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My number one mistake when I gave birth to the triplets was thinking that they would all progress at the same pace. I couldn’t have been more incorrect. I have three boys all the same age and each at different stages. So my husband and I have decided to try one of them– the one who appears to be the most bored hanging with me every day– at my daughter’s preschool a few days a week. Our preschool is awesome, and I’m excited to take him to Open House here in a few weeks. When we go to Open House, we always take classroom supply boxes to help the teachers get started off on the right foot. While each classroom does have a special list, there are some things that are on the list every year. Since I’m shopping for two (and ultimately 4) this year, I need to save as much money as possible on my supplies. The one thing that I do not want to do is wait until the last minute to purchase my items. It’s difficult to save money if I wait to shop until I’m desperate. So I’ve already started on our Back-to-School Preschool Classroom Boxes, and using paperless coupons is a great way to stuff the boxes for less.
First, create the boxes to hold the supplies. Use any cardboard box that you have and simply cut off the flaps to make an open box. Chose one box per child.
If the kids are around and want a special project, let them decorate the boxes. Label the boxes with the child’s name or classroom to keep the supplies separate.
Since I have a Cricut, I cut out the classroom names in vinyl and applied them to the boxes.
Set the boxes aside and go shopping. For this past week, I purchased items that I could get for a great value using my Walgreens Paperless Coupons. Walgreens Paperless Coupons are manufacturer’s coupons that don’t have to be cut with scissors and stuffed in my pocketbook.
I simply “clip” them with the Free Walgreens Mobile App on my phone. The app keeps track of how many coupons I’ve clipped, when they expire, and how much money that I’ve saved. Since the eCoupons are attached to my Balance Rewards card number, the coupons are applied to my total at the Walgreens check-out when I scan my card. After the coupon is used, it is deleted from the list. Utilizing paperless coupons prevents me from losing coupons, and I always have my phone in my purse so there is never a hunt for cut coupons.
This week I scored several great deals at Walgreens, accompanied with my shopping helper. She knows how to pick out the brothers’ diapers as good as I do.
After shopping, bring the items home and sort them according to the child’s classroom.
Add the items to the appropriate boxes, and store them until time to head to Open House. Continue watching for sales and clipping paperless coupons until you have all your supplies.
Happy Back-to-School! What items are always on your child’s classroom back-to-school list.
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