Back-to-school time is crazy, especially with four kids to get ready! Each year, getting my kids ready for back-to-school is such a time-consuming activity. Each of my kids has their own list of back-to-school supplies for their grade and/or teacher (it gets complicated with twins sometimes—even though they are in the same district/school, their teachers can sometimes each have a different list).
Over the summer, we spend a couple of days digging through the supplies we have at home to see what we may have left over that can be reused for the upcoming school year. Then we spend a day or two running around like mad people fulfilling the rest of those lists because even though many stores carry most of the items we need, not a single one carries every single item for all of their lists. Trust me, I've tried, even if I'm willing to spend all of my money to save time at hitting up just one store, it doesn't work.
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One thing I do love about back-to school shopping is the Charitable Giving feature cards and apps like PayPal has. PayPal makes it convenient and oh so easy to get ready for back-to-school while allowing me to support my favorite causes at the same time with the PayPal Giving Fund using the in-app donation feature. The PayPal Giving Fund gives 100% of proceeds to selected partnering charity organizations such as Let Girls Learn, YMCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As an added bonus, donations made through the PayPal Giving Fund receive a 1% match from PayPal during the Back-to-School Season (August 12–August 31, 2016). To learn more about the PayPal Giving Fund and how to donate, go to paypal.com/givenow.
PayPal makes shopping so easy. With PayPal One Touch, there is no need for Back-to-School shoppers like me to type in credit card information or re-enter usernames and passwords on every app or website where they choose to pay with PayPal. As a consumer, I simply login and am the given the choice to opt-in to “stay logged in” for the same device and browser combo, across eligible PayPal merchants. Also, when you shop with PayPal Credit for your Back-to-School shopping, you can break your payments up over time using Easy Payments with PayPal Credit, or receive more time to pay with special financing offers like No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more.
Ultimate Must-Have Back-to-School Supply List
So here's the ultimate must-have back-to-school supply list in our backpacks for elementary school:
- 1-inch Binder
- Heavy-duty plastic folders
- Student-sized pointed scissors
- Composition books (wide ruled)
- 1 box broad markers, classic colors, 8 count
- 1 box fine markers, classic colors, 8 count
- No. 2 pencils, sharpened
- Glue sticks
- 1 box crayons, 24 count
- 1 box colored pencils, 12-count, sharpened
- Anti-bacterial wipes
- Broad tip dry erase markers/dry erase eraser (or sock)
- Pencil cap erasers
- Hand sanitizer