Tips for online back to school shopping in Montana

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 15:47:38-04

WHITEFISH — If you're a parent concerned about in-person back to school shopping, we have some tips for online.

We spoke with a mother who started online shopping last year and she has some ideas for you in this Rebound Report.

Danielle Johnson -- who is a mom of three in Columbia Falls -- has some suggestions to help you navigate online back to school shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She says that she was tired of navigating through stores, and started shopping for back to school items last year online.

"I try not to go into stores if I don't have to. Just to avoid the crowds and the people. But yeah, it's definitely helpful for those who feel like it's not safe to go out," said Johnson.

And she has some tips for parents who want to online back to school shopping this year, avoiding in-person shopping because of coronavirus concerns.

She says that places like Target has a search option for your school district on their website and it provides your school's shopping list for you.

"It uploads what school you need," she said. "And it will check off every item that each student needs for school. And then, you just add them to your cart as you look through them."

Johnson recommends that parents should try online shopping on a laptop or desktop, not a phone since the screens are bigger.

She also told MTN News that her kids feel safer virtually shopping instead of going in person to the stores this year.

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