You can request a flyer from the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection with back-to-school shopping tips for parents and kids to help save money and make smart financial decisions.

The flyer explains why you should:

  • Make a list and create a budget
  • Compare prices
  • Look for prices
  • Beware of price gouging
  • Ask for a receipt and save it
  • Check store payment and refund policies
  • Protect yourself when shopping online
  • Teach your children about credit and how it works
  • Get free financial counseling at the City's Financial Empowerment Centers
  • Know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to student loans

The flyer is available in multiple languages.


Get the "Back-to-School Shopping Tips" flyer.

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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