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:

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  • Free Haircuts At JCPenny

    <a href="http://www.multivu.com/mnr/54265-jcpenney-unveils-first-shops-just-in-time-for-back-to-school" target="_hplink">JCPenny Hair Salons</a> are giving kids in kindergarten through 6th grade free haircuts throughout the month of August. All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment at your JCPenny location that has a salon.

  • Discounted Binders At Staples

    For every old binder you recycle at Staples, <a href="http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/120325/17303/" target="_hplink">you'll get a $2 discount</a> on a new one.

  • $100 Gift Card With Computer At Apple

    <a href=" http://store.apple.com/us/browse/campaigns/back_to_school" target="_hplink">Apple is giving away $100 gift cards</a> with the purchase of a qualifying Mac computers. You can also score a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPad.

  • 30 Percent Off At Gap

    Get 30 percent off in-store and online purchases at the Gap through Sunday, August 12.

  • Flu Shot And Gas Savings At Kmart

    Until August 12, Kmart is offering free flu shots to shoppers who spend over $100. Also, for every $50 you spend (up to $150), you'll save <a href="http://markets.on.nytimes.com/research/stocks/news/press_release.asp?docTag=201207190800PR_NEWS_USPRX____CG42870&feedID=600&press_symbol=1534369" target="_hplink">10 cents per gallon of gas at Speedway</a>.

  • Free Sunglasses With Purchase At Aeropostale

    On August 11th, shoppers at<a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/back-to-school/2012/deals" target="_hplink"> Aeropostale will receive 30 percent off as well as a </a>free pair of sunglasses with your purchase. All you have to do is mention the promotional code "BTSS" at checkout.

  • Free Xbox Or $200 eGift Card With PC At Dell

    <a href=" https://app.dell.com/consumer/enroll/giftcard/signup.cfm" target="_hplink">Dell is giving out</a> a free Xbox or a $200 eGift card with the purchase of a personal computer.

  • 20 Percent Off At H&M

    <a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/back-to-school/2012/deals" target="_hplink">H&M stores are offering a 20-percent discount</a> on in-store purchases on Saturday, August 11 to shoppers who present the offer found in the TEEN Vogue Insider App.

  • 20 Percent Off At Kohl's

    <a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/back-to-school/2012/deals" target="_hplink">Kohl's is offering 20 percent off</a> on Saturday, August 11. Find out more by downloading the TEEN Vogue Insider App on your iPhone.

  • Free Pretzel At Auntie Anne's

    Auntie Anne's <a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/back-to-school/2012/deals" target="_hplink">is giving away free pretzels</a> on Saturday, August 11 to shoppers who present the relevant coupon, which is accessible by downloading the TEEN VOGUE Insider app on your iPhone.

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