Cent Saving Saturday: Using Swagbucks to Buy School Supplies

Cent Saving Saturday

I may have mentioned this before, but I’m a teacher.  Teachers have to be very creative in finding ways to purchase classroom supplies.

The federal government reinstated for the 2014 tax year the tax credit for the first $250 in educator supply expenses, which is nice; don’t get me wrong.  Especially since it was nonexistent the previous year.  Our district gives us $100 for supplies, as well; again, this is nice.  But both are after-expenditure “rebates,” as you will.

With Muffin starting school this year, with all of his fees staring us in the face, a bit of alleviation of the upfront expenditures would be nice.

I’ve been collecting Swagbucks like a boss lately, trying to get 100 a day and meet the daily goal.  I came up with the idea of creating a supply replenishment list for next year.  I will buy Amazon gift cards, and, for the items of reasonable price, I will order them from Amazon–with the gift cards!

As July approaches, I will do the same thing with Walmart gift cards–for the back-to-school supply deals.

And now, on to this week’s deals:

Albertson’s (Friday-Sunday)

chicken leg quarters, 10 pound bag, $3.90 (limit 2 with $10 additional purchase)

bottom round roast, boneless, $1.99/pound (limit 2 with $10 additional purchase)

strawberries 1.99 for a one-pound package

Albertson’s weeklong deals

Niagara Water, 24 pack, $1.99 (limit 4)

Essential Everyday macaroni and cheese 50 cents

Essential Everyday canned  vegetables and tomatoes 50 cents

Albertson’s buns or bread 75 cents

Bar S Meat Franks 75 cents

Chef Boyardee cans or cups 79 cents each wyb 10

Gebhardt/Rosarita refried beans 79 cents wyb 10

live mussels $3.98/2 pound bag (Oddly enough, Muffin loves mussels)

lemons or limes 25 cents each

mangoes or cucumbers 50 cents each

Roma tomatoes 75 cents/pound


red seedless grapes 99 cents/pound

gallon milk or orange juice $2.99

Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, 7-Up 2 L $1 each wyb 5

Kraft Salad Dressing 99 cents wyb 4

Beneful dog food (14-15.5 pound bag) $12.79

What are the deals near you this week?


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