So – we are getting ready to start back to school. Our school district always offers these school supply packs during the previous school year for us to purchase. It really does make life so much easier. But they are really dang expensive!
The last two years I have done the supply pack for both Mackenzie and Chase – it just seemed to make sense and I assumed it was marked up a TAD for the convenience factor of it. Well, well, well….it is not marked up a TAD. It is a pure-straight-up-rob-me-from-right-under-my-nose-SCAM!
My amazing mother-in-law & awesome nephew, Austen, helped me with the research on this one and the results are in:
- Comparison of Supply List Pricing – with School Supply Pack LISD
Click on the image above to see the PDF.
They visited Walgreens, Target and Walmart. Walmart was definitely the best buy! And let me reiterate – the school supply pack was approximately $43 for 2nd graders and they found all of the supplies at Walmart for $13-15!!!!! My goodness! Let me note – it has been brought to my attention that LISD uses this as a fundraiser (but I am not sure how well that is promoted since I have never-ever taken note of this in 3 years).
Anyhow – hope this is helpful to you. If for no other reason than to encourage you to weigh your options!