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Parents: Back To School Sales In Full Swing

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Whether you're ready or not, the big retailers are and they've got the goods out to prove it.

We found Michelle Hughey clutching a school supply list in Walmart with her son and daughter. She says she's hitting the back to school sales now to make sure her kids get what they want this year.

"You don't have to choose what's leftover so this is kind of cool. She can pretty much pick out whatever she wants, you know, whatever color she wants it in," said Michelle.

The National Retail Federation says that's one of the big advantages of hitting the stores now. You're almost guaranteed to get that hot product you want, at a back to school price.

"A lot of companies like Staples and Walmart and Target have already come out and announced price matching promotions and other things to get people to buy in bulk or buy in bundles," said NRF Spokesperson Kathy Grannis.

At Target, if you spend $75 on select bedding for college students, you'll get a $15 gift card.

LL Bean is offering 25% off backpacks.

Walmart has value bundles online and allows you to sort by grade.

Best Buy is offering special coupons to college students who register along with a chance to win cash for college.

And Apple will give you a $50 gift card if you buy an iPhone or iPad and a $100 gift card if you buy a Mac.

"That was one of the reasons I started looking into the Macbook instead of my Windows PC that I have," said Madison Currier, a grad student.

The NRF says deals on electronics aren't expected to get much better than they are now and that retailers generally have a limited inventory of school supplies.

Many retailers also have back to school sections on their websites.

For example Target has a college checklist section where you can even sign up for a college gift registry online. On Walmart's site, you can shop by grade.

The South Carolina Tax Free Holiday Weekend is August 1st through 3rd. That means you won't have to pay the sales tax on things like clothing, footwear, school supplies and computers.

North Carolina no longer does a tax free weekend.

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