Buy school supplies in bulk!
It is a no-brainer to buy school supplies right now when you can get them super CHEAP! There is no reason to wait until the last minute and go one place to buy them all at full price. Instead, each week look at the sales ads and drop by the participating store (or comp at Wal-mart) and pick up those items. Pick up extra for next year or to donate.
As we all know, there are some supplies that your child will need each and every year. Why not buy them when they are .01-.10 each, rather than $1?
This is really not overwhelming, I promise. No coupons are needed. Just run in and get the sale items. It really is that simple :)