How to save money on school supplies!

It’s that time of year. Time to start thinking about the kids going back to school. Time to think about pencils, paper and notebooks. If you’re like me you try to do your shopping on tax free weekend. What if you can score a deal on top of tax free weekend?

how to save money on school supplies

How to Save Money on School Supplies

First stop you make is to go to Groupon. I chose Walmart at Groupon because that is where I get the majority of our school supplies. When you go to the Groupon link above it takes you to the WalMart page where you can sign up to receive many coupons from them. I don’t know how much you spend on school supplies but with three kids I spend about $500 so any little bit I can save is a win in my book. 

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Then just be sure to take advantage of tax free weekend. I always grab a few school supplies each time I run in Walmart. It then makes it seem less expensive when you spread it out over 5 or 6 trips all through the summer. I also buy when stuff is on clearance. I have locker shelves and magnets in my school supplies closet that I got marked down last September for $3. I also stocked up on new zip up binders. I grabbed two when they were $10 in September instead of $20 in August. It’s definitely a win to have a school supply closet. That way when the kids run out of crayons or pencils you have some in the closet. I try to replace their crayons and pencils right after Christmas. That’s when they are running low on glue, crayons, pencils, etc. 


So get a head start on your school supply shopping and enjoy getting the deals on Groupon! What ways have you found to save money on school supply shopping? Anything I should know about please let me know! I love to save! 



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27 Replies to “How to save money on school supplies!”

  1. I will be looking into Groupon. I save money on school supplies by buying school supplies while they are on sale throughout the summer. I store the supplies in a large tub. When the lists appear, I divide up the supplies between backpacks. I usually only have to buy a few items extra. Saves a lot of money.

  2. We love Groupon. I use it when we travel. Never thought about school supply shopping. Great idea!

  3. I absolutely love using Groupon. Save on so many things that you would already be spending on!

  4. I wish my state had tax-free shopping days. For stores I already shop at, I keep a close watch for back-to-school freebies. I picked up free glue last week. I clip the virtual coupons on sites for these stores, plus I clip the virtual coupons on SavingStar. My kids are adults now, but I save the school supplies to donate to our local school, plus use in Operation Christmas Child boxes.

  5. Any way to save money helps. I’ve never used Groupon before but definitely will check it out now.

  6. I used Groupon a ton when it first came out and then just kind of forgot about it, thanks for reminding me what a great money saver it is, I will start following the deals again right away!

  7. Best suggestion is shop ahead. Wait until after school starts and scoop up things for next year (crayons, comp notebooks, etc)

  8. We really don’t spend that much on school supplies as homeschoolers. Our biggest expenses are ink and paper for the printer. I buy on tax free weekend and throughout the year when there are sales.

  9. Great post, I am going to have to pass this on to my brother. They are just starting school shopping. Thanks,

  10. Great idea to have a school supply closet at home. Groupon is one of our favorite resources when it comes to getting great deals on must haves. Thanks for sharing this!

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