Happy June first, few days from now our kids will be back to school. Most of us are busy and dealing with a lot of stress. But as a parent we will do anything for our kids. We want to give them the best education and the best thing in the world.
As a mom, I need to be wise in spending our money as much as possible I have to stick on our budget but I have to admit that there are times that I overspend our budget. Now a days raising a school kid is not easy, tuition fees and books is so expensive. Imagine my Little Kulit books and notebooks cost Php 7000 it triples the price when he was in advance casa. What more the tuition fee, buti na lang no increase this year. But since he will be grade one, iba na uniform niya I need to order new set of uniforms for him with new set of PE uniform also.
To be able to budget his needs for this school year as early as March after his graduation I am saving na, and I took advantage mall sales to be able to score discounted items but in good quality. And as a practical mom, every pay day I buy his stuffs na, I don’t buy isahan lang para it will not cost me too much. And as much as possible buy items that it has a good quality and will last long compare to buy cheap sales then after three months you will buy again.
First week of April, I was able to purchase his new black shoes and rubber shoes. CHICCO is his favorite brand this one really last long for years His lolo’s request is to buy the rubber sole since he is in the stage who loves to run, for his rubber he choose the TRANSFORMER brand his current favorite character. He choose Bumblebee 🙂
Next payday, we bought his sando, brief, socks and his baunan.
We bought this biokeeps for his baunan, compare to the character one na madali masira.
I will buy another tumbler for him na lang since he is not drinking the tetra pack drinks, water lang talaga baon niya
Since he is now into transformers, he asked me to buy this pencil case for him which is not expensive naman with 15% discount pa. And another tip lovely mommies, check your items muna before buying you can save a lot din. From the party loot bags they get, from our sponsors, mga gifts.
We are supposed to buy his schools supplies last week, but his lola refused to enter National bookstore daig pa blockbuster movie ang line. I told her to buy na lang on weekdays konti lang naman, since some supplies we still have stocks.
How about you lovely mommies, are you done na with your shopping
wew! back to school na naman oh. Good luck Kulit! :*
i totally agree with your money saving tip…. to buy stuffs every payday. sakit sa bulsa if we buy everything in one shopping. If i have extra time, I do check out school supplies in Divisoria, sayang din yung mase save. Good luck sa new schoolyear ng iyong baby kulit 🙂
Thanks 🙂 siguro pag madami n ako baby mag divisoria na ako he he he
I’m not yet ready this school year mukhang cramming ako sa weekend sa pagbalot ng books. hehehe! Like you, I don’t buy ng isahan lang so March pa lang namimili na ko ng ibang needs.
hirap kasi pag sabay sabay baka maloka ako sa gastos ha ha ha
thankfully, as my daughter attends a school by the church (St. Joseph’s Academy), then we don’t really have to buy anything more because it’s already part of the tuition fee… I think it’s the perks of them not having to pay taxes, they give a little back to the parents.. All I’ve been buying for two years now are plastic covers and uniform and now, I need to buy her new rubber shoes cause her older ones are quite small for her feet now 🙂
I just hope that she can cope up with the grades requirement, because I can remember the thousands that we used to spend when buying new school stuff at my day hahaha
Buying bit by bit is nice, hindi masakit sa bulsa. Thanks for the tip Mommy Anna. As homeschoolers, we do our shopping anytime. 😉
🙂 yan iniiwasan ko isahan sa mahal ng tuition nila
Ihihi. Surely the little Kulit is excited with school. Got new shoes and everything else is new. Ihihi. Even the mommy sounds too excited for her darling.
yah mas excited pa ata ako kasi I cannot imagine I have grade one na 🙂
We mostly by stuff from my daughter’s school except for bags and shoes. So far, my daughter’s bag which we bought last January is still in great shape. We only need new socks for this school year. 🙂
Going back to school is stressful, not only in terms of money for tuition fee and school supplies, but for us moms the burden of waking up so early in the morning to prepare our kids baon for school and their breakfast. My son went back to school yesterday, and I’m already so tired now. Lol!
yes sis correct hirap gisingin sa umaga hirap patulugin sa gabi
Wow P7000 just for the books and notebooks?! Boy am I glad the cost of living in Davao City is still a lot cheaper!
yes sis kahit ako naloka 7000, I heard sa ibang schools umaabot ng 8500-9k kaya ang bigat ng gamit nila
hayy oo sinabi mo pa. I just came from my bff’s house and she just told me her kids’ books cost 15K.
sobra wah kaloka, in homeschool ba you need to purchase books din ba
Great finds! This reminds me that i have to get my son’s baon bag fixed as the strap is broken already. In his school, they have to use the prescribed bag. Sayang tuloy those baon bags we get from parties hehe.
may required bag? dami dapat gawin before the school start
Still a long time before we start with the school stuff although I agree with you na better if bit by bit ying bili and not in bulk.
yah hirap if sabay sabay bilihan
We’ve bought most of what they need. Still need to buy but just for extras. Great that you got plenty of deals on the stuff you bought. We also got a deal on my eldest son’s white shirts, my daughter’s bras and my youngest’s school bag.
yes sis, i really took advantage of sales ang mahal ng books and tuition kasi and marami pa gastos for sure
I remember the smell of brand new stuff during school season. I’m always excited for June because my mom and I used to shop and cover my new notebooks! And now I’m doing the same thing with my son!
same here 🙂
7k? How much more if you have twins? Goodluck to me! But it seems so fun buying the stuff for your kid ano? For sure I’ll be the one who will be excited if my twins will start schooling na.
yes sis 7k now a days, but when he was in pre school around 2500-2800 only kaya imagine the price double now at the same time ang bigat ng things niya
The Chicco shoes look sturdy, good you got them at a discount!