I can't believe we are already talking about "Back to School" but the fact is, it's time to start saving your pennies for back to school supplies.

Any parent with kids in school will tell you the same thing, "school supplies get more expensive every year," and they're not wrong. As a parent of 4 kids myself, I can also confirm that shopping for school supplies takes a little bit of saving to get it done. The supplies themselves can cost a small fortune and new add clothes for the school year and you may need to temporarily score a second job to be able to afford everything you need.

Fortunately there are some sales coming and a tax free weekend is on the way August 6, 7 and 8 with school supplies on the list of tax free item we can save money on.

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If you can't wait till August to purchase some back to school items there is some good news as Costco has a pretty good deal on back to school supplies for it's members. They have a "Back to School All In One Bundle, 36-piece" set available to order online for $10.99.

Here's what you get:

6 PaperMate Write Bros. Classic Mechanical Pencils
6 PaperMate Everstrong Woodcase Pencils
4 PaperMate Write Bros. Ballpoint Pens
4 PaperMate Flair Pens in New Bold tip size
3 Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers
3 Sharpie Pocket Highlighters
3 Expo Chisel Dry Erase Markers
2 Sharpie Ultra-Fine Permanent Markers
2 Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks
2 PaperMate Profile Ballpoint Pens
1 PaperMate Pink Pearl Eraser

The bundles are currently sold out but if you click the “Add to List” tab, Costco will notify you when they get more back in stock.

This bundle may not have everything you need on your back to school list but it'll have a lot of it and you'll pay less for than you would if you bought it separately.

Also, there is no Costco in Temple or Killeen but it is worth the trip to Cedar Park, Austin or Pflugerville to take advantage of this and plenty more deals Costco has to offer.

Okay, now let's stop talking about back to school and try to enjoy what's left of the summer.

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