Reducing the Costs of Sending Your Child to College

If your no-longer-so-small child is heading for college, you might have to worry about furnishing their dorm room or new apartment, along with supplying them with health and beauty products. I went through this a couple of years ago, and it can be a budget killer. College is expensive enough – add in health and beauty items that they’re going to need and stuff for the dorm, and it can send your budget into a tailspin.

If you’re looking to furnish the dorm room, I just read a great article at Yahoo Furnishing a Dorm Room for Under $100. It has some practical ideas both for storage and for finding things on the cheap.

If your child is going off to college, they’re going to need health and beauty products, as well. You want to find them as inexpensively as possible. These savings can add up, and make a significant difference in the amount you have to pay.

Shop online for health and beauty products for great prices.

Look for free shipping – that’s important. No matter how low the prices are, a high shipping cost can knock those savings right out.

Look for coupon and promo codes – I’ve got a couple here for you.

5CASH35 for $5 off $35 at StocknGo

10CASH69 for $10 off $69

25CASH125 for $25 off $125

All these coupon codes come with free shipping, as well. That adds up to even more savings, always a good thing when you’re on a budget.

Is your child going off to college? Are you ready? How do you save money on their back to school costs? Let me know on twitter, facebook, or leave me a comment here on the blog.


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