa
    August 9, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    my favorite part about back to school is shopping for new clothes.

  161. Ashley Horner
    August 9, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is my kids getting to see all their friends and making new friends. Also back to school time means we start our football season back.

  162. paige chandler
    August 9, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    My favorite part is getting the kids back into the routine.

  163. August 9, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    personalizing and buying my son’s backpack

  164. Bryan Vice
    August 9, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    I actually like back to school shopping my kids do too. The worst part has got to be the crowd. Always fighting a crowd

  165. Denise B.
    August 9, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Nothing! We homeschool. So, we don’t have any back-to-school shopping to do.

  166. MaryAnn
    August 9, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    My favorite part is getting the kids back on a routine.

  167. August 9, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I love finding out my kids teachers!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  168. Lasonda
    August 9, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Our favorite part of back to school is shopping for new clothes and school supplies.

  169. Linda Svarovsky
    August 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    My favourite part is the kids picking out new clothes.

  170. David Hollingsworth
    August 9, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I think the best thing about it is all of the deals you can get, especially when they’re are sales on supplies.

  171. Jovanna Martinez
    August 9, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    My favorite part of Back to School is picking and looking for supplies. I love looking for materials that are cheap and work pretty well.

  172. Kelly D
    August 9, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is hearing about my kid’s first days and their friends and teachers.

  173. dave
    August 9, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    My favorite part of back to school was always getting new runners

  174. Lauren U
    August 9, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is helping my kid pick out a new book bag for the year.

  175. Angie S
    August 9, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Back to school means “new year, new you!” I love shopping for new clothes, new shoes, new supplies!

  176. Maria
    August 9, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    My favourite part is back to routine

  177. Glenda Van Wart Van
    August 9, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    My favourite part about this time of year is the sense of a new beginning – of learning and doing new things.

  178. Suzanne
    August 9, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Getting back into a schedule.

  179. Brenda Haines
    August 9, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Honestly, the best part about back to school is not hearing.. mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, I’m bored! lol

  180. Mandi Em
    August 9, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    My favorite part is the pens. I’m psycho for pens lol! Shared this on Twitter as @bigtinysteps

  181. elizabeth p
    August 10, 2017 / 12:31 am

    My favorite part is i’m a school supplie fiend. thanks for the chance

  182. Leidy Ruiz
    August 10, 2017 / 12:36 am

    My favorite activity is going Back to School shopping, I like finding cute notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, etc for my kids and picking a new backpack is so fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

  183. Ronald Gagnon
    August 10, 2017 / 2:55 am

    Letting my Lady do the shopping

  184. Crystal F
    August 10, 2017 / 5:15 am

    The only thing I like of the girls going back to school is getting back into a routine. Thank you!

  185. Idris
    August 10, 2017 / 9:17 am

    great tips

  186. PizzaPizzaTacoKAT
    August 10, 2017 / 9:30 am

    My favorite part of back to school season is the change of weather. Summer is way too hot and I always look foward to cooler weather.

  187. Amina
    August 10, 2017 / 9:46 am

    My favorite part is getting all the cute school supplies

  188. Nedra Whittemore
    August 10, 2017 / 10:19 am

    My favorite part is getting the kiddos back in a daily routine again!

  189. Jo B
    August 10, 2017 / 10:36 am

    My favourite part of school shopping is coming home and laying out all the stuff that was purchased and watching the excitement on the children’s faces.

  190. sonya
    August 10, 2017 / 11:13 am

    what your favorite part about back to school is: SHOPPING FOR NEW CLOTHES!!

  191. Marian
    August 10, 2017 / 11:24 am

    My favorite thing about going back to school is getting back to a normal schedule.

  192. Amy Orvin
    August 10, 2017 / 11:51 am

    what your favorite part about back to school is: Loving that the grocery stores won’t be as crowded! Yay!!

  193. Richard Hicks
    August 10, 2017 / 11:56 am

    My favorite thing is having peace and quiet during school days. LOL!

  194. nickie
    August 10, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is shopping for new items

  195. Sylvia Zajis
    August 10, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is seeing the kids get excited about learning again and really adjusting to a set schedule. My kids always thrived best when operating under a set routine and structure.

    shared on twitter : @ZajisSylvia
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  196. naomie
    August 10, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    My favorite part is getting everyone back into a routine.

  197. Amanda R
    August 10, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Buying new supplies!

  198. Tracy Pryor
    August 10, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is getting my house back. It will be nice to buy groceries and have them last a little longer.

  199. Rebecca G
    August 10, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    As a teacher, even I look forward to September. I love starting the school year with fresh supplies and new clothes.

  200. Daniel M
    August 10, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    everyone likes new clothes

  201. marilynnawara
    August 10, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    My favorite is all of the back-to-school sales and shopping.

  202. August 10, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    My favourite part of back to school is that it happens as fall starts. Class trips to fall fairs, etc. are a great way to kick off the new school year.

  203. Liz N
    August 10, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I love finding great deals on supplies! It’s like a scavenger hunt for me! I love school/office supplies anyway, especially when they are new and pretty!

  204. Kirby McCauley
    August 10, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I’m the nerd that LOVES labeling all those brand new supplies lol (/o\)

  205. Chris L
    August 10, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    My favorite thing is finding good deals on school items
    Shared on Facebook & Twitter

  206. August 10, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    What I like about going back to school is getting back to a schedule again.

  207. Jennifer Lewis
    August 10, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    The best part of back to school is having a little bit of “me” time again. Plus my daughter LOVES school!

  208. Christy Caldwell
    August 10, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I like having a couple hours of peace everyday! ๐Ÿ˜œ I love seeing all the cute new school supplies too.

  209. August 10, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love buying new supplies

  210. Ashley B.
    August 10, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    My favorite part is watching my son come home learning so many new things every day!

  211. Mark Marville
    August 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    The girls!

  212. Danielle
    August 10, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I love doing the clothes shopping. It is so much fun to dress up my kids.

  213. Jessica Rickman
    August 10, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I love back to school! These are great tips. I just wish all three of my kiddos were old enough for school. I have two at home and one in school right now. I love the excitement of field trips and actives.

  214. Kyl Neusch
    August 10, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    seeing the kids pick out their stuff.

    • Lauren U
      August 10, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      retweet as @Uda_tweets

  215. Caitlin M
    August 11, 2017 / 12:57 am

    I love getting new supplies and feeling optimistic about the upcoming year!

  216. Katie C.
    August 11, 2017 / 3:39 am

    My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is getting new “stuff” for everybody!!

  217. Laurajj
    August 11, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Oh I have to say my favorite part of back to school is once they are back in school and I can go to the grocery store alone…and take my time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  218. Maria
    August 11, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Back to the routine

  219. Danielle Day
    August 11, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    The kids being able to see thier friends again.

  220. kaila
    August 11, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is getting a few new outfits for school.

  221. August 11, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    my favorite part of back to school is buying the new school clothes and the back to school supplies i love shopping.

  222. Joanna Peter
    August 11, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    My favorite part is new books and pencils!

  223. Caryn Coates
    August 11, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I love taking all 6 of my children school shopping. We have a blast!

  224. Linda G.
    August 11, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    My favorite part is the excitement of the first day, new teacher, new class and seeing friends again

  225. nancy2880
    August 11, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is the unknown: new subjects, new friends, new teachers.

  226. Anna Pry
    August 11, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    my favorite part is getting everyone a new outfit and shoes

  227. August 11, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Our favorite part of back to school shopping is the post shopping (late) lunch at Camelia Grill in New Orleans. Its all counter seating facing the open kitchen. We went their after school shopping when i was a kid and when my mom was a kid they went there too.

  228. Wendy Pesce
    August 11, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    My favorite part is going to get the kids fresh new haircuts after a long summer

  229. August 11, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    My favorite part is being able to clean my house little by little, closet by closet and get rid of odds and ends. We have 10 years of accumulated stuff. I am so done with stuff! We could use some money to help us with organization.

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

  230. Rosanne Robinson
    August 11, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Thx very much for sharing the great tips! Our favorite part of back to school is going shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpack, lunch bag, & supplies.

  231. sandy a
    August 11, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    My favorite part of back yo school is seeing all of the back to school pictures and how excited the last sa are to go .

  232. Shauna
    August 11, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping was always looking for a backpack. For some reason that always seemed like a big deal to me! I remember shopping with my parents who were probably so stressed! These are helpful tips!

  233. Jane McGregor
    August 11, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    New clothes!

  234. Julie Hawkins
    August 11, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is all the new pens, pencils, and notebooks. I like to get colorful supplies, they make the school year seem fresh, bright and new.

  235. Anne Higgins
    August 11, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I enjoy our special shopping events to make sure we get extra for those that don’t have or for the teachers drawers.

  236. August 11, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    My fav thing about back to school is taking the kids and letting them choose their own backpacks and clothes and supplies…. I want them to learn to be their own person with their own style

  237. Michelle Levine
    August 12, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I like the back to school clothing shopping. It’s so much fun!

  238. Fiona N
    August 12, 2017 / 3:54 am

    I really love Your awesome tips, especially “Shop the list and only the list”. It sounds simple but I always forget it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You for sharing them!
    My favorite part about back to school is shopping for school supplies ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. Katrina Brockavich
    August 12, 2017 / 4:24 am

    My favorite part of back to school is getting everyone back in to a routine again! Shopping for supplies is fun, too. I really like new school supplies and markers and fun notebooks!

  240. joseph gersch
    August 12, 2017 / 4:29 am

    My favorite part is learning

  241. Bridgett Wilbur
    August 12, 2017 / 8:22 am

    My favorite part is that my kids get to see all there friends again.

  242. Jason H
    August 12, 2017 / 8:23 am

    My favorite part of this time of year is reminding my son that he actually enjoys school.

  243. Amanda Lea
    August 12, 2017 / 9:13 am

    My favorite part is buy all the accessories. That the fun stuff!! The cute earrings, bows, and lunch kits.

  244. Helga
    August 12, 2017 / 9:43 am

    My favorite part of back to school is the kids have more structure.

  245. Mathew W
    August 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Finding all the cool school supplies we did not have when I was a kid

  246. Seyma Shabbir
    August 12, 2017 / 10:52 am

    My favorite part is where us mommies get together for lunch when the kids are in school! LOL

  247. DeeAnn S
    August 12, 2017 / 11:00 am

    The best part of back to school is getting into a regular routine. And the house getting into some sort of order. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  248. August 12, 2017 / 11:04 am

    All the fun new clothing styles.

  249. susitravl
    August 12, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I like getting into a set routine and back to school shopping is a lot of fun too. Love the smell of a fresh box of crayons! haha

  250. Ed
    August 12, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Crayons/markers!

  251. Amanda Hoffman
    August 12, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I’m excited for new clothes for my little one and seeing how happy he will be

  252. Robin
    August 12, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    My favorite part is taking my son out shopping for new supplies and clothes for school.

  253. August 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    My favorite part of back to school are the sales on clothes for the kids!

  254. Missy
    August 12, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    My favorite part is getting back to a routine.

  255. Missy
    August 12, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Shared on Facebook.

  256. Missy
    August 12, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Shared on twitter.

  257. tat2gurlzrock
    August 12, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Great tips! I love looking for great sales on clothing.

  258. Margaret S Porter
    August 12, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I love getting back into a routine.

  259. Hannah Harris
    August 12, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    The back to school shopping!

  260. Jennifer J
    August 12, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is the shopping for supplies and new clothes!

  261. Momto4 @BusyMomReviewsBlog
    August 12, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I love shop for new clothes and shoes!!!!

  262. August 12, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    My favorite part of back to school was clothes shopping

  263. Carrie Conrad
    August 12, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is spending time shopping with each of my girls. They each get their own day and we make a great “Mom and Me” day out of it. Get supplies first, then clothes, Lunch and a Movie.

  264. Delaney Closs
    August 12, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I love getting all new stuff!

  265. laura588
    August 12, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school shopping is the special bond and memories we share when doing it. We have so much fun finding everything on the list. It is almost like a scavenger hunt. After we are done we always go for ice cream.
    Laurie Emerson

  266. christina moore
    August 12, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    My favorite part of back to school was always picking out new school clothes for my girls, it was great to shop together

  267. August 12, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    My favorite part of going back to school is meeting the new students and parents who moved here over the Summer.

  268. wen budro
    August 12, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is seeing the kids in their new clothes all excited about school.

  269. robin s.
    August 12, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I am most excited for my little girl because this is her first year. She is an only child so I am excited to her to make new friends and just have a blast.

  270. Breanne
    August 12, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I was excited to get to see my friends.

  271. Bruce
    August 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Our favorite part is having all nice new things from the back to school list

  272. Mariah
    August 12, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    my favorite is all of the new stationary products

  273. Erica B.
    August 12, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love supply shopping.

  274. August 12, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    My favorite part of Back to School is going shopping! It just wouldn’t be the same without that great shopping season to usher out summer.

  275. August 12, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I love getting things for super cheap during school shopping trips!

  276. Audra
    August 12, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I look forward to my daughter getting to see her friends

  277. Ben
    August 12, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is watching my boys grow and pass into the next phase of their lives. I enjoy watching them become more independent, even if it means that I am less a part of their lives with each passing year.

  278. Jennifer H.
    August 12, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I would say it is all the deals.

  279. Jennifer H.
    August 12, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I shared on Facebook.

  280. Jennifer H.
    August 12, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I shared on Twitter.

  281. Jennifer H.
    August 12, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I shared on G+

  282. Carol
    August 12, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    My grand kids like the lunch boxes.

  283. sylvia
    August 12, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    My son is just starting school this year; it is bittersweet. He is growing so fast!

  284. Lauren Becker
    August 12, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I always loved back to school shopping. Growing up, I had a uniform, so it was more about the fun notebooks and folders than clothes!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  285. Brenda Elsner
    August 12, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    My favorite part is the kids going back to school. I will be able to sleep finally!! Gets hard to sleep during the day with loud kids and I work overnights, so it has been a long summer!

  286. TheresaJenkins
    August 12, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    I’m grandma nanny to 5 grandkids and My favorite part of back to school is that they are ALL ready to go back and excited to start a new school year

  287. August 12, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is watching how excited My Granddaughter is to learn.

  288. nancy2880
    August 12, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is feeling guilt-free. It has to be done.

  289. Erin M
    August 12, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    I love back to school shopping but I also like going back to our routine.

  290. August 13, 2017 / 12:03 am

    My favorite part about back to school is getting back into a routine and having structure.

  291. Rosi
    August 13, 2017 / 12:20 am

    My favourite of back to school comes once I am finished shopping….total freedom!

  292. Lisa
    August 13, 2017 / 12:37 am

    My favorite part is going back to school shopping for all the deals!

  293. August 13, 2017 / 12:48 am

    My favorite part is spending one-on-one time with my daughter. It is a chance for me to ask her what her expectations for the year are, what her fears might be, and what she is most excited about. We talk about goals and plans. And we shop. Best time!

  294. Amber Hensley
    August 13, 2017 / 1:09 am

    My favorite thing about Back to school is getting to watch my kids learn and grow all year and am excited to see them make new friends at their new school this year since we moved!!

  295. wendy horn
    August 13, 2017 / 1:14 am

    ITS A NEW START

  296. Rae74
    August 13, 2017 / 1:19 am

    Going shopping get the new styles my kids want

  297. August 13, 2017 / 1:31 am

    My favorite part of back to school was always letting my son pick out his new school supplies. I liked to see how his tastes changed from year to year.

  298. Stephanie
    August 13, 2017 / 2:43 am

    I just love the excitement of the entire back to school season, plus all of the great deals on school/office supplies.

  299. latoya
    August 13, 2017 / 3:22 am

    I work at a school so my favorite part of back to school shopping is meeting the new students.

  300. Janice B
    August 13, 2017 / 3:41 am

    My favorite part about back to school time is my son getting to see his friends that he didn’t get to see all summer. He gets so excited and I love to hear his stories when I pick him up.

  301. Kristi C
    August 13, 2017 / 4:21 am

    My favorite part is seeing how excited the children are for that first day.

  302. John H.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I would say helping my daughter pick out the new designs for the folders.

  303. John H.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:38 am

    I shared on Facebook.

  304. John H.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:40 am

    I shared on Twitter.

  305. John H.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:41 am

    I shared on G+.

  306. Em Stoner
    August 13, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Loved back to school clothing shopping with my mom when I was younger! She’d make a special date day out of it!

  307. Shayna
    August 13, 2017 / 8:16 am

    MY FAVORITE PART OF BACK TO SCHOOL IS WATCHING MY SON GET EXCITED ABOUT LEARNING AND SEEING HIS FRIENDS AGAIN ๐Ÿ™‚

  308. Marsha Arditti
    August 13, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I like getting all the great bargains so I don’t hae to shop later in the year.

  309. Hesper Fry
    August 13, 2017 / 8:28 am

    My favorite part about back to school is seeing my kids getting excited about going back.

  310. Alyce Poalillo
    August 13, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Those shopping days are over for me but I used to like to get all the new clothes.

  311. nicole c
    August 13, 2017 / 9:24 am

    My favorite part is shopping for my daughters new clothes each year.

  312. Lauren
    August 13, 2017 / 9:33 am

    I like buying new school supplies.

  313. Sarah Hayes
    August 13, 2017 / 9:49 am

    my favorite part is shopping for new clothes

  314. Jennifer Cervantes
    August 13, 2017 / 10:18 am

    My favorite part of back to school is stocking up on school supplies at a great price.

  315. Daniel G.
    August 13, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Less busy weekends at work

  316. Janice Cooper
    August 13, 2017 / 10:47 am

    My favorite part of back to school is shopping for new clothes and school supplies.

  317. Docia Vagnerini
    August 13, 2017 / 10:52 am

    I and my kids always got excited about going back to school to be able to be with friends again that we werent able to be with during the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  318. Angelo Parcesepe
    August 13, 2017 / 10:59 am

    The best part of going back to school is seeing the exciment of the kids about seeing their friends again.

  319. Jennifer Reed
    August 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

    My favorite part about back to school is getting back on a normal schedule. I also love all the school supplies.

  320. August 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

    My favorite part of back to school was always shopping for school supplies during the tax free week

  321. clynsg
    August 13, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I rather like the excitement of picking out the outfit for the first day of school. This has always been a necessity for me even knowing that almost all of the rest of the clothing will be carryovers from before–need at least one new one!

  322. Lynne T
    August 13, 2017 / 11:22 am

    My favorite part of back to school is shopping for the clothing and supplies.

  323. Kitty Grasi
    August 13, 2017 / 11:30 am

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is spending time with my girls! I love when we can spend the whole day together. We make it an ultimate girl’s day out and have a lunch date after!

  324. dan hall
    August 13, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I love the fresh haircuts and meeting the new teachers.

  325. Donna L
    August 13, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    My favorite part of back to school has always been shopping for school supplies and clothes.

  326. mrsmchappell
    August 13, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is how it feels like a fresh start! Fall is a fun time of year anyway!

  327. Teresa D
    August 13, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is all of the new supplies!

  328. Lisa Hickey
    August 13, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    My favorite part is picking out school supplies

  329. heidi kukta
    August 13, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I think that the best part of back to school is buying the first day of school outfit. My girls and I make it a day, lunch and trying on clothes and laughter. It’s the best!!

  330. Buddy Garrett
    August 13, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is seeing how excited the children are about learning and watching our daughter grow up.

  331. mary j
    August 13, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I love buying a bunch of school supplies to donate at my office. Our helping hands committee gives to a local school that has a lot of underprivileged students.

  332. Doug M
    August 13, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    The favourite part of back to school for me was seeing the kids excited and energized about learning, meeting new classmates and new teachers.

  333. Tracie Cooper
    August 13, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    My niece loves getting her new shoes and haircut. She loves meeting her new teacher.

  334. Kimberly Snyder
    August 13, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    My favorite part is taking the children to pick out their supplies. We have the main list but they enjoy personalizing things and choosing their fav colors/characters or styles. I love seeing how their choices change from year to year as they mature. When they feel prepared, they feel confident and they look forward to the beginning of the new school year

  335. Danielle D Jones
    August 13, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    My favorite part of my son going back to school is taking him shopping. It is the one time of the year that I take him shopping where he can pick out supplies, clothes and new shoes that he likes. We are on a tight budget so normally I just pick up his clothes when I find a good sale. However for back to school we splurge a little and he gets to pick out several items at one time. For me it’s fun to see the smile on his face when he asks if he can get a certain shirt and I say yes. Thankfully he has picked up on my love for clearance racks and he will mostly pick clothes from them. For anyone that does a lot of shopping online I have been using an app called honey. It will search the web for you for coupon codes.

  336. Hripsime
    August 13, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Definitely when I get the house back to myself!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  337. Elizabeth Ray
    August 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    My favorite thing is no longer hearing the summer whining of “I’m bored!!”

  338. Trisha Musgrave
    August 13, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I love going back to school shopping for clothes and supplies. The kids get so excited!

  339. krystal wethington
    August 13, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I love back to school shopping. Out with all the old stuff and in with new. I love it.

  340. August 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    i love getting school supplies, like notebooks, pencils, paper, etc. but the actual back to school part I dread because i have to wake up an hour earlier ughhh lol

  341. kelley wood
    August 13, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I love buying all the pretty notebooks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  342. Kathleen Hand
    August 13, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is I no longer lag in getting to work. During the summer, I leave later because I want to talk to my kids before I leave, put a load of laundry on, etc. When school starts, I have to make sure we are all ready to leave the house so that makes me leave at the same time so my day starts and ends earlier than in the summer.

  343. monique s
    August 13, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    my favorite part is seeing the kids excited about new subjects and seeing friends

  344. crystal frey
    August 13, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    my favorite par about back to school is the shopping and quality time with the kids. Sense i was a kid i have always loved being able to get new clothes and shoes on that first day and being able to wind down with the family

  345. Diane S
    August 13, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Great tips. I like the excitement in their faces the closer it gets to the first day. Picking out their outfit a week ahead of time and changing their mind several times.

  346. Andrea P.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is getting the school supplies list done and getting back on a schedule for the year!

  347. Aaron
    August 13, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is enjoying the peace and quiet.

  348. Darcy L Koch
    August 13, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is getting the kids back on a routine. I also love the change of summer into fall.

  349. Angelica C Dimeo
    August 13, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    my favorite part is that I have extra free time to tidy up my apartment while my kids are at school.

  350. DeAnna Keller
    August 13, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is having some โ€œme timeโ€ while they’re at school.

  351. Julie Terry
    August 13, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is the sales and deals that I can get.

  352. August 13, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is all the peace and quiet in the house.

  353. AMY
    August 13, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Definitely having some more time to myself when the kids are at school

  354. Margaret S Porter
    August 13, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is everyone settling into a routine again

  355. Kristin C
    August 13, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is my kid’s excitement about what the new year will bring. The potential is limitless

  356. elizabeth miller
    August 13, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is that I can get real serious about my business again. I have my own business and I tend to really put it on the back burner to enjoy the summer as much as possible with my daughter. While I really prefer to be home with me, I do enjoy getting my business running hard again.

  357. Casey Mclendon
    August 13, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I love that this year we are starting homeschool with our sons!

  358. Kristen Joiner
    August 13, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    My favorite things about back to school time is having the kids on a normalized schedule. It makes it easier to plan everything from meals to soccer practice and shopping. It also helps with the kids attitudes as their bedtimes are regular and so are meals.
    I also really like the quiet time I get to myself again. Being able to work on my own things and take care of life stuff really helps.

  359. August 13, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is getting back into a daily routine. I also like the drives to and from school and our talks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  360. courtney hennagir
    August 13, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    My fave part of back to school is shopping with my kids. I love watching them carefully pick out things like binders and notebooks.I also love clothes shopping with them,especially my daughter.

  361. Amy Delong
    August 13, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Favorite thing about back to school is shopping for clothes for my daughter

  362. shirley emitt
    August 13, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is taking the kids shopping for supplies and clothes. I love seeing all the things the kids are learning and hearing about their day.

  363. Natalie U
    August 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    My favorite part of back to school shopping is browsing the ads for all the good deals, then stocking up because chances are you won’t find deals like it again!

  364. Erica G
    August 13, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is getting ready for the upcoming school year with all the school supplies. My daughters love to go an pick out the items on their list and pack their backpacks. I also love taking a picture of them the first day of school. It is fun to look back at the previous year and see how much they changed.

  365. Nancy
    August 13, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is thinking about all the great learning that will occur in the upcoming school year.

  366. August 13, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love how excited my girls get ,my 9 yr old is so excited to go back to school shopping ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

  367. Kelsey vinson
    August 13, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    My kids are getting older so they are big enough to where they wanna start picking their stuff out, it’s a lot of fun.

  368. Pam Halligan
    August 13, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    My favorite part about back to school is how excited the kids get about wearing new school clothes, using new school suppues, nd seeing school friends.

  369. jeremy mclaughlin
    August 13, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Favorite part of back to school is being on a better routine.

  370. August 13, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I love encouraging my kids on how well they will do and why it’s important, even though they don’t want to be away so long all day. And sometimes I love a new pen ๐Ÿ™‚

  371. KRIKOR
    August 13, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Definitely the back to school feeling of a new year.

  372. LeAnn H
    August 13, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    My boys always liked getting to go pick out new shoes.

  373. Kelley Shymkwich
    August 13, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I’m not ready for the kids to go back! So far open house was the most fun.

  374. joanna
    August 13, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Favorite part is the routine, kids do better with a routine I think

  375. Andrea
    August 13, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I love back to school shopping for my kids. I don’t have a favorite part but I enjoy labeling and organizing everything for their first day. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  376. Janine H
    August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    My favorite part is all the back to schools p sales and deals

  377. Katie Bellamy
    August 13, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I love taking my kids back to school shopping!

  378. Margaret Appel
    August 13, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    The best thing about back to school is the kids getting to make new friends, catching up with friends from the past year, and getting to listen to their excited chatter about what they’ve done all day at school!

  379. Julie
    August 13, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I love seeing the cute new faces returning every year …That’s the best part..

  380. Philip Lawrence
    August 13, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is seeing all of my friends who I missed over the Summer break since we live so far apart.

  381. DanV
    August 13, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    My favorite part is getting new clothes for school

  382. Angela Hendricks
    August 13, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I love that the kids are excited to go back to school. Plus Fall is right around the corner!

  383. Angela Hendricks
    August 13, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I shared on twitter @KittieKad

  384. Christian Alejandro
    August 13, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Love getting everything organized and hitting the reset button. Academic school year seems to be more important than calendar year for us.

  385. kelly woods
    August 13, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    My favorite thing about back to school is the shopping we get to do. I actually love to shop and seeing my children’s personality through there wardrobe is fun to me. I do hate to see the summer go though. Thank you for the chance!!! What a blessing!

  386. kelly woods
    August 13, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    shared on facebook and twitter

  387. Amy Smeltzer
    August 13, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    I’m not in school and don’t have children.

  388. AEKZ2
    August 13, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I honestly don’t like anything about back to school shopping.

  389. Sand
    August 13, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I like brand new school supplies! A fresh start for the new year!

  390. Kayla Klontz
    August 13, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    My favorite part of back to school is how excited my children get, I love shopping for new things for them as well.

  391. August 13, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I always love collecting fresh, new and colorful supplies. So fun!

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