NEW YORK, NY (ABC News) – Its that time of the year again, where parents are ecstatic and kids are weeping!
That’s right, it’s back to school season!
But it’s not just the parents that love this season, it is retailers too.
During this time of year, families are running to the stores to pick up pencils, pens, notebooks, folders, rulers, glue, crayons, etc.
The business is so huge, that an estimated $68 billion dollars will be spent this year alone on back to school supplies!
The average family spends more than $1,500 a year on supplies.
Here are a few tips on how to save some green this year:
- Download an app like ibotta or Ebates. These apps will actually pay you to shop.
- Sign up for mailing lists. Those lists often give exclusive sales only to subscribers.
- If you are shopping online, check sites like RetailMeNot or Shopular for secret savings.
Apps like the ones listed above will alert you to in-store deals using the GPS locator on your phone to find you savings as soon as you walk in.