Back-to-school: Saving on school supplies

NEW YORK — Summer is winding down as parents and students scramble to get their last-minute school supplies.

Parents spend an estimated $122 on notebooks, pencils and other essentials, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. That amount doesn’t include clothes and technology.

Smart shopper Trae Bodge has tips to help you save:

Get organized – make one big list to make it easier to track down deals.

Buy in bulk – Having a wholesale memberships can help with supply shopping: you can buy in bulk for an overall cheaper price.

Shop online – Websites may have online deals, and it will also save you time from leaving your house since supplies can just get dropped off at your home.

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