Three Ways to Save on Back-to-School Supplies

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From summer clothes to summer games, it’s time to say goodbye and welcome the back-to-school season. Getting ready for school doesn’t have to mean taking out your checkbook or tightening your belt. There are a few easy, quick ways to help your kids get ready and start the school year off right.

Take Inventory of Clothes and Items

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The first step is to take stock of last year’s clothes and see what you really need. Some of your children’s clothes may still fit and other items can be restored with little effort. You can even make it fun for your kids by turning it into a fashion show and asking them to try on their old and rarely used clothes. Once you have a good idea of what you do or don’t need for the upcoming school year, you can start planning your shopping so you don’t buy unnecessary items. Any items you no longer need you can donate to Goodwill or even list it on places like Listia where you can save even more.

Find Coupons Right Near You

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With the power of your smartphone in your hand, there’s no reason to buy at retail price. There are many apps you can use to help you find the best savings on any item. One favorite is RetailMeNot, an app focused on shopping deals and coupons. One of its best features is a local deal section that helps you find deals from stores near you. Incredibly useful when you’re at the mall or shopping at a store.

Create Price Alerts on Items Not On Sale

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For school items that you can never seem to catch on sail, there’s one great tool you can use so the savings come to you. CamelCamelCamel allows you to set price alerts on any product on Amazon and get an email when the price is right for your wallet. You can even see the price history of a product to see if you should buy it now or wait a little bit for it to come down.

It can be daunting to see the long list of back-to-school items you need for the school year but with a few taps you can find great deals and save. If you follow some of these tips you’ll be the savviest shopper in the aisle.

Comments

  1. WTF LISTIA !!! I REALLY HOPE YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THE HECK YOU ARE DOING TO YOUR SITE !! BECAUSE YOU ARE REALLY HURTING THE SELLERS BY RAISING THE POINT VALUE TO DOLLAR VALUE. WAKE UP !!

    ISNT there anybody else or any other sellers that are concerned about Listia when they keep raising the point to dollar value?!!? Less than a year ago… Sept 2015… $1.00 would get you 4650 points….. NOW $1.00 gets you 16800 points plus 3000 bonus!!!!!!
    WTF !! This is great for people that buy credits.. but TERRIBLE for people that sell on here because NOW everything is going to have to be listed with a starting point value of 100K or more !!! Doesn’t anybody from Listia ever read these blogs or do they just don’t care as long as they get the cash !!?!?!?

    Anybody else have any info of why they keep raising the point value to dollar ratio?

    Current rate:
    16,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Aug 19, 2016 at 2:11am)

    • Sarah Perlman says:

      Hi! I totally agree with the previous comment! I now have to list my items with extremely high GIN and nobody bids on my items. I used to sell at least 1,000,000 credits worth of items a week. Now I sell almost nothing a week. This is really not fair to the sellers because we end up losing money on previously listed items that were for less credits. I think that it is the responsibility of the Listia Team to lower the credits back to where it was at least at the beginning of this year and not let is rise so dramatically. The buyers and the sellers will appreciate this.

  2. The credit ratio is being determined by the credit sellers. Instead of having a fixed amount for how much people can sell credits for, the let the seller decide how much they want to get for their credits. People are greedy and have gradually entered higher prices for their credits in order to have their credits sell before others. The sell credits feature could be great (I am a seller, though I wait for the ratio to drop to sell credits), if listia would just set fixed prices for the sales. Or at least a range of fixed prices. Many have messaged listia with their concerns about this situation, but I am not sure anyone is actually reading the messages because you never get a coherent response. Many sellers have left listia because of this. Everyone has had to raise their prices.

  3. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !! A NEW HIGH !!!

    Current rate:
    16,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Aug 22, 2016 at 11:44pm)

    Mishie01, I have sent messages to Listia without any good answers of why they keep raising the prices… and they have never replied with any answers that make any sense.
    Don’t they realize that they are just killing their own site?
    Oh well, when they figure it out, it will probably be too late.
    Best Wishes Misie01. =)

  4. WTF again !!!!!!!
    Current rate:
    17,100 Credits / US$1
    (as of Aug 24, 2016 at 1:46am)

  5. Sarah Perlman says:

    ATTENTION LISTIA MEMBERS!! I JUST WANT TO INFORM EVERYONE THAT I WILL BE HAVING A ✨✨SUPER CRAZY AWESOME CRASH SALE!!✨✨ ON ALL MY ITEMS FOR ONE DAY ONLY!! AS ALWAYS, I POST CRASH SALES FOR LIMITED TIMES, SO GRAB A BARGAIN WHEN YOU SEE IT. THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT SINCE I WILL PUT MY ENTIRE LISTING ON A MEGA ✨✨CRASH SALE!!✨✨

    TOMORROW ONLY!! 50,000 CREDITS OFF ALL REGULAR GIN
    CHECK OUT
    SARAHPERL

  6. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN… ANOTHER NEW HIGH !!!! WTF !!!

    Current rate:
    17,400 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 9, 2016 at 2:53pm)

    Does anybody else thing that a life jacket won’t be enough anymore to help this sinking ship??

  7. Current rate:
    17,500 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 9, 2016 at 7:50pm)

  8. FUC*IN LISTIA DOES iT AGAIN !!!!!
    Current rate:
    17,700 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 10, 2016 at 5:11am)
    WTF… Im going to have to make all my auctions start at 1 MIL AND UP !!! LOL
    Listia is becoming a site just a waste of time.
    How sad !!!

  9. FUC*IN LISTIA DOES iT AGAIN !!!!!
    AN NEW HIGH !! Great for People that buy their points….
    but they are pushing more and more sellers off the site.
    Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

    Current rate:
    18,000 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 20, 2016 at 2:33am)

    WTF… Im going to have to make all my auctions start at 1 MIL AND UP !!! LOL
    Listia is becoming a site that is to stop by just a waste some time.
    How sad !!!

  10. Well Listia Does it again, a New All time High !!

    Current rate:
    18,500 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 21, 2016 at 2:43am)

    Enjoy the site while you can, because it’s going down hill on a rapid decline.

  11. Current rate:
    19,500 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 22, 2016 at 2:32am)

  12. Current rate:
    19,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 23, 2016 at 11:40pm)

  13. The way Listia keeps raising the $ to point value every day, it’s not going to matter that much about the New Shipping feature, because nobody will be using it because all of the sellers will have left Listia because they are killing the sites for sellers.

    FYI last Sept, the $ to point amount was 4950… look at it a year later !!!

    Current rate:
    19,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 24, 2016 at 1:53am)

    Things that used to be 499 and less are now selling for 50K-100K+
    And Listia care one bit or foresee what might happen down the road.
    Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

  14. A NEW ALL TIME HIGH.. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!

    And for those that think it’s the buyers and sellers creating this inflation and Listia doesn’t have any control over the inflation, think about it again.
    Listia has the option to raise and lower the point value and make it whatever they really want it to. Since it’s just points, what do they care how many credits they give out as long as they get the Cash coming in. When is the last time you could take your credits and bring it to a 7-11 and get something…. NEVER… on the other hand.. Listia gets Cash from the ADS and Cash from the people that Buy their credits.
    Sounds like a Win Win Deal for Listia and a Lose Lose deal for Listia Buyers and Sellers.

    Current rate:
    20,200 Credits / US$1
    (as of Sep 28, 2016 at 2:02am)

  15. It is very disappointing to all the sellers when the credits keep rising. I have a couple of million credits waiting to be sold for 17,000 credits and it is not moving. a week earlier than when I posted the credit sale, the rate was 14,000-15,000 and I missed it by a day. Now it is sitting and just rising up and up. I hope Listia will change this situation. One of my buyers informed me yesterday the she is getting off Listia because of the credits that keep rising.

    I like to do my CRASH sales and give buyers better deals. However, it is very hard to do that with the rising rates.

    PLEASE Listia Team! Please, for the good of all of us, lower the credits so we can all continue enjoying and profiting from your site.

  16. A NEW ALL TIME HIGH.. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!

    Current rate:
    20,400 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 18, 2016 at 9:21pm)

    Does anybody think Listia will ever wake up, or will this site go the ways of the old stores that went bankrupt?

  17. WTF LISTIA !!!!
    A NEW ALL TIME HIGH.. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!

    Current rate:
    20,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 19, 2016 at 2:13pm)

    Get ready for every auction starting at 1 M soon… lol

  18. Wow, another New Listia High !! When will it ever end or will the site go ker plunk ?

    Current rate:
    20,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 22, 2016 at 11:09pm)

  19. Current rate:
    21,300 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 23, 2016 at 4:58pm)

  20. Another All Time High. LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!

    Current rate:
    21,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 25, 2016 at 9:27pm)

    I am sad to say that this site is almost completely down the crapper. =(

  21. ANOTHER ALL TIME HIGH !!!!! LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!!

    Current rate:
    22,100 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 27, 2016 at 1:49am)

  22. ANOTHER ALL TIME HIGH !!!!! LISTIA DOES IT AGAIN !!!

    The ship is sinking fast !!

    Current rate:
    22,200 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 28, 2016 at 12:23am)

  23. ANOTHER ALL TIME HIGH!!!!
    No Surprise here…. Listia just doesn’t give a rats a** about the sellers and buyers.. all they care about is the CASH that they are getting before their site goes Kaput!! Oh well, it was good while it lasted…

    Current rate:
    22,300 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 28, 2016 at 1:46pm)

  24. Current rate:
    22,400 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 29, 2016 at 2:05am)

  25. When will this stupidity and greed ever end? Will it end before it’s too late?
    Tune in next time to find out if Listia is still here or is gone the ways of the 8 track tape player.

    Current rate:
    22,600 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 29, 2016 at 1:28pm)

  26. A NEW HIGH AGAIN FOR LISTIA !!! WTF !!! WHEN WILL IT EVER END!!!

    Current rate:
    22,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Oct 31, 2016 at 12:26am)

  27. Current rate:
    22,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 1, 2016 at 1:48am)

  28. Another ALL TIME HIGH… Just like the New President of the USA… We are all Doomed like Listia !!

    Current rate:
    23,400 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 9, 2016 at 1:55am)

  29. What a surprise… Trump for President and Listia has a New All Time High… !!!

    Current rate:
    23,500 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 10, 2016 at 1:31am)

  30. I think they roll dice to see how much to raise it since every time you roll dice, you will get a number. (It never goes down for a long period of time)

    Oh.. just FYI.. A NEW LISTIA HIGH AGAIN !!!

    Current rate:
    24,000 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 10, 2016 at 12:54pm)

  31. A New High again today!! When will Listia realize that they are only hurting themselves by making the Sellers leave the site.
    Eventually the people buying the points (Newbies) will realize that even when they buy the point, a day or week later, it won’t be worth the same amount as they paid because of the inflation. Oh well, Listia will just keep laughing their way to the bank until there is no more Listia. How Sad… !!

    Current rate:
    24,100 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 10, 2016 at 11:09pm)

  32. WTF LIStIA !!! I GUESS THEY REALLY DON’T GIVE A SH*T ABOUT THE OLD TIME SELLERS.. LETS JUST KEEP RAISING THE PRICE UNTIL the $1.00 is worth NOTHING At ALL.

    Current rate:
    25,000 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 11, 2016 at 6:36pm)

  33. Anybody else just here to watch the site dig their hole deeper and deeper into the ground? Maybe by chance they will dig their hole so deep they will come out on the other end of the world? But won’t they be upside down? LOL

    Sad to report that another all time High… blah blah blah…. you know the story

    Current rate:
    25,200 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 12, 2016 at 11:01pm)

  34. Current rate:
    25,300 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 13, 2016 at 11:12am)

  35. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    25,500 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 13, 2016 at 12:40pm)

  36. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    25,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 14, 2016 at 5:20pm)

  37. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    26,100 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 15, 2016 at 2:35am)

  38. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    26,300 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 15, 2016 at 2:24pm)

  39. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    26,800 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 17, 2016 at 2:27am)

  40. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Current rate:
    26,900 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 18, 2016 at 2:54am)

  41. REALLY DISGUSTED says:

    Well, what a surprise… NOT!!!
    What a joke, we keep asking for them to lower it.. and they just keep raising it.

    .WTF !!!

    THE Current rate:
    27,100 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 19, 2016 at 2:34 am)

  42. The higher it goes up.. the quicker more people will leave and the more money Listia will stuff in their pockets. I think they are stuffing their pockets for Christmas and will worry about Listia Next year 2017 if the site is still around…. So Sad… if things keep going the way they have been… by the new year… $1.00 will be worth 30,000 !!! What a JOKE !!.

    Current rate:
    27,200 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 20, 2016 at 2:28am)

  43. I can’t believe that Listia is sooo NAIVE that they cant realize that they are just going to kill their own site when they keep raising the point value without offsetting the other fees.
    etc, to help keep the balance. WTF !!! JUST FYI, $100.00 is now worth 2,800,000 POINTS if you buy your points. UN FRICKEN REAL for Sellers and the Listia members that build up their credits by their hard work.

    Current rate:
    28,000 Credits / US$1
    (as of Nov 21, 2016 at 11:35pm)

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