3 Ways to save on Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school, means two things the end of summer and time to fork out the cash for your children’s school supplies. Here are three ways to save big on school supplies:

Microsoft is offering students a free Xbox 360 when you purchase a new Windows PC for $699 or more. Or, if you’re worried that your kid will spend more time using the Xbox than the PC, students can also get the latest version of Windows 7 for $64.95 (regular price: $199.99).

With a valid .edu email address, students can save 15 to 20 percent on phone plans from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

For one-stop discount shopping, check out the Academic Superstore. You’ll find deals on just about everything — from laptops, tablets and other hardware to all of the software and accessories that go along with them. Get backpacks, dorm furniture and some books, too. Educational products for teachers are also included on the site.