School supply lists seem to get longer and longer each year, but a little planning can help you see the savings.
The Katy blogger known as "The Money Saving Parent" says the best thing to do is sign up online for store newsletters
"The newsletters do give you a little jump up on getting the Sunday paper," said Lisa Carey.
Next Carey says take advantage of penny and buy one, get one free deals.
Finally, compare prices and look for store brands.
If you just want to mark off items as quickly as possible, some stores sell pre packaged bags of supplies based on lists from area schools.
"They're priced at $64.99, but everything your child needs is in that bag. It's not necessarily a better deal, but it takes a few minutes."