Save a Few Pennies With These Purse-Friendly Back-to-School Steals and Deals Available Online Now!

by Samantha McIntyre

Save a Few Pennies With These Purse-Friendly Back-to-School Steals and Deals Available Online Now!
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Amid the recent summer heatwaves, it’s pretty safe to say that most of us aren’t thinking about fall just yet. Though the reality for many parents (and kids) is that back-to-school season is right around the corner. Luckily, the sales have started, and mom and dad can get an early jump on their spending. According to the National Retail Federation, parents with school-age kids in elementary through high school are expected to shell out an estimated $697 on school shopping. 


Get set to stock up on all of the must-haves on your kid’s school supply list while not completely emptying your wallet. We scoured online for the best back-to-school bargains from popular retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target. Check out these early-bird shopping steals sure to put a smile on your face, though try not to look too happy that summer vacation is almost over!


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Crayola Back-to-School 64-Count Washable Marker Set


Did someone say school project? There will be no shortage of color on those poster board projects thanks to this Crayola Back-to-School 64-Count Washable Marker Set. The set comes with three styles of washable markers including 48 Ultra-Clean Broad Line Markers, eight Gel FX Markers and eight Window Markers. Perfect for crafty students. Save $6.00 on this marker kit.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love these markers! It was a great buy! My daughter loved them especially the window markers!”

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Six Pack of Mead Spiral Notebooks


Take note—this pack of Mead Spiral Notebooks is perfect for compiling class notes, completing homework assignments, or merely doodling (though not during school!). Designed for schoolwork, each durable notebook has 90 double-sided, perforated pages. Save 23% on this colorful six-pack of notebooks.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Plenty of pages, I like the easy tear feature.”

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Avery 5-Tab Binder Dividers


When it comes to the great divider, these durable Avery 5-Tab Binder Dividers are just the trick! Your kiddos can keep papers neatly organized with this pack of tabbed 3-hole punched dividers. Save 20% on this six-pack.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are very affordable and I was shocked to see how many binder tabs were enclosed. Great price, excellent deal and very useful to organize everything.”

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Pilot G2 Fashion Retractable Gel Ink Pens


When it's time to put pen to paper, these Pilot G2 Fashion Retractable Gel Ink Pens are just "write" for the job! The set comes with five, fine point pens with comfortable, colorful grips in black, pink, blue, orange and green. These Pilot pens are perfect for any project! Save almost 50% off!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are all the rage at my kids school. My kids love them so much they give them as gifts to their friends.”

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Daisy by Bloom Daily Student Day Planner


Keep track of homework due dates and a packed after school schedule while reaching for the stars with this Daisy by Bloom Daily Student Day Planner. This 2019-2020 academic weekly calendar is an excellent way for students to keep track of educational and personal plans while keeping close tabs on weekly and monthly goals. It also features source study pages in English, Math, Science and History. Save 24% on this handy planner.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I like the entire planner...especially the note taking section and especially the back pocket!”

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Merangue Pencil Cap Erasers


We all make mistakes, which is why these Merangue Pencil Cap Erasers are great to have handy when working on homework. Add these colorful pen top erasers to your shopping cart to guarantee a clean slate on those detailed book reports. Save 53% off of this colorful 24 pack eraser set.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I got them for my son. They stay on very well. Good purchase.”

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Casio fx-300ES PLUS Scientific Calculator


When it comes to solving complicated math problems, it all adds up to having a fabulous calculator like this pretty pink, Casio fx-300ES PLUS Scientific Calculator. Save 27% on this easy-to-use model designed for all math studies.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this calculator. I just keep finding out all the features it has, and is so help for my intermediate algebra class. It can do fractions, and that is so helpful.”

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Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Sticks


Talk about a real bonding experience! We're pretty stuck on the notion that you can never have enough glue on hand and this set of Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Sticks are sure to carry you through all of those DIY school projects. Save 39% on this four-pack set!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“So I could either buy a couple glue sticks for my kid, or for just slightly more money I could buy enough for his entire classroom at school. Easy decision! (And the teacher says "Thanks" too.)”

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Ivory Ella 16-Inch Rollover Backpack


Hauling books back and forth from home to school calls for a backpack that is not only a fabulous accessory but functional like this Ivory Ella 16-Inch Rollover Backpack. This spacious style features a zippered front pocket, two small interior pockets and two side mesh pockets. This bag holds up to three textbooks and comes with padded straps for comfort. Give back and save 20% on this cool backpack style! Ivory Ella contributes 10% of its net profits to elephant conservation.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Overall, I really like this bag. It has good space inside and I like that it folds over. It’s super cute with the colors and would be perfect for travel or for a school backpack!”

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Wildkin Lunch Box


The only thing that beats an awesome school lunch is a cool lunch box to carry it in! Your kiddos will flip for this compact Wildkin Lunch Box which comes in a variety of fun patterns. No more brown-bagging it thanks to these lightweight lunch boxes made to hold healthy meals and snacks to satisfy your little monster. Save 53% on this sturdy style.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I am so pleased with this lunch box! My son loves the monster pattern! I was worried that this was not going to be big enough but it is!!! I like the fact that there is an outside zipper pocket and a bottle holder on the inside! I will be buying the backpack as well!”

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Crayola Giant Box of Crayons


The perfect crayon collection for imaginative preschoolers and kindergartners, this colorful set includes everything your little artist needs to support their creative craft. This set comes with 120 colorful crayons for a steal!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Crayola products are always the best!”

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Bic Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencils


Let's get to the point; you can never have too many sharp pencils and thanks to this pack of Bic Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencils there are plenty of smudge-proof pencils to last throughout the school year. This set comes with 40 colorful lead pencils to keep your kid perfectly stocked for all of those problem-solving papers. Save almost half off this must-have set!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love the big economy package and my daughter loves the colors.”

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Office Depot Brand Ruled Index Cards


An excellent staple for study notes or teaching tool for vocabulary lessons, this 300-count set of Office Depot Brand Ruled Index Cards will come in handy for your scholarly student. Save $2.29 on this practical set!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product is good quality, Thicker and solid bold lines. Its higher quality than others. The price is competitive.”