Earn an A+ in bargain hunting with these top tactics designed to give you the most bang for your buck.
Ask yourself, "Will this last the year?" Skip folders and notebooks with seasonal designs (fall leaves, for example, or flip-flops) and go with basic prints that will seem current from August to June. When it comes to products used every day, choose quality items such as backpacks with a lifetime warranty and notebooks with heavy plastic covers. You also can save by opting for reusable goods such as BPA-free washable snack bags rather than disposable sandwich bags.