3 tips for reducing back-to-school stress

3 tips for reducing back-to-school stress

Save time and money while earning cash back to boost your budget

Get prepared, that time of year is approaching quickly.

The days are still long, there are still plenty of summer activities, and the kids are still enjoying warm nights with no homework. But you’re already starting to prepare for the first day of school.

This can be a stressful time– Has your middle-schooler really outgrown the shoes you just bought? What kind of calculator does your high-schooler need for algebra? Are you saving enough for athletic fees and equipment? Textbooks for back-to-college? Have you added enough money to their Walmart MoneyCard account for the semester?

Don’t worry. Here are three ways we can help reduce your back-to-school stress:

  1. Create a dedicated account for your savings plan in minutes and earn 2% APY.1 There’s no need to go to the bank. With a Walmart MoneyCard account you can transfer from your available funds to your savings—earning you 2% APY on your balance. Have an unexpected expense? Simply transfer money back, and then spend those funds anywhere Visa® or MasterCard® are accepted.
  2. Earn cash back at Walmart and Walmart.com. While the Walmart MoneyCard can be used almost anywhere, it pays (literally) to use it at Walmart. Get 3% cash back when you use it at Walmart.com, 2% cash back at Walmart fuel stations, and 1% cash back when you use it at any Walmart store.2
  3. Check your local Walmart for help with back-to-school lists. Before the school year starts, most schools will publish a list of supplies students need for the first day of class. Your local Walmart store often has these lists for your local schools. Before you scramble to find yours, check your local Walmart — the same place where you’ll find those items at low prices.

Reduce the stress of back-to-school preparation by signing up for the Walmart MoneyCard and downloading the free Walmart MoneyCard mobile app today. Then you can get back to what really matters — enjoying the rest of your summer.

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