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Back to School Money-Saving Tips

Back-to-school season may be a little different this year, but whether kids are at school or learning at home, they'll still need a variety of supplies. If you're a parent wondering how to save money on back-to-school shopping, we're here to help!

Ease back into the school year and keep more money in your pocket with these tips:

Look for coupons and discount codes

This year, back-to-school shopping lists will be focused on hygiene and safety. Parents may need to budget for extra supplies like hand sanitizer, masks, disinfecting wipes and tissues. Before hitting the stores, look for coupons to maximize your savings. You could clip coupons from a newspaper or flyer, print digital coupons or use a smartphone app. If you're shopping online, do a quick search for discount codes before checking out. You can also save a lot by buying the essentials in bulk and making them last all year!

Save on electronics for virtual learning

With virtual learning on the rise, electronics are in high demand. Take advantage of back-to-school sales on laptops, tablets and other gear. For students heading off to college, there are even more ways to save on technology. Look for special offers for students with a valid college ID or college email address.

​Get cash back for back-to-school shopping

Make back-to-school shopping more rewarding by using a credit card that gives you cash back on everyday purchases. Look for a rewards card with a low rate, like the Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) Platinum Rewards Credit Card. With this card, you can earn 1.5% cash back on every dollar you spend, with no spending categories or ceilings.

​WPCU is here to help you Save Better, Borrow Smarter and Learn a Lot about your finances during back-to-school season and all year round! For more helpful savings tips, tools and resources, visit our online Education Center.