Get the back-to-school deals

For many this month, school has either just begun or is right around the corner. School supplies, including books and computers, can be expensive. For example, what if you Linear Algebra class requires a pricey graphing calculator or if your laptop just crashed and may not be worth the cost of repair?

Luckily, retailers understand the needs of college and high school students and plan their back-to-school sales to help get you into the buying mood. Be sure to check out Amazon, Staples, Office Depot, Target and other big stores to get the best deals on the things you need.

Of course, shopping online is becoming the preferred option for many, especially if free shipping is included. Be sure you scour the Internet for deals. Also, some companies will match their competitor’s deals. What does this mean? For example, if Staples offers a sale for a TI-84 Graphing Calculator below its regular price with a coupon, Target will match that offer if you bring the coupon in its store.

Shoppers can earn an additional benefit if you’re using your Travis Credit Union Platinum Visa credit card to pay for school supplies. Enroll in our new MyTravis Rewards program and you’ll earn 1.5 points for every dollar you spend on your TCU Platinum Visa credit card. You can use your points to pay for travel, merchandise and other things. Visit www.traviscu.org/MyTravisRewards for details.

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