Tuesday, July 19, 2005

It’s That Time of Year Again…

Do you have children that go to school? Do you own your own business? Are you a school teacher? Are you an accountant? Do you use a lot of paper goods during the year? Well, it’s that time of year again. The stores are full of “back to school” sales and it is the perfect time of year to get all the supplies you need for the entire year at bargain prices. My husband and I own our own business and up to a few years ago we had children in school. I would put aside money just for these sales. I make a list of what we will need for the whole year and then I start watching the sales. I use a lot of the duo tang pocket folders in my business. Last year I was able to buy them for 20/$1.00, that’s five cents each. I bought about 200. During the year they will cost me about 25 cents, or more, each. Why would I want to pay more? We use the 5 subject spiral college lined notebooks, so I buy them for about $ 1.00 each instead of $ 4.00 during the year. My daughter Bonnie uses glue sticks when she is doing her expense reports so I buy glue for ten cents a tube instead of 49cents later. Do you see where I am going with this? Watch your sale/ad sheets and buy the supplies you need during this “back to school” season.

It’s also a good time to purchase clothing. My husband is a locksmith and he goes through blue jeans like crazy. I will go buy him all the jeans he will need for the entire year. Most everyone has their jeans on sale during this time period. They are competing with each other for the best price and it is to your advantage to buy now. Like I said, it is a good idea to put a little money aside for these sales. It is well worth your while.

Another good thing to buy this time of year is office furniture. Office Depot and Office Max and other stores will advertise desks, chairs, lamps & etc. at discounted prices. If you need office furniture, this is a good time to buy.

8 Comments:

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Oh great One said...

Good tips! We have school supplies and jeans to buy. I'll keep my eyes open!

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i love this time of the year for those exact reasons!

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

WOW! I am glad I found your blog. I am going to stock up and save some $$$$.

I liked what you posted on my blog and I love puppies! Do you still have them? I see a post about them, I am going to go look!

 
At 6:42 PM, Anonymous PureMood said...

I need to buy supplies for my son and school clothes... I was just talkin' about this today! He goes through jeans like crazy, too!

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Thanks for the tips, Lucy!

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Ms D said...

It also is good to buy little ones things like colors and stuff for xmas too

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Jahn said...

Don't most states have a sales tax holiday around this time of year?

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Texas does have a sales tax holiday sometime in August. Last year we bought TF's jeans on sale on the sales tax holiday. We saved an extra 8.25% doing it that way. Thanks for reminding me about that Jahn.

 

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