As we soak up the last remaining weeks of summer, a lot of us are preparing for back to school. From parents sending their kids to elementary school, to college students traveling back to their college town, school is almost back in session and that means so is back to school shopping. It can be easy for parents to overspend when buying their children school supplies, and those college books alone will set you back quite a bit.

Here at Westport Federal Credit Union, we want to help you save money when it comes to back to school shopping. Here are just a few tips that we recommend before you start your shopping.

  1. Research online: Shopping online will allow you to compare prices of books and other school supplies from the comfort of your own home.
  2. Make a list of what you already have: Rule out anything you may have forgotten you have and don’t need doubles of.
  3. Use your student discount: When it comes to buying electronics, many companies offer student discounts when given proof of ID. Take advantage of your resources at hand!
  4. Use your smartphone: Download an app to scan bar codes and find the best price for the product at nearby stores.

After all is said and done, if you still find your bills to be excessive, Westport Federal Credit Union has you covered. Apply for our Whatevah Loan to help you with “whatevah” you may need from books to clothes to electronics.  In need of some new wheels for back to school? Apply for an auto loan. Our rates start as low as 3.04%! Stop on in to one of our locations or call us today at 508.679.0197 to speak to a loan officer.

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