Believe it or not, the summer is winding down and school will be starting up before too long. Here’s some information to help you make the most of the rest of the summer and prepare for the upcoming school days. (On the cheap, of course.)
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Squeeze in some more summer fun
20+ free and cheap things for kids to do this summer around Charlotte: Roller skating, bowling, arts and cultural activities, or maybe swimming at the Ramsey Creek Beech. There’s probably something on this list you haven’t gotten around to this summer.
Free days at Charlotte museums: The summer is the perfect time to check out a new museum. This list of free museum days is comprehensive. So comprehensive that there are probably museums on it that you’ve never heard of before.
10 frugal family day trips: You don’t have to drive too far from Charlotte before you can pan for gold or search a creek for emeralds, ride North Carolina’s only double decker carousel or get to be friends with alpacas.
Save money on school supplies
This week’s best school supply deals: Each week this list is being updated to reflect which store is offering 25 cent notebooks or 15 cent folders. Play your cards right and you can save a ton. Click here to see this week’s deals.
Fall Consignment Sales
Charlotte Fall Consignment Sales: Save money on school clothes by shopping kids’ clothing consignment sales. There are a lot of them and they start up in July.
Back to School Celebrations
Here’s a growing (so keep checking back!) list of back to school events. Make sure to follow the links. Many are more than just a good time, and include free backpacks, free school supplies, free haircuts and more.