Pens for a Penny, Other Post-Back-to-School Deals

By Julie Tam
|  Sunday, Aug 29, 2010  |  Updated 10:38 PM CDT
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It may be slim pickings, but some things are dirt cheap now that school has begun.

Julie Tam

It may be slim pickings, but some things are dirt cheap now that school has begun.

Most North Texas kids have gone back to school, but some parents are just now doing their back-to-school shopping and they're actually getting good deals on items that stores want to get rid of, like a pack of pens for a penny at Staples.

School started one week ago. Now stores are cutting prices on things to clear out back-to-school items before Labor Day.

"We just got by the first week with our stuff, and then we're like, 'Oh, we got to go get some more!'" said Celeste Macedo, a high school junior from Dallas.

A lot of shoppers are out this weekend because they wanted to avoid last weekend's tax-free madness. Now you won't find as many people or as many choices, but you can still find a good bargain.

"We're always looking for some good deals and bargains 'cause with two kids, you have a lot you have to get," said Kathy Stuhler, a mother from Dallas.

People who shopped last week during tax-free weekend cleared out aisles of school supplies at Target. But the retailer wants to clear out more, putting backpacks and lunchboxes on sale and placing some children's clothing on clearance racks.

"We're trying to get stuff that's a little big for me so I can grow into it this year or next year," said Emily, Kathy's 10-year-old daughter.

Some of the more deeply discounted items have already sold out, like an entire row of spiral notebooks that were almost 75 percent off. Still left are boxes of 24 crayons for 25 cents each at both Target and Walmart.

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