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Parents in Danville looking to save money on back to school items

Several parents were out shopping on Sunday with their children for back to school items, especially at Target in Danville. (WSET)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Several parents were out shopping on Sunday with their children for back to school items, especially at Target in Danville.

The store has low prices on several popular things like kinder mats, calculators and laptops.

Some parents at the store said the deals are great because they want to save as much money as possible.

According to the National Retail Federation. parents will spend $82.8 dollars on their kids for back to school things.

The survey found that families with children in kindergarten through high school plan to spend about $685 compared to those with kids in college planning to spend about $942.

Some parents found those numbers to be pretty accurate.

"So far this year getting ready for kindergarten, I've spent about $300," said Manda Arnold, who was shopping at Target with her son.

"I've probably spent about $100-$150 today just getting her school list supplies and I'm sure there will be more things that I have to get that we haven't thought about along the way," said Amy Poole, who was out shopping with her daughter, Ally.

Both mothers said that the tax free weekend in August is another time to take advantage of great sales.

Virginia's free tax weekend will be held August 3-5.


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