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14 Secret Joys Of Back-To-School Shopping

Everyone knows the best part of going back to school is the shopping. And if you sign up with Ibotta, you get paid to do it!

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1. Finally reading all the back-to-school catalogs that have been piling up...for inspiration.

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And mainly for help, because it's been a long summer, and you've forgotten what you need.

4. Buying new pencils. Pencils with tips so pointy they would pop balloons.

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You're going to display these on your desk like a bouquet of flowers, because they look and smell so good.

7. Perusing all the fancy healthy recipe books and deciding you're going to do homemade everything this year.

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Deep down you know that you'll go back to buying packet granola bars pretty quickly, but it's fun to dream.

10. Discovering that scented erasers are still a thing.

And now they're fancier than ever!

Ibotta is a free app that pays you cash back whenever (and wherever) you shop. Download the app here and start earning some back-to-school cash!

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There you have it. The 15th secret joy of back-to-school shopping.