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Back to School Savings Idea

Summer is by far my favorite season.  Long, leisurely days, paper white butterflies dancing around our lavender, long evenings where the sun doesn’t want to set and instead glows golden around tables with friends as we talk, eat, sip and all the children play in the pool, dipping in and out.  To this day, even as a mom, my heart clenches when I see ‘Back to School’ commercials–I am not even going back to school.  Yet my daughter is excited, she is starting a new school this year, and what we see as a new chapter in her life.
Our family is on a budget, as many families are.  As our daughter makes the big transition from elementary school to middle school, we have a shopping list for school that is different than times in the past, more specific and defined, it seems to us.   Andrew and I always try to get creative with our family and saving money, it allows us to do more when we get smart about it, which is why I wanted to share this about American Express.  Something American Express does already allow for us to save money, seamlessly.  As we prepare our daughter for school, attend orientations and meetings, and find the right supplies, we discovered Amex Offers – a way to save at our favorite stores without needing coupons or codes. 

For instance, here is one real example:  If you spend $75 at Whole Foods with your Amex, you get $10 instantly.  


They find offers that fit you based on where you have shopped, so it’s kind of “tailored to you,” in a way even based on where you are near as you are out and about, and then you save money on your next Card Member statement.  Money you can use for seasonal needs, like Back to School items.

So, you can find all the offers online to see what there is before you shop.  Log into the Amex Offers site with your account ID and click “Amex Offers For You” to browse available offers. Click ‘Save Offer’ to save it to your account.  No clipping coupons or remembering codes, it’s just easy.  Plus, there are tons of offers available to suit whatever you already like.  Actually, card members have saved over $90 million with Amex Offers.

With all of this said, please be very careful with credit card purchases.  Log in and find your deals that truly suit your family’s needs and will actually save you money.  Have a budget, and use it wisely.  One of the best things we have ever done for our family was to take the Dave Ramsey class, and we were shocked by how much money we could use to pay off debt, and then save when we were careful, and mindful–to the penny with our monthly purchases.  Being careful with our money and budgeting and sticking to it relentlessly, has meant on the same budget I can stay home with my kids, something worth more than any monetary value to me.   I share these Amex deals to point your family towards true savings, not to encourage reckless credit card us. Please be wise and enjoy!
You can be walking around and alerted of nearby savings tailored to you, pretty cool!

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