Back-to-school shopping is an exhausting and expensive adventure. From the cost of school supplies, backpacks, and new clothes, to the cost of sports and school activities, every family’s budget deserves a break. What better way to celebrate the completion of back-to-school shopping (until notebooks fill up, pencils break and pens go missing) than leaving the post-shopping dinner cleanup to someone else!

Jan Leasure, of Jan’s Super Saver Survival, has great advice for hungry back-to-school shoppers:

          “Back to School and the smell of chalk, crayons and fall are in the air! As a mom
and former teacher, I know that nothing beats the excitement of a new school year,
discount school supplies and family camaraderie! But what’s in it for me? Shopping
for school supplies at a discount is rewarding, but exhausting! I reward myself by
going directly from shopping for school supplies to a local restaurant where I treat
myself and my school supply shoppers to a great dinner at a discount by slapping
down my Restaurant.com gift certificate! This year’s school supply dinner rewarded
my crew AND me with dinner and a glass of wine (for me) at more than 50 percent
off at the Last Chance Saloon in Grayslake, Ill.! Thank you, Restaurant.com and
Last Chance Saloon!”

To read more of Jan’s super saver tips on how to cut the cost of school supplies, click here.