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Yes, I know, entirely too early to be thinking about back to school. However, I'm one of those that like to get an early start on the school supply shopping so that I can get the best deals and minimize the impact to my weekly budget. So, this past week I was able to access both of my children's back to school supply lists on line at their school websites. (As of two days ago, I still did not see a majority of the school supply fliers in the stores).
I typically try to avoid Walmart as much as possible, however, they currently have single Elmer's glue sticks at $.10ea and composition notebooks at $.50ea. Since I needed several of both and those are the best prices I've seen over the last couple of years on those items, I went ahead and picked them up. How can you beat 10 glue sticks for a $1 and 5 composition notebooks for $2.50! Walmart also had $.50 student scissors (they were out of these or hadn't yet stocked them at the 13th St. location).
I will also be using www.southernsavers.com to stay on top of the sales in coming weeks to find the best deals on the rest of my list.
I order polos from walmart.com. They have soft jersey polos rather than the mesh ones. The prices are good and they have more colors for elementary children than any other stores except perhaps Land's End who has the woven mesh ones. They also launder nicely with a little Oxy-Clean.
Children's Place had some GREAT deals on uniforms when I was in there the other day. If you bought four or more uniform pieces, you received a 30 percent discount. Plus, I had a 25 percent off coupon that I was able to use on top of the store's deal! Not sure how long the deal was lasting...Also, I saw some uniform pieces in TJ Maxx today that were pretty resonably priced. Oh, and Target has several supply lists in the store already.
When I was in Publix today I noticed some school supplies on sale. Crayons and Elmer's glue (bottles) were 3 for $1.00. They had a bunch of other stuff too but I'm not sure about the prices.
The Center for NeuroFitness is offering a back to school special for students who struggle with ADHD (diagnosed or not). They offer EEG Neurofeedback, an alternative to medication. If your student stuggled last year in school with behavior, focus or attention, this could be the solution you are looking for. The special is a 35% discount for those starting treatment in July or August plus they will do a compimentary initial consult to those on this list. www.CenterForNeuroFitness.info