FRISCO, Texas—Since the 4th of July, your favorite store has been in Back to School mode.
“Back to School is our busiest time of the year,” said Danny Tollett of Staples in Frisco.
And this is the year of the deals. The National Retail Federation says more parents will shop carefully and comparatively to hunt for the best sales.
But with the bargain shopping, comes the anxiety.
“Terribly stressful,” said Brittany Enciso.
This means, get those supplies now. Don’t procrastinate.
“When those lists first come out, that’s when you should go. Go get everything,” said Enciso.
Many parents though are holding off until Tax Free Weekend which starts August 17th.
You will save a few bucks, but some say it’s not worth the Black Friday-like crowds.
“It’s usually a whole bunch of mothers like hoarding boxes, and looking thru the colored folders,” said Enciso.
Customers said they’ll start at the big box stores like Walmart and Target, then move to the office supply stores like Office Max or Staples for the items they can’t find.
The secondary stores are hoping to change that.
One way Staples is brining customers into their store is buying offering items for just a penny thru the month of September. The catch, you have to spend at least 5 bucks to get the penny items.
They will lose money selling products for one cent, but they hope they’ll make it up as you load up on supplies.
Meanwhile, Walmart and Target are rolling out the deals with many items under a buck. But you can’t
get these deals online, you’ll have to walk in the store for the discounts.
Don’t forget to take the kids along. While they can pick what they want, it’s never too early to teach them the value of a buck.
“I go to different stores sometimes and depending on the deals, we go there,” said 8th grader Anna Zagorski.
Parents need to be like Santa Claus when it comes to school supply shopping. Make a list, check ittwice, and stick to it.
“Stay calm, come on in, and let us make it easy to you,” said Tollett.