Homeschool supplies can add up fast if you want extra items like games, speciality themed toys for a unit, etc. To help reduce the cost of homeschooling, I am always on the lookout for a good deal. Here are my top three places I go to find discounted or cheaper items to fill my homeschool.
- Target Bullseye Playground: My family are huge target fans and we love their Bullseye Playground. I find puzzles, speciality platters, books, toys, etc in there for less than five dollars. Many of the items are only one or three dollars. Recently I found building manipulative pieces for one dollar and a United States platter for five dollars. The selection changes frequently. On occasion Bullseye Playground items can be found at target.com and bought in larger quantities.
- Thriftbooks.com: School books, read aloud books, and reference books can add up fast. It’s why I like to go to thriftbooks.com first before buying any books and see if I can order the books secondhand for a discounted price. Thriftbooks has a loyalty program and has coupons frequently. Their loyalty program is also fantastic and gives you the ability to earn a free book.
- Amazon Warehouse: When shopping on Amazon, I always check to see if they have the item used for a discounted price. I have been able to score books for less than five dollars, games for a discount, play dough sets for a cheaper price, etc. Amazon will also let you know the condition of the item and you will know if it is a good fit for your family.
What places do you shop at to help reduce your homeschool costs? Have you used any of the places above to help reduce the cost?