Back to School Tips for Savings & Stress-Free Shopping

Getting back into the swing of school after a whole Summer off is stressful enough without having to spend a small fortune on school necessities...

Luckily, at Hamrick’s, we’re committed to finding great brands and offering them at the best prices around, so you have all the school essentials your little student needs.

Still dreading the shopping experience? Read on for a few helpful tips to keep in mind before you embark on your school shopping adventures this year.

Make a game plan…

…and a ‘must have’ list if the teacher doesn’t provide one! Start by asking yourself questions like: What do my kids actually need this year? What do we already have at home? Are there any supplies left over from last year that they can reuse? What will the school provide? 

Taking a thorough inventory of what you already have and what they really need most will help prevent extra, unexpected items from making their way into the cart on shopping day.

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Start as early as possible

As one of the biggest retail shopping seasons behind Christmas, back-to-school shopping can leave you with a high-priced receipt if you wait until the last minute. 

Many sales run during the Summer (before school starts), so getting an early start on your back-to-school shopping can be the difference between saving and stressing.

Whichever grade you’re preparing for, Hamrick’s is the spot for incredible back-to-school savings. Come see for yourself when you explore our wide selection of notebooks, folders, desk supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes, clothing, and so much more!

Look for the sales first

Our favorite tip for back-to-school shoppers is to scope out the store and browse the sales aisles for the best brands at the best prices! Starting with what’s on sale is a great way to cross a lot of items off your list quickly, so you can review what’s left and plan accordingly.

Discount retailers like Hamrick’s can be a great option for spotting premium name brands at all-time low prices, so you never have to compromise on quality because of cost.

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Split the supplies for extra savings

Shopping for more than one kid? Sharing is caring, and in this case, a great way to save! 

For example, it’s unlikely that each kid would need an entire box of pencils. Yes, they’ll lend some. Yes, they’ll lose some. But starting with what each one needs now instead of over-buying for the entire year can be a good way to save long-term and prevent wasted supplies. 

So instead of buying a 100-count box of pencils for each kid just because it’s on a list, check to see if there are any “buy one, get one” deals or discounts on smaller boxes. If there aren’t, you could also opt for the 100-count box and split them 50/50 when you get home.

Don’t forget about college students!

School shopping goes beyond elementary and high school. That’s why we’re proud to carry many campus essentials! From bed sheets to school-spirited tees, stock up on everything your college student needs to feel at home when they’re away from home. 

We hope these tips are a timely reminder that you don’t have to break the bank to prepare for a successful school year. At Hamrick’s, we’re committed to providing the very best deals for our customers, so you can shop and save – minus the stress.

Stop by your nearest Hamrick’s location to get a jump start on your shopping today!

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