Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Back to School -- Are You Spending Too Much?

Well I am done shopping for Roo who is entering grade 4 this year, so this year I struck a strict budget of $75 for back to school shopping and I stuck to it..want to see what we got for our bucks..

  • Bratz Backpack 9.99 (Walmart)
  • Pencil Crayons-24pack 1.68(Walmart)
  • Crayola Crayons-24 pack 1.16(Walmart)
  • Ruler(big one)-.99(Shoppers)
  • Bic Pens-FREE (scoped)
  • Erasers-8-$1 (Dollarama)
  • Pencils-12-$1( Dollarama)
  • Socks-$5.97 (Walmart)
  • Looseleaf Paper-2pkgs-$.98(Shoppers)
  • Markers (FREE from a friend)
  • Folders( using some left from last year so no cost)
  • T-shirt$3.99( Disney Store)
  • Long Sleeve Sketchers Top $3.99(Value Village)
  • Long Sleeve Cute Monkey Top$.99(Value Village)
  • Long Sleeve Gap Top$3.99(Value Village( tags were still on it)
  • Beige Gap Pants $7( Ages and Stages)
  • jeans$5(Zellers Clearance)
  • grey Lasenza Girl crop sweat $3.99(Value Village)
  • Jeans FREE gift from friend

This is what she is starting the year with as well as what is already in her closet. By setting a strict budget I was able to stay in it, and shopped for sales all summer long. As well Roo didnt need new rummers as I bought her sone on sale in the beginning of June, that she has hardly won as it has been the summer of the flipflop! I am finding there are lots of back to school sales but to be cheaper then cheap, think you dont have to outfit your child in NEW, new to them is just as dandy. Roo is all set, how about you are you ready for back to school yet?

Oh and the total spent was with taxes and all $54.22--Yeppers $20 under budget cause I didnt buy new runners!

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