Super Saver: Cheap School Supplies

According to – a risk and financial advisory service – the average household will spend around $500 dollars to send their kids back to school. But our Twin Cities Live Super Saver says she could never let you spend that much! TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson headed out to several different stores to find the cheap, cheaper and cheapest school supplies out there.

Cheap: Dollar Tree
Here, everything’s a dollar! Kelli picked up packs of pencils and pens, notepads and pencil cases.

Instead of heading to the store, order online and then pick up in-store for FREE. Thanks to Kelli discovered that some school supplies are actually cheaper online!
For example, Cra-Z-Art 24ct Crayons are $0.25 when you buy two online. They regularly priced $1.48 each.

Cheapest: Staples
Kelli stopped by a local Staples and was blown away. She bought 20 items for only $16.88 and that included 6 folders and 4 notebooks. She also picked up Crayola 10ct markers for just $0.97 – regularly priced at $3.99.
Also, now through Saturday August 4th, buy a backpack and save 20% off all school supplies.

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