The back-to-school shopping season – with penny, nickel and quarter deals splashed across the fronts of store circulars – has officially begun.
Taking advantage of those bargains is a summer tradition for penny-pinching parents.
But why not take it a step further this year and pick up a few extras for a schoolteacher?
The prices are so low, and the need is great.
Here are a few ideas on how to help yourself to the best of the back-to-school deals and help a teacher out at the same time.
(And while you’re at it, nominate a Triangle teacher for a chance to win a collection of school supplies I will be collecting on my own bargain-hunting trips over the next several weeks. Details are in the box beside this post.)newsobserver.com/saver