The back-to-school shopping season is on, and this year, families will be spending more than ever.
According to the National Retail Federation K-12 and college spending will reach $75.8 billion dollars, up from last year's $68 billion. According to the NRF, it's the second biggest consumer spending season for retailers after the winter holidays.
Although families may be less worried about the economy than in the past, they are still looking for bargains. Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother told CNBC's "On the Money" in an interview about several mobile apps to discover discounts.
One of her favorites is RetailMeNot. Users can check the app for discounts for their favorite stores, and then apply those coupon codes to their shopping cart. Owens adds you can save coupons for later use and sign up for alerts on deals from your chosen stores.