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Getting ready for all the back to school savings

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Back to school shopping is the top shopping holiday besides the winter holidays. Shopping for back to school is expected to reach $29.5 billion this year, and that's not including for college shopping. 

Since tax free weekend starts there will be plenty of shopping happening in the next three days.

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However, researchers say that for every $100 spent, you are only saving $8. So, for many that are trying to cut the costs down as much as they can, what are other ways to save?

  • Keep the kids at home while you shop. This will avoid buying name brand products.
  • Layaway: Many times you only need to put a small amount of money down at a department store, then you can have time to save up, and pay off the total before the school year starts.
  • Try to buy in advance, whether it be months, weeks or even save as many school supplies/clothing as possible from the year before

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  • If you are into coupons, then finding the time to organize your coupons could potentially save you a lot of money
  • Buy in bulk, from Sam's or Costco
  • Map out your stores beforehand
  • Shop school supplies one day and shop for school clothes another day

Given that you are able and have the time to beat the rush, school shopping can be a breeze. 

Researchers are even saying that Amazon Prime is getting a lot traffic, due to parents buying as much as they can without leaving home.

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