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FREE back-to-school event, and ways to save preparing students!

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 10:03:30-04

It's back-to-school season, and this time of year can be expensive! So, we're revealing events and tools to help you save!

One event you can check out is Tools 4 Schools, providing free meals, supplies bags, notebooks, writing utensils and more! All students from kindergarten to 8th grade are welcome.

So far, the event has impacted over 40,000 students and family members with these freebies and school college prep workshops. This free giveaway is on Saturday, July 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. Click here for more information.

We have a list of different resources for you as well!

There are other ways to save in general too. Buy free money! Get discounted gift cards to the stores you'll need. is a good place to start searching. The website describes the process by stating, "Buy discounted gift cards or earn cash back on your favorite brands."

Fry's Food Stores don't offer discounts on gift cards, but it gets you discounts on gas if you get enough points!

Follow the social media pages of your favorite stores because they often post deals. Also, when you join their rewards programs, you'll get exclusive coupons and promo codes.

Shop at resale stores like Kid to Kid. At Kid to Kid, not only will you save buying clothing and other items that are up to 70 percent off, but you can make money back on the clothes and other items your child outgrows. Once your pieces have been appraised, you can either take the cash or use it with 20 percent more credit inside the store. There are other similar places to shop like Clothes Mentor, Buffalo Exchange and more kid-focused stores like:

We will have more soon on how to save for your students as they go back to school. If you have a tip, email us!

Happy shopping!