Back to School Shopping Survival Guide 2016

Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Back to school is a very exciting time filled with new adventures, new friends and a fresh start.

 

But it’s also a stressful time as you rush to get everything your student needs so they’re ready for the new school year. Which brings me to my next observation – it’s expensive!

 

Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

So, I’ve put together a list to help you get ready. We’ve found the products you’ll likely need and searched on Amazon to find great quality products at great prices.

 

I hope this clears a few things off your “to do” list. You might get your back to school shopping done and not even have to leave the house!

 

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Here are links to common items your child needs to succeed in school. Be sure to get the list of required materials from your child’s school and start with that.

 

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All-in-one Bundles

One and Done! No scrambling around, everything they’ll need in one package.

 

Elementary Back to School Pens, Pencils, Supplies Bundle (Elementary Bundle) ($39.95, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

 

School Supply Bundle for Middle, High School, College – Binder, Mechanical Pencils, Sharpie Highlighters, Markers, Folders, Post It, Composition Books, Paper, Sheet Protectors, Index Cards, Wite Out ($39.95, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

 

Pencil Cases

 

ADVANTUS Super Stacker Pencil Box ($2.48, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

Charles Leonard Inc. Pencil Pouch, with Zipper, Assorted Colors ($1.50, Amazon.com)

 

Countryside Flower Floral Pencil Pen Case Cosmetic Makeup Bag – Set of 3  ($2.43, Amazon.com)

 

Set of 4, Large Capacity Cute Kittens Canvas Cosmetic and Pencil Case  ($8.28, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

 

Pencils, Erasers and Sharpeners

 

Dixon Oriole 2 Soft Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Wood-Cased, Black Core, Box of 12 ($2.00, Amazon.com)

 

Paper Mate Clear Tip 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil Starter Set ($4.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

My First Ticonderoga Primary Size 2 Beginner Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, 4 Pencils with Bonus Sharpener ($3.74, Amazon.com)

 

Paper Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, 3 Pack, Large ($2.04, Amazon.com)

 

Dixon Ticonderoga Office and School Eraser Combination Set, 15 Eraser Multi-Pack, Multicolored ($1.99, Amazon.com)

 

Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener ($1.59, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

 

Highlighters and Pens

 

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Colored Highlighters ($3.78, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

BIC 4-Color Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Assorted Ink, 3-Count ($4.98, Amazon.com)

 

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 12-Count ($1.79, Amazon.com)

 

 

Art SuppliesSave time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Crayola Classic Color Pack Crayons, Wax, 96 Colors per Box ($8.77, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Crayola Washable Crayons, Large, 8 Colors ($4.68, Amazon.com)

 

US Art Supply 50 Piece Adult Coloring Book Artist Grade Colored Pencil Set with Plastic Carry Case ($9.96, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Drawing and Sketching Pencil Set In Zippered Carrying Case ($7.22, Amazon.com)

 

Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Stick, 0.24 oz, Pack of 4 ($2.10, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz (97¢, Amazon.com)

 

Westcott Hole Punched Wood Ruler English and Metric With Metal Edge, 12 Inches ($1.29, Amazon.com)

 

Westcott Right or Left Handed Kids Scissors, 5-Inch. Blunt, Assorted Colors ($1.99, Amazon.com)
Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Scotch Precision Scissor, 8-Inches ($4.55, Amazon.com)

 

 

Paper, Dividers and Folders

 

Mead Filler Paper, Loose Leaf Paper, Wide Ruled, 200 Sheets ($2.78, Amazon.com)

 

Mead Filler Paper, Loose Leaf Paper, College Ruled, 200 Sheets/Pack ($3.88, Amazon.com)

 

Avery Translucent Two Pocket Folder, Blue, 1 Folder ($1.99, Amazon.com)

 

Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25 per Box ($6.94, Amazon.com)

 

6 Mead Spiral 1-Subject Wide-Ruled Notebooks, Assorted Colors ($8.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count, Assorted Colors ($3.39, Amazon.com)

 

Bazic 4/5 Reversible Graph Paper, 8″ 1/2 X 11″, 80 Sheets (Assorted Colors) ($5.49, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Mead Index Cards, Ruled, 3 x 5 Inch, White, 100 Per Pack ($2.63, Amazon.com)

 

Mead 3 x 5-Inch Index Cards, Ruled, 100 Count, White – Pack Of 6 ($8.52, Amazon.com)

 

Index Dividers,12-Tab, 8-1/2″x11″, ($4.01, Amazon.com)

 

 

Other Goodies!

 

Swingline Desktop Hole Punch, Precision Pro, 2 – 3 Holes, Adjustable Centers, 10 Sheets ($7.84, Amazon.com)

 

Cute Panda Mini Desktop Stapler with Staples ($5.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

6 PACK Book Cover Sox Stretchable, Durable, Reusable – Universal Size Fits School Textbooks. 3 Colors ($12.11, Amazon.com)

 

Master Lock 1500T Combination-Alike Locks, 2-Pack ($3.39, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Hynes Eagle Sweetheart Pattern Kids’ Backpack (Purple) ($17.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Big Boys Nickelodeon 3D Eva Turtle Shell Front Pocket 16 Inch Backpack, Grey, One Size ($16.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

 

Divo Bob here. Most of my friends ask me to help them when they’re looking for a new computer, I have a knack for finding what they need at a price they can afford.

Here’s what I recommend for a student computer. It’s an affordable, good basic computer.

Customers give it good ratings and it’s a good value for the money. Perfect for schoolwork!

 

Lenovo Ideapad 100 14-Inch Laptop (Pentium, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB, Windows 10) ($349.99, Amazon.com)Save time and expense with this online shopping guide to great products you need at great prices you’ll love.

 

AmazonBasics Explorer Laptop Backpack – Fits Up To 15-Inch Laptops ($25.99, Amazon.com)

 

 

 

BookFactory 2016-2017 Student Planner / Agenda / Organizer / Calendar (132 Pages) – 8.5″ X 11″ (11.99, Amazon.com)

 

 

Amazon Gift Cards – If you have a student you’d like to help with some supplies but don’t know what they need – may I suggest a gift card?

Everyone loves a gift card!

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

I’m penny pinching, party planning Diva Patti AKA Patti Diamond and I’ve been saving the world one dime at a time for years.

Divas are rich even when they’re broke because they know life isn’t about money. I’m here to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to live a life filled with style, elegance and grace.

My spirit animal is bacon and vodka. I can have two animals, right?

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