It's back to school time, and TrueCouponing.com's Kati Kiefer had come up with a list of prices you should look out for to know you are getting a good deal on school supplies.
School supply prices can vary from year to year. If you see a price that is slightly higher on an item you need, it may be worth picking up to save you time running store to store.
Sometimes schools/teachers request name brand items. We have included a separate Stock Up Price List for those items. They are slightly higher than their generic counterparts, but still available at super low prices in July and August.
You'll see a price per item or "each" listed on things like glue sticks and highlighters. Since many items are sold in different size packages (3 ct, 8 ct, etc), if the Stock-Up Price is $ 0.10, you'll know that a 3 ct pack at $0.30 is a good deal!
Colored Pencils (12 ct) $1
*Crayons (24 ct) $0.25
Markers (regular) $0.50 - $1
Markers (Washable) $1 - $1.50
Watercolors $1 - $1.50
School Glue $0.20
Glue Sticks (2-ct) $0.25
Scissors (child) $0.75 - $1
*Markers $0.15 - $0.25 each
Binder 1" (flexible plastic) $0.50
Binder 1" (heavy duty) $1 - $1.50
Book Covers $ 0.25
Composition Notebooks $0.25
Colored Pencils (12 ct) $0.50
Copy Paper (500 ct ream) $2
Correction Tape (pen or dispenser) $0.50 - $1
Crayons, 24ct box $0.25
Disinfecting Wipes $1.50
Dividers (5-8 pk) $0.25 - $0.50
Dry-Erase Markers (4 pk) $1 - $2
Erasers (pink) $0.10 - $0.15 each
Erasers (cap) $0.25 pack
Facial Tissues $0.75 box
Folders (heavy duty/decorated designs) $0.50 - $1
*Folders (solid color w/ or w/o prongs) $0.10-$0.25
Glue (bottles) $0.25
Glue Sticks $0.10 each
Hand Sanitizer $1
*Highlighters $0.25 each
Index Cards (100 ct) $0.25
*Notebook Paper $0.25 - $0.50
*Notebook, Spiral (1 subject) $0.10 - $0.15
*Spiral Notebook (5 subject) $1 - $2
Paints (Watercolor) $0.25 - $0.50
*Pens (10 ct, Bic or Papermate) $0.25
Pencils (10-12 pk) $0.50
Pencils (mechanical 10 pk) $1
Pencil Bag $0.25 - $1
Pencil Box $0.50 - $1
Pencils Sharpener $0.25
Pocket Folders $0.05 - $0.10
Post-It Notes $0.50 each
Scissors $0.50 - $1
White-Out (liquid) $0.50 - $1
Ziploc Bags $1.50
The best prices on backpacks are found AFTER school starts on clearance. If last year's backpack isn't too worn, consider making this purchase after school starts or buy one for next year!
Office Max usually offers 100% back in Rewards on backpacks at the end of July, so keep an eye out for that sale!
Consider purchasing the Staples Back To School Savings Pass to save an additional 15% off School Supplies through the end of August. It costs $10, but if you can save much more than that using this pass!
*usually FREE or $0.01 with additional purchase
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