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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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It’s officially time to be the hunt for school supplies! As you look through the deals, it helps to have an idea of what a good price is.  This school supplies buy price list should help you make sure you get the best deal (and ignore the not-so-great ones)!

Although some schools haven’t put out supply lists yet, you can probably guess what will be on them: pencils, markers, binders, etc. Go ahead and start buying now so you won’t have to pay top dollar the week before school starts. Also, don’t forget that we don’t see spring sales on these items, so get enough to last the whole school year!

Tip:  You can price match name-brand items (not store brand) at Target, Staples, and Best Buy, so keep that in mind if some stores sell out of items. Staples also runs a 110% price match policy with school supplies that makes for an ever better deal on larger ticket items!

If you don’t need these items, consider donating. There are lots of kids in need and schools always welcome supplies.

See the weekly deals and make a shopping list: 




Note: Some of these items can end up being much cheaper with store promos, but the prices below are the general sale prices to watch for.  Print this out and keep it handy over the next few weeks.

2024 School Supplies Buy Price List

Pencils, Erasers, & Pens
No. 2 Pencils, 8-10 pk: 50¢
Mechanical Pencils, 10 ct: $1
Pencil Pouch: 99¢
Pink Erasers, 2 pk: 49¢
Pencil Top Erasers, 12 ct: 49¢
Manual Pencil Sharpener: 50¢
Pens, 4-10ct.: FREE – 99¢
Gel Pens, 2 pk: $1.85
Dry Erase Marker, 4 pk: $2.50

Arts & Crafts
Crayola Crayons, 24 ct: 50¢
Other Crayons, 24 ct: 35¢
Crayola Markers, 10 ct: 99¢
Other Markers, 10 ct: 50¢
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: 99¢
Watercolor Paints, 10 ct: $1
Scissors: 50¢ – $1

Highlighters & Sharpies
Bic Highlighter, 5 pk: $1.99
Sharpie Highlighter, 5 ct: $1.99
Sharpie Permanent Marker, 8 ct: $4.50

Notebooks & Paper
1 Subject: 35¢ – 75¢
3 Subject: $1.50
5 Subject: $3.50
Composition Books: 50¢
Mini Composition Books: 49¢
Filler Paper, 100 pk: 50¢-75¢
Copy Paper, 500 pk: $2.50
Construction Paper, 100 ct: $2
3″x5″ Index Cards, 100 pk: 49¢

Pocket Folders: 20¢
Poly Folders: 49¢
File Folders: 25¢

1″ Binder: $1.99
Zipper Binder: $9
Paper Clips or Push Pins: 33¢ – $1

Adhesives & Staplers
Glue Sticks, 2 ct: 50¢
School Glue, 4 oz: 50¢
Scotch Invisible Tape, 3 pk: $2
Stapler: $3
Mini Stapler: $1

Scissors, Rulers, & Other
Backpacks: Up to 50% off
Protractor: $1
Ruler: 50¢
Bic Wite-Out, 1 pk: 25¢
Hand Sanitizer: FREE – 99¢
Tissues: $1
Ziploc Bags: $1