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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

July 20, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Parents with school-age children know its that time of year again.

And as you walk down the aisles full of cartoon character backpacks, folders and notebooks, you know back-to-school is here. "We've started a little bit, just to get everything started up," said seventh grader, Autumn Runyon.

Target in Albany already has boxes full of pens, pencils and markers set up through out their seasonal section. "Colorful stuff, I like colorful stuff. I like the stuff that goes into your locker like the dry erase board," said Runyon.

Uniforms are also already hanging on racks and folded on shelves. Staples also kicked off their popular five cent sales on select school supply items. "Actually our sales started this morning, and we have already seen a lot of customers today," said Staples sales associate, Angella Huling.

But supplies won't last forever. "Once we sell out, this is it. We don't get anymore in," said Huling.

Every week through August, their five cent sale items change. And the best way to take advantage of their deals, and those of other retailers is to continuously look through the weekly ads. "Just get here early if actually want to get the good stuff because it goes fast," said Huling.

Starting early won't just guaranteed you will find what you need, but you will also skip the crowds that come closer to the start of the school year. "We have lines going all the way to the a back of the store, and we only have three registers here. So there will be a lot of people here," said Huling.

So by starting now you won't just already be prepared, but you are more likely to find your supplies for less. But here's a reason you may want to wait. Georgia's tax free holiday on school supplies is scheduled for the weekend of July 31st through August third.

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