Back to School sales are already starting in Wichita and online. Here’s this week’s list of the best school supply sales I found. It only includes what I see as the really good deals. Remember that you can also print coupons for school supplies and match them with a sale.
I will be including Walmart School Supply Prices at the end of this post for comparison. In general, I find them to have the best everyday price on most things – but they aren’t better than the weekly sales, so be sure to check this post every single week. If you do it right, you’ll spend very little on school supplies and may even have spare supplies to give to someone else.
If you’re new to all this, take the time to check out these resources:
I still use the price list in my own shopping, and the tips are an accumulation of things I’ve learned by experience and from other smart people.
Office Depot School Supply Deals
These may end at any time, so if you see something you want don’t wait to purchase it.
- American Tourister Disney backpacks on sale for $14.49 online – regularly $28.99
- Office Depot Coupon 30% off qualifying online and in-store back-to-school purchases at Office Depot
In-store sales. Weekly ad beginning 7/16:
- 25 cents: Scholastic white glue, limit 3
- 25 cents: Office Depot 2-hole pencil sharpener, limit 3
- 25 cents: Office Depot plastic rulers, limit 3
- 50 cents: Office Depot scissors, limit 3
- 50 cents: Office Depot 2-pocket poly folders
- $1 Office Depot brand filler paper, college or wide rule
- $4.99 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide or Edge flash drive
- $10 Swiss Gear backpacks, limit 3
- $10.99 TI-30x IIS scientific calculator (also at Amazon)
- $14.99 SanDisk Ultra Dual USB 3.0 32GB flash drive
- $34.99 SanDisk Cruzer 128GB flash drive
Weekly ad beginning 7/23:
- 15 cents: Office Depot 2-pocket folders, limit 10
- 25 cents: Office Depot composition notebooks
- 25 cents: Office Depot pink erasers, 3-pack, limit 3
- 50 cents: Office Depot ballpoint pens, 10-pack
- 50% off Kenneth Cole, Solo, and Fui school backpacks
- Rewards members: Office Depot copy and print paper, 3-ream case, $2 after $10 back in Rewards
- Free Targus backpack with purchase of $169.99 Samsung Chromebook (Unfortunately, the 30% off coupon won’t work on this because it excludes technology.)
Office Depot/Office Max will match competitor’s prices in-store and online as long as the brand, size, quantity, etc. are all equal.
Walmart Kids Backpacks (online) as low as $2.47!
This just in. If you’ve been shopping for school supplies you know the backpacks are one of the most expensive items on the list! Walmart has these small kids backpacks for the younger set – in many colors and styles, for both boys and girls – on sale right now for only $2.47!!! Go get them or view all backpacks at Walmart.
Amazon Back to School Deals
An obvious benefit of shopping for school supplies at Amazon is free 2-day shipping right to your door (if you have Prime). But you can also find some deals at Amazon. (The deals change frequently, so keep checking back.)
- Kids character backpacks (Disney, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, etc.) Amazon has some of these for $7 or $8 dollars! Definitely check them out before you buy in the stores.
- Elmer’s glue sticks, 30-pack for $7.88 (approx. 26 cents per stick)
- Shop for school supplies all in one place with Amazon Back to School Essentials Here are direct links to some of the most commonly needed items:
Walgreens School Supply Deals
It won’t surprise regular readers here that Walgreens is one of the best places to get school supplies at a discount. Each week they have something on sale for a crazy low price, and occasionally you may be able to match a coupon with the sale to get a super deal. For most/all of these deals, you will need to get a Walgreens card; it’s free, and you’ll earn points on purchases so it’s worth using it.
- 29 cents: Wexford index cards, 3×5, 100-ct
- 29 cents: highlighter
- 29 cents: mini composition or memo book
- 29 cents: eraser, 2-ct or cap erasers, 15-ct
- 69 cents: plastic pencil box
- 99 cents: Wexford dry erase markers, 4-pk
- 99 cents: index tab divider, 5-pk
- $3 Wexford backpack
Coupons for School Supplies
Print these and save them to match up with a sale.
Quick link: Click this link to get all the coupons pre-selected and print them out so you can match them up with a sale. (You’ll be able to add or remove any coupons you want before you print.) These are the ones that are pre-selected for you:
- Save $1.00 on two 1oz PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer
- Save $1.00 off One (1) 8oz PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer or larger
- Save $0.50 on any THREE (3) boxes/packs or ONE (1) BUNDLE PACK® of KLEENEX® Facial Tissue (not valid on travel/trial sizes)
- 25¢ OFF ONE Puffs® Product (excludes Puffs® To-Go and trial/travel size)
- SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) Ziploc® brand containers
- SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) Ziploc® brand bags
- $1.00 OFF ONE Bounty® Basic Paper Towels 6 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
- $1.00 OFF ONE Bounty® Paper Towels 6 ct or larger (excludes Bounty® Basic and trial/travel size)
Target Back to School Sales
Walmart Back to School Sales
Stay tuned… I’ve got some prices for 2017 and I just need to add them here. Walmart school supply prices stay fairly consistent throughout the season, so you can get these anytime..
Stay tuned for lots more back to school sales and school supply deals in the weeks ahead!