It's the first of August and we can all feel the summer momentum gearing down and getting ready for the new school year. For many students in Northern Colorado, that first day of school is about three weeks away. I will pause to allow parents to applaud.......

But, there are supplies to buy. Budgets, be they large or small, are still budgets and these things can get pricey. Saving money is always a good thing and there are some who absolutely love the challenge of finding the best deals. You might want to check this website out:

Penny Pinchin' Mom

It's an online database that you can compare prices between Walmart, Target, Staples, and the big box stores. You can type in the specific need, like a backpack. A list will appear that shows brand, price, and the store you can find it. Now, there are a lot of items on the average supply list and you may not want to bounce around store to store just to find the best price. You can do a search by store and find out which one store has all that you need at the price you want.

The website says that their database is updated each Sunday from now until late August.