Back-to-School Shopping: DFW Parents Outpace National Average on Spending - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Back-to-School Shopping: DFW Parents Outpace National Average on Spending

Dallas-Fort Worth parents are expected to spend double while in-store shopping compared to online shopping.

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    Back-to-School Shopping: DFW Parents Outpace National Average on Spending

    Everyone remembers that feeling of sharpening a brand new pencil or organizing your backpack before the first day of school. But how much do parents spend on all those supplies?

    North Texas parents spend more on school supplies with an average of $561 compared to other parents across the country who spend an average of $510, according to a survey by Deloitte Consumer Business.

    Online shopping can be attractive as free shipping becomes more widespread, but local parents still prefer selecting supplies in store.

    Dallas-Fort Worth parents are expected to spend double while in-store shopping compared to online shopping.

    How You Can Help NTX Students Who Need School Supplies

    How You Can Help North Texas Students Who Need School Supplies

    NBC and Telemundo stations have created the school supply drive Supporting Our Schools. Last year, enough was raised to purchase school supplies for more than 25,000 students. This summer we're doing it again. You can help at the checkout line of your local Tom Thumb or Albertsons.

    (Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

    You may know some parents who check off that school supply list early or those who drop by the aisles the weekend before.

    Fifty-nine percent of Dallas-Fort Worth parents surveyed start back-to-school shopping in July compared to the national average of 52 percent.

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