One thing that has not slowed down in 2020 is shopping. Although a majority of it has moved online, businesses and corporations are doing amazingly well despite the uncertainty this year has brought. Whether you or a student you know plan to start school in person or from home, school supplies will be necessary. We have compiled a list of some of the best back to school deals to look out for.
School supply shopping usually includes a box or two of disinfecting wipes, but they have been tough to find since the beginning of the pandemic. Thankfully, stores such as Target and Walmart have been getting regular shipments again. Snag them while you can to help teachers stock up or to keep them in the home.
Masks may not necessarily be required in classrooms, but they’re still a good idea to have. Old Navy is a great place to look for fun patterns that teachers and students alike will enjoy. They are a great price point too- you can find a pack of 5 for $12.50.
Don’t forget hand sanitizer. You’d be surprised to know that bargain stores such as Dollar Tree carry a decent stock of them. Grab a few for backpacks, purses and classrooms!
According to The Krazy Coupon Lady Blog, Walmart is running a special on Acer Chromebook laptops. These are great basic computers for internet usage and schoolwork. They can be found at Walmart for as low as $199 with free shipping.
Walmart and Target are also great places to find sales on headphones, calculators and more. Be on the lookout for coupons and price drops that can be used on these necessary items.
Walmart, Target or bargain stores such as Dollar General are the best places to look for basic supplies such as folders, pencils and crayons. Since students will most likely be using their own supplies and not sharing with others, snag a cheap pencil box that they can store everything in. Office supply stores such as Staples are great as well, especially for bulk items that may be needed such as pens or erasers.
Keep an eye out for weekly ads and subscribe to email lists for your favorite online retailers. Searching for deals doesn’t have to be extensive or tedious- stick to the basics and you’re more than likely to save money this year.