Tips for Back to School Shopping

September 1, 2019

Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season and as the long summer break ends, the first day of school is just around the corner. This time is another shopping frenzy for both parents and kids. But how do you achieve your back-to-school shopping goals? Here are some of the best back to school shopping hacks to remember before you buy some supplies.

  1. Stick to your list and your budget

School supply aisles look like toy stores for kids. So, make sure to shop from your list to keep back-to-school spending within a budget. It is advisable to use a list as an exercise in financial education. These days, kids are easy prey to “buy-me” pressure, so smart parents should know how to set limits during this time of the year.

Once you have an idea of your child’s school supplies needs, set a budget amount, and create a learning experience.

  1. Shop early

Back-to-school promotions begin to pop up in different stores and list of shopping malls in Dubai a few weeks before school starts. So, if you can shop when this discount promo starts rolling, you may save a lot.

  1. Shop around

While doing your shopping, look for multiple options. These days, just about every store wants a piece of the back-to-school action. School supplies pop up in the oddest places, such as crafts stores, dollar stores and supermarkets. Shop off the beaten path for good prices!

  1. Buy from Sale

Always be on the lookout for back to school offers to get a good deal on school supplies. Some retailers and shopping malls, including Mercato Mall offers a great variety of back-to-school essentials such as bags, lunch boxes, stationary, shoes, water bottles and much more.  So, if you check on their offers and promos, you can save more money on these huge deals.

  1. Use Coupons

Coupons can save you money, especially during back to school season. As time gets closer to back to school season, many stores and a list of malls in Dubai will offer coupons on things you need.

Some parents may not want to think about shopping yet for the coming school year, especially in the midst of high summer. However, back-to-school shopping can creep up on you and your family quickly, so it pays to be prepared. The best way to save money is to start planning ahead of time so you can take advantage of every deal that comes your way. Additionally, ensure that you make use of any coupon or any discount card that you may have, just like the Privilege Plus that Mercato Mall offers, where you can get exclusive discounts from selected stores in the mall.