Back to School sales are already getting started 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’m also working on a side-by-side comparison spreadsheet this year. Hopefully you’ll be able to download it and use it when you’re shopping to see what the best deals are. That’s the goal anyway! It’s challenging putting it together and getting it into a format you can use, but when I get it done, I’ll share it in case it’s useful to you. (Here’s the first draft: 2018 Wichita on the Cheap School Supply Price Comparison)
If you’re new to all this, take the time to check out these resources:
- Tips for Saving on School Supplies (I’ve recently updated this with more tips.)
- School Supply Price List (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.)
Also see Back to School Clothing Deals to help you save even more money this school year.
You may want to double-check your school list to see if the teacher has requested specific brands. Many of them do specifically request Crayola crayons and Expo markers because the generic versions don’t usually work as well. But other things – like loose leaf paper and plastic school boxes – are probably no different!
Target Back to School Deals
Thanks to Emily for this great tip! If you don’t look forward to the excitement of lugging the kids around to all the school supply sales, Target will do the shopping FOR you. Use Target’s School List Assist to get it all done in one fell swoop.
Deals this week (until 7/21):
- Casio fx-9750GII Graphing Calculator $42.99
- Offer: $5 gift card when you spend $25 on select Crayola items, through 7/21.
- School uniform sale: 20% off school uniforms with promo code UNIFORMS
Target school supply prices all season long:
- 49 cents: up & up 3×5 index cards
- 50 cents: up & up plastic 2-pocket folder w/prongs (9 different colors)
- 99 cents: up & up letter index dividers (for 3-ring binders), 5-ct
- 99 cents: Bic xtra life pens, 10-ct
- 99 cents: Mead 1-subject spiral notebook wide-rule or college rule notebooks (many different colors)
- 99 cents: Crayola colored pencils, 12-pack (Offer: $5 gift card when you spend $25 on select Crayola items, through 7/21.)
Office Depot School Supply Deals
Office Depot/Office Max will match competitor’s prices in-store and online as long as the brand, size, quantity, etc. are all equal. Choose free in-store pickup to save even more.
Office Depot school supply deals ending 7/21:
– all of these are Office Depot brand unless otherwise noted
- 25 cents: 12″ rulers
- 50 cents: kids scissors
- 50 cents: composition books
- 50 cents: Scholastic school glue
- 75 cents: 12-pk pencils
- $1.25: 3-pk erasers
- $1.50: BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra-Comfort ballpoint pens
- $2: low-odor dry-erase markers
- $29.99: Boise X-9 multi-use paper, 10-ream case
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.
Walgreens weekly ad ending 7/21:
– all of these are Wexford brand unless otherwise noted
- 49 cents: composition book
- 49 cents: kids scissors
- 99 cents: Elmers glue sticks, 3-pk
- $3: backpacks
Dillons School Supply Deals
If you shop at a Dillons Marketplace that has clothing, keep an eye out for their coupons in the weekly ad. We’ve found some good deals on shoes, tops, etc. for teens and adults.
Also, shopping for school supplies at Dillons comes with the extra perk of getting fuel points. This week, the digital coupon for 2x fuel points on the weekends is still valid, so shop Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to maximize your savings.
Also this week at Dillons, they have a digital coupon for an extra $5 off $15 Home Merchandise if you use ClickList. You’ll see it in the app. It looks like this applies to school supplies too, so that could make for a nice haul for not a lot of money. (Exp 7/24)
The advertised deals this week:
- 3 for $1: pink erasers
- 49 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pk
- 50 cents: OfficeWorks #2 pencils
- 2 for $1: composition book
- 59 cents: OfficeWorks kids scissors
- 89 cents: filler paper
- $1: Elmers glue stick, 3-pk
- $1: cap erasers, 50-ct
- $1: plastic school box
- $1: Post-It Super Sticky Notes, 3×3, 90-pc
- $1 Scotch 5″ kids scissors (blunt or pointed)
- $1: Vista 18-month student planner
- 10 for $10: Papermate Write Bros. ballpoint pens, 10-ct.
- 10 for $10 Papermate Write Bros. .7mm mechanical pencils, 10-pk
- 10 for $10: Avery pen style hiliters, 6-pk
- 10 for $10: BIC Cristal pens, 10-pk (look for coupon in paper this Sunday)
- $1.99: Avery Economy View Binder, 1-inch
- $3.49: printer/copy paper
- $9.99 Home Sense facial tissues, 12-pk
Coupons for School Supplies
Print these and save them to match up with a sale.
- 75 cents off Wet Ones hand wipes
- 50 cents off any three boxes/packs KLEENEX
- $1 off any one pkg of Sparkle paper towels
Walmart Back to School Sales
These are still 2017 prices as I haven’t gotten to Walmart to check the prices yet this year. They’ll probably be similar.
- 25 cents: spiral notebooks
- 47 cents: 2-in-1 pencil sharpener
- 48 cents: pink erasers, 2-pk
- 48 cents: index cards, 3×5, ruled
- 50 cents: composition books, 100 sheets
- 50 cents: poly folders, 2-pocket, with or without prongs
- 50 cents: Elmer’s glue sticks, 2-pk
- 50 cents: Elmer’s washable white school glue, 4 0z.
- 50 cents: Crayola crayons, 24-pk
- 82 cents: notebook filler paper, 150 sheets
- 97 cents: plastic hinged school box
- 97 cents: Crayola colored pencils, pre-sharpened, 12-pack
- 97 cents: Crayola markers, broad or fine line, 10-pk
- 97 cents: Dixon No. 2 pencils, 20-pk
- 97 cents: Pen + Gear 1″ durable binder
- $1.17 Bic Cristal pens, 12-pk
- $1.47 Fiskars 5″ blunt tip kids scissors
- $1.57 Bic #2 mechanical pencils, 12-pk
- $1.77 Sharpie permanent markers, black, 3-pk
- $1.97 Crayola washable large crayons, 8-pk
- $1.97 Crayola washable watercolors, 8-ct
- $2.24 Sharpie highlighters pack
- $3.27 Georgia Pacific multipurpose (printer) paper
- $3.68 Kleenex, 4 boxes, 85 ct. each box
- $3.84 Expo dry erase markers, low odor ink, 2-pk
- $4.46 Ziploc gallon storage bags, 42-ct or freezer bags 28-ct
- $4.74 Kleenex tissues, 3 boxes, 160 ct. each box
- $5.43 Papermate Flair felt tip pens, asstd. colors (no black), 6-ct
- $5.88 Clorox wipes, 4 canisters of 35 each
- $5.97 Ticonderoga No. 2 pencils, 30-ct
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.)
Amazon prices are subject to change at any time.
- Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils, 96-ct (best price this week)
- Expo dry-erase markers, 6-piece starter set with eraser and cleaning liquid
- Expo fine tip dry erase markers, multi, 8-pack
- Sharpie highlighters, 12-ct
- Kids character backpacks (Disney, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, etc.)
- Scotch Magic Tape, 6 rolls
- 20-ct BPA-free plastic meal containers
- Amazon Prime makes back-to-school shopping cheaper and seriously convenient. Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.
Stay tuned for lots more back to school sales and school supply deals in the weeks ahead!