Poll: Parents spend $273 on back to school

Posted at 8:08 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 20:08:48-04

For parents, back to school shopping can be a financial headache.

According to, those polled will spend an average of $273 on school shopping, and that’s per kid.

"We are definitely going to see prices increasing. Parents in particular, are going to be buying their kids electronics for the back to school season. Tablets, laptops, even smartphones and those things add up,” Sara Skirboll, the shopping and trends expert for RetailMeNot, said.

But, do not fear there are some apps that can help you save a buck. Redlaser helps you keep your loyalty point all in one place and if you have the barcode of a product it can help you find the best deals. Shopkick gives you points just for walking in stores; which can be redeemed for a gift cards.

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