I have been teaching for 14 years and have always had to put thousands of my own dollars into my classroom since the budget I am given is absolutely nill. I have done research and have found ways to save and get cash back for buying supplies for my classroom and other areas of my life.
Through a website I have, shop.com/chelsearowe I am paying myself to shop at thousands of stores online. Some of the cash back that stores are giving back right now that I have found are:
Crayola Store- 7%
K Mart, Office Max, Staples, Michaels- 4%
Discount School supply- 3%
Teacher created resources 2%
The Scholastic Store 6%
Zoobooks Magazine 15%
The savings are on top of any coupons you already have. I just wanted to pass along savings to fellow teachers. You can go through the site and also save. There are also so many other stores too for anything you need. I have been looking for ways to save money since I have been going back to school for a doctorate. This has helped.