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How to Bargain Hunt for Back-to-School Shopping
WEST CARROLLTON-- The Back to School season has arrived, with some Miami Valley School Districts resuming classes as early as August 13. Reporter Kelly May set out to back-to-school shop with some local moms to see what's on the supply list for 2014, and who has the best prices.
"I think, please don't get me pink stuff!" said Ali Fusaro while shopping with her mother at the West Carrollton Meijer store.
Ali has her ideas about back-to-school shopping, and mom Carrie has hers-- choosing deals over desires.
"It will probably be a little more expensive this year because I have to get them each a new tablet to start school," Carrie said, adding they gadgets aren't required for West Carrollton but are being allowed in classrooms and she wants her children to have a competitive edge.
The Fusaros estimate they will spend one-hundred dollars on just school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year.
Denisa Jacobs, a mom also shopping at the West Carrollton Meijer said she plans to do just a fraction of that.
"Maybe around twenty or thirty dollars per student, and then for clothes maybe one-hundred dollars per student," Jacobs said.
After shopping around, Miami Valley retailers are offering some competitive prices. Here's how prices stacked up, when compared online.
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Meijer $0.15 - $1.49
Target $0.50 - $1.49
Staples $0.15 ($3.75/box of 25)
Walmart $0.40 - $1.74
"Usually this week will be good next week will be good but then the week after, forget about it," said Carrie Fusaro about item availability, "When you wait until the last minute then you can find a blue.. or a yellow... but never both!"
Some tips from shop-savvy moms about keeping costs down:
1. Watch sale prices, and stock up when items hit their rock bottom
2. Check home inventory: Can you round up stray colored pencils and markers to make a full set, before you go buy a new one?
3. Check end of summer sales and thrift stores for high ticket items like back packs and lunch boxes.
"I've got to get some My Little Pony!" Ali Fusaro said about her choice in lunch box-- even if it is pink.
"With three kids it get kind of expensive!" said Carrie.
Compare prices at other back to school retailers:
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