back-to-school checklist

Back-To-School Checklist

Posted on Aug 14 2019 Posted in  Deals, Giveaways & Online Contests
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Back-To-School Checklist

Back-to-school season is (somehow) here. And that means you have a month of “I can’t wait to get some me-time back” bliss before descending into “Ugh, what’s on the syllabus again?” madness.

Classroom essentials like backpacks, lunchboxes and notebooks are easy to remember. But there’s a 90% chance you’re going to forget a few things. And that’s ok—you’re human.

We want to spare you late-night runs to Staples. So, we crafted a back-to-school checklist with supplies you might miss. And we organized them by grade level and included affordable suggestions.


 Preschool essentials

Blunt-tipped scissors, washable markers and tissues

  • Blunt-tipped scissors - $1.29 Sparco 5" kids’ blunt end scissors from Shoplet
  • Washable markers - 65¢ Up&Up™ broad tip washable markers (10-count) from Target
  • Tissues - $1.29 bamboo hybrid facial tissue, 2-ply from Thrive Market

Elementary School

Back to school essentials

Index cards, book covers and No. 2 pencils

  • Index cards - $1.29 Universal® index cards, ruled, white, 3"H x 5"W (100-pack) from Staples
  • Book covers - $9.97 It’s Academic book cover from Walmart
  • No. 2 pencils - 50¢ Imagine No. 2 pencils (8-pack) from Dollar General

Middle School/High School

Middle and High School essentials

Combination locks, agendas or planners and binder dividers

  • Combination locks - 99¢ Master Lock 1500D combination padlock with center dial from eBay
  • Agendas or planners - $4.72 2019-2020 two-year planner from Barnes & Noble
  • Binder dividers – 55¢ clear index dividers 8-1/2 x 11" (5-pack) from Zoro


College essentials

Adhesive page markers, highlighters and white correction tapes

  • Adhesive page markers - $1.44/pack Avery® self-adhesive index tabs (20-pack) from Shoplet
  • Highlighters - 47¢ - 60¢ dual double-headed fluorescent highlighters (12-count) from AliExpress
  • Wite-Out or white correction tapes - $3.89 Integra white correction tape from Office Depot & OfficeMax

So, these necessities might fly under your radar this fall. Be sure to scoop them during back-to-school sales. And don’t forget to slash prices with our unbeatable cash back. Check out our hub for even more offers.

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Editor's Note: Promos were correct at time of publication.

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