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Going back to school can be expensive especially for families with lots of school age children. There’s new teachers, new friends to make and new challenges with exams, plus the pressures of growing up. For parents there’s so much to take care of, from the school uniform to sports kits, stationery and bags. Lots of companies have caught onto to this and now have affordable alternatives.
George at Asda have boy’s and girl’s polo shirts from £2.50, perfect for primary school age kids, they come in 8 colours, so whatever the school dress code, you should be able to stock up for a whole year for well under £20. As reported in the Guardian, textbooks are out of favour and tablets are in. But, not all schools provide classroom tablets, and with iPads costing upwards of £700, its imperative parents secure a bargain when buying for their school kids.
There’s no need to spend so much on a tablet, when cheap alternatives exist, the Amazon fire is under £50 as is the Lenovo Tab 2, Tesco Hudl and Asda’s Lifetab are good budget tablets. We have all the latest vouchers for both tablets and laptops from retailers like PC World, Amazon and Argos. Stationary items add up too, children will need writing books, pens, pencils and highlighters and protractors and compasses for maths. Stores like Ryman, The Works and WH Smith have dedicated stationery sections and Back to School is an important revenue driver for those businesses, so expect discounts across the ranges. Once parents have bought everything on their lists they need to think about getting the kids back into a routine. Set a consistent bedtime and an alarm to get up for the school run!
Back to School offers also feature office furniture and appliances, so if you work from home you can renew your home office and buy the kid’s stuff at the same time. You may be too old for school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bag a bargain as well.
If you are setting off on your uni journey or simply returning for a brand new year, there’s all sorts you’ll need to look after yourself. From fresher’s fashion deals, kitchenwear and tech, get organised and don’t be the only one on campus without pots and pans. Check out deals from Very, Amazon and Asos. Matalan has a range of Homeware and uni essentials check your items off their checklist one by one to be super organised and prepared for whatever the New Year throws at you.