I jumped back on the PTO bandwagon this year. Not that I ever jumped off, but I jumped onto a different one by becoming more active in our elementary school PTO for the first time. This year, I’m heading up the sales of the KidStuff Coupon Book, which is one of my favorite fundraisers for our schools. The purchase of one book gives your school $12.50. Just one book. So, let’s say that your school sells 200 books–that’s $2500 collected for your school, easy peasy!
What’s even better, is the savings you earn after purchasing a book. KidStuff Coupon books cost just $25. And with hundreds of usable coupons inside, using it just a few times will guarantee your money back on the book. Example:
Between sneakers, socks, sports items for the kids teams and clothing for gifts, last year I easily used all 4 of my DICK’S Sporting Goods coupons: 2 for $15 off your purchase of $75 or more and 2 for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. (I also used all 4 to Modell’s, 2 ULTA coupons, 2 Olly coupons and many, many more.) The DICK’S coupons alone saved our family $50 on purchases that we already would have made. That more than paid for the book.
Our family purchases two KidStuff coupon books each year and keeps one book in each car so that anytime we’re about to run into a store, I check the coupons before going in. I’m not a couponer. I don’t collect them. I don’t pour over weekly inserts and mailers. These are, practically, the only coupons I use. But I use them because they’re neatly in my car door, right where I know I’ll find them.
What’s more, and, go ahead, feel free to laugh, my kids love reading the books. Yep. When we’re in traffic or waiting in a pick-up line, the kids will grab the books and leaf through. And you know how little ones love to attempt to read? Because they’re familiar with logos, they’re able to “read” the coupon books. So, when we pull up to Toys R Us, or another store listed in the coupon book, my daughter is sure to shout out “hey mom! There’s a coupon in the KidStuff book!” (I am not kidding. It happens all the time.)
KidStuff has books available in 12 states (OH, TX, NH, PA, NJ, NY, CT, MA, MN, IL, MD, DE) so check to see if your region has representation. If your school isn’t doing the fundraiser, contact them for more information. And if you’d just like to purchase a book, please send me an email and I’ll order a book for you, to benefit my kids’ schools.
Nope. Not a sponsored post. I actually started writing a different post and then segued here. Imagine that. I digressed.
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