Gayle Anderson was live in Burbank for "CHEAP BACK TO SCHOOL".

Attention all parents! Starting today, "It's A Wrap!" is having a Back to School Sale to help you get your kids ready for the upcoming school year without breaking your bank. This back to school sale offers savings of up to 50% off newly arrived and sale merchandise for kids and teens. Stop by your nearest "It's A Wrap!" location to snag these deals on tank tops, tees, pants, jeans and other select items including new arrivals from TV shows and films, such as " Hannah Montana", "Ugly Betty", "Lincoln Heights", "All My Children" and "Get Him to the Greek". With items as low as $1.00, you can't beat these savings.

Store hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. "It's A Wrap!" is a family owned and operated company, founded by Janet Dion in 1981. The company has two retail locations that offers the general public the opportunity to purchase actual wardrobe and props from movie and TV sets. Clothing and props are high in quality, used on the set for an hour or two, or sometimes never used at all (original tags still attached).

Back to school shopping doesn't have to cost a fortune! In addition to It's A Wrap!, there are a number of kids resale and consignment stores throughout the Los Angeles area that sell discounted new and gently used brand name clothing. For a list of consignment stores in the Los Angeles area, please see ConsignmentRetail. While secondhand and consignment stores are a great source for bargains, never underestimate the power of the Internet to help you save! There are a number of coupon-clipping websites that help you find discounts for your favorite vendors, products and groceries for online and in-store purchases. For example, a recent search on RetailMeNot.com, found discount codes for Hot Topic, JcPenney, Kohls and DSW. Thanks to SmartMoney.com, here is a list of the "5 Best Coupon-Clipping Web Sites":


1. Coupons.com
2. CouponCabin.com
3. CouponMom.com
4. RetailMeNot.com
5. SmartSource.com

In addition to shopping, the Internet also offers tons of advice on ways to save money on back to school expenses. You can make your purchases more cost effective by following the advice of Jean Marquit, who offers "5 Tips to Help You Save on Back to School Shopping". Her tips include generating a "needs" list of items that you actually need to buy and then looking over the list to see what items you already have and then ranking the list according to your most important needs.

For cheap back to school haircuts, check out your nearest beauty school or hair academy for great discounts. All haircuts are performed by students under the supervision of an instructor, which minimizes the chance of error. Western Beauty Institute has locations in Panorama City and Lancaster. For more information, please see the Western Beauty Institute website, www.wbi.edu. For high end looks at discount prices, you can check out the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, which offers $11.50 haircuts to students (age 16+) with a student ID from Mondays through Fridays. PLEASE NOTE: The Academy requires all students under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Haircuts at Vidal Sassoon Academy are usually $22 from Monday- Friday and $26 on Saturdays and Sundays. To schedule an appointment at Vidal Sassoon Academy, please call (310) 255-0011.

Now that you have your students groomed and clothed, you'll probably want to think about providing some cheap and healthy meals for their school lunches. FamilyEducation.com offers several cheap and healthy lunch recipes for your child's needs and provides an interactive Healthy Lunch Box Builder, which helps you create a well-balanced lunch. For example, you can make peanut butter and jelly wraps, using only four ingredients: fat-free cream cheese, reduced fat peanut butter, flour tortillas and spreadable fruit spread. FamilyFun.go.com also offers several tips and recipes for back to school lunches, breakfasts and snacks that satisfy your child's taste buds and your budget at FamilyFun.

For cheap school supplies, make sure to look at your Sunday newspaper to see which stores offer sales on school supplies. August is a prime time to stock up on school and office supplies as most stores offer discounts, such as Target, Staples, Walmart and even your local drug stores and dollar stores. Check with your school or teacher before buying to confirm what is actually needed and avoid buying any unnecessary items. If you want to take advantage of the sales, stick with the basic items: no. 2 pencils, a pencil sharpener, erasers, highlighters, black and blue ink pens, pocket folders and notebook paper in wide-rule for younger students and college-rule for those in middle school or over. Younger students often require glue or glue sticks, scissors, crayons (or colored pencils) and construction paper. If you have a home computer, you can also stock up on printer ink and printer paper. Make sure to clip your coupons from the Sunday paper or the Internet for additional discounts. Also, be sure to keep your receipts in the event that items need to be returned or exchanged.

For more information about Back-to-School clothing :
It's A Wrap!
3315 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 567-7366
www.itsawrap.com