Parents and students are encouraged to start buying school supplies for the coming school year. The majority of schools have already released the supply list for the coming year along with the calendar for the coming school year. To find your student's supply list, visit your child's school website. Additionally, the majority of big box stores have started stocking supplies for sale. Eddie Schwartz says "It may prove worth while to buy supplies while most stores have them in stock, and offer and specials can still be found at all price points. I have noticed the closer to the beginning of the school year the harder it is to find good deals on supplies because even though most retailers advertise their low-cost products, the reality is that those products are usually sold out, and all that is usually left is the higher cost products."