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More people shopping online for back to school

Posted at 6:20 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 11:42:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — It's that time of year to get your kids ready for back to school, which means going to the store and getting them all the supplies they need.

Most people look to major retail stores like Target and Walmart to get their back to school supplies, but Myriam Cruz at the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona said most parents are turning to their computer to shop, but not just for the convenience.

"A lot of parents are buying online because they might find supplies that are cheaper," Cruz said.

She said when browsing online on any site, remember to be careful.

"We're also finding that when you are on social media or on Facebook, you'll see an add for a really cheap item and you click on the ad, but the ad is really a scam ad," Cruz said. "They'll take you to a fake website and that's the sole purpose of that type of website or that type of ad."

If you're shopping in major retail stores or online, she said saving money starts with a shopping list.

"A lot of parents wait for the school list from the teachers, but if you have an idea of what items are needed just go and make your list and put everything in it," Cruz said. "Then go to the store, and stick to your list and stick to your budget."

So your child can be back to school ready without breaking the bank.