12 best back-to-school sales for 2017

As you stroll through the aisles of local stores and pharmacies, you may catch a whiff of freshly sharpened pencils and unopened notebooks.

The familiar aroma of school supplies heralds the beginning of August, the official start of the back-to-school season. The season is accompanied by a flood of excellent back-to-school sales, where you'll discover deals on everything from apparel to electronics.

The average American spends $208.10 per child and $428.39 per family on back-to-school shopping, according to a 2017 spending survey from Offers.com. You can outfit your youngsters for a successful school year for less at these 12 best back-to-school sales for 2017.

[See: Avoid These Common Pitfalls During the Back-to-School Shopping Trip.]

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