Shopping for back-to-school products can get a little expensive for one child, so imagine how expensive it can get when there are multiple children to shop for. Budgeting for back-to-school supplies is essential, but more importantly, you want to shop for the key items or the basic school supplies. Most parents are usually provided with a list of ‘basic supplies for all’ by their child’s or children’s teachers, with a list of supplies specific for the class they are in. Although this can get a little expensive, one can avoid spending too much by shopping smart. There are a number of department stores that carries school supplies at unbeatable prices.
Wal-Mart is known as the one-stop-shop, and this is certainly true when it comes to shopping for school supplies. They not only carry an unlimited amount of school supplies, but a wide variety. One can find back-packs for $10 and under, glue at 0.25 cents, plain and composition note books at 0.15 cents and 0.25 cents respectively, pencils and pens for about 0.50 cents to $1.00. More so, Wal-Mart carries writing paper and printing paper for 0.60 cents and $2.50 respectively, which is unbelievably cheap! Computers, which are a necessity throughout the school year, are sold at Wal-Mart for inexpensive prices. They carry brands like HP, Compaq, Sony, Dell computers and so on. Additionally, accessories for your computer and small electronic items like calculators are priced at $10 dollars and under. Not to mention back-to-school fashions which are marked at competitive prices!
K-Mart is also another store which carries a wide variety of back-to-school items for inexpensive prices. One can find a 24-pack of crayons for 0.25 cents and a 12-pack of markers for $2.00. It’s also a really great place to save on school supplies, especially if you are shopping on a budget.
Big Lots and Target are also great stores to shop at. They carry back to school items from mid July onwards for inexpensive prices and their prices usually remain the same months after school commences.
The Office Depot carries everything from school supplies to arts and crafts. It may not be the cheapest place to shop, however, the prices are reasonable and you won’t break the bank shopping there. Above all, one can find not only a wide array of school supplies to choose from, but also quality items and products.
At the end of the day, no matter where you shop, as long as you shop smart you can save. School supplies are quite inexpensive (more than they used to be), because there is so much competition, and you can find them in just about any major department store today.