Most Moms look forward to tax-free weekend. Why? You can save money on diapers (babies, children, or adult), clothes, and shoes! Three of the most important necessities for a family with babies or children – which includes me. Woo-hoo!
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When you want to save money, you want to shop smart so that you don’t overspend and blow up your budget. Learn about ways to maximize your shopping experience and you’ll be a happy Mama in no time!
Make a shopping list of all the items you need for your family. Whether it’s a pair of shoes, 5 outfits for you, or diapers for baby, you can make sure you buy the items that you only need to avoid any budget busters.
As mentioned above, creating a shopping list will help you stay within your budget. Create a budget that fits your family’s needs. Shoes, children’s clothes, baby clothes, and undergarments are all items to think about.
Subscribe to Promotional Emails
If you have a specific store that you mostly shop at, it will be a good idea to sign up for their promotional emails. You’ll find all the hot deals running during tax-free weekend and save extra $$$ that can help you stay within budget.
Back to School Sales
When you’re shopping for the family, nothing can be better when you have a tax-free weekend and back to school sales! Take advantage!
Stores are running sales that have dropped the price on many clothing items such as tops, pants, jackets, and shoes.
Before you shop, it is always good to find out which items are eligible for tax exemption. Clothing, shoes, diapers, undergarment, etc….
Do keep in mind that although clothing is tax-free, there is another rule that comes along with it. The clothing article must be less than $100.00.
For example, a jacket that is over $100.00 will not qualify for tax exemption but if you have two jackets, each at $50.00, that equals $100.00, then it WILL qualify.
Did you know you can shop online and also pay no taxes? Ever since I became a Mom, online shopping has been my #1 thing. No need to even drive to the store to buy things that you can’t find! I can just shop online, find the things I need, and checkout – all within a few clicks!
Not only is online shopping a smart way of shopping during tax-free weekend, you can also find ways to save money using websites that offers cashback on purchases!
You know you’re saving money from paying taxes but that’s not the only way to save money. There are tons of other ways to save!
As I mentioned in my post of 10 Effective (and PROVEN) Ways to Save for Mothers, Ebates is a great website to shop online and earn cashback. You’ll find hot deals from its partnered retail stores and save even more by shopping through stores that offer high cashback!
If you haven’t already created an account, sign up here and you can earn $10! (Yes, this is an affiliate link).
As a long-time user of Ebates, I’ve received several checks in the mail on purchases I’ve made. It’s great and also my #1 spot to go to for online shopping.
Do you like to earn travel points while shopping online? I know I do for sure! By creating an account with an airline (American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, Southwest), you can earn points just for shopping through their eShopping website!
You’ll find great stores like Macy’s, JCPenney, Sam’s Club, Finish Line, HP, Lenovo, Target, etc…
It’s the perfect opportunity to shop for clothes as well as baby diapers. Especially since we all know how expensive diapers can get!
Because of all the great deals that Target offers, the love I have for Target seems to never end.
You can use your REDCard to earn 5% cashback on purchases in-store and online, get free shipping, and even get notified on early promotions and events!
If you don’t already have the Target app, make sure you sign up for the app so that you can access their Cartwheel offers. You’ll be able to find coupons for diapers such as Pampers, Huggies, and Luv’s.
What better way is there to pay less than to use coupons! Find coupons in the Sunday newspaper and online! Some stores may even offer online coupons for diapers on their store website.
CVS, Walgreens, Target (Cartwheel Offers), Dollar General
If you’re an Amazon Prime user, take advantage of your benefits! You can order boxes of diapers online and pay less – with no taxes!
Don’t have an account? Sign up here for a free 30-day trial! It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of Free Shipping, especially when your purchases will be tax-free!
Tax-free weekend is an excellent opportunity to maximize your savings.
Not only are you tax-exempt from clothes, shoes and diapers, you also get to save money using sales, cashback websites, and coupons!
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