Inflation is affecting back-to-school products and 7News is helping parents take advantage of savings opportunities with some money-saving tips.

Smart Shopping Expert Trae Bodge says the summer has great sale periods to take advantage of, starting with the Amazon Prime sale from July 12 to 13. Keep in mind Target has competitive sales at the same time. She recommends online shopping as opposed to in-person, suggesting parents download a free browser extension from coupon sites like Coupon Cabin or SlickDeals or Rakuten.

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