I am buying as little as possible. I have some supplies leftover from last year and I am trying to buy what is absolutely needed. I will try to catch the sales at Staples.
U.S. retailers are expecting a boon in school shopping this summer. According to a survey commissioned by the National Retail Federation, the average person with children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade will spend $688.62, up from $603.63 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $30.3 billion, making school spending only second to December holiday spending.
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