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How Are You Feeling About Spending for Back to School?

August 31st, 2009 by Rachel Pritchett

I’m asking for a story I’m working on. National Retail Federation says we’re way, way down.

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3 Responses to “How Are You Feeling About Spending for Back to School?”

  1. Andi Says:

    The list of needed school supplies seems to grow every year! This year I was asked to buy 7 dozen pencils for my middle school child to share with his class, while my 2nd grader was asked to bring 3 dozen to share. My boys will never use this number of pencils!

    The list was so extensive this year that I choose to pull all our crayons, markers, and other previously used school supplies together. I was able to save more than $25 that I would have otherwise spent.

    I hate to plug stores, but Walmart does a great job of having inexpensive school supplies. 24 Crayola Crayons for .25, spiral notebooks .15, folders .15, 12 colored pencils .72, and more.

  2. Kathryn Simpson Says:

    We spent a little more than last year.

    Regards,
    Kathryn simpson

  3. Colleen Smidt Says:

    Because of the “before Labor Day” start for Bremerton this year, I am not close to done yet. Nick and I are headed down to the Outlet Malls in Chahalis this weekend. I even booked us a room at a cool place down there so it is just a Mom and Kid weekend getaway.

    It’s looking like I will spend a little more overall than last year. Nick has grown out of absolutely everything this past month and nothing can be carried over from late spring early summer. No waste though. I pass them on to a little boy I know whose family needs a little help keeping expenses down right now.

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