| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The first back-to-school sales flyer arrived just as my dog was recovering from fireworks anxiety and what for him is The Worst Day of the Year.
As we do every year, my daughter and I groaned at this mid-summer, post-Independence Day intrusion. "Don't...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2.
During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can purchase common school supplies free of state and locality retail tax. On July 1, the retail tax in Hampton Roads increased...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It’s back-to-school time and that means it’s time for students to get their necessary vaccines, too.
That’s why the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is offering free immunizations for school-age children starting...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
The Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation urges community participation in its 10th annual Back to School Campaign, which runs July 26 through Aug. 22.
The organization is soliciting donations of school supplies, clothing and other items.
Open Door Cafe at...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Here are some ideas to get you ready for the back to school lunch bag rush. Occasional treats make indulgences seem truly special. Trim fat and keep the flavor in cookies by substituting egg whites for whole eggs and using applesauce for some of the fat....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Get warehouse pricing on back to school necessities during Sam’s Club Tax-Free Weekend Open House on Friday through Sunday, which coincides with Florida's sales tax holiday.
Normally, you must buy a membership to shop at the wholesale club....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The hit to your wallet isn’t the only thing that will raise your blood pressure during Back-to-School shopping season. Shopping for supplies with your student in tow is likely to add conflict.
According to a survey conducted by the bargain website...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Back-to-school shopping signals the official end to the summer – but it doesn’t have to be a downer.
It’s possible to turn this experience into a way to get your child excited and ready to start a new school year fresh, explains...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period.
The National Retail Federation expects families with...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Kohl's Department Stores is giving away prizes in a promotion to spur back-to-school spending.
The "Win Great Things Back-to-School Sweepstakes" promotion will run through Sept. 2.
Starting Sunday, shoppers will get one scratch-off game piece for...