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Frugal Family: Sporting Goods

Back to school and back to fall sports and activities. It's not easy on the wallet, so here are a few tips to save some cash while staying busy.

1. Cleat Swap (Norwood Youth Soccer)

Deal Time: Wednesday (9/7/11) and Saturday (9/10/11)

Where to Find It: , Norwood

Kids’ feet grow so fast. It’s tough to keep our children in shoes. Here’s a solution for your soccer cleat dilemma! Between 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. tonight or 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday morning, come on down to the Coakley Middle School (next to the Snack Shack) and trade a pair of used cleats for another pair of used cleats. Don’t have a pair to trade? That’s no problem. You can buy a used pair for a $5 donation.  

2. Play it Again Sports

Deal Time: All the time

Where to Find It: 630 Washington Street | 781.493.6796

Trade in used sporting equipment for a discount on new equipment. Or, buy gently used sporting equipment for a fifty to seventy percent discount. The environment is friendly and the people there are helpful and knowledgeable.

3. Olympia Sports

Deal Time: This week

Where to Find It: 40 Providence Highway, Walpole | 508.660.1488

Head over to Olympia Sports and all shoes with an orange insert are 30 percent off a second pair! This is an inexpensive way to get some back up sneakers for your active children.

4. Dick’s Sporting Goods

Deal Time: Free shipping until 9/10/11

Where to Find It: 15 Stockwell Drive, Avon | 508.580.8881

Shop from the comfort of your home and enjoy free shipping on all footwear, backpacks, and athletic/outdoor apparel. Free shipping offer ends 9/10/11. Check out their super organized clearance section for savings of up to 40 percent on all kinds of footwear and athletic apparel (all brands).

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