Back to School: What's On Your Shopping List?

Parents spend about $688 on back-to-school expenses. What is the number one item you shop for to get the kids ready for school?


From Staples to Target to DSW, the back-to-school commercials are officially in overdrive.

For the parents and caregivers out there, that means lots of shopping for notebooks, backpacks, laptops and locker decor in the next few weeks.

Places like Value Drugs in and , and are all good local choices for the A to Z of school supplies.

On average, folks with kids in grades K-12 will spend $688.62 on back-to-school supplies this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Foundation. That's up from the average of $603.63 last year, the NRF reports.

What is the must-have item that tops your list this year? Is it clothes, shoes, notebooks, technology?

Share your comments below and vote in our survey!

Josh Semendoff August 13, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Be sure and share any hot deals on school items happening right now in the comments section too!


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