This post was transferred on January 3, 2010. It was originally posted on August 11, 2009.
Head on over to Bargain Briana's blog for the Nestlé Back to School Basics $500 giveaway. To enter, post a comment with your favorite money-saving tip for back to school. You can read others' comments to learn more tips. Post an extra comment for each way you promoted the site/giveaway (up to 4 extra entries).
I took advantage of the Tax Free weekend in Iowa to buy school clothes for the girls. I didn't have enough money to get everything, but it helps a little. My tip is to buy extra of things that will run out during the school year - like the 15-cent spiral notebooks that will be around 97 cents later in the year.