This bag was free! I am not kidding! Staples is running a free backpack rebate. Buy a bag this week, send away for a Staples card in the amount you pay for the backpack. I got this one for Ella for $25. Oh- if you need paper, stock up on these packs for one cent. Yes 1 cent!
This may complete my back to school shopping. I do think most everything I purchased was on sale and I did it in two or three trips over a few weeks. Watch the sales circulars or check them online and always be on the lookout for in store specials. Target really rocked the specials this year.
I also happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE back to school shopping. Perhaps a bit too much. So having a list and sticking to it is of vital necessity for me. Otherwise I end up taking tons of stuff to my classroom and giving it away to the kids. I do not need to do this and I am showing good constraint this summer! (so far....)