Well, with all the Vista Print, Staples, and other sales getting lots of AtoZ attention, my curiosity has been piqued. How much of your own money are you spending on these supplies? I'm talking this summer plus throughout the rest of this upcoming school year. Personally, I am trying to cut down on my out-of-pocket spending for my class. I get a generous supply allowance plus lottery money every year that is adequate for most of what I need. I'll still buy things for my class throughout the year with my own money. But I'm trying not to go overboard this summer, and if I do buy something, I am trying to make sure it has a purpose and I'm not just buying it because it's cute! Don't forget to save your receipts for tax time!