Goodfind Tips

By This Mommy Saves Money

With each new school year comes a new supply list. These lists are full of items that children and teachers need for the school year. Children may want to have a colorful set of accessories and stationery, these can come with a hefty price tag, if you do consider shopping at a variety of stores. One of the stores that needs to be on your list for back to school shopping is Goodwill.

Things are not that easy for parents now. Although parents want to see their children happy at all times it can be accompanied by a big price tag if you are not watching for sales and thinking outside of the typical box stores for back to school supplies . Goodwill offers a wide range of back to school that are on your school supply list! -notebooks, books, pencils, pens, markers, cases, you name it! This is the first year that my child needs graphing paper. I found a brand new notebook of graphing paper at one of our local Goodwill locations for only $0.50. This is a great deal, considering the lowest price I have seen at big box retailers is $2.99.

Goodwill has a number of stores offering a range of products that you may need for your back to school shopping. By taking your children to Goodwill stores, it cultivates a sense of responsibility in them and helps them be financially smart. Why pay $2.99 for a package of graphing paper when I can get the exact same item for only $0.50 at a Goodwill location. Another item that your child may need is a binder! Several Goodwill locations in the Coastal Empire has quite a few binders to choose from. If your child needs a 2 ½ inch binder, you will pay around $12.99 at a big box store.  The same binder at Goodwill only $1.99!

Instead of just running into the nearest big box store as soon as you receive the back to school supply lists, think smart think Goodwill.  In order to save more money, you should keep an eye on promotions running at Goodwill and visit the stores in your area frequently. It not only helps you in saving money on your back to school supplies, but it also helps you to save more on household and other items that you may need.


One promotion that you need to remember is the Back to School Tax Free weekend which is July 30 – July 31st. Items that are included in this great promotion are: Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. Items that are not included are clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eye-wear, watches, and watchbands.

This Mommy Saves Money
This Mommy Saves Money
Melissa King, a Savannah resident and professional savings blogger, joins our Goodwill community with savvy shopping Goodwill deals and tips for shopping at Goodwill. Melissa is the wife of an emergency room travel nurse and the mother of a school-age son who faced tight times several years ago and learned couponing and savvy shopping to make ends meet. Now, saving money and sharing that knowledge is her passion. Melissa teaches regular couponing classes and has been featured in All You, Consumer Digest. and Parents magazines. She is also a Deal Pro, Mom Ambassador and a She Heard Blogger. Follow her blog at for daily updates, deals, and tips.