Frugal Family: Cost-Saving Buys for Collegiates

Send your college student off to school with supplies for less

College students are preparing to return to campus life. Before classes begin, you may want to fill your child's dorm room with these items. We found local deals on deodorant, toothpaste, notebooks, flash drives, towels, paper, vitamins and more.

Do you have a freshman college student and aren't sure what to buy? offers this fun checklist to make your shopping a little easier.


Deal: Select PowerBar, Suave, Softsoap, Colgate and Ivory products are five for $5, with your Acme Rewards Card. Stock up on deodorant, hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and nutrition bars. You save $8.95 when you take advantage of this deal.

Good through: Friday

2. Kmart

Deal: Fabric storage totes, in a variety of colors, are $2.48 each this week. The regular price is $6.99 a tote. These are a great way to keep a dorm room neatly organized.

Additionally, get a pack of eight Cannon washcloths, regularly priced $5.99, for $1.99. Cannon quick-dry towels are $4.99, $1 off, too.

Good through: Saturday


Deal: Schoolio, single-subject notebooks, 70 sheets, are a penny each. There is a limit of five.

Also, get a Kingston 4 GB, USB flash drive for $5.99, regularly priced $19.99.

Good through: Saturday


Deal: A variety of sweater, shoe, purse, hat, under-bed and bathroom organizers are $9.99 each.

The store also offers a complete dorm set for $79.99. The set includes a comforter, two standard shams, flat sheet, fitted sheet, two standard pillowcases, washcloths, laundry bag, dry erase board with marker and storage crate.

 Good through: Saturday


Deal: Walgreens brand of vitamins, calcium, ibuprofen and pain reliever are buy one, get one free.

In addition, print this coupon to purchase six pocket folders for $1 or 12 for $2.

You also can use this coupon to purchase a pack of print paper, 400 sheets, for $2.99. You may use the coupon to purchase up to three packs for the special price.

Good through: Saturday


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