Back-to-school savings: Walmart tool helps you find essentials

Published: Aug. 21, 2017 at 1:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2017 at 6:26 AM EDT
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(WWBT) - As summer comes to an end, it's time to finish shopping for back-to-school items.

The average family spends more than $687 on clothing, shoes, computers, calculators and other school supplies.

This year, back-to-school spending is expected to hit its second-highest level on record, according to the National Retail Federation.

It finds that total spending for school and college combined will reach $83.6 billion.

A new tool from Walmart helps parents and kids shop for classroom and dorm room essentials.

At, you enter your ZIP code, find the school your children attend and a list of supplies will pop up.

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