It’s never too late to start your back-to-school shopping, so beat the shopping rush and get the best deals retailers are offering! Whether in stores or online, there are countless school supply discounts and deals for you to choose from for school supplies, accessories, and more. Want more savings on school supplies? Be sure to check out retailers’ mobile coupon apps and website coupons you can use. You can check retailers’ price match policies as well to see if you can get items at a lower price compared to another store. Don’t forget to search for tax-free holiday dates in your state to save more on school essentials!
Staples Weekly Ad
- Slider Pencil Case = $0.01 each with minimum purchase of $5.00
Limit 4 per customer; above limit price is $1.00 for each slider pencil case
- 5-Pack Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils = $0.50 each
Limit 2 per customer
- 2-Pocket Folders = $0.01 each with minimum purchase of $5.00
Limit 10 per customer; above limit price is $0.20 per folder
- Staples School Glue = $0.01 each with minimum purchase of $5.00
Limit 2 per customer; above limit price is $0.50
- 24-Pack BIC Mechanical Pencils = $5.00 each
- Assorted Crayola Crayons and Markers = $2.00 each
- 12-Pack Sharpie Permanent Markers Assorted Colors = $6.00 from $9.79
- 15-Pack Assorted Color Post-It Sticky Notes = $10.00 from $15.99
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- Free Microsoft Office University for 4 years with a purchase of a touch laptop
- Staples Clipboard = $1.00 each
Limit 2 per customer
- Staples Wireless Notebooks = $1.00 each
Limit 2 per customer
Here’s the list of Staples coupons as well now available for shopping at the store.
Walmart Weekly Ad
Page 4-5: Need new gym clothes for P.E.? Check out Walmart’s collection of high quality Danskin brand activewear! Boys can enjoy stylish clothing as well from Walmart’s clothing collection.
- Girls’ Danskin Capris = $9.88 each
- Girls’ Danskin Lightweight Athletic Shoes = $14.87 per pair
- Girls’ Danskin Jacket = $9.88 each
- Boys’ Stripe Polo Shirt = $6.94 each
- Boys’ Wrangler Jeans and Cargo Pants = $14.94 per pair
Page 7-8: Find gym clothes for boys at Walmart to prepare them for their P.E. classes!
- Boys’ AND1 Tees and Shorts = $6.96 each
- AND1 Backpacks = $14.88 each
- AND1 Cinch Packs = $9.88 per pack
- Boys’ & Girls’ Avia Shoes = $14.97 per pair
Page 9-10: Get new undergarments for kids and teens with Walmart’s Hanes products at rollback prices.
- Girls’ Hanes Sports Bra = $6.48 each
- Girls’ Hanes Underwear = $6.48 per pack
- Boys’ Crew Neck or A-Shirt Bonus Pack = $6.48 per pack
8 shirts for the price of 5
If you do decide to go ahead with one of these deals, try using Walmart coupons to knock some more dollars off the tab.
OfficeMax Weekly Ad
Page 4: Dress up college dorms with OfficeMax’s desk sets! Available in pink and purple sets.
- Take off $75-$90 when you buy all five of the following: desk, bookcase, hutch, chair, and chairmat.
- Receive a Free Tote Bag when you buy $15 or more of Post-It or Scotch products
- Scotch 5’’ Kids Scissors = $3.00 for 2 pairs
- Multipack Post-It Sticky Notes = $6.00 for 2 packs
- 8-pack Geyser Water Bottles = $1.99 per pack
Office Depot Weekly Ad
- Office Depot Marbled Composition Books = $0.25 each
Limit 3 per household
- Sharpie Single Permanent Markers = $0.50 each
Limit 10 per household
- Office Depot Poly 2-Pocket Folders = $0.50 each
Limit 10 per household
- Scholastic Glue Stick = $1.00 each
- 5-Pack Assorted Color Highlighters = $1.00 from $3.49 per pack
- 4-Pack Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers = $2.00 from $3.49 per pack
- 24-Pack Post-It Tabs = $2.00 from $4.59 per pack
- Foray 8.5’’ x 11’’ Dry Erase Boards = $3.00 from $8.99 each
- 4-Pack Assorted Colors Foray Liquid Ink Rollerball Pens = $3.00 from $7.59 per pack
- 4-Pack Uni-ball Gel Pens = $4.00 from $7.99 per pack
- 50-Pack Crayola Colored Pencils = $6.00 from $8.79
- 12-Pack Foray Assorted Pens = $7.00 from $15.29
- Brother P-Touch Handheld Label Maker = $10.00 from $34.99
- Office Depot 1’’ Professional Binders = $5.00 from $8.99
- Buy 2, Get 1 Free Wilson Jones Binders = $3.49 – $24.99
Can mix and match binder sizes and free binder is the lowest priced one
- Lexar 8GB USB Drive = $6.99 from $9.99
Check out Office Depot coupons that will save you and your family some money.
Target Weekly Ad
Pages 1, 3-4: Head back to school in style with trendy, on-sale clothing from Target!
- Girls’ Tops = $5.00 each
- Girls’ and Boys’ Jeans = $10.00 per pair
- Kids’ Uniform Polo Shirts = $5.00 each
- All Kids’ Shoes = Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
Price ranges from $12.99 to $32.99
- $1.00 each on Writing and Art Supplies i.e.:
○ 3-Pack Highlighters
○ 8-Count Up & Up Washable Markers
○ 2-Pack Up & Up Scissors
- $2.00 each on School Essentials i.e.:
○ 48-Count Crayola Crayons
○ Up & Up 1’’ Binders
○ Assorted Styled 1-Subject Notebooks
- $2.50 each on School Supplies i.e.:
○ 5-Count BIC Pens
○ Up & Up 7-Pocket Folders
- $3.00 each on School Accessories i.e.:
○ Fashion Subject Notebooks
○ 12-Count Elmer’s Glue Sticks
○ 24-Count U.S.A. Gold Pencils
If you’re shopping at Target, don’t forget all of the various ways you can save, including using Target coupons.
- 15.6-inch Dell Inspiron 15 = $299.99 from $431.99
- TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator = $79.99 from $149.99
- 24-Count Box Mead Notebooks = $31.01 from $39.95
- 6-Count Plus 1 Free Assorted Colors Post-It Note Pads = $6.59 from $10.50
- 6-Pack Filexec 1.5’’ Binders Assorted Colors = $23.88 from $32.99
- 3-Pack Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers = $1.48 from $2.37
Amazon doesn’t offer many Amazon coupons, but see if you can save even more on Amazon school supplies.
CVS Weekly Ad
Most CVS deals will require a CVS card.
Page 4-5, 16: Prepare lunches for your kids with these discounted food items from CVS.
- Skippy Peanut Butter = $5.00 for 2 jars
- Gold Emblem Trail Mix, Crackers or Rice Crisps = $1.99 each
- Quaker Oatmeal, Poptarts or Cars Fruit Snacks = $1.69 each
- Select Kellogg’s Cereal, Quaker Oatmeal or Granola Bars = $1.99 each
- Five Star 1-Subject Notebook = $3.00 each
- All Caliber Brand School Supplies Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
- Select Stationery Items i.e. Glue Sticks and Post-It Notes = $0.99 each
Test out some CVS coupons too to shrink your checkout receipt.
Big Lots Weekly Ad
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- 24-Pack Geyser Water Bottles = $5.00 for 2 packs
- $5.00 Select Organization Storage
○ Bedside Caddy
○ Mesh Shower Caddy
○ Medium-Sized Bins
- $0.45 Select School Supplies
○ Pocket Folders
○ Composition Notebooks
○ 12-Count Colored Pencils
- $2.00 Select School Supplies
○ 64-Count Crayons
○ 1’’ Binders
○ 5-Pack Pocket Folders
- $0.97 Select School Supplies
○ 10-Pack BIC Pens
○ 2-Pack Sharpie Permanent Markers
○ 5-Pack Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils
- Multicompartment Backpacks = $9.00 to $12.00 each
If you’re looking to save more money on back-to-school items or college dorm accessories, check out second-hand stores along with retailers. These stores may have what you’re looking for in great condition and at excellent prices. With multiple places offering back-to-school savings, shop in various stores to get the best deals on each school supply. Before doing so, create a school supply shopping budget so that you don’t get too carried away with all the discounted goodies out there!
Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.
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