LAS VEGAS - This week, 8 News NOW
teamed with four local women to find the best back-to-school shopping deals.
They offer their tips on how to get the best bang for your buck.
Four Las Vegas bloggers were put to the test this
week with one goal: buy the most school supplies for $88 each.
In the end, one woman
prevailed: Billie Hillier. She purchased 163 back-to-school items for $87.83. She credits her price
These women, through
their blogs, all share great advice all year long on how to get the most bang
for your buck.
Abigail Peterson runs
the blog Lovin' Our Chaos. "I started blogging in 2007. It started as an online
scrapbook for family and kids," she said.
She says she met other Las Vegas bloggers. The
four women agree the blogosphere opened a new world for them.
different ways to help out the community," said Daisy Teh, who runs the blog
The It Mom. "Now, we have several thousand people on there, looking at deals
and match-ups we've got every week. It really started with trying to make a
They hope to influence
and encourage other parents with smart shopping tips. They plan to continue
saving when shopping for other items such as clothes and shoes.
"There are outlet stores
we will visit. I'll sign up for a newsletter – fifty percent off coupon," said
Hillier, who runs the blog Frugal Ferret.
They say deals can also
be found at consignment shops, sales and swaps.
"I'm also a member of a
group on Facebook, ‘Tots Clothes Swap', said Desiree Peeples, who runs the blog
Mommy Reporter. "Moms get together, and we swap out clothes - size four for
another moms size five."
Time is running out to
buy back to school supplies. The first day of school is August 26.