Friday, August 1, 2014

How I Saved $100 At Lakeshore

Alright friends. If you know me, you know that I love shopping. If you know me well, you know that I'm secretly kind of a cheapskate. An interesting combination of my parents. I live in a constant struggle of hating to spend money and spending it like a lunatic. But when I DO spend it, I always always always wait for the perfect moment.

Disclaimer: Ignore my hot mess living room in the background of pictures. It's my storage unit for all my classroom things while my school is being remodeled.

Primary Set: SALE for $15.19
Orange & Purple: $4.99 each

Privacy Partitions (set of 10): DOORBUSTER for $16.99
Ten-Frame Set: 4-pack for $19.99

Classroom Carry-All: SALE for $15.99
Sound Phones (set of 10): DOORBUSTER for $29.99

Now, who here uses coupons? Probably all of you (and if not, you need to get on it). I used to do that, get a coupon for $15 off of $30 at Express and buy a cute top or something. Until I got smart. I started working retail and saw these women coming into the store and getting CRAZY deals! Because they doubled up.

Well, people. I quadrupled up. At Lakeshore Learning. The Holy Grail of Teacher Supplies; the best stuff on the market (and one of the most expensive!). Don't worry, though. I'm sharing my tips with you:

To opt in and start receiving messages, you can sign up at your local Lakeshore store or here online. The image here shows some of the past offers I've received. For this shopping trip, I had a 20% coupon that I used on giant magnetic ten-frames. I can't wait to use these in math this year!

You absolutely have to get their e-mails. I know getting tons is annoying, but how else would I have scored BOGO Half Off? Helllllo unifix cubes and a math game!

As you might have noticed above, I purchased a lot of their doorbuster items. Any of the links above that say DOORBUSTER will take there :)

The coveted coupon. You can't use it on door busters or for sale items, but you can use it on anything full priced! I used mine on a math game (listed below).

Who doesn't love FREE?! I already have my planner for next year, but my mom is going to use this one.

A few of the deals are only for Teacher Club Members, but it's free to sign up for so DO IT! They also offer special discounts all year for Teacher Club Members. Here's the scoop on how to sign up.

Several of the items I purchased were things already on sale! I couldn't use my coupons for them but still! Here's the other things I got (I don't have pictures for you because they weren't in stock at the store so they ordered them for me!):

Time Math Discovery Can

Addition/Subtraction Math Discovery Can

Geometry Math Discovery Can

Place Value Math Discovery Can (2nd Grade)

^I love these games. I have the place value one for first grade already & am obsessed! I went on ahead and got the 2nd grade version for my high kiddos.

Hope these tips helped you! Happy Shopping!

Also, I didn't receive anything from Lakeshore to advertise their sale - just wanted to share ways to save!

post signature

1 comment:

  1. Super impressed with your graphics here, Shelby! Did you make them yourself?! I loveee!