With the new school year right around the corner, many families can expect to shell out hundreds of dollars on new school supplies, clothing and other gear.
Back-to-school shopping will cost the average family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade $688.62 this year. The largest chunk of that money will be spent on new clothing, according to a Parenting.com survey.
Thankfully, a number of retailers are offering special sales and giveaways that can help ease the burden of back-to-school shopping. Here's our round-up of deals and steals: