Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tipsy Tuesday ~ School Supply Shopping

Do you love bargain hunting?  I do ~ it's like a sport.  I enjoy the hunt, and when I score good deals on little treasures it's like I've won a prize (What can I say, it doesn't take much to keep me entertained).   For the last few weeks, in my regular travels I've been hitting stores like Staples, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and even Toys R Us and picking up their weekly Back to School themed Loss Leader items for pennies.  These are not just school supply items, but valuable quilting resources and tools!  So far I've stocked up on ten cent water soluble glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, folders for projects, graph paper composition books, tape, mechanical pencils, and of course new crayons! So do I have kids going back to school this Fall, nope ~ these items are all for me :)
Back to School supplies are not just for students and quilters, this is what I'm planning to do with this cute little zipper case that I found in a bin at Staples for just a few dollars...

It makes a perfect little carry along for my knitting tools.  I can even fit index cards with stitch patterns in it.

And for under a dollar I found this little plastic zip pouch that can hold a bunch too...

So easy to fill and just drop into a tote when I'm heading out the door. ~ "It's a good thing" :) 

Stock up this month on essentials as items go on sale for under a dollar and save yourself from paying full price later when you need them...and keep an eye out for those little extras like my pouches to make your bargain treasure hunting more fun!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Mina said...

I dont have kids but I love to hit the back to school sales.

My favorite is to go to Target, the week after school starts to get bargains.

Heather said...

I'm so with you on this! Love school supplies!!

Bring that zipper thing for show and tell ~ I want one!