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Savings Made Sweet By Heather Brickell

Windsor PREPARATORY ACADEMY

A Tuition-free Charter School located in Pinellas County. 5175 45th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33714

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Ways to Save Big

I am sure that many of you, like my family, are searching for ways to save some extra money! Here are a few easy ways to save money: • Have a movie night at home: If you have been to the movies recently, you know that it can get rather expensive. Add on the soda and popcorn and you will have spent $50 before you even know it. Rent a movie • Build a stockpile of items: This tip goes from your local Redbox Kiosk for $1, and hand-in-hand with couponing. When you pop some popcorn for the family for a fun favorite toothpaste or pasta sauce is on sale at movie night in. the store and you can get it for a great price, stock up! If you have a stockpile of items on • Negotiate Credit Card Interest rates: hand, you will cut your costs significantly. Did you know that many companies will You will be able to shop from your own actually lower your interest rates if you just stockpile instead of having to make a trip to call them and ask them to do so? It is easier for them to lower your rates than to lose you the store. as a customer. • Have a staycation instead of a vacation: Now I know that for many of us, vacation is • Save on prescription drugs by choosing the one time of the year that we look forward generic: Did you know that many of the to getting away from it all and relaxing. medications that your doctor prescribes This year, to save money, why not see what can actually be obtained in generic form? activities and places of interest there are Generic medications can save Generic in your own backyard? This alone could medications can save you as much as 50%! save you hundreds of dollars if you plan in Also, don’t forget that many stores will offer you a gift card to their store with a new advance! or transferred prescription. • Carpool if at all possible: I don’t have to tell you that the price of gas right now is • Never pay full price for anything! From insane! Why not see if you can carpool with clothing to appliances and everything ina couple of co-workers to help cut gas costs between, make sure to check and see if or see if you can carpool with a couple of there is a discount available. moms for school activities? • Use coupons at the grocery store: Even if you are not an extreme couponer , you can start by using a few coupons here and there on your favorite products. You will quickly see how much that you can save by using coupons! You will be amazed at your savings within just one month’s time!

• Sell old items to make some extra cash: Look around your house to see what items that you no longer use and sell them on Ebay for some extra cash! Those old video games or pair of designer jeans may actually be worth something! You could also have a yard sale or take your gently used items to a local consignment store. • Make your own Coffee at home: Okay, this is one that I have to admit is my weakness! I love my Starbucks coffee, but as you well know, it can get rather expensive. That extra few dollars that you spend each week on coffee can add up after a year’s time!

16 • July 2015

Now accepting applications for Fall for students in EC3, VPK and K-8th grade Visit www.windsorprep.org to apply now

Windsor Prep features:

• PBL-Project Based Learning w/ Technology Focus • Tuition Free • Before and After care • After School Enrichment Program

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Full Court Gym Parent Involvement Art/Music/PE/Spanish Uniforms

Visit our website for tour information and Discovery Dates. www.windsorprep.org

Big Dreams. One Small School.

We offer a small school environment , serving students in elementary grades.

Windsor Prep features: • • • •

PBL-Project Based Learning iPads/ iPods Before and After care After School Enrichment Program

Visit our website for our tour

Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper information, Parent Meeting

and Discovery Dates.

www.windsorprep.org

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