08/21/2012 13:28 EDT | Updated 08/21/2012 13:31 EDT

How To Save $$$ On Back To School Essentials


Although it's been great to have the kids at home, the first day of school can't come fast enough for some. But then there's the next money headache - the cost of school supplies.

From clothing to school supplies, there's a long list of items for a parent to purchase - and if there's any way to save a few dollars, everyone is looking for the discount.