- Look for free curriculum! Lots and lots and lots of sites offer free curriculum! Even some public schools are offering their programs online for free, if you want to go that route. Pinterest is FULL of free curriculum as well and you can find great sites like How to Homeschool for Free.
- Look for used curriculum! One of my favorite sites to look for used curriculum is HomeschoolClassifieds.com. It pays to look in unusual places if you’re looking for a specific kind of curriculum. I’m part of a yahoo group for Math U See users where they post used materials. I’ve gotten LOTS of our Math U See from that group, at a great discount! Homeschool Buyers Co-Op is another great place to get new materials, but at a bulk rate discount. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a GREAT site with TONS of online courses, for one low price. It will really help you stretch our curriculum budget!
- If you’re a blogger, you can apply to be a part of The Schoolhouse Review Crew. Vendors send you their newly released materials to review, in exchange for a 500 word review on your blog. You can learn more here –> Schoolhouse Review Crew
- Non homeschool related, but very budget friendly: Use coupons and store matchups. If you can pair coupons with sales at the store, you can really save a lot! Just be careful not to load up on junk & processed foods! Coupons are available in most Sunday papers and you can print LOTS of them online. I publish a weekly organic coupon match up here on Renaissance Mama to help you out.
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Sasha @ Such a Time as This
Tawnee @ Adventures in Homeschooling
Tiffany @ The Crafty Home
Tina @ Desperate Homeschoolers