Deal ideas for Back to School 2010 with

This year families will spend $600 on preparing for the back to school season according to a recent survey released by the National Retail Foundation. With so much spending going on, the need to find deals is huge, which is where deal and coupon sites come into play, but if you don't want to spend time looking at generic deals that may or may not apply to what your child wants, you need to look at the new "Get Advice" section of

The Q & A section, which bills itself as a place to "Ask, Answer & Save" on what Loren Bendele CEO of described in a phone interview with WalletPop as a "deal-specific answer product." This deal-specific question and answer tool makes it easy to ask the community of users and deal experts for advice on buying specific back to school products.

"If you're not finding a deal, or you don't know where to start, ask the community." explains Bendele. He shared two ways that you can use's question and answer section to save on back to school purchases.

The first is if you know exactly what product you want. Say you need a specific gadget for your child or a specific piece of clothing that your child just has to have. You can go to the tool and ask for the best deal on this specific item. Answers come back from other users with tips on finding the best deal on your item, and when applicable the other users can attach coupons to the answers.

The second way that the answer tool can help you save on Back to School purchases is if you want to ask for the best deal on a particular category of items or to help you decide between two or three possible items. This way community members, who have experience or knowledge of the products, can help you make the best choice based on current deals and product value.

However you go about looking for Back to School Deals, make sure you look. According to Bendele retailers will be "aggressive" in their attempts to offer the best deal and earn your business. Shopping for back to school goods without doing your homework is like telling your kid they don't need to study for their first test.
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