Just as your finances start to recover from the holiday season – we are coming up to the start of the new school year.
Get the stationery list ahead of time. If you school hasn’t already sent out a stationery list, check their website of phone the office to request one. This helps to save on a last minute rush, and allows you to shop around for deals.
Spread out the cost where you can. Stock up on common stationery items when you see them on sale. Ask your teacher what is needed immediately, you may find that certain subjects won’t start until later in the year, allowing you to spread the cost out more.
Compare prices if you have time – some popular places to buy school stationery and school supplies include: Paper Plus, supermarkets, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Whitcoulls, Kathmandu, Adairs, Onceit and luggage.co.nz
Compare these great back to school deals for school bags, drink bottles, lunch boxes and pencil cases.
3 Piece Donut Backpack
Marvel Pencil Case
*Prices correct at 28 January 2019 and subject to change
There is no doubt that the cost of schooling in New Zealand can hit parents hard – school donations, BYO electronics, uniforms and clothing, extracurricular activities. The NZ Herald reported that parents of a child born in 2017 can expect to pay almost $40,000 for their education – an average of $3,076 per year!
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