Back To School

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Back To School
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 9:37am

Its the most wonderful time...of the year! (Staples commercial and one of my favorites)

What are people spending these days on school supplies? I realise it depends on what grade your child is in so maybe include  that.

It is not my  turn to buy supplies this year(it is my exhusband's turn) so I won't have that expense. But I did buy some clothing and shoes for the boys. That was about $150. I know I may have to buy my oldest more shoes half way though but I just hate spending huge money on shoes for them. They wreck them if they are cheap or not. They are so hard on shoes!

Anyway just curious as to what people are doing?



Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 12:21pm
Took DD12 to Walmart last night.

She picked everything out herself while I looked at cards, and then we went through the cart and the list and she put a thing to two back. She is reusing a few things from last year.

Then at check out (self checkout) I told her I only had so much money right now, so we started with what she had to have, and ended up leaving several things once the dollar amount got up to a certain amount.

She watched me put cash in and said "oh, that was close, you only got $1.19 back in change."

Good lesson all the way around.

Oh, I think we spent about $25 or so.