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Mother and son shopping for clothes

Where has the summer gone? Before you know it, the kids will be back in school. So if you’re thinking about hitting the stores this weekend to start your back-to-school shopping check out these helpful tips and Apps.  And before you go, make sure you have a DuPage Credit Union Visa® Credit Card – all cardholders will receive a 2.9% APR purchase rate on every purchase for a limited time. This offer is good 8/1 through 9/30/16.

Beat the Heat- Stay inside and shop online at sites like EBATES, and Amazon – where you can receive exclusive offers, discounts, cash back and even free shipping.

Social Savings –  Look for advance sales notices and exclusive coupon links from your favorite stores on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to ask your friends to invite you to Facebook groups like Kidz Steals and Deals, which provide sales notifications, recalls and links to coupons.

Inbox Moolah – Take advantage of special Promo Codes, free shipping and special offer emails from stores like Gap, Land’s End and Nordstrom to purchase clothing and shoes.

Download the App – Save with rebates, coupons, hot deals and more by downloading mobile Apps such as Krazy Coupon Lady , Shopkick and RetailMeNot , where you can download over 500,000 coupons for  50,000 stores.

Backpack Stash- Comb through your child’s backpack and pencil box, you may find unused glue sticks, note cards and other supplies; which can be recycled for this year’s use. Not to mention rulers, scissors, calculators and other items that can be used for several years in a row.

Clip, Clip, Clip – Before throwing out Sunday’s paper make sure to clip coupons and grab sales flyers for that week’s sales.

Happy Bargain Hunting! Have other tips or suggestions for back-to-school shoppers? Share them below.

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