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Back-to-School season has arrived and parents and students are projected to spend $82.8 billion this year, nearly as high as last year’s $83.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. 
 
TopCashback.com recently surveyed parents on their back-to-school shopping habits and found 35% of Americans plan to spend up to $250 per child while the most popular way to cut costs for class is shopping sales and deals (77%).
 
The survey polled a cross section of 1,366 adults, aged 18 and over.  Results showed that the most popular back-to-school purchases include school supplies (87%), clothes (84%), shoes (74%), backpacks (61%), and electronics (26%).  
 
The top-5 places to shop for back-to-school are Walmart (69%), Amazon (60%), Target (54%), online (36%), and clothing stores (29%).

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