Back to School Supplies Price Guide

Never go to the store again without knowing the best price for school supplies

Scroll down to view the break down of supplies and what you should pay! Be sure to check out the best Back to School Deals we are finding!!

See all the deals on our Back to School Dealsย page.

Comments

  • Tanya

    Do you know if you can price match at watmart for the items that Staples has for $0.01? I just cant see walmart doing that but thats the only store we have around us. Thx.

    • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

      Yes, you should be able to do it! Keep in mind that if the Staples is too far away the CSM may not let you do it. I’d check first if I were you. Good luck!

      • Leisa

        I tried to price match paper at Walmart yesterday and was denied because the Staples ad says that its a rebate to get the price down to .01

        • Becky

          Sadly, that’s true ๐Ÿ™ The original comment was from 2013, and there were items on sale for a penny without a rebate, which walmart would have matched. but because it’s a rebate (also rewards, etc) to get to the penny price, they can’t.

  • Lisa

    Hi, can you tell me when the back to school spread sheet will update for the current week? Ive been checking since saturday ready to shop :o) thanks.

  • LeKieva

    Hi! The last column that has the lowest price of 2012, is that price for the store that you have the best week price? Or is that just the lowest price that was found last year?

    Thanks for this wonderful website and list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LeKieva

    I remember buying notebook paper for $.25 last year. But I cannot remember where so I am wondering if I should go ahead and buy now or hold out for the $.25. Does anyone remember if it was Wal-Mart that had it for $.25? Thanks

  • Lisa

    Just so everyone knows, the “single” glue stick at Walgreens is actually the 2 oz jumbo size. I bought it today, required for the 6th grader on my list.

  • Tara

    I was curious when each week the list is updated? I was hoping to get some shopping done yesterday while out running errands so I put it off to today. I’m getting ready to head out the door but I haven’t seen it yet, so I just thought I’d ask. I know it takes some collaboration, and coordination to get it all ready for us. So Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

      Thanks for understanding Tara. YES it does take some collaboration/coordination! ๐Ÿ™‚ It should be updated by 11am MST at the latest.

      • Becky

        Yep, Cathy is right… All the bloggers are supposed to have their info in Sunday night, then we have to do some magic to it Monday morning before it’s ready to post (think condensing all 15 stores into one list). However, most of the store lists are actually updated Sunday, and you can find all those here: Back to School Deals
        It’s just not as easy to sort. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Becky

      Tara, it’s up to date! Sorry about the delay. I didn’t get it until after 11, and then I have to do stuff to it.

  • Lisa

    Office Max has a coupon for Sharpie Highlighter 4 pk on page 2 of their ad for free. No purchase nec. Coupon reads limit 2 per coupon, limit 2 coupons per customer. I just left there with 4 free 4pks paying nothing, I also picked up the mechanical pencils 24 pack for $1!

  • Beth

    I need to buy a lot of gluesticks this year. The lowest I’ve been able to find them so far is .25 cents each. Do you think they will go on sale for cheaper than that in August? Last year I stocked up when they were .10 cents each.

  • KP

    Is this still last weeks prices? Can’t seem to find this weeks. Thank you for your research!

  • gd

    Thanks for the helpful info on different stores. I noticed that several deals I found at Fred Meyer this week beat the others on the guide(10 Ct Pencils $0.49, Pencil Box $0.69, 6 Ct Elmers Glue Sticks $1.99)… Is there a reason FM is not included in the price guide?

  • Wildwoman4Q$

    I love your excel list for the B2School shopping, but I can’t seem to find a tab for August 3rd – the 9th? Could you post the link please?

  • Michelle

    Hi there! Great list! I wanted to mention that Walgreens has the Ticonderoga Pencils (my favorite!) 10 pack for .99 this week. Also, Costco has them in a package of 96 for 9.49 ish? I can’t remember the exact price but I know it was under $10 (which is cheaper than they have them online). Also, if anyone loves those Rubbermaid Lunchblox containers as much as I do, Costco has a 3 pack (2 sandwich kits, 1 salad kit) for 13.99 right now. That’s only about $5.18 per kit after tax (washington tax – and remember Costco charges tax on the price BEFORE instant rebate)
    Thanks for compiling this great back to school list. I love finding bargains for school supplies!

  • Kay

    Has anyone seen the graph paper on sale anywhere?

  • Jay

    What does IM stand for when listed with Albertsons?

    • Becky

      Albertsons Intermountain… which is S. Idaho including Boise, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Elko, NV and North Dakota (Williston)

  • Candice

    When will the deals for the week of August 10 be published? Thank you so much for all the great deals.

  • Rhonda

    I’m also wondering when the price list will be updated for this week ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Becky

      OH my gosh… I totally thought I did it… Give me a few minutes!

      • Tara

        Hello! It might be in the middle of being updated, but I just came to check out the list and it only has one item listed for this week. The rest of the column is blank. Sorry if I’m jumping the gun, but thought I’d let y’all know there’s something up with the list. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all you do!

  • Terra Kile

    Are you done updating this for the season? My kids don’t start til next week and I was wondering if I am too late! Thanks,
    Terra

  • Carolee

    I don’t see the latest updates for 2016- August. The guide has July but not August. Am I looking in the wrong place?

  • Tina

    Two things:
    1. Could you add a category for antibacterial wipes?
    2. Meijer has 8-count Crayola watercolors for $1.79.

  • Sarah

    Was last week the last update for this year? Thanks for all your help ladies!

  • Robin

    2017 Please update this form to show the store with the best price this week.

    • Cathy

      Hello Robin. This form is updated! The list is a guide showing you what is a good price to pay, not showing exact prices for specific stores. If you look at our deals page, you can see the best back to school deals this week!

  • Tara

    I’m bummed to find you’re not doing the back to school deals page each week – I know it takes a ton of work, but it was so helpful! I did as you said and I looked at your deals page, but did not see any of the back to school deals, or a category to sort by back to school. Will that be coming?

    • Cathy Yoder

      Hi Tara! YES it will be coming, starting next week!! You must have this old page bookmarked or something? ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ll have a button at the top of the blog (where you see 4th of July right now). Thank you for checking in!

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