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Know the best back to school deals when you see them!

Scoring a killer deal on back-to-school supplies becomes more challenging every year. It’s not 2008 anymore, so you won’t see shoppers rolling out of the stores with cartloads of free (or almost free) school supplies!

Saving money on Back to School supplies is still totally doable, though. These days, the trick is to start early AND familiarize yourself with all the best prices! Another strategy is waiting to buy as much as you can until after school starts, when school supplies go on clearance.

No matter which back-so-school shopping strategy you choose, you’re going to need to know a good price when you see one! We’ve got you covered with this FREE printable list of the best stock up prices you’ll see on school supplies this season.

save money on school supplies with this free printable – Dozens of great prices!

Tips to make use of our school supply shopping list:

  • You can also download our list to your phone so you’ll always have these stock-up prices at your fingertips when doing your back-to-school shopping.
  • If you’d prefer to have a hard copy, you can print this list and place it in your coupon binder for easy in-store reference!

save money on school supplies with this free printable – Crayola Crayons

Our free School Supply Price Points Printable shows a range of prices for each item. If you’re looking for crayons, for example, 50¢ is a good price for a 24-count box of Crayola crayons. But after watching the sales cycles year after year, we know you can do better! This year, you’re likely to see them for 25¢. Watch for that to happen, and when it does – STOCK UP!

Hip Tip: Note that several of the items on the list have the lowest price listed as FREE. To get freebies, you may need to make a minimum purchase, sign up for a rewards program, or submit for a rebate. Also, note that these items may only be free once or twice per year, so keep your eyes open!

Happy Shopping! 🏫📚✏🍎


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Comments 27

  1. Luv

    Thank you, I was just wondering if I missed the price point post, you are right on time. I have a question for the community, has anyone reused/up cycle their kids supplies from previous year after disinfectingthem with clorox wipes? For example the composition book that’s still about 3/4 empty/blank, folders, even pencils thats only 1/4 in less than new ones? 🌸

    • lara_bug

      I reuse rulers, plastic pencil cases, poly folder, and 3 ring binders. Anything that is still is good condition. These are the items that take the bulk of the school supply budget. Everything else gets recycled for homework. I put it all in a plastic shoe box sided container and put it near the kitchen table for them to use. Anything cardboard or paper, IMO, is one year use (if it survived the entire year). You may be able to get another few months before having to replace it.

    • Marinova

      I have done this every year for several years. It has less to do with saving money and more to do with saving the landfill. The plastics folders have even gotten used 3 Or 4 years. Crayons and markers get rotated for at home use unless they are clearly minimally used, then I might push those for next year. I don’t even wipe them off just leave them sit I figure 3 months is long enough for most bad bugs to die. I have also reused minimally used composition notebooks at the elementary level where I know the entire thing is not necessary for the next year either.

    • Luv

      Thanks for responding. Yes, the upcycle/recycle is to minimize waste not so much for savings. My son only used about 8 out of 80 sheets of his composition book, similar with my daughter. They have notebooks dedicated for homework. 🌸

    • Erin Rank

      I am reusing a set of washable markers, a poly folder, pencil box, scissors and pencil sharpener. It was all like brand new!

    • chantelrebecca1

      I home school so everything just gets used until it is completely used up. Those odd bits of crayon can be turned into a gift that the little ones will love. For Easter I took all the little bits and chopped them up. I mixed different color combinations like pink, purple and aqua. I even added some glitter to the mix. Then I added each mix into an Easter egg shaped cookie pan I have( but you could use a muffin tin) and put it in a warm oven until the wax melted. Pulled it out and let it cool. They popped right out. My kids loved them.

  2. Beth

    Thanks for putting this together but supplies never go this cheap in our area. I watch the sales at multiple stores and end up paying more than this for about half the items on your sheet.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! You’re welcome, Beth! Hoping you might find them for less this year!

  3. Abbyrose

    I would love to know how to get copy paper for $1. The cheapest I can find it is $4 a ream.

    • Amy D.

      If you watch for Staples deals (Very often posted here on H2S) you’ll find great copy paper deals. Last one I got 4 reams of copy paper for free, all I paid was tax (After Staples rewards) So I paid $20 then got $20 back in staples rewards! 🙂

      • angela

        I was hoping to get those. When was the sale?

  4. Amyr

    On my daughter’s middle school supply list she also has a mask and a desk privacy shield!

  5. Lolie

    Thank you! I use this every year to save 😀

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Lolie! SO glad this has been helpful each year!

  6. Marinova

    It is a relief to me that this year I won’t have to worry about this! Our district is offering a remote learning option!!! 🙌

    • Kathleen

      We will be using the remote option here as well ❤

      • 5pink1blue

        If you don’t mind me asking, what state is doing exclusive remote learning? Thank you I am in Pennsylvania and we are supposed to start at the end of August in school.

    • Amy D.

      I hope your schools remote option is better than mine here in GA, My kids are going in 2nd, 1st and PreK.. and the teachers just let me know that for our “Remote” plan the kids will be *required* to log in at 7:40am until 2:20pm, with a break for lunch and a break for specials, Monday through Friday.. All in front of the computer.. So, I honestly feel like that is A LOT of screen time for kids this age, and how do you get a 4 year old to sit for 6+ hours at the computer?

      I know each school district is doing something different though, so I am envious to see other peoples options.. lol!

      • Michelle

        Holy cow! That is horrible, Amy! And people in our district are complaining about the split schedule our district came up with. We have 3 options, in class Mon and Tues, online work the rest of the week, the same but Thurs and Fri, or all online (middle and high school only have 4 classes per semester, 2 classes each day they attend). I couldn’t imagine making a kid stay in front of the computer for school that long, or having to be the parent trying to enforce that 😳… my public school online experience is that they have a schedule with hour long live sessions 1-3 times a day and then class work to do on their own. It never took the full day and the kids could go at their own pace. Yours sounds like a parental nightmare!

      • Rebecca

        Honestly I would just withdraw the Pre-K child & teach them yourself. They don’t need a whole lot at that age. Since your other kids are young as well (1st & 2nd grade), maybe you could just consider homeschooling. There are a lot of resources & those grades are easily doable. I’ve always homeschooled, my kids are going into 2nd & 6th, and the first few years were a breeze.

        • chantelrebecca1

          I agree with Rebecca, just home school. You can find used Curriculum on Ebay for a good price. I live in Alaska and families that home school can sign up through special schools. Each student gets a stipend of $2,000 for the year plus internet paid for. The schools also offer free classes and extras. Parents get to choose the curriculum and the grading method as long as it is secular and meets teacher approval. We also signed up for a STEM program through the Civil Air Patrol called CAP STEM. You pay a one time fee, I think it was $50 for the whole family. Then you can choose a STEM kit every month that they send you for free. You just fill out an post lesson questionnaire to be eligible to choose another kit after you have used that one. I got a Sphero and a SPRK+ the first time. This month they sent me 5(yes 5!) sets of Snap Circuits Snaptricity.

          I really think that parents need to start putting pressure on their state governments to pass legislation to create programs like Alaska has. I know it won’t be something that everyone can use, but if it gives parents an option for a quality education for their kids many will take it, which will mean fewer butts in seats and a safer environment for those families that aren’t able to go the home school route. We really need flexibility right now.

  7. Roro

    I doubt we’ll be able to get deals on clorox wipes 🙁

    • Erin Rank

      I was thinking we will be lucky to find the wipes and hand sanitizer much less for $2! I have all my supplies now except those 2 items.

    • Mw252810

      You will be lucky to even FIND Clorox wipes, let alone get a deal!!!

    • sarah

      Walmart and Target early in the morning like 7-8 AM is the time to try to really get them. I understand that is difficult for many to get out that early. I get out of work at 7AM and have been able to get quite a few containers. I buy them for our home, my husbands work (works with 14 other men), and I have gotten a few containers for 2 kids for back to school if they go back. I have found the large 3 packs but can only get 1 at a time.

  8. sfc_abby

    I look forward to this every year! Thank you for putting it together

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome! 🤗

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