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Back-to-School Shopping Days to Avoid

The 5 Worst Days For Back-to-School Shopping

Parents may be prepping for kids to head back to school now, but Foursquare is recommending you hold off on heading to the stores on specific dates in August and September due to the crowds. Based on check-in data from department stores, electronics stores, clothing retailers, and school supply/office supply stores, the social networking company is advising parents to avoid back-to-school shopping on Aug. 18, Aug. 11, Aug. 4, Sept. 2, and Aug. 25, in that order.

"Generally, the best time to shop is the morning," a representative of Foursquare says. "Late afternoon and evening are the peak hours."

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