When It Comes To Back To School Spending, Parents Should Get Back to Shopping Basics

BOSTON, AUGUST 7, 2012 – With nearly half of online shoppers planning to increase spending over 2011 for back to school shopping, parents should get back to the fundamentals of smart shopping in order to save money. Smart money management is one example parents should always set for their kids, not to mention that in this economy, every cent counts!

Since free money-saving offers are only a few convenient clicks away, shoppers should take full advantage. More than two-thirds say they expect to make back to school purchases online, making online coupon use and cash back earning an easy way to save more money.

The majority of U.S. online shoppers plan to spend up to $500 in 2012 on back to school shopping. If they are not using online coupons and earning cash back, they will miss out on over 25% in available savings during the second largest shopping event of the year for consumers.

Coupons & cash back website BeFrugal.com offers free online coupons that have save an average of $27 per purchase, and an average of 7 percent cash back - where a percentage of eligible online transactions is deposited into a free BeFrugal.com account. The savings are available on purchases made with 3000+ merchants including popular stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Target, Gap, HP, Dell and many others.

To take advantage of the available options when making online back to school purchases, Jon Lal, BeFrugal.com founder, recommends the following:

  1. Visit a free coupons & cash back website such as BeFrugal.com to view available offers.
  2. After signing in, click on a money-saving offer that meets your needs. If you spot a money bag symbol on BeFrugal.com, you can get more savings by earning cash back in addition to using an online coupon.
  3. Shop as normal, completing your purchase in a timely manner in the current browser.

"We are glad that BeFrugal.com can help families save. They can come to us for free resources for all their purchases, from everyday transactions like back to school needs to large expenses such as travel,” said Jon Lal, founder of BeFrugal.com. “Clicking coupon offers and earning cash back is an easy way for families to enjoy more of their hard-earned money.”

With a record number of 3,000+ cash back stores, and coupons for 40,000 stores, BeFrugal.com has a greater number of stores than any comparable cash back program. The BeFrugal.com free cash back offering was announced in 2011 to save shoppers more money, rewarding shoppers with cash back for their eligible online purchases. BeFrugal.com now offers an average of 7 percent cash back on purchases, which can be combined with their free online coupons to get extra savings on each purchase. Since launching in 2009, BeFrugal.com has saved shoppers more than $25 million dollars.

About BeFrugal.com

BeFrugal.com is a website focused on frugal living. It features cash back, coupons, deals and bargains, as well as Web-based tools to help consumers save money.

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