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Patch Picks: Back-To-School Supply Deals

Local back-to-school deals are rampant as summer vacation draws to an end.

With the new school year starting soon--Tuesday in San Marino--stores are holding blowout sales while parents are out in force shelling out money for supplies, clothes and backpacks. Nevertheless, San Marino Patch has got the secret to finding back-to-school deals for budget-minded parents who don't want to scrimp on quality.

has begun its annual back-to school ritual, offering parents and in other words frugal customers school supplies. The most significant deal this full-service stationery store offers is complete child supply packages catered to each elementary school's list. From Sharpees to individual pencil sharpeners and glue sticks, San Marino Stationers also offers free delivery meaning you can get that back to school-shopping done with just a ring. 

In elementary school, crayons meant everything. I remember the thrill of scrawling my name in bright red crayon across the page. At , plastic boxes full of crayons can be found at a reasonable price. Discount art supplies including markers, colored pencils, and water colors can also be found under the same roof. The plus side is that the San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe also offers an extensive collection of nursery tales and childhood favorites every young student should start reading. You can finish your back to school shopping and introduce your child to a new book. 

carries generic back to school items such as pens, pencils, three-ring binders, and highlighters. At this old-fashioned pharmacy, you can get everything you need for your kids' classes and pick up a few extra items for yourself. The large full-service drug store sells a range of things including greeting cards, toys, candy, snacks and make-up. 

Skip the trips to the multiple stores and send your kid off to school with that new Spider-Man backpack he's been wanting. Pasadena's Target carries some great back-to-school supply deals this year. With huge bins full of supplies, Target is helping you score that extra deal and get in and out in a flash. The cutest newest designs debuting on store shelves have also made their way to Target. Whether you're looking for Dora the Explorer embellished notebooks or plain Pee Chee folders, Target can help you optimize your back to school dollars.

Staples in Pasadena is also offering a large back to school section filled with great bargains. Items such as pocket folders can help get the kids ready for school, and can surprisingly be found for as low as one cent each. Other hot items such as bendy erasers, dry erase boards and generic back-to-school supplies are also being offered as penny items, ranging from 50 cents, $1 and $2. 

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