20 Deals On Back To School Supplies You Can’t Miss Out On
The new school year is quickly approaching! Whether your kids are going to preschool or college, they’ll need lots of supplies. The cost of back-to-school shopping can go well beyond your intended budget, since your kids often find things they forgot they needed. The secret to saving money when you don’t know what you’ll come home with is finding deals at your favorite stores.
This list includes deals on all kinds of school supplies – dorm room essentials, writing utensils, and more. Don’t spend more money than you have to this year!
Buy as many pens as you can – you know your kids are just going to lose them! There are 60 pens in this box, and right now, they’re on sale for $5.47.
Pencils are easier to lose than pens. Kids always need them the few times they aren’t prepared. This box of Dixon pencils contains 144 pencils for $10.48 (or 8 cents per pencil).
Get an inexpensive brand of loose-leaf paper, like Top Flight at Target. 175 sheets of paper for your child’s binder are just 99 cents!
Bedding for college has never been made easier! “Bed in a bag” sets come with a comforter, sheets, and pillowcases. This set is just $37 and comes with a decorative pillow, too!
Getting a sturdy backpack is more important than finding a cheap one. If your child’s first backpack breaks, you’ll have to replace it. One of their styles is on sale for $27, and it comes in a variety of prints. Save an additional 20% by signing up for the website’s Rucksack Club!
Highlighters come in handy for long reading passages with important information sprinkled in. Many highlighter packs are expensive, but Walmart sells this pack of 12 for just $3.89.
String lights are a great way to add accent lighting to a dull dorm room! Make sure you buy string lights that are safe for indoor use, like these from Amazon for $8.99.
Teachers appreciate it when parents buy enough tissues for the classroom! Buy a 6-pack of full-size Kleenex boxes for just $8.48 from Walmart.
Everyone makes mistakes! Get a 4-pack of Tombow correction tape for $10.29 – that’s cheaper than the White Out brand.
Name-brand tape like Scotch is often expensive. Get 3 rolls of Target’s generic invisible tape for $3.39!
Many teachers ask for different colored folders for different subjects. Grab folders from Target for 97 cents each!
College dorms get warm quickly, especially in the beginning of the fall semester. Get a standing fan to keep the whole room cool for $20.48.
Plenty of school projects require glue sticks. Get a box of 30 for just $8.88!
Every student needs a few notebooks! Get a 5 pack of one-subject notebooks for $3.99.
Planners can be expensive, especially since they’re becoming popular for people who aren’t students Grab one from Amazon for just $2.63!
OfficeMax has a deal on green colored notebooks for just 10 cents each!
The erasers on pencils are easy to wear down. Solve that problem with these pencil toppers for just 50 cents.
Scissors can be close to $3 each, but OfficeMax is selling a pack of 2 for $1! Smaller scissors are safer for young kids.
You may think Expo markers are an item for a teacher’s shopping list, but college students use them for whiteboards in their room and in group study spaces. Pick up a 5-pack for $2.99.
Binders don’t just have to hold paper! Your child can stick their ruler into their binder for $1.
School supply shopping won’t break the bank if you know where to look for great deals. Check your favorite office supply websites often to find even more!
Savings Tips for Back to School Gear
- See what you already have. That’s right. You may actually have lots of supplies at home already! Check in your drawers and cabinets and in the kids’ desks at home. It’s possible that they still have brand new pencils, paper and more left over from last year. And since when do scissors only last for a year? Reuse those suckers! I personally have about 600 pencils from last year that I bought in a moment of frustration!
- Sign into Twitter. Seems like a weird savings tip, right? Well, some stores like Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, etc. will offer coupon codes or links to coupons straight to their Twitter followers. It’s like a secret savings club.
- Shop Weekly. Okay, some people hate this idea, but if you are out running errands anyway, than why not? Certain stores like Staples, etc. offer weekly deep discounts on school supplies like one week it will be a 5 cent notebook, the next it will be 10 cent scissors, etc. Don’t travel a long way for these deals of course, but if you are close to one anyway, then swing in and grab the deal of the week.
- Coupon. There are coupons available for pretty much everything if you look hard enough. Check out sites such as coupons.com, savings.com as well as store apps for coupons for the items that you are shopping for.
- Yard sales. Believe it or not, you can find some great deals on new stuff at yard sales. For school supplies, you may get lucky and find an extreme couponer that is selling their stock (this usually means super deep discounts on the supplies!
There are quite a few savings tips for back to school gear, you just have to be willing to look a little bit and be a little patient. You will find deals!
Have you done all of your shopping back to school supplies yet?