Back to School shopping is incredibly expensive for parents. Last year, Tes News revealed that parents spend an average of £244 per child on school essentials in the new year. While it’s no secret that shopping for September comes at an eye watering price, it doesn’t have to be this way.

With this in mind, here are three ways parents can save money on back to school products with the money-saving app, PIWoP.

Avoid Buying Unnecessary Items

You wouldn’t replace your children’s shoes unnecessarily at any other time of the year, so why do this at the start of every school year. According to The Mirror, parents spend £36.50 on new school shoes every school year to avoid being seen as the ‘bad parent’. However, the reality is buying your child new shoes when they don’t need them is a waste of money. Instead, you should save the money you normally spend on shoe shopping and put it towards your savings instead!

Avoid Uniform Shops

Many parents are quick to head to the local uniform shop to stock up on expensive school wear without considering the overall cost. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks to discounted uniforms at local supermarkets, parents are able to buy quality items at a fraction of alternative prices.

Price Tracking Tool

When it comes to finding the best deals on back to school supplies, using a price tracker app can be a great way to find the supplies you want as a price you want to pay. By using a price tracking tool, you will be able to track the price of your chosen item and receive alerts once it’s been reduced.

At PIWoP, we provide an expert price alert service to ensure you never miss out on low prices again. Our price drop alert tool tracks the price of school shoes, uniforms and even stationary to ensure you pay the price you want. If you would like more information about our price drop app, get in touch with our team or visit our How It Works page today.