We're getting ever closer to the start of back to school season. Ads are rolling out, supply lists are circulating and parents everywhere wonder how they always seem longer every year. With multiple children, checking off each item on a school supply list can be a real drain on the wallet. There is a solution, and it not only makes shopping for this year easier, but can ease the burden on future years as well.
One of the keys to saving money on food purchases is to buy in bulk, which not only gets you more for a better value, but also reduces the number of times you'll need to go to the store. Why not apply that to school supplies as well? Even with children in different grades, many of the basics are the same. Buy multiples of folders, pens, pencils, highlighters, and markers, and you'll pay one low price to cover the needs of more than one student. Anything left over can be stored for mid-year replacements; this stuff will be at school and prone to being lost or worn down as the year goes on.
Check out our back to school page for our deals on school supplies, now including a number of Value Pack options for you to check everything off this year's list, and perhaps have some stocked for next year as well.