If you’re looking for the deals that Joanie Demer, co-founder of Krazy Coupon Lady, talked about on-air this morning— you’ve come to the right place!

This year, families will spend an estimated $482 per student on just the basics: school supplies, backpacks, apparel and shoes. That’s up 8% from last year. Four hundred and eighty two dollars, you guys. Per student. Gah!!! If that number scares you as much as it scares me, read on, sister:

 

Buy “loss leaders” at Office Depot

Every week during the back-to-school season, Office Depot offers penny deals or “loss leaders” in their weekly ad (items that sell for less than cost). These sales are designed to lure in shoppers, in hopes they’ll buy other full-priced items on their lists. To beat the game, plan to spread your list out over three weeks and buy only the items on sale.

This week at Office Depot get 14 items checked off your list for $0.14. We’re talking reams of paper, rulers, glue and more. Get all the details right here.

 

Think outside the box for items like scientific calculators

Eighty-one percent of shoppers say they plan to shop mass merchants for back-to-school supplies this year. But, there’s a risk of overspending if you don’t consider other options. Look at Dollar Tree for items like scientific calculators, binders, glue sticks and filler paper. Get all the details here.

 

Buy $2.00 backpacks at Hollar.com

Another retailer to add to your list is Hollar.com. This week, they have $2.00 backpacks (the limit is two!), and you can get free shipping on orders of $10.00 or more. Click here to see the coupon code and sale information. This one won’t last — go fast!

 

Or, get a free lunch box when you buy a backpack at Toys”R”Us

This week at Toys”R”Us, buy any backpack priced at $12.99 or higher, and get a lunchbox worth up to $9.99 for free! The deal is running online and in-store in tandem with sale prices on backpacks. See all the details here.

 

Shop Target for $10 outfits and a full year warranty on your kids’ clothes

Clothing is the biggest chunk of most families’ annual back-to-school budgets. So obviously, you’re going to want to shop sales. This week at Target, kids’ jeans are on sale for $6.00, and tops are as low as $4.20. Plus, did you know that Target guarantees any Target-owned brand item for an entire year? Read more about Target’s policy and get all the deal details here.

 

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