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A Fountain of Bargains - Back to School

school booksBack to School is a time that kids dread and parent's celebrate.

You can save money and valuable vacation time by shopping online. Below I list web sites with interesting back to school related supplies. You will find stores hawking textbooks, office supplies, uniforms and the latest school fashion trends.

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Campus Book RentalsSave money this semester by renting your textbooks. A book rental includes return packaging and postage so that you can get your books as the semester begins and return them when it ends. This saves the hassles of selling books when the class is over.

PerformanceBikeThe best part of school is the bike ride home. I admit, I often took Supertramp's advice and took the long way home. Back to school is the time to think of upgrading or repairing the bike. Parents, bikes are great exercise. Encouraging your child to ride to school will not only improve their health, it will improve their sense of confidence (and you won't have to drive them everywhere or lend them your car if (gasp) they have a license.) (more bargains)

Woodwind & BrasswindThe knowledgeable staff at Woodwind and Brasswind can help set you up with the right instrument for the upcoming year in band. The store offers a variety of student specials on all popular band instruments from clarinets, oboes, and trumpets to the venerable tuba. (more bargains)

Music and ArtsMusic & Arts offers the rental, sale and repair of musical instruments. You also find music and musical accessories along with music and voice lessons at locations throughout the US.

Wow My UniverseWow My Universe is an online discount store stacked with craft and back to school supplies. If you need supplies in bulk, you can order case lot products from their sister store Dollar Days.

MeadBuy direct from the source and save. Mead is a leading provider of office and school products. They offers a great selection of student planners and notebooks including the Five Star line of notebooks that can help you organize multiple subjects.

QuestiaQuestia is quite simply my favorite web site. This is a subscription service with a massive database of books and texts. Students using Questia have a tremendous advantage over those searching on the Internet for references. Personally, I love Questia for the quality information. I am able to use the service to read thousands of important historical texts that just are not available in the local library systems. The subscription is something like $120 a year. I am glad to pay that for a company that is providing quality reference material on the net.

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