Last updated: September 10, 2018
Yes, it's that time again! Time for the kiddos to return to school, which means it's also time to spend money on back to school supplies and clothes again. To help you save on back to school supplies and clothes, I've scoured sale papers, coupon inserts, cashback apps and the internet in search of back to school deals and coupon savings.
Naturally, there are several back to school sales out there from brick and mortar and online stores, but I'm only listing what I believe are some of the best back to school deals from stores that I think offer the best prices. Prices, of course, may change and will vary based on where you're from, but I'll do my best to keep these back to school deals updated until the end of August.
Are you ready to save on back to school supplies and clothes? Let the shopping and savings begin...
In-Store Back to School Deals
Save on Back to School Supplies at Kroger
You must use your Kroger card to take advantage of these back to school deals.
A&W Plastic School Box - $1.00
Avery Economy Binders - $1.99
Pack of Three Bic Atlantis Comfort Medium Point Ball Pens (Blue, Pink & Purple) - $2.99
Pack of Two Bic Atlantis Medium Ball Pens (Black) - $1.59
Pack of 10 Bic Cristal Xtra-Smooth Pens - $1.00
Pack of Two Bic Gelocity Quick Dry Gel Pens - $1.99
Pack of Two Bic Velocity Mechanical Pencils - $1.99
Pack of 24 Crayola Colored Pencils - $2.99
Pack of 24 Crayola Crayons - 49¢
Pack of 10 Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers - $1.99
Elmer's School Glue- 59¢
Mead Five Star 4-Pocket Folder - $1.00
Use the $1.00 off two Five Star products coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get two of these folders for $1.00 (50¢ each). The coupon expires September 30, 2018.
Office Works Pencil Sharpener With Scrap Catcher - 59¢
Pack of 10 Number 2 Office Works Pencils - 50¢
Pack of Four Pilot G2 Gel Roller Pens - $4.89
Use the $1.00 off a pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens product coupon from the August 19, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply at Kroger for $3.89. The coupon expires December 15, 2018.
Top Flight College-Ruled Notebook (70 Sheets) - 20¢
Top Flight Poly Portfolio Folder with Tangs - 79¢
Save on Back to School Supplies at Walgreens
These sales are good until September 15, 2018, and you must use your Walgreens Rewards membership for these sale prices. If you've accumulated 1,000 or more Balance Rewards Points, use them during checkout for additional savings.
Post-It & Scotch Products - Buy one get one 50% off
Use one or more of the printable Post-it coupons to save even more on these back to school supplies at Walgreens.
Wexford Binders - Buy one get one 50% off
Back to School Coupon Deals at Walmart
5+1 Pack of Bic Brite Assorted Highlighters - $1.97
Use the $1.00 off one Bic stationery product coupon from the August 26, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get these back to school supplies for 97¢ at Walmart. The coupon expires September 9, 2018.
10+2 Pack of Bic Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pens - $1.17
Five Star 4-Pocket Paper Folders (75¢), Wirebound 2-Subject Notebooks ($1.97), Stay-Put Pocket & Prong Folders ($1.00) & Composition Books ($2.00)
Use the $1.00 off two Five Star products coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get these back to school supplies for even less at Walmart. The coupon expires September 30, 2018.
Pack of Three Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pens - $1.00
Use the $1.00 off one pack of two or larger Pilot FriXion pens coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply for FREE at Walmart. The coupon expires October 15, 2018.
Pack of Four Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pens - $3.00
Use the $1.00 off a pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens product coupon from the August 19, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply at Walmart for $2.00. The coupon expires December 15, 2018.
Use the 75¢ off one pack of four or larger Pilot G2 pens coupon from the July 29, 2018 Smart Source newspaper insert to get this back to school supply for $2.25 at Walmart. The coupon expires October 15, 2018.
Online Back to School Deals
Save on Back to School Supplies at CVS
Many of CVS's online back to school deals include buy one and get one for 50% off on supplies such as pens, pencils, notebook paper, construction paper, binders and calculators. They also have buy one get one free deals on Pilot pens.
To enjoy additional savings on back to school supplies at CVS, login to your online CVS account and make sure you attach your ExtraCare card to your online account. After you've attached your ExtraCare card, you'll be able to redeem manufacturer coupons that you send to your card, redeem any ExtraBucks rewards and earn 2% back on your purchases. Also, from now until September 4, 2018 you can get a bigger discount of 30% off and FREE shipping (no minimums)! To take advantage of the 30% discount and free shipping offer, enter the following code during checkout: CVS30FS.
Save on Books for College at eCampus
If you're heading to college, you can save money by renting your textbooks instead of buying them. eCampus has a large selection of books for rent. In addition, if you sign up for their eWards, you'll earn three points per dollar spent on rentals. You can later redeem your points for additional savings of up to $20.00 off. The eWards membership is free.
Save on Back to School Supplies at Discount School Supply
Whether you're a parent or teacher, you'll love shopping and saving at Discount School Supply. You can buy supplies in small quantities or buy the bulk. There's even furniture for classrooms, curriculums and so much more! To help you save even more on their already discounted prices, here are some of Discount School Supply's best deals:
- Get FREE shipping on stock orders over $33.00 when you enter the code SHIP33. This special shipping offer is good until September 30, 2018.
- Shop the clearance section for extreme bargains of over 50% off retail prices!
Save on Back to School Clothes at Online Thrift Stores
You can save a lot of money on back to school clothes by shopping at thrift stores. Many have brand name clothes at great prices, and most of the clothes look brand new, so nobody will even know they came from a thrift shop unless you tell them.
If you're like me and prefer online shopping, following are three great online thrift stores that carry name brand clothes at very affordable prices. I've bought clothes from all of these online thrift stores, and the clothes looked brand new. Shipping was also pretty fast and ordering was easy.
1. Schoola Coupons & Other Special Offers
Head over to Schoola and shop their Closeout Closet, where everything is $3.00. When you're done in the Closeout Closet, check out Schoola's $10.00 or less section for even more bargains. Remember, a portion of everything you buy at Schoola goes to help schools.
New Schoola customers can enjoy a 50% off discount. To get this special discount offer, sign up for a free Schoola account, shop their selection of clothes, then when you're done shopping, enter this code during the checkout process: FIRST50OFF. Shipping on all orders over $25.00 is FREE, no code needed.
2. Swap Savings & Free Shipping Offer
In addition to a great selection of clothes, Swap offer toys, books and movies. Spend more than $60.00 and you'll get FREE shipping.
3. thredUP Coupon Savings & Free Shipping Offer
thredUP offers a variety of brand name clothes and shoes for your back to school shopping needs. New thredUP accounts get 20% off discount. If you spend more than $79.00, shipping is FREE.
Save on Back to School Supplies at Walmart
If you want to avoid the back to school shopping crowds at Walmart, shop from the comfort of your home. Many back to school supplies and clothes will qualify for Walmart's free 2-day shipping on orders totaling $35 or more, or you can even choose in-store pickup, and then all you have to do is head to your local Walmart's pickup counter to get everything you order online.
Begin by checking to see if Walmart has your child's back to school list. Then check out the savings on all the back to school supplies, clothes for kids and school uniforms. We can't forget the grown kids heading off to college, so head over to see the latest back to college rollbacks.