Back to School

It's only July and we have tons of summer fun left to be had. Tons of places to go, things to do, and memories to be made. Despite it still being summer, all the Back To School items are starting to roll out onto store shelves.

Each week store circulars are advertising several great deals on school items such as pencils, pens, notebooks, and folders. Now is the time to stock up, not just for the start of school, but for the entire school year. It's also a great time to buy a few extra items and donate them to your school, church, or local charity.

You will easily find deals for an 8 pack of mechanical pencils or pens for only 39 cents and folders priced at 1 cent each. These are the types of deals to look for. Make sure you check the store circulars each week to see the hot discount items that they are advertising. These include the drug stores, discount department stores and office supply stores.

I also found a Back to School special that is currently running and offers deals that will mostly interest teachers. It's also another opportunity for others to donate items to their children's schools, etc. Ever hear of Smile Makers? They are a division of Staples and they sell all kinds of stickers, toys and prizes for kids. Their stuff is very cute and sure to encourage any kid. Many of their items are also great as birthday party favors.

With their current promotion you can save 30% on 30 items every 30 days at Smile Makers. Shop here to save money! Click on each item to see the 30% savings discount. Make your deals even better... through 8/31/07 you can use coupon code: AFILT1 to take 25% off your order of $75 or more.

Even if you're not a teacher, check out their site and see what they have to offer. You may stumble upon a great educational item, birthday party favor, or motivational reward for your child. With a name like Smile Makers, they are sure worth your time, right?