Back to School Made Easy with RBC Rewards Points {Samsung Gear S3 Giveaway}

We have been enjoying the summer so much I can’t believe half of it is already over. We are now starting to talk about back to school for our boys coming up this September and since this year our youngest starts kindergarten, we will be back to school shopping for two.

Back to School Made Easy with RBC Rewards Points

Back to school shopping can get expensive and we love taking advantage of great back to school deals.

Enter RBC Rewards.

It is super easy to take advantage of RBC RewardsThe program provides members with different option to help them tap into their RBC Rewards points so that they get the most out of their back to school spending. You can save money by using your RBC Rewards points to redeem for items that might be out of your budget, and you can meet your back-to-school shopping needs using points instead of dollars. You can even redeem RBC Rewards points right at the register!

Using your RBC Rewards points to help with all the back to school purchases is the way to go, and you have many options to tap into your points to redeem them for products from places like Apple, Best Buy and more. You can also redeem your points for gift cards from over 60 merchants to use in-store or online, your choice!

On now and until August 26, 2018, RBC Rewards is also offering some exciting deals to clients including deals on the latest tech, merchandise, gift cards and more. Visit rbcrewards.com/backtoschool for more information.

Do you get all your back to school shopping done weeks before school starts, or do you usually wait until the last weekends before school starts? I personally love shopping for deals, and I like shopping early, with lots of time to save more!

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239 responses to “Back to School Made Easy with RBC Rewards Points {Samsung Gear S3 Giveaway}”

  1. Janet Meisner — August 17, 2018 @ 7:08 am (#)

    I start about the middle of August but I do pick up items throughout the summer if they are what they want.

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  2. Laurie P — August 17, 2018 @ 7:12 am (#)

    I start now-ish….

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  3. Autumn Thompson — August 17, 2018 @ 7:14 am (#)

    I started clothes shopping last month. Pre bought the supplies from the school for the year so I don’t have to worry about those. Just need a backpack and my kiddo is all set.

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  4. Kristen S — August 17, 2018 @ 7:17 am (#)

    I always start back to school shopping at the end of August.

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  5. laurel jones — August 17, 2018 @ 7:27 am (#)

    don’t have to anymore. Kids are grown up

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  6. lisa bolduc — August 17, 2018 @ 7:29 am (#)

    I pick up stuff here and there all summer long

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  7. Gina bergman — August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am (#)

    Love back to school shopping. I start early to get good deals

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  8. NickyJ — August 17, 2018 @ 7:37 am (#)

    I pick up things here and there all throughout the summer. I’m usually done around this time.

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  9. Vivian — August 17, 2018 @ 7:38 am (#)

    Constantly shopping for deals!

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  10. Pam — August 17, 2018 @ 7:58 am (#)

    I usually start in June.

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  11. Alina R. — August 17, 2018 @ 8:02 am (#)

    My favourite back to school stores are Winners, Marshall’s, and Staples.

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  12. Jennifer — August 17, 2018 @ 8:03 am (#)

    I start at the beginning of summer, I just keep an eye out for sales on the items I need.
    My favourite back to school stores are staples, Walmart, children’s place and Spencer’s (for backpacks).

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  13. Melissa Black — August 17, 2018 @ 8:33 am (#)

    We start mid way through August for back to school. Then we get a good selection.

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  14. Diane To — August 17, 2018 @ 8:38 am (#)

    Around mid august I start back to school shopping

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  15. elizabeth miller — August 17, 2018 @ 9:12 am (#)

    We pick up little things here and there but we really start back to school shopping in August.

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  16. kristen visser — August 17, 2018 @ 9:37 am (#)

    Around now actually. We went last weekend and bought a few things and getting back to it this weekend to try and finish it off

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  17. Irene W — August 17, 2018 @ 9:44 am (#)

    July..

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  18. Darlene Demell — August 17, 2018 @ 9:45 am (#)

    I have started already for back to school items for the grandchildren. I usually pick something up for the next season as soon as school is out.

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  19. l p — August 17, 2018 @ 9:45 am (#)

    all year – if there’s a sale, then it’s purchased. watching the flyers like a hawk! thanks

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  20. Pat Drouillard — August 17, 2018 @ 9:45 am (#)

    I shop for clothes in late August and a little school supplies till the teachers tell me what they need.

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  21. Sarah — August 17, 2018 @ 9:52 am (#)

    I tend to shop last minute. We may start this weekend or just go next weekend. Thanks!

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  22. tracy k — August 17, 2018 @ 9:52 am (#)

    the week before school starts

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  23. Lee-Ann — August 17, 2018 @ 9:54 am (#)

    Usually start in June

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  24. Kristy Reid — August 17, 2018 @ 10:04 am (#)

    I don’t do a specific “back to school” shopping trip. I tend to buy things throughout the year when they are on sale and put them away until they are needed. If the teacher requests specific items, I will go out and get them, but this year I didn’t need to.

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  25. Gail Butler — August 17, 2018 @ 10:13 am (#)

    My favourite thing about going back to school was always having new shoes and one special outfit for the first day of school!

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  26. Jeannie Lam — August 17, 2018 @ 10:13 am (#)

    I usually don’t start my back to school shopping until the second last week of summer, which means for this year I’ll be starting my shopping next week!

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  27. Heidi P — August 17, 2018 @ 10:28 am (#)

    Usually start slowly in July and move up the pace in mid August

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  28. Jennifer P. — August 17, 2018 @ 10:50 am (#)

    I usually start my back to school shopping in July and would be done by now, but this year I have only picked up a couple of things so far. I usually do all my shopping at 3 main places – Walmart, Superstore, and Staples. Sometimes I pick up a few things at Pharmasave, and a local teacher’s store (that I am allowed to shop at because I am a city worker in a relevant department).

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  29. Lester C — August 17, 2018 @ 10:51 am (#)

    Around mid august

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  30. Tiffany Rotulo — August 17, 2018 @ 10:57 am (#)

    I start shopping as soon as school is out. I pick up things here and there as they go on sail.

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  31. Heather Tobin — August 17, 2018 @ 11:10 am (#)

    I start to pick up a bit here and there throughout the summer ao that it isn’t too much of a money strain right before school starts

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  32. Liliana P — August 17, 2018 @ 11:19 am (#)

    I really enjoy back to school shopping specially when it comes to writing accessories and notebooks. I typically do it at the beginning of August to make sure that there are still good assortment and variety. My favourite places to go shopping are Walmart, Staples, and surprisingly art stores have great selection as well.

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  33. Jenness M — August 17, 2018 @ 11:39 am (#)

    A couple days before school starts as its all on sale.

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  34. Tina oye — August 17, 2018 @ 11:43 am (#)

    I’m a slowly collect things type of mom..depending on sales of course as school gear is very expensive thsee days!

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  35. Joni — August 17, 2018 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    I start shopping as soon as the deals start

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  36. ivy pluchinsky — August 17, 2018 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    We usually start at the end of August. Last minute is our thing lol

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  37. Eileen — August 17, 2018 @ 1:08 pm (#)

    I wait for the flyers and deals to start!

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  38. Jenn E — August 17, 2018 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    We start back to school shopping mid to late August!

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  39. nicky — August 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm (#)

    I will start this weekend!

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  40. Ashleen Cohico — August 17, 2018 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    This weekend!😬

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  41. Calvin — August 17, 2018 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    Around mid to end of august. Usually have most of the things I need already though. I can buy supplement on line

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  42. jan — August 17, 2018 @ 3:39 pm (#)

    For the most part school shopping is done all summer long whenever I see something that is a good deal. I try not to hit the stores at the end of August!

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  43. Tainan Lu — August 17, 2018 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    I usually start back to school shopping at the end of August.

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  44. Kim Tanti — August 17, 2018 @ 4:06 pm (#)

    With a 16yr. old daughter we start at least 4 week’s before school. Pants are the hardest to shop for. Your prayers are welcome. LOL

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  45. Maritess S — August 17, 2018 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    I do it end of July and look for great deals before the Back to School shopping rush.

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  46. Lynda Cook — August 17, 2018 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    I start shopping as soon as the supplies hit the shelves

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  47. Jenny B — August 17, 2018 @ 5:09 pm (#)

    We start approximately this time of the year – around mid August – to get it out of the way!

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  48. andrea amy — August 17, 2018 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    School supplies are purchased in July, and school clothing is purchased mid August. I’ll be finished up within the next couple days, the boys just need some new school shoes.

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  49. Jonnie — August 17, 2018 @ 5:42 pm (#)

    I start around the first of August fo suplies and we do the clothes and shoe shopping in the two weeks before school starts because you never know when a growth spurt will occur!

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  50. Lisa L — August 17, 2018 @ 6:11 pm (#)

    Usually around the beginning of August when the flyers start promoting it. We like to get ahead of it so if we forget something we still have time to pick it up before everything gets picked over.

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  51. Clarence L — August 17, 2018 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    I start shopping last two weeks of August

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  52. Mary — August 17, 2018 @ 6:47 pm (#)

    I started last month but I do most of my shopping the last two weeks of August.

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  53. Leeanne C — August 17, 2018 @ 6:56 pm (#)

    I’m always stocking up for back to school all through the summer as I gwt great deals just before thw school year begins.

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  54. HEIDI CARLSON-REID — August 17, 2018 @ 7:29 pm (#)

    I started at the beginning of August and hope to finish up this weekend.

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  55. Julie Bolduc — August 17, 2018 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    To be honest 1 week before school

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  56. Sab Edwards — August 17, 2018 @ 8:15 pm (#)

    My kids are always good about not having to get every thing spanking new!! They use a lot of stuff over, esp calculators etc. We also dont buy all of it right away , just in spurts as we found that other kids would help themselves to pencils and pens if we brought them all to be put in the desks

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  57. Shondra — August 17, 2018 @ 8:38 pm (#)

    Now! Today actually

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  58. Lyndsey R.t — August 17, 2018 @ 8:52 pm (#)

    About 2 weeks before school starts. Not too last minute.

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  59. Michelle Policelli — August 17, 2018 @ 9:07 pm (#)

    We always go back to school shopping around the middle and end of August.

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  60. Darrah Bailey — August 17, 2018 @ 9:14 pm (#)

    I usually start a week or two before back to school

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  61. Juliee Fitze — August 17, 2018 @ 9:23 pm (#)

    I shop the sales year round for school.

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  62. Tara — August 17, 2018 @ 11:29 pm (#)

    We are always late shoppers here. I’ll grab some things a few weeks before it starts and then the rest after school actually begins. We’re too busy soaking up the last weeks of summer to worry about school.

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  63. Rebecca — August 18, 2018 @ 12:46 am (#)

    I shop all year round for sales. I love looking at Walmart and H&M.

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  64. jason kinnin — August 18, 2018 @ 12:47 am (#)

    Already started! Got some writing supplies new bags and shoes. Now need a watch

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  65. Theresa C. — August 18, 2018 @ 12:58 am (#)

    I start shopping for back to school in July 😉

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  66. Tammi L. — August 18, 2018 @ 2:32 am (#)

    My daughter doesn’t get her list until after they start… crazy, right? But we get the obvious as soon as it starts going on sale. Usually August.

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  67. Faye W. — August 18, 2018 @ 5:01 am (#)

    I start back to school shopping the last week of August.

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  68. ducky — August 18, 2018 @ 5:21 am (#)

    I pick up things all summer – the earlier the better. I don’t like crowds.

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  69. Meekyung — August 18, 2018 @ 5:24 am (#)

    I start early August

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  70. Martina — August 18, 2018 @ 5:40 am (#)

    I started in June this year with Costco backpacks then the rest was last week

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  71. charity — August 18, 2018 @ 6:05 am (#)

    i start next week! a few weeks before back to school.

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  72. Julie-Lynne McCann — August 18, 2018 @ 6:08 am (#)

    we try to do some all summer long when we see the deals

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  73. Elizabeth Robinson — August 18, 2018 @ 7:04 am (#)

    I start shopping whenever there is a sale on.

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  74. Tabby72 — August 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am (#)

    We’ve started already, so mid-August!

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  75. yvonne — August 18, 2018 @ 7:43 am (#)

    BTS shopping starts this weekend! I LOVE BTS! Better than New Year’s for me.

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  76. Sunshine G — August 18, 2018 @ 7:46 am (#)

    Usually, we start once the PNE begins…it’s a good reminder that summer’s nearly done.

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  77. Laurie Cockburn — August 18, 2018 @ 7:54 am (#)

    Usually the last week in August I do their back to school shopping

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  78. Jill — August 18, 2018 @ 8:20 am (#)

    I pick things up in September when they go on clearance for the next year.

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  79. Nate — August 18, 2018 @ 8:36 am (#)

    Last week of August

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  80. Joyce James — August 18, 2018 @ 9:05 am (#)

    End of August. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. Pd Reimer — August 18, 2018 @ 9:46 am (#)

    I will probably start very soon to hit the sales!

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  82. Cindy — August 18, 2018 @ 9:46 am (#)

    When the sales start, I start our back to school shopping.

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  83. AD — August 18, 2018 @ 9:49 am (#)

    I look for certain things for “back to school” throughout the year, BUT for specifics like school supplies, electronics or shoes, clothing, I start in early August.

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  84. DP Gus — August 18, 2018 @ 10:19 am (#)

    I find bargains throughout the year and stock up using a variety of rebates and savings .. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway

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  85. Jenny Major — August 18, 2018 @ 10:21 am (#)

    I always start back to school shopping mid August

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  86. Amy Dell — August 18, 2018 @ 11:07 am (#)

    We dont really do back to school shopping. My daughter’s Birthday is in August so she tends to have new clothes and shoes before starts. And we use back packs until they die so may be purchased any time of year.

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  87. Heather Swanson — August 18, 2018 @ 12:09 pm (#)

    A month before

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  88. Carole — August 18, 2018 @ 12:16 pm (#)

    I start in August, I buy my granddaughters close and some school supplies.

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    • Carole — August 18th, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

      Clothes! Oops

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  89. Melissa C — August 18, 2018 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    I buy in advance when they mark down the back to school stuff

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  90. Erin N — August 18, 2018 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    We are going to start (and hopefully finish, too) shopping for back to school this weekend! Awesome giveaway- thank you 🙂

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  91. John Siddall — August 18, 2018 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    I start back to school shopping as soon as the sales start…usually in August.

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  92. Cheryl H — August 18, 2018 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    We start back to school shopping in mid July

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  93. DeeDee F — August 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm (#)

    We have such great fall weather on the west coast that I love to catch the late summer bargains for my 2 grandkids at The Bay. I always find some great outfits at amazing prices for them to boost their wardrobe until the cold weather hits and they’re back to long sleeves and pants.

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  94. Stephanie — August 18, 2018 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    I start shopping in mid August

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  95. Lisa Neutel — August 18, 2018 @ 3:12 pm (#)

    i usually start back to school shopping at the end of August for supplies and shoes clothes usually wait til end of Sept

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  96. Won — August 18, 2018 @ 3:23 pm (#)

    I will start next week

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  97. Tina F — August 18, 2018 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    I start back to school shopping the first week of August as sales usually start then.

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  98. Melinda — August 18, 2018 @ 3:34 pm (#)

    I start shopping at the end of August.

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  99. Tina L. — August 18, 2018 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    Start at the beginning of August

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  100. Travelbuds — August 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm (#)

    Now that we are back from our summer vacation I’ll start looking at what I need and then start pricing things out.

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  101. Dave Gibb — August 18, 2018 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    at the end of August.

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  102. Kathryn — August 18, 2018 @ 7:39 pm (#)

    I start back to school shopping at the beginning of August

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  103. Kristi — August 18, 2018 @ 8:17 pm (#)

    Sometime in August.

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  104. Cassandra k — August 18, 2018 @ 8:49 pm (#)

    A couple days before school

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  105. Sheila — August 18, 2018 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    Last minute over here – mixed with some throughout the summer deals

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  106. Marlene J — August 18, 2018 @ 10:15 pm (#)

    We shop all year round, though some is done in Aug too – back to school

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  107. Chris MacDonald — August 19, 2018 @ 5:01 am (#)

    I shop all year around but seriously start shopping in August

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  108. Deanna Petrie — August 19, 2018 @ 5:38 am (#)

    For supplies I usually shop all year (watching for sales and deals) at Walmart or Staples. I also try to support small local shops as often as I can.

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  109. Vivian Dionne — August 19, 2018 @ 6:16 am (#)

    I start shopping in August for clothes, books and supplies.

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  110. Vanessa L. — August 19, 2018 @ 7:17 am (#)

    Mid-August seems like the best time. The sales are all starting.

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  111. sara kirkham — August 19, 2018 @ 7:26 am (#)

    usually the last week in august

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  112. Stephanie Poole — August 19, 2018 @ 8:15 am (#)

    I start Back To School shopping mid August usually

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  113. Miriam Wilton — August 19, 2018 @ 9:57 am (#)

    This is our first year back to school shopping and i’m totally stoked!!!! It was my favorite part of back to school as a kid lol. We will probably hit up the shops the last week before the long weekend.

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  114. Krista M — August 19, 2018 @ 1:03 pm (#)

    Near the end of July I start back to school shopping, especially with the kids shoes, as it seems in August the sales are better but the sizes & selections are very picked over.

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  115. LILLIAN BROWN — August 19, 2018 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    We have grand children that we help, so I actually shop all year, When I see something on sale that one of them can use, I buy it. Easier to spread out throughout the year.

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  116. Shirley OFlynn — August 19, 2018 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    I start back to school shopping in mid August.

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  117. Linda Svarovsky — August 19, 2018 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    I start shopping for back to school about a month before when the sales start.

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  118. Heather Sibley — August 19, 2018 @ 2:40 pm (#)

    Mid August is the time to start catching back to school sales.

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  119. Kristy MacLean — August 19, 2018 @ 4:33 pm (#)

    I usually start bts shopping early august, sometime soon you can get good deals and there is still plenty of selection

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  120. Melonie Borhi — August 19, 2018 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    Walmart and dollarama

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  121. Monique L.S. — August 19, 2018 @ 6:44 pm (#)

    I keep an eye out for sales all the time. Usually we get a new backpack, so I watch for a good sale. I bought a new one over a month ago for half off. Same with shoes – if the deal is right, I will get it and store it until needed.

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  122. Marc-Andre Taillefer — August 19, 2018 @ 7:50 pm (#)

    A couple days before school starts as its all on sale.

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  123. Luisa M. — August 19, 2018 @ 8:08 pm (#)

    I usually start in July!

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  124. jeannine glen — August 20, 2018 @ 4:58 am (#)

    I usually start when school finishes. this way I always pick up the things that my grandchildren needs and wants. I don’t have to rush and worry that I miss something. then i’m able to relax and just have a blast with summer. much easier.

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  125. Sue — August 20, 2018 @ 4:59 am (#)

    Middle August

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  126. Valerie Conrad — August 20, 2018 @ 6:55 am (#)

    Whenever I see a deal.

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  127. Michelle James — August 20, 2018 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I like the great sales at Hudson Bay ! Also hit up Winners too!

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  128. janine a — August 20, 2018 @ 10:01 am (#)

    a week before school starts, we hold to summer as long as we can!

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  129. Mike Gismondi — August 20, 2018 @ 10:38 am (#)

    We started yesterday!

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  130. Doreen Lamoureux — August 20, 2018 @ 11:23 am (#)

    July for sure… but I always pick things up when they are on sale.

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  131. Jennifer T — August 20, 2018 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    week before school starts.

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  132. Maria — August 20, 2018 @ 1:36 pm (#)

    I start shopping in the middle of the August

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  133. dave g — August 20, 2018 @ 2:15 pm (#)

    ctc they have everything

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  134. Ken Willie — August 20, 2018 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    Since the backpack is the MAIN thing we have already been looking around but no decision. The rest starts pretty soon.

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  135. Shirley Jackson — August 20, 2018 @ 3:10 pm (#)

    I start shopping throughout the summer looking through flyers and in stores looking for sales!

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  136. Deb Philippon — August 20, 2018 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    I pick up things I know will be needed throughout the summer, when I see them at a good price. The other stuff, I begin shopping for the last week of August.

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  137. Tamara Mullen — August 20, 2018 @ 4:55 pm (#)

    I always shop for school stuff but I really get going on Sept 1.

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  138. Ron — August 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm (#)

    A couple of weeks before school starts.

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  139. Julie F — August 20, 2018 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    I always startedt looking in July

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  140. VALERIE SOLTIS — August 20, 2018 @ 5:54 pm (#)

    Aug. 20 / 2018 Good luck to all shoppers for the new school year!!!

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  141. Edmond — August 20, 2018 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    Around Aug 1. . Thank you for the kindness, the contest, and generosity

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  142. Jaimeem — August 20, 2018 @ 6:06 pm (#)

    I am terrible. I always leave it last minute.

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  143. Soozle — August 20, 2018 @ 6:35 pm (#)

    Middle of August is when I would BTS shop!

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  144. Rashid Majeed Sheikh — August 20, 2018 @ 8:17 pm (#)

    Shopping completed kids ready back to school waiting to see teachers and friends

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  145. McEddie — August 20, 2018 @ 9:41 pm (#)

    I watch for great supplies at super prices all year long, then watch for the back to school sales in August.

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  146. Jennylyn Gross — August 20, 2018 @ 11:06 pm (#)

    last week

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  147. Mandy — August 20, 2018 @ 11:50 pm (#)

    We just started back to school shopping as the sales come up.

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  148. BlessedTA — August 21, 2018 @ 6:33 am (#)

    In July

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  149. Lushka Smith — August 21, 2018 @ 6:47 am (#)

    Start about 2-3 weeks before school starts.

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  150. lori — August 21, 2018 @ 7:26 am (#)

    i usually pick the basics once i see them on sale, then we see what my sons booklist is then try and pick up used ones. he is in university

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  151. Linda — August 21, 2018 @ 9:26 am (#)

    I start shopping for back to school around mid-August.

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  152. Aarone Mawdsley — August 21, 2018 @ 12:03 pm (#)

    late august usally

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  153. Daniela Plume — August 21, 2018 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    I buy when things are on sale throughout the year

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  154. Ashley J — August 21, 2018 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    I’d start mid August…and any time I see something on sale or clearance.

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  155. kim — August 21, 2018 @ 5:13 pm (#)

    We start the week before school.

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  156. Margaret Huitema — August 21, 2018 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    Back to school shopping starts around the 1st week in August! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. Brenda — August 22, 2018 @ 12:01 am (#)

    Around August!

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  158. Jennifer Raska — August 22, 2018 @ 1:57 am (#)

    I start school shopping the first week of August and from then on up until a week prior to them starting.

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  159. Joey B — August 22, 2018 @ 5:39 am (#)

    I haven’t started yet. Will probably start the week before school starts.

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  160. Eric — August 22, 2018 @ 6:24 am (#)

    I will start today

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  161. Blogblob — August 22, 2018 @ 6:32 am (#)

    We start in July or August depending on the deals

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  162. Ming Y — August 22, 2018 @ 6:41 am (#)

    I start buying on the labour day weekend

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  163. Mark Martin — August 22, 2018 @ 7:29 am (#)

    Just like I do at Christmas, the week before school starts.

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  164. Calla — August 22, 2018 @ 8:31 am (#)

    I start in early August before the rush is on, but still tapping into sales.

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  165. Debbie Browne — August 22, 2018 @ 10:07 am (#)

    I always started mid August, if you leave it too late, product is pretty picked over.

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  166. Kimberley — August 22, 2018 @ 4:37 pm (#)

    When my son was younger I shopped at Walmart and Staples for school supplies and Zumiez, American Eagle and West 49 for clothes. Now that he is in post secondary he does his back to school shopping himself.

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  167. Florence Cochrane — August 22, 2018 @ 6:47 pm (#)

    This year I had the pleasure of taking my grandchildren on a shopping spree for back to school at the new outlet mall near Edmonton airport. Usually I send money to purchase new footwear in August.

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  168. Narinder Chana — August 22, 2018 @ 6:57 pm (#)

    Great prize.

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  169. Narinder Chana — August 22, 2018 @ 6:58 pm (#)

    We start shopping as soon as we receive the list(s).

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  170. M — August 22, 2018 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    I start mid-August

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  171. Israel Y — August 22, 2018 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    we just startred today to do shopping

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  172. Lynn M — August 23, 2018 @ 1:31 am (#)

    I start when I see things in store during my normal course of activities.

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  173. Rachel Collins — August 23, 2018 @ 8:51 am (#)

    I start my back to school shopping in July. School in my state normally starts back on August 9th. It’s seems so early!

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  174. CHRIS HOEY — August 23, 2018 @ 8:58 am (#)

    My favourite back to school stores are Winners, Staples, and Marshall’s.

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  175. LaToya Jones — August 23, 2018 @ 9:20 am (#)

    A few weeks before school

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  176. Terry Mac — August 23, 2018 @ 9:31 am (#)

    I start shopping for back to school, as soon as school is out (sales only that is)…..and seriously fill in what is needed mid july….again waiting for sales.

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  177. Casey Miller — August 23, 2018 @ 12:55 pm (#)

    We stated mid August.

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  178. Louise gilbert — August 23, 2018 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    I usually start in Aug. and that includes them all cutting hair cuts too

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  179. andie — August 23, 2018 @ 4:52 pm (#)

    Before school even ends depending on the deals that I can find.

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  181. Wendy Jensen — August 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am (#)

    My usual is to start shopping about the first of August for the September 01 (approximate) back to school.

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  182. Aarti M — August 24, 2018 @ 10:32 am (#)

    Usually, we get to back to school shopping a few days before school starts.

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  183. Jennifer Ann Wilson — August 24, 2018 @ 10:33 am (#)

    We order our school supplies through the school at year end, then we clothes and shoe shop mid August.

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  184. Amy Price — August 24, 2018 @ 11:52 am (#)

    We waited until the last minute like we always do!

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  185. charlotte west — August 24, 2018 @ 12:14 pm (#)

    about a month before school starts.

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  186. babysquirrel — August 24, 2018 @ 12:18 pm (#)

    When all the sales start – some time in August.

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  187. khawla el — August 24, 2018 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    It’s my first year of collegue

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  188. Kelly Grant — August 25, 2018 @ 6:32 am (#)

    We start about a month before school.

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  189. Karine — August 25, 2018 @ 10:04 am (#)

    As soon as the back to school sales come up, like mid August! 🙂

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  190. Paula Pennachio — August 25, 2018 @ 10:23 am (#)

    I don’t have children unfortunately but I go shopping with my friend about a month before

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  191. Denise L — August 25, 2018 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    Around the middle to end of August

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  192. Lisa McLain — August 25, 2018 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    I usually start back to schhol shopping the beginning of august !!!

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  193. Ashley Mains — August 25, 2018 @ 2:03 pm (#)

    In august, usually last minute! 😮

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  194. Christina Rogers — August 25, 2018 @ 6:24 pm (#)

    I usually start the first week in August when sales are in

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  195. Laura Griggs — August 25, 2018 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    I pick up items year round as they go on sale for back to school.

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  196. Rebeca M — August 26, 2018 @ 5:36 am (#)

    Always looking for bargains and coupons all year round, so no set date

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  197. LisaM — August 26, 2018 @ 6:18 am (#)

    We start early but first we check for what we can reuse from around the house!

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  198. Margaret Huitema — August 26, 2018 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    Usually the first week in August is when the back to school shopping starts!

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  199. em — August 26, 2018 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    i start at the beginning of august and then again the 2nd week of sept and save those for next year

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  200. HAZELL PEREZ — August 27, 2018 @ 6:38 am (#)

    I start shopping inAugust and also take advantage of the tax-free sale.

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  201. Betty S — August 27, 2018 @ 8:43 am (#)

    We start shopping mid August do our best to get everything during the first shop

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  202. Clare O'Brien — August 27, 2018 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    We start the week before the beginning of school!

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  204. winnie — August 27, 2018 @ 5:56 pm (#)

    we dont do back to school shopping, all about reuseing last years stuff

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  205. Robyn Bellefleur — August 27, 2018 @ 7:36 pm (#)

    We always start shopping at least 3 weeks before school. And we have been done for a week now.

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  206. CL Chin — August 27, 2018 @ 7:40 pm (#)

    I started when I first saw sales around mid-June.

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  207. Rochel S — August 27, 2018 @ 8:50 pm (#)

    When the school sends the supply list. So about the end of July.

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  208. jessica noah — August 27, 2018 @ 11:25 pm (#)

    The day before

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  209. Kobi Carpenter — August 28, 2018 @ 12:31 pm (#)

    I shop for basics all year round but finish the list a few weeks before school starts

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  210. Jessica — August 28, 2018 @ 2:31 pm (#)

    I start around mid august.. and I love dollar stores! Cheap doesnt necessarily mean terrible. Superstore is great too.

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  211. Roman Pejko — August 28, 2018 @ 2:36 pm (#)

    I always wait till the last minute, usually the last shopping day before school starts. It never works out well.

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  212. Wanda B — August 28, 2018 @ 2:50 pm (#)

    I like to start near the end of July.

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  213. Allison Matz — August 28, 2018 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    I start watching for sales at the beginning of August.

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  214. Shirley S — August 28, 2018 @ 7:21 pm (#)

    I usually start back to school shopping in mid August.

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  215. Jessica T — August 28, 2018 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    I wait until the last minute!

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  216. Leland Lee — August 29, 2018 @ 12:21 am (#)

    August

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  217. Erica Seaman — August 29, 2018 @ 6:06 am (#)

    I started mid August and I have a few things still to pick up. I kind of keep a little stash in the closet for the whole year.

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  218. Erin W — August 29, 2018 @ 8:23 am (#)

    I shop all year round, whenever I find a good sale!

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  219. Suzanne — August 29, 2018 @ 10:11 am (#)

    End of july

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  220. Linda G — August 29, 2018 @ 11:40 am (#)

    Shopping done on-line from my favorite stores (getting the best offers) and can now relax

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  221. Karla Sceviour — August 29, 2018 @ 2:35 pm (#)

    I usually start as soon as school is out for summer!

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  222. Gord — August 29, 2018 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    We always started in early August with the first sales that come up.

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  223. Erin McSweeney — August 29, 2018 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    mid way through August…having to much fun enjoying summer to think about it too soon

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  224. Adriana — August 29, 2018 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    whenever the sales start.

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  225. Xia Lee — August 29, 2018 @ 10:53 pm (#)

    All year long

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  226. Brian Soderston — August 30, 2018 @ 7:02 am (#)

    all year round

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  227. rosemary — August 30, 2018 @ 7:34 am (#)

    mid july

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  228. Lerroy — August 30, 2018 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I start school today! I have been shopping for the last one month. I love shop early to have ample time to make all the savings I can too. For instance I just learnt RBC Bank is offering $60 to students who open a 1st time students account 🙂 I love to shop at Walmart, H&M and Journeys.

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  229. klp — August 30, 2018 @ 11:46 am (#)

    We are doing it all year. Whenever there’s a sale, we load up. Thank you.

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  231. Fatima Naveed — August 31, 2018 @ 6:34 am (#)

    I start a month before start of school i.e in August. I lookout for sales and good deals in particular.

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  232. Piroska — August 31, 2018 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    I used to do some the week before school starts, the rest after school starts. Catch the sales!

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  233. Belinda McNabb — August 31, 2018 @ 6:22 pm (#)

    we start a couple of weeks before school starts

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    I shop for back to school around middle of August!

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