More people shop for Back to School than any other time of the year, besides Christmas.
For this week's Early Years, I decided to take on my own shopping challenge, while buying school supplies for my two kids.
My kindergartner's list came with an estimated cost of $30.00 for suggested items, including a new backpack and tennis shoes.
I didn't quite reach that goal, and ended up finding everything for $38.58.
In my quest for great bargain, I did find some good ones to share with fellow back-to-school shoppers:
Backpacks- $9.88 at Wal-Mart
Pencils- $1.00 (12) at OfficeMax
Scissors- $1.47 at Wal-Mart
Large Erasers- $0.96 at Staples
Dry Erase Markers- $2.00 at Dollar General
Crayons- $0.25 at Kmart
Glue Sticks- $0.25 for 3 at Dollar General
Composition Books- $0.50 at Staples and Kmart
Pencil Box- $0.97 at Target
Be sure to check the Sunday paper for weekly bargains, along with coupon sites on the Web.