Families with children in kindergarten through senior year of high school are set to spend nearly $700 on school supplies this year.
The National Retail Foundation's annual report on back-to-school spending says $688 is expected to be the average per-student spend for the 2012-13 school year. And, more than in years past, parents are turning to the Internet, catalogs and department stores to find the items their children need.
One interesting tidbit: Online shoppers are increasing, with nearly 40 percent of parents saying they'll click to fill supply lists, but online shoppers are also expected to spend more than those who will shop in brick-and-mortar stores.
Where will you be shopping for your family's school supplies? Tell us in the comments—especially if you have a great place for a bargain.