If you are looking to stock up on school supplies for next year on the cheap or want to donate to your local schools, be sure and keep a close eye on the Back to School section at Target. Different areas of the country may drop at different times depending on when their school year starts – my local Tampa store has select items already at 90% off.
But here in Tampa my son has been in school since the first week of August so we may be a bit early. But wherever you are, it’s definitely something to watch closely. Eventually this whole section needs to be cleared out for the next seasonal event to completely take over – HALLOWEEN! 🙂
For me it seemed to be mostly up & up brand items that were 90% off, but my husband & I love taking the opportunity to donate a lot more than we normally could at full-price to our local elementary & middle schools. If you don’t see signs be sure and check up at the scanner, just in case they are wrong.
Much of the up & up Back to School will not be stickered – so it’s wise to check up at the scanner anyway to make sure what you have interest in is in fact discounted..
While I was pleased to see so much of the up & up unstickered – there are still brand name items that are, but already up to 70% off. Watch for Five Star, Elmer’s, Post-It and more. Here’s some coupons you may want to bring with you in case you find the same deep discounts…
-$1.50 off when you buy ONE Five Star Binder 7-29 SS1 x9/30
-$1 OFF when you purchase 2 Five Star Products 7-29 SS1 x9/30
-$2/2 Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper 7-29 SS1 x9/30
–$2 OFF Post-It Super Sticky Notes purchase of $10 or more
It’s also a great time to pick up some spare backpacks for next year at a discount. All mine were stickered and at 50% off. I’m hoping they go to 70% before they all disappear.
In addition to traditional school supplies, we also see other items that Target stocks up on during Back to School season like Kleenex tissues, hand sanitizer and more that will also find it’s way to clearance. Most of these items can also be used year round, and should be stickered up to 30% off, like these Kleenex multipacks. We have coupons to use to save even more…
–$0.75 on any THREE (3) boxes or ONE (1) Bundle Pack of KLEENEX Facial Tissue (ETS)
-.50 Off Kleenex Facial Tissue (3 boxes/packs 30 ct+) or Wet Wipes 20 ct+ 9-9 SS1 x10/6
–.50 OFF THREE boxes or ONE Bundle Pack Kleenex Tissues
Ziploc 56 ct sandwich bags and 66 count snack bags up to 30% off down to $2.23. Even better, we have a couple of coupons out there for additional savings…
Hand sanitizers are another thing we typically see clearance on as well. Just 30% off for me right now, but we do have a stack for Purell that will make them as low as .66 cents if you find it too…
-20% Off Purell Hand Sanitizer or Soap 8 oz or larger Target Cartwheel x9/15
–$1.00 OFF on ONE (1) 8 oz. or larger bottle of PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer
So Happy Hunting, and while I know clearance can vary from store-to-store, I hope you find lots of great things to stock up for next year at a fraction of the cost!