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Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy!

September 1, 2017

Where did the summer go? It’s time to dust off your annual Back to School shopping list and get shopping!


Back to School shopping can be overwhelming, especially when your child is getting older and needs different supplies than previous years. There are a lot of stores that are currently having sales to make your Back-to-School shopping experience seamless and affordable.

First thing you should look for are advertisements that usually get mailed or e-mailed. Stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, JC Penny and Nordstrom send catalogs in the mail advertising their Back-to-School sales. Take advantage of these advertisements and figure out which coupons you want to use. It is best to shop for clothes, shoes and bags during these sales.

Not only do clothing stores send out coupons, but grocery stores do as well. Check your weekly deals from your local grocery store and see if they are having sales on lunch box snacks and meals. Shopping at your local grocery store during their sale is a great opportunity to stock up for the first month.


Want to avoid the store crowds? Online shopping maybe your best bet. Before completing any online purchase, always remember to search for coupon codes; you never know what deals you could qualify for! Websites that are popular for this are and

If you cannot find any useful coupon codes while shopping at big retail stores online, try shopping on eBay and Amazon. Amazon is a very convenient website to shop at. You can utilize their fast shipping and great deals. eBay is a great place to shop for great deals as well. Look for items that were from last season and see if you can get a good deal.

Not into retail stores and online shopping? Why not visit your local Thrift Store and local Yard Sales? You never know what items you will see there. Thrift store shopping is a fun way to shop and a great way to save extra money.

Still overwhelmed? Here is a list of stores that are having Back-To-School sales. Take a look below and happy shopping!



Save money, live better! That’s the motto of Wal-Mart. Put your mind at ease and shop low prices everyday. Wal-Mart offers free in-store pickup when you order school supplies. Are you big on Box Tops? Get double Box Tops with Kleenex, Scott and Viva.


Expect great things with Kohl’s! Start looking for your Kohl’s cash and go Back-to-School shopping. Kohl’s offers free in store pick-up when you buy online which is convenient while you are juggling other responsibilities. Save up to 20% on Back-to-School items at your local Kohl’s or kohl’


When you buy a backpack at Staples, you can save 25% on supplies that fit in the bag. There are also $0.50 notebooks, paper, folders, pencil cases and MORE! There are also a sale on many electronics such as iPads and Fire HD Kids Edition Tablets!



OfficeMax (or Office Depot) has a lot of Back-to-School deals going on now. You can save up to 60% off on Printers, Get 30% off your entire order, and 50% off Furniture clearance. Perfect for your kids who are going to College! If you sign up with your e-mail, Office Max will send you a 20% off one item coupon.


Zulily is a great place to shop online for back to school! You can save up to 75% off on items while shopping on



Find your true colors by shopping on or by shopping at your local Kipling store! Kipling is a colorful and sporty handbag & accessory company that is long lasting, durable and stylish. Kipling is the perfect place to shop for all of your Back-to-School needs. Right now, save up to 50% when you buy 2 or more school items!


Long lasting Jansport backpacks have special deals on their website: They are currently offering FREE 3-day shipping. It is for a limited time only, so make sure to check it out.

Jansport also has a lot of backpacks on clearance from last season, save the extra $$$ and shop last season items. You never know what you will find!


Save on clothes, snacks, backpacks and school supplies here at Target! Target has over 1,000,000 teacher uploaded school lists online for you to use while shopping. Target has school supplies under $1, $3, $5 and $10. If you decide to shop at Target online, you will get free shipping if you spend more than $35.00.




By Carmela Cavallo

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