Back-to-school season is practically here and so many stores are offering amazing deals and discounts. Of course, you’ll want to take advantage of all the savings and stock up on school supplies for your kids, nieces, nephews, students — or just for yourself. Like many things we shop for, it can be a lot of annoying work to sift through all the advertising to find the real deals and best buys.
Don’t trip though, we did all the work for you. We searched online, paid attention in stores, and read through recommendations to find 13 of the best stores and deals to shop for back to school. Time to shop!
Whether it’s Dollar Tree specifically or any other dollar store, this is the first place you should head to find super cheap school supplies. You will find cute brand name notebooks, pens and pencils, poster boards and all other sorts of things you can check off that back to school shopping list.
Vinyl 3-Ring Binders, 1 in., available at dollartree.com, $1
Let’s face it, we’re buying everything from Amazon now. There, you can literally get it all for back to school, from clothes to backpacks to electronics and every sort of school supply. And you can get it directly shipped to your door.
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 96, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex-Free Erasers, Bulk pack, available at amazon.com, $16.98
View this post on Instagram
Summer is just around the bend, but it's never too early to start planning your classroom for back to school! This season – Get 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴! Use code 𝗕𝗧𝗦𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘! – Exp. 9/29/19 👩🏽🏫 🎒⚡ 🚚 BETTER products, selections, & prices. FAST shopping & delivery. FREE shipping, even on furniture! @discountschoolsupply . . . #earlylearningcenter #earlychildhood #backtoschool #classroominspiration #classroomdecorations #classroomorganization #classroomdecor #classroomsetup #classroomideas #earlyclassroom #classroomfurniture #teachforchange #classroomtransformation #preschoolactivities #preschoolclass #preschoolclassroom #prekteacher #prekclass #prekclassroom #iteachprek #iteachpreschool #togetherinprek #prekteachers #prekteachersofinstagram #prekteacherlife #preschoolteachers #preschoolteacherlife #preschoolteachersofinstagram #preklearning #igconnect4edu
Whether you’re a teacher shopping for your students or a parent stocking up for the school year (and beyond) for your kiddos, you know you’ll get a great deal at a place called Discount School Supply.
Colorations® Blunt Tip Scissors, 5″L – 1 Pair, available at discountschoolsupply.com, $1.24
Another place that we seem to give our entire paychecks to on the regular is Target. In addition to back-to-school clothes (including school uniforms), school supplies, and more, you can also get cool backpacks and lunch bags for an equally rad price.
Disney Lion King Lunch Bag – Gold/Blue, available at target.com, $8.09
View this post on Instagram
Give me all the markers!! My kids(and the other lady on the aisle) were seriously looking at me like I was insane while I was grabbing all these beauties!! Believe me, these were not even all of the markers I had picked out, but I couldn’t hold anymore!! Which markers/ supplies are on your back to school list? #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachershare #teacherlife #teachers #teacherproblems #walmartfinds #walmartbacktoschool #backtoschool #backtoschool2018 #igconnect4edu #papermate #papermateflair #crayola #expomarkers #classroomresources #elementaryteacher
Walmart is known for its super low prices, which makes it an ideal place to go for nabbing those back-to-school supplies that will be overpriced everywhere else by comparison. For example, were able to find a Texas Instruments scientific calculator for under $9.
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator, 10-Digit LCD, available at walmart.com, $8.97
Chances are you’ve gone to Staples during the school year to get some paper, electronics, and other things you would need for el colegio. Well, it’s still a good place to pick up school supplies. They’re stocked for the school season and have a current deal where you get 20% off your purchase if you buy a backpack.
Crayola® Crayons, 64/Box, available at staples.com, $3
CVS is another place you will find a good deal, here and there, for school items. They have a cool promotion now where you can buy a variety of school and office supplies (and more products), and get another for 50% off.
Caliber Index Cards Ruled 3 Inch X 5 Inch, available at staples.com, $1.79 (buy 1, get 1 50% off)
Michaels always has a great selection of art supplies, year ’round. But what takes them to another level is that they always offer great coupons for 35-60% off your purchase. And you can separate your purchase into smaller ones so you can use several of these coupons in one shopping trip. There is also a deal where you can save $10 when you spend $40 or more.
Unicorn Jumbo Eraser by Creatology™, available at michaels.com, $3
View this post on Instagram
Sweet! @firstgradelemonade picked up some fun 🍩 pencils and erasers to welcome her students back to school. Click the link in our bio to get yours! #Repost @firstgradelemonade Stocked up on all my favorite Back-to-School goodies from educationbyorientaltrading orientaltrading 🍩 How SWEET are these pencils and erasers!? I plan on giving one to each of my students on the first day of school! ✏️ #orientaltrading #educationbyorientaltrading #OTCteachers #BacktoschoolwithOTC #ad (via @firstgradelemonade)
If you want to buy fun school supplies in bulk, then you should definitely check out Oriental Trading Company. We found these shuttle pens, containing 10 different colors in each one (perfect for making notes in various hues) for less than $7 — for 12 pens.
Shuttle Pens, available at orientaltrading.com, $6.48 (for one dozen)
Whether you want to save $200 on a new Lenovo laptop, nab a $10 backpack, or save up to 80% on their best-selling school supplies, Office Depot has got your back when it comes to school shopping.
Heritage Polka Dot Computer Backpack With 15″ Laptop Pocket, Black, available at officedepot.com, $10
You already know that eBay is a lifesaver for getting exactly what you want and at a great price. The site is already set up with curated finds for school students (including those going to college), so head on over to find items that you’ll majorly save on.
Apple iPad Mini (5th Generation) 64GB, Wi-Fi, 7.9in – Gold, available at ebay.com, $369.99
Sam’s Club comes through on the regular when it comes to getting all the products you want — in bulk — and discounted. So, it’s a natural winner when it comes to getting enough stuff for the school year. We found a Papermate 36-piece back-to-school kit for under $10.
Papermate Back-to-School Kit – 36 Count, available at samsclub.com, $9.98
Right now, at Best Buy, students can save up to $300 on select computers powered by Intel and up to $400 on select MacBooks. And as always, the store carries tons of other tech items that will keep you ahead of the game.
Lenovo – 2-in-1 11.6″ Touch-Screen Chromebook – MT8173c – 4GB Memory – 32GB eMMC Flash Memory – Blizzard White, available at bestbuy.com, $239