I also looked through the Dollar Tree to check for any items I needed, I bought Gallon Zip Top bags and Post It Notes. The reason I didn't buy more is that I can find a folder for 15-30 cents and a 24pk. of crayons for $.25 cents at Walmart.
After the first School Shopping Trip, I had about 75% of what I needed, so when we went to the $1.00 Movies at the Hagerstown Theater yesterday I decided to check Target's selection of dry erase markers, and they had another brand for cheaper! "Board Dudes Dry Erase Markers" only $2.00ea. Thank You Target!! lol I would not have driven 30 min just to save a dollar per pack but since I was already across the street at the mall, it paid off to take a look. All I have left to buy is Tissues and for that I have a small stack of coupons to use at The Dollar Tree and my list is finished. : )
So to recap, keep these things in mind...
1. Shop Around and take your time
2. Start Early
3. Don't be brand loyal
4. The Dollar Tree is not always cheaper
5. Check the stores nearby any upcoming errands or trips you may be taking
I always think of this commercial at this time of year...