Back-To-School – 5 UNDER $1.00

Transitioning back to school after the summer can be stressful for everyone, including your wallet. Keeping everyone in good spirits and your budget on track can be a challenge. These 5 awesome tips, buys, and freebies can help you start the new school year right, and all under $1!

1. Spend half on the basics!

For the basics such as binders, paper, pencils, scissors, dividers, and even those “donate-to-the-class” items such as wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizer, most school commodities on your list can be found at the dollar tree. It’s easy to stock up for only a buck, on supplies for the entire school year.

Back to school under $5
Check out more creative ideas here!

2. Cheer up the Kiddos – No more 1st week blues…

FREE!  Help soothe nerves and jitters by tucking in a picture of parents, the family dog or even a handwritten note. These free downloadable printables are great personalized ways to speak to your kids when you can’t be by their side. For an added touch, attach the child’s favorite sugarless candy with the note for an extra sweet message!

Free Printables Lunchbox Notes

Find this printable HERE!

3. Plan out weekly meals

Under $1: By looking at the food list in advance, you can avoid grabbing prepackaged lunch packs and opt for a much healthier and more budget-friendly alternative. Even better than store-bought with each kid’s unique tastes and special dietary needs in mind.


Learn easy ways to create your own “Lunchables”.

4. DIY Crafty Pencil Cases, Coin Purse, and Bags.

Under $1: Have fun with the kiddos making super cute DIY Pencil cases, coin purses and even handbags for all your school-age kiddos! Start here and find so many fun, back-to-school inspirations on Pinterest too.

DIY Pencil Cases

Follow these video directions to make your own Kawaii Candy Pencil Cases

5. Old t-shirt – New t-shirt !

Under $1: Custom t-shirts. Let the kids pick their own designs and express their own unique style. Easy with Freezer paper and paint. Spruce up a boring old t-shirt with a new look. Try your kid’s initials in a fancy font, or their favorite pet, or swirly design. There are endless possibilities. Follow the link below to create a gift that will deserve an A+!

Custom Tshirts under a $1

Click here for step-by-step directions!

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1 Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum pledge amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Refinancing is not available for Mississippi or Tennessee Pledge products. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.

Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry and motor vehicle appraisal. Must present valid government issued ID. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Loan/LOC/Pawn amounts vary by states and product. LOC customers are subject to a periodic collateral review to maintain credit limit. Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in Missouri, Nevada, some Texas locations, and Utah.

2 Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Unsecured loan amounts and products not available in all stores/states. Max loan amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Loans above $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ) require two consecutive pay stubs showing direct deposit. In-Store: Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. Bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within the last 45 days), proof of residency, a voided check, and a valid government-issued ID to apply. In AZ, a valid AZ motor vehicle registration in your name is also required. Min $601 in SC. Without SSN or ITIN, max loan amount is $300. Online: If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, please visit us in store to apply. Additional items required for eligibility, including: a valid and active email address and telephone number, a valid SSN, and proof of residency for the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, DE, KS, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX, UT or WI). Min $610 in SC. Certain other terms and conditions may apply.

– California, Illinois and Virginia Residents: TitleMax® no longer originates new loans in CA, IL or VA, but continues to service existing loans.

– Please see our California Resident Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy: Submit a Verified Consumer Request to understand what information we collect, disclose, or sell, to request that we delete your information, and/or opt out of selling by clicking Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

– In Georgia, TitleMax offers Title Pawns.

– New Mexico Consumers: please see important New Mexico Consumer Information and Disclosures.

– In Nevada, title loans should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any title loan transaction. Ability to repay analysis with income documentation required.

– In Tennessee, TitleMax offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation.

– TitleMax of Texas, Inc. and TitleMax Online of Texas, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax acts as Credit Services Organizations to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third-party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees. TitleMax does not offer pawn loans or pawn transactions in Texas.

– TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.

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