Our local Walmart stores really bring down prices for school supplies in the last weeks of summer. Maybe yours do too. Take advantage of this.
A few days ago our family was playing Boggle. (This game was a yard sale find.) We each have our own single-subject spiral notebook when we play.
When my wife said that hers was almost full, I admit my face lit up a bit. “Ooh ooh … this is the time of year for cheap school supplies at Walmart!!!” She looked at me and said, “No, we still have a box of them from the first time you bought those notebooks.”
A great deal for students
I give Walmart credit for making a bunch of school supplies really affordable in the weeks before school begins. Discounts are one thing, but I think I got those single-subject spiral notebooks for a dime. This was a few years ago, but that’s still incredibly cheap.
Good branding. Good community relations. Also, good for business.
Also a great deal for non-students
The really neat thing about these back to school specials is that you don’t have to be going back to school to take advantage of the deals. Case in point: spiral notebooks. Or pencils, pens, staplers, tape rolls, paper clips, pushpins, highlighters, and whiteboards.
Many school supplies work just as well as home office supplies, or away-from-home office supplies. A few vinyl-coated paper clips in the cube farm make life there a bit more festive, right?
You might be able to save even more
Depending on which state you live in you, catch the right weekend and you could save a few percent more. This coming weekend and next weekend, eleven states have sales-tax holidays with explicit allowances for school supplies. August 7th through 9th, 2015, is the big one.
Your homework assignment
Next time you’re in Walmart be on the lookout for cheap school supplies, and have in mind what you can stock up on. It will be difficult to beat these prices at any other time of the year!