The back-to-school shopping season is not light on the wallet. According to the National Retail Foundation’s 2012 Back-to-School spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person with children in grades K-12 will spend $688.62 on their children, up from $603.63 last year.
So it may come as a relief to know where you can get a break — and have your school-age child’s hair cut for free!
That’s right – free kids’ haircuts! Just in time for kids heading back-to-school, JC Penney salons (now known as JCP) are offering free haircuts for kids in kindergarten to sixth grades, throughout the month of August. They are also donating $1 from every haircut to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4H.
All you have to do is call JCP — locally in Market Place Mall — and set up an appointment. The main number is (217) 352-7236.
We’ve written about a few other local freebies for kids lately:
– Free football ticket for signing up for the Fighting Illini Kids Club
– Free books for students from the Champaign Public Library’s Friends Bookstore, the weekend of August 25-26
Do you know of any local freebies we should add to the list? Tell us in the comments!