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Hip2Save’s School Supply Price Points (+ Free Printable Spreadsheet)

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With Back to School season upon us, you may be wondering about the best/stock-up prices for school related items!? Look no further! I have compiled a list of the absolute lowest price for popular items and the typical sale prices for items.

As an example, the price point for a 24 count box of Crayola Crayons is 25¢. In other words, I would stock up on Crayola Crayons whenever I find them priced at 25¢ or less. Since Back to School sales are already starting up again in full swing, you should have an opportunity to snag these crayons at this price or less if you just wait patiently over the next few weeks. And this same theory applies to all the school supplies on my list!


To view HIP’s School Supply Price Points, just click on this link or on the image above to print or save the PDF file to your computer! I would encourage you to consider printing it out and placing it in your Coupon Binder for reference when you are at the store. Or, if you’d rather, you can go here and save the Price Points document to your computer and edit/change the prices based on your personal shopping experiences!

DISCLAIMER: Note that several of the items on my list have the lowest price as FREE. Keep in mind that to get this FREE price, you may be required to make a minimum purchase (as is often the case at Staples) and/or to sign up for a Rewards Program or submit a rebate. Also note that these items may only be “free” once or twice per year – for this reason, I have given you a range.

If you disagree with my Price Points and/or have items to add, please share in the comments below!

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Comments 34

  1. Amy

    Thanks this will come in handy! School start August 3 and the only supplies we have are pencils and glue sticks!!!

  2. Irene

    Neat. Ty

  3. Lauren

    Staples currently has Staples brand glue 4oz bottles on sale for 10 cents. Go through Ebates and get 2% cash back.

  4. Danielle O.

    I know not everyone has access to a Dollar Tree, but since I do, my price point on hand sanitizer is $1 for 8-10 oz. (sometimes they put an “extra” 2 oz. in with the “normal” 8 oz. bottle), making it 10 cents per ounce (for 10 oz. bottle).

  5. TJ

    Thank you Collin! You’re the best!

  6. Kathryn

    Can anyone give me a stock up price for the fancy Ticonderoga pencils? Another site (passionforsavings) said 1.50 for a 12 pack, but the one week I was in the remote wilderness and no where near a store they were on sale at Staples for $1.99 for 24. Will we see 1.99 again or will it go lower? Thanks!

    • Taryn

      Just curious….what are Ticonderoga pencils? Are they different somehow than a regular pencil?

      • Melissa

        Just a regular pencil, but the are higher quality and don’t break as easy. Many school and teachers specify these.

      • Bobbi

        I am a teacher who put Ticonderoga pencils on the supply list. They are the best pencils because they sharpen easily and write well. They have good erasers too. Some cheap pencils are half gone after you sharpen them once. These cost more, but they last longer.

    • FosterMom

      We buy these on amazon, they usually have the best price for a large pack of 96.

    • Rei

      I shoot for around $0.10 (or under) per pencil.

    • Chloe

      Kathryn I just bought the 24 count unsharpened at Target for $3.99. Walmart had the same pencils for $4.74.

    • misty

      Picked some up at staples yesterday for 2.00

  7. Carla

    I purchased Ticonderoga pencils the last two years at Walgreens at a $1.00 for a ten pack. They usually go at that priced at the end of back to school sales, it’s not as good as Staples but it’s the cheapest I have seen them go those years.

  8. CMarie

    Hi all. I have a favor to ask…I need to stock up on the Crayola crayons for 25 cents for a school giveaway…but I can’t follow these blogs as much as I used to so…I would greatly appreciate it if someone would email me when you see them at that price!!! ClothingMarie at yahoo dot com. TIA!!!!

    • Sabrina

      Walmart and Dollar General currently have Crayola 24pk Crayons for .25

  9. Liz Ob

    When is copy paper free?

    • Michele

      Single reams (limit 4) are free this week at staples after coupon (on website or their app) and rebate (do on their website and save a stamp)!

      • Ginny

        Couldn’t find this on the Staples website. Can you paste a link?

  10. Shay

    Hello fellow Hip2Savers! I am in the market for erasable colored pencils and Five Star Flex 5 subject notebbok. Does anybody know of a good price to buy those as they are typically pretty pricey? Thank you! 🙂

  11. Linna

    Our school has started to require twistable crayola colored pencils. They don’t break like crayons and they don’t have to be sharpened like pencils. If anyone has a price point on these, I’d love to know! They’re pricy, but I totally understand why the teachers love them!

    • Joe

      $3 or less

    • Stevmon

      I paid 2.97 at Wal-Mart last week.
      Cant remember how many in the box but it did come with 3 extra colors. 🙂

  12. Liz

    I just wish we could get a teacher list when all this is on sale. I know some teachers like brand specific or certain things and we get a list after all the sales are over 🙁

  13. Sydney

    What’s a good price for mead one or two subject notebooks? I need them for college.

  14. Sarah

    I didn’t see ziploc bags on the price point list. I need snack, sandwich and gallon. What’s a good price for those?

  15. Jen

    My daughter’s school supply list has headphones.Can someone recommend good headphones for kids.Thanks.

  16. Teresa Munsill

    Where can I find the washable crayola markers for under a dollar?! That’s a great deal! I’m also looking for washable crayola crayons. If you have leads on where to snag the best deals for washable crayola everything I would appreciate it. My kids are still in the color on the walls she ranges…. :-/ thank you!! 🙂

    • Catie

      I saw crayola markers (regular and thin) for .97 at walmart this week…also 12 pack of colored pencils for .97

  17. Engelica

    Anyone know when the composition notebooks will be pretty cheap? Needing 100 for my classroom.

  18. Shannon

    Does anyone have suggestions on a lunch box that will hold a water bottle as well a food and hold up? In the past have bought at Target or ToysRus and usually have to replace by February due to tearing or broken zippers.

    • Me

      We’ve had decent luck with ones from Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen. They usually run free shipping. My two kids had those last an entire school year and they could use again this year. My only complaint is they get dirty on the outside. The inside can be wiped out. Hope that helps!

      • Me

        I just went to their website and a pop up came up for 15% off if you sign up for their emails.

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