Shop Smart This School Year.

The start of the school year is here. That means new clothes, new supplies and whatever new gadget all the kids are using these days. But it doesn’t have to mean big spending. Check out these ways to save!

Shop smart with an Orion Back to School Loan. Borrow up to $1,500 at rates as low as 7.99% APR. Apply here!

Reuse what you already have. School supplies can have a second life. Backpacks, binders, folders, pens and even notebooks can be reused. Binders and notebooks looking a little worn? Breathe some fresh life into them with photos or stickers.

Deals and steals. Research different stores and keep an eye out for sales and deals. While it’s tempting to buy everything in one place, be sure to stick to the bargain items and shop for the best deal – some stores make it easy for you and match competitor’s prices! But remember, if it’s not on your list, just say no.

Dollar store discounts. Your local dollar store is a great resource. With scissors, glue, rulers, crayons and more, you can find many of the brand name items at a substantially lower price.