(WTEN) — More than two in five Americans spend up to $500 per child on back-to-school items, according to a TopCashback survey.
In the study, 1,243 adults responded to questions about their back-to-school buying habits. Forty-seven percent of the respondents said they will spend more this year than last, and new clothes and shoes registered as the most-costly venture.
The survey numbers indicated that school supplies were typically the least-costly items when compared to clothes and technology. Forty-one percent of respondents said they would spend between $101-$500 on back-to-school items.
Rebecca Gramuglia, a shopping expert for TopCashback, listed tips on how to save money during the back-to-school season.
- Get creative, and reuse when you can.
- Check out your local flyer for sales.
- Shop online.
- Don’t ignore the summer clearance racks.