It’s that time of year again – back to school and first up to discover is the ideal back-to-school list. Every school has different requirements and lists can be quite lengthy. This can easily strain the bank account.
Ellie the Weinerdog loves her students, parents and educators, so she has spent considerable time sniffing out the best sales and opportunities to save on back to school shopping. Whether it be online shopping in your jammies or a brick and mortar run with a coffee in hand and a cart full of educational goodies, she’s got you covered.
Best Shopping Locations
Amazon is the king of online shopping when it comes to the best prices and back to school sales are no different. You can find all sorts of fabulous prices of up to 80 percent off items including school supplies, kids’ apparel and more. We particularly like the darling California Home Goods Kid’s Bento Box Food and Lunch Container Set, Set of 6 and the handy 31 piece Back to School Supply Kit, featuring Sharpie Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase, Elmer’s Glue & More. Bonus: Both offer 2-day Prime Shipping.
Target is offering some good sales for the season, including a tiered list of savings at less than $1, $3, $5 and $10. They even offer a School List Assist tool to help check all the boxes on the back to school list.
Staples is almost always one of the best retail providers of best value school supplies. This year includes different price points of 50 cents and $1. These items include pens, store-brand paper and notebooks. These prices are available in stores only, however, they offer quite a few other deals online as well.
For all your tech needs, Apple is your go-to store, with a back-to-school sale every year that offers free items on select qualifying items. This year, Apple is giving out a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of a new Mac computer or iPad Pro. They are also offering other tiered discounts on all their electronics for students of all grade levels and faculty members.
Last but never least, tax-free weekends are a wonderful time to stock up and save. Not all states participate and only select categories of items are eligible. Families and educators can really cut down their spending by participating.
Ellie the Wienerdog hopes to make back to school shopping fun for everyone by offering the Back to School Checklist Coloring Page for your kids (or yourself) to enjoy. Feel free to share your colored artwork on our Facebook, tweet it to @EllieWienerdog or tag us on your Instagram post using @elliewienerdog. Share for a chance to win some cool Ellie bling like bookmarks, magnets or stickers.