Sports equipment, dance shoes, art supplies...Are your kids' after school activities emptying your wallet? We talked to money-saving experts to get their tips on how to save money on after-school enrichment programs.
Save Money on Art Lessons
Learn Arts and Crafts Online: Check out craft stores, Pinterest and YouTube for free how-tos in drawing, painting, photography and crafts. Craftsy.com and thriveart.com offer lessons for $15 to $80.
Use Discounted Gift Cards for Supplies: Buy and sell gift cards at cardpool.com, giftcardgranny.com and raise.com. You might pay $40 for a $50 gift card to Michaels or another art supply store—a 20 percent savings—and that's not even counting any coupons you have.