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. But no worries, Ellie is here with her favorite Back to School Shopping Tips!
Ellie the Wienerdog 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
1.) Amazon. 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 these darling Star Wars and Incredibles backpacks, this Elmer’s Glow-in-The-Dark Liquid Glue, and this gorgeous Comix Heavy Duty Premium Designer 3 Round Ring Fashion Binder. Amazon Bonus: 2-day Prime Shipping!
2.) Target. 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.
3.) Staples. 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 via their Back to School Center.
For your tech needs, we are here to recommend the very cool Rocketbook. This nifty device feeds your notes to your online storage of choice — Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, whatever.
4.) Dell. Dell has a great sale going on right now for back to school – you can get Dell $100 Promo eGift* card on all systems over $499. * Must have valid .edu email address to qualify. *
5.) Microsoft. Microsoft is offering Office365 Education for free to students – be sure to check it out!
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.
No matter what sale or program you take part in this school year, be sure to keep an eagle eye out for back to school scams – learn how to fight back against fraud.
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.
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