How to Do Your Back to School Shopping Right at Home!


How to Do Your Back to School Shopping Online — Without Leaving Home! | thegoodstuff

By now your child’s school supply list is probably hung up on your fridge, a small reminder that back to school season is here — and so is that back to school shopping trip. We all know what a pain shopping with kids can be, but there’s just something about back to school season that makes it ten times worse.

What if I told you that you can skip the shopping trip and do all your back to school shopping online, instead? That’s right, in the comfort of your own home, probably still in your PJs!

Are you homeschooling or maybe you teach elementary school students? Discount School Supply has a wide variety of early education school supplies, and you can save 10% off all stock + free shipping on all stock orders over $99 with code ALLSTOCK (Exp. 8/8) or save 20% off classroom favorites with code CLASSRM (Exp. 8/15).

Sounds impossible? Not so fast. I did some price comparison homework (pun intended!) for you and came up with two different school supply lists and where you’ll find the best steals and deals on the school supplies listed.

Guess what? This was all done on my laptop at home.

Of course, there were some in-store penny item promotions and trade-in offers that weren’t available online, so if you do find you have to go to the store, you’ll want to check those out.

Get your mouse hand warmed up and your computer ready, it’s time to go back to school shopping online!

Heads up: Back to school prices change quickly and often, so you may find better deals than I did here — or find items that are out of stock or no longer on sale. Keep an eye on the latest back to school sales and coupon codes to make sure you rake in the savings this back to school season. And if you’re still heading to the stores, check out my video below to see how I scored $86 worth of school supplies for only $18!


Skip ahead to your child’s list by clicking on the links below:

Elementary & Middle School Supply List
High School Supply List

Elementary & Middle School Supply List

How to Do Your Back to School Shopping Online — Without Leaving Home! | thegoodstuff

1. Pencil pouch, $1 — regular price $2.99

2. 16GB flash drive, $3.99 — regular price $17.99

3. Erasers 3-pack, $2.29

4. Crayons 24-pack, $2.89

5. Colored pencils 12-pack, $1.99

6. Glue, 50 cents — regular price $1.49

7. Glue stick 4-pack, $1 — regular price $2.49

8. Yellow highlighters 6-pack, $3 — regular price $5.49

9. Spiral notebook, 75 cents — regular price $1.49

10. Filler paper 120-count, 75 cents — regular price $1.99

11. Ballpoint pens 12-pack, $1 — regular price $2.39

12. Backpack, $25.19 — regular price $35.99

13. Pencil sharpener, $1 — regular price $2.49

14. Index cards 100-pack, 48 cents — regular price $1.49

15. 12-inch ruler, $1 — regular price $2.79

16. Composition book, 50 cents — regular price $3.29

17. No. 2 pencils 12-pack, 75 cents — regular price $1.79

18. Scientific calculator (middle school),  $14.99 — final price after $5 rebate $9.99

19. Blunt scissors 2-pack (first-third grade), $2 — regular price $4.79

Office Depot Promo Codes & Perks

*Office Depot’s penny items may change weekly, so be sure to check your online circular or visit your local store!

Staples Promo Codes & Perks

Total Back to School Savings

Office Depot total before discounts: $26.16

Office Depot total after discounts: $10.17

Staples total: $84.95

Staples total after discounts: $49.90 – 25% discount = $37.43

Grand total before discounts: $111.11

Grand total after discounts: $48.14

High School Supply List

How to Do Your Back to School Shopping Without Leaving Home! | thegoodstuff

1. 3-ring, 1-inch binder, $4.99 — if you shop in-store, you can get a $2 credit if you trade in an old binder!

2. Graphing calculator, $119.99 — regular price $149.99

3. Pencil pouch, $1 — regular price $2.99

4. Composition book, $1 — regular price $2.99

5. Glue, $2 — regular price $2.69

6. Erasers, $2.29

7. Pocket folders, $3.98 for 2

8. Mechanical pencils 24-pack, $7.99

9. Dry erase markers, $5 — regular price $7.99

10. Hand sanitizer, $2.99

11. Colored pencils, $1.99

12. Glue stick 4-pack, $1 — regular price $2.49

13. Yellow highlighter 6-pack, $3 — regular price $5.49

14. Washable markers 10-pack, $3 — regular price $5.99

15. Spiral notebook, 75 cents — regular price $1.49

16. Graph paper, $2 — regular price $3.99

17. No. 2 pencils, 75 cents — regular price $1.79

18. College-ruled paper 120-count, 75 cents — regular price $1.99

19. Ballpoint pens 12-pack, $1 — regular price $2.39

20. 16GB flash drive, $4.99 — regular price $9.99

21. Jansport backpack, $35.99

Office Depot Coupon Codes & Perks

*Office Depot’s penny items may change weekly, so be sure to check your online circular or visit your local store!

Staples Coupon Codes & Perks

Total Back to School Savings

Office Depot total before discounts: $188.89

Office Depot total after discounts: $51.24 + a $20 gift card

Staples total: $73.59

Staples total after discounts: $55.22 – 25% discount = $41.42

Grand total before discounts: $262.48

Grand total after discounts: $92.66 + a $20 Office Depot gift card


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