According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan on spending just under 700 dollars each.
The NRF says total spending is expected to be just under 30-billion dollars which would make it the second highest total spending we’ve seen.
Breaking down the average $700.00 each family will spend, the NRF expects parents to spend about $240.00 on clothes, just over 200-dollars on electronics, about $130.00 on shoes, and just under $115.00 on school supplies.
To keep up with the competition, Walmart store manager Tina Budnaitis says they’re making sure prices are low both online and in stores. Budnaitis, says,”In most states including Arkansas – shop online tax free this weekend. You’re going to see the same rollback prices, the same everyday prices, and then some of our Walmart.com exclusive items that you even get a pick up discount on them.”
Budnaitis adds this year, Walmart is offering back to school lists on their website so you can easily access them on your phone while you’re shopping.
For a full list of what’s tax free and what’s not – click here.