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We’ve been hunting for all the best back-to-school deals all month long. Before you know it the kids will be heading back and you may still have a few things to check off on your back-to-school shopping list. While we’ve seen $0.50 notebooks, $0.15 folders, and $0.04 pencils, we’ve also found deals on apparel essentials like socks and underwear.
For kids’ socks, we recommend aiming for under $0.60 per pair. Anything under $0.50 is a great deal. And for adult sizes, shoot for under $1.50 — under $1 per pair is a definite 2023 stock-up price.
For deals on everything else you need for back-to-school, check the sales at Amazon, Target, and Walmart. Prices on many essentials are already at lows for the season, but if you wait until later in August you may miss out on some of the best deals if they sell out.
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Best Deals on Socks
We found kids’ sock packs for under $0.60 per pair. The best bet is the 20-pack from Walmart at just $0.45 per pair. Take shipping into account if you are trying to get the lowest price, because you’ll likely have to spend a minimum amount to get free shipping.
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Best Deals on Underwear
When we consider the best prices for underwear, kids’ packs should work out to under $0.80 to get the best deal. Girls’ undies will likely be less than boys’ and it’s fine to spend up to $1.50 per pair of boys’ boxer briefs. For adult sizes, under $3 per pair is worth stocking up for the upcoming school year.