Walking through the aisles you can spot sale after sale, which is good, because families are expected to spend less this year on school supplies, according to the National Retail Federation.
Target manager, Tina Miller, says supplies are flying off the shelves, especially back packs. Miller says parents shouldn't wait to buy the big items because they're the first to go. The most popular items include folders, lunch boxes and bags.
The NRF's back to school survey shows families with school-age children will spend an average 634 dollars and 78 cents on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, down from 688 dollars and 62 cents last year. Total spending on back to school is expected to reach 26.7 billion dollars.
With tax free weekend just a couple days a way, this is the time to get everything you need while saving money.