Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Before you start shopping, look around your home and see what supplies you have left from last year that you may reuse. It always seems that the children never use the amount of supplies that you are told to buy, so reduce the amount of supplies purchased. If you have more than one child, look at what you may recycle from one child to the other.
One good way to help the environment, while saving your time and your money on gasoline is to buy back to school supplies online. I found this coupon site called Office Deals Info and they have coupons for many popular online stores for computers and related items, such as Apple Store, Best Buy, Circuit City, Dell Computer, HP Store and Newegg. They also have coupons for great places to buy office supplies, such as Office Depot, Office Max and Staples. For school supplies, you may browse online at Target and Walmart or check out the office supply stores.
Check the expiration date of the coupon, if given, before clicking through to the website to shop. Look for general coupons, such as free shipping and dollars-off with purchase. Remember, unless you live in the same state as the store, you will not pay sales tax on your purchase, which is a savings of almost 9 percent in my town.