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Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies Iowa City IA

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.

Old Capitol Town Center
(319) 338-7858
201 S Clinton St Ste 300
Iowa City, IA
 
Dollar General
(319) 354-1072
41 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA
 
Dillard's
(319) 625-2600
1411 Coral Ridge Ave
Coralville, IA
 
Sears Roebuck and Co
(319) 625-2700
1481 Coral Ridge Ave
Coralville, IA
 
Kmart
(319) 351-8170
901 Hollywood Blvd
Iowa City, IA
Departments
Pharmacy
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-10pm
Sat:8am-10pm
Sun:8am-10pm

Sycamore Mall
(319) 338-6111
Highway 6
Iowa City, IA
 
Wal-Mart
(319) 337-2866
1001 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA
 
Kohl's Department Store
(319) 545-4005
2795 Commerce Dr
Coralville, IA
 
Target Stores
(319) 351-5150
1441 27th Ave
Coralville, IA
 
Walmart
(319) 337-3116
1001 Hwy 1 West
Iowa City, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 337-8862
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Iowa Compulsory Education Laws

Home School Provisions
Competent private instruction; minimum 148 days; annual achievement evaluation reported to school

Age at Which School Attendance is Required
Between 6 and 16

Exceptions to Attendance Requirements
Accredited nonpublic school, private college preparatory school or competent private instruction; completed requirements for graduation from accredited school or GED; sufficient reason by court of record or judge; while attending religious services or receiving religious instruction; physical/mental conditions do not permit attendance

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
School officers will use means available to school; if persists, referred to county attorney for mediation or prosecution; violations of agreement (mediation): 1st offense: up to 10 days jail or up to $100 fine or 40 hours of community service; 2nd offens

Code Section
299.1, et seq.; 299A.1, et seq.

From www.statelaws.findlaw.com

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