How to save big on back to school shopping

3 tops x 3 bottoms = 9 Outfits

It’s that time of the year again when the kiddos are sent a list of items they will need for the upcoming school year.

Between backpacks, folders, notebooks, calculators, and more, things can really add up quickly. We spoke to Desiree Atkins with Forman Mills, about ways to save big on back-to-school shopping.

When it comes to back-to-school clothing, think about mixing and matching your pieces. Atkins recommends buying tops and bottoms that all work well together so you can get multiple different looks for less money. For example, if you have three tops and three bottoms, that is 9 different outfits.

Another way to save money is to sign up for discounts. Many places like Forman Mills will send you a coupon if you sign up to be on their email list, or to get text messages sent to your phone. If you are planning to make a big purchase somewhere, that is a great time to use that 10% off coupon.

Speaking of discounts, definitely keep an eye out for special deals. Some, like Forman Mills, are already running some back-to-school-specials. Others might offer some deep discounts just after the first day of school, so keep an eye out, and when you see a deal, go for it!

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About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.