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Walmart Back-to-School Sales: $0.15 School Supplies and Up to 50% Off Clearance

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Even when we are still 100% in summer mode, the school supply deals happening at Walmart are so good, that they can’t be ignored. In fact, I’m stocking up for September with these Walmart back-to-school sales. We’re talking $0.15 pocket folders, $0.50 composition notebooks, Crayola products under $1, ballpoint pens for as low as $0.13 each, and even $6 backpacks.

We all face the same challenge when there’s a new school year ahead: grabbing all the supplies you need without breaking the bank. With folders, pens, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks under $1 — plus kids’ clothing, backpacks, and shoes for under $10 — you can stock up on way more than what you need without completely blowing up your budget. It’s even better that Walmart is offering 14 top Walmart school supplies at last year’s prices and sensory-friendly hours for kids.

You can even get a Walmart price match if you find a lower price on Walmart.com, and claim Ibotta cash-back offers to save even more on already low back-to-school prices. But just in case you need more convincing, I’ll show you how to buy Walmart school supplies and pay 50% – 75% less than everyone else. At Krazy Coupon Lady, finding you the best back-to-school deals is at the top of our to-do list.

Don’t forget to download The Krazy Coupon Lady app to keep tabs on all the best Walmart deals throughout the back-to-school season.

 

Back-to-School Clearance Deals In Stores at Walmart:

Back-to-school clearance prices are starting to pop up in Walmart stores — up to 50% off regular prices! Look for these deals on school supplies at your local Walmart now.

In-Store Deal
Pen+Gear Paper Pocket Folder
$0.10$0.38(74% off)
In-Store Deal
Crayola Colors of the World Paint
$2.00$5.97(66% off)
In-Store Deal
Pen+Gear Caddy
$2.00$2.48(19% off)
In-Store Deal
Pen+Gear First and Last Day Chalkboard
$2.00$3.00(33% off)
In-Store Deal
Pen+Gear Silicone Pencil Pouch
$3.00$5.87(49% off)
In-Store Deal
Pen+Gear Office Set
$5.00$9.44(47% off)
 

Walmart Backpacks for School on Sale Now:

Some backpacks for school at Walmart are already cheap at regular prices (starting at just $6). However, we spotted some deals on backpack and lunch bag combo sets — up to 42% off! See all the top backpack deals happening right now.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$6.00
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$14.92
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$15.00$22.99(35% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$24.98$40.00(38% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

Walmart School Supplies on Sale Now:

Folders & Notebook Deals

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.15$0.38(61% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.50$0.97(48% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.35$0.97(64% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

Crayons, Markers & Colored Pencil Deals

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.25$0.72(65% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
$0.01 per crayon
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.40$0.86(53% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.50$1.44(65% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.75$2.14(65% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.75$1.22(39% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.97$2.54(62% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.97$2.54(62% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.97$1.97(51% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$7.97$9.97(20% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$29.99$39.99(25% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
 

Glue Deals

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.25$0.64(61% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.25$0.74(66% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$0.50$1.37(64% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

Scissors Deals

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$0.74$0.99(25% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$1.37$1.37(0% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

Pens & Pencil Deals

In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$0.47$0.78(40% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
$0.04 per pencil
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$1.27$7.28(83% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Pay $0.13 per pen
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$1.72$2.10(18% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$2.52$6.50(61% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
Mechanical Pencils
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$3.27$6.22(47% off)
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Pay $4.67, submit for $1.40 Ibotta credit
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$3.97$8.99(56% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

Walmart Apple Products on Sale for School:

Head to Walmart this week to scoop discounts on a variety of Apple products for the back-to-school season. We found limited-time discounts on the iPad, AirPods, Apple Watch, and more!

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$89.00$129.99(32% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$99.00$129.00(23% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE Deal
$129.00$279.00(54% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$279.00$329.00(15% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Pickup: Free
 

1. Walmart back-to-school sales started in early to mid-June.

Two women shopping through the Back to School display shelves at Walmart.

Walmart doesn’t offer a weekly sale on back-to-school items like other retailers do. Instead, they have a large section of rollback prices that begin early on in the back-to-school shopping season. Even in early June 2023, we’re already seeing a few online deals start to pop up, and you can expect to save 50% right off the bat.

However, the bulk of Walmart’s deals on school supplies will happen in July when the back-to-school season is in full swing.

 

2. Find your school supply list on Walmart.com to easily grab everything you need.

A person's hand holding up their phone, showing the Back-to-School shopping school list on Walmart app.

You can easily find the exact school supplies you need with Walmart’s School Supply List Finder on Walmart.com. All you have to do is type in your zip code to see a full list of schools in your area. Select your school from the results, pick the grade you’re shopping for, and get a full list of recommended items curated by Walmart. If everything on your lists looks good, you can add all the items to your online cart at once, or save the list and shop in-store.

 

3. Use KCL’s Back-to-School Stock-Up Price List to score the lowest prices on school supplies.

walmart school supplies

Yes, Walmart back-to-school prices are notoriously low. But you can’t assume you’re getting the lowest price for everything on your list. And luckily, you don’t have to.

KCL analyzed over 80 top school supply items in 2023 and laid out all the prices you should aim to pay. Our Back-to-School Stock-Up Price List shows you the lowest prices for everything on your shopping list — binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, glue — you name it. You can even download a free printable to take into the stores with you.

 

4. Check online prices while you shop with the barcode scanner in the Walmart app.

Someone holding a phone, scanning a clearance item in the Walmart app which shows that although the sticker says the item is $4, it is actually only $1

One thing we know for sure is that Walmart store prices and Walmart.com prices are not always equal. Luckily, there’s a helpful tool in your Walmart app that can help you check both prices at once. It’s called the Walmart barcode scanner.

Open the Walmart app and tap the little barcode icon in the top right corner of your search bar. Then, hold your phone over the item’s barcode to scan it and look up the online price.

Related: Back-to-School Sale Hacks Every Shopper Should Know

 

5. Ask for a price match on school supplies if you find a better deal on Walmart.com.

a woman standing in the checkout line and talking to two cashiers at the Walmart store

Walmart price matches their own online prices. So if you scan an item in-store and there’s a lower price online, you can request the lower price at checkout. Just show the online price to an employee at the cash register or customer service desk and ask for a price match.

To qualify for a price match, the lower-priced item must be:

  • Identical in size, model, brand, color, etc.
  • In-stock on Walmart.com
  • Sold and shipped by Walmart (and not from a third-party Marketplace seller)

 

6. Print or clip coupons and stack them with Walmart back-to-school sale prices.

A person's hand holding some manufacturer's coupons for Post-it products in front of a shelf filled with post-it products.

Before you shop for Walmart school supplies, look for paper and printable coupons you can use on common back-to-school brands like Crayola, BIC, Paper Mate, Sharpie, and more.

Since Walmart accepts manufacturer coupons, you shouldn’t have a problem using one coupon per item on top of sale prices. Walmart will usually follow the manufacturer’s limitations stated on the coupon. However, it’s up to the store manager whether or not they’ll accept more than one of the same coupon on multiple items in a single transaction. Keep in mind — most coupons for school supplies have a limit of two.

Find all your top back-to-school coupons right here:

 

7. You can easily find Walmart school supplies for under $1.

crayola colored pencils at walmart

Don’t feel like you need coupons to buy school supplies for under $1 — Walmart’s back-to-school rollbacks often make prices low enough as is.

Always double-check the KCL stock-up price list, though — just because an item costs less than $1 doesn’t mean it’s the lowest price you’ll get.

Here are a few under $1 deals we’ve seen that are worth getting excited over:

 

 

8. Earn cash back on Walmart school supplies and score free items with the Ibotta app.

Woman sitting and pointing her thumb at some school supplies, bread, peanut butter, jelly, and a box of Kleenex on the table next to her.

The Ibotta app gives you cash back on certain items after your purchases. At Walmart, you can earn cash back when you shop for school supplies online and in stores. This is just an extra layer of savings you can apply on top of coupons and Walmart back-to-school sale prices.

All you have to do is download Ibotta, search for Walmart, and add the offers you want to your list. Then, buy all your items and upload your receipt to the Ibotta app. Or, you can link your Walmart account to Ibotta and earn cash back automatically when you use a payment method saved to your Walmart account.

You can even score free items if you apply an Ibotta offer to an already low-priced item. Last year, we found Five-Star Pocket Folders for $0.50 each at Walmart, plus an Ibotta offer for $1 back on 2 Five-Star school items.

In-Store Deal
$0.00$1.00(100% off)
Price Summary
Pay $1, submit for $1 in Ibotta credits
After Ibotta cash back, you’d pay $0.

 

9. Look for Walmart sale prices on kids’ back-to-school clothing.

Three different colored children's school uniform shirts in a Walmart shopping cart.

Walmart notoriously drops prices on a variety of kids’ clothing for the back-to-school season. I’m talking $3 tanks and tees, $3.50 khaki shorts, and $5 polo shirts.

Look for sale prices in stores and online in the Kids Clothing Under $10 section on Walmart.com.

 

10. Score a variety of Walmart backpacks for under $10.

Character backpacks on display at Walmart

Walmart is THE place for kids’ backpacks on a budget. Why? Because it’s easy to find prices under $10, whether you’re looking for a basic backpack or a character backpack with adorable animals, Disney princesses, or Star Wars heroes.

In July 2022, these bestselling Firefly Backpacks were just $5 at Walmart, on sale for 60% off.

 

 

11. Grab cheap college dorm supplies at Walmart, like laptops, headphones, storage, and small appliances.

Chromebook laptop computers on display at Walmart.

Your college-bound kiddo is going to need a lot before they head to the dorms. And that long list of needed items can get pretty pricey. Always check Walmart for college dorm supplies first to score low prices on a variety of items.

These are some top dorm deals we’ve seen at Walmart for back to school:

Related: Where to Find Cheap Chromebooks (Under $200)

 

12. Get free shipping with Walmart+ or when you spend more than $35 on school supplies online.

Two Walmart boxes stacked on a front doorstep.

If you don’t even want to leave your house for Walmart school supplies, I don’t blame you.

You can shop for all your back-to-school needs on Walmart.com and get free shipping with Walmart+ or on orders of $35 or more.

You won’t be able to use manufacturer coupons this way (and some Ibotta cash-back offers are in store only), but if you can’t stomach the store crowds, it’s a great alternative.

TIP: Wanna try Walmart+ out for free? Sign up to get a free 30-day Walmart+ membership, no credit card required.

 

13. Hit up the Walmart back-to-school clearance at the end of August for even lower prices.

A walmart back-to-school clearance shelf filled with school supplies in store

Don’t worry, procrastinators. Putting off shopping is no biggie with Walmart’s insane back-to-school clearance at the end of August. You may even be able to score clearance deals before school starts (depending on where you live).

Walmart Back-to-School Clearance Deals In Stores Now

Lunch Boxes

Backpacks

 

14. Feel free to stock up on more than what you need right now —Walmart’s back-to-school inventory is legit.

KCL employees handing off backpacks at the KCL foundation

Whether you want to stock up on paper for the year or donate your Walmart school supplies to a charity, the store will probably have plenty of items on hand.

Last year, The Krazy Coupon Lady purchased 500 backpacks and donated them to local refugees through the KCL Foundation!

What major deals have you found during the Walmart Back-to-School season? Let the KCL community know in the comments below!

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