Tammy - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
This year, I have three children in school. One is entering 7th; 6th and Kindergarten. Each has along list of school supplies that they need.
What I did this year was first combine all three lists into one master list with quantities and enter them on a spreadsheet with items on th left and stores acrss the top. This way I could enter the sale prices under the proper store heading.
I am also keeping all the receipts in case the items go on a bigger sale in the future; I can capitalize and return the already purchased items and repurchase at the lower price.
I started the shopping experience in my own stash box with left over supplies from previous years. Then plotted out my shopping drive in order to not cross over town several times.
My entire list had a grand total of $27.48
How does everyone else save in getting their children ready for school?