(KGTV)--Back-to-school season has most parents stressed out, according to survey findings by RetailMeNot.
RetailMeNot is a company that maintains a collection of coupon websites.
Ninety-one percent of parents surveyed said back-to-school shopping for their children stresses them out, but nothing more so than the financial aspect of the new school year.
- 75 percent of parents said money can be a worry
- Half of all parents surveyed said how much they will have to spend fuels their stress
- 43 percent of parents said finding the best deals is contributing the the stress
- 33 percent said setting a budget was stressful
Parents surveyed said crowds (48 percent) and concerns they won't find what they need (43 percent) are most stressful.
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At least four in five parents will be shopping for clothes (86 percent) and shoes (84 percent), and they plan to spend an average of $153 and $71, respectively.
Many back-to-school purchases will include tech gear (32 percent), according to parents surveyed, and the average amount they plan to spend on tech is $121.
Here's what else is on their shopping lists:
- Pencils and pens (87 percent)
- Notebooks (82 percent)
- Backpacks (80 percent)
The RetailMeNot survey said 80 percent of parents plan ahead for back-to-school shopping and do so about four weeks in advance.