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Join our Back to School Countdown Challenge -- Sign up here!

Posted by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Are you ready for the school year? Bags packed and school supplies bought? Getting ready for the new school year can be stressful and expensive. If you're looking to get ahead this year and save a little money in the process, our Back to School Countdown Challenge is for you!

From budgeting for extracurricular activities to school shopping, we'll give you 15 days of activities to prepare (and save)! Sign up below for tips and activities to get your family ready for the upcoming year while keeping your finances in check.

To sign up, just reply to this post below. Beginning on August 6th, you'll receive a daily link to our easy activity. One mom who participates in 10 days of the challenge will win a $50 Chase gift card.

Day 1: Size Up Supplies

Day 2: Budget for Basics

Day 3: Start Talking

Day 4: Planning for Extras

Day 5: School Shopping

Day 6: Car Pool

Day 7: Reuse and Revamp

Day 8: Save on Snacks

Day 9: Set up a Study Area

Day 10: Expect the Unexpected

Day 11: School Lunches

Day 12: Pack Now

Day 13: Be Patient

Day 14: Budget for Hidden Costs

Day 15: Save for a Splurge

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Official Rules

  • The Back to School Countdown sweepstakes starts 8/1/12 at 12:00pm (ET) and ends 8/29/2012 at 11:59pm (ET) (the "Sweepstakes Period").
  • Enter by replying 10 or more of the related posts with appropriate comments during the Giveaway Period.
  • Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a $50 Chase gift card.
  • The random drawing shall occur on or about 9/5/12.
  • No Purchase Necessary.
  • Open to US, DC, and PR residents 16 years and older.
  • Void where prohibited. Click here for the rest of the Official Rules.
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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puckerup
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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 Sign me up, please!!!!!

I need to save some money on supplies, with 3 of them in school! YIKES!!!

Cant wait to hear the tips and deals!

Thanks!

 

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Sign me up!

puckerup
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM

 Let the games begin!!!!

puckerup
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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 Staples has a card that for 15 dollars, you save 10% everytime you shop, on school supplies. Not sure how long it runs, but I got it last year. :)

puckerup
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

 Hmmmm, i wonder what kinds of activities they are going to post? I hope they are fun! :)

skippette14
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM
I could use some money saving :). Sign me up
mammakisses
by Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Sign me up.

 

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Aug. 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Sign me up!

Amy127
by Bronze Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Sign me up too please
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M0mmy0f5
by New Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

 Hi guys...speaking of saving..have to share this great deal right now for the month of August at Jcpenny

they are offering free haircuts the ENTIRE month of August for children in grades K-6th Grade...hope it helps it sure helped me this morning...= )

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