15 great strategies to save on back-to-school purchases

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    By Michelle Stoffel/GOBankingRates

    Your budget can easily take a hit during back-to-school shopping season. From school and teacher requirements to overpriced items like college textbooks, overspending on school supplies often feels inevitable. And, of course, your kids are likely to want the latest "Frozen" versions of everything from binders to backpacks.

    According to the National Retail Federation, most households spend more than $600 a year on back-to-school shopping. For college students, that figure rises to about $900. All together, Americans will spend more than $20 billion preparing for the return to the classroom this year.

    But there are back-to-school savings opportunities everywhere.

    Click ahead for some tips and tactics to help you save money on school shopping during the coming weeks.

    This article was originally published by GOBankingRates.