The MetroPCS giveaway includes a backpack, pencils, pens, a pencil bag, a standard ruler, glue stick, eraser, folder, crayons and a spiral notebook. No purchase is required.
The MetroPCS giveaway includes a backpack, pencils, pens, a pencil bag, a standard ruler, glue stick, eraser, folder, crayons and a spiral notebook. No purchase is required.

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Get free back-to-school supplies at MetroPCS stores

By Maricar Estrella

maricar@star-telegram.com

August 09, 2017 02:41 PM

UPDATED August 09, 2017 05:28 PM

FORT WORTH

Are you budgeting for your children’s school supplies? You’re not alone.

Back-to-school shoppers spend an average of $668 per household, according to the National Retail Federation.

Here’s one way to save. MetroPCS is offering free school supplies at participating Dallas-Fort Worth locations through Aug. 27. The free cinch sacks (limit two per adult) are filled with pencils, pens, a pencil bag, a standard ruler, glue stick, eraser, folder, crayons and a spiral notebook. No purchase is required for the giveaway.

For every phone activation in one of their stores during August, MetroPCS will donate $1 to After-School All-Stars of North Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to providing comprehensive after-school programs.

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Participating DFW MetroPCS locations, dates and times include:

Thursday, Aug. 10

5-7 p.m.

6700 Brentwood Stair, Fort Worth

Friday, Aug. 11

5-7 p.m.

9247 Skillman, Suite 103, Dallas

Saturday, Aug. 12

2-4 p.m.

1101 N. Carrier Parkway, Suite 111, Grand Prairie

4-6 p.m.

1900 14th St., Plano, 75074

Sunday, Aug. 13

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

900 W. Rosedale, Suite B, Fort Worth

2-4 p.m.

2000 E. Pioneer Pkwy., Suite 500, Arlington

Thursday, Aug. 17

5-7 p.m.

601 N. Saginaw, Suite 160, Saginaw

Friday, Aug. 18

5-7 p.m.

4146 Miller Ave., Suite B, Fort Worth

5-7 p.m.

8124 Lake June Road, Dallas

Saturday, Aug. 19

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

4604 Denton Hwy., Haltom City

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

5509 E. Grand Ave., Dallas

4-6 p.m.

3101 Denton Highway, Suite 300, Haltom City

Sunday, Aug. 20

Noon-2 p.m.

2731 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas

2-4 p.m.

3021 Lombardy Lane, Suite 103B, Dallas

Tuesday, Aug. 22

6-8 p.m.

1050 N. Westmoreland, Suite 310, Dallas

Thursday, Aug. 24

5-7 p.m.

428 E. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas

5-7 p.m.

1150 W. Kiest Blvd., Suite 340, Dallas

Friday, Aug. 25

5-7 p.m.

6109 S. Cooper St., Arlington

5-7 p.m.

3338 Broadway, Suite 426, Garland

Saturday, Aug. 26

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

215 W. Camp Wisdom Road, No. 120, Duncanville

3-5 p.m.

2636 Frankford, Suite 102, Carrollton

Sunday, Aug. 27

Noon-2 p.m.

10544 Walnut St., Dallas

4-6 p.m.

6155 Samuel Blvd., Suite 100, Dallas

Cashing in on Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Mom2MomDFW.com's Maricar Estrella helps you navigate the dos and don'ts of one of North Texas' biggest shopping weekends.

Maricar Estrella and Clif Bosler maricar@star-telegram.com

Maricar Estrella: 817-390-7720, @maricare