Holle emailed in this helpful reminder for those of you who are doing lots of back-to-school shopping:
Just wanted to share how I’ve gotten great deals at back-to-school time even when it appears the items are sold out.
Usually all the back-to-school deals are in a central location in the store. So, if you’re looking for the $0.15 crayons, you go to the back-to-school department first. But, those $0.15 crayons will also be in the usual crayon location. So when the bin is empty in the back-to-school department, go to the art section and pick up a couple boxes. When I’ve done this, the item’s usual location hasn’t usually been marked with the back-to-school sale price, but it rings up at the sale price.