Right now is the best time to start getting deals on school supplies, says Southernsavers.com founder Jenny Martin.
She says that starting the second week of July, you'll usually see penny deals at the office supply stores. This is great if you've got kiddos who always need things like crayons or glue.
I actually am only out of pocket 31-cents for all of this! It normally would have been about $14.50, so it's a ridiculous savings (nearly 98%.)
The paper was only a quarter, thanks to the Staples Easy Rebate. Everything else was a penny. I really wanted 25-cent mechanical pencils and the $1 pack of Sharpies... but they were sold out. I think I got some insight though when the next shipment comes in! So, if you love your Sharpies like I love my Sharpies, you're in luck.