How to Get Cash for Last Year's School Supplies

Back to School Shopping

There are tons of coupons and deals available for Back to School Shopping, and plenty of other tips and tricks to save on school supplies, new clothing, laptops and more.

But here's something you may not have tried: trading in gently used school supplies or clothing for store credit or even cash. This is an eco-friendly way to upgrade your kids' supplies without going over budget.

Wondering which stores offer credit towards recycled school supplies?

  • Staples will recycle items such as ink cartridges, computers, calculators, eReaders, keyboards, printers and tablets and reward you with a Staples eCash card.
  • At Office Depot and OfficeMax, recycle your ink and toner cartridges and earn redeemable points towards future purchases.
  • TerraCycle.com lets you send in items such as binders, writing utensils, glue sticks, scissors and more for points that can be redeemed for cash.
  • Recycle old computers and printers at HP.com for an HP gift card.

Try local consignment shops or any of these online stores to trade in gently worn clothing:

Let us know about your favorite way to save on Back to School shopping!

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