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August 20, 2012

VISA Credit Card Back to School Shopping Giveaway -- ENDED

VISA credit card wants to help one of my readers with their back to school shopping. The lucky winner will receive a $50 VISA Credit Card gift card.

When I am doing Back to School shopping for my daughter. The first thing I do is to create a list of everything she needs. I would then try to find the best deals/prices for her must have items by doing lots of research online and in the stores. With a set budget, I purchase everything she needs first. If there is money left over from the budget, then we would tackle her wish list and pick a few things from that list.

Here is some back to school shopping tips VISA would like to share with my readers: 

Set a budget and stick to it. One way to do this is to make a list in advance for what each child will need. Additionally, parents can purchase a Visa gift card for the exact amount they want to spend. For kids who are old enough to shop on their own, having a Visa gift card with a set limit can help teach them an important lesson of staying within your financial means.

Research money-saving perks and benefits. Take the time to do some research in advance of hitting the stores as there are many online resources for finding great deals and saving on back-to-school needs. For example, shoppers can visit Visa.com and get access to a number of retailer offers including discounts from OldNavy.com and Target.com. Visit www.visa.com/discounts for more information.

Track spending and know where you stand. When back-to-school shoppers pay with Visa, they can easily keep track of purchases, monitor card balances, and check account histories online at their bank’s website. This helps families understand where the money goes, set and monitor financial goals and better prepare to spend smarter in the future.

Create an ongoing family finance dialogue. Use this budgeting opportunity to start a meaningful dialogue with your family about personal finance management. These tangible opportunities can help teach the whole family about financial responsibility.

Many thanks to VISA. The company has generously offered one $50 VISA credit card gift card as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on  Sep 7th, 2012.

*You must follow Sugar Pop Ribbons through Google Friend Connect to be eligible to win this giveaway.

*You must also leave me a comment using the blogger comment form for this post to be eligible to win this giveaway.

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760 comments:

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Chrysrawr said...

Make sure you buy extras of everything like books, pens, filler sheet. Store them all in a sealed tot. This ensures that you do not have to make trips to the store too often, since you already have supplies stored.

Chrysrawr said...

Here is my tweet URL:
https://twitter.com/christinerawr7/status/237607648151879680

CindyWindy2003 said...

try and find some back to school clothes at yard sales and goodwill thrift stores, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brittany @ The Pistachio Project said...

I follow you!

CindyWindy2003 said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

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Brittany @ The Pistachio Project said...

I don't have a back to school shopping tip as we dont' need to shop for back to school. We homeschool. :)...ok maybe buying during the off season just to avoid the chaos. :)

CindyWindy2003 said...

entered dlink, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/237608302668812289
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bonnye said...

We don't shop for back to school yet :-) I am enjoying the other tips!

B. Wilson said...

Buy early and buy sales!

tranch said...

Shop around there are lost of sales dont be overwhelmed be informed.tam.c

lauren guilbeau said...

Shop during tax free weekend!

lauren guilbeau said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/lguilbo/status/237614169560604672

Drake said...

Shop during tax free weekend!

Drake said...

Entered the waterbabies giveaway.

degood said...

My best tip is to buy extra supplies so you are not paying full price in december when they need more glue sticks or markers.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

daisy242 said...

shop early and look for the sales

luckynordberg said...

I follow and my best tip is to shop early during all the sales.

kellyr78 said...

My best back to school shopping tip is to check the prices online and in the circulars and when you find the best deal buy several- they are often needed throughout the year.
GFC Follower:Kellyr78

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

Your buttons are on my sidebar at www.littlesaver.com
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Katherine said...

best shopping tip: buy a reusable lunch sack to replace brown paper bags

katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

Erika said...

Shop early, use coupons and watch the sale ads! I save so much money this way!

Allison Downes said...

Dont wait until the last minute. Take advantage of the sales, and use coupons if you can! Thanks for the giveaway!

lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

Allison Downes said...

Buttons- www.giveawayhog.blogspot.com

Afternoon Tweet:

https://twitter.com/Giveawayhog/status/237645242499756032

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scottsgal said...

buy enough to last the year with the good sales now
msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

entered fatheads
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Ashley said...

Start shopping early.

akronugurl said...

i look for sales!

blogged: http://akronugurl.blogspot.com/2012/08/50-visa-credit-card-giveaway-97.html

button: http://akronugurl.blogspot.com/

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/237664083166519297

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Shelly ~ Admin said...

GFC follower! My best tip is to start shopping as soon as school lets out. I find the best deals when I shop early and just hold the stuff until August when DD returned to school. In addition, I could spread out the purchases over 2 months which fit better into our budget.

Shelly ~ Admin said...

button on blog: http://thisthatandalittlemore.blogspot.com

Shelly ~ Admin said...

like you on Facebook Shelly H

Shelly ~ Admin said...

Entered D-Link Streaming Player GA

Shelly ~ Admin said...

afternoon - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/237668105432727555

tristatecruisers said...

best tip--shop early in the morning--beat the crowds cause waiting in line with kids can take it's toll--i know :)

marci h
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

Jemima Puddleduck said...

gfc follower - jemima puddleduck

A. Truckenmiller said...

best tip is to shop early and stock up on the stuff that you'll need to purchase again later in the year like folder paper and crayons

Jemima Puddleduck said...

The only tip I can think of is to plan ahead!

A. Truckenmiller said...

I entered the twirlygirl giveaway

Jemima Puddleduck said...

I entered the D-Link Movienite giveaway

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/237669386297675777

jennifer57 said...

shop right before school starts for the best deals.
follow via gfc: jennifer57

jennifer57 said...

entered the lilla rose giveaway

suburban prep said...

Clothing (get a bit larger--growth spurts for young kids). Then get extras on pens and notebooks because can always be used next year.

suburban prep said...

I also entered the Juice giveaway.

mummytotwoboys said...

Look online for coupons before you shop!

GFC as mummytotwoboys

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

one frugal lady said...

I shop a year in advance... when the school supplies are marked down!

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Shop the sales is my best tip- I don't have any little ones to have to shop for anymore though. We did do alot of school supply shopping for a family in need this year and that was fun.

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/237746477563265024
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anne Loyd said...

I buy basics on clearance at the end of the shopping season every year to eliminate high costs at the busy season.

Anneliz702@hotmail.com

eclairre said...

Be on it early cause supplies run out!

Jill H said...

Shop all year long during sales.

Jill H said...

Evening tweet:

https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/237777245782044672

Crystal said...

Keep an eye on sale ads and coupons over the summer so you can grab any school supplies that have great deals as they pop up!
CrystalW07 at aol.com

tawndam said...

stock up as much as possible! Chances are... you won't see these prices again!

tawndam said...

https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/237866523027451904

tawndam said...

entered D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player (8/24)

Tanya White said...

GFC follower

Tanya White said...

my best tip is to look for back to school items throughout the year and stock up when prices are really low

Drake said...

I entered the Playmates Toys Build-A-Bear Workshop Playset Giveaway

A. Truckenmiller said...

I entered the D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player giveaway

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/237881564476874752

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/237887188380053504
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Nickles four said...

buy a week after school starts and everything is on clearance

The Nickles four said...

blog button on http://nicholsfam.blogspot.com/

LStewart said...

I hope this is where I leave the blogger comment? I follow on Google Friend Connect - LStewart

LStewart said...

I try to do all of my shopping on tax free weekend and when things are on sale/clearance.

Shelly ~ Admin said...

entered waterbabies GA

Shelly ~ Admin said...

morning https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/237938908665638913

Chrysrawr said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/christinerawr7/status/237949611703164928

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/237964258367913984
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

susan said...

Shop the sales!

susan said...

https://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/238006809774940160

Shelly ~ Admin said...

afternoon - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238010333619433473

Tabathia said...

gfc (tabathia) and to always check consignment shops for uniforms and try to get the most expensive items during no tax weekend

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

entered dlink giveaway

Tabathia said...

8/21 1st tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238017366951346176

kari jasus said...

follow you GFC as kari jasus
raggammuffin@gmail.com

kari jasus said...

i always buy items on sale or clearance with coupons!

kari jasus said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/238027503724290048

tawndam said...

https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/238054621824815104

scottsgal said...

entered d-link

Shelly ~ Admin said...

evening - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238085656532901889

Mami2jcn said...

Shop the clearance racks.

Mami2jcn said...

I entered your $25 Walmart GC/ HP products giveaway.

Tabathia said...

8/21 night
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238109445878607872

Shelly ~ Admin said...

entered build a bear

Shelly ~ Admin said...

morning https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238241781496565760

Drake said...

I entered the Angelina Ballerina DVD giveaway

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/238243553216692225
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

entered walmart hp giveaway, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/238251710626267136

A. Truckenmiller said...

I entered the Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song DVD Giveaway

Tabathia said...

8/22 morning tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238297457119858688

Tabathia said...

entered hp walmart gc giveaway

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/238348450729697281
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelly ~ Admin said...

afternoon - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238351731468156928

tawndam said...

https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/238389477536567296

tannawings said...

My best tip is if your kids have to wear uniforms to organize a school event where parents can exchange clothes rather than buy all new.

tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/statuses/238395745705816064
morning


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Tabathia said...

8/22 tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238413013596647424

kari jasus said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/238442913858736128

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/statuses/238448842914291712
afternoon




tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/statuses/238473675790241793
night


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CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling2/status/238473702990307328
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alan Tong said...

I'm following u on GFC
omegadoom1 at gmail dot com

Alan Tong said...

My best tip for back to shopping: get what you can and don't worry if you don't have everything the first day. Just get what you didn't after school starts.

Alan Tong said...

https://twitter.com/Dryden13/status/238478584707170304

evening tweet

Alan Tong said...

I entered the D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player

Tabathia said...

8/22 night
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238478368662773760

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/statuses/238502212068843522
morning

tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/statuses/238533886290825216

afternoon

tannawings at gmail dot com
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CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/238617092222492672
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

A. Truckenmiller said...

I entered the Fireman Sam: Heroic Rescue Adventures DVD Giveaway

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/238622561490067456

Shelly ~ Admin said...

morning - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238623867332075521

Tabathia said...

8/23 morning
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238673487093444610

CindyWindy2003 said...
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CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/238685235401859072
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

kari jasus said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/238692423914627073

Shelly ~ Admin said...

afternoon - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238698212381315072

akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/238700282119323648

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Kerry said...

gfc follower - kerry gibbs

Kerry said...

My best back to school shopping tip is to get started early so you don't miss out on the things you need

Kerry said...

entered bob the builder dvd

Bonnye said...

I entered the Angelina Ballerina Giveaway

Bonnye said...

tweet https://twitter.com/grateful_mom/status/238721447885938688

Kimberly said...

GFC follower
Kims2312@verizon.net

Kimberly said...

My best tip is to stock up on school supplies for the year while they are on sale
Kims2312@verizon.net

Kimberly said...

Entered The Walmart giveaway
Kims2312@verizon.net

Tabathia said...

tweet #2
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238818873590296576

Alan Tong said...

https://twitter.com/Dryden13/status/238824505437474817

evening tweet

Alan Tong said...

I entered v=d-link-movienite-plus-streaming-media.

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238853143465709569
night
tannawings at gmail dot com
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Jill H said...

Evening Tweet

https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/238884426048757761

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)
my best tip is to shop year round and take advantage of the tax free sales weekend

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238890660583833600
morning
tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...


entered stevia


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Shelly ~ Admin said...

morning https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/238975543524081664

myfolly said...

Follow GFC (Wanda McHenry)

My back to school shopping tip is to not buy all things on one day, spread it out and look for sales and use coupons.

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

myfolly said...

Morning: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/238977179843698688

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/238979369194885120

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/238988968652324864
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tabathia said...

8/24 morning
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/239036130031456256

CindyWindy2003 said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/239049761238437888
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

myfolly said...

Afternoon: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/239066940302319618

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238890660583833600

afternoon
tannawings at gmail dot com
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Shelly ~ Admin said...

afternoon - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/239116119229751299

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/239153271506337792

Tabathia said...

8/24 2nd tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/239155028894564353

lisa said...

Shop thrift stores and online for deals :)

lisa said...

Button: mountainlaureldreams.blogspot.com

tawndam said...

https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/239167864421105664

Alan Tong said...

entered http://sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/2012/07/d-link-movienite-plus-streaming-media.html

Alan Tong said...

evening tweet
https://twitter.com/Dryden13/status/239197974339674113

Tabathia said...

8/24 night
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/239196816531406849

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238925642668855296
morning
tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...


https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238543071883698176


afternoon

tannawings at gmail dot com
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Shelly ~ Admin said...

morning - https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/239342518205026305

kari jasus said...

morning tweet
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/239342980970983424

Christine Jessamine said...

gfc follower

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

my best tip when it comes to saving money, is wait for huge sales and then stock up for items you know you will need the following year

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

morning tweet

https://twitter.com/cljessa/status/239350816060895232

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

tawndam said...

https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/239380635519684609

Rebecca Shockley said...

I say shop second hand for some items at Platos closet or similar
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

Rebecca Shockley said...

GFC follower as rebecca shockley
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

Rebecca Shockley said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/mngirlinssp/status/239382772328849408

agatewood1 said...

use coupons and shop clearance racks

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/239264597469708288
night


tannawings at gmail dot com
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tristatecruisers said...

entered the walmart GC giveaway :)

marci h
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

Pamcakes said...

Oooh! I love to shop the sales! I also like to avoid weekend shopping if at all possible. :)
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I love the office max and staples rewards program

Rachel said...

entered WalMart giveaway

Debra Guillen said...

GFC follower

BowieTip said...

Ross for cheap clothes.

I follow via GFC.

xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

Kelly R. said...

Start with a list and stick to it!

Kelly R. said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/KgRogers72/status/239472704879742976

robyn paris said...

i like to buy the specials to make sure i save monty

robyn paris said...

https://twitter.com/robynparis9/status/239479588319817729

Kia89 said...

My tip is to use coupons.

Amanda said...

Don't shop for school supplies during tax free weekend unless you are buying a lot or don't mind huge crowds! To me saving less than $3 isn't worth fighting the crowds! Use coupons instead and look for the sales - they will usually have them both before and after the tax free weekend.
tvpg at aol dot com

Amanda said...

Afternoon tweeted: https://twitter.com/Dolphin4176/status/239503779869884418

Amanda said...

Entered the Lilla Rose GA
tvpg at aol dot com

jzagarjr said...

My tip is to shop clearance sales.

Sara said...

GFC : SaraAB87

My Back To School shopping trip is to go to the office supply stores and grab all the cheap stuff.

myfolly said...

Evening: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/239535670740267008

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

Tabathia said...

8/25 night
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/239545824332357632

Alan Tong said...

https://twitter.com/Dryden13/status/239560307687702529
night

Alan Tong said...

entered http://sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/2012/08/walmart-gift-card-giveaway.html

benz1171 said...

Make a list and check prices in Sunday ads and online.

benz1171 said...

https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/239565450030227457

tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/239605007769534464
morning




tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/238853143465709569
afternoon


tannawings at gmail dot com
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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/239630154668859392
night



tannawings at gmail dot com
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Mysharona said...

wait til school starts and get the best deals on clearance

sweepmom said...

I like to stock up on things that I always need at the end of each season. Things like folders, paper, backpacks, etc... I buy at 75% off.

TheAL said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! Have a fabulous week. :)

A. Truckenmiller said...

https://twitter.com/AddieLuke/status/239696947701772289

kari jasus said...

morning tweet
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/239697320617336832

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