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Back-to-School Shopping: Top 10 Ways to Save

by Julie Deaner

With gas prices sky rocketing and the economy plummeting, it's no question that shopping for back-to-school can break your budget. We are here to help make things easier on you and your pocketbook. Find tips on how you can save money when shopping for your child's back-to-school supplies.

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Q: Counting clothes, sneakers, books, and school supplies, how much will you spend to send your kids back to school?

8% 

$0 to $50

8% 

$51 to $100

15% 

$100 to $150

33% 

$151 to $200

37% 

Enough to finance a small nation.

7010 Total votes cast.

Save money on back-to-school supplies by looking for bargains and sales. Try shopping at multiple stores to catch different sale specials. One store may have products "on special" that other stores don't. You may also be able to get a price match by presenting a competitive store's advertisement. Also, make sure you maximize your savings by taking advantage of special tax-free holidays. Don't forget to use all those coupon clippings for an even bigger discount at the checkout.

Next: Shop at Bargain and Dollar Stores

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