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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 commercials are officially in overdrive.

In Scarsdale, students will head back to the

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

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?

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Jack Miller August 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I always think that the teachers get creative with their shopping lists and try to make it like some type of scavenger hunt or something.

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