It's back to school season and stores are competing harder than ever for your shopping dollar.
After two tough years, consumers are starting to shop again, but when it comes to back-to-school, we're still demanding big sales.
So where is the best place to find low prices and a big selection? I traded my suit and tie for a ballcap and casual clothes, and headed out with a mini HD camera in hand.
We Check the Stores
First stop: Office Depot: I found a big selection, and big deals like 150 sheets of filler paper for just $1.
I then hit Target, where I found convenient layout and nice prices. Among them: 24 Crayola crayons for $.25, Mead one subject notebooks for $.50, and 1.5 inch binders for $2.50.
They even had a big mechanical Buzz Lightyear entertaining the kids.
Next stop , Meijer, which is featuring 34 different items for just $.99 each, from glue to pencils, scissors to folders.
Then it was on to Walmart, which had some super lower prices. Among them: Mead 5 star notebooks -- the Cadillac of notebooks -- for $2, Elmers glue for $.25, and Very binders for $1.87. All, good brand name.
My final stop was Staples, a school teacher's dream, with every supply you could think of. They featured some big markdowns on their in-house brands, like spiral notebooks for $.15. Name brand prices were somewhat higher that Walmart, Target, and Meijer.
Next: And the Winner Is....