It is almost time to get back to school. Before you blink, the first day of classes will begin for students in Tampa Bay. Stores have already begun their back to school sales to help you get everything on your school supply lists. This is the best time to stock up for things that your child will need now and throughout the rest of the school year.

Basic necessities like crayons, rulers, paper, and folders have already started to go on sale at most retail stores. Most stores have 25 cent deals on supplies. This week Staples has erasers, packs of mechanical pencils, pencil holders, sharpeners, packs of index cards, and glue for 25 cents each. There is also a $5 off coupon as part of the Staples Sunday sale’s paper if you spend $30 or more in the store.

Office Depot has a 5 pack of glue sticks for 20 cents and a student compass with refillable pencils for 5 cents. Other stores like: Target, Wal-Mart, and Kmart are also having their sales.