6 Stores Where You Can Get Back-to-School Supplies on a Budget

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It’s hard to believe it, but summer is almost over. This means it’s almost time for your kids to head back to school, and with the current inflation rate, you’re cringing at the thought of all the school supplies you need to buy.

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Americans are expected to spend an average of $864 per household on back-to-school shopping in 2022 — a total of $36.9 billion — according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, 68% of those who have already started shopping have seen higher prices on essential items.

You want to get your kids everything they need, but you also need to stick to a budget. Therefore, you’re more focused than ever on finding stores that offer affordable school supplies.

Thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are six stops you’ll want to make to find everything on your kids’ back-to-school lists — and maybe even more — without overspending.

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Family Dollar

Standing true to its name, Family Dollar offers a wide array of school supplies at seriously affordable prices. You’ll find essentials such as art supplies, paper and folders both online and at your local store.

For example, a 20-count pack of Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers is $4 and several different bookbags are just $8. Put this store on your list to ensure you can get everything you need without going over budget.

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Five Below

Another discount store that lives up to its name, Five Below has seriously great deals on school supplies. For example, you can find

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