How to Do Your Back-to-School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank

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Summer is winding down, which means it's time to head back to school. 

Inside Edition teamed up with RetailMeNot and its Shopping & Trends Expert, Sara Skirboll, to get tips on how to stock up on classroom essentials without breaking the bank. 

First, Skirboll said, make a list. Not only does it ensure you get everything you need, but it also helps you stay on track so you don’t splurge on things you don't. And you can take it as an opportunity to teach your kids about budgeting. 

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Next, while there are plenty of back-to-school savings to be had now, there are some things it's better to wait on.

Certain electronics like laptops and clothing like jeans will have deeper discounts later this fall, according to Skirboll. 

But before you embark on your shopping expedition, make sure to visit or download the free app. You can save on everything you need, from clothing and shoes, to the latest tech, to backpacks and stationary. And certain stores like Macy's and Best Buy are offering cash back when you use RetailMeNot. 


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