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Here is your 2017 Price Guide for your School Supplies List!! Best Back to School / Deals / Free Printables for Home

School Supplies List

With Back to School buying season in full swing already, you may be interested in this Price Guide for your School Supplies List! I have compiled a list of the lowest prices usually seen for popular school supplies and the sale price ranges for these items. These prices are only this low during Back to School Season and sometimes only available for a one week at certain stores!

Example how to read the School Supplies List:

I listed the 24 count box of Crayola Crayons at low price of $.25. I would stock up on Crayola Crayons whenever I find them priced at 25¢ or less. Since Back to School sales are already starting up again in full swing, you should have an opportunity to snag the low prices on this list or for less if you just wait patiently over the next few weeks and watch .

You can access the full list here and download or print it.


Crayola Crayons 24 ct ­ $.25
Store Brand Crayons $.10-$.20
Colored Pencils 12 ct ­ $.25- $1
Crayola Washable Markers ­ $.75 – $1
Pencils ­ $.01- $.03 per pencil
Mechanical Pencils ­ $.05 ­- $.10 per pencil
Ball Point Pens ­ FREE ­ – $1
Dry Erase Markers = $.25 per marker
#2 Pencils = $.01-$.03 per pencil
Mechanical Pencils = $.10 – $.17 per pencil
Sharpie Singles = $.25
Highlighters = FREE to $.25 per highlighter


School supplies List


2-Pocket Folder = $.01 – $.25
Copy Paper = FREE – $1 – usually after rewards
Filler Paper = FREE – $.25 – usually after rewards
Photo Paper = FREE  – usually after rewards
Spiral Notebook = $.01 – $.50
Composition Book = $.10 – $.50
Index Cards, 100 ct pack = $.01 – $.50

Organization & other supplies

Binders = $.75- $1.99
Rulers = $.01- $.25
Protractor/Compass = $1
Pencil Sharpener = $.50
Big Pink Erasers = FREE – $.50
Cap Erasers = $.01
Glue = $.25
Glue Stick = $.25
Scissors = $.50-$1
Pencil Case = $.01- $.25
White Out Correction Fluid = $1 each
5-tab Dividers = $.01 to $.50
Facial Tissue = $.75 or less per box
Disinfectant Wipes canisters (name brand) = $2 or less
Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz = $2 or less
Paper Towels = $.50 or less per roll

School Supplies List


Walmart- Generic back packs smaller size as low as $2.47
Walmart- Backpacks from $5.88- $30
Amazon-  Under Armour Backpacks from $20.79- $99
Amazon-  Vera Bradley Backpacks from $20.79- $129
Amazon- Kids Character Backpacks $3.99-$19.99

Lunch Boxes

Amazon- Insulated Lunch Boxes- $3.19- $29.99

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Month to Month guide to Best time to Buy

Print this awesome Monthly Guide of Best Time to Buy just about anything!

When is the best time to buy a car, or the best time to buy tv, or the best time to buy frozen foods or the best time to buy a laptop? It is proven fact that certain times of the year are better times than others to buy certain products.  Whether the reason is for seasonal sales cycles or whether its based on supply and demand or even your weather for produce, there are certain times of the year better than others, for you to buy certain products.


Many of these are based on preparing for the next season, such as cars. Its always better to buy a car in the fall because dealers are making room for the new year models on their lots. Many of the grocery items are based around holidays or events like the super bowl so many times these items are plentiful OR the manufacturers such as Pepsi run large promotions so the prices are lower. Whereas sometimes, the demand is so high such as Chocolate for Valentines Day, that the price is not lower right before the holiday.


I have put together data based on my professional sales experiences and knowledge from reading and blogging over the years that should help us all make better buying decisions. I added both Grocery and Retail into one easy document for you to use as an easy reference to peek at when looking to stock up on groceries or to buy a car! As always this document is just to be used as guidance for your buying purposes to help you save a buck! There will be times when these items are priced lower not according to these cycles.


Combining this information in our Best Time to Buy Guide, along with coupons will help you determine when to stock up on grocery items!Seasonal Produce is a very important item to buying but I could not fit the documentation into the one page document. I will save that for another post in the near future!


You can print a PDF of the Best Time to Buy Monthly guide here–>A Month to Month Guide to Retail & Grocery Sale Cycles



The best time to buy


We try to base our posts and deals shared around these times and we will be fine tuning it even more in the future! If you would like help in shopping for items, we also offer Personal Shopper Services thru the Shop Your Way Program here. This program is free to you and gives you direct access to me where I can share my 30 yrs of experience in the sales world along with 7 yrs of Frugal Blogging and Couponing!


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Five Menu Planning Basics Every Family Should Follow

When it comes to menu planning, understanding the basics can take you a very long way. Lots of families skip out on menu planning because of…well…the planning. They get a picture in their minds of a complicated process that is far from what menu planning is all about. At it’s core, menu planning is simply about organizing and saving. Every family can use more of both of these things, right?

Here are five menu planning basics that we all can stick to and benefit from immediately:

1)Commit to the change – If you are going to meal plan, it will take a buy in from not only you but your family as well. Embrace the idea as a whole and commit to the task. Meal planning will be a huge boon to you for saving money, eliminating waste and spending more time around the dinner table together. It is an investment in energy and time well spent. Commit to the change and you will have the biggest obstacles out of the way.

2) Let your meal plan reflect your entire family – Sit down together and figure out what everyone really likes. Meal planning should not be about eating things you hate. In fact, the opposite is true. Because you are planning it out and putting meals together that make sense with what you have, you can make what you truly enjoy. Get feedback from everyone and make sure that you pick meals that reflect that feedback fairly.
– You can use our menu planner at the bottom of the post or you can get this great tablet of Weekly Menu Planners that has a magnet to stick right n the side of the refrigerator!

Menu Planning Pad

3) Use the leftovers for lunch and breakfast – The best way to eliminate waste is to eat the leftovers within a day or two. Use them up for breakfast or lunch the day after for the best results. Investing in some good Tupperware and storage materials can save you all kinds of money over time.

4) Always maximize your current ingredients – When you sit down to meal plan for the week or month, begin with what you already have in the fridge and pantry. If you have chicken, then make a few dishes that can take advantage of that. Eventually you will narrow your food waste down to virtually zero. Why spend money for new ingredients until you use up the ones you already have?

5) When you slip, get back on the menu planning train as quick as you can – I say when because you will absolutely slip. Habits are not easily formed and mistakes will happen. You will be too tired to do it one week or something will get in the way. When this happens, simply jump right back into it when you can. Over time, menu planning will become your new normal in the kitchen and you won’t have to even really think about it.

These basics of menu planning are all easy to follow and can get you off and running in the right direction. If you truly are willing to invest a bit of time, you can save a ton of money and enjoy more family time as well. Get started on your menu planning basics today! You can get going right now with us!

Here is our Menu Planning Template you can download here and update on your computer or print it off and write your Menu Plan!

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Menu planning can save you money!