It's officially August which means Back-To-School shopping time! Don't get overwhelmed by the mountains of notebooks, pencils, and supplies your kid will need. Check out these helpful tips from greatschools.com on how to save and shop smart.

  1. Make a List
  2. Separate Wants From Needs
  3. Take Inventory (You may already have what you need!)
  4. Start Early and Look For Bargains (Check the store's website for coupons before you go!)
  5. Buy Basics in Bulk
  6. Recycle
  7. Watch for Promotions
  8. Figure Out When Quality Counts
  9. Help Your School While You Shop
  10. Plan Ahead For Next Year

http://www.greatschools.org/back-to-school/supplies/292-10-tips-for-smart-shopping.gs