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Back-to-School Deals to Get Ahead and Avoid the Stress

Back-to-School Deals to Get Ahead and Avoid the Stress

Education World has compiled a list of the best back-to-school deals this month for you to get a head start on shopping and saving on necessities for the classroom. 


Classroom Supplies 

  • Walmart offers value bundle deals when it comes to school supplies, so for the lowest cost you can ideally stock up on supplies for the whole year. 
  • Walgreens is a must-stop because from now until the start of the school year, the company is providing consumers with a deal-a-week on essential school supplies. For example, "[t]wo-pocket paper folders are 10 cents through Aug. 1, and next week, starting Aug. 2, a 10-pack of Papermate ballpoint pens is 29 cents and Crayola markers or colored pencils are 99 cents," said.
  • Staples online is offering major deals on supplies. When shopping online, the company provides low prices like $0.75 for one subject notebooks and a $0.50 for school glue and glue stick bundle, not to mention an additional 25% off School supplies with purchase & code 80545.
  • Printer paper for just $53.99 a case, $2 binder clips and $8.00 USB flash drives are just an example of some of the supply deals Office Depot offers for back-to-school. 
  • Up until the school year starts, Amazon is a great resource because when searching for classroom supplies, Amazon shows you automatically the best deals of the week. This week, for instance, it's featuring 40% off select binders.


  • You can't go wrong with the $3 storage bins Big Lots has to offer. The plastic bins come in multiple colors and are great for organizing classroom supplies. It also has $5 2-drawer desktop organizers and 3-pack storage trays for only $1.50. 

Technology Needs

  • For technology needs, "Best Buy has a few to offer including $100 off both MacBooks and Surface Pro 3s, plus 32 GB flash drives for $8.99...and the Best Buy Outlet online offers returned, refurbished, clearance and pre-owned electronics at discounted rates year round," said
  • CNet has compiled a list of the best back-to-school tech devices under $100 and includes devices ranging from tablets to wireless keyboards. Check it out here.
  • This year, considering saving money on printing by using the $2.99 iPhone app that allows you to scan documents to your phone and freely e-mail them. The process for using Fast Scanner Pro is super simple: "open the app, put the camera over your document, press record, like you’re taking a picture, and then line up the scan to make sure you don’t cut off the edges. Then save the document, and e-mail it" to your class, said

Teacher Resources

  • Search Scholastic for 25% teacher resources including workbooks sorted by grade level. 

Clothing Deals

  • And of course, not to be forgotten about are the back-to-school clothes deals. After all, a recent survey from, 84 percent of parents found that clothes are the most stressful thing to shop for when doing back-to-school shopping because 58% are afraid they won't be able to afford their kid's tastes.
  • To alleviate some of that stress, Macy's is running a sale of 20% off juniors, guys, and kids clothing as well as sales on backpacks and shoes until August 6th; until August 2nd, Belk is providing the same 20% off juniors, guys, and kids clothing sale as well.
  • But perhaps one of the better deals on clothes is what JCPenny is advertising as its biggest sale of the season "through Saturday, August 1 both in stores and online. You can get $10 off a purchase of $25 in stores or online using the code GYMCLASS. You can also get 20 percent off a $100 purchase, or 25 percent off a $150 purchase online only using the code SPORTS. This includes back-to-school clothes, shoes and backpacks, plus college dorm essentials," said.


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Compiled by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor



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