Save Big on Back-To-School (+ a $200 Giveaway!)

posted by Andrea | 08/3/2017

This post is sponsored by and there’s an amazing giveaway at the end — don’t forget to enter!! 

Growing up, I absolutely LOVED school — specifically back-to-school shopping. I loved stocking up on school supplies, getting everything ready and organized for the first day back, and (of course) getting my class list in the mail. In fact, I was usually so anxious to figure out who my teacher was and who my classmates were that I rode my bike to school the day it was posted because I couldn’t wait an extra day to get the papers in the mail!

Now, as the wife of a teacher, I have a WHOLE new appreciation for summer break — especially since our kids aren’t school-age yet, so the only difference from the school year to summer is that Dave is home every day in the summer, making my job as mom so much easier!

Seriously, he’s such a good dad!

Of course, this year will be much different with Nora starting Kindergarten!

She’ll be riding the bus, packing a lunch, using big-kid school supplies, and she’ll be gone 3 WHOLE days every week!

What will the boys do without her around to teach them school (pictures of “Nora’s Summer School” below!)

When I was growing up, back-to-school shopping meant scouring the ads in the Sunday paper, clipping boatloads of coupons, organizing those coupons by store, and driving from store to store in search of $0.10 note pads, $1.00 markers, and my favorite… Trapper Keepers (do they still make those?)

Now days, back-to-school shopping is SO much simpler, easier, and faster because you can do almost everything online!

Thanks to sites like, you can find the deals and coupons you need for your back-to-school shopping all in ONE location. That makes it easy to save $20 in as little as 20 seconds!

Everything from school supplies and clothing to technology and teacher gifts… even restaurant deals! It’s all there and SO MUCH MORE!

Not only can you find the best deals and coupons, you can also get cash back directly to your PayPal account — simply for buying everything you need!

You can even download the free RetailMeNot App to get alerts for nearby deals that can be redeemed directly from your phone (no more clipping or printing coupons)!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering — RetailMeNot shares Culver’s deals too! We always get notified when there are new Culver’s coupons or deals — and if you’re not already part of their eClub, you can get a BOGO value basket for signing up! 🙂

All of this saves money AND time — meaning you can enjoy the last few fleeting days of summer that much more!


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The RetailMeNot blog features back-to-school gift guides, trending products, retail news and timely savings tips to help you shop smarter.

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RetailMeNot is graciously giving away one $200 Visa gift card to help with YOUR back-to-school shopping this year! 

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  1. Karen Miller


    I love your blog Andrea!


  2. Grandma Ann


    I read your blog everyday! Thanks for the time and energy you put into it! I enjoy it so


  3. Gina M


    The 20% off of clothing at Sears looks amazing for BTS shopping. I get a lot of my son’s clothing there, so the extra savings would be great.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com


  4. Doridna Miller


    Love this giveaway. I have used RetailMeNot for years and enjoy saving money.


  5. Valanne MacGyvers


    Thank you for the information and links. It’s a big help!


  6. Lee Cockrum


    Love all the photos of Dave with the kids, and the yellow table and chairs is really cute!


    Andrea Reply:

    yeah, we love that cute little table and chairs. I’m not sure I would have picked a yellow one — but it was free, and after 12 years, the color is growing on me 🙂


  7. Lori


    I have used retailmenot for renting cars. It’s a great site.


    Andrea Reply:

    oh wow — that’s cool. Never thought of it for car rentals!


  8. Nicole Hodge Pittaluga


    I love retailmenot. I use it all the time but I had no idea there was an app. thank you!


    Andrea Reply:

    haha — there’s always an app… isn’t there 🙂


  9. Margaret


    Hi! I signed up for the Culver’s E-Club but did not get a BOGO, I did get a coupon for a scoop of custard.


  10. Kimberley


    I also enjoyed back to school shopping when I was a kid! Now for our son, we just purchase the kit that the school volunteers put together. It has everything they need in one box and the cost is reasonable since I don’t have to run around to different stores to get anything. The only things we have to purchase are shoes and backpack.