3 Tips to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Read these 3 tips to make sure you are saving all the money you can when buying from Teachers Pay Teachers.

If you're like me, you spend some moolah on TpT pretty regularly!  Let's make sure you're saving as much money as you can on your purchases.  Plus, you make it to the end of this post you can enter an awesome giveaway for a $25 TpT gift card!

One of the BEST ways to get free stuff on TpT is by leaving feedback!  It's so easy to do!  After you provide feedback, you'll get TpT credits to use towards any future purchases.  20 credits= $1 and you get 1 credit per dollar spent.  Believe me, it adds up!  All you have to do is go to "My Purchases" and look for the "Provide Feedback" button.  Click on it and it will take you to where you give feedback.

When leaving feedback for any purchase, just be sure to be genuine and thoughtful.  I really do try to tell a reason why I like the product that I think will help someone else before they make a purchase.  I don't know about you, but I definitely read feedback before buying stuff- especially if it's a more expensive resource.  Your feedback could really help someone. Also, be sure to read the little note from TpT about leaving feedback.  We're all human and sometimes there are occasional small mistakes (like a typo or something) on products, so be sure to try and contact the seller about those before giving a lower rating.  I KNOW that we appreciate it!  I have received a question about a typo in a product or two and I always fix it right away and like to offer the person who pointed it out a free product for helping me!  Sometimes even when you read over something a bajillion times and have someone else edit for you, there is still a little mistake!  It happens!  :)

Be sure you are following ALL of your favorite sellers on TpT and on social media!  A lot of sellers will have a significant discount on newly posted items or special sales.  If you follow them on TpT you usually get an email each day about newly posted items.  If you see something you like make sure you click on it!  A lot of times the newsletter only shows the full price and it doesn't advertise the sale price if it's on a discount.  For example, I usually have 50% off newly posted resources for the first 24-48 hours.  FYI-Most of the time the email DOES NOT show this discounted price.  So, even though my product is on sale for $2.00 it would show up in the email as $4.00- so click on the picture of the product if you have interest!   

Also, don't forget to follow your favorites on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.  A lot of people post about sales or specials they have on Facebook or Instagram and you won't hear about them if you aren't following!  Example- I had a BOGO offer recently where if someone bought one of my newest resources they would get an additional resource for free! I only posted about this on FB and Instagram.  If you weren't following me- you missed it!  Lots of sellers also post special freebies on social media and/or their newsletters too!

I venture to bet that on any given day there are a lot of stores on sale AND giveaways for TpT gift cards going on somewhere!  You'll find out about most of these by following your favorite blogs or sellers on social media, but you can also go to the TpT website to see what stores are on sale or check on Google.  Just google "TpT gift card giveaway" (or something similar) and click "Search Tools" and change the time to "Past 24 hours" or "Past Week" to see current giveaways.  Now, make sure to enter the giveaway below to win a $25 TpT gift card!

Read these 3 tips to make sure you're saving money when you buy resources on Teachers Pay Teachers!


How to Store All Your Task Cards!

I'm over at All About 3rd Grade telling you what I used to store all my task cards for my Reading and Math centers.  Come read more about it here!


My Teacher Summer Reading List {2016 Edition}

Check out my summer reading recommendations and what I want to be reading this summer!

It's summer and we're supposed to have lots of extra time now... Well, I'm at least hoping for a little bit of time to read something new!
Check out my summer reading recommendations and what I want to be reading this summer!

I'm joining my friend, Lucky to Be in First to bring you my Summer Reading List for 2016.  First up, I have a couple of my own personal recommendations... (the links below are affiliate links)

Check out my summer reading recommendations on what you should be reading and what I want to be reading this summer!

The is the first book in a series of four about a women living in Charleston.  This series is the BEST! There's a little mystery, a little romance- it's so good!  I heard Karen White has a fifth book coming out sometime this year!

This one is a very well written memoir about a young woman overcoming eating issues.  Easy read and hit home for me.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I just finished this one and it was great!  A little mommy wars, Australian style.  I think this is coming out as a mini series on HBO sometime soon.

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
This one is an older, but goodie.  This is a fun memoir and Jen Lancaster is hilariously relateable.  If you like this, she has quite a few other books out now too (although I think this is the best one).

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor
My teacher pick.  I adore this book and used it ALL the time after I discovered it.  You can check out some more on one of the Inference lessons I did from this book here.

The Sound of Glass by Karen White
Newest novel out by Karen White, so I really need to read it!

Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
The movie looks good and you know the book is always better!

The eighth Harry Potter book!!!! Duh, I'm obviously reading this on July 31st!  This is based on the play that is premiering in London on July 30th.  Grown up Harry and his children-  I can't wait!

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Can you believe I've never read this?  Gotta see what I'm missing out on!

The Reading Strategies Book  by Jennifer Sevallo
Everyone's talking about how awesome this book is and I really want to see it for myself!

You can check out some more summer reading recommendations here!

What are you reading this summer?  

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