Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to College Rush Savings Tips

The back to school rush is on everywhere we turn. From store to store to home to college parents and students are rushing to get everything that they need at an affordable cost. 

Do you have kids in college? Are you sending them off to school? Have you taken care of everything at home to prepare them for living away from home for the next few months? It seems like we have list after list that has been made to not forget the little important things to survive school and dorm life. 
As the parent, do you remember going away for the first time? Do you remember  being so focused on finding the best deal on the expensive books you needed, finding your new classes, balancing new life without constant parental interaction, trying to know when to eat and sleep that you had little time to run out and get supplies to keep your laundry clean, dishes done and living environment tidy? Whew! I'm overwhelmed by just typing that all of that out!


When it comes to bulk buying for the back to school rush, Sam's Club offers instant affordability on all the supplies needed to last several months at a time. This is reassuring for us parents to be able to get bulk supplies all at one spot. Sam's Club offers cleaning and laundry supplies, room organization products and all the school supplies needed as well as personal care products to last for months at a time. For young women this does include feminine hygiene products and even snacks & drinks for late night snack attacks.
(Our bulk back to school supplies!)

Why buy in bulk? This is the perfect time to reinforce to your teens and young adults that buying in bulk does save money. The cost of tuition, room and board, and textbooks are some of the areas where we have little control of the needed funds. On the other hand, we can turn to Sam's Club to buy in bulk. This saves families money and it is also a great place to buy back to school supplies.


Do you bulk buy? Do you pass that on to your college kids? When was the last time you popped into Sam's? Before you head out, check out the Sam's Club website where you can see for yourself what they have to offer. 



56 comments:

Tabathia said...

I usually buy chips, bars, bathroom tissue, cereal and paper towels in bulk

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Carol said...

I buy almost everything in bulk. I spend about 70% of my grocery budget at Sam's.

Laine said...

We buy all our paper towel and toilet paper in bulk. I also go to Sam's and buy the family size packages of meat and then divide it up to the sizes that we need. I save money this way.

leanne_mac said...

With 3 kids, I buy most of our food in bulk.

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leanne_mac said...

This would be for me! I need a new alarm clock

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leanne_mac said...

I start back to school shopping early and try to buy when its on sale

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eclairre said...

I would get it

eclairre said...

I buy coffee in bulk

eclairre said...

There are good savings right after back-to-school starts !

eclairre said...

A laptop!

Jenna Wood said...

We buy toilet paper in bulk

Shirley Tener said...

toliet paper and spaghetti sauce, and picante sause

Shirley Tener said...

sexual awareness???????? I cant believe that one.

Shirley Tener said...

I would get this Ipad clock. but I cant figure out how to pin the giveaway, where it is on your pinterest.

Shirley Tener said...

tax free weekend

Shirley Tener said...

I would send deoderant and coffee

Shirley Tener said...

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debijackson said...

i usually get paper products
debbie jackson

debijackson said...

i can't believe the large selection of bulk dial

Audra Weathers said...

I buy toilet paper and paper towels in bulk. Also things like canned tomato sauce and staples like that when they go on sale.

Kathy said...

I buy toilet paper in bulk.

keshakeke said...

I buy toilet paper in bulk

keshakeke said...

I didn't know they sold kids furniture

keshakeke said...

This alarm clock radio would be for me

Tessa said...

We don't buy anything in bulk. We should though but we do not have a Sam's Club near us.

Tessa said...

I didn't realize that they sold books. How is buying a book a bulk sale?

Tessa said...

I just got an iPhone so if I win it would be for me.

Tessa said...

We are always buying when things go on sale or clearance to save the most and not be hit with the high back to school cost.

Tessa said...

I would send flip flops for the

Tessa said...

I don't have a blog but I do come to your cool blog all the time.

Carol said...

:)

M.j. said...

I buy tuna, toilet paper, paper towels in bulk...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

My daughter would get this...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

I get emails to get the inside scoop on what's on sale first. Plus coupons they send....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

I would send my daughter off to college with a laptop...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

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nightowl said...

We buy cereal and toilet paper in bulk.

nightowl said...

This would be for my daughter if I won.

nightowl said...

For back to savings, i search ahead for deals and coupons before I go.

nightowl said...

i would send my child to college with socks. My daughter is always losing lots of them.

Carol said...

:)

Sherrie C. said...

Toilet paper is something I always buy in bulk :)

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Sherrie C. said...

I can't believe they sell Gazebos & Retractable Awnings!

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Sherrie C. said...

My oldest son Jerry would get it :)

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Sherrie C. said...

Here's my tip on back to school savings: Always shop sales, use coupons, and buy in bulk whenever possible.

Sherrie C. said...

The one product I would send with my son to college is a daily planner

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Sherrie C. said...

Here's my blog link :)

http://fortheloveofnatalee.blogspot.com/

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Gabby said...

I buy diapers in bulk! (I have triplets) Gabby

Gabby said...

I've seen it all at Sam's! I"m always surprised by the fresh fruit that our store gets in. Love it all.

Gabby said...

I know this is probably for a college student but if I won I would give it to my hubby for Christmas! Shhhh dont tell.

Gabby said...

My tip on back to school shopping is to shop early. I don't have kids in school yet but that is my plan.

Gabby said...

I would send flip flops. Oh my the showers grossed me out when I went. Although I"m finding that dorms now only have 4-6 share a shower. WHen I went there were 50 of us per floor. groooosss!

Gabby said...

No blog but I do have a pinterest page. I gave you the link. Thanks! I"m following you.

Sue said...

toilet paper!

Sue said...

me - my alarm clock broke - and I really need a new one!

Sue said...

my blog: www.sahmsue.com

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