Tips to Keep Costs Low

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  • Shop the sales. Over the summer, many of the office supply stores and big box stores will have sales, such as 25 cents for a box of crayons. Stay informed by visiting stores’ websites and viewing  circulars in the newspaper each week. 
  • Visit discount stores, such as The Dollar Tree. 
  • Shop in bulk. Go in with a neighbor or friend and buy larger quantities of items and split them between your children.
  • Many local organizations give out school supplies and backpacks over the summer and at the beginning of the school year. Be on the lookout for back to school events!