I admit it–I've already started my holiday shopping. I love giving books to kids, and with two baby nephews, I'm excited to share some of our family's favorite books with them. I usually shop on Amazon (using Swagbucks when I can), but I found a great way to save BIG. I'm shopping through my kids' Scholastic Book Orders online.
If you have a child in preschool through elementary, ask your teacher for the code you need to access book ordering online, or you can search for your teacher and school online. When you order online, instead of through the paper fliers that come home, your class earns a FREE book with each order you place. Plus, Scholastic orders some incentives for you, too. Last month, I earned a $5 coupon with my order, which I'll use when I order these holiday gifts.
The inventory changes monthly, but I find it so helpful that you can filter by age range, price, and other categories. Plus, you can shop from all fliers, not just the one for your child's grade. I like picking up the $1 books for birthday gifts and donations.
I looked up a few of the titles on my list for this holiday season. The paperback version of Corduroy is $6.99 at Amazon and qualifies for the 4-for-3 promotion, which would make it about $5.24 if I bought four books the same price:
At Scholastic Online, however, the same book is only $3.99. Plus, when I place an online order my child's teacher gets a FREE book for the classroom and I'll earn another $5 coupon for my next order:
What a huge price difference! Why spend more per book when you don't have to! Plus, I'm not charged shipping or tax when I order through Scholastic; the books are shipped to my child's teacher. I did email the teacher to let her know not to hand over the books to my child; I picked them up in the office instead.
Have you ordered online from Scholastic? I'm prepping my holiday order right now and can't wait to see what comes up in November.