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LJWorld.com weblogs Shop Talk with Jenn and Julie

Back to school? Really?

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How can it be possible? Last week was the Fourth of July holiday, and this week I’m seeing back to school ads. Haven’t we just hit our summer stride?

I was reading an article in Friday’s USA Today about back to school sales and thought, “no way”. The article listed Toys R Us, Walgreens, Walmart , Staples, Office Depot, and Target all starting their back to school push.

So as I’m going through Sunday’s Journal World ads, I find this is true. Target does have back to school items in their ad as well as sending out a home mailer (I received on Saturday) that included coupons plus a $5 off purchase of $50 or more.

The same goes for Walgreens and Office Depot -- it’s back to school time.

My son is still playing summer ball and hasn’t given school a second thought. Well, neither have I for that matter. I know the reality is that school will begin next month, but I am not ready for back to school shopping. As much as I love shopping for school supplies, I just don’t want to think about it – at least, not just yet.

Are you ready for the kids to be back in school? Are you enticed by these ads to get your shopping done early?

Comments

mom_of_three 3 years, 5 months ago

I do shop for school supplies earlier than some, depending what is on sale. But I didn't see anything today that wont be on sale later. More good deals are to come.

Katara 3 years, 5 months ago

I picked up a couple of things but I had coupons for them that made them a good deal (free dry erase markers). I just don't think good deals are to come on school supplies anymore. Last year's sales were meh too.

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