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Back To School Sales

August 1, 2012, 10:00 PM by Peggy Moyer

Back To School Sales
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

We're entering the home stretch of summer.

If you've already hit the school supplies aisle looking for bargains, you're in good company. According to the National Retail Federation, half of all parents shop for school supplies at least three weeks before the bell rings. 

Back to school shopping is in full swing and sales are expected to be up 14 percent this year according to a survey by the national retail federation.

Target East in Sioux Falls restocks shelves just as fast as customers empty them.

"Back to school is one of our busiest times of the year and we're expecting a very good back to school season this year," Target staffer Michael Hillman said.

Katie Sundvold has three children in school this year. She condenses each of their lists into one master shopping list to save time in the store.

"The items they are excited to pick out are their folders with the cartoon characters on them, colors, Play-Doh and backpacks are always exciting for them to pick out," Sundvold said.

And with nearly a dozen items on the average students list, Sundvold says it's good to watch for extra savings before even hitting the stores.

"If you sit down ahead of time and see what you need and pick out the coupons that helps too," Sundvold said.

Online shopping can also save time. In fact, school supply sales have quadrupled in the past three years with nearly 40 percent of all families purchasing at least one item on the Internet.

You might save time, but you may not save money using your computer to cash in on back to school buys. The National Retail Federation survey also found that online shoppers tend to spend 27 percent more money on school supplies than those who shop in stores.

Click here to find your school supply list.

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