Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frugal Friday: Stock Up on School/Office Supplies

This is one of my favorite times of year.  I love back to school sales!  Most of the Back to School Sales start after the 4th of July and run until around Labor Day.  This is a great opportunity to stock-up on school, art & office supplies.  I purchsase crayons, markers, pencil boxes, glue, glue sticks, scissors, pens, highlighters, dry erase markers, computer paper, construction paper, notebooks, folders, white-out, staplers and more at rock bottom prices!  I make sure we have enough supplies for Home School, my home office and art projects until next July. This way I never have to pay full price for school/office supplies.  Have you priced school/office supplies lately?  I think the regular price on these items is outrageous!!  The regular retail price for a 24 count box of Crayola Crayons is $2.89.  Yikes!  I stocked-up on Crayola Crayons at $0.25 a box.  That is a huge savings and it does not take that much money out of my weekly budget.

I also pick-up a copy of the school supply lists (available at Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) for our local elementary school.  I take extra supplies and put them in bags and label with the appropriate grade level and then deliver them to the school counselor.  Hy-Vee (and other stores & churches) have school supply drives in August and I also donate items then.  There are a lot of kids that do not have school supplies because their parents cannot afford to buy them.  I love being able to help kids and their families!

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