The Following tips may be of use to you to help alleviate the back to school costs which are ever increasing after each summer holiday and may surely increase after this extended lockdown period.
1 - Label Everything- MyNameTags.ie has labels for uniforms, books and schoolbags etc. Label it so they won’t lose it!
2 - Buy Irish for PE/Sports -Earn reward points at o’neills.ie on their Irish made sportswear, remember points earned equals money off future orders! Excellent quality and value.
3 – Shop Irish for books- Educate.ie schoolbooks are produced in Co Kerry and are affordable too.
4 -Look for bargains- The Works stores in Ilac and Pavilions are excellent value for stationary and arts supplies.
5 – Tech support and service – For good value and great support on Technology buy at Compupacit.ie - ask for Brian he is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.
6 – Stagger school fees- stagger school fees where possible, if you are struggling ask the school about your options. This year they should be especially flexible.
7 - Enter competitions and find out about discounts on items at www.mams.ie Helping you save on Back to School costs.
8 - Shop Smart- Penneys has wintercoats and schoolbags in stock now, good for socks, shoes and acccessories too. 9 - Be Covid 19 aware-talk to your children about safety and make sure they have tissues, hand sanitisers and wet wipes in their schoolbags every day.