It's back-to-school time, which generally earns some groans from everyone involved. The kids don't want their summer to end and YOU don't look forward to shelling out for the new list of school supplies.

The good news is, you won't be spending quite as much this year! According to the latest Huntington Backpack Index, 2018 marks the first decrease for elementary and middle school supply costs in five years.

For the 2018-2019 school year, according to the Huntington Backpack Index, parents can expect to pay per child:

  • $637 for elementary school children, 4 percent less than in 2017.
  • $941 for middle school children, 6 percent less than in 2017.
  • $1,355 for high school students, 9 percent less than in 2017.

On top of saving money this year, we here at B100 want to hook you up with some prizes. We're giving away our Back to School Backpack on August 18th at Plato's Closet Davenport. The bag is worth more than $500, and is stuffed with:

  • $200 Gift Card for Plato's Closet - Davenport, IA
  • $100 Gift Card for Disc Replay Davenport
  • 2 Tickets to see Bazzi perform LIVE
  • 4 Tickets for Marvel Universe Live
  • 4 jump passes for Altitude Trampoline Park - Davenport
  • School Supplies
  • Govia's 15 year old TI-83 Calculator

Text PLATOS to 563-326-2100 to qualify to win!