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Back to school shopping

How much do you usually spend on back to school things?

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Asked by ginamom512 at 10:43 AM on Aug. 27, 2012 in

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  • growing up we spent 100-200 a kid

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:45 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • I spent 130 on dd's clothes and 50 on her school supplies

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 10:46 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • A lot. I spent around 1,000 on three kids for shoes, clothes etc..

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 10:49 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • I don't do a formal back to school shopping trip. As teens they don't need much. I buy as I/they need not because someone tells me to.

    Answer by robinkane at 10:54 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • about $800 for four kids for clothes, supplies & shoes

    Answer by txnmomof4 at 10:55 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • Probably only around $200...maybe a little more.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 11:12 AM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • Around $300 for everything with my DD.

    Answer by 3libras at 12:06 PM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • Too much. If I had known that most of what I bought for my daughter would be dumped into bins then I would have been more selective. I spent over $200 on all three of them. At open house, her notebooks, crayons, glue,pencils, etc were put in plastic containers for distribution. I'm not stingy by any means, but I don't like spending twice what I normally should on supplies for the whole class. I'm sure there are other parents like this. However, I will follow the dreaded list but that doesn't mean I will like it. Times are hard not just for those who need supplies but those who are buying them.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:12 PM on Aug. 27, 2012

  • As little as possible. We get cheap supplies (Crayola is always cheaper on sale than generic brands, for one example - cheap doesn't always mean cheap, I just watch the sales!) and minimal clothing, reuse backpacks for as long as possible. For 4 kids I think we spent $300 this year, but they all got more than 1 pair of shoes to start the year which we normally don't do.

    Answer by idareyou at 9:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2012

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