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Tips for affordable back to school shopping

A difficult process awaits parents with shrinking school uniforms, increasing stationery needs every year, supplementary book expenses, and worn-out bags and shoes. So, is it possible to meet all these needs in an affordable way without sacrificing quality? We have compiled the tips for you…

Prepare a list of needs with your child.

Whatever the concept of shopping, it is always advantageous to start with a pre-prepared list. Especially if the shopping in question is for children, it would be beneficial for you to create a list so that you can buy all the necessities without getting distracted. Because children may want to buy everything they like, even if they do not need it during shopping. This may cause you to get confused and use your budget in the wrong places. A list that you will prepare by talking to your child before going shopping will help your child develop a sense of responsibility and protect your budget.


A new hero may become fashionable among children every year, and they may want to have a picture of this hero on all school items that season. We recommend that items such as school bags, shoes or clothes that you want your child to use for many years do not contain hero figures. Because they may not want to use it the next year, saying “it is out of fashion”. Instead, it would be appropriate to reach an agreement with your child that he can choose the hero figure he wants in products suitable for single-season use, such as notebooks, erasers and file holders.


When you go cheap to complete the items on your list of needs, you may actually seem to make a profit in the short term. However, items that your child will use regularly, such as school bags and glasses, can wear out very quickly and if they are made of non-durable materials, they may become unusable in a few months. Therefore, you may have to incur expenses again. Choosing quality items that can be used for years may put a strain on your budget, but it will be more advantageous in the long run.


The beauty of the external appearance of school equipment can often be deceiving for parents. But for your child’s health, you need to examine the label first. In this sense, it is important that the product is produced without the use of harmful chemicals and has a CE certificate. Check the type numbers on plastic products, especially those that will come into contact with food. We recommend that you make sure that this number in the middle of the triangle symbol is 5. This product, abbreviated as PP, is considered the safest type of plastic.


Nowadays in many shops and supermarkets “back to school” campaigns are organized. In these campaigns, you can buy many quality products at below market prices. Before you start school shopping, we recommend you visit the markets or do a short price research on the internet. In this way, you can buy many quality products in a very affordable way.

Before your school shopping, don’t forget to participate in Maximum Back to School MaxiPoints campaigns!

By participating in back-to-school campaigns from İşCep and Maximum Mobile until September 30, you will receive 400 TL MaxiPoints for your school purchases with Maximum Card from Maximum contracted workplaces of clothing, clothing accessories, shoes, stationery and optical sectors and selected electronic retail companies, and 400 TL MaxiPoints for your school purchases from Maximum contracted markets. The opportunity to earn 600 TL MaxiPoints and up to 1,000 TL in total is waiting for you! Additional conditions and detailed information are on İşCep and Maximum Mobile.

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