8 On Your Side: Deals for back-to-school shopping

LAS VEGAS – Children will return to school in mid-August and this year there are a few new places for parents to find good deals on school supplies.

The best way to save is to know where the good deals are and pick and choose. You may want to purchase crayons and paper from one store and pens and scissors from another. Always keep an eye out for coupons. 

One of the best deals for school supplies is the craft store Michaels. You can find coupons online or with every purchase in store. Also, Michaels allows multiple coupons per transaction in store or online, so you can stack them for the best deals.

You can usually find good deals on Amazon, especially now if you’re a Prime member because Prime Day is still in effect. Best Buy and Target have a one day online sale today (July 17) as well.

Plus, for the first time, teachers can save 15 percent on some school supplies until July 21 at Target. Also, don’t ignore drug stores. If you signed up for a membership card at Walgreens, CVS and Riteaid, you probably get coupons all the time. Some apps like Walgreens will have coupons you can clip to your account for additional savings.

Groupon has been branching out to cash back options recently. They also have a back to school link for coupons from everything from Best Buy to Walmart, Office Depot and Staples. You can also look for deals on pennypinchinmom.com. It has a database you can search for up-to-the-day deals on everything from pencils to notebooks.

Here are some of the best deals:

Office Depot’s big promotion:
School supplies starting at 25¢ – free order online or pick up in store in 1 hour.

Walmart promotion:
Free 2-day shipping on select school supplies when you spend $35 or more.
$2.77 backpacks
Spend as little as $179.99 for a 14″ laptop

Target deal for this week 7/15-7/21:
50¢ school supplies include Crayola crayons, colored pencils, No. 2 pencils and Elmer’s glue

Staples’ under dollar deals (Walmart and other stores also have the same deals):
25¢ notebooks
50¢ ballpoint pens, 12 count 
97¢ kids scissors, 2 count
99¢ colored pencils
50¢ crayola crayons
50¢ composition books