School is starting Monday in the Easton Area School District and other districts in the Lehigh Valley, and this weekend should be a bonanza for stores selling school supplies.
But you don't have to break the bank or even drive too far.
Here's where you can go to get some supplies on the cheap around Forks and Palmer townships and places nearby, especially with some last-minute shopping.
Four of the stores can be found along Sullivan Trail in Forks. The Wal-Mart is on Route 248 in nearby Lower Nazareth Township.
Filler paper, 280 sheets ($4); notebooks, one to five subjects ($3-$7); pens, 20-pack ($2.19); Papermate pens, 10-pack (two for $3); index cards ($1.20-$2); three-ring binders ($4-$6); filler paper, 120 sheets ($1.89); some notebooks (99 cents); folders (four for $1); backpacks ($10-$30); lunch bags ($2).
Notebooks ($3-$7); binders ($2.50-$8); erasers, 4-pack ($4.50); pens, 24-pack ($7.29); backpacks ($10-$30).
All school supplies are $1. They are: binders, pens, markers, glue, dry erase boards, calculators, pencils, filler paper, notebooks, composition books, mini-dictionaries, dividers, folders, calculators.
Notebooks and filler paper (two for $3); three-subject notebooks ($6-$9); binders ($5-$7); clips, erasers, stickers, pencil sharpeners ($1 each).
Backpacks ($10-12); dividers (99 cents); notebooks ($1.20-$2.50); Bic pens, 10-pack ($2); crayons ($1.49); generic pens, 10-pack (99 cents); pencils (99 cents); glue sticks (69 cents).