Saturday, 4 July 2020

Costa Rica Retailers Leave Christmas Behind For Back To School Shopping Season


The 2013 Christmas shopping season is history for retailers who now set their sights on the next biggest buying season, the back to school shopping season.

Some stores in downtown San José have already replaced their holiday store windows to focus on school supplies, as parents of almost 1 million school children head out to buy books, pencils, pens, uniforms and more.

IMG_0395Experts recommend parents do price comparison before shopping, as prices can vary up to 50% on the same or similar items at different retailers.

- paying the bills -

In addition, parents should look for specials, as retailers battle it out to get customers through their doors.

A check on prices by reveals that a 100 page notebook can range from as little as ¢420 colones to as mush as ¢4.995, more than 10 times. An eraser can cost as little as ¢420 and as much as ¢700. The same for pencil sharpners, construction paper, lunch boxes, etc…

The public school year in Costa Rica runs from February to December, with a two week holiday break in July. The first day of public school in 2014 is February 10. The calendar year for private schools can vary some from public schools, like the British School of Costa Rica that starts is 2014 calendar year on January 22.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Central Bank defines maximum interest rate for credit cards

(QCOSTARICA) The Banco Central de Costa Rica (Central Bank) published early...

24 patients with COVID-19 who have received convalescent plasma

(QCOSTARICA) Amid the bad news of the sharp increase in cases...


Costa Rican coffee may go unharvested as pandemic creates migrant worker shortage

(Reuters) - Coffee connoisseurs across the world prize Costa Rica’s gourmet beans, but local farmers warn that if a coronavirus-induced foreign labor shortage is...

They Want to Kill Me’: Many Covid Patients Have Terrifying Delirium

The New York Times - Kim Victory was paralyzed on a bed and being burned alive. Just in time, someone rescued her, but suddenly,...

Constitutional Court: “freedom of transit is not unlimited”

(QCOSTARICA) Once again, the Constitutional Court, also known as the Sala IV, rejected an appeal for protection against the sanitary vehicle restriction, endorsing the...

Health admits community transmission in the Greater Metropolitan Area

(QCOSTARICA) The explosion of COVID-19 infections forced in the last couple of weeks, in particular, the last two days with 294 new cases on...

Costa Rica records death number 14 from covid-19: 87-year-old woman was admitted to ‘anticovid’ hospital

Rico's COVID-19 - The country registered the fourteenth death of a COVID-19 patient on Saturday night, an 87-year-old Costa Rican woman from the province...

Ten cantons at “unprecedented risk” from COVID-19 and winter

(QCOSTARICA) This year, a group of cantons in the country will have to take extreme measures to safeguard their population from the COVID-19 pandemic...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.