The cost to go “back to school” keeps increasing. In 2010, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that the average American family would spend more than $600 on back to school supplies. That’s only for an average student; college-age students, who often require many more supplies, especially if they’re moving into a dorm, may spend even more. That also represents an 11% jump from the year before.
Does this sound like you? Many parents begin eyeing the back to school fliers and ads in August. Whether your kids start kindergarten or head off to the university this year, you can buy them everything they need without breaking your bank account. Here are several tips to help you become a savvy back to school shopper this year.