Now that summer is almost over it is time to start getting ready for your kids to go back to school. With that comes school supply shopping, planning school lunches, and working on getting the kids back on a schedule.
Heading back to school can become costly so I have put together some tips to help you save. This year we did our Back to School shopping with Dollar General and were able to take advantage of their great deals and extra back to school savings.
First, when prepping for you back to school shopping get organized. Make a list of everything that you are going to need for your Back to School shopping. Do not forget to get a copy of your child’s school supply list to take with you.
Dollar General has helped take the hassle out of tracking down your child’s school supply list by creating a Teacher’s List feature on their website. With this feature all you have to do is type in your zipcode to find your child’s list. Make sure you print it out and bring it along for your shopping adventure.
There are several different categories of items that you will need to shop for during your back to school shopping.
When you are shopping for your child’s school supplies it is easy to remember the items such as: a backpack, notebook, crayons, markers, etc. You also want to make sure you include items for the classroom, such as: hand sanitizer, paper towels, clorox wipes, kleenex. These types of items are things that the teacher will use all year to help keep the classroom clean.
Savings Tip: when shopping for the classroom supplies make sure you check out the DG Home items to save a little extra.
Make sure you add lunch items to your list of Back to School items to pick up. Dollar General’s Good & Smart brand offers healthy options at an affordable price. We grabbed some of their Fruit & Veggie snacks and a pack of Apple Crisps to add to the boys lunch boxes.
Look for Special Promos
When it comes to Back to School shopping most stores run specials, which helps make shopping more budget friendly. This year Dollar General has a great deal for parents who are back to school shopping. Make sure you check out their Spend $15 Save $5 promotion! This promotion is valid on school supplies, including: backpacks, lunch kits, folders, glue, pens, pencils, and more.
Make sure you download it to your digital coupons before heading to the store.
Take Advantage on Tax Free Weekend
Don’t forget to take advantage of your state’s Tax Free Weekend! Here in Tennessee Tax Free Weekend is July 26th - 28th. Click here for more details.
Teacher’s Save Even More
If you are a teacher, then you can save 20% off on stationery items at Dollar General just by showing your school badge at the register.
Dollar General offers a selection of chocolate bars and fudge dipped shortbread cookies that benefit the DG Literacy Foundation. With these items DollarGeneral donates 100% of proceeds for these products to the DG Literacy Foundation. They believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education. This foundation supports youth and adult literacy programs across the country.
As a mom, literacy is very important to our family and our community. By teaching our children to read and write we are helping prepare them for a bright future and giving them the tools they need to succeed.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long‑lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart.
Toy Story 4
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DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY OPENS WITH NEW EXPERIENCES AND INNOVATION
Interactive Events and Less Wait Time Shine in Water Park’s 19th Season
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)—Dive into summer and Dollywood’s Splash Country for the water park’s 19th season! This year features an elevated guest experience, exciting events and new offerings—with a splash of innovation. Opening day is Saturday, May 18.
Guests will be delighted to find more picnic tables and more shade this season. In addition to 6,000 square feet of newly-shaded space on the wave pool deck, there are new structures covering more queue lines which gives guests a cooler wait for their favorite Dollywood’s Splash Country attractions.
“Safety and guest excellence are the two most important measurements by which we judge our season’s success,” said Janet Dawson, Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager. “In the heat of summer, our water park may be the coolest place to be in town, but it can still get hot! For the best experience, we’re always on the lookout for ways to give guests more shade. We think we came up with some new spots that our guests truly will appreciate this season.”
The best way to experience Dollywood’s Splash Country is with your own private mountain oasis—better known at our water park as Retreats. New in 2019, guests have the opportunity to upgrade that Retreat experience with more plush amenities: four Deluxe Retreats now offer a couch, love seat, a fridge stocked with bottled water, and barstool seating overlooking the lazy river.
Another upgrade to look for this season includes even more TimeSaver H2O options. On busy days, water park guests have four ways to spend less time waiting in line. Depending on which level guests purchase, this enhanced wristband technology enables park goers to cut their wait time up to 90 percent!
One of the most anticipated rollouts at Dollywood’s Splash Country in 2019 includes a new dining option called Picnic in the Park. The innovative genius in this new option lies in the opportunity guests have to place a meal order ahead of their visit so that the food is ready when they are.
“Our guests tell us they love our food, but they’ve asked us to find ways to cut down their wait time,” Dawson explained. “With Picnic in the Park, guests can pre-order their food so it’s waiting for them to pick up! We think this will revolutionize the lunchtime experience at our park.”
Live entertainment takes center stage this season—literally! The wave pool deck hosts live bands every Saturday in July and August. Splash Bash LIVE brings artists of all genres to celebrate summer with familiar tunes. Meanwhile, Too Hot Tuesdays with Hot 104.5 will return with a live DJ and family-friendly interactive games. Guests also should mark their calendars for the American Cornhole Organization’s tournament at Dollywood’s Splash Country (June 1) and Water Safety Day in conjunction with World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (June 20).
To kick off the season, Dollywood’s Splash Country is offering Bring-A-Friend-FREE tickets for every Season Pass purchased online through Sunday, May 19. The water park is adding to that incentive with a week of Passholder appreciation offers including 50% off Retreat rentals, as well as discounted souvenir photos, food, merchandise, and a FREE one-time ride TimeSaver H2O coupon.
Dollywood’s Splash Country opens Saturday, May 18. Daily operation continues through Sunday, August 11. After that, the park shifts operations to Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends through Aug. 25. Splash Country opens one final weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with the last day being Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2). For more information about Dollywood’s Splash Country or any of The Dollywood Company properties, please visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.
Press Release provided by Dollywood
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POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton) a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
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UGLYDOLLS, featuring the star-studded voice cast of Kelly Clarkson, Pit Bull, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes and more.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
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