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Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies Baton Rouge LA

summer vacation is coming to an end and children will be starting back to school soon. I guess you could say bargain hunting for the best price (and value) on school supplies and children's clothing has become an annual ritual for our family, but with four school-aged children we generally have to do whatever we can to keep costs down.

Walmart Supercenter
(225) 952-9022
3132 College Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(225) 952-0776
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Supertarget
(225) 293-0984
6885 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Sears
(225) 922-5295
9001 Cortana Pl
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -7pm
Sat:8am -7pm
Sun:9am -5pm

Sears
(225) 763-8450
6551 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -7pm
Sat:8am -7pm
Sun:9am -5pm

Target
(225) 272-4275
2001 Millerville Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Target
(225) 293-0984
6885 Siegen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(225) 291-8104
10606 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(225) 291-4299
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

JC Penney
(225) 923-1960
9801 Cortana Pl
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

Walmart Supercenter
(225) 923-3400
9350 Cortana Place
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(225) 927-0114
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sears
(225) 763-8400
6501 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Mon-Fri:10am -9pm
Sat:9am -9pm
Sun:12am -6pm

Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies

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Frugal Living

Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies
By Michelle Jones 
Email mjromans828@alltel.net
Nov 6, 2005, 13:52

   

It's that time of year again. summer vacation is coming to an end and children will be starting back to school soon. I guess you could say bargain hunting for the best price (and value) on school supplies and children's clothing has become an annual ritual for our family, but with four school-aged children we generally have to do whatever we can to keep costs down.

The bargains to be had during this back-to-school shopping season have been incredible, at least here in North Carolina. I applaud the national chain stores for offering huge sales and additional rebates to offset the expense of getting children ready for school, and hope that these special offers have been available for everyone. In particular, Office Depot, Staples, Kohl's, Goody's and Best Buys have been amazing. With a little planning (and a lot of patience) we've been able to save hundreds of dollars on the children's fall/winter school clothes and supplies, and even pick up an additional backup computer for our office--with a $350 rebate!

Here's some great strategies for saving money on school supplies...

Take Inventory

Each year, before the school year begins, I spend some time sorting through our children's school clothes to decide what additional items they might need. Clothes that are too small are packed up for a younger sibling, a friend with younger aged children, or one of our local charities. Having just gone through practically every item of clothing they own, it really helps me have a clear idea of what items our children need when the back-to-school sales begin, and maybe more importantly, what they do not need!

Know Your Budget

Decide how much money you can spend on school supplies, clothing and other needed items before you do anything else. Make a list of the general items your children need and roughly how much they will cost (hopefully you'll find them on sale for an even better price, but just give your best estimate here). Then, every time you shop for back-to-school items keep a running total of your purchases so you don't overspend your budget.

Some Simple Ways to Track Your Spending

One great way to keep track of your school supply budget is to do all your shopping at once, or at least within a short period of time--such as one week or less, then you'll know exactly how much you're spending and when it's
time to stop. (Whereas, when you shop a little here and there this week, a little here and there next week, and so on, you'll be more likely to lose track of how much you've spent and will overspend your budget.)

Another great way to keep track of your spending is to keep your receipts in a visible place such as your wallet or even the kitchen counter. Then, as you continue to shop through the month keep a running total of your receipt...

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Louisiana Compulsory Education Laws

Home School Provisions
Parent must apply to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval of home study; must make renewal application each year; must sustain curriculum of quality at least equal to that offered by public schools; competency-based education exams may be administered by local school board upon parental request

Age at Which School Attendance is Required
Between 7 and 18

Exceptions to Attendance Requirements
Mentally/physically/emotionally incapacitated to perform school duties; children living outside boundaries of city, town, or municipality; children temporarily excused from school (personal or relative's illness, death, religion); withdrawal by student with written consent of parent, guardian, or tutor

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Fine up to $15 for each offense; each day violated is separate offense

Code Section
17:221, et seq.

From www.statelaws.findlaw.com

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