I have created a School Supply Price list that have the rock bottom prices on all of the items you may need for back-to-school.
Each week I will list the school supply deals from several stores that meet or beat the prices on the School Supply Price list. With the help of this list, you will KNOW when you are getting a great deal. I have created a School Supply Price list in a Google Doc, so you can print it out and take it to the store with you when you shop.
I highly recommend buying a few extra items then are suggested on your back-to-school shopping list, because your child’s school supplies may need replenishing during the year. Plus, school supplies (crayons, paints markers, etc) make great stocking stuffers. Buying them now when they are low is the way to go!
Here is the price list (you can refer to the Google Doc School Supply Price list at any time):
2013 School Supplies Stock-Up Price List
These prices are generally the lowest you will find on these items, if you find sale prices this low, you should buy. Since prices vary from year to year, if you see a price that is slightly higher it may be worth picking up to save you time.
Many teachers request name brand items, so I have included a separate list for those items so you will know what those prices are compared to the generic items.
I also have included the price per item on things like glue sticks and erasers, so if the stock-up price is $ .10, you will know that a 3 ct pack at $ .30 is a great deal
Crayola Colored Pencils (12 ct) $ 99
Crayola Crayons (24 ct) $.25
Crayola Markers (regular) $.50 -$1.00
Crayola Markers (Washable) $1.00-$1.50
Crayola Watercolors $1.00-$1.50
Elmers School Glue $.20
Elmers Glue Sticks (2-ct) $.25
Fiskars Scissors (child) $.75-$1.00
Pink Pearl Erasers $ .25 each
Sharpie Markers $15 – $.25 each (several FREE last year)
Ticonderoga Pencils (12-pack) $1.50 (Costco is another option for larger pack)
Binder 1” (poly) $.50
Binder 1” (heavy duty) $1.50
Book Covers $ .25
Comp Books $.25
Colored Pencils (12 ct) $.50
Disinfecting Wipes $1.50
Dry-Erase Markers (4-pack) $1.00
Erasers (pink)$.10-$.15 each
Erasers (cap) $.25 pack
Folders (with characters/prints) $.33-$.50
Glue (bottles) $.10
Glue Sticks $.10 each
Hand Sanitizer $1.00-$1.50
Highlighters $.25 each (several FREE last year)
Index Cards (100 ct) $.25
Markers $ .50
Notebook Paper (75 ct) $.25
Paints (Watercolor) $.25-$.50
Pens (Bic or Papermate) $.25 (several FREE last year)
Pencils (12-pack) $ .50
Pencil Box $.50
Pencils Sharpener $.25
Pocket Folders $.05-$.10
Post-It Notes $.50 each
Ruler $ .20
Spiral Notebook (one subject) $.10-$.15
Ziploc Bags $1.50
Backpacks – Office Max usually offers 100% back in Rewards on backpacks at the end of July, so keep an eye out for that sale. I highly recommend picking up clearance backpacks in September to save for the following year.
The office stores (Office Depot, Staples & Office Max) usually have $.01 deals almost every week through the summer. Most of these items require a $5 minimum purchase, but you can buy items that have a rebate to go towards that $5 purchase. Buying these items is a great way to stock up on school supplies at a super cheap price.
Make sure you check back each and every Monday for the stores that have supplies on sale close to these great prices! If you can think of any items I may have forgotten, just leave a comment and I can add it to the list.