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Are you stressed and don't have time to run around town to pick up all of the school supplies your child needs? Okay, here's the easiest way to get it done inexpensively.
Sit down with the newspaper ads and your child's school supply list.
Make a list of the cheapest items at each store that you need to pick up (along with the store's name).
Pack up your hit list with the ads and head to Wal-Mart.
Pick up all the sale items on your list and head to the check out
Tell the checker that you want to "Ad Match" the items. As the checker rings them up simply tell them the sale price and which store advertised it. You'll get that price. It's so simple you'll wonder why you never tried this before.