Shopping for school supplies can be overwhelming and darn expensive! Last year I waited way too long apparently (one week before school started) and the school supply aisles were completely cleared out. I've learned my lesson and this year I will shop early. Here are some great DOLLAR OR LESS deals that Staples has going on until August 5. They do require that you spend $50 to get free shipping, BUT they have free online returns. I love when stores do this. Then I can order the two $0.50 composition notebooks that I really want and throw a bunch of other stuff in my cart and send it all back but the notebooks once I receive it.