Estimated Monthly Savings: $100
On average, an American family spends about $200 per month on a child’s extracurricular activities. Little wonder why some families turn a blind eye to after-school activities flyers that their kids bring home from school. But you don’t have to do that anymore. Here are ways you can save big on your child’s extracurricular activities:
Take advantage of early registration
Some organizations and leagues offer up to 50% off for families that sign up as early birds. The discount may not be 50%, but if you can get an average discount of 20% off across the number of activities your child signs up for, that would be about 40$ per month in savings.
Look for cheaper options
While your child may prefer to attend activities with his or her friends, shop around before paying. If you can find the same activity elsewhere with the same quality but with cheaper rates, it may be worth it for your child to have to extend their social circle.
Volunteer to help
If you are skilled in any of the activities your child is involved in and have some time on your hands, why not volunteer to become a coach in that activity? Most of the time, your child’s fee for the extracurricular activity will be waived, or discounted. Aside from saving some money, it is also a great way to bond better with your kids.
Implement all that we have listed above and watch yourself save up to $100 or more monthly on your child’s extracurricular activities.