As a parent I know how crazy back to school shopping can be!  I think the most infuriating back to school shopping is buying the school supplies! 

If you're a parent, you and I both know that it doesn't matter how hard you try to get all supplies purchased BEFORE the first day of school - after the first day of school, your child WILL bring home additional supply requests which will cause you to have to go straight back to the store; or in some cases MULTIPLE stores!

So I thought I would try to help some of the other parents out there when it comes to buying school supplies!

First I will start off with a few stores around town that seem to be having back to school sales:

Office Depot and Office Max are both having a similar sale - 'Over 1000 items for $5 or less!'

Staples is offering a '110% Price Match Guarantee'.  Meaning if you find the same item for less in their competitors store, Staples will match that price and add an additional 10% off.  (This is a limited time only and of course you want to make sure you read the terms and conditions for this promotion.)

Walmart always seems to 'roll back prices', and it's not much different for back to school shopping!  If you're going to shop online, they have made it easier to find your supplies by grade!  And of course - this is Walmart - so many times you can shop in the middle of the night when the store isn't so crowded.  Plus you can pick up some groceries, pick out some back to school clothes and get your oil changed for the school carpool all at the same time!

Now then - that takes care of WHERE to get your school supplies - now the question is WHAT kind of supplies does your child need?  Well - here are some links to some of the schools in and around Lubbock that have posted their school supply list online!

Lubbock Independent School District

Frenship Independent School District

Shallowater Independent School District

Idalou Independent School District

Lubbock Cooper, Levelland, Brownfield and more can search SupplyList.com for their school - which I think is amazingly helpful!

So there you have it folks - I hope I've helped ease the pain of school supply shopping just a little bit this year!