Back-to-school Shopping A Bust

Shoppers spent slightly more last month than they had the year before, but sales were far short of 2008 levels, heralding what could be a disappointing holiday shopping season.

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  • Save of the Day: Back to school backpack bargains! - USA Today
    If you waited for today to buy a backpack, you are in for some huge savings! Whether you're shopping for back to school, college, commuting or...
    07/23/2014 - 10:51 am | View Link
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    07/23/2014 - 8:23 am | View Link
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    Shopping, up to 2,000 bonus miles. United's Back-To-School offer allows you to earn a bonus on shopping that you might be planning to do anyway.
    07/23/2014 - 6:46 am | View Link
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    In-store the Preferred Method for Back-to-School Shopping - CNBC
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  • Back-to-school shopping: college edition
    Since this spring, "can we run by Target again this weekend?" has become a reoccurring phrase in our house. We've carted home load after load of every item that is essential to surviving life away from home, a stark contrast from my grandpa's single suit ...
    08/1/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
  • Tips for Tax-Free Back-to-School Shopping
    States host weekends this month that allow you to avoid paying sales tax on certain items. You can skip sales tax in certain states this month. This month, select states are offering tax-free shopping to those purchasing items for the upcoming school year.
    08/1/2014 - 2:22 am | View Link
  • Back to school shopping for adults
    Back to school shopping for adults With schools back in session in a matter of weeks, who says adults can't go back-to-school shopping for their own wardrobes? Check out this story on
    07/31/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • Tax-free holiday: Back-to-school shopping break starts Friday
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    07/30/2014 - 10:54 pm | View Link
  • Back-to-school shopping with tax break
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    07/30/2014 - 5:39 pm | View Link
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  • School Shopping
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  • Back to School 2014
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    08/1/2014 - 12:35 am | View Website
  • How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping
    Back to school shopping can get quite expensive. Aside from shopping during your state's Tax Free Shopping Dates, what do you do to save money the school supplies ...
    07/31/2014 - 11:59 pm | View Website
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