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Less Stress, Less Cash: Top 3 Back To School Shopping Survival Tips

 

We’re gearing up for the back to school shopping season, and I am partnering with Target, Johnson & Johnson and Influence Central to share a few ways to make it a little easier on parents this year. All opinions are that of mommyGAGA.com, back to school stress, be gone!

 

Top 3 Back To School Shopping Survival Tips for Parents
 

Have your kids gone back to school yet? Mine do in September, so I have a couple more weeks to go, but between the school supply list, and the need for backpacks, clothing and shoes that fit, school lunch ideas, and regular child rearing and household duties, I am already EXHAUSTED. I need to get all of my back to school shopping ducks in a row in a timely manner, without breaking the bank.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to organize your back to school shopping and save money, time, and your sanity, I have a few tips to help you out. Thanks to Target, it’s completely possible to get it done quickly, and get on with your life! Here’s how…

 

Top 3 Tips for Your Stress Free Back To School Shopping Experience

 

Backpacks at Target
 

1. Get it all done NOW. RIGHT. NOW.

The absolute worst thing you could do is procrastinate. All of the good stuff will be gone, prices will rise and you’ll feel super rushed when you’re trying to get it all together the night before school starts.

Also, you should stock up on all of your non-perishables, household essentials and health care products so you won’t have to run out and do it later. When the school year is in full swing, the time crunch is REAL.

 

Back to School savings on Johnson and Johnson products with Target Cartwheel App
 

2. Try a one-stop shop

Instead of dragging the kids along to 2,453 stores, stop at ONE EASY STORE that has everything you need. For me, it’s Target. They’ve got tons of school supplies, backpacks, clothes, shoes, and all of the family and health essentials that we need at home. Spend an hour or so (Yes, it can be done!) browsing around the store, you seriously won’t have to go anywhere else.

I personally made sure to grab a few health care essentials. AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion is made with Naturally hydrating lotion, formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and goes on silky smooth to hydrate the skin. Also, we use LISTERINE® COOL MINT™ Floss, which helps remove 61% more plaque from the teeth, with a minty flavor.

 

Aveeno® Sheer Hydration® Lotion
 

3. Make it easy on your wallet and save some cash

There’s no need to break the bank on your back to school shopping trip, so keep an eye out for the products you need most and the best deals out there. More money spent = more stress. NO. THANKS.

I started using the Target Cartwheel App, a simple savings app that allows me to select the products I want in Target stores and get an instant discount at the register. Right now through August 15th, tons of products, including Johnson & Johnson health care items, are loaded in the app.  This makes it the perfect time to stock up on everything that I am already going buy: notebooks, pencils, crayons, and also NEUTROGENA® Cool Sport Sunscreen, AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, and even NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Primer, ahem, for me.

 

Target Cartwheel AppCoupons added to Target Cartwheel savings mobile app
 

Target’s Cartwheel App is so easy to use, and it’s right in your reach on your mobile phone. Once you sign in, simply search for the products you want to purchase and load them to your cart. Once you’re ready to check out, the cashier will scan the bar code right on your phone and voila, discounts galore!

 

Target Cartwheel App saves money at the register on products you love
 

Don’t let back to school shopping stress you out! Download Target’s Cartwheel App for free on your smartphone and hit up your one stop shop for everything you need. To learn more about the Target Cartwheel App, visit their website and follow their Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

 

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Photo: Flickr, stevendepolo

 

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Back to School with J&J at Target


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