As we come to the end of summer, most children have already started their yearly tradition of going back to school. We’ve all seen the Facebook posts of students proudly sporting new clothes, lunch boxes and backpacks, often with their favorite characters on them. While some children can’t wait for the first day of school, we know the work to get them there begins weeks before as parents go from store to store to cross items off back-to-school shopping lists that seem to grow longer every year.
Top of mind for parents during back-to-school shopping is finding the best deals for everything their children need. And that’s for good reason.
Whether it’s elementary, middle or high school, all students have long lists of back-to-school necessities. According to the National Retail Federation, parents planned to spend $27.3 billion this year on back-to-school items for children in kindergarten through grade 12, an average of $673.57 per family. That’s up nearly 10 percent from last year, and 55 percent over the past decade.
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