Monday, October 15, 2007

another benefit of having kids

If you haven't guessed by now we're giving each weekday on freshly baked a specific theme. Thursday is thankful thursday, Friday is food for thought friday, and now we bring you mompreneur monday. Monday's posts will feature websites, tips, stories--anything we think might be helpful for moms like us trying to make their business successful while at the same time balancing the budget and the family. Now, we don't claim to be experts. In fact we still have a lot to learn, but we're happy to share what we know and hope you will do the same. If you know of some great resources for mompreneurs and women business owners in general, please email us so we can include them in a future post. We're all in this together!

Besides being great tax deductions I'm going to tell you about another way your kids can save you money. Today I'd like to share a site I came across while searching for a better price on those not-so-cheap Pantone books used in graphic and other design. Academic Superstore is a website where you can purchase everything from hardware and software to books and teaching aids at a discount. As many of you know, academic discounts usually require a current college ID or other proof of college attendance. But at Academic Superstore if you're a student or parent of a student attending classes from kindergarten to college--yes, I said kindergarten--you can buy most of the products on the site at the academic discount. All I needed to purchase our Pantone Color Bridge at about half the retail price was a copy of my third-grader's most recent report card. For those of us on a tight business budget, this is a pretty cool site! (Just be sure and ready any and all restrictions or guidelines because some manufacturers require full-time enrollment.)

I love a good deal and Academic Superstore has thousands of them. Hey, it's about time those kids started earning their keep--saving you money is a great way to do so! (Kind of sad when academic discounts on software excite me but what can I say?) Just be sure and check out their Bargain Bin for extra savings! --Emily

1 comment:

Anna G. said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that another great place to get those Pantone cards at a discount, as well as student software and hardware is Yay discounts!