School Supplies Price-Off! Amazon vs. Walmart vs. Staples vs. Target vs. OfficeMax

By on July 30, 2014

Back-to-School-shopping

Looking for the best prices on school supplies this year? We have put together a list of some of the most popular school supplies in order to provide advice on where to shop if you are outfitting the kids for the upcoming school year.

Basically, we have broken out school supplies into four categories:

  1. Reading (Notebooks, Index Cards, Copy Paper, Post-It Notes, College Ruled Paper)
  2. Writing (Pens, Pencils, Markers, Highlighters, Crayons)
  3. Everything Else (Rulers, Glue, Calculators, Staplers, Pencil Sharpeners)

You can also find the price leaders for each item marked in green. In addition, we have marked the worst prices in red. Also, we will picked an overall winner in each category. Here are the latest back-to-school prices:

round-1

Reading Products amazon-logo-tiny2 WalMart-tiny-3 staples-tiny target-tiny OfficeMax-Logo-small
Mead 70-page Spiral Notebook $1.05 $1.16 $2.49 $1.99 $2.99
Mead Composition Book (100-page) $4.97 $1.78 $2.99 $2.69 $4.99
Moleskine Classic Notebook $11.37 $10.93 $20.47 $12.95 $12.99
Five Star Wirebound Notebook (1 Subject) $2.99 $1.97 $2.99 $1.99 $5.79
Five Star Wirebound Notebook (3 Subject) $3.87 $3.87 $10.79 $3.89 $8.49
Five Star Wirebound Notebook (5 Subject) $4.87 $4.87 $13.29 $4.89 $9.49
HP Multipurpose Copy Paper (1 Ream) $6.75 $5.98 $8.99 $6.79 $8.99
Mead College-Ruled Paper (200 Sheets) $4.00 $4.00 $3.23 $3.00 $5.29
Oxford Ruled Index Cards (100-pack White) $3.51 $1.49 $2.99 $2.78 $1.49
Oxford Ruled Index Cards (300-pack White) $6.29 $1.24 $6.89 $8.34 $2.29
Post-It Notes (12-pack) $10.03 $5.96 $12.99 $15.53 $14.99

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round 2

Writing Products amazon-logo-tiny2 WalMart-tiny-3 staples-tiny target-tiny OfficeMax-Logo-small
BIC Mechanical Pencil (12-pack) $2.99 $4.33 $5.79 $3.79 $4.99
Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 Pencils $7.97 $7.97 $7.99 $8.59 $11.29
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers (3-pack) $1.63 $1.63 $2.59 $1.49 $2.59
Paper Mate InkJoy Pens (8-pack) $2.78 $1.87 $3.99 $3.79 $3.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers (12-pack / black) $6.13 $8.13 $7.31 $8.37 $8.29
Crayola Crayons 24-Box $4.74 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $1.79
Crayola Crayons 64-box $5.86 $2.84 $4.99 $2.50 $2.00
Crayola Colored Pencils (24 count) $6.05 $2.97 $4.79 $2.99 $5.59
Crayola Ultra-Clean Markers (10/Pack) $7.50 $1.97 $5.99 $3.99 $3.99
Sharpie Tank Highlighters (4-pack) $3.90 $1.74 $4.00 $3.19 $3.99

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round-3

Everything Else amazon-logo-tiny2 WalMart-tiny-3 staples-tiny target-tiny OfficeMax-Logo-small
Casio Solar Powered Calculator $5.44 $8.99 $5.49 $4.99 $5.99
Swingline Standard Stapler $6.88 $6.68 $6.00 $6.79 $7.99
Staedtler Double-hole Pencil Sharpener $6.19 $7.17 $5.79 $6.99 $6.99
Westcott Non-Shatter Ruler (12-inches) $1.19 $1.19 $2.00 $2.39 $2.99
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue $1.00 $0.50 $1.00 $1.24 $1.99
Elmer's All-Purpose School Glue Stick (4-pack) $1.60 $1.97 $2.99 $2.50 $2.29
Scotch Magic Tape (3-pack) $3.99 $4.44 $3.00 $2.79 $5.76
Fiskars Blunt-Tip Scissors (5-inch) $1.88 $1.88 $2.99 $1.49 $2.49
Wilson Jones 1-inch Binder $2.40 $2.40 $3.99 $2.99 $2.59
Master Lock Combination Lock (1-pack) $6.62 $5.86 $6.04 $3.49 $5.59

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That completes our round-up for this week. Tune in next week for an update to these prices. Also, be sure to check out the Ben’s deal feed for other back-to-school items such as electronics, clothing and shoes.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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