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Indy on a Budget

Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

August 2012

Summertime. Oh, what a blessing it is. The children are now out of school as parents try to find some down time to take a family vacation. The only thing that may put an end to the lazy summer days at the beach while basking in the sun – back to school supplies.

Still, it is important to recognize that the funds will soon be necessary for purchasing those oh-so-necessities for your child's school. Remember, parents – back to school shopping is not just about the clothing anymore; it's time to focus on the back-to-school supplies.

How is any parent to purchase these supplies while on a school clothing budget? Fortunately, area stores offer spectacular deals for school shopping on a budget to help parents find those crucial supplies.

Indianapolis provides not only some of the best one-stop shopping spots, it also offers some of the best prices for the penny-pinching budget. As any parent knows, school isn't cheap on any level, so it is wonderful to find stores that provide the deals parents are looking for.

Lakeshore Learning Store, located at 1300 East 86th Street in Indianapolis, strives to promote education for families. Not only does Lakeshore Learning offer kids of all ages free crafts and educational activities every Saturday, they offer school supplies for children of all ages. Better yet, from now until September 2, Lakeshore Learning offers 20% off all of their classroom resources, decorations, supplies, organizers and art essentials. Their supplies can also be ordered online at www.LakeshoreLearning.com.

OfficeMax is normally a popular place for parents to shop for back-to-school supplies and offers big back-to-school deals for kindergarten through college students. In addition, if you purchase select backpacks online at $39.99, you receive free supplies. Visit www.OfficeMax.com for more information and store locations.

Teacher Appreciation Days are happening on four different days at the United Art & Education Store, located at two different locations in Indianapolis. The store provides various deals and closeout prices for many back to school items on your shopping list. Visit www.UnitedNow.com for more information.

With so many stores to choose from, it is difficult not to find the best deals for the back-to-school supplies on your child's list. The requested items may be high, but if you shop at any of these stores, the prices will be low. Happy shopping and enjoy your summer!

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