A brand new school year is just three days away, but there are still a few ways to save money if you're last minute back-to-school shopping.
Connie Gliniecki and her daughter Sara are doing some last minute shopping for the first day of school Tuesday. "We just try to get the most inexpensive, and we stock up for the school year," said Gliniecki.
Gliniecki and her daughter aren't alone in their quest to get the best deals. Plenty of families wait until the last day to get supplies, hoping to save money. Dannelle Gay is an editor for Wisconsin Parent. She says now's the time to look for lower prices.
"There are still deals out there to be had, and actually pretty soon you're going to see all the extra overstock they have on back-to-school clearance," said Gay. Shopping from home first to avoid buying anything extra also helps. Always make a long detailed list of everything you need, and never be afraid to price match.
Target store team leader, Kimm Vandenheuvel, says target offers plenty of ways to save while shopping for school supplies. "We still have a variety of supplies for the kids this year, and a lot of ways to save," said Vandenheuvel.
Target also offers in-store pick-up, giving parents a chance to shop from the comfort of their homes, then pick up their supplies from any Target in the area. A new Cartwheel app also offers digital couponing and other great deals.
This Summer, the national federation estimates parents with children in grades K through 12 will spend an average of $670 on school supplies. Which is up five percent from last year.