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Kids love trendy stationery, and finding the right set for back to school is sure to put a smile on their faces (and earn you serious brownie points). If you’re on a budget, find deals that offer impressive value and eye-catching style.
You’ve probably already got a checklist of all the items your child needs to be ready for the new school year. If not, here are some essentials they’ll likely need.
These retailers all sell stationery in every color of the rainbow and style that’s sure to please any kid.
It pays to compare retailers and shop around. We found total costs for an eighth grader’s back-to-school supply list in 2019 were $220.64 at Staples, $220.78 at Walmart, and $197.66 at Amazon. But by strategically shopping around at all three, you could save up to $59:
|Item||Amount||Store||Cost per unit (USD)||Total cost per required items||Go to store|
|3-Ring Binder (500 sheets)||1||Staples or Amazon||$7.99||$7.99||Shop now|
|Composition Notebook||3||Walmart||$1.91||$5.73||Shop now|
|Binder Divider (1 pack, 8 tabs)||1||Walmart||$3.07||$3.07||Shop now|
|2 Pocket Folders (6 pack)||1||Staples||$12.09||$12.09||Shop now|
|Highlighters (6 pack)||1||Staples||$5.79||$5.79||Shop now|
|#2 Pencils (18 pack)||1||Staples||$5.69||$5.69||Shop now|
|Pencil Sharpener||1||Walmart||$1.19||$1.19||Shop now|
|Pens (24 pack blue, black, and red)||1||Amazon||$10.23||$10.23||Shop now|
|Loose Leaf Paper – College Ruled 200 sheets||2||Amazon||$7.09||$14.18||Shop now|
|Glue Stick (3 pack)||1||Staples||$4.49||$4.49||Shop now|
|Colored Pencils 12 pack||1||Walmart||$1.84||$1.84||Shop now|
|Colored Markers||1||Walmart of Amazon||$5.32||$5.32||Shop now|
|Kleenex Tissues (4 boxes)||1||Walmart||$5.97||$5.97||Shop now|
|Pencil Case||1||Staples||$2.99||$2.99||Shop now|
|Combination Lock||1||Walmart||$3.64||$3.64||Shop now|
|Post Its (12 pack)||1||Walmart||$9.97||$9.97||Shop now|
|Erasers (3 pack)||1||Walmart||$1.85||$1.85||Shop now|
|Dry Erase Marker (4 pack)||1||Walmart||$4.46||$4.46||Shop now|
Price data obtained August 2019 and is subject to change.
We compared the cost of an average eighth grade school supply list at three major retailers: Walmart , Staples and Amazon. Prices were obtained from store websites on Aug. 2, 2019.
Where prices were on sale, we used the original list price. Where there were multiple products available at the same retailer at different price points, we chose the mid-priced item or best match across retailers.
We based our stationery list on back-to-school lists from five public schools in the West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.
Follow these three simple steps to find stationery your kids will love:
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