Back To School Shopping

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No doubt, your children might not want to hear this, but in a few weeks, they’ll be headed back to school, and you have to start planning for that right now!.

Our story from NBC’s Chris Clackum

Most of the projected 83 billion dollars to be spent on supplies, clothing and electronics in back to school shopping this year, will not be for the younger students.

Katherine Cullen of the Retail Federation says, “Most of that is going to come from our college shoppers, a little over 55 billion from families who are shopping for their kids in college.”

Lasting until mid-September, back to school shopping season is well underway, as most parents are well aware. 

“They’re not saving it for the last minute. They’re giving themselves at least three weeks, it not up to two months to start their shopping.” Says Cullen. 

Cullen also says that at least half the parents of school-age children have started shopping, often with the child’s advice. 

“If you have kids in the household, you probably know they have their own opinions on what they should buy and what you should buy, and back to school is definitely an example of that.” Says Cullen. 

Over a dozen national retailers are offering back-to-school sales. 

Joining just a handful of states who still offer sales-tax holidays around back-to-school shopping. 

The following stores are some of the retailers offering special back-to-school sales: Amazon, Apple store, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Jc Penny’s, Kohl’s, Land’s End, Macy’s, Microsoft Store, Office Max & Office Depot, Old Navy,  and Target. 

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