WHAT YOU SAID: Back-to-school shopping a huge burden on parents
Loop News recently published an article highlighting the financial woes of some parents who were tackling their back-to-school shopping ahead of the new term.
Those who commented on the Facebook shared their back-to-school shopping bill, with monies spent ranging from $600 to as much as $1,200.
While the price tags varied, there was one common thread echoed among parents- back-to-school shopping is a heavy bill to bear.
Leta Caesar said: “I have two in primary school and have already hit the $600 mark.”
Asha Virgo: “I spent $496 on book for my twin girls and they are going into infants B.”
Amanda Eyeopener Lashley: “About 1700 secondary school student.”
While those prices were enough to raise eyebrows, the bill quoted by Victor Jones was a shocker:
“About two thousand (2000) for two boys one in skill training and the other in Secondary school.”
While Shanice Catlyn said she paid “Around $1800 for 2 primary school children”
Some even went so far as to offer necessary tips on how to cut back on the shopping bill.
Sonia Best said: “Just a little advice, I use also for my granddaughter ,start early when no one is getting school supplies start buying and putting them down and trust me it’s won’t be so hard.”
Deborah Ross-Ard suggested that parents make use of what was already available: “Old uniforms still work. A little starch will work.”