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6 Great Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. With the start of school just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to give our customers some great tips on how to find inexpensive – but not cheaply made! – school supplies. Here are 6 great ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars the farthest this school season, beginning with:

1) Joining Store Rewards Programs

Staples, OfficeDepot, and OfficeMax are just a few of the big name stores that offer discounts and “cash back” options to their frequent customers. Signing up takes seconds!

And if buying school supplies at these stores is still too hard on your wallet, consider:

2) Visiting dollar stores

Many dollar stores have an aisle or two devoted to office and school supplies. Some even deal with brand-name goods that are simply overstocked items from other stores, so you can be confident that you are saving money and buying quality merchandise.

3) Waiting a few weeks

Once school has started, many stores begin offering steep discounts to clear away leftover school supplies from their shelves. Consider buying the minimum amount of supplies to get you or your loved ones through those first few weeks of school, then purchasing more supplies later.

4) Shopping online

Most stores, and even their direct suppliers, offer great discounts to customers who take the time to shop online. Compare in-store prices with their online counterparts and figure out how much you’ll save!

5) Shopping on tax-free holidays

Many states now offer tax exempt holidays for in-store purchases. Do you know if and when your state has one? A quick online search will tell you!

6) Exploring your own shelves for supplies first

Last, but certainly not least, is our recommendation on how to save money on school supplies before even starting your shopping. How many times have you shopped for pens, pencils, notebooks and/or paper, brought it home from the store, and then realized you had plenty of these supplies already in your home? Make sure to take a slow walk around your own home searching for old supplies before even spending a dollar!

We are J.G. Wentworth, this nation’s largest purchaser of future structured settlement and annuity payments, and we know how important each and every dollar is to our customers. That is why we are constantly on the lookout for any tips we can provide to help customers stretch their dollars the farthest. For more information about what we do, or how we can help you get cash now out of your structured settlement or annuity payments, please give us a call at 877-227-4713.