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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  • * Maximum loan amount in Illinois is $4,000. Maximum loan amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies and accepts both the Pledge and Line of Credit. Minimum loan amount in California is $2,600.
  • ** Car title loans may require a credit check in California. Motorcycle title loan and pawn approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements including a vehicle evaluation and a credit check.
  • *** To be approved for a title loan or pawn, you must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval subject to vehicle inspection, appraisal, and, if applicable, a credit check.
  • † Proof of income is required in Illinois, Nevada, some Texas locations, and California. In California you are also required to provide proof of residency, and a valid vehicle registration to obtain a loan.
  • ‡ Signature and personal loans are offered by an affiliate of TitleMax® and are currently only available in Florida. Account approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry, and, if applicable, motor vehicle appraisal.
  • § Refinancing of a competitor’s title loan is not available in Mississippi or Virginia. In Illinois, you are required to have reduced your original principal balance by 20% before refinancing. TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.
  • - TitleMax of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a TitleMax is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, license number VTL-11.
  • - In Texas, TitleMax® acts as a Credit Services Organization 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.
  • - In GA, TitleMax® offers Title Pawns.
  • - In CA, Loans are made by TitleMax of California, Inc., California Finance Lenders Law License No. 603K014.