I feel like I won the Lottery.
Every year our church takes up a collection of school supplies to give to the area schools for distribution to kids who cannot afford to buy supplies. School supplies are expensive!
I was tipped off by another parishioner that Menards has school supplies on sale, with rebates to boot. So off I went to Menards. And here is what I found…
Backpacks on sale for $5.99 with a rebate of $5.00 = $1 backpacks! These are obviously not heavy duty, load it with upper class book type bags, but they are great for the elementary grade kids.
Little bit heavier duty back packs on sale for $8.99 with a $5.00 rebate - $4.00 back packs. I can afford that.
Markers, glue, crayons, rulers, scissors for $.89 with $.50 rebates = 40 cent school supplies. Wow!
If you go shopping, watch your quantities. There is a limit of 6 on the back packs, and 10 to 20 on the rest of the supplies, depending on which ones. After those quantities are met, they won’t honor the rebate.
So head on out there and pick up some school supplies. Churches and businesses everywhere collect supplies for children in need. It is a wonderful feeling to do something good and not have to spend an arm and a leg to do it!