Normally, I really only post deals that are specifically eco-friendly or vegan; however, it isn't always an option for folks to stock their homes, dorm rooms, lockers and backpacks with only recycled notebooks, hemp backpacks and pencils made from sustainably harvested wood. Sometimes circumstances call for cutting costs everywhere possible, and when you need school supplies for your children or yourself, you've kind of got to do what you've got to do.
The back-to-school sales are starting, and while it would be awesome if green products were affordable enough for every student, that simply isn't the case. So if you need a cheap backpack, composition books, notebooks or pencil cases for yourself or your family, here are some deals you will currently find at Walgreens and Fred Meyer.
Staples, Office Max and Target all usually have really good back-to-school sales as well, so you might want to check them out as the school year approaches.
Walgreens Back-to-School Deals
Adventure Trails Backpacks - $3.99 each
Drawstring bags (2-pack) - $3.99
(These look like they might work for reusable lunch bags, gym clothes, etc.)
Wexford of Penway 1-Subject Notebook - $.49 each
80-Page Composition Books - $.69 each
8-Pack of No. 2 Pencils - $.39 each
Pencil Sharpeners - $.39 each
Pencil Cases - $.39 each
70- or 100-Pack Index Cards - $.39 each
Index Card Cases - $.39 each
Printworks Multipurpose Paper (400 sheets) - $2.99
Fred Meyer Back-to-School Deals
Top Flight 70-Sheet Spiral Notebooks - 5 for $1.00
100-Sheet Composition Book - $.50
Trapper or Pee-Chee Portfolios - $.59 each
Office Works 500 Sheets Multi-Purpose Paper - $3.49 each
Strechable Book Covers - $.99 each
School Boxes - $.99 each
Binders - Buy One, Get One Free