I have three boys that I will be homeschooling so part of my choice will stem from an economic standpoint. Each year our curriculum needs to be used for the next child. That is the first way that I save on curriculum. They all three need to be able to use the curriculum unless one needs to switch due to a conflict. If a subject is not working for a particular child, then I will gladly switch it for another company.
Some of the larger companies offer a bundle of subjects for a price. Then the electives are offered individually. For me, this was very pricey and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get my entire selection at one place. I also did not want to exceed my budget that I had set for my purchase.
As I researched companies at this year’s convention I kept my future goals in mind and also held my list in my hand. This would help me to not stray in my decision making. As I began to speak to different representatives about their curriculum I realized that with the larger companies my attention was straying as they were explaining the various attributes of their product. All I could think of was the price. I wanted to make sure that if I paid that much money I would have no problem teaching the subject.
Ask For The Discount
I continued to shop for my 2014 curriculum, and at the same time keeping in mind that I wanted something simple, within my budget, and teachable. My purchase needed to be handpicked by me and my husband for each subject.
Individual companies were my choice to buy curriculum. I was able to ask my questions, obtain one on one time with a rep and ask questions. When I was ready to make my purchase I asked if they offered any discount for paying cash or for conference attendees. Some did and some did not.
A few of them did give me an additional percentage off of the price. I did not save a whole lot of money but I did save. It was definitely worth it to think about my purchase, use cash, and talk to the reps requesting a discount. My questions were answered and a camaraderie was created. Isn’t that how we always save money? Next year I will go to the same company and maybe call before conference to let them know I may be purchasing from them.
For a fair price I was able to purchase my entire Reading/Phonics, Math, Spanish, History and Science.
How do you save money on your homeschool curriculum? Do you buy from a stranger on the internet or establish a relationship with a representative?
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