Websites Frugal Homeschoolers Need

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Websites frugal homeschoolers need to know about.

Homeschool mamas are probably some of the most frugal people I know. Our budgets are usually limited, so we are always looking for great deals. Recently I shared some frugal websites for online shoppers. As I was putting that together, I realized I knew of several that were homeschool specific. And voila! A post was born.

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Now, onto the websites for frugal homeschoolers.

Websites for Saving Money on Homeschool Curriculum

  • Amazon :: Amazon is often the first place I look to find various books. You can find books, workbooks, CDs, DVDs, and ebooks. There is also a section on the site called Amazon Gold Box Deals where I have found especially great deals on things like art supplies and electronics (like a sewing machine). If you use Amazon more than a few times each month, consider investing in a Prime membership. You get free 2-day shipping, access to movies and videos via streaming, and you can borrow certain ebooks on your Kindle for free. The shipping savings is enough to make it worth it for our homeschool.
  • Homeschool Classifieds :: Like the classified section of your newspaper, but online and only homeshool curriculum and related items. I’ve bought and sold on this site with great success.
  • Facebook :: Seriously. There are Facebook groups for buying, selling, and trading homeschool curriculum. What I like about this is that you can see the items before buying. You can also find Facebook groups for homeschool related freebies and frugal tips geared specifically for homeschool families. You can find groups for specific curriculums, life circumstances, and faith beliefs. Here are two to get you started: Homeschool Deals and Freebies and Affording the Homeschool Life.
  • Half.com :: This site is owned by eBay, but is not an auction site. It is very similar to buying used books on Amazon.
  • Half-Priced Books :: I recently found this section of the HPB website, you might find what you are looking for there. Personally, I prefer their physical clearance sections. I have found many awesome deals there over the years. Just the other day we picked up six American Girl books for $1 each.
  • Miller Pads and Paper :: Maybe I am the last homeschooler to have discovered this place, but man am I glad to have found them at the homeschool convention in April. I missed out getting to see them in Nashville at Teach Them Diligently. Nevertheless, they have excellent prices on notebooks, sketchpads, and the like.
  • Rainbow Resource Center :: Discount Prices on many popular curriculum items.
  • Hearts At Home Curriculum :: A discount store with most popular homeschool curricula available. Best pricing I’ve found so far on A Reason For Handwriting workbooks.

Websites for Finding Free Homeschool Resources

Free Homeschool Deals :: Free resources for just about everything you could possibly need relating to homeschooling.

Bible Based Homeschooling {on a Budget} :: Find free biblical homeschooling resources.

Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies :: Weekly giveaways and subscriber only freebies.

CurrClick :: You can find all sorts of things available here. There are also freebies offered with coupon codes to watch for.

Topic Specific Resources for Frugal Homeschoolers

Free Kindle Books for Kids :: Ben and Me – There are a LOT of classic, living books here. This is a great resource for Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers.

iEducation – Free Apps for Homeschooling :: Ben and Me – Marcy has just about every subject covered here.

Learning Photography in Your Homeschool for Free :: My first post at Free Homeschool Deals. If you have a student interested in photography, but the subject intimidates you, check it out.

Free and Frugal Ways to Learn Art in Your Homescool :: I covered art basics, drawing tutorials, painting tutorials, pastel tutorials, and more in this Free Homeschool Deals post.

Free and Frugal Resources to Teach Composer Study :: This post pairs well with my huge list of books for composer study. Yes, I compiled both. No, I’m not bragging, just want to bless as many people as possible with my work. Seriously.

What would you add to the list?

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Comments

  1. The home school co op free to join and many curricula 25-50% off….

    • Oh, that is a good one! I just discovered that one recently through Cathy Duffy’s site. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Teachingwithcents.com (cough, cough)

  3. Thanks for this list! I’m going to bookmark this page (and pin and tweet)!
    We absolutely love hitting the clearance at HPB!

    I’m a former classroom teacher who now homeschools. I make FREE printables and share FREE printable books that I make for my kiddos. My passion is supporting parents and teachers!

    • Thank you for the social media support! HPB clearance is just awesome. I will be sure to check out your printables. :)

  4. Paperbackswap! I ditched a whole bunch of hubby’s paperback war fiction and put in my whole curriculum for the next three year. I’ve gotten the vast majority of the books I need already!

  5. http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com They have awesome free resources and they post a new one every weekday. They have a wide variety of resources and I LOVE their site. :)

  6. The first three facebook groups are no longer up. Also I would like to share one of best home school sites there is. http://allinonehomeschool.com/ It is wonderful Thank you for this great post and you linked me up with things i knew nothing about great work.

    • Thank you for letting me know! I removed the ones that were no longer available. One changed the settings to secret, so you couldn’t link directly to it anymore.