I have seen great school supply deals on the internet and in newspaper ads lately. As a teacher for twenty years, I used to gather supplies to use in my room each year. There was always someone who didn’t have what they needed to start the year or had run out of things mid-year. Some years I hadn’t ordered enough pencils for daily use and all the standardized tests and had to pay full price for them mid-year.
Now that I am at home mom, I still gather school supplies to donate. I donate to school supply drives (I’m in a teaching sorority Alpha Delta that collects school supplies.) and give them to teachers at my son’s future school. (It can’t hurt to make a positive impression early.) I bet in these hard economic times that are lots of places that could use them and you can get many of them free or close to free.
Check out the sites below that I found on Cincinnati Cent’s web site:
Target – Amy at Cutting Coupons in KC
CVS – Kristi at More Than Cents
Walgreens – Julie at Kingdom Klipper
Meijer – Becky at Nickels-N-Dimes
Office Max – Andrea at Mommy Snacks
Walmart – Tara at Deal Seeking Mom
Staples – Katie at Cincinnati Cents