Elliott has been saving his money carefully over the last few weeks. He had been saving most of his money for a 3DS, but when he saw all the Scholastic book sales this month and last month he decided to wait a while on the 3DS. He had a really long list of books that he wanted, so he saved every penny he could, and even did a few extra chores to make extra money.
Since we have a homeschool account (it's
really easy to sign up for one if you are a homeschooler!), we get the
same bonus points and teacher opportunities that any other teachers
get. That means we get a lot of free books with our regular orders.
The back to school sales have historically always been some of the best
of the year, and this year is no different. The bonus points go really
high if you end up with a fairly large order. Plus there are coupons
for free books for the class, and a free 10 pack of books for the
I told Elliott that he could use all
the bonus points he earned on his own order on whatever books he wants,
and I wouldn't give him a hard time, even if I think the books he picks out
are overpriced. Haha. He was pretty excited about that, because
apparently I tend to tell him he could use his money better elsewhere.
If your kids go to public or private school and get
Scholastic book orders right now is a fantastic time to order books.
The teachers will get more bonus points than at any other time of year,
and they can use them to build their classroom library or get other nice
things for their classroom. Plus there are more $1 and $2 books in the
back to school flyers, and more great deals on larger packs.
We just placed our first order of the school year (most of the stuff was Elliott's, but we actually did have a friend who ordered stuff for her kids this time, too, plus I ordered a few things for gifts and for the giveaway I hosted recently). We ended up spending about $2 on each book on average. We also ended up with a lot of great freebies, like free book coupons, posters and stickers, along with enough bonus points to get over $300 worth of books free on future orders!
love Scholastic book orders because they have such a great variety of
books, and most the time have reasonable prices. We literally have
hundreds and hundreds of books that we have bought from Scholastic over
the years, and many of them are among Elliott's favorites.