Secrets to saving money on back-to-school items in today’s high inflation


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Andrea Woroch, a California-based money-saving expert, appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday morning to share tips for cutting back-to-school shopping costs.

“It’s the most expensive back-to-school shopping season yet,” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy noted Sunday morning.

American parents will shell out more than $34 billion for their kindergarten through high school students, the program noted.

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Among the key tips communicated by Woroch: avoid well-known brands.

For example, Staples, she said, has curated a group of items into a package for families.

A girl and her older sister are shown choosing school supplies in a store. There are plenty of ways for families to save money this year on back-to-school items. Among the advice: avoid the big brands.
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The laptops they offer cost 35 cents each, compared to more than $3 per laptop for branded items, Woroch said.

For families looking to shop name brands, coupon sites are a good idea, she said.

In terms of clothing, parents must first go through their children’s wardrobe “and figure out what’s right and what’s wrong”.

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Only then, she suggested, should people “then make your list.”

Millions of families are preparing to put their children back in school this year.  As they do so amid record inflation, an expert shares money-saving tips.

Millions of families are preparing to put their children back in school this year. As they do so amid record inflation, an expert shares money-saving tips.
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But when it comes to “your basics,” she advised going with private label to save money.

Some items from Walmart brands, for example, cost significantly less than items from brands such as Land’s End, she pointed out.

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She also discussed swapping clothes with other parents.

A site called The Swoodle Society allows parents to “swap” their children’s clothes.

Many schools have already resumed lessons – while millions more children across the country are preparing to return to their classrooms.

Many schools have already resumed lessons – while millions more children across the country are preparing to return to their classrooms.
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They pack a bag with personal items from their family’s closets that they no longer need or want, send the bag – and get credit for it.

They can then use this credit to buy different clothes for their children that fit them better and are more appropriate.

Items are “gently used” – and “some might [still] carry the labels,” she added.

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