There has never been a good time for the ‘average Joe” to shop for school supplies. Back to school should be a pleasant experience, not a negative one that has the parents steaming and the kids crying. Following are some suggestions on where to buy inexpensive school supplies, and the Internet address, if available. Gasoline savings by comparing costs of similar items online will help with your list of back to school supplies, and where to buy inexpensive school supplies.
Walmart, Walgreen’s, and Target have online shopping, so I linked the website to the store’s name. You can select in store advertising for all three. Walmart and Walgreen’s encourage you to put in a zip code so you can choose the location most convenient to you. Target’s ad appears to be effective nation-wide.
I noted some of the incredible back to school prices. Contact your local store to verify the items are in stock, what kind of limits may be placed on the purchase, and the last day to take advantage of the inexpensive school supplies.
Walmart online sells some school supplies in bundles at a discount, if you are buying for more than one student.
The back to school section in this week’s ad includes Crayola 24-pk for 25 cents, Elmer’s Washable School Glue for 25 cents, 1 Subject Wide-Ruled 70-sheet Notebook for 15 cents, and a Texas Instruments 30Xa Calculator for $8.44.
Walgreen’s is fun because it has clearance sections scattered on shelves around the store, where you can get the deal of a lifetime now and then. Browse along the aisles, or ask a sales assistant where those areas are located.
The most amazing deal I saw in this week’s ad, which goes through August 14, is the High Trails Backpacks, full-size dimensions 16.5 x 12 x 15.5 in., for $3.99. My family has tested this brand before. It is fairly durable, and has a variety of colors. When it comes to inexpensive school supplies, this has to be one of the major contenders. Before you make a frantic dash to town, please call your local Walgreen’s to verify they have this backpack in stock. Other good bargains include 2-pocket folders for 9 cents each, wide or college-ruled filler paper, 130 sheets, for 49 cents with a limit of 6, and Elmer’s Gluesticks, 2-pk, for 19 cents.
Target offers USA Gold Natural Wood Pencils 12-pk for $1.77. Elmer’s Purple Glue Sticks 6-pk is on sale for $1.97. Those purple glue sticks are a favorite with everyone I know. The items you glue stay well, and if you want to change things around, you can usually do it without destroying your project. The 10-CT Style Stick Pens are $1.99, and the Mead Five Star Advance Notebook 2-pk is on sale for $4.99.
Congratulations to all students for reaching another back to school milestone in your educational career, and congratulations to the caregivers, who provide the school supplies, and decide where to buy inexpensive school supplies.