School starts for my four sons on August 31st and for my daughter on September 12th. To say my kids are excited is an understatement! They cannot wait to head back to school and see their friends and see what teachers they will have for the year! It’s actually really wonderful to see them so happy, it really makes this final countdown exciting. This will be Victoria’s first time heading to school (which is bittersweet for me!), so – as you can imagine – she’s over the moon to be a “big girl!”
When it comes to prepping my five kids for back-to-school time, it’s five times the amount of work!
Five backpacks. Five school supply lists. Five agendas/calendars.
The good thing is that my kids each have a specific supply list from their school outlining exactly what they will need for the school year. I would say there’s roughly 10-12 things per list and everything needs to head with them to school on the very 1st day. As it was for me when I was a kid, this is the really exciting part for my kids. They LOVE back-to-school shopping and getting everything on their lists.
Staples was our go-to for our school supplies and helped us get everything that my kids needed on their lists, not to mention at incredible prices, too (which I appreciate!). We live about 3 miles from our local Staples, which I’m in about every week getting stuff for work, so I loved being able to head there for all the back-to-school supplies, too. Staples is celebrating 30 years of back-to-school shopping experience this year and they just continue to amaze me with their top brands and trends at low prices. What speaks to me most about shopping at Staples for back-to-school is honestly their prices. It’s what is most important to me, especially shopping for five kids. I need to make sure I’m getting everything they need on their lists, but at the best prices.
Staples launched their Less List for School on July 10th, which offers the lowest prices on school supplies. Staples offers the season-long lowest prices on back-to-school essentials such as composition books, two-pocket folders, pens, scissors, crayons and technology like calculators, USB drives, ear buds, batteries and more. Honestly, all of these things are on my sons’ lists, so this was amazing to have on- hand at Staples!
Staples also offers their 110% Lowest Price Guarantee, which is phenomenal and so worth taking advantage of for your back-to-school needs!
Staples will match any competitors’ prices, plus gives customers an additional 10 percent of the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time of purchase. Incredible, right?
There’s also Weekly School Steals which are important to check out every week!
You’ll find extra savings on popular items that are all found right in the Staples weekly ad. If you’re purchasing any technology at Staples this back-to-school season, you’ll be happy to learn about Staples’ Technology Deal, you receive FREE 30 days of tech support with any laptop, desktop or all-in-one PC purchase at Staples.
We also love the Staples Rewards and Teacher Rewards, too! Members earn up to 5% back in Rewards and receive free shipping on orders over $14.99 on Staples.com. Teacher Rewards members receive up to 10% back in Rewards on teaching and art supplies. We’ve been doing this for years and it’s such a great additional perk to do!
As you can tell, there are many ways in which Staples helps you save for back-to-school! They do an incredible job at making sure you’re getting the lowest prices possible to make your back-to-school shopping easy on you and your wallet!
Check out some of the awesome items we scored at Staples for my son Alex! He’s heading into 5th grade this year, so his supply list was a bit longer than his younger brothers. He wanted to make sure he got everything he needed, but also items that visually appealed to him, too!
Since I love being in-the-know when it comes to trends and styles, I adore the chic and fabulous trends available at Staples that will be hitting the hallways this year!
Some of my personal fave trends?
The Classic Style at Staples: this style really embodies my four sons. They love classic designs that are appealing, but most important to them, will help get the work at school done. You can’t go wrong with some true classics like the Five Star® 1-Subject Notebooks ($4.00), assorted Arc Notebook Quote Covers ($1.99) with motivational quotes, an array of writing essentials such as Staples® Mechanical Pencils ($2.99/5 pack), Sharpie® Clear View® Highlighter Sticks ($2.99/$5.99/3 pack) and PaperMate® InkJoy® Gel Pens ($6.99/3 pack).
I’m obsessed with the Bohemian Vibe Travel trend at Staples. This style embodies my two nieces heading into high school to a “T!” If this trend speaks to the student in your life, check out at Staples for inspiration and motivation, and look no further than Staples for signature school supplies with fun sayings on Gartner Studios Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) such as “Go Your Own Way” and “Be Happy” or colorful Mead® Fashion Gypsy Ink and Pretty Please Notebooks ($3.00) that keep notes organized between graphic, floral and playful print covers in bold color palettes. Also, brightly patterned Jansport and Ogio Backpacks ($14.99 to $54.99) help students stay organized with a rainbows worth of colors and sizes.
I adore the Fun with Phrases, Animals and More Trend at Staples because it’s perfect for my Henry and Ben! They love catchy phrases and cute animals on notebooks which always make them smile. The C.R. Gibson 1-Subject Notebooks and Compositions Books ($3.00) that are purr-fect for cat lovers, Gartner Studios Composition Books and Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) feature funny quotes and Carolina Pad Hair of the Dog 1-Subject Notebooks ($4.44) that speak to organized animal lovers.
There are more trends, too to make sure you check out at Staples for your students heading back to school this year! Precious Metals and Metallic is an ultra-chic trend for the fashionista in your life! And don’t forget to check out the Tropical Wave trend at Staples! You’ll feel the summer-vibe all year long when you use the gorgeous Hawaiian and pineapple printed supplies!
As you can tell, Staples is truly the best destination to head to when shopping for back-to-school! Stock up on everything you need this season at the best prices and the chicest styles! Happy back-to-school everyone!