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August 14th, 2013

Back-to-school Target

By Aimee Heckel

Who says back-to-school shopping has to be expensive? How about free?

One of our favorite coupon bloggers, CouponMom, recently shared how you can get back-to-school supplies for free at Target. (Is it any wonder why she is our fave?)

Using the new Target store coupon for $1.50 off any Up & Up school supplies, you can score free folders, binder pockets, index dividers, wood pencils, erasers, a three-ring binder, drawing paper and more. Make sure you check out her blog for the full details.

Looking for more ways to save big on your school supplies from Target? Find more than 50 online coupons here, and pair them with 3 percent Cash Back from (up from 2 percent) to get the most bang for your buck. For example, sign up for a RED Card and get 5 percent off, plus free shipping. 

Tip: Make sure you subscribe to Target’s emails to be the first to know about the new, best deals.

Don’t miss Target’s online coupons page, too, where you can find 20 percent off certain lunch boxes and 50 cents off duct tape, just to name a few of the many deals.

Looking for other ways to save on your back-to-school gear — and benefit a good cause?

Schoola Stitch is a giant online consignment store where parents are reselling old brand-name clothes. So you get to save big on great back-to-school clothing, and 40 percent of your purchase goes back to help schools. When you send in your clothes to sell, you essentially sell it on your school’s behalf; select the school you want to list under, and when that item sells, it directly benefits that school.

You can even find sports clothes and gear at Schoola Stitch, like Swiss Gear hiking shoes for $2.99 and Adidas sweatpants for under $13 (about 51 percent off retail). All clothes are inspected to assure top quality.

Want more freebies? Sign up here to get free goodies from Schoola Stitch, plus get 5 percent off your first order.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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