Ways to save on Back-to-School shopping

Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 7:01 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On average, people sending children back to school this year are expected to spend about $800 which is $90 more than people spent last year, according to BankRate.

So how can people bring that number down to save money?

First, people should look around their house for things they may already have because it’s common for people to buy extras or have leftovers from last year that can be used this year.

Another strategy is to search the sales flyers for the loss leaders, super discounted items meant to attract customers. Every store has loss leaders and the items on sale vary from week to week with some items only being 25 cents.

The dollar store is another place to find good deals. People can buy more expensive notebooks and markers for a dollar.

If kids need a computer calculator buying a refurbished one is a more affordable option.

The website eBay has several national brands and comes with a 90-day warranty, 30-day returns and are backed by eBay’s 30-day money-back guarantee.

Another option is the website Offer Up which connects people locally. People in the area can sell their refurbished or barely used items for much less than the retail price.

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