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If you’re looking to find the cheapest place to buy school supplies… we’re talkin’ school supplies under $1… spoiler alert: don’t go to Dollar Tree. With all of the retailers offering sales on school supplies, it gets overwhelming figuring out where to buy them.

Additionally, by using our 2022 Back-to-School Stock-Up Price List, we found all the best places to buy school supplies under $1. And we didn’t just look at one retailer. We have back-to-school supplies deals from Target, Walmart, Office Depot, and Staples.

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Earn Big Savings By Snagging These School Supplies Under $1.


Shop for crayons under $1 at Target, Walmart, Office Depot and Staples.


A person's hand holding a box of Crayola crayons in front of a sale tag marking them down to 50 cents each at Target.

Right now, Walmart has Crayola markers for the cheapest at .97 cents.


A person's hand holding a box of Crayola markers above a bin of them with a sale sign showing them to be 97 cents each.

Shop colored pencils for .97 cents at Staples, a savings of 63.9%.


Crayola colored pencils on display at Target with sale signs pricing them at 99 cents.




Target has the cheapest folders for back-to-school shopping.


A person's hand holding up three different colored Pen+Gear paper folders in front of a shelf at Walmart.

You should be paying less than $1 for composition notebooks.


A person's hand taking a composition notebook out of a box of composition notebooks at Office Depot.

Walmart has the cheapest glue at .54 cents.


A person's hand holding a 2-pack of Elmer's glue sticks in front of a bin of more glue sticks with a sale tag pricing them at 54 cents.




Find pencils for .47 cents at Walmart, a 36.5% savings.


A person's hand taking a box of Pen+Gear pencils from a shelf at Walmart.
Best School Supplies Under $1 For Big Back-to-School Savings