Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reading, Writing and Reasonable Prices

It's back to school time. For moms, that means lots of peace and quiet, but what does it mean for the rest of us? It means savings!

All the major department stores and office supply stores are having sales right now on office supplies. Pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, USB drives, tape, glue, even laptops are on sale. Some drugstores and office supply stores have these items for a few cents or even free if you send in a rebate. Check to see if your local stores have a rebate program. Now is the time to restock your home office.

Thanks to the kids heading back to college, a whole bunch of housewares are on sale too. Towels, mini fridges, sheets (usually twin XL only), and small appliances such as toasters and microwaves, are all discounted. Organizational aids, such as memo boards, shelves, closet storage units, hangers and plastic bins are also cheap. Many of the items that are suited for college dorm rooms are also perfectly sized for studio apartments. Now is the time to outfit yours.

Students also need new clothes for school (or think they do). Great prices can be found on clothes, shoes, backpacks, etc. for the next couple of weeks. Act now if your wardrobe needs a boost.

Take advantage of the many opportunities for back to school savings. Why should kids have all the fun?


Anonymous said...

This time of year is when I always get my stationary stuff. It's almost free with the coupons and rebates. And they have great deals on desk chairs too. I just got one for half price just for waiting for the back to school sales!

Leigh in Tennessee said...

Yeah - Office Depot and Walgreens have awesome sales on school supplies right now. I'm stocking up on some of my favorite pens, binders, etc. (I'm a nerd though so I love the extra organizational materials)

Betsy Bargain said...

I guess I'm a nerd also, Leigh. I get a kick out of cool new office supplies, too!

Anonymous said...

Lots of laptops on sale...now if only I could figure out which one would be best for me!!

zengirl said...


True, right now it is good time to buy home office supply, even if you do not have kids ready to go to school. Good to see your post again. Lot of good information, I was looking forward to it.


Betsy Bargain said...

Thank you for your comment, Zengirl. Glad you enjoyed the post.