Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
How to Save Money on Back to School Shoppingby Elaine H on July 24, 2014
For children in elementary school through high school, work with the school to find out what is expected of them to bring each day. Will they need new notebooks? Will the school provide a tablet? Are there uniform costs? Having all of the information will help make it easier to create a budget.
Take inventory of what you already have. Maybe you bought too many notebooks last year, or there are some barely used folders and notebooks from the last days of the previous school year. There’s no need to buy supplies that you already own. If you don’t have any, see if any friends or family with recent graduates have school supplies that they don’t need. There are many supplies that can be reused, like staplers, pens, scissors, and other craft supplies.
There are always a number of back to school sales at office supply stores and clothing stores. Set a budget and stick to it – don’t let yourself impulse shop. The flyers you get in the mail are invaluable at a time like this, because they’ll allow you to compare prices for many items while also providing coupons. Make sure that you research the best places for the type of back to school supplies you need, as prices will vary from shop to shop. The store with the cheapest notebooks might have the most expensive binders. If you are willing to drive from store to store and make a list of what you plan to get at each place, you’ll end up saving more money.
If your children need new clothes, there are ways to save money and not buy an entirely new wardrobe that they’ll just outgrow next year. Host a clothing swap with local families from the school. There are many kids who have outgrown their clothes that are now the perfect fit for your kids. The clothing that your children have outgrown can then go to other students, saving them money as well.
You could also shop at a local thrift store for your needs. They sell many children’s clothes at a fraction of the price, and all you need to do is to wash it before they wear. If your children are in need of new furniture, like desks, thrift stores are also a good source. At the end of the summer, you’ll find many yard sales in your area, too. Scour those for good deals on clothing and furniture.
Most importantly, be practical. This will set a good example for your children, as they will observe and learn how you spend money. Does your child really need the fanciest brand name clothes? Do they need crazy fun pens, or will plain black and white ball point pens work just as well? You can save yourself a bundle of money simply by ignoring fads and avoiding trends.
Here are another few tips for August shopping:
- Does your state offer any tax-free days? You can save money by shopping during these special days.
- Buy in bulk. If you have multiple children, you can save by buying one extra big box of pens rather than separate smaller boxes for each child.
- Let your kids take part! If you have a list of items, and a set budget, allow your children to do their shopping and gain a better understanding of how spending works. Tell them that if they end up spending less than is allotted, you’ll split the difference with them.
- If you wait a few weeks after school starts, you’ll find retailers are looking to offload the inventories they brought in for back-to-school sales. This is a great time to find a bargain, so save some of that budget and be patient.
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Scentsy Light Bulbs
Stock up on replacement light bulbs for your Scentsy warmer to ensure you are never without Scentsy fragrance in your home.
Scentsy Light Bulbs: 25 Watt
For Shadow, Lampshade, Silhouette, and Gallery Warmers, as well as Premium and Deluxe Warmers as indicated on pages 16-29 of the Scentsy 2014 Fall/Winter Catalog.
Scentsy Light Bulbs: 20 Watt
For all three-piece warmers and Premium and Deluxe Warmers as indicated on pages 16-29 of the Scentsy 2014 Fall/Winter Catalog.
Scentsy Light Bulbs: 15 Watt
For all Plug-In Warmers as indicated on pages 36-39 of the Scentsy 2014 Fall/Winter Catalog.
Prices for our Scentsy Light Bulb Refills reflect our new Scentsy 2014 Fall/Winter Catalog
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Did you know we are going to have an AMAZING AUGUST? We are! The bar has been set! August will be a great month for recruiting because we have our Scentsy Bonus Start Up Kit -if you've ever thought about joining, DO IT NOW! (just in time for fall!) If you've EVER been a Scentsy Consultant before, you can join again for FREE! PM or call me for details Scentsy is still growing and there's PLENTY of room for YOU to join us. www.trulywickless.com
Have you heard the hype? Scentsy wickless candles is growing worldwide. We are now in Canada, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Australia, and moving into Spain and France on September 1! As we move into these new regions our company keeps on growing! If you are from one of these countries and interested in joining my team please visit www.trulywickless.com, click on the join tab, and follow the instructions. Once I am notified that you have signed up I will send you a welcome email, and start training you to be successful in your region.
Scentsy Warmer | Shadow Collection
Introducing our new Fall/Winter 2014 Scentsy Warmer, Shadow Collection. Transform your room and delight your senses with the Shadow Collection. Slip a Shadow Insert inside the shade and enjoy the play of light. Inserts available in Kodiak, Melody (our Scentsy Piano Warmer), Marker Art, Abbey, and Zinnia with two different Scentsy Warmer Shadow Collection styles, Frosted Shade and Linen Shade.
Our new Scentsy Piano Warmer in our Shadow Collection, makes a great gift for piano teachers, music teachers, and music lovers everywhere. Available September 2014 in our new Fall/Winter 2014 Scentsy Catalog.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Scentsy Dragon Buddy | Scout the Dragon
Don’t miss out on Scout, our new Scentsy Dragon Buddy for Fall Winter 2014 Season:
Welcome to the playfully fragrant world of Scentsy Buddies! Produced in LIMITED QUANTITIES and available while supplies last, get yours before they disappear into the arms, strollers, and backpacks of children and the young-at-heart everywhere!
Don’t miss your chance to take home the next furry, feathered, or fantastical friend before they are gone forever. As soon as one Buddy sells out, we will introduce a new one to take it’s place. Limited edition Buddies may disappear long before the end of the catalog season (that’s why we aren’t showing available Buddies in the catalog!), so visit my website for the latest list of available Buddies.
Every Scentsy Buddy features a zippered pouch to hold your favorite fragrance. See page 61 for the full list of Scent Pak Fragrances! Limited availability, order online: