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Discount School Supplies

Updated on September 11, 2013

Back To School Supplies On a Budget

Do you dread the upcoming back to school season? Worried about all the expenses you'll incur?

Between school clothing, school supplies, and other school related expenses, it all adds up to too much sometimes. Don't worry though: there are ways to purchase the items your children need without going over budget if you follow some of the ideas on this page.

When the school system releases the supply lists for students, you'll want to obtain a list as quickly as possible. This will enable to you to see what is needed and make plans for purchasing those items.

How would you like to get the best price for every school supply on your list? Now yo can if you go to Amazon's Back To School Store

Ultra Fine Permanent Markers
Ultra Fine Permanent Markers

Shop For Discount School Supplies Online

Most office supply stores have back-to-school sales before school starts. Sign up to receive emails with sales flyers or online coupons. Not only will you save on school supplies, but you can have everything shipped to your home instead of your having to fight the crowds to get them.

Another way to shop online is to look for deals on discount school supplies on ebay: many prices there are too good to pass up.

Jansport Backpacks Amazon - Jansport backpacks on sale

These backpacks are very popular with kids of all ages.

Save On School Supplies By Buying in Bulk

Look for weekly sales papers as the start of school nears. They will often have school supplies at drastically reduced prices, often 1-cent to 50-cents for items your child will need. Stock up on those items that are on sale, even if it means you have to go back several times over a week.

Here are just a few of the items you can buy in bulk:

Mead Black Marble Wide-Ruled Composition Book (09910)

Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Cap Erasers (73015), Pack of 144

Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Cap Erasers (73015), Pack of 144

JanSport Big Student Backpack IS Great!

school scissors
school scissors

When Shopping For School Supplies Make And Stick To A List

It's tempting to buy the newest models of school backpacks, prettiest gel pens, and most wanted electronic gadgets, but you'll save a lot of money on school supplies by sticking to the list of items your child needs. If your child asks for something extra, let them buy those items with their own money.

Here is a list of must have school supplies:


Lunch box


Spiral notebooks



Pencils & Pencil sharpener


Crayons or colored pencils

Pens & highlighters

Post it pads





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Have you done your school supplies shopping?

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      treasuresabound 5 years ago

      A lot of cool school supplies. great ideas, really like the lunch boxes.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Wow, this took me back but great ideas here. 'm not in school, but can still make use of these supplies. Thank you!