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WASHINGTON (WUSA) --It may be four weeks before the first bell rings, but back to school shopping season is in full swing.

Our partners at USA Today report retailers are clamoring for your business.

Staples is giving you money to exchange your old binder notebook for a new one,Walmart is selling things like rubber bands and paper clips for 88 cents, andK-Mart is giving free flu shots to people who spend over $100.

Nationwide, Americans will spend more than $83 billion on back to school supplies.

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