This is a sponsored post on behalf of Staples. All opinions are my own.
It is that time of the year again! The kids are back in school. You’ve picked up all the supplies listed on the school shopping lists and may have already made a second run to the store for the few items that did not make the list.
Fortunately, most of us can get everything we need in August and September when there are great sales. However, what happens in December or January when there is a new class that requires different supplies? Or, what if the binder breaks and needs replacing?
You get stuck paying full price. That’s what happens.
But, it doesn’t need to be that way. Thanks to Staples, you can go shopping whenever you need to since they have everything in one place, all season long! They also have the best deals every week so you can not only have what you need on-hand, but also know you got a great deal!
Speaking of deals, there are many deals available on the school supplies your kids already have and may need to replace during the school year. You can find deals on all sorts of items, from pencils to notebooks to backpacks!
Once you find those items, just put them on a closet shelf. That way, when your child walks in the door and says that she is out of pencils or that he needs a new folder for music class, you’ve got it ready and waiting!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO ADD TO YOUR STOCKPILE
You don’t need to buy everything on your child’s school list as a backup. But, there are a few items that kids tend to need in the middle of the year. Here are the things you should add to your stockpile:
- Glue Sticks
- Folders (paper and plastic)
- Filler Paper
These items tend to be some of the first that either break or get used up before the end of May. Having them on hand saves you time and money.
THE DEALS YOU CAN SCORE
It may be after Labor Day, but that does not mean the deals have ended! Not at all. Now is a good time to find some of those supplies as stores start to clear out some of the excess inventory. In fact, Staples still has some really great deals happening this week – check these out!
Save 25% off select backpacks! One thing that is important for kids to have is a good, quality backpack. You may find some priced for less than $10, but the truth is that those will often wear out long before the end of the school year. And then, you are stuck replacing it with one that is not going to be even close to the same price.
Rather than replace your child’s backpack year after year, get one that is made well. You may find you pay a bit more up front, but you will not have to buy a new one once (or more) a year. You also want to ensure it fits your child correctly. Staples has trained all of their employees on how to properly fit a backpack, so you know it works well for your child.
You can also find a hot deal on Ticonderoga sharpened pencils! Staples has a 72 count box for $10! Ask any teacher, and these are their favorite pencils because they do not smudge as much and the lead is easier to erase. This price makes each pencil just $0.14 each. Not a bad price for a good quality pencil!
I looked around, and this is the lowest price you’ll find on these pencils right now. And, if it wasn’t, Staples has an amazing 110% price guarantee. If you did happen to see it priced lower, they will not only match it — but beat it by 10%!
The need for school supplies does not end right after Labor Day. It happens all year long. With some smart shopping and careful planning, you know you’ll always pay the lowest price.