Back-to-school deals are slowly dwindling, but we still saved big on our shopping trip this week! There were no penny deals, but we went for quality over quantity and SAVED over 84%. Our secret saving strategy here was to get in, get the loss leaders (items priced so low, the retailer loses money), and get out without making impulse buys.

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Limit 3

Final Price: $1.00

Limit 3

Final Price: $1.00

Limit 3

Final Price: $2.00

Note: Our store was completely out of the Office Depot Brand Scissors two-pack for $1.00. They substituted the Westcott Scissors two-pack instead.

Limit 3

Final Price: $1.00, or $0.50 per pair

TOTAL COST: $5.00 for 7 products worth $30.13 before discounts!

How do you deal with empty shelves?