Back To School

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Employees select and dispatch items in the huge Amazon 'fulfilment centre' warehouse on November 28, 2013 in Peterborough, England. The online retailer is preparing for 'Cyber Monday', as it predicts the busiest day for online shopping in the UK will fall on Monday December 2nd this year. On Cyber Monday in 2012 recorded over 3.5 million individual items ordered, which equates to 41 items purchased per second. The Peterborough fulfilment centre is 500,000 sq ft, equivalent to approximately seven football pitches in floor area. Amazon are due to employ more than 1,000 seasonal staff to cope with increased demand in the run up to Christmas. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Trying to get all of the kids ready to head back to school often comes with a hefty price tag.

Between new clothes, shoes, and school supplies, parents can end up spending hundreds of dollars by the time their back to school shopping is done.

If you’d like to avoid feeling terrified next time you log in to check your bank account, here are a few sites that can save you money:


No matter what you have to buy, RetailMeNot shows you coupons and deals out there that can help knock dollars off of your final purchase price. Use it at places like Bed Bath and Beyond, American Eagle, and Famous Footwear.

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Amazon is helping you save as you get the kids ready for a new year by offering up to 80 percent on your must-haves like school supplies, their favorite electronics, and more.

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When you need to decorate a dorm room, head to Target’s website. They’ve got major deals on accessories like throw pillows, plus essentials for college kitchens.

L.L. Bean

Snag deals on kids’ clothes, backpacks, and other goodies, plus score free shipping on all orders.

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Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.