Back to School Shopping

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to get ready to go back to school. I’ve got so much shopping to get done and really all I want to do is sit by the pool and enjoy the summer.

Luckily, my state has a tax-free shopping day next week.

Ever wonder how much we spend on Back-to-School?

Back-to-School Shopping costs $7.2 billion family clothing stores alone. Bookstores in last year took in $2.5 billion according to Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services.

How much will I spend this year?

They say that clothing is the biggest expenditure. A National Retail Federation study of 2010 anticipated consumer trends for back-to-school items shows the average American family will spend $606 on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics, which is up from the average of $548 spent last year


  1. carol says:

    Even with local sales tax breaks on back to school items I will still be spending several hundred dollars on each kid. It is so amazingly expensive!

  2. Sandra says:

    I have four kids. My husband has to take overtime just to clothe our kids for back to school! Aaaack!

  3. Megan says:

    Wow! That is alot of moolah!! I shop yard sales & discount stores for my stuff….or just Walmart’s cheap back to school aisles! Haha!

    I’m visiting from the weekend comment club!

  4. sandy says:

    You know I didn’t know states did this, but this is the 2nd blog I’ve visited this am talking about it. That’s pretty cool, though I hate shopping and my days of back to school stuff are long long gone. It must save some reasonable money for families with more then one child.
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  5. sandy says:

    Tried to leave a comment on your previous post but it seems you can only comment if you subscribe or belong? Didn’t know if you had a gliche in your settings?

    Wanted to say The First Lady is 200% correct and I hope we do see some changes. Lunches at school for one. Pizza everyday isn’t a healthy habit’; but that’s what lots of school serve.


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