Every month, we pose a question to our readers about how they manage money in their everyday lives, in the hopes that we can glean some insight from their experiences.
Those who respond are entered for a chance to win $100 to put toward their financial goals and may be featured on the site.
This month, we want you to tell us: What’s been your favorite way to save money during the back-to-school season?
In the “good old days,” that might have involved checking the Sunday circulars or clipping coupons the night before your shopping excursion. But in the age of apps and Amazon, many people likely resort to technology in order to find the best deals, and fast.
Maybe you go a different route and choose to skip the mall altogether, perhaps by hosting a back-to-school swap group to trade books, toys and supplies. Or perhaps you throw an end-of-summer yard sale so you have some extra cash on hand for all the sports equipment you’ll need once the school year starts.
Whatever method you use to prevent your budget from blowing up during back-to-school season, let us know! Comment below, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100! Be sure to use your email address when you sign in to comment—it won’t be visible to others—so we can notify you should you win.
Open only to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Premium users are not eligible. Contest running from August 16, 2016 to August 31, 2016. Finalists must be willing to share their name and a photo to be eligible for consideration. We will select the most compelling entry as the winner, and his or her story may be published on the site.
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