Teresa Hunsaker, USU Extension Weber County Family and Consumer Science Educator, talks about how you can save when your kids go back to school.
As you prepare to “bust your budget” for these extra expenses this month, consider the following tips to help you weather the budget surge.
1. Save the receipt: This should be a matter of practice for most of our purchases anyway—but especially when we may very well need to return an item, or at least the potential for returning is there.
2. Know the return policy: Sometimes is our frenzy to get the kids outfitted we don’t take the time in advance to really check sizes or needs, and end up making purchases just to get done with the shopping. We figure we will just get it now, check it out when we get home, and then return it if we need to. Be careful of falling into that thinking. Sometimes you don’t make it back to the store in time to meet their return policies to get cash back—or any refund at all.