It's back-to-school shopping time, and after stops at the big-box stores, the art supply shop and a place to pick up a milkshake for the tyke, the trunk of your car contains more back-to-school supplies than could possibly fit into a backpack.
The shopping list--once a single sheet of salmon-colored paper--now looks like an annotated copy of the federal tax code, and you'll have to do some financial planning to afford everything on it.
Vista Pawn is reducing the hassle of back-to-school shopping and slashing its cost with its Back-to-School Backpack Event.
For $25, parents can pick up backpacks loaded with elementary-school supplies fitting criteria on local schools' shopping lists, a Western Idaho Fair youth admission ticket and a half-off Vista Pawn shopping pass.
Even after the Aug. 7 sale, 60 of the backpacks remained at the Vista location of Vista Pawn, though there are three other VP locations across the Treasure Valley participating in the program.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Women & Children's Alliance.