School is just a few weeks away. That means the end hours spent at the pool, vacations, and eating whatever on hand for lunch. It also means the start of packing lunches, buying a few new outfits – and shopping for back to school supplies. Whether you have a young one starting out in preschool, middle school or are a teacher looking for the best deals here are your go-to places.
School Supply List:
From notebooks to pencils, lunchboxes to cute erasers, here’s a rundown to help you know where to go and for what.
Walmart is always a great place to stock up on the necessities.
They are carrying a Crayola Back to School Starter Pack for just $13.99. Not only would this be great for primary grades, but it also includes a decent sized palette of watercolors – perfect for preschool projects. A six pack of skinny colorful dry erase markers also comes with the set – perfect for teachers!
Paper and pencil are still used to take notes even in today’s tech-savvy world. Grab a few packs of college-ruled lined paper for note-taking (and doodling). A 150 sheet pack is $0.82.
Students and teachers both seem to love scented markers. There is just something about writing with a marker that smells like a sweet strawberry that makes school just a tiny bit more fun. You can purchase a 12 count box of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers at Walmart for just $5.84.
Walmart also has your more standard essentials such as 2-hole pencil sharpeners for $0.50, and 1-subject notebooks starting at $0.50, CraZart Crayons ($0.50 for a box of 24), and Elmer’s Purple Glue Sticks at $0.50.
Click here to check out all of Walmart’s back to school deals.
Yes, office supply stores still do exist – and they happen to have some very nice back to school deals. Their deals so change with their weekly ad so be sure to check back. Here are some of the deals that are going on this week to give you an idea of what you can find.
Staples is currently offering 20% off your school supplies purchase when you purchase a backpack. Check out their backpack selection here and use the coupon code 29908 to save 20% off!
Staples offers select items for $0.50 as part of their 50 Cents Deals. Included are Staples #2 yellow pencils (12 count), Staples pink erasers (3 count), and Staples composition notebooks.
If you have more than one kiddo in the household, you know that school supply shopping can definitely add up fast. Staples sells a 60 count box of BIC Round Stic, Medium Point Black Pens for the economical price of $6.49. You can also find this Post-it Flags Combo Pack for $10. They come in handy for middle and high school students who may need to bookmark certain pages for research and note-taking.
Ahh Target. Home of super adorable and cute school supplies and dollar spot goodies that teachers cannot seem to resist.
Target is currently running a BOGO 25% off Yoobi items and locker accessories. A few of my picks are the Yoobi Mini Highlighters (Multicolor, 10 Pack) for $4.99 and the Mini Supply Kit (includes a mini stapler, staples, and stapler remover, scissors, a tape dispenser and refill, hole punch, and a pencil sharpener, cased in a pink pineapple case for $4.99. Locker accessories such as mirrors, mesh containers, and clips can also be found here.
Target has a great selection of backpacks. You can shop for backpacks by age or style. Their Novelty & Trendy backpacks start at just $13. From an Emojination Backpack to the trendy Sequin Color Change backpack, your kid will be ready to carry all their supplies in style.
Grab a 10-count of Crayola Broad Line Classic Markers for $0.99 at Target. Other deals include a 3-pack of Sharpie Highlighters for $1.99, Target Up & Up brand Crayons, 24 count for $0.25, and BIC #2 Xtra Life Mechanical Pencils, 40 count for $6.49.
School Supply Bundles
If you are not a big fan of making your way through the aisles and checking things off the school supply list, Amazon may be your best friend. Not only can you order everything off your child’s school supply list on there, but they also offer bundles and sets. It’s convenience at its finest.
This glokers First through Fifth-grade bundle is the complete package. The set includes a mesh pencil bag to hold erasers and sharpener to keep pencils on point, red and black pens, EElmer’sglue stick, scissors, Crayola markers and crayons, a highlighter, ruler, 3 folders, looseleaf paper, a composition notebook, and 2 notebooks. ($29.99)
The Back to School Essentials Bundle Kit K-8 is a steal. The bundle includes #2 pencils, a binder, 2 notebooks and composition books, paper folders, a ruler, 10 Crayola “washable” markers, 24 Crayola crayons, 12 Crayola sharpened color pencils, 2 school glue sticks, a regular glue, sharpener, erasers, a pair of scissors, and a pencil box to easily organize and carry supplies in. ($34.99).
By the time your child reaches middle school (and I believe this is definitely true for high school), shopping for school supplies may not be considered a fun activity anymore. One click away and they can have everything they need for the upcoming school year with the School Supply Bundle for Middle and High School Students. The colors are a bit more muted and mature. The bundle includes a binder, notebooks and pencils, index cards for note taking and much more.
And that’s a wrap on the best back to school shopping deals of the season! Most school supply lists are already out and these supplies go out fast, so be sure to get started on your shopping!