I'm working with Socialstars and Walmart on this ruler printable to help spread the word about #SavingsCatcher.

ruler printable

I am a huge nerd when it comes to school supplies. I totally geek out on crayons, markers, notebooks and glue sticks. I love stocking up on it all and creating special back to school printables to bring a smile to the faces of teachers everywhere. I created this ruler printable that's SO simple: you just print, cut and stick it onto a ruler to give your kid a little boost on the first day of school.

stocking up for back to school

This time of year back-to-school prices are so incredibly discounted that it really pays off to think ahead now and prepare for the whole year. When I taught elementary school, I used to sift through sales flyers and exclaim, “I found glue sticks for ten cents! A one hundred pack of pencils for a buck fifty!”

walmart shopping selfie

Now that I'm pregnant with my third kid, I don't have much time to dedicate to couponing or price-checking. Walmart deals are already phenomenal (as we all know), but I just discovered that they have the Savings Catcher program available in my area. So I can shop without coupons or price-checking and get money back as store credit afterwards. Walmart checks local flyers in your area and enters them into a database where you can submit your receipt number to check if you missed out on savings. Nationally branded items like groceries can be easily compared in the system. Submitting receipts with more items will maximize your chances of receiving a credit back, and seasonal items like school supplies have HUGE potential to be matched by Savings Catcher since they're in high-demand at numerous retailers.

Confession: the supplies are for the kids. The breakfast cereal is actually for me. I've been having trouble with my prenatal vitamins and the doctor said I should eat fortified children's cereal to make sure I get enough iron. I was pretty thankful that she relieved me of my cravings guilt by giving me an excuse to eat ALL the sugary things. Lady, you don't have to tell me twice to eat Cocoa Puffs!

This quick video I made shows how easy it is to catch savings after you shop, so you can spend less time thinking about pricing and more time creating fun crafts like my ruler printable.

Ruler Printable

Ruler printable for back to school

You can access the original “You Rule” ruler printable image here, or download a PDF of the ruler printable here. Why not stock up on a bunch of rulers and gift a set to your teacher? It's a good way to get the conversation going and show that you want to stay involved in your child's education. You could even create a ruler printable for your child to gift to a new principal! Going back to school can be a challenge for the administrators as well, and it's always nice to show them that you care.