|Introducing Ms Pennywise|
I have become quite the thrifty shopper in recent years. As I understand it, having kids does that a to person and I am living proof. During my most recent ride on the thrifty brigade I bought my yearly supply of closeable vinyl envelopes which I have students use to transport homework, daily notes, student work contracts, and so forth from school to home and back again. I have always bought these folders at a local office supply store and there was no intended change in my purchase plan this year. I went out and picked them up and didn't think twice about their $1.50 per envelope price tag, because they were durable. Somehow that justified the $37.50 I spent on a class set. When I finished my shopping at the office supply store I had a few extra minutes to walk through the Dollar Tree which had just opened next door. (Yipee!)
|The pricy homework envelopes|
Please excuse this interruption, but you need to know this...
I (with pride) admit that I love the dollar store. It's true, you have to "try out" many of their products to see if they are equitable to similar name brand products, but it is worth it. I have found so many items which perform just as well as the more expensive national brands (ie: generic children's tylenol, generic zyrtec, baby shampoo, and soap, plastic bags, toilet bowl cleaner, etc...) for a fraction of the cost. (And, No, I do not get paid anything , from anyone, for writing this post.)
Now, back to the regularly scheduled conversation...
|My Dollar Store score!|
It's true, I have to try the folders out to see if they are as durable as their office supply store equals. I am betting that they will make the grade. If they don't, my experiment only cost $8.80. That is a risk I can afford to take. Most of you smart teachers already know this, but just in case you don't, you can shop the Dollar Tree online. What a great way to fill up on tons of classroom supplies and savings while sitting in the comfort of your own home. No need to worry about shipping costs... there are none! If you have your order sent to a store near you, your shipping is free!
Take a moment to check it out... I wish I would have taken advantage of such a store much earlier in my teaching career! I would have saved sooo much money!
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