Its time for the Back to school ritual. Its that time of the year when parents and students are getting ready to get all the school supplies they would need for the year. All the big stores have cleared out shelf space to make way for classroom supplies. This year things are a little different. Everybody is being smart about the way they are going around finding discount classroom supplies and coupons whenever they can. Given the way the economy has been of late, you should always try to save money on supplies for the classroom by going online to find as many classroom supply deals as you can.
Many states offer a sales tax holiday during the busy weeks of school supplies shopping. What this basically is that these states will not charge any sales tax on back to school supply items during this period. Anything from clothing to pens and backpacks to computers may qualify for the tax free promotions. The states that usually offer these kind of back to school tax holidays are Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia. Residents of Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon do not pay sales tax on any item in their respective states.
One of the best ways to start off is by making a priority list of the things that your kids must have. This includes supplies like pens, notebooks, binders, pencils, clips and even computers. Every kid wants the best and the latest of gadgets, cool clothing, shoes and backpacks. Give your kid a choice of one or two must have items. That way they will come up with what they really need as part of the back to school supplies list.
Knowing that parents who have a classroom supply list in their hand will not hesitate to spend money on their kids’ education, big retailers launch back to school promotions to attract shoppers. It is not rare to find discounted school supplies, classroom furniture and supplies for teachers. Amazon.com always has great back to school deals. so check them out.
Apple has an amazing back to school promotion every year. This year they are giving away $100 back to school card when you buy a new mac from them. This card can be spent in the Apple app store. Last year, apple back to school promotion was giving away ipods to students. All a student had to do was to buy an ipod and then get all the money back by filling out a rebate form and sending it to apple.