Back-to-school shopping: Awesome deals on school supplies

So, there’s no sales-tax holiday this year in Georgia. Don’t despair. Back-to-school shopping can still be a highlight for children — and an affordable annual event for parents.

Check the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog daily for sales and specials on back-to-school apparel, shoes, accessories, supplies and more. And if you come across a can’t-miss deal, don’t hesitate to let us know about it in the comment section below. Here are some of the best deals on school supplies, plus a bonus.

–  Keep it straight with 12-inch wooden rulers for only 5 cents each. Limit 6. Office Max.

–  Hello Kitty. Spiderman. Toy Story. Yep, you’re getting straight to your kid’s heart with these backpacks. Yes, you’ll save a lot more by staying away from the character-themed bags, but if this is a must-have for your little one, Office Depot has durable SwissGear backpacks marked 25 percent off.

Backpacks from Samsonite, High Sierra and other name brands are 50 percent off at Staples.

– You already know it will be on your supply list. School glue is 1 cent each with a minimum $5 purchase at Staples.

– This is a great deal on Crayola Crayons. The 24-count box at Publix are three for $1. That’s a savings of almost $5 on three.

–  These aren’t your everyday Chuck Taylor’s. They are Dr. Seuss inspired with Hi Hat, Cat and One Fish Two Fish styles that your kids will sport with pride: $39.99 at Shoe Carnival.

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lovelyliz

July 19th, 2010
10:48 am

Wait until the first or second week after school and hot the clearance sales. You can save a lot on the general stuff the kids need:pencils, paper, book covers, folder etc. Enought to last throughout the year

crazy mom

July 19th, 2010
10:55 am

July is usually when they have the best sales. Office Max, Walgreens and Publix have some great deals. I usually check out the sunday paper and haven’t waited until the sales tax holidays…As far as shopping for clothes, I get my daughter 1 new outfit or dress and wait to buy fall pants/shirts until late September as she may grow out before she has a chance to wear it!

Rhett

July 19th, 2010
10:57 am

I’m looking for major bargains now. Want to contribute to back-to-school drives at church & work. Items will be given to community children in need. Any more ideas aside from Rana’s?

Tinytam

July 19th, 2010
12:11 pm

@Rhett – I’d agree with lovelyliz’s comment about waiting for the clearance sale on school supplies. Most kids don’t have to have all the supplies the first day. I remember last year after the flooding, a co-worker and I visited Target and bought tons of stuff on clearance for the elementary school that flooded. Otherwise, keep an eye out for Sunday paper circulars which highlight savings on paper, pens, crayons, rulers, etc. Sometimes you can even find scientific calculators on sale. Very kind of you to contribute to the drives at your church and workplace too. Have a good day!

Renee

July 19th, 2010
1:20 pm

Walmart has 24 count crayola crayons for .25 cents each and two sticks of Elmer Glue for .25 cents. Also check the Walgreens circular; they have a lot of specials.

'Puter

July 19th, 2010
1:57 pm

What about electronic needs for kids going to college? What kind of deals are there currently on computers, stand alone hard drives, printers, etc.? Well past crayons and all but need help with the costly stuff to finish college now. Thanks!

Rana Cash

July 19th, 2010
2:50 pm

@ ‘Puter, keep an eye out for computer deals. They’re coming, along with ways to save when decorating your dorm room.

computer deals

July 19th, 2010
5:02 pm

I got a 3 GB refurb Compaq laptop for $279 from Micro Center about 8 months ago and haven’t had any problems at all. They often run deals like that, so just keep an eye out. If you can’t make it out there right away (only 2 Atlanta locations), reserve it online and they won’t charge your card until you get there to pick it up.

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Mo's mom

July 20th, 2010
1:55 pm

Save all that trouble of over-crowded stores and limited stock of hard to find but much needed items, and do all of your back to school shopping at Classroom Essential.

http://www.classroomessentials.net

Most schools’ supply lists are already pre-loaded however, if you don’t see your child’s list, just fax it over & we’ll do the rest!

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Umm...think first

July 21st, 2010
8:44 am

Is it really worth saving $.05 if you’re driving to 5 different stores at $3/gallon for gas?

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July 22nd, 2010
9:20 am

Is this deal is still valid or not? i m interested in that can anyone help me plz plus if anyone can tell me similar offer(if this is not available)

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July 22nd, 2010
9:21 am

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Christi Romines

July 25th, 2010
8:21 pm

Many stores like Walmart will honor other stores’ sales so you don’t have to drive from store to store. Just bring in the sales flyer and they will meet the price. I have also done it with KMart and Target.

Andrea

August 3rd, 2010
12:25 pm

I group of us bloggers have worked together to bring moms weekly back to school deals for different stores all over the country. You can find all the weekly deals at http://www.centssaved.com/2010/07/check-out-these-other-back-to-school.html

jim

August 12th, 2010
12:37 pm